Brisbane skyhome with killer bath tub views sells for $6m plus

first_imgImagine watching Riverfire from this epic bath tub?FORMER BRW rich-lister James Rice and his wife Elise have sold their spectacular Brisbane skyhome to an international buyer for more than $6 million.Designed by award-winning architect Justin O’Neill, the sprawling 670 sqm luxury apartment in New Farm spans two levels and offers some of the best views in the city — even from the bath tub. The master suite at 10/170 Bowen Tce, New Farm, is exceptionally large.Also on the first floor is a second living room, a media room, the kitchen, dining and main living area — all of which open on to an outdoor area, and a bar and wine cellar.Other features include a powder room on the first level, a dedicated laundry on the second level and a six-car garage.“A six car garage! In New Farm, there are only a handful of properties that offer that,” Mrs Hackett said. Mrs Hackett said the home attracted multiple offers and had more than 13,000 views online before going under contract after six weeks. The formal dining area of the apartment.The extravagance begins as soon as you exit the private lift, which opens out on to a floor plan that includes walls of glass and Travertine stone floors.The main bedroom has an oversized walk-in wardrobe with sensor lighting, a built-in entertainment unit and a larger-than-life ensuite with views that can be enjoyed from a statement, circular stone bath.Imagine watching Riverfire from that tub! The kitchen and living area.Records show the property last sold for $6.15 million in March 2017, but Mrs Hackett would not disclose whether it had resold for more than that.The deal settles in September. The city views from the apartment are spectacular.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoMrs Hackett said the buyers were also impressed by the views, the size of the apartment and its location — especially its proximity to Howard Smith Wharves.“After the inspection they went to ARC Dining and had a couple of bottles of wine,” she said.center_img Riverfire as seen from the apartment at 10/170 Bowen Tce, New Farm. The view from the apartment at 10/170 Bowen Tce, New Farm, which has sold for more than $6m.She said the apartment sold to an expat couple who planned to use it for a few months a year.“It’s quite a big apartment for just two people,” Mrs Hackett said.“But it suited everything they were looking for.“Apartment living for expats is very much ‘the norm’ and there are two full levels so the option for children is there.” The view from the bath tub in the master ensuite. The view from the top level of the apartment at 10/170 Bowen Tce, New Farm.Selling agent Sarah Hackett of Place Estate Agents described the property at 10/170 Bowen Terrace as one of Brisbane’s most “unforgettable” homes. RELATED: Amazing waterfront homes for every budgetlast_img read more

New ferry service coming

first_img Share 93 Views   2 comments Sharing is caring! LifestyleTravel New ferry service coming by: – January 27, 2012 Sharecenter_img PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – The Trinidad and Tobago government says it will back a fast ferry service for the Eastern Caribbean being established by a Barbados-based group, Transport MinisterDevant Maharaj has said.Speaking after the weekly Cabinet meeting on Thursday, Maharaj said that the a team had been appointed to negotiate with Fast Caribbean Ltd on the proposal that government regards as being an important step in deepening the regional integration movement.“Fast Caribbean Ltd, Barbados-based consortium, will charter from owners Montrose Global a 112-metre wave piercing catamaran similar to those operating on the Trinidad and Tobago route,” Maharaj said, adding that a minimum capital start up of US$12 million was required for the service.He said that the private sector team was proposing to raise some US$20 million.“What the government is contributing to this is forming part of the negotiations. It includes how they would like to see our fuel price locked in at a particular rate, facilities at the Port Authority, requests in terms of fuel and lubricant duties and tariffs, corporate tax concessions. The government of Trinidad and Tobago is facilitating. We are not putting in any cash,” Maharaj said.He told reporters that the company had already agreed to provide 100,000 seats annually at a special price of US$10 a ticket but that the average price for a seat would be between US$25 and US$35.“This fast ferry proposal which the team would be reviewing proposes to launch the service in 2012 and it would be headquartered in Port of Spain,” Maharaj said, insisting that the Kamla Persad Bissessar coalition government would not be putting any cash into the venture.According to Maharaj, under the first phase of the project, the ferry will service the islands of Grenada, St Vincent and the Grenadines, St Lucia and Barbados.The catamarans would leave the Port of Port of Spain at 6 a.m. and arrive in Barbados (the last stop on its route) at 6 p.m (local time).Maharaj said once commercial viability is achieved additional routes would be added.Foreign Affairs Minister Surujrattan Rambachan said the ferry would help promote tourism, while Trade Minister Stephen Cadiz said it would bring cheaper freight charges for businesses in the region.Nation News Share Tweetlast_img read more

