Southport house a popular choice for househunters

first_img MORE NEWS: Tallebudgera Valley ‘gingerbread house’ snapped up in pre-auction deal It is set to head under the hammer on April 7. The house that stands on the Southport block today is a far cry from the two old houses they bought a decade ago.They demolished the properties and then built their “Cape Cod meets Noosa” dream home. The Gallie family have plans to build another luxury house locally and hope it will be just as spectacular. “My husband compares it to a rock group who put out their first album — will it be a one-hit wonder? Was it a fluke?,” Ms Gallie said. “I hope I don’t regret leaving, it’s going to be hard one to leave.” It is within the TSS precinct. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa12 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoHamptons meets Cape Cod meets Noosa. 16 Brighton Pde, Southport, is attracting plenty of attention. Househunters are eyeing of this Cape Cod abode which has a perfect blend of coastal chic and contemporary comfort. The custom-built, six-bedroom Southport house was one of Australia’s most viewed properties on last week. The Brighton Pde house was also the fourth most popular property on the market in Queensland, raking in a high number of clicks from buyers and those trawling the internet looking at dream homes. So much room for activities. Mr Paradise said the size of the property was also a big plus. “The kids can be playing down one end of the house and adults can have their side of the house so you’re not on top of each other all the time,” he said. “It’s very rare you can get a backyard as big as this in a house so close to the CBD.”Locals, Brisbane buyers and even someone from Sydney have shown interest ahead of its auction, scheduled for April 7. There’s plenty of room for entertaining. Ray White Prestige Surfers Paradise agent Jackson Paradise, who is marketing the property, said its popularity was thanks to the style and architecture. “When you get in the house it’s even better than the photos,” Mr Paradise said. “It is one of the best designed family homes we have ever seen on the Gold Coast — it’s iconic.“It is one of the area’s most recognised homes and stands in a league of its own.” Bayden Goddard designed the luxury house. Designed by renowned Gold Coast architect Bayden Goddard, the three-level, Hamptons-style house is within The Southport School precinct, has a six-car garage, wine cellar, pool and seamless indoor and outdoor living and entertaining. Owners Kate and Price Gallie, who built the property to raise their four sons, are used to their luxury house being in the spotlight. “It’s always been very much loved on Pinterest, it won Australia’s best room many years ago in Home Beautiful magazine … it has always been out there and people seem to love it, Ms Gallie said. “They love the high ceilings and the light, the architect has done a great job.“And I had a great time styling and decorating it as well.” MORE NEWS: Enchanting Tamborine Mountain cottage ready for next chapter The six-bedroom house was one of Australia’s top viewed properties last week. last_img read more

Brookville K of C fish dinners announced

first_imgBrookville, In. — The Knights of Columbus Council #1010 in Brookville welcomes the public to a series of Friday fish dinners. The menu includes fried or baked fish, French fries, baked potato, baked sweet potatoes, green beans, cole slaw and desserts. Adult dinners are $10, kids under 12-years-old $5 and kids under 6 are free.Here are the dates:Friday, March 8 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.Friday, March 15 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.Friday, March 22 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.Friday, March 29 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.Friday, April 5 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.Friday, April 12** from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.No Good Friday Fish Fry** A raffle including a gas golf cart, 65-inch 4k TV and $500 will be held. Tickets will be $20 for a chance to win the golf cart.last_img

