Luxury Gold Coast penthouse sells for $4.45 million

first_imgEntertaining guests would be a breeze with this bar.The Bulletin reported the sale earlier this month but marketing agent Duncan Longmore, of Kollosche, would only say it sold for less than its asking price of $5.25 million.Despite selling for almost $1 million less than its asking price, the sale eclipses the figure its neighbour fetched almost two years ago.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa12 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoMORE NEWS: Biggest apartment sales in QLD MORE NEWS: Champion hurdler Sally Pearson sells Queensland home It’s all class inside. One of the penthouses topping the Rivage Royale building has sold for $4.45 million.THE multimillion-dollar sale price of a luxury penthouse topping Southport’s Rivage Royale tower has been revealed weeks after it sold.Realestate.com.au now shows the tri-level skyhome, known as the northern penthouse, changed hands for $4.45 million. The southern penthouse, which was once owned by former fugitive businessman Lux Daswani, changed hands for $3.795 million almost two years ago.A local buyer bought that residence, which hit the market in November 2015, from brother and sister Peter Kyriakou and Athena Jordan.The siblings inherited the property from their father Paul Kyriakou, who bought the tri-level Rivage Royale home from receivers in 2001 for $1.42 million. center_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:46Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:46 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenChoosing an apartment to invest in01:47 Not a bad spot to entertain.Receivers and mortgagees moved in on Mr Daswani’s assets after he fled Australia in 2000.Mr Longmore told the Bulletin earlier this month the penthouses’ floorplans were mirror images but their styles were completely different.“(They are) the same size — about 850sq m with their own pools,” he said.“The (southern) one needed a renovation whereas this one had had a beautiful renovation 10 years ago.”A local buyer also bought the northern penthouse, which had been on the market about a year before it was snapped up. The view stretches as far as the eye can see.last_img read more

AquaTrojans Middle School Swimmers Continue Winning Ways

first_imgFor the second time this season, The AquaTrojans of SDMS took on the Bengals from Greendale MS in a dual swim meet. Same results as before. The boys won 118-58 and the girls won 129-49.Individual winners include:  Grace Crane-200 Free, 100 Free; Jackson Ketcham-200 Free, 100 Free; Ray Krider-200 IM, 100 FlyMackenzie Schantz-50 Free, 100 Fly; Matthew Badinghaus-50 Free, 100 Breaststroke; Ally McGuire-1 meter diving; Kennidi Green-500 Freestyle; Jayme Pennington-100 Backstroke; Jacob Nixon-100 Backstroke; and Jordan Marro-100 Breaststroke.Great job AquaTrojans!!!Courtesy of AquaTrojans Coach Brandon Loveless.last_img read more

Janis Whitmire, age 77

first_imgJanis Whitmire of West Harrison, IN, loving wife of the late Jerome Whitmire and beloved mother of John (Sue) Whitmire and Mellissa (Mel) Gayer, died peacefully at home Friday, April 1, 2016. Born, December 20, 1938 in Gorman Texas, she was the only child and daughter of the late John and Willie (DeWitt) Hightower. She was a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and a retired employee of the Internal Revenue Service.Janis was an avid musician and a longtime member of the Shawnee Valley Dulcimer Society.  She was also a member of The Indiana Fiber Friends, a wool spinning group.  In her younger days, she was a champion horse barrel racer.  She adored her family and friends, her home in the country and all the stray animals who found their way to her door.In addition to her son and daughter, she is survived by her daughter-in-law Sien Whitmire and her grandchildren Matt and Sara Whitmire, Daniel and Donald Whitmire and Chris and Courtney Gayer. She was the proud great-grandmother of Chance, Hayden and Kayla, Nathan and Kamryn, Andrew and Jacob and Elliott.  She will also be missed by Danis (Carolyn) and Delwin (Mary) Whitmire.  In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son Don Whitmire.Family and friends may visit Wednesday, April 6 from 3 pm to 4 pm followed by services at 4 pm at Jackman Kercheval Meyers Funeral Home, Harrison, OH. In lieu of flowers, contribution may be made in her memory to the Franklin County Indiana Humane Society, PO Box 272 Brookville, IN  47012.  Online condolences at www.jkmfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Bulldogs And Wildcats Battle It Out For 10 Innings