Cincinnati Reds Unveil 2015 Schedule

first_imgCourtesy: Major League BaseballCINCINNATI – Fans already looking forward to next baseball season are getting their first glimpse as the 2015 Reds schedule is being released.The team will continue the tradition of starting the season at home when they face the Pittsburgh Pirates on April 6 at Great American Ball Park.Reds will then face the St. Louis Cardinals at home followed by the first road trip of the season when they visit the Chicago Cubs, Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers.An interesting series to point out is from June 29-July 1 when the Minnesota Twins visit Cincinnati.Greensburg graduate Alex Meyer is currently a top-rated prospect in the Twins organization and could be in the big leagues at some point during the 2015 season.Some other notable visitors to the Queen City next year include the San Francisco Giants (May 14-17); Washington Nationals (May 29-31); Detroit Tigers (June 17-18); Los Angeles Dodgers (August 25-27); and New York Mets (September 24-27).The Reds will end the regular season on the road at Pittsburgh on October 4.All eyes will be on Cincinnati during the week of July 15 as the MLB All-Star Game will be held at Great American Ball Park. The mid-summer classic features concerts and events such as a celebrity softball game and Home Run Derby.last_img read more

Roach reels in IMCA SportMod Mayhem win at DCRP

first_imgBy Lonnie WheatleyDODGE CITY, Kan. (Aug. 29) – Mike Roach pocketed the $1,000 winner’s share by reaching victory lane in Saturday night’s second annual IMCA SportMod Mayhem feature event atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval.Roach chased nephew Brandon Kenny for 19 circuits before taking advantage of lapped traffic to take command.“Lapped traffic won it for me. My nephew got bottled up and there and I got by,” Roach said. “The track was great. You could run high, low, anywhere you wanted.”While Roach started inside the third row, Kenny outgunned Jeff Kaup for the lead at the drop of the green with Roach racing into second on the opening round.Kenny and Roach slipped away from the field with Kaup distancing from the rest of the pack as he held down third.With traffic in play by the midway point, Roach nearly pulled even in turn four on the 19th lap and then raced into the lead a half lap later when Kenny got held up in traffic exiting turn two.Roach raced through traffic the rest of the way to preserve the win with Kenny settling for second. Kaup held on for the show position with inaugural Sport Modified Mayhem winner Clay Money crossing the stripe in fourth, a half lap off the lead pace. Dustin Daniels rounded out the top five.After Mike Appel spun in the opening pair of corners on the initial start, the 30-lapper ran off in non-stop fashion as Roach became the 11th different winner in as many IMCA SportMod features at Dodge City in 2015.Kevin Gray captured his first Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified win at the Dodge City oval. Jason Rogers bested the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Matt O’Hair captured another IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock win.In the 20-lap IMCA Modified feature, Ulysses’ Kevin Gray battled past the father-son duo of Tracy and Nick Link to take command at the midway point and led the rest of the way to capture his first DCRP win.last_img read more

Access to North Carver to be closed for 2 weeks

first_imgGreensburg, IN—Starting Thursday, August 8, there will be no access from North Carver Street to and from the State Road 3 Bypass.  Construction crews will be reconstructing the approaches to and from the bypass.  This will take approximately 2 weeks, weather permitting.Detours to the area can choose either Broadway to Veterans Way from the east side or Moscow Road to streets 9-11 from the west side.last_img

