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Broadbeach penthouse price hiked up by $5 million

first_img3001 and 3002 / 14 George Ave, Broadbeach.A MELBOURNE businessman is attempting a flip of epic proportions, listing his Broadbeach penthouse for $5 million more than he paid for it just a year ago.Nail Grege snapped up the pad in the Ultra building for $6.25 million last July. He has relisted it, this time for an eye-watering $10.95 million.What a pool view. Photo: Kit WiseMatt Gates from Ray White Prestige Surfers Paradise is marketing the three-bedroom property which spans 938sq m and comes with its own art studio, gym, wet bar and 10m pool.According to Mr Gates the beachside penthouse has a mix of sophisticated spaces, stylish outdoor balconies and contemporary decor.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North6 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoSwanky and cosy.“A palette of lavish finishes, modern tones, bold intention and the ultimate decor create a striking architectural impression,” he said.“The majestic setting embraces 360 degree views of the entire Gold Coast.”Mr Grege sold his Hedges Ave mansion in 2016 for more than $11 million before purchasing the palatial penthouse.Pull up a stool and enjoy the view. Photo: Kit WiseThree years ago it was marketed at offers over $10 million before the price dropped to $7.99 million in 2015.It is one of five properties that could crack the $10 million mark on the Gold Coast this year if it does sell. Also on the market for a double-digit figure is pub prince Tony Burnett’s mansion at 22-24 Admiralty Drive for $10.95 million.Marble galore. Photo: Kit WiseFormer Cable Ski World owner and developer Otto Pfeiffer is still hoping to find a buyer for his Carrara mansion at 8-16 Riverbend Ave.He bought the kingsize home 20 years ago from the original builder and owner and has made a renewed push to sell it for $15 million.The library in the Ultra penthouse.Also on the market are two homes on the Sovereign Islands, 16-22 Parklane Terrace at $14.288 million and 3-7 Sir Lancelot Close for $13.5 million.last_img read more

Williamson: Comeback shows spirit

first_img Press Association There have been reports that the sizeable French contingent in the Magpies’ dressing room are at odds with the non-French players but Williamson feels that performance shows such talk is wide of the mark. “There has been a lot said about it, a lot of speculation but you could see the commitment and the euphoria after the game between the players,” he said. “There is a lot of passion now and we are a very tight bunch. Maybe a lot is said about it in the media but it is all rubbish because the lads are tight, everyone doing it for themselves as much as each other. “There is a lot of relief in the changing room and with the fans. It was a tough, tough game. We had to show resilience and character and I felt that is what was needed.” Williamson acknowledged the club’s fans have endured a rocky time this year, particularly compared the success of the previous campaign, which ended with Europa League qualification and widespread acclaim. But he feels those highs can be attained again. “We are aware of what they (the fans) have endured this season,” he said. “As players, maybe we have not hit the heights both personally and collectively but we just want them to know it wasn’t through a lack of effort and commitment. “Hopefully we showed them that and we can enjoy the last game, the fans can have a great day out and we can try to get a big scalp against Arsenal. “We’ve got the strength and depth and whether we add a few in the summer or not that is down to the manager, but I feel we have all the quality and the attributes to replicate what we did last year. I know it has been a tricky, tricky season but hopefully with a bit more of a rub of the green we can do what we did again.” center_img Newcastle defender Mike Williamson believes his side’s 2-1 comeback win against QPR on Sunday proves there is no split in the camp.last_img read more

