Live large in this stylish Wakerley home

first_img16 Red Gum Crescent, WakerleyTHERE is more to this contemporary home in Wakerley than meets the eye.The house at 16 Red Gum Cres may look small from the outside but owners Rebecca and Jamie Miller designed it to make living easy for a large family.Open living areas combined with a children’s retreat and study means there is plenty of space for a family to spend time together or spread out. 16 Red Gum Crescent, Wakerley“That whole area was being transformed (from) semirural lots into the first nice estate in that area.”Parklands and bike tracks are just a short walk away with schools and shops, including Westfield Carindale Shopping Centre, close by. 16 Red Gum Crescent, Wakerley“That’s probably the one thing that most people comment on when they visit – the floorplan and the layout,” Mrs Millers said.‘There is a lot of space in the house that’s even quite deceiving from the road.“From inside, it feels very spacious and it’s very comfortable to live in.”It has four bedrooms, all with built-in wardrobes, and two bathrooms, one of which is an ensuite.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020 16 Red Gum Crescent, WakerleyThe house was also designed to capture natural sunlight and the bay breezes – a feature Mrs Miller loved.She said the beachside lifestyle was one of the main reasons they decided to build in the area.“We just saw so much lifestyle potential in the area and a lot of growth to come,” Mrs Miller said. 16 Red Gum Crescent, WakerleyThe media room has dual zoned wired surround sound, which can be directed into the outdoor entertaining area.Mrs Miller said it enabled there to be music playing outside without disturbing those watching television in the media room.The 658sq m property has space for a pool in the backyard.last_img read more