Metro, Caltrans open toll lanes on 110 Freeway

first_imgOn Saturday, Metro, in coordination with Caltrans and other mobility partners, began a one-year demonstration to develop solutions for improving traffic flow on the I-10 and I-110 freeways.The prominent component of this demonstration involved converting stretches of carpool lanes on both freeways to express lanes, which are accessible to single drivers for a fee, but remain free for those carpooling. The I-110 will make the conversion first, with the I-10 freeway to follow next year.The new express lanes on I-110 are located between Adams Boulevard and 91 freeway. All individuals using the Express lanes will be required to mount an ExpressLanes FasTrak transponder on their vehicles at a cost of $40, although solo drivers with existing FastTrak transponders may continue using it to gain access to the express lanes.Drivers who intend to carpool are advised to obtain a switchable transponder for $40, which allows drivers to indicate the number of occupants in the vehicle.Metro will vary its toll rate, according the organization’s website, resulting in tolls ranging from 25 cents a mile to $1.40 a mile during peak traffic hours. Members of the AAA and low-income individuals will receive discounts on tolls.For students and professors who routinely commute to USC’s University Park Campus, this project could have a significant impact as the converted stretch of I-110 lies in close proximity to university park campus. Metro had no plans to instate a student discount on for the toll roads. They were contacted for the comments on concerning future plans for student discounts, but were unavailable due to the Veteran’s Day holiday.In a press release, Undergraduate Student Government Commuter Senator Adam Prohoroff explained the tradeoffs that would result from the conversion. He noted that the toll lanes would be inaccessible to many commuting students, as they would not be able to afford the toll.“Many current commuter students can’t afford to live on campus,” he said, “so they would be financially unable to use the new lanes.”Prohoroff noted the toll roads would be beneficial to those who carpool or use Metro’s Vanpool Program, however.In a press release, LA County Supervisor and Metro Board Member Mark Ridley-Thomas said the project would be beneficial to everyone. According to Ridley-Thomas, the project would distribute traffic more evenly across the roads, which results in less traffic for everyone, including those not paying the toll.“When solo drivers begin to travel on the 110 ExpressLanes, all commuters will benefit — whether they pay a toll or not — because the ExpressLanes will redistribute traffic across all lanes of the 110 freeway,” Ridley-Thomas said. “Shifting solo drivers who are willing to pay tolls into the empty space in the ExpressLanes will speed commuting time and travel for all drivers. Everyone wins when freeway traffic flows more smoothly.”Students like Adam Greenway, a sophomore majoring in business administration who used the toll road this weekend, feel the lanes will have an impact on the times when they choose to travel.“I will be more cautious about what times I will drive at. I will try to avoid rush hour more than usual.” Greenway said. “There’s no train or bus system that goes to my house, so I’m kind of limited to my car.”Greenway still believed, however, that the toll road was a step in the right direction, although he didn’t appreciate the $40 transponder fee.“I actually thought it was a good idea in principle. I’ve seen rush hour and it can be pretty bad,” Greenway said, “but my biggest complaint is that those with more than two or more persons have to get the transponder and pay a fee for it, even though they’re using [the road] for free.”last_img read more

Women’s Hockey: Another successful regular season comes to a close against Minnesota

first_imgDespite some late-season slip-ups, the No. 1 University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team lived up to their lofty expectations and clinched their third-straight Western Collegiate Hockey Association Regular Season Title last weekend.The clinching win came against University of Minnesota-Duluth in a 5-0 performance, a fitting cap for the dominant Badgers season. After clinching the division, there were still two more games to play. For the regular season victory lap, the No. 7 University of Minnesota Gophers paid LaBahn Arena a visit for a two-game set.In the first game of the weekend, the Badgers fell behind early in an uncharacteristically lethargic first period. Minnesota senior Sydney Baldwin did it all at the onset of the game for the Gophers, she contributed two goals to give Minnesota the 2-0 advantage.As has been the rule for the infallible Badgers, this momentary lapse would not last.Canada defeats United States in Olympic women’s hockey preliminariesIn a thrilling battle between rivals Team USA and Canada, the United States women’s ice hockey team fell short in Read…Wisconsin junior Sam Cogan came out in the middle period and led the comeback effort. After Cogan’s goal, Minnesota responded with another score of their own. The game would see-saw once again thanks to another Cogan goal.The 14th leading scorer in the nation Claudia Kepler couldn’t sit out this one and let her teammates have all the fun, so she tossed in two goals to cement the Badger win. Wisconsin beat Minnesota in the first game of the weekend 4-3.The second match-up and the final game of the Badger’s sparkling regular season was not the shoot-out that was promised by the initial meeting.Instead, the sell-out crowd in Madison was treated to a grind-it-out victory from the Badgers in a 1-0 shut-out. Senior Maddie Rolfes gave the Badgers their sole goal, which proved to be enough to top the Gophers and close out the season.Badger women’s hockey alumni poised for Olympic runThe 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang will feature four former Badger Women’s Hockey players representing the USA Olympic Team. Forwards Read…This final victory sent the Badgers bragging rights to the stratosphere. This marks the first time Wisconsin has ever swept Minnesota in a season series. Wisconsin remarkably won all four games this season in the border-war by only a single goal margin.Looking ahead to the WCHA Tournament kicking off March 3, the Badgers will face many of their familiar conference foes in the post-season tournament. If their 20-2-2-0 record has any indication of things to come, it looks like Wisconsin will not have too tough of a time breezing through the tournament on their way to the NCAA Tournament March 6.last_img read more