first_imgBulldogs Falls To Franklin County After Extra Innings Score The Batesville Bulldogs lost 2-1 against the visiting Franklin County Wildcats on Tuesday in ten innings.The Bulldogs captured the lead in the second inning, as sophomore Lane Oesterling drove in a run with two outs when he singled. However, Franklin County evened things up at one in the top of the fourth inning when Jake Fields solo-homered on a 1-0 count. After seven innings, the EIAC matchup had to go into extra innings. The game was still tied 1-1 in the top of the tenth when Franklin County hit a sac fly with one out, resulting in the game winning run for the Wildcats.The pitching was strong on both sides. Franklin County pitchers struck out eight, while the Bulldogs sat down five. Batesville’s Oesterling pitched all ten innings, only throwing 93 pitches. Bake Ripperger earned the win for Franklin County. He tossed the final three innings, giving up zero runs, one hit, striking out three, and walking zero. Oesterling took the loss for Bulldogs. He went ten innings, surrendering two runs, eight hits, striking out five, and walking zero. Alex Bischoff started the game for Franklin County. He went seven innings, giving up one run, four hits, striking out five, and walking one.Oesterling went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead Bulldogs in hits. Batesville didn’t commit a single error in the field. Joe Bohman had 14 chances in the field, the most on the team.With the loss, the Bulldogs fall to 7-5 on the season and 3-1 in the EIAC. Batesville will travel to South Dearborn High School to compete in another conference matchup this Thursday.Courtesy of of Bulldogs Coach Justin Tucker.last_img read more

John Holliday – Sunman

first_imgJohn D. Holliday of Sunman, was born on December 18, 1927 in Batesville, the son of John D and Minnie Edwards Holliday.  He served his country with the United States Army, and upon his return he married Verda Mae Burns in Lawrenceburg on October 2, 1948.  John was a tool and die maker for over 39 years with GM.  He was a member of Dearborn Baptist Church and enjoyed volunteering at the church.  In his spare time he loved golfing.  On Sunday, June 17, 2018 at the age of 90, John passed away at Margaret Mary Health. Friends may visit with the family on Friday, June 22, 2018 from 5 until 7 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 107 Vine Street, Sunman.  Funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with burial following at St. Paul Cemetery.  Those surviving who will cherish John’s memory include his wife of over 69 years, Verda Holliday; 2 daughters; 2 granddaughters; 2 sisters, Marie Johnson of Tampa, FL, and Lydia Amm of Dillsboro, and a brother, Robert Holliday of Florida.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Pauline.center_img Memorial donations can be directed to a charity of choice.  To sign the online guestbook please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of John Holliday.last_img read more

