Boondall couple divided on whether to love or list their property

first_imgNeale Whitaker, Michelle & Paul Bertinato, Andrew Winter at the reveal of the Bertinato’s home (AAP Image/Steve Pohlner).TO love it, or to list it? That was the question for Michelle and Paul Bertinato on last night’s premiere of Foxtel’s Love It Or List It. The living space before the renovation… Source: Foxtel … and their new bedroom, created by transforming the house’s garage. Source: FoxtelBut in the end, it was Whitaker who won over the duo, who decided to “Love It” and stay, after a renovation of the home.Whitaker’s team built in the garage, turning it into a luxury parents’ retreat.This allowed for more room in the house’s living space, knocking out walls from one of the bedrooms. Photos show huge scale of Chris Hemsworth’s $9m Byron Bay mega-mansion …and after a quick facelift. Source: FoxtelWinter managed to get Michelle to sway slightly, with her admitting she “really liked” two of the three houses he showed them.“I was on team love it (but) in the houses Andrew showed us, one in particular caught our eye so that made me rethink our situation,” Michelle said.“It does make you question, do you love it or do you list it?“You think you’re always on the one team and then the next moment you’re thinking you’re on the other team.” How to own 20 homes before you turn 30 More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoThe Boondall home before a spruce up… Source: Foxtel Andrew Winter trying to talk Michelle and Paul Bertinato into listing their house. Source: FoxtelThe Boondall couple told The Courier-Mail they decided the show would be the right fit for them after watching the show’s previous season.“We have been considering for a good couple years, do we renovate, do we knock down, or do we buy somewhere else,” Michelle said.“This helped us decide.”From the start, Michelle was keen on staying in their lowset, three bedroom home, but her husband believed they had outgrown it.“I was definitely open to leaving,” Paul said. Paul and Michelle Bertinato main bedroom before the renovation…. Source: Foxtel …and after. Source: FoxtelThey also changed the orientation of the kitchen island bench, and created an office for Paul, who works from home.Michelle and Paul said their master suite was now their favourite room in the house.“It’s what I wanted and what I love,” Michelle said.“It sounds a little silly, but I feel like an adult now we’re separated from the kids.”Tune in to Lifestyle Wednesday at 8.30pm, as a Victorian couple decide whether to love or list their Brighton cottage.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:53Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:53 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p288p288p216p216pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenThe top 5 Love It or List It makeovers from season 100:54 Neale Whitaker showing Paul and Michelle Bertinato the progress on their brand new ensuite. Source: FoxtelCelebrity hosts Andrew Winter and Neale Whitaker had their work cut out for them, with the couple keen to stick in the same area to be near to their adopted “Nonna”, who lived across the road.last_img read more