Mutiu Adepoju: Super Eagles Will Tame Desert Foxes

first_imgThe North Africans are well noted for their football antics and Adepoju urged the Super Eagles to be wary of that.“There are so many antics that the North Africans can put up. The team just needs to be careful and not play into their hands. We just have to concentrate on our game plan and also play our own politics,” he said.The Desert Foxes have been claiming that a number of their star players are injured, but the former Nigerian international said it could be part of the antics of the Algerians. He said he would not be surprised if those players listed as injured feature against Nigeria.“We should just be ready for any player they ‘throw in the ring’. It’s a game of 11 players against 11,” he noted.Asked if he has any advice for the coach concerning today’s match, he said: “Gernot Rohr knows what he is doing, he is very experienced. I am aware he too is ambitious and qualifying Nigeria for the World Cup would definitely enhance his CV. I think he is the right person for the job and he’s already doing a great job for the team considering the way he has related with them, his intelligence and the working ethics he brought.”Headmaster, as he was fondly called by admirers during his playing days, is optimistic that Nigeria would hoist its flag in Russia.“Why would anybody think Nigeria would not qualify because it is the ‘group of death’? As a matter of fact, that should be a big motivation for the players to go out and put in their best. We just have to be optimistic. All the team needs from us is our support because questioning and criticising would only amount to distraction for the team, which is what they don’t need now,” he noted.Adepoju would however not admit if these crops of Eagles player have the same zeal and hunger as those of his colleagues that defeated Algeria in the US ’94 qualifiers.“One cannot really compare this present team with the team I played in, because we belong to different generation. But this team has shown enough hunger by beating Zambia at their home ground. The olden days Eagles were different, the commitment was different, but there is always a new beginning. This new players are going to make something good for us. In all competitions, the first game is always very important and after defeating Chipolopolo in their first group game, the team is now confident of winning their remaining next matches,” the former Real Madrid B Team player noted.One Nigerian player that has been performing exceptionally well for his club (Chelsea) is Victor Moses and Adepoju is hoping that he would be able to replicate his club’s performance in the national team.“What he’s doing in Chelsea is very important and I believe when a player is playing very well for his club, it should reflect on his national team.”Asked if the Super Eagles coach should play him in the same role he’s playing for his club, Mutiu said: “Moses has his way of playing, but coaches are different from one another. Wherever position the coach wants him to play is where he would place him.”Adepoju came into prominence during the U-20 World Youth Championship in 1989 in Saudi Arabia where he proved how deadly he could be with his head in the box. Soccer fans will not forget in a hurry his two goals against the United States of America in the semi-finals of the competition en route Flying Eagles winning the silver in the WYC.“My two goals against the United States in the World Youth Championship (Under 20) in Saudi Arabia will remain memorable to me and always recall the moment with nostalgia because my goals took Nigeria to the final of the competition for the first time. The match we played against Algeria was also memorable. Super Eagles 3-2 victory against Spain at the 1998 World Cup was also one moment I will cherish for life and I was one of the scorers for Nigeria that beautiful day. That Spanish side was one of the best in history but we stopped their ambition,” Adepoju recalled.After his exploit in Saudi Arabia at the WYC in 1989, Mutiu Adepoju joined Real Madrid reserve team, where he emerged as the highest goal scorer in the Spanish Segunda Division in the 1991/92 season which made the Spanish Football Federation to offer him Spanish citizenship but the former Shooting Stars player opted to represent Nigeria at the 1992 Africa Cup of Nations in Senegal and helped Nigeria win the bronze medal after losing to an Abedi ‘Pele Ayew inspired Ghana in the semifinal where the Super Eagles won bronze.The former Julius Berger of Lagos midfielder however regretted not putting on the colours of Spanish giants, Real Madrid.“Not playing for Real Madrid senior team is one regret I’ll take to my grave. Though the team had a lot of renowned players in their side, I felt I was still good enough to wear the team’s jersey but then the European rule then forbidding more than three foreign players in a team for any game was hindrance to my ambition,” Adepoju noted.Recalling his experience in Spain the former Racing Santander said: “On the whole, it was a fantastic experience.Initially, the first challenges we faced when we got there was the language barrier, we were like deaf and dump, but after sometime, we adapted and picked the language and the peoples’ culture. We spent more than 20 years in Spain; by and large it was a fantastic experience. We had all our children there.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Ahead of today’s Super Eagles 2018 World Cup qualifier match against the Desert Foxes of Algeria, former Nigerian international, Mutiu Adepoju, who was part of the team that stopped the Algerians en route USA ‘94 Mundial is optimistic that Nigeria will win the match. Kunle Adewale reportsMatches between Nigeria and Algeria often generate a lot of heat and today’s encounter at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State will not be different. The fact that a ticket to the 2018 World Cup slated for Russia is at stake makes it more intriguing. One man who understands what it takes to cross such hurdle is Mutiu Adepoju. He said, “The mindset of the players should be getting into the field, doing the job and picking the three points at stake which is very important. For them to be in a good stead for a place at the World Cup, the three points on Saturday is very important, most especially after winning their first match against Zambia.”last_img read more