Online master’s available

first_imgStarting fall 2011, USC master of communication and public administration degrees will be offered online  to meet an increased demand from students.Students enrolled in the online program will have access to the same faculty who teach on campus and will develop online virtual communities while still partaking in the Trojan Family, said Jack Knott, dean of the School of Policy Planning and Development.“The online program offers the opportunity to provide a quality, state-of-the-art education to the 21st-century students,” Knott said. “[The program] fits students’ learning style through the Internet and social networking and it fits students’ lifestyle of juggling careers, family and education.”Founded in 1995, Embanet has provided USC with the program to offer online courses. It has been one of the pioneering companies in offering online services to students, said Paul Gleason, senior vice president of Educational Operations at Embanet.For Embanet, offering online courses is vital to those students who want to pursue graduate education but don’t have the means of doing so in a classroom.“Each course is specifically built to deliver learning in interactive ways to achieve curriculum learning outcomes. Ultimately, our greatest accomplishment is bringing high quality to students and institutions together,” Gleason said.For the master of public administration, acceptance into the program is extremely competitive with an expected enrollment of 85 students in the first year, Knott said. Within the next four years, the goal is for 200 new students to be enrolled in the program.“It is important that we enter the market early and establish our presence,” Knott said.For USC, Embanet will provide program and course conversion, marketing and enrollment services, online faculty training, student services and technology development and support.“It accommodates students who cannot come to USC’s campus in person, who need a more flexible schedule for professional or personal reasons,” said Ernest J. Wilson, dean of the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, in an e-mail.USC began exploring the advancement and opportunities of online learning within the past couple of years, Gleason said.Knott said there has been a demand for these online courses, and a survey revealed that alumni have strong interest and support for an online degree.To begin the stages of building this online education program, Embanet must work closely with the faculty to create a pseudo-campus learning environment while also building up a strong student assembly.Some students feel that being able to get a master’s degree online will benefit those struggling to juggle career and work, while others are more skeptical.Stevee Eads, a sophomore majoring in public relations, said online  learning will be detrimental to the success of the student and their academic endeavors.“I don’t think this is a good idea because students need one-on-one interactions. You don’t get the full understanding or experience unless you are learning first hand,” Eads said.While not totally opposed to it, Tim Baumann, a sophomore majoring in business administration, is skeptical of whether the quality of work that goes into earning a master’s degree will be up to the same standards as in previous years because of the attitude some students have toward online classes.“I wonder if employers and other academic instructions are going to feel the same skeptical feelings and whether or not that is going to make USC look less like the prestigious academic institution it is and more like the other run-of-the-mill online universities that serve a different function than I believe USC does,” Baumann said.On the other hand, some students said they feel this type of learning is inevitable because of how strong the Internet has become.“It’s a good idea because the Internet and education are continuing to intertwine. More classes and books are being offered online. If you can get a degree by not leaving your home, it will be much easier, especially if commuting is tough,” said Alex Matros, a sophomore majoring in business administration and cinematic arts.Whether the students are in favor of it or not, the online opportunity to earn a master’s degree will be launched in the fall 2011.“I am hoping that students will use the skills and knowledge they receive in our first-rate MPA degree to make a significant contribution to their community, the country or internationally,” Knott said.last_img read more

