The shower in the ensuite has a window through to the walk-in wardrobe.The shower has two regular shower heads, plus a third rainfall shower head.There is also a spa bath in the corner of the ensuite.“We were going for the top end, the house was a good canvas to work with and it stook out already,” Mr Kallis said.“It’s a beautiful house and it has had no money spared on it.” How incredible is this home theatre? Binge watching coming up.Mr Kallis said all the fittings were top of the range and he said he could see the house suiting a doctor, lawyer or similar.“It’s perfect, it’s even better than we envisaged it.” The house at 19 Woodland St, Carindale, is for sale.PURE luxury is the best way to describe this Carindale house.John Kallis, who is a builder by trade, bought the house at 19 Woodland St three years ago with the intention of updating it into a high-end modern masterpiece. One of the bedrooms.The master suite also has an ensuite, which is the star of the house. “The shower is in the middle of the bathroom now,” Mr Kallis said.“There is a big glass panel and you can see all of your clothes from in the shower, and think about what you want to wear for the day.” Kick back by the pool.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51 There is a balcony looking down onto the living areas.Upon entering the home, you are greeted with a grand staircase sweeping upstairs, and each stair is lit with a lighting strip.On the lower level is a lounge, dining, office or bedroom, laundry, bathroom and open plan kitchen and living room. Stairs go up from the dining room to the living room.The grand two-storey house already stood out, but Mr Kallis’ renovation took it to the next level.Outside is now a combination of dark and light grey, with the same theme carrying through the inside of the house. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoThe kitchen has a breakfast bar.Also on this floor is a gym, which is off the triple car garage, and a home theatre, which is complete with tiered seating.Upstairs are four bedrooms and a bathroom.
What are you going to do with your weekend sport time? At this time of the year, the NBA is already in their basketball season, the NFL has still more than two months left with football games, the NCAA has both basketball and football right now with basketball starting and football winding down. Just in case this hasn’t caught your eye the high school winter seasons are already underway or will be in the next 10 days. That adds girls basketball, boys basketball, swimming, and wrestling to the sports menu. With all of these things going on, the pro sports paid no attention to any other of these sports as they fill the TV schedules with games. Football in college used to be played only on Saturday, but for television revenues they will play any time, any where. This leaves high school sports fighting for their revenue checks. The only thing the high schools have going in their favor is that you can get into all of these for less than $10 a ticket, and some of them as low as $5 a ticket. The NCAA and pro sports consider low price tickets where the first number of three is a one. You are lucky to get a pro ticket (or some college tickets) for $100. At least at many high schools fixed-income adults get in for a very reduced price; whereas, in the other sports, they don’t care if you are 1 year old or 100, the ticket price is the same.
New Delhi: Roger Federer has been sent crashing out of the fourth round of the US Open 2018 as Australian John Millman sealed a 3-6, 7-5, 7-6, 7-6 upset over the ATP World no. 2. The remarkable win is Millman’s first against a top 10 player as he became the second Aussie to win against Federer in a grand slam game after Pat Rafter in 1999.The 29-year-old worked tirelessly hard to better Federer’s efforts as the tense game kept everyone at the edge of their seats.ALSO READ: WWE RAW: The Undertaker makes surprise appearance to confront HBK“I felt like a bit of a deer in headlights to begin with, to be honest with you,” Millman said.“The feet weren’t moving. Roger had it on a string, he was manipulating me around the court,” he addedThe 55th ranked Millman was as stunned as the whole world due to the fact that Federer has an unbeaten record (40-0) against players ranked 50 or more at the US Open.ALSO READ: Indian Air Force’s MiG 27 plane crashes near Rajasthan’s Jodhpur“A little bit of disbelief, he’s been a hero of mine. “He’s definitely not at his best, but I’ll take it,” said Millman after defeating Federer.“I got out of a tough second set and really found my feet and started to be a bit more aggressive,” he added.Earlier, Federer blew World No. 30 Nick Kyrgios by straight sets in the third round.Millman is now set to take on World No. 6 Novak Djokovic in the US Open quarterfinals on Thursday. For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
Nathan Coulte-Nile’s 92 is the highest by a No.8 in World Cups.Australia won against Afghanistan in their opening game.West Indies defeated Pakistan in Trent Bridge. New Delhi: Australia were left reeling at 38/4 in the seventh over after West Indies had won the toss and opted to bat in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash in Trent Bridge on Thursday. Steve Smith held the innings together and was given good support from Marcus Stoinis and Alex Carey. The partnership with Carey, worth 109 runs, revived Australia but once the wicketkeeper fell for 45, Australia were still miles away from posting a competitive total against the Windies. However, Nathan Coulter-Nile, coming in at No.8, had other ideas and he proceeded to change the course of the game and put West Indies on the backfoot.After starting slowly, Coulter-Nile opened up with two