Punter Sterling Hofrichter selected by Atlanta Falcons in 7th round

first_img Published on April 25, 2020 at 6:32 pm Contact Adam: | @_adamhillman Syracuse punter Sterling Hofrichter was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the seventh round of the 2020 NFL Draft. A four-time Ray Guy Award candidate, he ended his career with the most punting yards in Syracuse history.Hofrichter averaged a career high yards-per-punt average in 2019 (43.9), and recorded a career-long punt of 65 yards in a September 2019 loss to Clemson. He also pinned teams inside their own 20-yard line in 19-straight games to end his career. “Confidence is everything as a kicker and punter,” Hofrichter said in 2017. “You have to be confident or you’re not going to succeed. I’ve always felt good.”At the 2020 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, NFL teams watched as Hofrichter kicked four times for 134 yards (33.5 avg.). Two of those punts landed inside the 20-yard line. The Falcons fielded four punters in 2019: Matt Bosher, Kasey Redfern, Ryan Allen and Sam Irwin-Hill. Bosher became a free agent at the end of the season and Redfern was released in October, 2019. Allen, a three-time Super Bowl winner with the Patriots, played in eight games last year, averaging 41.9 yards per punt, while Irwin-Hill was a member of the practice squad last season but was released on April 25 — possibly paving the way for Hofrichter. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHofrichter is the second Syracuse player to be picked in the 2020 NFL Draft, as edge rusher Alton Robinson was selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the fifth round. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Kyle Seager’s recent uptick gets some help from Tigers’ outfield collision

first_imgBefore returning from injury in the middle of this season, Kyle Seager had been trending in the wrong direction since signing a seven-year, $100 million contract with the Mariners.Last year was the worst of his career. The third baseman batted .221 and posted a career-low .273 on-base percentage. On Tuesday, though, Seager’s resurgent 2019 continued with a three-home run game against the Tigers. His third blast got some help from opposing outfielders Niko Goodrum and Brandon Dixon, whose collision sent the ball flying over the fence.MORE: Chirinos, DeShields risk substantial injury with defensive plays The #Tigers have seen better days 🤦‍♂️Kyle Seager has not 🤗This fly ball to the warning track turns into his 3️⃣rd HR of the game, a new career-high 🎖(📽: @Mariners)— ChangeUp on DAZN (@changeupondazn) August 14, 2019The six-RBI performance moved Seager up to 14 home runs and 34 RBIs in 64 games. He’s now batting .237 but has returned his on-base percentage to above .300.Seager probably won’t hit a more fortunate homer again in his career — it’s not often outfielders assist long balls — but his larger body of work lately can provide confidence for himself and his organization.While the $38 million still owed to him by Seattle remains a burden for the franchise, it at least appears the 31-year-old could provide some slightly above average production through 2021. And with most other clubhouse veterans already shipped away to support a rebuild, Seager will be around to mentor a new crop of players.last_img read more