Five former Badgers competing for Lombardi Trophy

first_imgAlthough just two teams remain this NFL season, there are still a number of faces that are familiar to those who watch the University of Wisconsin football team. In fact, five former Badgers will be either playing or coaching in Super Bowl XLVIII for the Seattle Seahawks or Denver Broncos. Between them, they have five Rose Bowl appearances, but each of them will try to hoist the Lombardi Trophy with their respective teams Sunday at MetLife Stadium.Russell WilsonTeam: Seattle Seahawks, Position: Quarterback, Experience: 2 yearsSince foregoing a career in major league baseball, transferring to UW from North Carolina State and leading the Badgers to the Rose Bowl in 2012 in his only season with the program, Russell Wilson has taken the NFL by storm.Measuring in at just 5-foot-11, many NFL scouts had doubts about Wilson’s ability to succeed at the professional level. The Seattle Seahawks, however, saw his athletic ability and composure as reason enough to draft him with the 75th overall pick in the third round of the 2012 draft to compete with former Green Bay Packers backup quarterback Matt Flynn.After beating out Flynn in the preseason, Wilson took a stranglehold on the Seahawks offense, putting together a rookie season that would earn him a third place in the voting for offensive rookie of the year behind only Robert Griffin III and Andrew Luck.Now in his second season as the signal caller in Seattle, Wilson has played well enough to put him in the conversation of league MVP, throwing for 3,357 yards and 26 touchdowns and doing so without some of his best receiving threats because Percy Harvin and Sidney Rice were out of the lineup for most of the season.Montee BallTeam: Denver Broncos, Position: Running back, Experience: RookieAfter deciding to wait on the NFL and return to Madison for his senior season with Wisconsin, Montee Ball put up numbers that have never been seen in college football. Ball broke the NCAA record for most touchdowns in a career with 83 during his four years at Wisconsin while going to three straight Rose Bowls with the Badgers.The Denver Broncos selected Ball with the 58th-overall pick in the second round, but fumbling and pass protection issues kept the former Badger from seeing consistent time on the field during the first half of the season. In the latter half of his rookie campaign, Ball began to assume the role of a complementary back to starting tailback Knowshon Moreno, getting some third down and goal line opportunities.With his limited touches Ball was able to rack up 559 yards and four touchdowns while averaging 4.7 yards per rush.After going to three-straight Rose Bowls to end his career at Wisconsin, Ball goes to the Super Bowl in his first year in the NFL, admitting “a lot of players in the locker room tell me I’m spoiled” at the Super Bowl media day.O’Brien SchofieldTeam: Seattle Seahawks, Position: Linebacker, Experience: 4 yearsPlaying defensive end for Wisconsin from 2006 to 2009, O’Brien Schofield made his presence known on the defensive side of the ball, totaling 33 tackles for a loss and 17 sacks. During his senior season in 2009, Schofield ranked second in the nation in tackles for a loss with 24.5 to go with 12 sacks, which earned him a spot on the first All-Big Ten Team.The Arizona Cardinals drafted the South Carolina native in the fourth round with the 130th pick and converted him to outside linebacker. After playing three seasons in Arizona, Schofield was released by the Cardinals in 2013 and claimed off of waivers by the Seahawks.In Seattle, Schofield seldom sees the field in a talent-loaded defense that has been coined the “legion of boom.” In his time on the field this season the former Badger picked up seven tackles and a sack.Chris MaragosTeam: Seattle Seahawks, Position: Safety, Experience: 4 yearsChris Maragos has been an unheralded player since he left high school—walking on to Western Michigan and then transferring to Wisconsin, where he would switch sides of the ball and play safety. Although Maragos led the Badgers with four interceptions his senior season in 2009 and received honorable mention All-Big Ten, the Racine Native went undrafted in the 2010 NFL draft.Maragos was picked up by the San Francisco 49ers but was cut after just one year with the team which opened the door for the 5-foot-10 converted safety from Wisconsin to join Seattle in 2011.Time on the field isn’t easy to come by for Maragos, who plays behind Seattle’s 3-time all-pro free safety Earl Thomas, but in the playing time he has had Maragos grabbed 12 tackles, including one in the NFC championship game against the 49ers this post season.Darrell BevellTeam: Seattle Seahawks, Position: Offensive coordinator, Experience: 14 years as NFL assistant coachAs the starting quarterback for Wisconsin in 1993, Darrell Bevell led the Badgers to a 10-1-1 record and a spot in the 1994 Rose Bowl, where they beat UCLA 21-16 on a 21-yard run by Bevell, which put the game out of reach and secured Wisconsin’s first Rose Bowl win.As coach in the NFL, Bevell has made stops in Green Bay and Minnesota before landing in Seattle as head coach Pete Carroll’s offense coordinator in 2011. Now in his third season manning the Seahawks’ offense Bevell has the team ranked 8th in the NFL in points per game and 4th in rushing yards this season.last_img read more

Wrestling: Eli Stickley pins down No. 12 Diehl in conference opener against Maryland