boundaries off Oshane Thomas to signal his intentions. Smith calmly notched up his 20th fifty and he was happy to give the strike more frequently to Coulter-Nile. The right-hander reposed the faith by hammering Andre Russell for a couple of boundaries. The momentum was with Australia as Coulter-Nile smashed a big six off Russell and the bowler walked away after bowling his eighth over due to a hamstring injury, presenting West Indies with some problems. highlights Coulter-Nile neared his fifty with a four off Carlos Brathwaite and he notched up his maiden fifty off the same bowler. Having reached his landmark, the Australia No.8 decided to punish West Indies further by launching Brathwaite straight down the ground for his second six. With Smith departing for 73 thanks to a magnificent catch from Sheldon Cottrell, the onus was on Coulter-Nile and he did not disappoint. He clubbed offspinner Ashley Nurse for a boundary and was dropped by Shimron Hetmyer at midwicketHaving received a life, Coulter-Nile proceeded to punish Sheldon Cottrell for two sixes and he looked good to reach a record century but in the quest for quick runs, Coulter-Nile miscued a lofted shot off Carlos Brathwaite to be caught at long off. His knock of 92 broke plenty of records in the process.Coulter-Nile’s 92 is the highest by a No.8 in the history of World Cups, going past Zimbabwe’s Heath Streak’s 72 against New Zealand in the 2003 World Cup match in Bloemfontein. Coulter-Nile’s effort was the highest by an Australian, going past Andy Bichel’s 64 against England in the 2003 match in Port Elizabeth. The highest score hit by a No.8 in ODIs is Chris Woakes’ unbeaten 95 which he achieved in Trent Bridge during the game against Sri Lanka in 2016. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
(REUTERS) – Serena Williams believes the withdrawal of some of the world’s top tennis players from this year’s U.S. Open amid the COVID-19 pandemic will not take the shine off a potential record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title for her.Six of the top 10 women’s players, including defending champion Bianca Andreescu and world number 1 Ash Barty, have dropped out of the August 31-September 13 U.S. Open, boosting Williams’ chance of winning the major for the first time since 2014.“It still has to be tennis that’s played, asterisks or not,” the six-time U.S. Open champion told reporters on Friday. “I think this whole year deserves an asterisk, because it’s such a special year – history we have never been through in this world.”“I think we are living a future history lesson. I think regardless, there is always going to be some asterisk by it, because it’s never been done before.“If you win, it was, like, wow, I was able to win in this crazy circumstance where there were no fans. It was just so sterile and weird, but I mentally came through. It might be a more mental test than anything.”Williams, who has a history of blood clots and pulmonary embolisms, said she had concerns over travelling to New York and is living in a rented house instead of the official players’ hotel as a precaution.“I have health issues and I don’t necessarily want to get sick, and if I do, I want the good version,” she said.“I didn’t want to be in the hotel because I have lung issues and felt it was a big risk for me personally. In a house, I can control more. I needed to put my mind at rest so that I could perform.”
Duro IkhazuagbePresident of Nigeria Football Coaches Association (NFCA), Bitrus Bewarang, has expressed disappointment at recent comments credited to the President of the Nigeria Referees Association (NRA), Tade Azeez, describing indigenous coaches as businessmen who favoured only their players.Bewarang also expressed his surprise that the referees’ president called for the engagement of a foreign coach for the Super Eagles at a time when Nigerians are advocating patronage of goods and services made in the country.“The call for engagement of a foreign coach is coming at a time when top coaches in Nigeria are undergoing the Confederation of African Football ‘A’ License Coaching course.”Bewarang who worked as assistant to Clemens Westerhof and Bonfrere Jo at the Super Eagles revealed why they succceded at the senior national team. “The secret of their success, especially Westerhof, was that they had the luxury of time to prepare for the achievement they made. It is clear that foreign coaches are usually over prized and given the required tools and environment to operate while the contrary is usually the case with the indigenous coaches who are treated with ignominy,” observed Bewarang from his experience at the Super EaglesHe added that the indigenous coaches despite the poor working conditions they experience have exhibited high sense of patriotism and it is on record that they ranked among the most successful coaches globally.He pointed at how the indigenous coaches who are the current handlers of the Golden Eaglets hold the five-time record wins of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup.The NCFA president reminded critics that the Dream Team (Under-23) is preparing for the Rio Olympics under the tutelage of an indigenous coach.Bewarang also mentioned the Flying Eagles who are rated among the best in the world.“The senior women team, the Super Falcons, is the best in Africa and among the best in the world. The same goes for the Falconets and the Flamingoes. The national Under-15 team and the national beach football teams are all handled by indigenous coaches.