NY Bomb Squad Clears Pressure Cookers as “Non-explosive”

first_imgThere would be an increased police presence in the area near Fulton and William streets as cops investigate. A pair of suspicious pressure cookers shut down the Fulton Street subway station this morning. They were reported by a 911 caller.The station was evacuated out of “an abundance of caution,” The NYPD’s Bomb Squad responded.Police and the bomb squad announced at 8:15 that the packages were not dangerous and did not contain explosives.RT CitizenApp_NYC: Pressure cookers just found at Fulton St Station, bomb squad investigating — be safe New York City.— kaihsing (@kaihsing) August 16, 2019last_img

Watch: Pep Guardiola launches staunch defence of Bernardo Silva after racist tweets

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty/TwitterAdvertisement 6dsNBA Finals | Brooklyn VssbzWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre En00( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) jkhWould you ever consider trying this?😱3ql0Can your students do this? 🌚n0mRoller skating! Powered by Firework Manchester City star Bernardo Silva’s light humour on his teammate Benjamin Mendy is not really being taken lightly around the English football scene, and the Football Association has put the situation under scrutiny. However, the club gaffer Pep Guardiola himself has come forward to defend his Portuguese gem’s deed.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/TwitterFollowing the 3-0 win over Preston in the League Cup, the Spaniard opened up on the situation in the post match interview. Check out the video below as Pep talks it out, courtesy to the official Twitter handle of PA’s video journalist Rich McCarthy.Advertisement The 25 year old’s post on Twitter that’s been making the headlines- was a childhood photo of Benjamin Mendy, put alongside a Spanish chocolate brand named ‘Conguitos’’s mascot, with the caption “Guess who?”Although Mendy himself took it light heartedly, Kick It Out, the anti-racism organisation took the mater up to FA, asking for a proper investigation.“Bernardo is one of the most lovely people I have ever met in my life.” Pep defended the accused midfielder, who has already deleted the tweet, following up with “Can’t even joke with a friend these days… You guys…”Pep continued by saying- “He speaks four or five languages – that is the best way to understand how open-minded he is – and one of his best friends is Mendy. He is like a brother for him. The image for the two is not about the colour of the skin.”it is to be seen how FA handles the situation, and if Guardiola’s clearance for Silva stands true.The Citizens are taking on Everton this Saturday at Goodison Park. Advertisementlast_img read more

