Osaka, Rapinoe, Mahomes among athletes on ‘Time 100’ list

first_imgTopics : US Open champion Naomi Osaka, American soccer player Megan Rapinoe and Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes were among the athletes named on the 2020 “Time 100″ list of the most influential people in the world.The annual list, which is not ranked, honors individuals who have had the most significant impact on the global landscape that year and includes heads of state, business leaders, activists and entertainers, among others. There is no winner named.The athletes on the US magazine’s list have enjoyed sporting success as well as promoting other causes. Rapinoe has fought for gender pay equity in soccer while Osaka has supported the Black Lives Matter movement.Osaka wore a mask bearing the name of a different Black American before each match at the US Open, where she clinched the title, in support of the fight against racial injustice in the United States.Four-times Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) champion and twice Olympic gold medalist Maya Moore, who skipped two seasons of her sport to fight for criminal justice reform in the United States, was also named on the list and penned Osaka’s tribute.”Watching Naomi Osaka play the US Open, I was inspired by how beautifully she wove her dominant athletic performance into another narrative,” wrote Moore.”It took humility and grace to point beyond what she was doing, winning on one of the biggest stages in her craft, at something more important.”Other athletes named on the list included six-times Olympic gold medal-winning sprinter Allyson Felix, six-times world champion Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton, retired 13-times NBA All-Star Dwyane Wade and back-to-back NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo. last_img read more

Hamilton Hill home of NASA inventor for sale for first time in half a century

first_imgThe view from the back deck of the home at 29 Queens Rd, Hamilton.Mrs Reed moved into the home at 29 Queens Road in 1965 with her first husband, who was an architect.“It was a wreck when we first came here,” she recalls.“He did some beautiful, sensitive alterations to the house.“It’s a wonderful mix of the traditional colonial and the new avant-garde.”Perched high on Hamilton Hill on 890 sqm, the six-bedroom, two-bathroom colonial home is the perfect renovation project, offering spectacular river and city views. WHERE LESS THAN $500,000 BUYS A HOUSE The hallway in the home at 29 Queens Rd, Hamilton.It overlooks the backyard, which allows plenty of room for a pool or home extension. Underneath the home is a spacious studio with bedroom/lounge area and kitchenette — ideal for a guest wing or teenage retreat.Marketing agent Nick Kouparitsas of Ray White Ascot said it was rare for such properties to be offered to the open market.“We don’t come across too many of these homes that have been in the same family for so many years,” he said.“Around Hamilton they’re pretty rare.” More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours agoThe living room in the home at 29 Queens Rd, Hamilton.“It’s got an absolutely fantastic view and position,” Mrs Reed said.“What I love about it is the great expanse of sky.“It’s a very happy home.”Traditional features include a wraparound entry veranda, original timber flooring, wide hallway and VJ walls.There is a large back deck, which extends off the living and dining area that would be perfect for alfresco dinners or parties. AUCTION PACKED WEEKEND AHEAD This home at 29 Queens Rd, Hamilton, is for sale for the first time in over 50 years.THE Hamilton Hill home of a Brisbane inventor who helped put NASA into space has hit the market for the first time in more than 50 years.Norman Flournoy, 88, has 27 worldwide patents to his name, including technical inventions used in ballistics and rocketry in the United States. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE His wife, Marea Reed, worked from home as an optometrist for three decades and still has the original chair she used, which was made in 1876 from solid brass and bronze.The 79-year-old hasn’t ruled out selling the chair with the house, but stressed it would have to be a good offer. One of the bedrooms in the home at 29 Queens Rd, Hamilton.Mr Kouparitsas said he had fielded interest from local and interstate, mostly from owner-occupiers looking for something to renovate on a large block in a great location.“You’ve probably got some of the best views in Brisbane there of the river and the city,” he said.The property is scheduled for auction on-site at 4pm on May 26.last_img read more

Schafroth wins again at Stuart

first_imgSchafroth took the lead from Jeremy Gettler on lap four; second-running Todd VanEaton exited with mechanical issues on the 11th circuit, with Mike Nichols moving up to challenge.  Buck Schafroth raced to another IMCA Sunoco Stock Car victory at Stuart Speedway Thursday night. (Photo by Jim Zimmerline) The race went green from there and Schafroth had his hands full as Nichols worked high and low trying to find a way around. After taking the white flag, Nichols seemed to set up a move down the backstretch and into turn three, but his car went up on two wheels in turn three and his shot at the win was over. STUART, Iowa (May 2) – Buck Schafroth was back in victory lane following Thursday’s IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature at Stuart Speedway. Schafroth took the exciting victory with 17th starting Shawn Ritter sneaking by Nichols for second. By Josh Reynolds Shannon Anderson topped an IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature that ran caution-free and Tyler Inman followed the lower line to the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod checkers.last_img read more

Kotoko Board member dig at GHALCA

first_imgA Board Member of Asante Kotoko Jerry Asare has taken a swipe at the Ghana League Clubs Association for their inability to organize this year’s Top 4 tournament.GHALCA on Tuesday confirmed the cancellation of the pre season tournament having explained their inability to put together the competition after failing to secure the Accra and Kumasi stadia.“I believe it is not the best, Alhaji Raji and his guys should be up and doing and check whatever problem they are facing to rectify it so it doesn’t happen again because organizing tournaments and cancelling it is not the best for GHALCA”, said Jerry Aare in an interview with JOY Sports“It’s unfortunate this has happened, we saw it earlier and for kotoko this will not affect our plans in any way”.League champions Asante Kotoko would have battled AshantiGold, Hearts of Oak and Medeama SC for the title as off-season champions.last_img read more