Courtois: Win at West Ham crucial

first_img “Those games define if you can be champion or not,” Courtois told Chelsea TV. “A lot of teams lose points here. It was a hard game and we came out with a victory. “At this stage of the competition of the league an away win like this is really important to be champions in the end. “Those games decide if you will be champions or not. “If you lose points here then you know City is back at two points (behind). “We did well, so we have to continue in that way and hopefully at the end of May we can lift the trophy.” The Belgium goalkeeper thinks the performance, just a few days after the Wembley win, shows Chelsea have the desire to add a first Premier League title in five years to their League Cup success. “The motivation is to be champions,” added Courtois, who won Spain’s Primera Division last term while on loan at Atletico Madrid. “Every player will be motivated if you know you’re playing to win the title. “Three days after Wembley, okay maybe for some players it’s hard, but everybody showed that we are great professionals who, after winning a title, want more and more.” Courtois, restored after Petr Cech played at Wembley, saved Chelsea time and again as West Ham were thwarted. He has displaced Cech as first choice this term and Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho revealed on the eve of the match he would not stand in the Czech Republic goalkeeper’s way if he asked to leave this summer. Courtois said: “He’s also one of the best keepers in the world. We train really well together. “I can still learn from him. Maybe some things he can learn from me. “Obviously I prefer if the team plays well, we defend well and we don’t need my saves. (But) I help the team like every other player.” Chelsea, out of the FA Cup, next play Paris St Germain next Wednesday in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie. The Upton Park win was important for Chelsea after dropping points at home last time out in the league, according to Hazard. Hazard told Chelsea TV: “Before the game we said after the draw against Burnley we needed to take three points away. After a bad result it’s always good to win one game. “We had a lot of opportunities, they had a lot of opportunities. “I scored with my head. “It’s not every game, but when I can, I close my eyes, I touch the ball and the ball goes in the net.” West Ham defender James Collins, who replaced Winston Reid (hamstring) after eight minutes, rued an opportunity missed. He told West Ham TV: “We’re disappointed in the changing room, to be honest. “We thought we had the chances to get a point or even win the game. “Earlier on in the season we were sticking them away, unfortunately at the minute we’re not. “We’re in a good spot, we’re 10th in the league, 39 points on the board and we’ve got some winnable games when we get going again. So we’ve got to kick on.” Chelsea followed up last Sunday’s Capital One Cup final victory over Tottenham with a 1-0 win at Upton Park to consolidate their five-point lead over second-placed Manchester City. Goalkeeper Courtois was integral to the success, secured by Eden Hazard’s first-half header, making a number of key saves, and reckons the win was crucial in the title race. Thibaut Courtois believes Chelsea’s win at West Ham was the sort which showed they can be Premier League champions. Press Associationlast_img read more

Tropical Storm Karen Expected to Turn West Toward South Florida

first_imgSUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST…1500 UTC…INFORMATION———————————————–LOCATION…21.7N 64.9WABOUT 240 MI…385 KM NNE OF SAN JUAN PUERTO RICOMAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…45 MPH…75 KM/HPRESENT MOVEMENT…N OR 360 DEGREES AT 15 MPH…24 KM/HMINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1003 MB…29.62 INCHES After passing over Puerto Rico, Tropical Storm Karen has sustained winds of 45 mph and is moving to the north at 15 mph, but the National Hurricane Center does forecast the storm to make a turn to the west by early next week.Longer term, Karen’s direction and longevity are uncertain.After leaving Puerto Rico, Karen is forecast to remain a tropical storm in the Atlantic for the next few days, not directly impacting land. Longer term, its direction and longevity is uncertain. https://t.co/ZZHWJnS4TA— CNN Weather Center (@CNNweather) September 25, 2019last_img read more

Cricket News Rohit Sharma ‘Opens’ His New Chapter In Indian Test Cricket In Grand Style

