Big switch from capital to family suburb for pair

first_imgThe outdoor area at 651 Jesmond Rd, Fig Tree Pocket.Ms Lammie said Fig Tree Pocket was a family-orientated suburb.“There’s that really old-fashioned childhood feeling to it,” she said. “People ride horses, children can ride their bikes and the location is great; it’s so close to good schools.” 651 Jesmond Rd, Fig Tree Pocket.A young couple who relocated from Canberra will now call Fig Tree Pocket home.The couple bought the spacious five-bedroom, three-bathroom home at 651 Jesmond Rd for $1.62 million.Cathy Lammie Property selling agent Cathy Lammie said the couple were set to move into their new home last weekend. 651 Jesmond Rd, Fig Tree Pocket.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019Ms Lammie said award-winning Tabrizi Homes created the stunning masterpiece.She said she received three written offers for the property. The home features a media room, a room downstairs perfect for when guests stay, and a swimming pool ideal for the summer months.center_img The kitchen area at 651 Jesmond Rd, Fig Tree Pocket.Ms Lammie said the property was across the road from acres of parkland and just a three-minute walk from Fig Tree Pocket State School.The property, only 10km to the CBD, is also close to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.last_img read more

Villa and Swans share points

first_imgAston Villa ended their losing run but there was little respite for under-fire manager Paul Lambert as they ground out a 1-1 draw with Swansea. Press Association It was a meeting of two out-of-form teams, with Villa having lost their previous four matches while Swansea were without a win in five. The hosts scored in the first half at Villa Park for the first time this Barclays Premier League season through Gabriel Agbonlahor in the seventh minute but Swansea piled on the pressure and got their reward when Roland Lamah equalised eight minutes before half-time. The Welsh side dominated the second half but were unable to find a winner. Swansea boss Michael Laudrup made seven changes from the defeat by Chelsea on Boxing Day, while Villa had midfielder Ashley Westwood back after suspension. The hosts had left the field to jeers after losing at home to Crystal Palace on Thursday but they began positively, pressing high up the pitch and wasting no time breaking forward. They got their reward in the seventh minute as Andreas Weimann picked up the ball on the right and played in Agbonlahor, who exploited dreadful positioning by the Swansea defence and found himself all alone on the edge of the penalty area. The striker hesitated but then showed good composure to place the ball under Gerhard Tremmel. It was just what Villa needed, but as the half wore on Swansea became more and more dominant. Their first chance came in the 17th minute when Pablo Hernandez cut inside and tested Brad Guzan, who initially spilled the ball but quickly gathered it. Three minutes later the visitors should have been level but Ben Davies headed the ball into the ground and over the bar from six yards when he was picked out by Jonathan De Guzman’s corner. Villa threatened sporadically but their periods of possession were fleeting and the pressure continued to grow at the other end. The visiting fans celebrated erroneously when Antonio Luna’s poor clearance fell to De Guzman on the edge of the area and he flashed a shot just wide. But two minutes later Swansea were level, Jonjo Shelvey picking out the lively Hernandez on the left and his cross was headed in at the back post by Lamah. Guzan got an arm to the header but could not keep it out. The home fans again expressed their disgruntlement at the half-time whistle, and the pattern continued at the start of the second half. Guzan was called into action again in the 52nd minute, tipping over De Guzman’s free-kick, before Wilfried Bony fired well over the bar. Shelvey was the next to try his luck but his shot was blocked five yards out by Luna and Bony was unable to get to the rebound. The worry for the visitors was they were not testing Guzan nearly enough and there was always the danger that Villa could hit them on the break. Agbonlahor at least tried a shot at goal for the hosts in the 71st minute but it was from 25 yards and flew well over the bar. A goal appeared much more likely at the other end, and Villa did well to block Bony’s dangerous shot before Shelvey’s cross just evaded two Swansea players. Lambert sent on Karim El Ahmadi, Libor Kozak and Marc Albrighton in a bid to give Villa more attacking impetus but they were struggling to string two passes together. Fabian Delph, one bright spot for Villa this season, tested Tremmel with a well-struck shot but it was straight at the Swansea keeper. That turned out to be the final chance and there were again boos as referee Roger East blew the final whistle. last_img read more