“Let me ask some questions: Who trained our past and present players like Stephen Keshi, Samson Siasia, Sunday Oliseh, Garba Lawal, Austn JJ Okocha, Tijani Babangida, Kanu Nwankwo, Joseph Yobo, John Mikel Obi, Ahmed Musa, Vincent Enyeama and many more too numerous to mention, to stardom?” Bewarang asked.He added that the Nigerian coaches will continue to give their best in any capacity they find themselves and also strive to improve with every opportunity they have.The coaches’ boss counseled the referees’ chief to be focused and work on the improvement of his members who have been ridiculously excluded from virtually all the World Cups over the years.“The referees’ president should be thinking on how to improve the performance of his members in officiating in the domestic league so that the various leagues will get better rather than dabbling into who handles the senior national team,” stressed Bewarang.While asking for Tade to retract his unwarranted comments, Bewarang also asked the NRA president to tender an unreserved apology to the Nigerian coaches or else he may have sown the seed of discord that will aggravate the already charged football atmosphere.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
The Nigeria Olympic Committee, NOC in collaboration with Sports For All Commission, have commanded the states and fitness clubs that participated in the two -day programme to update their skills.Banji Oladapo, NOC Secretary General made this statement yesterday at the closing ceremony of the Olympic Solidarity/NOC Sports For All Aerobics fitness, which took place at the Duban International Hotel, Ogba.Oladapo, said the course which was the first of its kind in Nigeria was a follow up to the Sports For All Forum for Directors of Sports Council and other fitness clubs. He pointed out that one of the objectives of the forum was to enable the participants to maintain strong affiliation with their various States Council’s and fitness clubs in order to promote fitness activities at their respective states.While explaining that the seminar was a refresher course which would enable the participants to understand the value of aerobics and also be in tune with the latest techniques of the world of fitness.However, the aerobics and fitness instructors have charged the Sports For All Commission to take campaign of healthy living through sports and physical exercise across the country.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Correction: An Oct. 29 article “Students petition to remove fence” quoted Katie Gavin as saying “We understand the USC administration that is in power will concede nothing. They aren’t forced to, but the idea is to gather enough students who care to sign and bring attention to the issue.” The quote should have read, “We understand the USC administration that is in power will concede nothing they aren’t forced to. But, the idea is to gather enough students who care to sign and bring attention to the idea.” The article has been edited to reflect this change.The article also said Craig Keys spoke with “black clubs.” The article has been edited to reflect that keys spoke with “block clubs.” Nearly one year after a shooting on campus on Halloween, the #USChangeMovement is petitioning President C. L. Max Nikias and the university administration to take down the gates that went up last January in an effort to increase campus security.Barriers · Erected in January 2013, the fencing surrounding the university’s campus has been the subject of controversy. Some students believe the gates symbolically represent barriers between USC and the community. – Austin Vogel | Daily TrojanLeaders of the movement believe the gates create a visible barrier that isolates USC from the South Los Angeles community and also serve to increase incidents of racial profiling.“USC is a community space,” said Makiah Green, a member of the #USChangeMovement who authored the petition. “Community members who have been living here for years can’t access that space anymore. We are in someone else’s neighborhood. It’s not our neighborhood and to restrict access all of a sudden sends a very harmful and disrespectful message. Our understanding is that if the gates don’t come down within this school year, they probably never will.”The gates were erected following the shooting last Halloween involving men not affiliated with USC. Green, a first-year master’s student in the professional writing program, said that she was troubled by the haste of administrative action, as the announcement regarding the security measures came just six days after the incident.“The shooting was an isolated incident and because of the nature of it, that shooting could have happened anywhere and so a lot of people felt like the administration did not consider the long-term implications of the gates,” Green said. “They just did it out of fear and panic.”Still, Dept. of Public Safety Deputy Chief David Carlisle stressed that gates and other enhanced security measures — which include closing the campus after 9 p.m. and requiring ID checks — were not necessarily a direct result of last year’s shooting.“We at DPS are always evaluating the security measures that we have in place both on and off campus and looking for ways that we can improve our policies, procedures and technology we use to make this as safe a campus as possible,” Carlisle said. “[The shooting] just escalated that process and President Nikias wanted new measures in place to make sure nothing like that ever happened again.”Katie Gavin, a junior majoring in music, was concerned that rather than increasing safety on campus, the gates create a barrier between people in the community and students.Gavin added that the overall gentrification of the area surround USC is harmful to the community. In addition to USC’s Master Plan to renovate University Village, private business have also built new apartment complexes such as University Gateway and Icon Plaza. Gavin said such development causes displacement of local residents.