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: When Rohit Sharma stroked debutant Senuram Muthusamy to deep cover on the first day of the Vizag Test against South Africa, he had notched up his fourth century. The celebrations were not too ecstatic. A look up to the sky, a raise of the bat and a big hug from Mayank Agarwal. This century was mighty important. It was important in a lot of ways for Rohit. The Vizag century has provided a soothing balm to nine years of his Test pain, which incidentally began against the same opponents in his home town of Nagpur in 2010. Rohit, who was talked up as the next big thing after his exploits in the 2007 World T20 and 2008 CB tri-series triumphs in South Africa and Australia, was included in the Test side. As fate would have it, a knee injury sustained just before the toss resulted in his omission and Wriddhiman Saha’s inclusion. The knee injury suffered in Jamtha would put his Test career back by three years and his next opportunity came when Sachin Tendulkar had announced his retirement after 24 glorious years. Rohit responded with two back-to-back centuries but once he left Indian shores, Rohit’s technical frailities were exposed. However, the Mumbai right-hander was travessing a parallel path in his career. His Test failures aside, in ODIs and Twenty20 Internationals though, he became a bonafide great. The turning point was 2013 and the ICC Champions Trophy when Rohit was promoted to open the batting on a regular basis in ODIs. The change from middle order to top gave Rohit Sharma a new direction in his cricketing career. Since being promoted to open, Rohit is the leading run-getter in Twenty20 Internationals and the leading six-hitter in ODIs and T20Is. He is in the top run-getters chart. It was opening that changed Rohit’s fortunes in ODIs.Also Read | Rohit Sharma Blasts Fourth Test Ton, First As Opener In Vizag Match Vs South AfricaIn Tests, it was a different tail. Heading into Vizag, a lot of demons were running around in Rohit’s head. His two-ball duck in Vizianagaram had not helped. There was a lot of split advice, with some suggesting that Rohit might have to curb his natural game while others said Rohit must play his natural game. On game day, Rohit strode out with Mayank Agarwal. Many people expected Rohit to be like Virender Sehwag while others believed he might not last beyond Kagiso Rabada or Vernon Philander. Also Read | Rohit Sharma Should NOT Tweak His Natural Game Too Much: VVS LaxmanThere was some aspects in which he followed Sehwag’s mantra which was ‘See ball, hit ball’. His four off Rabada to get off the mark symbolised the mantra perfectly. At the other end, he was beaten a couple of times by Philander’s swing. More importantly, he hung in and did not get flustered and play a loose shot. In the context of Rohit’s career, having survived the first hour that too at the top was a massive psychological boost.In the first session, Rohit left the balls with discipline outside off and played himself in. In the second session, the ODI and T20I spirit took over. When he saw a bad delivery, he simply punished them. Rohit showcased his Sehwag-like fearlessness by nearing his century with two consecutive sixes off Dane Piedt. When he reached his century and got off the field before the tea break, the standing ovation and the grin Virat Kohli had on his face highlighted the importance. Vizag is known as the ‘City of Destiny’. MS Dhoni became a household name because of his 148 against Pakistan in Vizag. In 2019, Rohit has shaped his Test destiny. In 2013, his limited overs career changed after opening. Rohit would be hoping that the same is true for his Test fortunes after Vizag.last_img read more

Monmouth seeks revenge on Quinnipiac

first_imgFor more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com STEPPING UP: Rich Kelly and Kevin Marfo have led the Bobcats. Kelly has averaged 16.2 points and 4.6 assists while Marfo has put up 10.2 points and 13.2 rebounds per game. The Hawks have been led by Ray Salnave and Deion Hammond. Salnave has averaged 14.4 points and 4.7 rebounds while Hammond has put up 15.8 points per game.ROBUST RICH: Kelly has connected on 37.1 percent of the 170 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 6 of 21 over the last three games. He’s also converted 88.3 percent of his foul shots this season.SIGNIFICANCE OF 75: Quinnipiac is 0-7 when opposing teams score 75 or more points. Monmouth is a perfect 7-0 when its offense scores at least 75 points.STREAK STATS: Quinnipiac has lost its last three road games, scoring 64.7 points, while allowing 79.3 per game.DID YOU KNOW: Monmouth has committed a turnover on just 18.2 percent of its possessions this season, which is the second-lowest percentage among all MAAC teams. The Hawks have turned the ball over only 13.1 times per game this season.___ Monmouth seeks revenge on Quinnipiac Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditQuinnipiac (12-13, 7-8) vs. Monmouth (15-11, 9-6)OceanFirst Bank Center, West Long Branch, New Jersey; Sunday, 2 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Monmouth seeks revenge on Quinnipiac after dropping the first matchup in Hamden. The teams last faced each other on Jan. 12, when the Bobcats outshot Monmouth from the field 44.7 percent to 37.3 percent and hit 17 more free throws en route to the 14-point victory.center_img Associated Press February 22, 2020last_img read more