Norton set to start for Syracuse after suspension; Morris returns to practice

first_img Published on November 6, 2013 at 11:57 am Ryan Norton will start at kicker in Syracuse’s game against Maryland on Saturday at 3:30 p.m., head coach Scott Shafer announced Wednesday during the weekly Atlantic Coast Conference coaches’ teleconference.Norton was suspended last week after being charged with resisting arrest and underage possession of alcohol, and did not play in SU’s 13-0 win against Wake Forest last Saturday.When asked why he issued a one-week suspension to Norton after dismissing Markus Pierce-Brewster and Davon Walls following felony burglary and misdemeanor petit larceny charges in March, Shafer offered a second straight short response.“It’s just my policy,” Shafer said.Regardless of circumstance, Norton may be one of as many as three players to bolster the Orange roster when it travels to College Park, Md.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textShafer said nose tackle Eric Crume, who was a game-time decision against the Demon Deacons and finished with only nine snaps, looked sharp in practice Tuesday, and running back George Morris II returned to practice as well.Shafer said Crume probably could have played more against Wake Forest, but the Okie package was thriving without him and it seemed smartest to let him rest.“I think our training staff’s done a great job getting him back,” Shafer said. “I think he’s close to being at 100 percent.”Morris, who hasn’t played since the Clemson game on Oct. 5, appears on the mend as well.“He had a good practice, kind of had to knock the rust off, but nice to see him back out there,” Shafer said. “We’ll kind of take it day by day.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

PCP: Biggest NBA storyline entering the playoffs?

first_imgFiammetta:This PCP could have been written July 8, 2010.That’s the date of “The Decision” heard ’round the world: the day LeBron James took his talents to South Beach. Clearly, it’s also the day sports writers were set for life with new phrases to annoy readers with.When LeBron ditched Cleveland for the greener (and warmer, in more ways than one) pastures of Miami, the Heat instantly became the most hated team…ever? I’m sure a bunch of old-guy sports historians would spend the rest of their lives debating that with me – no disrespect to the Bad Boys of the 1980s Detroit Pistons, the 2007 New England Patriots or any New York Yankees team ever, as much as it pains me to say it.Regardless, that’s not the point. Everyone wants to see how the Heat will fare in the NBA Playoffs, and given their recent three-game winning streak (with a 100-77 beat down of Boston sandwiched in the middle), all signs point to the sky for Miami. The Heat is – and really has been for the duration of the season – a remarkably underrated defensive team. Miami allows 94.9 points per game (seventh in the league) and holds a plus-7.3 scoring differential (tied with Chicago for tops in the league).Plus, they also have James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh. But you already knew that.Erickson:Apparently Phil Jackson’s team has lost the will to win.With only two games left until the playoffs, the Lakers have lost five consecutive games – despite their 55-25 record.Sure, L.A. has clinched its division and a spot in the playoffs, but going in on a losing streak isn’t exactly the best way to make it back to the NBA Finals.While the Heat has finally hit a winning streak, the Lakers’ losing streak is more concerning, especially considering they are the defending champions and they’ve had a strong season up to this point.With the losing streak comes a lack a confidence and frustration, which could be the kiss of death for any team headed into the playoffs.If the Lakers aren’t able to get back on track, they can give up any hope of achieving their third three-peat. If L.A. can turn things around and hit a hot streak, they might be able to achieve the NBA’s ultimate form of a hat trick. However, losing to the likes of Utah and Golden State – both of whom are wavering around the .500 mark and will miss the playoffs – in the midst of its season-end collapse doesn’t carry a lot of promise.The Lakers may have lost the drive that helps them be one of the league’s best teams year-in and year-out, but if they don’t find it soon, they might as well just hand over the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy now.last_img read more