It was their perfect home and then one day it was on the market

first_imgOn the ground floor is large office/library with crafted cedarwood bookcases, a lounge with original fireplace, a laundry, bathroom and a kitchen with custom built cabinetry, marble benchtops, premium quality stainless steel appliances and an island bench. The kitchen then flows in to a living and dining area which has french doors that open on to the covered terrace that wraps around the rear of the house. Upstairs there are three large bedrooms, one with an ensuite, one with a study nook and the other with a huge storage space. There is also a family bathroom.The master bedroom is a true parents’ retreat, with built-in robes, and a marble ensuite with double vanity, shower and bath. But it is outside that this entertainers house shines. There is an alfresco space with a built-in kitchenette that links to another covered entertaining zone complete with electric Vergola operable roof. The saltwater pool and heated spa have two rotatable umbrellas for shade and an integrated cleaning system.All of this overlooks the canal and a myriad of recreational boats. Other features include a security system, ducted airconditioning and ceiling fans throughout, hardwired sound system, 26,000L underground water tank, a secure garage for up to four cars and a carport for two more, and a six station irrigation system for the gardens. 56 AUSTRALIA CT, NEWPORTFRAMED by an iconic jacaranda tree, this canal house embraces the best of the New England and French Provincial styles.Located at Newport on the Redcliffe peninsula, the 1980-built two-storey house was extensively renovated by Bill and Bronwyn Woodforde.But with their children now grown up, it is time to move. He said they always bought “the worst house in the best street”.“This one had unique appeal and was in a prime spot,” he said.The house itself sits on a 827sq m block with 24m canal frontage. It hcenter_img More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoas one of the largest private approved pontoons, which has the ability to berth a 12m long wet berth vessel and two dry berths, both with power and water supplied to the pontoon. Mr Woodforde said his family rarely went away on holidays, preferring to go boating locally. Entry to the house is through manicured gardens and hedgerows via a granite cobblestone path and stately double doors into the home, which has silver travertine marble tiles, vaulted ceilings and decorative cornices throughout. From the house, it is just a 45 minutes to Moreton Bay Island or 30 minutes to Bribie Island by boat.The property is listed with Courtney Maguire of Place Kangaroo Point, and will go to auction at 11am tomorrow (Sunday, November 18). “This was her (Bronwyn’s) dream home,” Mr Woodforde said. “We had been looking to buy in the area and always pointed out this one as a timeless classic.“But we were always told the owners would never sell, and then one day I saw it online.”And the rest is history. The couple bought the house in 2009, only moving in after the renovations were complete in 2012.Mr Woodforde, who runs his own shop fitting business and has renovated “five or six” properties, said they custom-built everything they could, with his wife having a say in every design element. last_img read more

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Czech protesters mark anniversary of Velvet revolution

first_imgThe protest was held on the eve of the30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution, which ended communist rule in whatwas then Czechoslovakia.   Crowds gather at Letna Park to mark the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution in Prague, Czech Republic on Saturday. AFP It was alleged that Babis used theEuropean Union subsidies for his private business, which he denied.   Prague – At least 200,000 people protested against the Czech governmentin this capital, calling for Prime Minister Andrej Babis to resign overallegations of fraud. Saturday’s demonstration was held inLetna Park – which was also the site of the biggest rallies of November 1989.(BBC)last_img

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Murder try suspect falls

first_imgMirante was tagged as one of the most wanted person in the municipal police station of Dumarao, Capiz, the report added. His apprehension was staged on the strength of an arrest warrant, police said.  ILOILO City – Charged with attempted murder, a man was arrested in Barangay Poblacion, Bingawan, Iloilo.  The 58-year-old Rodrigo Mirante of Barangay Amingan, Alimodian, Iloilo was caught around 9 a.m. on May 10, a police report showed.center_img The suspect was detained in the lockup cell of the Dumarao police station. The court recommended a P120,000 bail bond for Mirante’s temporary liberty./PNlast_img