Tottenham to appeal Son’s red as Pochettino slams ‘unbelievable’ sending off

first_imgHe said: “It was clear it was never the intention of Son to create the problem that happened afterwards.”It is unbelievable to see a red card. In that situation we need to help because the decision of the referee was a yellow card but the VAR changed the decision.”It is the latest example of it being not clear. VAR needs to check if it was a bad tackle from Son and judge the action, not what happened after.”I don’t know what will happen now (in terms of an appeal). The club will see if it is possible but what we cannot change is what happened after (the incident).”BT Sport pundit Michael Owen labelled the decision as “shocking” while ex-Prem ref Mark Halsey told SunSport that the decision was wrong.Spurs can appeal on the grounds that it shouldn’t have been a red card and they can also appeal the automatic three-match ban.Ex-Premier League ref Mark HalseyI watched Son Heung-Min’s reckless challenge on Andre Gomes and thought the same as Martin Atkinson – yellow card.The Tottenham forward denied a promising attack but I didn’t think it was a serious foul play challenge and a red card.Son’s foul did not endanger the player’s safety and it was so unfortunate that Everton midfielder Gomes’ studs caught in the turf before his sickening collision with Serge Aurier.Initially, Atkinson had a yellow card in his hand but having seen the reaction on the player’s faces and the crowd he gave himself more thinking time by putting it back in his pocket.With emotions running high, Atkinson then issued a red card on the basis of his human response.Atkinson should not receive any criticism because any referee in that horrible position would have done the same.We do not know if VAR official Anthony Taylor got involved but the cold technology could have helped Atkinson.Son has been red carded for the unfortunate consequences of what happened next, not for the foul itself.So I have to ask the question, since when did the laws of the game say the outcome of a foul dictates the appropriate disciplinary action? It’s not in the laws of the game.It’s a wrongful dismissal for Son and if VAR had got involved, I believe the South Korean would not have been sent off.Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says the club will appeal and I believe they will have every chance of the decision being overturned.A Premier League statement last night tried to protect the referee and justify the decision. But, in truth, that didn’t need to be issued so soon because everyone in football will only be thinking about the welfare of Gomes.most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsIf the decision is upheld, Son will miss the Premier League fixtures at home to Sheffield United, away at West Ham and at home to Bournemouth.After the game, the Premier League released a statement explaining why the colour of the card had been upgraded.It read: “The red card for Son was for endangering the safety of a player which happened as a consequence of his initial challenge.”Heartbroken Son switched off his phone and went straight home to his parents at the full-time whistle.According to The Athletic, the distraught playmaker “did not want to engage with anyone” in the wake of the freak incident.It is thought that Tottenham will offer him “psychological counselling” to get over the trauma, say the Daily Mail.4 Son was left in floods of tears after the injuryCredit: Reuters4 Pochettino slammed the decision to award Son a red cardCredit: ReutersMauricio Pochettino brands Son’s sending off ‘unfair’ after referee Martin Atkinson changes his mind from yellow card to red Son breaks down in tears as Gomes screams in agony from broken ankleProof Martin Atkinson changed his mind on Son red card after horror Gomes injuryPrem release statement on why Son was sent off after Gomes leg horrorEverton confirm surgery for Gomes on Monday after breaking right ankleEverton stars including Coleman went into Spurs dressing room to comfort SonSon ‘in Spurs changing room in tears refusing to lift head’ after Gomes woeTosun recalls harrowing moment Andre Gomes lay crying in shock with his eyes wide open after Son tackle  TOTTENHAM are set to appeal Son Heung-min’s red card following the horror injury to Andre Gomes.The South Korean was sent off by referee Martin Atkinson after his challenge caused the Everton star to suffer a broken and dislocated right ankle.4 Son was shown a straight red card due to the severity of Gomes’ injuryCredit: AFP or licensors4 Tottenham are set to appeal the red cardCredit: AFP or licensorsAtkinson had initially planned to show Son a yellow but the severity of the injury saw him change his decision to a straight red card.Son, 27, was left inconsolable following the injury and was in floods of tears inside the Spurs dressing room.Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino labelled Atkinson’s decision to show his star forward a red card as “unbelievable.”After the game the Argentine boss hinted that the club will appeal Son’s red.last_img read more

Rivoli’s Burke on MBU’s radar

first_imgMontego Bay United (MBU) could bid for Rivoli United’s ace marksman, Cory Burke, in the Red Stripe Premier League’s January transfer window.Club director Lincoln Whyte said yesterday that Burke, who has scored 12 goals this season, is on their radar.Montego Bay United already have leading scorer Dino Williams (13 goals) and Owayne Gordon (8) on their books, but are looking for reinforcement as they could lose players early in 2016.”We have an interest (in Burke). He is a top striker, and we would love to have him. We expect that come January, a few of our players might leave, so we have to do some forward thinking,” Whyte said.He added that Montego Bay United wanted to replace any outgoing talent with the best local players available.”In January, people (clubs) will be looking at our players. We will also be looking at players from other clubs, but we have not tried to pressure Cory (Burke) to come,” he said at yesterday’s Red Stripe Premier League press conference at Spanish Town Road.He explained that Montego Bay United’s president, Orville Powell, had a business-like vision for the club as it relates to coaching, recruiting, buying and selling players locally and overseas.”Our last coach is like a scout for us. He is looking to get our players into clubs overseas. We, therefore, expect some of our players to move overseas,” Whyte reasoned.Montego Bay United lead the standings in the Red Stripe Premier League with 33 points, two more than Portmore United.last_img read more