Reds take SEC standout, two pitchers in first round draft action

first_imgCincinnati, Oh. (Mark Sheldon, MLB.com)— Many players never forget where they were standing or sitting when they were taken in the MLB Draft. As it happened on Monday night during the 2018 Draft, University of Florida third baseman Jonathan India was standing on first base with a walk when the Reds selected him with the fifth overall pick.India, playing with the Gators in the NCAA regional tournament, was not immediately available to discuss his future with Cincinnati. But the Reds were very happy they were able to land the 21-year-old.“Best guy on the board,” said Reds vice president of amateur scouting Chris Buckley. “We’ve seen a lot of him. A lot of my bigger guys live in Florida and he’s been a really big player for a long time. We liked him quite a bit in high school.”Reds executives were watching India play on television from their Draft room and perhaps saw a good omen. In Florida’s second regional game of the night against Florida Atlantic, he hit a booming home run to left field.During the regular season, India was the SEC Player of the Year after he batted .365 with 16 home runs and 40 RBIs in 54 games. A native of Coral Springs, Fla., India was semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award.“He’s got an advanced offensive approach,” said Reds president of baseball operations Dick Williams. “To do what he did this year in the best conference in the nation speaks to his ability. He’s got a hit tool, but with more power than some of the other guys we were looking at it in that same range. [He is a] very good defensive player, that will serve him well given some flexibility with him in terms of moving him around. But he’s played a very good third base and we took a good close look at that as well. I think we’ve got a kid who moves quick.”Two years ago, the Reds took a third baseman in Nick Senzel second overall. During Spring Training, their current third baseman, Eugenio Suarez, was signed to a seven-year, $66 million contract.As they’ve done in the past, the Reds didn’t worry about current depth at positions and took who they felt was the best available player.“We think he can help us in the big leagues in a relatively short period of time,” Williams said. “But we think he’s the most valuable asset. We’ve had this conversation a lot of times, you can never have too many good players. These guys, Suarez can play multiple positions. Senzel can play multiple positions. We’re confident India can play multiple positions. We’re starting to accumulate what we think are going to project as some really good hitters.”The Reds believe that India is versatile enough to potentially play second base, shortstop, left field or right field. Senzel is currently being worked at second base with Triple-A Louisville and was tried at shortstop during his first big league camp at Spring Training. Suarez was originally a shortstop before moving to third base in 2016.Buckley also liked India’s makeup as he and his scouts spent time around him.“He’s very similar to Nick Senzel, very tough and a very aggressive kid and a real team guy,” Buckley said. “Their coaches, who we know very well, just rave about the kid.”India wasn’t considered a first-round talent in high school, and he wasn’t tabbed as an elite prospect during his first couple of college seasons at Florida. But after two summers in the wooden-bat Cape Cod League, he turned the corner during his junior season.“We all thought he learned to go the other way a little bit more, trust himself and use the whole field,” Williams said. “I met with their coaches when we were down there watching him in Gainesville. I’ve talked to his parents, everybody kind of says the same thing and the numbers bear that out — when he started to go the other way and open up the field, he started hitting with more authority.”Williams was among the Reds’ delegation in attendance in April when Florida played Auburn in a game that was billed as a pitching duel between Casey Mize and Brady Singer. In the first inning, it was India who stole the show when he slugged a two-run homer against Mize, who was taken No. 1 overall by the Tigers on Monday.“That was a statement,” Williams said. “To go up there with a full house, facing the best pitcher in the country. In the first at-bat, he hit a home run. That definitely made an impression on me. I don’t put too much into any one at-bat. … [but] that was a moment.”The fifth overall pick has a slot value of $5,946,400.Cincinnati used its second-round pick (47th overall) to take right-handed pitcher Lyon Richardson, a high schooler from Jensen Beach, Fla. Richardson, who was ranked the No. 67 Draft prospect by MLBPipeline, is currently committed to play in college at the University of Florida.The 18-year-old Richardson focused on pitching as a senior and scouting reports say he can touch 96-97 mph with his fastball. He was 7-0 with a 0.58 ERA in 10 games. Over 48 1/3 innings, he allowed 16 hits, walked 20 and had 90 strikeouts.In Competitive Balance Round B with the 72nd overall selection, the Reds took right-handed pitcher Josiah Gray out of LeMoyne College in Syracuse, N.Y. Gray, a 20-year-old ranked the No. 102 Draft prospect by MLB Pipeline, was 11-0 with a 1.25 ERA in 13 games.Over 93 1/3 innings, Gray allowed 63 hits and 20 walks while striking out 105.Richardson and Gray both converted to pitching from playing shortstop.“They’re both very athletic,” Buckley said. “They have not pitched a ton. We always like to start with that athlete with the pitchers. They’re still growing up.”last_img read more

Portugal’s online gambling law ‘fails to reduce unregulated market’

first_imgShare EGBA responsible advertising code gains European broadcaster approval July 3, 2020 Betclic aims for highest French profile with Ligue 1 betting partnership July 1, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Altenar: Supporting expansion plans in Denmark and Portugal August 20, 2020 A report commissioned by the Remote Gambling Association, has estimated that 68% of Portuguese online gamblers wager via unlicensed operators within the country.The Eurogroup Consulting Report, based on an online gamblers survey, “demonstrates that the Portuguese legislation has not achieved one of its key objectives, namely reducing the unregulated offer.”Regulator Serviço Regulação e Inspeção de Jogos do Turismo de Portugal (SRIJ) awarded its first licence to Betclic Everest in May 2016, just over a year after a regulated online gambling market was approved by the Portuguese government.The RGA has stated its belief that a more sensible licensing regime, alongside a more workable taxation system based on gross gaming revenue would produce the best outcome, with a review of Portugal’s online gaming regime due two years after the first license was awarded.   Pierre Tournier, Director of Government Relations at the RGA, stated that “the legal regime for online gambling that was adopted in 2015 is clearly failing to combat the unregulated market and change is much needed to make the regulation work. “We strongly believe that the Portuguese government should follow examples of other European countries that have successfully regulated the sector by adopting a GGR-based tax and waiving some of the restrictions such as the sports catalogue, which would attract more operators in Portugal.”A deeper look at the stats coming out of the survey found that 38% of Portugal nationals gamble on unlicensed operators and 30% place wagers on both licensed and unlicensed, with only 39% of the funds gambled by Portuguese online gamblers placed on the regulated market.Respondents to the survey stated that their decision to use offshore operators is primarily driven by the better odds that are offered. Share Submitlast_img read more

