The Brisbane river stretched out before Hamilton.A covered carport with convenient street entry precedes the main entry. A concrete pathway leads from the carport past established trees to a front door with timber latticework. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours agoInside, a central hallway connects the three bedrooms to open entertaining areas with large windows. Traditional Queenslander features, such as high ceilings and decorative cornices, flow throughout the house. The home is at the bottom of the picture, perched on the hillside.PERCHED on a 493sq m block, this hilltop residence offers a rare location near the Brisbane River, complementing its yesteryear elegance with panoramic river vistas and a spacious backyard. Located at 11 Prospect Terrace, Hamilton, the three bedroom, one bathroom, single garage home is ripe for an upgrade.The property is open for inspection via appointment with agent Rosemary Ahearn of Ray White Ascot, who said it had potential for both buyers and investors with its premier viewpoint and exceptional location. “Redesign and renovate the existing family house or build your dream palace on this prestigious ridge,” she said. The home, bottom left is in a bluechip zone.Adorned in carpet and ornate wall lining, the lounge and dining rooms are connected via an open archway. Both feature antique light fixtures, while the dining room also has a bay window. At the rear of the house, a sitting room with wall-length slider windows captures panoramic views of the Brisbane River, city skyline and undulating hills. The home enjoys a high position.Two bedrooms sit at the front of the house, including one with a built-in wardrobe. The main bedroom, positioned at the rear to catch river glimpses, also has a built-in wardrobe. All three bedrooms share a bathroom.The central kitchen has quality appliances and ample cabinetry and benchtops. It connects seamlessly to a sunroom with wall-length windows and built-in storage and window seating. The neighbours.Along with a laundry under the main house, the residence features a secluded backyard accessed via concrete steps. This outdoor entertaining space has established rock gardens and shady tree, along with city and river views. This property occupies a location within 6km from the Brisbane CBD and minutes from the Doomben and Eagle Farm racecourses. It is also a short walk from the dining and shopping along Racecourse Rd and the waterfront restaurants at Portside Wharf.
Allardyce maintains he will embrace the changes to the backroom staff at the Boleyn Ground. “I am enthusiastic about that idea. We all agreed that whoever comes in has to be qualified and of the right type to supplement our already highly qualified backroom staff, in whom I have complete confidence,” he said. “The appointment is absolutely down to me and the challenge is to find the right person to help us score more goals next season, because that is what we need to do.” Allardyce continued: “Style of play is crucial, but it is also important that players realise their capabilities and play to them on a consistent basis. “What we are striving for is the players playing well, as they did in the final home game of the season against Tottenham – a club who had spent many more millions of pounds than us – but not for one game, but consistently. “We will all be striving hard to achieve that consistency when we resume training and if we can regularly find that standard, then I am sure the supporters will be as happy as I will. “Entertainment value, contrary to what some people say and think, is high on my list and always has been because this is an entertainment business. “It is also a results business, though, and we need to win matches. If we can win games the right way next season then that has to be our ultimate aim and number one priority, particularly at home.” Allardyce, who took West Ham up at the first time of asking via the Championship play-off final three seasons ago, is busy looking to bring in new recruits for the challenges ahead. He said: “I am not going to make any predictions at this early stage – certainly not before looking to see what everyone else does during the transfer window – but by the time we begin the new campaign we should have a clearer picture of how far we feel we can go. “We are all aiming for a top-10 finish.” While some Irons supporters remain sceptical Allardyce can implement the needed changes, the former Bolton, Blackburn and Newcastle boss is in no doubt he can lead the club forward as they look towards taking up residency in the Olympic Stadium from 2016. “The past is the past, you can’t change anything – the crucial thing is to learn from it,” Allardyce said on the club’s official website, www.whufc.com. “I am happy and proud to continue for another season as West Ham manager. “I have had good, fruitful meetings with my employers and we are all in agreement that we want to move this great club forward in a united way. “To that end we – the board, the staff, the players – are unified in wanting to create an exciting team for next season, one that is going to be better than last season. “I sat down with the owners and Karren Brady to discuss many things and the outcome of that meeting is that we are all moving forward in a very positive manner. “Things have been resolved satisfactorily on both sides and we now look forward to a productive summer and hopefully a very successful season. “We want to try and achieve at least what we did in the first year back in the Barclays Premier League, which was a top-10 finish.” The Upton Park side announced on Tuesday Allardyce would remain as manager, but that he must accept a handful of “improvements”, including a commitment to a more positive style of play with an agreement to hire a new attacking coach. Chairmen David Gold and David Sullivan are aiming for “at least a top-10 finish” in 2014/15, having for long spells battled too close to the drop zone for comfort before eventually pulling clear to end up 13th on 40 points. Press Association West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has vowed to learn the lessons of last season and move the club forward.
So much has to go right for a school win the NCAA Tournament, and sometimes even historically great teams get tripped up in March.The undefeated Kentucky team featuring Devin Booker, Karl-Anthony Towns and Willie Cauley-Stein, for example, lost to Wisconsin in the 2014-15 Final Four. The Fab Five at Michigan famously lost to North Carolina in the 1992-93 national championship game. But over the years, certain programs have been more capable of surviving March Madness than others. These powerhouses are seemingly always in play late in the tournament, guided by strong coaches and a consistent influx of talent.MORE: Most national championships by coachUCLA still has claimed the most national titles with 11, though it hasn’t won it all since 1995. Kentucky ranks second with eight championships in its history, while North Carolina boasts six. Others, such as Duke and Indiana, are close behind at five apiece and could add to their tallies in the coming years. We’ve assembled a comprehensive list of teams with the most NCAA Tournament victories, starting with the Bruins in first place.List of national championship wins by schoolSchoolNational titlesMost recentRunner-up finishesUCLA1119952Kentucky820124North Carolina620175Duke520156Indiana519871Connecticut420140Kansas320086Villanova320181Cincinnati219621Florida220071Louisville219860Michigan State220001North Carolina State219830Oklahoma State219460San Francisco219560Arizona119971Arkansas119941California119591City College of New York119500Georgetown119843Holy Cross119470La Salle119540Loyola (Ill.)119630Marquette119771Maryland120020Ohio State119604Oregon119390Stanford119420Syracuse120032UNLV119900Utah119441Texas El-Paso119660Wisconsin119411Wyoming119430Which school has won the most NCAA Tournament games?It turns out UCLA no longer leads the country in NCAA Tournament victories, even though it’s maintained its lead in national championships. Kentucky has enjoyed several eras of success but perhaps none more fruitful than its current run under John Calipari. The Wildcats recently jumped ahead of North Carolina to take ownership of the most all-time wins. The Tar Heels remain in striking distance, though, and Duke is not far behind either.SchoolWinsLossesWinning percentageKentucky*12852.711North Carolina12446.729Duke11137.750Kansas10746.699UCLA*10642.716Louisville*7643.639Syracuse*6839.636Indiana6634.660Michigan State6531.677Villanova*6436.640*Includes vacated wins
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