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Batesville Middle School Golf @ Madison

first_imgBatesville Middle School Golf team traveled to Madison to a Par 3 course on Saturday and finished 6th out of 16 teams.Ross Harmeyer was top scorer for the team and finished the day with a 69, Meredith McCreary 75, Cole Mobley 82, Andy Gutzwiller, 82, and Sam Bowman 85. Meredith McCreary placed 3rd overall in the girls division with her 75.Next meet is Thursday (4-17) at Brook Hill Golf Course.‘We exceeded expectations at our meet on Saturday in Madison.  We were missing some of our best golfers,  but I was pleasantly surprised with our first-timers at the course  Cole Mobley, Sam Bowman, and Andy Gutzwiller who all played very well in spurts. I know Sam commented to me that he was tired on his back 9 as I imagine the rest of you were. Meredith placed 3rd overall in the girls division to receive a plaque and Ross Harmeyer was our top scorer of the day hitting a 69.  I think we finished 6th out of 16 teams which is very solid. I was happy with the effort.’  Batesville Coach Eric Feller.last_img read more

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RCB skittled for IPL record low of 49

first_imgROYALl Challengers Bangalore’s star-studded batting line-up was sensationally skittled for the lowest total in Indian Premier League history on Sunday as Kolkata Knight Riders overcame a batting collapse of their own to secure a remarkable 82-run victory.Chasing a seemingly modest target of 132, Bangalore subsided to 49 all out in 9.3 overs, with not a single player reaching double figures amid a frenzied atmosphere at Eden Gardens. The previous record low score had been Rajasthan Royals’ 58 against RCB in 2009.Virat Kohli’s dismissal for a first-ball duck set the tone for the visitors’ embarrassing innings, which saw seamers Nathan Coulter-Nile, Chris Woakes and Colin de Grandhomme run riot on their way to respective figures of 3-21, 3-6 and 3-4.KKR had earlier made a superb start through Sunil Narine (34 from 17 balls), before enduring a struggle against spin as they were limited to 131 all out.That total ultimately proved more than enough, however, with Bangalore offering a shambolic response on their way to a fifth defeat from seven outings this season. They now sit bottom of the table. In contrast, second-placed Kolkata boast five wins from their first seven outings.Man-of-theMatch Coulter-Nile did much of the initial damage for Kolkata. Either side of Umesh Yadav accounting for Mandeep Singh, the Australian had Kohli caught at second slip and AB de Villiers held behind the wicket off a top-edged pull, before also removing Kedar Jadhav, the top-scorer with a paltry nine.England all-rounder Woakes then took centre stage, removing Chris Gayle – on the four-year anniversary of the opener’s world-record T20 innings of 175 not out for RCB – and Stuart Binny in his first over.The accurate Woakes also had Samuel Badree lbw and there were three late scalps for De Grandhomme as Bangalore’s last six batsmen fell for the addition of just nine runs.Kolkata’s innings began with a bang thanks to Narine, who scored all of his 42 runs against Gujarat Lions last time out in boundaries.On this occasion, Narine hit Badree for three fours and a six in the first over and dominated an opening stand of 48 with Gautam Gambhir that spanned just 22 balls.The Knight Riders were unable to make the most of their strong start as wickets tumbled at regular intervals thereafter, Yuzvendra Chahal picking up 3-16.Yet it mattered little as RCB produced a horror show in reply that is sure to prompt serious questions.(Omnisport).last_img read more

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Messi Wary of Super Eagles

first_imgArgentina attacker Lionel Messi has admitted that he is wary of Nigeria after the teams were pooled together in last week’s draw for the 2018 World Cup.The Super Eagles and the South American heavyweights were placed in Group D alongside Croatia and debutants Iceland. Messi said that the Super Eagles are a dangerous team who have powerful attackers, as demonstrated in their 4-2 friendly win over Argentina in Russia during the last international window.“Nigeria is like that, they have two faces. If they have their day, they score four goals,” Messi told TyCSports.“They have very good players it was clear in the second half (of the friendly); but they also allow you to play, they leave gaps and many spaces are generated,” observed the Argentine superstar.Messi also expressed his respect for Nigeria captain John Mikel Obi, who voted for the Argentina in the Best FIFA Football Awards Men’s Player of the Year category.“We played many times against each other, but never talked. Simply a greeting and respect forever,” added the Barcelona forwardShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Olofinjano Pledges Support for ASFU Invitational Championship

