Comeback king Mahomes sparks Chiefs to Super Bowl win

first_imgPatrick Mahomes led a thrilling late comeback as the Kansas City Chiefs ended their 50-year wait for a Super Bowl crown with a 31-20 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.Chiefs quarterback Mahomes shrugged off an error-strewn start to the game to overturn a 20-10 fourth quarter deficit in a nail-biting contest at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium.The Super Bowl win was Kansas City’s first NFL Championship since their triumph over the Minnesota Vikings in 1970. Those scores put the Chiefs into a 24-20 lead and Kansas City made the game safe when Williams danced up the sideline for a 38-yard rushing score with 1min 12sec remaining.Mahomes finished with 286 passing yards and 26 completions from 42 attempts with two touchdowns. The Chiefs quarterback also rushed for a touchdown early in the first quarter.But the defeat was desperately hard on the 49ers, who were chasing a record-equalling sixth Vince Lombardi Trophy.The 49ers had barely put a foot wrong through three quarters, with their defense shackling Mahomes superbly and their offense moving the ball confidently to put them in the driving seat late in the game.But as the pressure in the fourth quarter mounted, 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo’s sure touch deserted him and the Niners offense dried up.The fourth quarter collapse was also 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan’s worst nightmare.Shanahan had been the offensive coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons at the 2017 Super Bowl when they let a 28-3 lead slip in a stunning loss to the New England Patriots.Topics : And it owed everything to the nerve of Mahomes, who for the third straight game led the Chiefs back from a double-digit deficit to seal victory.”We never lost faith. Everybody on this team, no one had their head down and we found a way to win in the end,” Mahomes told a television reporter as cannons blasted confetti into the Florida night sky.The Chiefs quarterback had looked out of sorts through the first three quarters, throwing two interceptions in the face of fierce pressure from the magnificent San Francisco defense.But with the game on the line in the fourth quarter, Mahomes led his team on two long drives to set up touchdowns for tight end Travis Kelce and running back Damien Williams.last_img read more

This waterfront mansion’s price tag has been slashed

first_img31 Buccaneer Court, Surfers Paradise.ONE of the Gold Coast’s most recognised mansions has had its listing price slashed by almost $1 million after almost six months on the market.The Paradise Waters property at 31 Buccaneer Court hit the market in September with the owners initially asking for expressions of interest. 31 Buccaneer Court, Surfers Paradise.They have since reduced their asking price to $6.25 million.Marketing agent Russell Rollington, of Surfers Paradise First National, said a change in the owners’ circumstances led to the price reduction.“They are relocating overseas for business,” Mr Rollington said.“They’re just realising now that it’s a good time (to sell).”The home had a Gothic style with a “widows walk” and sharp spires on the roof before Pat Worboys bought the property in 2014 and renovated it.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa19 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoMrs Worboys managed to transform the Victorian property into a dreamy French Chateau with contemporary up-state New York influence in 18 months. 31 Buccaneer Court, Surfers Paradise.It has an open floorplan spanning three levels with a covered outdoor entertainment area that overlooks a pool and spa.It also has a pontoon on the canal.The house was built by a European couple in 2000. 31 Buccaneer Court, Surfers Paradise. 31 Buccaneer Court, Surfers Paradise.center_img 31 Buccaneer Court, Surfers Paradise.She spent close to $2 million renovating the 1102sq m property, which has five bedrooms and six bathrooms.“I knew it was going to a be a renovation that you had to put all in or nothing and I’m not surprised that I have doubled the original budget and time frame,” Mrs Worboys told the Gold Coast Bulletin when it was first listed.“We wanted to keep the integrity of the house but create a more liveable space with more light.“It was all peach and gold with wrought iron and there were cupid statues and a German clock.“It was an incredibly dated European house and so much had to be peeled back to see the true beauty of it.”Surfers Paradise First National and Ray White Broadbeach are marketing the mansion.The listing offers buyers a “superior” waterfront property with 180 degree Hinterland and skyline views. 31 Buccaneer Court, Surfers Paradise. 31 Buccaneer Court, Surfers Paradise.last_img read more