United ‘respect’ Fabregas choice

first_img But speaking in a press conference in Malaysia, the midfielder said: “Triumphing in Barcelona is what I have been hoping for all my life, it’s been my dream since I was a child. “I am very happy at Barcelona and I haven’t spoken to any other club in the last two years.” Fabregas also defended not making a statement on his future in the midst of speculation about United’s interest. “I’ve been relaxed about it the whole time, I didn’t have to clarify anything because the only thing I was thinking about was staying at Barca,” he said. “I haven’t deceived anyone or hidden anything, I told the club’s press department that I would speak when it was my turn to speak to the press.” United responded on Wednesday afternoon when a spokesman said: “We appreciate Cesc is a contracted player at Barcelona and completely respect everything Cesc has said today.” Fabregas returned to his boyhood club from Arsenal in 2011 and helped Barcelona win last season’s league title as well as the previous year’s Spanish cup. He insisted there was never any truth in the speculation about him wanting a return to the Premier League. David Moyes’ side had two bids for the former Arsenal man rejected by Barcelona earlier this summer, while Nou Camp sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta declared at the start of the week that United had given up on trying to sign the Spain international. Fabregas ruled out a move away from Barcelona while at the Confederations Cup in June but kept silent after United made their interest in him official, prompting speculation that he was in favour of a transfer. Manchester United have confirmed they “respect” Cesc Fabregas’ claim that he wants to remain at Barcelona. “Stories have been invented,” he said. “I don’t know why speculation grew even after Tito (Vilanova, former Barcelona coach), Zubizarreta, Tata (Gerardo Martino, new Barca coach) and (Barcelona vice-president Josep) Bartomeu all said they wanted me to stay. “I was never given any sign from the club to make me think they didn’t want me, I have always felt wanted here. I spoke to Bartomeu, the president (Sandro Rosell) in person and Tata also told me he wanted me to stay and there’s been no problem.” Fabregas also denied that he had requested a new contract from the Catalan club and promised to try to improve his performances for Barcelona next season. “What I have to do is do everything better because I’m at the biggest and most demanding club in the world,” he said. Press Associationlast_img read more

Lord set for Durkan return

first_img Noel Meade reports Texas Jack to be on course for the Grade One as long as he comes through his final piece of work in good shape. “He’s in good form. He will do a bit of work later this week and if that goes OK he will run,” said the County Meath trainer. The eight-year-old was last seen finishing fourth to Last Instalment in Leopardstown’s Hennessy Gold Cup in February. Willie Mullins looks like relying on Boston Bob after the Punchestown Gold Cup winner finished third to Road To Riches in the Champion Chase at Down Royal on his reappearance. Mouse Morris’ First Lieutenant, runner up to Boston Bob at Punchestown, could renew rivalry. Morris also has Baily Green and Rathlin in the mix. As well as First Lieutenant, owners Gigginstown House Stud have the Gordon Elliott-trained Don Cossack, winner at Punchestown and Down Royal on his two starts this term. The Tom Mullins-trained Alderwood and Robbie Hennessy’s Rubi Light complete the nine acceptors. Press Association Jim Culloty is looking forward to getting his Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Lord Windermere back on the course in the John Durkan Memorial Chase at Punchestown on Sunday.center_img The eight-year-old is among nine horses standing their ground at the confirmation stage and while the trip might be on the short side, Culloty is looking for a decent show. “The horse is fit and well and while two and a half miles is a slightly inadequate trip, we are hoping for a good run to kick off his campaign this season,” said the Mallow handler. last_img read more

Little League Tryouts

first_img State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Latest posts by admin (see all) Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 Latest Posts Bio Eager young faces watch closely as some of their colleagues are put through their paces during fielding and throwing exercises outside the Down East Family YMCA.—GREG TEHENNEPEScores of youngsters turned out for recent Little League baseball and softball tryouts held by the James Russell Wiggins Down East Family YMCA in Ellsworth.Boys and girls ages 7-12 will be assigned to a dozen Little League baseball and softball teams, and older youngsters will play on three Junior League teams and a Senior League entry.The season will get under way on Saturday, April 25, with games scheduled two or three times a week at the DeMeyer Field complex.See more photos…For complete story, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. admin This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

The Latest: Italian and Catalan MotoGP races postponed

first_img April 7, 2020 The country is expected to remain under lockdown until April 26.Javier Tebas says other scenarios are also being studied. They include having the European competitions restarting only by the end of June and not conflicting with the domestic leagues.Tebas says it is very likely the league will restart with games in empty stadiums and that matches in venues with reduced capacity will also eventually be an option.The league president says it has been “impossible” to reach a deal with players on the salary reductions needed to reduce the financial impact of the crisis but he expects the majority of the clubs to reach agreements with players.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Italian and Catalan MotoGP races have been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. South Korea’s professional baseball league says it hopes to start practice games between teams on April 21 before possibly opening the season in early May.The Korea Baseball Organization says the plans are contingent on the country’s coronavirus caseload continuing to slow.The KBO will advise players to wear face masks in locker rooms and require them to download smartphone apps to report their daily health status to league officials.South Korea reported 47 new cases for the second consecutive day as infections continued to wane in the worst-hit city of Daegu. Those are the smallest daily jumps since Feb. 20. The country was reporting about 500 new cases per day in early March.But there’s still concern over infections linked to passengers arriving from overseas. The motorcycling series has yet to start its season. Eight MotoGP races have now been called off because of the virus.The Italian Grand Prix was scheduled for May 31 at the Mugello Circuit and would have been followed the next weekend by the race at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona.Organizers say new dates for those races “cannot be confirmed until it becomes clearer when exactly it will be possible to hold the events.”___The president of the Spanish soccer league says he is not contemplating returning to action before the end of May.center_img Associated Press The Latest: Italian and Catalan MotoGP races postponed The KBO announced last month that it was postponing the start of its season but that it still hoped to maintain a 144-game regular-season schedule. It then said it could ban spectators from games when infection risks were high.___More AP sports: and,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