first_imgFormer Super Eagles midfielder Seyi Olofinjano has pledged his support for Africa Students Football Union Invitational Championship.Olofinjano who is one of the brand ambassadors of ASFU revealed last weekend that he wants to contribute his quota to the success of the Invitational Championship which will take place in Lagos this month.“This is a good Championship that will help African university students successfully combine education and football. “While I support youths to play football as a career, I would also want them to be learned. They must have something to fall back to when they retire from football and that is where education comes in,” Olofijana said.President of Africa Students Football Union, Professor Seun Omotayo who just returned from Wolverhampton revealed that Olofijana has decided to support the Championship with the donation of the cup to be won on the final day and the medals.Bet9ja is a supporter of the Championship as well as Lacena water as official water.Lagos State will host the semifinal and finals of the championship.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Mallards sweep La Crosse in doubleheader

first_imgWhile the All-Star Break provided a rest for the Madison Mallards, this weekend surely a changeof pace. After treacherous weather postponed the Mallards’ Thursday night game, they wereforced to play a double-header on Friday. The Mallards were able to come out with one of thevictories against the Eau Claire Express. Most importantly, they were able to save their energyfor Saturday’s double-header against the La Crosse Loggers, winning both games in decisivefashion.In the first game, the Mallards jumped out to an early 2-0 lead thanks to a bases loaded 2 RBIsingle by catcher Adam Davis in the bottom of the first inning. Davis finished the game withthe lone hit, but managed another RBI in the third inning, scoring infielder Reed Gargnani andgiving Davis his 29th RBI of the season.The story of the game was Gargnani, who went 3-for-4 with both of his runs coming off of Davis.Gargnani picked up his sixth double of the season and now has two straight multi-hit games.More impressively, Gargnani has only six hitless games since June 22.Mallard’s infielder Jon Pierre Garcia’s solo homerun in the bottom of the sixth inning proved tobe the nail in the coffin for the Loggers, as they went on to lose 4-1. Junior pitcher Matt Morganpicked up his third win of the season for the Mallards, while pitcher J.R. Graham picked up hisfourth save of the year.The win enabled the Mallards to head into their second game of the day with a much deservedsense of confidence. Just like in their first game, the Mallards pounced all over La Crosseearly, expect this time they didn’t stop. Mallard’s outfielder Harold Riggins drove in 2 runs in thebottom of the first inning, with infielder Jacob Esch also driving in one run. The hit by Rigginsmarked the 32nd straight game he has reached base safely, which leads the league.The onslaught continued as the Mallards batted around the order in the second inning, puttingup six runs off of four hits. Four of the runs in the second inning came off of Garcia’s grandslam, which marked his second home run of the double header. As if the Mallards needed anymore runs, they continued to pour them on with a three-run inning in the fifth. The Mallardsended up crushing the Loggers 12-1. Mallard’s pitcher Matt LaMothe finished the game with 4strikeouts, picking up his third win of the season. Reliever Nick Rice picked up the save, his firstof the season.While the bats were hot in both games, especially the second game, the pitching was evenbetter. As a matter of fact, in their four games since the All-Star Break, the Mallards have onlygiven up a total of four runs, which is something manager C.J. Thielke is impressed by.“It all begins with starting pitching,” Thieleke said. “Our last four starters [LaMothe, Morgan,Uriegas and Shellhorn] are all providing the team with an effective top of the rotation and that’swhat we’re looking for.”This weekend not only proved to be huge in the standings for the Mallards, moving them intothird place in the division, it also provided a chance for manager Thielke to get a look at some ofthe guys on his bench.“The guys showed great energy,” Thielke said. “It was exciting to see guys, who don’t alwaysplay, produce for us. I think it says a lot about the kind of depth we have on this team.”The Mallards look to extend their win streak to four games heading into their final game of theseries against La Crosse Sunday night. With a win, they could move into a tie for second placewith the Wisconsin Woodchucks, setting them up nicely for a possible playoff-birth.last_img read more