“USC has the potential to be — and has been — a really beneficial place for members of the community because it provides resources and there is a safe environment around here,” Gavin said. “The ideal situation is families can grow up around here, send their kids to charter schools and be able to use the resources on campus freely before or after 9 p.m., but if the plan is to continue to develop the area around here, it means USC is not interested in the family members that aren’t paying USC tuition.”Naomi McPherson, a junior majoring in American studies and ethnicity and narrative studies, was concerned about increased racial profiling by DPS and private security officials. She said that after the shooting last Halloween, which took place at a Black Student Association event, there was an increase in racially charged conversation and negative perceptions of black students.“I think students, if they’ve been paying attention, have noticed racial profiling and a lack of attention paid to certain students over others,” McPherson said. “I’ve seen students walk on campus and not show their ID because they were of a certain race and then other people get accosted.”The “Take Down the USC Gates” petition by the #USChangeMovement currently has more than 290 signatures, but it has yet to garner an administrative response. Every time the petition is signed, however, Nikias and Provost Elizabeth Garrett receive emails.“We understand the USC administration that is in power will concede nothing they aren’t forced to,” Gavin said. “But, the idea is to gather enough students who care to sign and bring attention to the idea.”Craig Keys, associate senior vice president for civic engagement, stressed that the gates were created to provide the safety of students and community members.“It’s not safe for the university to ignore concerns that are expressed and evident by the events that we’ve seen taking place in recent years and months on and around campus. So, for those reasons, we’ve increasingly made safety a priority and re-evaluated the resources that we committed to safety,” Keys said.Keys said the administration has made presentations to local councils and spoken with various block clubs and residents because they want to hear from the community and improve responsiveness.“I think it’s important in all of this to recognize that the university is making very significant efforts to balance the safety concerns with our commitment to maintaining an open campus,” he said.Green said even if the administration does not respond to the petition, she hopes it will spark conversation among students and remind students that the community outside the USC gates is a friendly neighborhood, not a hostile one.“I want the voices of the students to be heard and respected,” she said. “I hope it will bring about more collaboration between students, community members and senior administration.” The Daily Trojan regrets the errors.Follow Kate on Twitter @km_guarino
Among the biggest controversies in sports is the ongoing debate over whether the NCAA should compensate college athletes.Across the country, states are beginning to pass legislation that would force the NCAA to reform its structure and redefine amateurism. In California, the recently passed Fair Pay to Play Act allows college athletes to hire agents and make money off endorsements. That and other ongoing proposals, including in New York, forced the NCAA — which annually reports more than $1 billion in revenue — to respond.In late October, the NCAA’s board of governors unanimously voted to move toward allowing players to profit off their names, image and likeness. Syracuse Director of Athletics John Wildhack said in a statement, “We appreciate and support the NCAA Board of Governors’ recent action that paves the way for student-athletes to benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness in a manner consistent with the collegiate model.”As it stands now, college athletes aren’t allowed to receive compensation aside from their scholarships. In 2017, Central Florida’s kicker was ruled ineligible because he made money off his YouTube channel. After the NCAA’s October decision, Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim addressed the issue after a preseason scrimmage against Carleton for five minutes and nine seconds, then walked away from the podium without taking follow-up questions. He called the situation a “real difficult puzzle” and said allowing players to profit would stir more inequality and other unintended consequences.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text “It’s a good idea, but it’s a bad idea if it gets to a point where people are getting $20,000 here, $10,000, $15,000, $20,000,” Boeheim said. “If they go here, they’re going to get a $40,000 commercial. Because that’s what’s going to happen.”“I don’t see it,” Boeheim added. “I don’t see how it’s good.”Here’s how the rest of the head coaches at Syracuse see it. Dino Babers, Football“First of all, I think it’s good that people can use their own likenesses for financial gain,” Babers told Brent Axe on ESPN radio in October. “That’s awesome, and kind of the American way.”“From the NCAA standpoint, we gotta be careful, because it’s going to be really interesting how they balance it out for everyone,” Babers said in that interview. “Because if you’re talking about a quarterback or running back getting benefits, you know, it’s interesting that they probably wouldn’t get those benefits if it wasn’t for an O-lineman.John Desko, Men’s Lacrosse“I guess we’ve talked about that a little bit, not a lot because I’m not sure it would affect our sport,” Desko said. “I’m not so sure how many would pay for the likeness of a lacrosse player, but I’m sure maybe there’s a couple locally that would be interested. But it’s all speculation for me at this point.”Gary Gait, Women’s Lacrosse“I actually haven’t even thought about it, so it doesn’t affect our team. So haven’t even worried about it, haven’t really put any time into that,” Gait said.Quentin Hillsman, Women’s Basketball“The hard thing about college is this: You come to college, and you’re an athlete, and you work hard, play for your university,” Hillsman said.