Bring a date to Wynnum’s ‘ensuite without walls’ house auction

first_imgMore than 100,000 people from Australia to America, Europe and Africa weighed into the ensuite without walls debate after a picture of the newly renovated house at 18 Alverna Close, Wynnum was tweeted online. The six-bedroom house is on a 2045sq m block.“Auctions are so serious, we want to make it look relaxed and welcoming. It’s more a community event, rather than just coming to see the house. “We’re going to be there for an hour, an hour and a half, and people can bring their kids, have a drink, something to eat, and hopefully it will sell. We want to make it real.”But the champagne won’t be for everyone.“We’ll be offering non-alcoholic champagne to the bidders,” Mr Lordi said. “We don’t want any drunk buyers.” The hype has also translated into more work for owner and local builder Troy Williams, who fully renovated his Wynnum house over two years.“I didn’t expect it to go quite like this, it’s been the best journey,” Mr Williamson said.“A lot of people have recognised me in the streets: ‘You’re the guy with the bathroom’.” MORE REAL ESTATE STORIES Troy Williamson at his newly renovated house in Wynnum where the master bedroom has an ensuite with no walls. Picture: Annette Dew.A BRISBANE house is expected to be ‘flush with fans’ when it goes under the hammer tonight, after its ensuite without walls went viral on social media.What was originally meant to be a standard auction has since morphed in to a ‘community event’, with the property being opened up to potential buyers and groupies wanting to get a glimpse of what has become hilariously known as ‘Ablutions sans frontieres!’. House makes $170,000 in 15 minutes The renovated house at 18 Alverna Close, Wynnum, that is going to auction on Thursday night.The sale of the property has also attracted international attention and buyers from Brisbane and London are expected to register to bid at the auction which kicks off at 7pm tomorrow.“It’s become the talking point of the area,” said Joseph Lordi of Queensland Sotheby’s International, who is selling the house. The original picture that went viral on Twitter.And yes, there will be pizza, cheese platters and champagne before the auction but no, in this instance, the loo with a view (of everything) will be off limits. “Ablutions sans frontieres!” said @JFitz8144“There’s not enough spray in the world,” said @Khusuness from somewhere in Australia.“Strewth! Wouldn’t wanna see me after a kebab and a curry! Not a pretty sight,” said @deaned64 from Sydney.“Anyone with children knows that the walls and doors of the ensuite is the closest thing a parent has to a fully armoured panic room,” said @AnOldWombat in Queensland.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours ago Ensuites without walls. The owner of this Wynnum house knocked them down and he says it’s what couples want. What do you think? #housesforsale pic.twitter.com/2EylnZKHzp— Debra (@Debrabela81) June 14, 2019 A sale price 40 years in the making >>>FOLLOW THE COURIER-MAIL REAL ESTATE TEAM ON FACEBOOK<<<last_img read more

Retirement village’s new community hub a big selling point

first_img MORE QUEENSLAND REAL ESTATE NEWS Vacant waterfront block hits Gold Coast market for the first time in 40 years News presenter lists Gold Coast home The new Oakland Village retirement community is part of the wider Oakland Estate.A retirement village in Beaudesert is set to keep residents active and socially connected.The hub will feature a heated swimming pool, gym, snooker room, workshop and vegetable garden.The new Oakland Village retirement community is part of the wider Oakland Estate, which features a shopping centre and parklands within easy walking distance. The new Oakland Village retirement community under construction.Oakland Village will offer 147 freehold, two and three-bedroom villas with a choice of four floorplans, some including side access for a campervan, priced from $299,000.Developer James Robinson said while there had been strong inquiry from local buyers, downsizers from Brisbane and the Gold Coast were seeing the value in making the move to Beaudesert.“Oakland Village is Beaudesert’s first independent retirement living community, so it’s really filling a gap for people who want to downsize and move to a quieter area within easy reach of the city,” Mr Robinson said.“The big selling point for our buyers is the fact we will be building our community hub in the first stages of development, so residents will be able to enjoy these facilities as soon as they move in.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours ago“Research has shown that remaining active and social has numerous health benefits for retirees, so we have carefully planned our community hub to offer amenities that will be of interest to people at all stages of life.“I know some men are reluctant to downsize because they don’t want to lose access to their workshop, so we have included a men’s shed to allow them to continue to work with tools while creating new friendships.“Likewise, the vegetable garden will give people a place to connect and reap the benefits of growing their own fresh produce in the community backyard.”Oakland Village is being developed in stages, with the first seven villas under construction.A future stage of the retirement village will include 120 beds in a high-care facility with staff on site.For more information visit oaklandestate.com.aulast_img read more

