One of the ensuites in one of the River Homes at Hamilton Reach.“Our buyers have recognised the rarity of the homes, the absolute premium quality of their design and inclusions and they’re keen to be part of the Hamilton Reach community.” More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours agoOne of the plunge pools in the River Homes at Hamilton Reach.The architecturally-designed home has four bedrooms, each with ensuites, and a private plunge pool with an entertainment terrace that directly faces the water.It features nine-metre-high ceilings, an internal lift and uninterrupted views of the Brisbane River. The River Homes at Hamilton Reach have nine-metre-high ceilings.There are eight River Homes currently under construction in the development by Frasers Property Australia.The first release of four homes was brought to the market late last year and five of the total eight have now sold — all to local buyers keen to cash in on the capital growth Brisbane riverside properties generate. THINKING OF SELLING OFF-MARKET? THINK AGAIN GREEN FEATURES ADD PROPERTY VALUE DESIGNED FOR FAMILY LIFE One of the bedrooms in a River Home at Hamilton Reach.“Our preliminary research indicated that freehold properties along the river are very tightly held, so we purposely created an exclusive product that we believed would meet the needs of a discerning market,” Mr Leggatt said. One of the riverfront residences in this artist’s impression of Hamilton Reach has sold for $3.995m.AN ULTRA luxurious, three-level ‘River Home’ in Brisbane has sold for $3.995 million — and it hasn’t even been built yet.The freehold offering is one of the final four exclusive residences released as part of the Hamilton Reach masterplanned community on the Brisbane River.The sale of the property at 8/82 Parkside Circuit, Hamilton, represents the highest price paid so far for a holding in the development. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE The open-plan living space in one of the River Homes at Hamilton Reach.The home also comes with an entertainer’s kitchen featuring Miele appliances, a built-in 195 bottle wine cabinet and Zip Hydrotap with sparkling water.The master ensuite has a natural Calacatta stone feature, dual-person shower and freestanding stone bath.All of the River Homes at Hamilton Reach are free of body corporate fees, but offer access to the amenities of the development. One of the River Homes at Hamilton Reach. One of the ensuites in the River Homes at Hamilton Reach.Frasers Property Australia’s general manager of residential Queensland Cameron Leggatt said the sale of the homes highlighted the scarcity of freehold properties along Brisbane’s riverfront. The kitchen in one of the River Homes at Hamilton Reach.
I don’t know about everyone else, but I’m still in shock over what I witnessed during last weekend’s NFC Championship Game.In my opinion, the Seattle Seahawks don’t deserve to head to Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, Arizona less than a couple weeks from now. Based on what I read in the box score and watched with my own eyes on Sunday, Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers should be the ones preparing to play the New England Patriots.Though “Deflate-gate” also questions the integrity of whether Bill Belichick’s team should be playing in the big game, it’s these conspiracy theories that actually need to be deflated. I’m not a football equipment expert or anything, but are you really going to try and tell me that a couple of psi are going make a difference in a game that running back LeGarrette Blount scored three touchdowns on the ground en route to a 45-7 win? Thought so.However, what I continue to have trouble resonating with is how the Seahawks remarkably scored 15 points in 44 seconds to force a game in which they turned the ball over five times into overtime.It still feels like a magician was playing a trick on me when Seattle receiver Jermaine Kearse caught a 35-yard strike from Russell Wilson to win the game, causing Wilson to cry his eyes out.One could say it was a product of the continuous support and cheers by the dignified “12th man,” but even some of the record-breaking crowd didn’t believe in their team anymore and pulled their best Miami Heat fans by heading for the exits early.I believe that there is really only one person that could have possibly made what seemed to be impossible into a reality.And that man is none other than Seahawks’ field general and former USC head coach Pete Carroll.Yes, Carroll does also have to give a lot of credit to his special teams coordinator and former assistant at USC, Brian Schneider, who managed to pull off a couple of special teams miracles by executing a fake field goal for a touchdown and an onside kick all in the same game.But the decision making and instilled belief that the team is never out of the game, regardless of the score, all starts at the top with a guy like “Big Balls Pete” and his “Win Forever” philosophy.I still get goose bumps from the day Carroll came to discuss his philosophy with the student body here at USC, and he said that “Win Forever” originated back during his 1994 season opener when his New York Jets took on the Buffalo Bills.In his first game as head coach, the Jets won 23-3, but Carroll’s post-game discovery of the Bills’ consistent success, a display that showcased the team’s division five division championships over six years, gave him the nerve to coach teams to win forever.This must be where the term “Big Balls Pete” originated, as it’s one of those ideas that sounds so crazy that you just have to believe it.Nonetheless, it’s this foundation that paved the way for Seattle’s Super Bowl XLVIII victory and their miraculous comeback last Sunday.I know its a cliche and all, but the best team on the field doesn’t always win the game. And flat out, the best team on the field that day didn’t win the NFC conference championship.However, one can argue that special teams on the field is not what won the game for the Seahawks on Sunday. It was the “special teams” on the sidelines, rather, that really sealed the deal.I don’t think anything can outweigh the mentality of knowing you’re going to win the game, despite all of the adversity. This all starts with Carroll applying that “Win Forever” mindset and continuing it in perpetuity.USC fans all remember the golden era that he produced in his nine years at USC, where he went 83-19 (97-19 but 14 wins were vacated) en route to producing two national championships and 60 players who were selected in the NFL Draft.I truly believe that if there’s one thing that current USC head coach Steve Sarkisian can learn from his predecessor and former colleague, it’s to try and figure out how he can instill a similar type of “Win Forever” belief in his program because “overall foundation” is one of the areas in which I think he is currently lacking.I can’t really think of a game during the 2014 season in which USC exhibited a sense of resiliency or persistence when they faced adversity or trailed an opponent by more than a touchdown. Rather, we just witnessed some utterly atrocious collapses, cough cough Arizona State, that are just unacceptable for such a high-caliber program.Games and, as a result, wins, were indeed, thrown away by the Trojans last year, but none were taken away from the opponent by the means of making a valiant come back.Just take into account the UCLA game where the Bruins got up 28-14 on USC after one half and it seemed like all hope was lost.If the Trojans really do want to make a run for the College Football Playoff and a national title, I believe that a foundation like “Win Forever” or a similar mantra to build on is absolutely necessary, especially for the younger guys like sophomores Adoree’ Jackson and Juju Smith.Before you know it, spring practice will be in session, and then fall camp will quickly follow, so Sarkisian beter take a page out of Carroll’s book sooner rather than later.Darian Nourian is a junior majoring in print and digital journalism. He is also the sports editor of the Daily Trojan. His column, “Persian Persuasion,” runs Thursdays.