first_imgThe No. 19-ranked University of Wisconsin wrestling team defeated Maryland Thursday evening in the season opener for Big Ten play at the UW Field House. Coming off of an impressive performance by the team’s rookies at the Cliff Keen Invitational, the Badgers (3-0) broke into an early lead over the Terrapins (3-2.)Redshirt sophomore Eli Stickley stuck it to the Terrapins’ No. 12-ranked Ryan Diehl in the 141-pound category when the Badger scored an early takedown in the first bought followed by a second back play in the second period. In the third period, the Roadrunner Open champion secured a major decision for Wisconsin in a 14-1 result, upsetting the nationally ranked Terrapin.“I went out there and wrestled my match and not his,” Stickley said. “And it was proven that I could get my shot, my turn.”Stickley did not find that he would be facing nationally ranked Ryan Diehl until he stepped onto the mat for his first Big Ten battle of the season. The nationally ranked wrestler had been injured last week, and the Maryland alternate, Peter Tedesco, was scheduled to start in the category.“I made a quick adjustment up top mentally, and I was very calm before the match just because I thought I was about to wrestle somebody else,” Stickley said.In a freshman to freshman faceoff, Jens Lantz took three back points for the Badgers in the 133-pound weight class, and after a riding time of a minute and 10 seconds, Lantz committed to a 7-2 Wisconsin victory over Jhared Simmons.NCAA Championship bid-winner, Andrew Crone, took down Maryland’s 157-pounder, Justin Alexander, adding another win to the redshirt senior’s record of nine wins and five losses. Crone defeated No. 15 Taleb Rahmani earlier in the season, and the Maryland saga left another major decision for Wisconsin.No. 7-ranked Evan Wick made his debut in Big Ten play, winning his 165-pound matchup in a 13-3 major decision for the Badgers.“It’s really relieving,” Wick said. “It’s something I’ve been anxious about for a whole year being here and I didn’t know I would react to it but I think I reacted very well.”The six-foot-two redshirt freshman came in second place at the Cliff Keen Invitational last weekend, and went undefeated in all periods of the tournament hosted by Cal State-Bakersfield, showing promise for an NCAA Championship bid.Just one seed away in the rankings at No. 8, three-time NCAA qualifier Ricky Robertson swept his opponent recruited from Alaska in a decisive 6-0 result.Redshirt junior Ryan Christensen used two minutes and thirteen seconds to make a major decision of 13-2 for the Badgers.“For me its really just embracing these moments and understanding that it’s the last ride,” Christensen said. “It’s always looking to score as many points as I can.”The two-time NCAA qualifier used two minutes and thirty-two seconds of riding time to shut down the Terps in his final debut home match.Sophomore Hunter Ritter ranked No. 19 took a stance in securing six points in only 40 seconds of riding time during his first bought. Ritter’s second round closed out Maryland with a 9-0 decision for the Badgers.In another heavy impact play, the heavyweight match ended after just one minute and 11 seconds when No. 10 Youssif Hemida pinned UW’s Ben Stone to the ground. This defeat is inconsistent with the recent performances that Stone has been executing as a regular in Wisconsin’s starting lineup.“On paper you could say we’re favored in quite a few ways, but you still got to perform,” said Associate Head Coach Trevor Brandvold. “It starts 0-0 every time, no mater who you’re wrestling.”The Badgers are slated to face UW-Whitewater for an in-state dual Saturday at 1 p.m.last_img read more

ESPN criticized for telling stories of NFL Draft prospects’ family tragedies on broadcast