Cuadrilla flows gas at UK’s first horizontal shale gas

first_imgLancashire-headquartered Cuadrilla completed the flow-test at the UK’s first ever horizontal shale gas exploration well at the Preston New Road exploration site.The company said that the drilling, hydraulic fracturing and flow testing of the first horizontal well confirms that there is a rich reservoir of recoverable high quality natural gas present.CEO Francis Egan said, “we have also confirmed that the Bowland shale formation fractures in a way that, from US experience, is typical of an excellent shale gas reservoir.”Cuadrilla estimates that, when compared to a typical North American 2.5-km long producing horizontal shale gas well, with all of its stages fractured as planned, the data indicates a potential initial flow rate range of between 3 million and 8 million standard cubic feet per day.“The natural gas beneath Preston New Road could help secure our domestic gas supply and flow directly into the local grid, reducing CO2 emissions associated with importing LNG in tankers from around the world, including shale gas from the US, or piping gas to the UK over thousands of miles,” Egan said.Cuadrilla confirmed that it has requested the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) to urgently review the TLS to enable the PNR exploration wells to be properly tested and produced effectively, without compromising safety or environmental protection.Subject to the outcome of such a review Cuadrilla plans to complete hydraulic fracturing of the PNR1 well, fracture the PNR2 well and carry out flow testing of both wells later this year.Cuadrilla has now shut in the well and will monitor build-up as it continues to assess the results.last_img read more

“I think (Naked Attraction) is revolting” – The Spinoff

first_imgWhen you go to The Spinoff left-wing blog site, you just may be reading ‘fake news’ – as it was when they misrepresented Family First last year, and were criticised by members of the Press Council.But they decided to recently do a review of the awful programme “Naked Attraction” which more and more companies are rightly boycotting.The reviewer Alex Casey asked us for an interview, but knowing the integrity of this site (or should we say, lack of it), we declined. We knew it would be a hatchet job.But here’s the best bit. The reviewer interviewed her mum who just happens to be Auckland councillor Cathy Casey (who we have actually stood beside previously battling together against the porn parade ‘Boobs on Bikes’.)And these were her comments after watching an episode“I think it’s revolting. Passing judgement on the way you look – it’s against everything I’ve stood for. It’s not about the way you look in this life. It’s about your intellect, your emotions, and who you are as a person. It’s not about what you look like.”Exactly!Thank you Cathy.(The silly episode is below – but be warned – it shows high levels of objectionable and offensive material.)  No wonder the ratings on this programme have tanked!last_img read more

Ndidi attributes his progress to constructive criticism

first_img The midfielder has consistently ranked among the top three best tacklers in the Premier League and currently ranks third on the list, behind his teammate Ricardo Pereira and Manchester United’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka. His solid performances ensured Leicester’s current third position on the league table, behind leaders Liverpool and Manchester City. Ndidi has also been in excellent form for the Super Eagles and in 2019, he played a key role as Nigeria clinched their eighth bronze medal at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. The 23-year-old was also one of the standout players as Nigeria defeated the Republic of Benin and Lesotho in their 2021 Afcon qualifying games, which saw them sit atop Group L with six points. He was part of Gernot Rohr’s team scheduled to face Sierra Leone in their third qualifying game before the match was postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. read also:EPL Restart: Ndidi, Iheanacho get June 20 date against Watford The combative midfielder has made 36 appearances for the three-time African champions since making his debut against the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2015. Ndidi will hope to continue his solid defensive displays for Leicester when the Premier League resu FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, has attributed his progress to his ability to listen to criticism from his coaches, friends, and wife. Super Eagles and Leicester City duo Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi st for Watford clash The Nigeria international has been in top form since teaming up with the King Power Stadium outfit in 2017 from Belgian side Genk. Ndidi’s stock has risen very high in the Premier League and he is currently regarded as one of the best defensive midfielders in the English top-flight. Reflecting on his success, the Super Eagle praised the people who surround him for their sincere criticism which has helped him to improve on his performances. “My circle of friends is very small, and they are people who are straight in their assertions. Even at Leicester City, the players, the coaches, and the staff are straight with me,” Ndidi told the Super Eagles media team. “That alone is like an encouragement to me; they make me understand life in general and how I am performing. “Kudos also must go to my wife; she is always honest with me as it concerns my game, telling me the right things and I don’t joke with her criticisms because I know she wants me to be a better player and my boss at Leicester too.” Ndidi has made 111 Premier League appearances since his arrival at King Power Stadium and this season he has played 29 times for the Foxes across all competitions.center_img Promoted ContentCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeBest Car Manufacturers In The World6 Extreme Facts About Hurricaneslast_img read more