Winning a fantasy football championship comes down to three things: Having a good draft, making sound waiver pickups and free agent adds, and avoiding the injury bug as much as possible. There are probably a few more factors than that (matchup luck, having nothing better to do with your time than read fantasy articles, etc.), but it’s mainly those three things. Well, one of those elements is completely out of your control, and that thing — the whole injury thing — reared its ugly head again this past week. Specifically, two notable Chiefs (Tyreek Hill and Spencer Ware) and a notable Charger (Austin Ekeler, who was already filling in for Melvin Gordon) got dinged up, and all four missed practice on Monday ahead of their Thursday showdown. That puts Kansas City’s and L.A.’s backups and handcuffs among the top Week 15 fantasy waiver wire pickups, and if any are available after waivers clear around 4-5 a.m. ET on Wednesday in ESPN and Yahoo leagues, scroop them up.It’s all about covering your bases and giving yourself options this late in the season, and when key components from the NFL’s highest-scoring and fifth highest-scoring offenses go down, their backups have plenty of potential value — be it to you or your opponents. Our full free agent list has plenty of streaming options for all positions, and while it’s unfortunately a little light at D/ST, you can still find a fill-in if you’re in a bind. The TEs and defenses can be found at the end of the list. If you’re in the market for a new kicker — or are having trouble falling asleep — you can check out our Week 15 kicker rankings. MORE: Full Week 15 waiver wire list | RB handcuff chartIf you have the top waiver claim, you might decide to hold onto it for one more week just in case something bigger happens, but there are several potential starting RBs out there this week (Elijah McGuire, Chris Ivory) in addition to the players mentioned, so make sure to check your opponent’s roster and see if it makes sense to block one of his or her moves ahead of your win-or-go-home matchup.Week 15 Rankings:Quarterback | Running Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End | D/ST | KickerTop fantasy football waiver wire pickups and free agent adds for Week 15Unless otherwise noted, only players owned in fewer than 50 percent of Yahoo leagues considered.Damien Williams, RB, Chiefs. Even if Spencer Ware (shoulder, hamstring) wasn’t banged up, Williams would be worth a pickup after his 12-touch, 30-yard, two-TD showing in Week 14. If Ware is out on Thursday, both Williams and the recently re-signed Charcandrick West could have value against the Chargers, but Williams figures to be heavily involved either way. He has FLEX upside, especially in PPR leagues. (Update: Ware is officially “doubtful” for Thursday’s game.)MORE WEEK 15: Full waiver listChris Conley, WR, Chiefs and Demarcus Robinson, WR, Chiefs. Perhaps we should add the recently signed Kelvin Benjamin to this list, too, but he’s not exactly the type of fast downfield threat Sammy Watkins (foot) and Tyreek Hill (heel, wrist) are. Conley had looked to be the natural fill-in for Watkins, catching 10 of 15 targets for 99 yards and three TDs in Weeks 11 and 13. But it was Robinson who saw more work than Conley last week, catching five of seven targets for 42 yards compared to Conley’s 2-13 line on three targets. We already know Watkins is out, and if Hill is out, both Conley and Robinson will have upside. If Hill plays, we still like Conley to see more work and be a potential WR3. (Update: Hill is officially “questionable” for Thursday’s game and expected to play.)WEEK 15 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endJustin Jackson, RB, Chargers. Jackson was a hot waiver pickup last week after his breakout Week 13 game, but he’s still available in 45 percent of Yahoo leagues. He flopped in a favorable matchup against the Bengals last week, only gaining 12 yards on seven carries, but Austin Ekeler (stinger, concussion) is almost a lock to miss Thursday’s game and Melvin Gordon (knee) is no sure thing to be back either. That would make Jackson the only game in town against one of the league’s worst run defenses. To say he’s a “must-own” is an understatement. (Update: Ekeler is “out” and Gordon will be a game-time decision.) WEEK 15 DFS CASH LINEUPS: Yahoo | FanDuel | DraftKingsIan Thomas, TE, Panthers. Since Greg Olsen left early in Week 13, Thomas has caught 14 of 16 targets for 123 yards. Both matchups (TB and CLE) were favorable on paper, and his Week 15 opponent, New Orleans, isn’t nearly as friendly to TEs (though it did allow two TE touchdowns last week). Still, Thomas is clearly part of the Panthers’ offense and will get opportunities in a potentially high-scoring game. You can’t ask for much more if you don’t have one of the four or five top TEs. Carolina has a similar matchup in Week 16 (vs. ATL), so Thomas could have value both weeks.Check out our full Week 15 waiver list for more potential adds, including top RB fill-ins Elijah McGuire and Chris Ivory, breakout WRs, such as DaeSean Hamilton and Tim Patrick, and more.