No. 2 Trojans take down LMU and Pacific

first_imgIt was a confidence-boosting weekend for the No. 2 USC men’s water polo team. The Trojans (18-3, 3-1 MPSF) rebounded from last week’s loss to Stanford with an 11-6 win over Pacific on Saturday, just two days after a 19-7 beatdown of LMU.Mighty Quin · Freshman goalie McQuin Baron continued his impressive debut season with seven saves against Loyola Marymount last Thursday. – Mariya Dondonyan | Daily TrojanAgainst Pacific, USC started out with three quick goals, and had a 3-0 lead in the second before the Tigers’ Devon Thumwood scored on a penalty shot. Nonetheless, Trojan senior driver Kostas Genidounias came right back and scored 30 seconds later. The Trojans scored three more unanswered goals and had a 6-1 lead until Pacific’s leading scorer Ben Stevenson scored two straight goals in less than a minute. Genidounias talked about his team’s response to a quick change from a 6-1 lead to a 6-3 lead.“When you are up 5-1 and then 6-1, there is a tendency to relax a little, and that’s what happened,” Genidounias said. “They scored two quick goals, but then we came back with good defense, we scored our goals, and all went fine.”It all went fine, indeed, because Genidounias and freshman utility Mihajlo Milicivec scored to give the Trojans an 8-3 lead going into the fourth. The two teams exchanged goals in the fourth but Pacific was unable to mount a comeback in the five-point Trojan win.Last week, head coach Jovan Vavic was frustrated with the Trojans’ lackluster performance in the Stanford loss, but he was more content with Saturday’s performance.“We played much better defense,” Vavic said. “We were more focused on defense, more alert, played better 5-on-6 defense, which was a big difference in the game against Stanford. That was a major problem. Our goalie had an excellent game. He had 18 saves, I think.”That goalie is freshman McQuin Baron. After allowing a few goals in the second half, Baron was frustrated. Vavic liked Baron’s response, however, and characterizes it as one way the rookie plays beyond his years.“That’s a sign of a good leader. He recognized that there are certain things we practiced, and we didn’t do the way we practiced,” Vavic said. “It was actually very similar to a situation that happened at Stanford, so he was voicing his opinion and letting the players know. I actually like that — that’s exactly what you want your goalie to do.”Even when Baron did allow some goals, the Trojans were able to come back with some of their own. Time after time when the pressure is put on, either by a large deficit or by an opponent’s comeback, the Trojans have been able to turn on an extra gear. Vavic believes that this is an important feature of the team.“Even though we are young, we have been pretty good at coming back. Even against Stanford, where things didn’t go our way, we still kept building and coming back,” Vavic said. “That’s a sign of a strong team. I think as the season goes on and we play more games we’re gonna be even better in that area. They are just learning to play with each other.”One of the Trojans who is just learning to play on the team is freshman two-meter Lachlan Edwards, who had a big week with a total of six goals, three against LMU and three against Pacific. Edwards believes that the Stanford loss was a motivator for him.“I think after a tough loss against Stanford everyone needed that kind of shock to switch on, and I think we are improving every game and I think I am as well,” Edwards said.Vavic knew that Edwards always had these performances in him and has been trying to help him along in his development.“He hasn’t always played to his potential, and I talk to him about that,” Vavic said. “I think he’s the most powerful center in the country. Sometimes his production is not on par with what his talent is. I think today he was more focused. He worked harder. He was really what I expected him to be.”Another key player against Pacific was senior driver Rex Butler, who scored two goals and broke the century mark in goals for his career. The achievement, however, was just a bonus for him.“Yeah, it’s cool,” Butler said. “I wouldn’t necessarily say it was one of my goals but it was a cool thing to have happen to me.”It was a big win on Saturday with many impressive achievements, but, as always, Vavic’s Trojan squad is looking to improve. Butler explained what he believes his team should work on.“Passing always needs to improve,” Butler said. “Today, I think we were a little impatient at times.”Gendounias, another USC veteran, led the Trojans in scoring against Pacific with four goals and is now 11 shy of becoming the school’s all-time leading scorer.Vavic believes that Saturday’s game was good preparation for their next game, Nov. 2 in Uytengsu Aquatics Center against UCLA.“Pacific is a very crafty team,” Vavic said. “They run many plays on offense and are a good 6-on-5 team This was an important MPSF match for us, but we were really not thinking about UCLA until now.”last_img read more

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