first_imgNFL DRAFT: Results | Grades | Winners and losersAnd if you’ve been watching the NFL Draft on ESPN, then you probably know all about these stories. Because they’ve been abundant, and hard to miss. While personal stories of overcoming tough life obstacles has always been a part of the NFL Draft broadcast storytelling, for some reason this year there seemed to be more of them.So much so that it’s actually become a talking point of the NFL Draft, with many viewers left wondering if this is all really necessary. One viewer was Broncos pass rusher Bradley Chubb, who was the fifth overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.I understand everybody has a story & motivation, but ESPN doesn’t have to highlight the worst moment that happens in some of these folks lives. Am I tripping?— Bradley Chubb (@astronaut) April 24, 2020One of the more widely criticized cases was when the Bengals drafted Tee Higgins in the second round. ESPN put up a graphic of his “Get To Know” card which included facts like his hometown and his basketball career. Then at the end it added, “Mom, Camilla, fought drug addiction for 16 years.”@espn this is disgusting on your part, Tee Higgins is enjoying his entrance to the NFL. And y’all have to announce his personal family business, by putting his moms drug addiction battle. Y’all should be ashamed of yourselves. pic.twitter.com/0oO1LbVZGr— Roy Resendez (@royresendez32) April 24, 2020ESPN VP of Production Seth Markman released a statement Sunday apologizing for the Higgins graphic.“The Tee Higgins graphic should not have aired. It was a mistake and we apologize for it. We want our Draft coverage to personalize players and, where appropriate, acknowledge the obstacles they’ve had to overcome on their journey to the NFL. This graphic lacked proper context.” A similar card was made for Laviska Shenault, a wide receiver who was drafted to the Jaguars. His third fact on his “Get To Know” card read, “Mother, Annie, contracted and survived West Nile virus in 2012.” (ESPN) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/64/8f/laviska-shenault-jr_1voe0cy5aeyo61oxtmhyv3io65.png?t=-1305489695&w=500&quality=80 “Our NFL Draft coverage analyzes the prospects on the field and introduces the human side of the players by telling their stories, including the obstacles their families have overcome as part of the journey to the NFL.” Being selected in the NFL Draft is a special moment for any player who gets to experience it. Years of hard work, practically your entire life, has built up to this one occassion when it all pays off. There’s still more work ahead, but draft night is something special.Many of the prospects who are lucky enough to make it in the NFL Draft have their own personal life stories they’ve dealt with. Whether it be a parent who died when the prospect was young, or a relative with a medical condition that made an impact on the player. In addition to these cards, the broadcast frequently brought up stories about prospects with sad piano music playing in the background. One extreme case was when they were telling the story of Javon Kinlaw’s childhood and said he “walked over dead bodies” to get his home.ESPN also spent a few minutes on the suicide of Jordan Love’s dad, going into detail about how his father’s blood pressure medication may have played a role. These are good stories to share in the right setting when the prospects feel comfortable talking about it, but literal seconds after hearing their names called felt wrong and almost exploitative.The company provided the following statement to Sporting News regarding their overall draft coverage: (ESPN) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/4f/b8/trevon-diggs_17m7wdqn4mq1t1j6b4f6cf95hu.png?t=-1304546727&w=500&quality=80 People on social media couldn’t help but take notice of how often this was happening.ESPN NFL Draft producers when they find out a draft pick grew up in a loving household with both parents present pic.twitter.com/yLDP0UmEsb— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) April 25, 2020Draft pick: “I had a tragic death in my family”ESPN: pic.twitter.com/uMdbwxK1Gx— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) April 25, 2020ESPN needs to stop brazenly exploiting this draft class’ family tragedies. It’s ridiculous to see details about the death of these guys’ family members right above their career highlights.It was even worse last year but it’s still terrible this year.— Emma Vigeland (@EmmaVigeland) April 25, 2020No one:ESPN: Let me tell you about this draft prospect’s worst childhood trauma— Cameron Magruder (@ScooterMagruder) April 24, 2020ESPN DRAFT PROFILEName: Tee HigginsPosition: WRStrengths: Ridiculous hands, huge catch radiusPersonal: As a child watched the vicious landlord Chiu-Feng slaughter his entire family, lives only for vengeance against the dastardly land barons of Sichuan province— BUM CHILLUPS (@edsbs) April 24, 2020ESPN draft prep: “Alright just gonna need your height, weight, hometown, a fun fact, and then the most horrific tragedy that’s ever happened to you or an immediate family member”— Tommy Smokes (@TomScibelli) April 25, 2020A live look at ESPN’s draft graphic PSD pic.twitter.com/dQsiKbgaN1— Zach Osborne (@zjcreation) April 25, 2020last_img read more

Tech company behind Man Utd’s VAR ‘wobble’ apologises

first_imgYet the lines used to determine whether Mata had been standing in an offside position showed up on television footage as anything but straight, leading many viewers to think a decision had been using inexact information.However, Hawk-Eye — the company behind the system — insisted they had given the correct information to the VAR if not broadcaster BT Sport during a match United eventually won 2-0 thanks to Lukaku’s second goal. Saturday’s VAR incident during MUFC’s 2-0 win over HuddersfieldLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | The company responsible for the ‘wobbly line’ that caused confusion during Manchester United’s debut using the controversial video assistant referee (VAR) system has apologised for a technical error.Juan Mata thought he had put United 2-0 up against Huddersfield Town just before half-time in their FA Cup fifth-round tie on Saturday following Romelu Lukaku’s early opener.However, after a lengthy delay, referee Kevin Friend disallowed the goal for offside on the recommendation of the video official, located in a studio in London nearly 200 miles away. “A technical issue led to an incorrect graphic being provided by Hawk-Eye to BT Sport last night,” said a company statement issued Sunday.“To confirm, the VAR saw the correct image with the correct lines to make the decision. This was a case of the wrong image being provided to the broadcaster and we apologise.”center_img United manager Jose Mourinho, speaking after Saturday’s match, said: “I think our game is so beautiful that to change we have to change for the better.“If they find a way in the VAR that the VAR is always right and always bring the truth, I’m happy.”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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