New deal for Terry

first_img Press Association Next season will be Terry’s 17th in the first-team. The defender, who joined the club age 14, has played 621 games for Chelsea, scoring 57 goals, and has been captain on 490 occasions. He has won three Premier League titles, the 2012 Champions League, 2013 Europa League, five FA Cups (2000, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012), two League Cups (2005, 2007) and the Community Shield (2005, 2009). Terry said on chelseafc.com: “I’m delighted to have signed an extension to my contract with Chelsea taking me into my 20th year with the club. “I’d like to thank the fans and club for their continued support, and the manager who was instrumental for me the last season.” Offers were forthcoming from elite clubs abroad, but Terry’s preference was always to stay at Stamford Bridge. His current deal was due to expire on June 30, and while his future has been determined, it is still uncertain if two other Chelsea stalwarts will remain at the club next season. Chelsea’s record goalscorer Frank Lampard, who is 36 in June, and Ashley Cole, who may be tempted to play elsewhere after being a peripheral figure this term, are both imminently out of contract. The 33-year-old captain has enjoyed a strong season after being rejuvenated by the return of Jose Mourinho as manager. Terry, who graduated from Chelsea’s academy and made his first-team debut in 1998, has signed a new deal until the end of the 2014/15 campaign. Mourinho, who presented his end-of-season report to the Chelsea hierarchy on Monday, insisted he wanted all three to stay. He now has his wish regarding Terry. Chelsea chief executive Ron Gourlay said: “We are very pleased John, who is an undoubted Chelsea legend, will continue to lead the team next season, as he has done for so many years with unrivalled achievement. “Both Chelsea FC and John have been clear throughout that we wanted his outstanding career at the club to continue, and it is important the matter has been concluded so soon after the end of the season, allowing us to look forward to and plan for 2014/15.” After watching from afar before returning to Stamford Bridge last June, Mourinho wondered if Terry’s time was up. But he gave the skipper from his trophy-laden first spell from June 2004 to September 2007 an opportunity to prove himself and Terry did not disappoint. The Portuguese described Terry as the Premier League’s leading defender earlier this season. “My captain is playing at the same level as when I left Chelsea in 2007/08,” Mourinho said last month ahead of the Champions League semi-final second leg with Atletico Madrid. “Six or seven years later he is playing at his best level. It’s fair to say that.” Terry, who made 47 appearances this season, enjoyed such a successful season alongside Gary Cahill that the clamour for him to make himself available for England duty once more grew. Terry retired from international football in the wake of the Anton Ferdinand race saga and after twice being stripped of the England captaincy. Last month he ruled out the possibility of an England return. Terry said: “I’m going to be on my holidays in the summer, I’m going to be nowhere else. “I’ve made that very clear. My thoughts are very strong on that – maybe people don’t realise how strong.” Indeed, it could be argued making himself unavailable for international duty has prolonged Terry’s club career, something which appears now is likely to end at Chelsea. Chelsea captain John Terry has signed a one-year contract extension, the Premier League club have announced. last_img read more

Missing boater was facing drug charges, and was an experienced sailor

first_imgThe Coast Guard was looking for a boater and his father who went missing while headed to Vero Beach.55-year-old Peter cook, 81-year-old Gerald cook, and four of their dogs were aboard a 52-foot yellow steel vessel on Feb. 13 before they went missing.However, new details show that Peter Cook was facing drug and weapons charges in South Carolina in connection with a marijuana grow house bust in May 2018, as first reported in the TCPalm.Officials say Peter Cook was also an experienced sailor who worked as a lobsterman for many years.Peter Cook was released on bond a few days after his arrest two years ago.On Feb. 26, the Coast Guard suspended the search for the missing boaters.last_img

’10 more to come’ – Veteran Windies star  Gayle has eyes set on more T20 tons

first_imgWINDIES star Chris Gayle has continued to give indications that he does not intend to retire anytime soon, this time expressing the desire to score another ten T20 centuries.The 40-year-old West Indies talisman is already at the top of the list with 14923 runs inclusive of 24 centuries.  Gayle had expressed thoughts about the possibility of retiring after the last World Cup, before picking a series in the West Indies against India as a final swansong.The player has, however, apparently now had a complete change of heart even pushing back at some of those who have suggested it could be time to step aside. Gayle has since insisted, in various interviews, that he is feeling good and hopes to play another five years.  In responding to a celebration of his achievements by cricket statistic website Crictracker, who pointed out the achievement of the most T20 centuries, Gayle insisted that there was more to come.“10 more to come!” the player said in response to the celebratory tweet.  With the World Cup fast approaching, Gayle has been out of action for his international team since last year but has continued to participate in various T20 leagues around the world.  He is expected to take part in the upcoming IPL campaign.last_img read more