Former Sparks head coach Julie Rousseau to chair USC Athletics Black Lives Matter Action Team

first_imgJulie Rousseau, former head coach of the Los Angeles Sparks and a current adjunct professor in USC’s Gender and Sexuality Studies department, will serve as the chair of the USC Athletics Black Lives Matter Action Team, Athletic Director Mike Bohn announced in a press release Tuesday.  Joining Rousseau will be a steering committee to help carry out specific actions identified by the USCABLM Action Team. Bohn also announced that the Action Team will include an advisory committee made up of seven student-athletes, eight coaches and 10 Athletic Department staff members.  Rousseau was an assistant head coach with the Sparks for the WNBA’s inaugural season in 1997, becoming head coach for the final 17 games of the 1997 season and the first 20 of the 1998 season. She then went on to coach at the collegiate level from 2001 to 2013, returning to the WNBA as an assistant and culture coach of the Seattle Storm in 2015 after spending the 2015 season as an assistant at the University of Nevada.  The Action Team will collaborate with the recently formed United Black Student-Athletes Association as well as the Trojan Athletic Senate, alumni, former players and campus and community leaders. “The time begs for us to continue the work and legacy of our ancestors,” Rousseau said in the release. “For such a time as this, I hope to be a bridge builder for creating an environment that exemplifies regard and respect for the lives of Black student athletes at USC. All Lives Can’t Matter, Until Black Lives Matter.”center_img “This will be a supportive team effort aimed at eliminating social injustice and racism within Trojan Athletics, the University and its surrounding communities,” Rousseau said in the release. “Like the late, great civil rights activist and Congressman John R. Lewis once said, ‘We may not have chosen the time, but the time has chosen us.’” Rousseau also assisted with Arizona State’s marketing, community relations and student-athlete welfare strategies from 2016-19 while she completed her doctoral degree.  “Raised in Los Angeles with experiences as a student-athlete, college and professional coach, and educator, Julie is uniquely qualified to lead our USC Athletics Black Lives Matter Action Team,” Bohn wrote. “Julie’s passion and vision, strong leadership skills and outstanding reputation, as well as her innovative academic background, make her a wonderful fit to guide this critically important initiative.”last_img read more

Presidency Wades into NFF Crisis as Osinbajo Meets Dalung, Pinnick

first_imgDuro IkhazuagbeWith FIFA’s August 20 deadline to Nigeria to resolve the crisis in the administration of the country’s football just some days away, the Federal Government, it appears, has waded into the matter to prevent the ban from world football ruling body from happening.Yesterday in Abuja, the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, met with Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, who has been at the centre of the protracted crisis, behind closed doors at the Presidential Villa. Presidency sources told THISDAY that the meeting which took place inside Osinbajo’s office shortly after the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, was meant to strategise on how to resolve the NFF crisis between Chris Giwa and the Amaju Melvin Pinnick-led NFF board whose tenure will end next month.Although details of their discussions were not revealed to reporters covering the Villa, THISDAY learnt the kernel of the discourse was how to end this almost four-year old crisis without incurring FIFA’s wrath.It was also learnt that the Acting President had earlier before the FEC meeting held private discussions with NFF President, Pinnick, and some members of his board.Those who were with Pinnick at the meeting with Osinbajo include; the two vice presidents of the NFF, Seyi Akinwunmi and Shehu Dikko; and the only female member of the board, Aisha Falode.Interestingly, after the NFF’s meeting at the Villa, THISDAY also learnt that another meeting was called by the Reconciliation Committee headed by former Chairman of NFA, Col. Abdulmumini Aminu (rtd) to find a way out of the log-jam.Other members of the NFF Board that include Chairman of Chairmen, Ibrahim Gusau; Technical Committee Chairman, Ahmed Fresh and Mohammed Alkali joined the four who were at the Villa in the meeting with the Aminu Committee.It was understood that a meeting of Pinnick and Giwa is being proposed for today even as there are speculations that the vacation judge in the Pinnick and Giwa case may have moved hearing to tomorrow, August 17 in Jos.Tuesday’s final warning to Nigeria was the fourth time since 2006 that FIFA would be directly involved in post- World Cup tournament crisis.In the media release from Zurich, FIFA seems to have ran out of patience over the festering crisis between Giwa and Pinnick and announced the decisions of its Bureau of FIFA Council in relation to undue influence in the affairs of the Nigeria Football Federation.The statement read: “In line with art. 16 par. 1 of the FIFA Statutes, the Bureau of the FIFA Council decided that if by Monday, August 20, 2018, at 12:00 (CET), the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) offices are not handed back to the legitimate NFF executive committee under President Amaju Melvin Pinnick, who was duly elected on 30 September 2014, the NFF will be suspended with immediate effect for contravening art. 14 par. 1 i) and art. 19, as well as art. 14 par. 1 a) of the FIFA Statutes.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