“I have no problem with players being compensated fairly. And I believe in that. I think that some of the things that they’re doing for cost of attendance and things like that has accomplished that. So, whatever the powers that be rule on that, I’m good with it,” Hillsman said.Nicky Adams, Women’s SoccerAdams has been involved in college sports for more than 20 years. As a player in the late-1990s, Adams led Texas A&M to two Big 12 titles and was nominated for the Herman Award — the women’s soccer version of the Heisman Trophy — twice.Despite her experience, Adams said she doesn’t have a strong opinion on the issue, calling it a “crazy topic where there’s so much that goes into it.”“We’re still trying to figure everything out,” Adams said.Brien Bell, Cross Country/Track and FieldBell said his view aligns with Wildhack and he takes the university’s stance on the issue. When asked about the proposed legislation in New York that would pay college athletes evenly based on each athletic department’s annual revenue, Bell had no comment.Ange Bradley, Field HockeyBradley has been coaching college field hockey since 1991, but she said she’s “really not familiar with the rules or laws” of paying college athletes. Bradley noted that paying players is “beyond what we do,” but “to have an education is an outstanding opportunity for anyone in life.”As a non-revenue sport, field hockey likely wouldn’t be a sport significantly affected by college athletes being able to profit off their names, images and likenesses. The proposed legislation in New York, though, would make Bradley’s players compensated just as much as Boeheim’s. Still, Bradley said she hasn’t thought about that possibility. Paul Flanagan, Ice Hockey“I don’t look at it probably like coach Boeheim, coach Babers and coach Desko, I guess. In our sport I don’t think it’s that much of an issue. So, do I think that some of these kids in these more high-profile sports are deserving of some type of remuneration? I don’t know,” Flanagan said.Flanagan added: “You look at a school like ours, or just down the road a school like Colgate, that’s got all these Division I sports, how are schools going to do it financially?… In some way shape or form some of these elite athletes, they’re rewarded eventually…I think that somewhere in there maybe there will be a compromise, but I don’t have the answer to that.”Leonid Yelin, Volleyball “I know what you want to ask, but you know, I don’t even have (an) answer,” Yelin said. “You can ask, but I don’t have – I don’t think so, not me. I don’t think anyone has (an) answer (right) now.”“I’m just telling you in the future. You can ask anyone (on the team). I can tell you, nobody is going to give you an answer just because nobody knows (the solution),” Yelin said.Shannon Doepking, Softball“I think softball is so far off from that, that it is not really something that we think about, to be honest. I think softball is just a different beast in its own that it is not something that I think is going to affect us in any way,” Doepking said. “So honestly, it is not something that I think about ever.”Younes Limam, Tennis “Quite honestly, right now, we have more things to worry about,” Limam said. “I haven’t really thought about it too much.”Dave Reischman and Luke McGee, Men’s and Women’s RowingReischman “respectfully” declined to comment, and McGee did not respond when asked whether college athletes should get paid.Syracuse men’s soccer head coach Ian McIntyre could not be reached for comment. Comments Published on March 8, 2020 at 11:16 pm * * indicates required Sign up for The Daily Orange Newsletter Email Address * Relation to SU Current StudentEmployee of SUAlumniParent of Current/Former StudentLocal CNY ResidentOther Facebook Twitter Google+
Carlo Tavecchio (pictured) may have thought he had escaped censure after becoming the new head of Italian despite his much-publicised racist comments about African footballers but UEFA have taken the unusual step of setting up an inquiry. Taveccio referred to “banana eaters” during a prepared speech to Italy’s amateur leagues when he complained about a lack of opportunities for home-grown players at professional clubs. Despite his comments drawing widespread condemnation, he still managed to clinch the FIGC presidency thought FIFPro, the international players’ union, said the matter should not end there.The organisation also called on Tavecchio to attend a UEFA-organised anti-discrimination conference in Rome in September and make a public apology.But UEFA have pre-empted that by opening their own investigation.”Following a request of information made by UEFA on 28 July 2014, Mr Carlo Tavecchio, President of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC), has today been personally informed by UEFA about the decision of its Chief Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector to open a disciplinary investigation on alleged racist comments made by him during his FIGC presidential election campaign,” a statement said.”Once the report has been completed, the UEFA Chief Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector will submit its conclusions to the Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body to render a decision about this matte