Migne content with single point in Bahir Dar

first_imgWe missed some opportunities in the first half and after that it was difficult especially because we played against 12 players. The fans were amazing and the atmosphere made it difficult for sure,” the tactician said after the match.He added; “With the fans and the quality of the opponents also, I think we deserve a draw. It was a fair result. In the second half especially it was difficult.”The tactician has also admitted that it was difficult for the team to hold the defensive shape after Abud Omar’s injury with the Belgium based defender limping off early in the second half with a suspected groin strain.Nonetheless, Migne has lauded his players for putting up a fight and getting off with the point under difficult circumstances.-Good gameHarambee Stars duo of Eric Johannah and Ovellah Ochieng pair up on an Ethiopian player during their 2019 AFCON Qualifier at the Bahir Dar Stadium on October 10, 2018. PHOTO/Courtesy“The draw is a correct result for us. Maybe we should have had a penalty and maybe Ethiopia as well should have had a penalty, but I don’t know. The referee had a very good game and I think it was also good for the fans. Now we will try and win in four days’ time,” the Frenchman further stated.Basing on Sierra Leone’s fate in the group after their FIFA suspension, Stars might qualify for the Cup of Nations on Sunday with three points against the Walia Antelopes at Kasarani.Migne further added that the team has picked vital lessons from both their games against Ghana and Ethiopia and says he is happy with the improvement they have had.“We are a young team and maybe apart from Victor (Wanyama) we don’t have many players with big experience. But we are on the way to the high level and I am proud of my players. I told them before the game that the high level is about confirming the result. Not one game you play good and the other bad,” he noted.-Fill KasaraniHarambee Stars fans shout their support to the team during the African Cup of Nations Qualifier against Ghana on September 8, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMeanwhile, the tactician has urged Kenyan fans to turn out in large numbers on Sunday at Kasarani and support the team as they bid to make it to the Cup of Nations. Against Ghana, about 18,000 fans turned up at the 60,000 seater Kasarani Stadium.“If I have one wish, I hope to have a full stadium next Sunday because its amazing to play in this atmosphere. It was amazing to play in this stadium and it will be important if we get the same in four days and I hope to beat you,” Migne said, answering a question from an Ethiopian journalist.Stars return to Nairobi on Thursday and will hit training immediately to sharpen up for the crucial return leg.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne during a past training session at teh Kenya School of Monetary Studies. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 10 – Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne says he was content with the single point picked from his side’s 0-0 draw with Ethiopia on Wednesday evening in a 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier at the Bahir Dar Stadium.With the draw, Stars moved to the top of Group F with four points ahead of the return leg on Sunday at the Kasarani Stadium which the tactician has termed as a ‘Cup Final’.last_img read more