LA Lakers take steps back with 109-97 loss to Dallas

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error One of the more popular people in Los Angeles took his dream job fielding no expectations on how short or long his rebuilding project would take.With Luke Walton guiding the Lakers to their best start in three years, however, he liked the early returns on his players’ work ethic, team mindset and ability to collect some upset victories. Nonetheless, Walton still held concerns, mindful that his foundation has not yet had time for the cement to dry.Hence, the Lakers’ 109-97 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday at Staples Center should not be that surprising. Walton found the team “played a little soft in the first half.” Lakers forward Julius Randle decried the team “didn’t have a killer instinct.” In other words, the Lakers (4-4) snapped a three-game winning streak and an unbeaten mark at home because of usual growing pains attributed to young teams.“We have to forget about it,” Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell said. “The wins that we got, we talked about it that day, got over it and prepared for the next one. It’s the same thing with these losses. If we lose, get over it and prepare the best way you can for the next one.” “That’s a very well-coached and disciplined team that runs sets every time they’re down court,” Walton said. “It’s definitely harder to guard.”Meanwhile, the Lakers also took a step back offensively after previously ranking third overall in total points per game (110.3) and featuring five different players that have led the team in scoring.Jordan Clarkson (22 points), Nick Young (20 ), Lou Williams (15 points), Randle (15 points, 10 rebounds) and Russell (12 points, seven assists, five rebounds) still gave the Lakers some balanced offense. But Walton found the Lakers’ ball movement stopped against Dallas’ zone defense. Young faded after scoring 13 points in the first quarter. Russell also went scoreless in the first half and took only one shot, though he attributed that more to defensive coverages.“If they’re open, I try to make that pass,” Russell said. “If not, I try to attack.”The Lakers will try to do the same thing, intent on making Walton happy with their progress despite their latest hiccup.center_img Despite the Mavericks (2-5) nursing key injuries to Deron Williams (left calf strain), Dirk Nowitzki (right Achilles strain) and Devin Harris (right toe strain), Walton considered Dallas “more dangerous for the short term” because the depleted rotation provided a “great opportunity for players that are hungry to play and earn minutes to prove they should be getting in the rotation.”Walton still remembered how the Lakers lost Game 6 in their first-round matchup against the Phoenix Suns in the 2006 playoffs despite Raja Bell’s one-game suspension. It still stayed fresh in his mind that the Lakers upset the Golden State Warriors last year when he served as an assistant there while Kobe Bryant sat out with an injury.This time, the Mavericks gave the Lakers problems by exposing something still prevalent during their recent progress. The Lakers allowed five players to crack double-figures, including Harrison Barnes (31 points), Seth Curry (22 points), Justin Anderson (11 points) and Dwight Powell (10 points). The Lakers committed 16 turnovers. And the Lakers decried the absence of forward Larry Nance Jr. because of a concussion.“He does all the little things and we could’ve used that tonight,” Randle said. “We can definitely take that for granted.”Nonetheless, those developments exposed the Lakers’ early weaknesses thus far. They entered Tuesday’s game allowing 108 points per contest and ranking last in the NBA in turnovers (18).last_img read more