No more waiting: It’s madness time

first_imgIf you?ve been too busy studying for organic chemistry orwatching ?Lost? on your laptop to catch the excitement of college hoops thissemester, you?ve really been missing out. Although I think you?ve poorly prioritizedyour daily schedule, I?m not going to berate or chastise you for missing one ofthe most electrifying college basketball seasons in recent history. Instead,I?m here to inform you: It?s not too late!The conference championships are already underway andSelection Sunday ? my favorite holiday of the year ? is only four days away. (Iknow, I can hardly believe it either).So, in case you?ve been in hibernation since New Year?s orstill think the Badgers are an unranked, middle-of-the-Big-Ten caliber team,I?ll give you my two cents on the teams to keep an eye on before the mayhemtruly begins in eight days.Championship contendersNo. 5 KansasAnyone who watched the Jayhawks demolish (and even that worddoesn?t give the win the justice it deserves) Texas Tech 109-51 on March 3understands why Kansas is a legitimate title contender.The Hawks are athletic enough to run with teams like Memphisand Tennessee, they can shoot the three-ball, and they play tough on thedefensive side of the court.Junior Mario Chalmers has become one of the top point guardsin the league. He and his backcourt mate Brandon Rush really cause problems foropposing defenses.Can KU head coach Bill Self finally get over the hump? RoyWilliams (North Carolina) did it against Self (Illinois) just three years ago.Anything?s possible.Kansas is my team to beat.No. 1 North CarolinaIt?s hard to bet against a team with the name TylerHansbrough on the roster. If you look up the word ?gamer? in the dictionary,Hansbrough?s picture sits alongside the definition.The Tar Heels looked rejuvenated Saturday night against Dukewith the re-entrance of point guard Ty Lawson into the lineup.UNC is athletic both around the perimeter and under the rim.They can shoot from deep, run-and-gun and bang inside. Plus, everyone knows howimportant coaching is amidst the madness, and there are few coaches I?d ratherhave on my sideline than Williams.No. 3 UCLAThe Bruins have a combination of talent and experience(after making it to the Final Four the past two seasons) that could be deadlycome tournament time. Darren Collison runs the point about as well as anyone inthe country, and freshman sensation Kevin Love dominates the glass.With the parity that currently exists in college basketball,back-to-back-to-back Final Four appearances is a near impossible feat toaccomplish. Nonetheless, don?t be surprised if UCLA makes the trip to SanAntonio come April 5.No. 2 MemphisTigers? head coach John Calipari has only made the FinalFour one time in his 17-year collegiate coaching career. There?s just oneproblem ? because then-UMass Minuteman Marcus Camby illegally accepted moneyfrom an agent, the NCAA doesn?t recognize the team?s 1996 Final Fourappearance, so technically, he?s never made the final weekend of the tourney.This season, Calipari may just have the team to go all the way.Memphis is probably the most athletic team in the nation.The duo of Chris Douglas-Roberts and Derrick Rose is a lethal one. And don?tthink playing in Conference USA hurts the Tigers? chances in terms of seasonexperience. Remember, they beat UConn, USC, Georgetown and Tennessee thisseason.Under the radarNo. 15 ConnecticutThis year?s Huskies team reminds me a lot of last year?sGeorgetown squad. 7-foot-3-inch Hasheem Thabeet ? the best pure shot-blocker inthe land ? is an asset every team would love to have (does last year?s RoyHibbert ring a bell?).UConn has five players who average in double figures. JeffAdrien is simply a beast in the paint.Don?t sleep on the Huskies.USCIn keeping with the recent-memory theme, this year?s Trojansremind me a lot of last year?s Texas Longhorns, simply because O.J. Mayo couldvery well be this year?s Kevin Durant. That, and their uniform colors are quitesimilar.But seriously, USC is getting hot at the right time. Lookout.Kansas StateFreshman Michael Beasley: 26.5 points, 12.5 rebounds, 1.7blocks per game. Fifty-four percent from the field, 40 percent from 3-pointrange. ESPN?s Jay Bilas put it best: Beasley?s not a man among boys, he?s a manamong men.Enough said.Early upsets?No. 7 DukeI have trouble believing a Mike Krzyzewski-coached team canbe eliminated early from the tournament two years in a row (they were ousted byVCU in the first round last season), but it might just happen. These BlueDevils rely too much on the 3-pointer. A 10-minute cold streak could end theirseason because they don?t have much of an inside presence.Duke will get by the first round, but don?t be surprised ifthe Devils fail to make the Elite 8, or even the Sweet 16.No. 22 IndianaThe loss of head coach Kelvin Sampson seemed to have takenall the wind out of the Hoosiers? sails. A near loss to lowly Northwestern anda loss to pitiful Penn State is unacceptable for a team that talented.They have the players, but do they have the will to win?Doesn?t look like it.No. 17 PurdueHere in Madison, we all saw what Robbie Hummel and Co. cando, as the Badgers lost twice to PU. But if the Boilermakers run into a teamwith a legitimate big man, they could be in trouble. Plus, their youth andinexperience may finally catch up with them this postseason.Keep this in mind when filling out your brackets. Get your popcornready ? it?s madness time!Derek is a sophomore majoring in economics. Send him yourthoughts about the Big Dance at [email protected]last_img read more