GAA NEWS: DETAILS OF ST. MICHAEL’S AGM ANNOUNCED

first_imgSt. Michael’s NotesDivision 1 League PresentationHistory was made at the Bridge on Saturday evening last as the seniors ended their league campaign with an impressive second half performance to maintain their unbeaten home record this year. After the match they were presented with their first ever senior county title.  In view of the occasion and to acknowledge the great support that the team has been given all year by their supporters there was free admission to the match and a good crowd turned up for what was a red letter day for the club. The opening half was a closely contested affair as a young St. Eunan’s side gave as good as they got with the home team racing to a 0-04 to 0-02 lead before a well worked goal by David Tyrrell, set up by Conor Morrison, had them a point ahead at the break, 1-03 to 0-5.Tyrell also kicked two points from frees while centre-half back Conor O’Donnell kicked a super long range point for their only other score of the half.St. Michaels stayed in touch mainly through the left boot of Raymond McLaughlin who kicked four points, two each from frees and play while Brian McLaughlin got their other point of the half just before the half-time whistle.Both teams made a number of changes in personnel before, during and immediately after the break, a move which proved more of an advantage to the home team. Raymond McLaughlin got his fifth of the game to level it up again before Tyrrell and Ciaran Gallagher exchanged points to leave it 0-07 to 1-03.The turning point in the League Champions’ favour came in the ninth minute of the half when team Captain Christy Toye burst through and drilled a super shot past Shaun Patton.It was all St. Michaels after that as Michael Langan, Ryan Langan, Raymond McLaughlin and Andrew Kelly all kicked points and Kelly rounded off an impressive second-half display with a cracking goal to secure a ten-point victory and an equally impressive first ever Democrat Cup success.County Chairman Sean Dunnion was on hand to congratulate the club on their achievement and to hand over the Cup to St. Michaels captain Christy Toye.Christy acknowledged the efforts of all connected to the club, both on and off the pitch in helping to bring this maiden success at County level to the Bridge and looked forward to further success in championship football in the years ahead.  Christy also acknowledged the effort put in by all players over the past fifty years and said that the current squad were privileged to have been able to play senior football in recent years.This was followed by celebrations and refreshments in the St. Michael’s Clubhouse, many of the clubs past players and legends were in attendance to welcome the clubs first senior trophy. This is a great achievement for Eddie Harkin and his mentors and all the players this year and will go down in the history of the club.AGMSenior board AGM will take place on Friday 4th Dec at 7pm in Day Centre Creeslough. As agreed any adult club member can request a nomination and motion paper from club secretary on 0863084164 or emailsecretary.stmichaels.donegal@gaa.ieThese are to be returned to secretary by post only no later than 5pm on 25th November.St. Michael’s Mini LottoThere was no Jackpot winner in the St. Michael’s Mini Lotto on Sunday Night last; The numbers drawn were 1,4,8,14,16,17.  The match 5 winner was Brian Dolan Ards who purchased his ticket online. This weeks Jackpot be €2100. The Club would like to thank Brian and Margaret Anne Dolan, Molly’s Bar Dunfanaghy, Seamus Sweeney Kildarragh Construction Philadelphia, Shaun Langan Creeslough Pallets and Michael McColgan Dunfanaghy for their continuing sponsorship of the lotto jackpot, it is very much appreciated. Tickets are on sale in local businesses in Dunfanaghy and Creeslough and at the Bingo Session in Massinass Community Centre Creeslough on Sunday evenings, tickets for the St. Michaels Mini Lotto can now also be purchased on line anywhere at at onlinelotto on facebook .St. Michael’s Snowball WinnerCongratulations to Mick McGettigan Glenree Carrigart who won the €1180 snowball game at the Bingo session in the Massinass Hall on Sunday night last.You could win a car on every game every Sunday night at the Bingo Session in the Massinass Community Centre Creeslough by winning a house on 45 nos or less.  Check on 45 Numbers or less with the magic number in the panel and the lucky number drawn in the first five numbers of that game, you win the car or €10,000.  The normal Snowball is also in place every night. The Magic Number from 1 to 90 is drawn out every Sunday night before the bingo begins.  The car was in play last Sunday night but was not won. In addition every House winner will receive a free entry to the weekly lotto, this weeks Jackpot is €2100.  The single book is €8. Bingo continues every Sunday evening at 8pm in the Massinass Community Centre.This Months 50 Club Winners were: €65 Liz McKemey Purt Dunfanaghy, €35 May Cox Ards and €25 Mary Haughton Massinass.Annual GAA DrawSt. Michael’s club personnel will be coming around with the annual GAA Draw Tickets in the next fortnight.The tickets cost €10 each and you will be entered into three separate draw-club, county and national.The first prize is a car.  Please support your local GAA Club as this is our only fundraiser this year.Club GearMichael Murphy Sports & Leisure is now stocking St Michaels club gear in children and adult sizes.Initials can be embroidered on tops if requested in the shop.St. Michaels Minor BoardThe AGM of St Michael’s Minor Board takes place on Tues evening November 17 th @8pm in CreesloughDay Centre. It is really important that the parents attend this meeting for your child’ s enjoyment in Gaelic football . We will be electing a new committee and we would appreciate any new ideas, help with coaching etc. We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.Scor Na NogThe club took part in the Semi final of Scor Na Nog in Gortahork on Saturday night last. Well done to Paul Johnston and Chloe Doherty representing St Michael’s who qualified for the county Scor finals instrumental group.Aoife Kelly Oisin Kelly Carlos O’Reilly and Edward O’Reilly St Michael’s who qualified for the county finals of Scor in the quiz section.Good luck to the two acts in the final on this Friday night.GAA NEWS: DETAILS OF ST. MICHAEL’S AGM ANNOUNCED was last modified: November 11th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAASportlast_img read more