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Syracuse will play winner of Kent State and UMass to start NCAA tournament

first_imgSyracuse (17-1, 6-1 Atlantic Coast) will be the No. 1 overall seed in the 2015 NCAA tournament, the NCAA said on its Selection Show Sunday evening.The Orange will play the winner of Kent State (11-8, 5-1 Mid-American) and Massachusetts (11-8, 5-3) on Saturday, Nov. 14 at 11:30 a.m. The games will be played at J.S. Coyne Stadium on SU’s South Campus, where the Orange has won 12 consecutive home games and is 72-4 since 2008.Syracuse last played Kent State in 2014 in Kent, Ohio, when the Orange won 6-1. SU also beat UMass 4-0 at J.S. Coyne Stadium on Sept. 6. Since that game in early September, Syracuse became the 10th team in school history — the first women’s squad — to finish a perfect regular season, going 16-0.The other two teams coming to Syracuse, New York to play in the first round will be Maryland and Princeton. Should Syracuse win its first round contest, it would play the winner of that game. Syracuse last played Maryland in College Park, Maryland, in 2013 when the Terrapins were the No. 1 team in the nation. The Orange fell 2-1 in overtime in that game. SU has beaten Princeton in each of the last five seasons.Connecticut, the team which beat Syracuse 1-0 in the 2014 National Championship, was seeded fourth in the NCAA tournament. As the Huskies are on the same side of the bracket as Syracuse, the only possible meeting would be in the NCAA Semifinals.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange, seeded No. 1 in the ACC tournament, suffered its first loss of the season earlier in the day Sunday when it fell 2-1 in overtime to No. 3 North Carolina in the ACC title game, held in Charlottesville, Virginia. It was in a darkened bus on the ride back to Syracuse when the team heard and a cheer went up.North Carolina received the second-overall seed and Virginia, the third. Every team in the ACC made the NCAA tournament. Comments Related Stories Syracuse’s run to perfection ends with 2-1 loss to North Carolina in ACC ChampionshipEmma Russell sends Syracuse to ACC championship with game-winning overtime goalNo. 1 Syracuse finishes regular season undefeated with OT win over No. 4 Duke Published on November 8, 2015 at 10:51 pm Contact Sam: sjfortie@syr.edu | @Sam4TRcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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No. 27 Syracuse falls to No. 35 Georgia Tech, 4-3

first_img Comments Published on March 3, 2019 at 4:48 pm Contact Eric: estorms@syr.edu No. 27 Syracuse (8-5, 2-3 Atlantic Coast) ventured to Atlanta to extend its four-game win streak. Instead, No. 35 Georgia Tech (5-5, 2-1) didn’t let it happen, defeating Syracuse 4-3.The match started outdoors for doubles play until it started raining. As the matches were disrupted, Gabriela Knutson and Miranda Ramirez were down 4-1 and Dina Hegab and Guzal Yusupova trailed 3-2 in doubles. Libi Mesh and Sonya Treshcheva were also losing 3-2 in Treshcheva’s first match back from a foot injury since Feb. 3.But the venue switch seemingly had no effect. Hegab and Yusupova lost 6-3 and Mesh and Treshcheva lost 6-2, giving Georgia Tech the first point of the match. Knutson and Ramirez were only down 5-4, but their match went unfinished.The first singles match of the day finished quickly. Sofya Golubovskaya, in just her second singles match since Feb. 10 after a shoulder injury, struggled at second doubles against Nami Otsuka. Golubovskaya fell in straight sets, 6-2, 6-1.In first singles, No. 42 Knutson squared off against No. 24 Kenya Jones. Jones took the first set, 6-4, but Knutson fired back with a 6-4 set win of her own. But in the third set, Knutson hit a wall. Already down 5-0 in the set, a cross-court return by Knutson was fired back by a Jones backhand down the sideline and Knutson couldn’t get there in time, giving Jones the 6-0 set win. Minutes later, the Yellow Jackets clinched the match as Valeriya Deminova defeated Masha Tritou in fourth singles, 6-3, 7-5.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNo. 71 Ramirez won 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 in third singles and Yusupova, playing at sixth singles, also won in straight sets 6-4, 7-6 (7-0). And at fifth singles, Mesh pushed Gia Cohen to three sets, winning the final set, 7-5.Syracuse will look to get back in the win column on March 11 when they travel to face Florida Atlantic in Boca Raton, Florida.center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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