Holiday lifestyle still pulling richlisters to iconic QLD location

first_img FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK “Solis” at 4 Plum Pudding Close, Hamilton Island was listed at $15m. Villa Botanica has a unique style. There was a long settlement period on the deal.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours ago“It’s another very significant sale for us in the Whitsundays region and we’ve had a number in the past 12 to 18 months. This was a longer settlement, it’s been unconditional for a few months.”Among other major transactons in the area was Solis on Hamilton Island which was marketed circa $15m with the actual sales price undisclosed. That sale settled two months ago.Last year’s big ones included Aqua on Mandalay Point and Mandalay House before that – both in the $12-15m range. Villa Botanica has settled for just over $7m.One of Queensland’s most iconic holiday destinations has quietly seen another megamillion-dollar property change hands, as richlisters continue to fan the area.The Whitsundays – an archipelago that includes Whitsunday Island, and those of Hamilton, Hook and Lindeman – saw the stunning Villa Botanica settle yesterday for just over $7m.Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty head Paul Arthur said settlement was complete late yesterday. It is a popular wedding venue in the Whitsundays. Picture: Norina Jane, Whitsunday Photographer The Whitsundays are still a haven for richlisters looking for a lifestyle boost.“If you look at that part of the world, it’s kind of the playground for the rich and famous,” Mr Arthur said. “What we see is properties turn over every five to 10 years because they’ve gone up there, had their fun, then they look for another lifestyle location. “It could be Byron Bay or a tree change to acreage but again with this level of clients they’re typically lifestyle properties. Obviously these are very high net worth individuals.” The unique architecture of Solis makes it hard to replicate. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58last_img read more

German national team donate €2.5m to coronavirus fundraising service

first_img Loading… German national team have kickstarted a fundraising initiative for the coronavirus epidemic by donating €2.5 million to social causes. Germany were among the favourites for this summer’s European Championship, which has been postponed until 2021 as the pandemic continues to wipe out sporting fixtures. The team are asking fans to make contributions of their own using . Speaking on Instagram, Germany captain Manuel Neuer said: “We have to look at each other in such times.” A number of Neuer’s international team-mates also called for donations on social media. “We all realise that we are in an absolutely exceptional situation. Each of us is affected,” added Bayern’s Joshua Kimmich: “It is therefore important that we help and support each other. We should all be aware of our responsibility and show solidarity.” The WirHelfen (WeHelp) website describes the resource as “your central point of contact for help in Germany. “In times of need we are the digital phone book, which clearly shows you all neighbourhood aids in Germany on an interactive map and unites people looking for help and helpers. “In emergency situations, many helpers are looking for a main point of contact through which they can offer their help simply and easily. “At the same time, many people need support with everyday problems and want help quickly. “WirHelfen is a non-profit portal that clearly and easily records all help offers and requests nationwide. Our focus is on concrete assistance, which is particularly needed in times of crisis. All without registration or complicated mediation.” Leon Goretzka, also of Bayern, was another to sound the call for help, while he also posted on Instagram asking people to donate blood. “I would like to ask you to do your part,” he said. “We as the national team have gone ahead and donated €2.5m to a good cause and hope that many of you will follow.” Read Also:Chelsea choose to trigger buy-back option for Nathan Ake On Monday, Borussia Dortmund’s ‘Sudtribune Dortmund’ fan group said it would be providing help by offering to deliver shopping and other courier services to those affected by Covid-19 in the Dortmund area. Meanwhile in the Premier League, Chelsea have announced that the Millennium Hotel at Stamford Bridge will be used for accommodation for National Health Service staff in west London. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too FarTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?The Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldTop 10 Female Disney Villains You’ll Definitely Fall In Love With7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?last_img read more

Binalbagan local dies in road crash

first_imgBACOLOD City – The tricycle he wasdriving crashed against a cargo truck in Barangay Payao, Binalbagan, NegrosOccidental. According to police investigators, Bagroyovertook another vehicle and hit the truck driven by the 29-year-old RaymondSalcedo of Barangay Cabadiangan, Himamaylan City around 9 p.m. on April 1. Joelito Guingona of Barangay Bagroy,Binalbagan sustained head and body injuries, a police report showed. Guingona was rushed to the BinalbaganInfirmary where the attending physician declared him “dead on arrival.” Salcedo, meanwhile, was taken to theBinalbagan municipal police station./PNlast_img

Three arrested after toddler tests positive for meth

first_imgNew Castle, Ind. — A mother and grandmother in New Castle have been charged after their 2-year-old child tested positive for methamphetamine.Savannah and Ty Dorris were arrested after they admitted to using meth in the where the family lived. A parolee, Dusty Kidd, who had been staying at the home was also arrested.Reports indicate a 4-year-old was also in the home but did not test positive for the drug.last_img

Rusty L. Mitchell

first_imgRusty L. Mitchell, age 61 of West Harrison, Indiana, died Monday, January 20, 2020 at the Waters of Batesville.  Born February 17, 1958 in Batesville, he is the son Joyce (Nee: McCracken) and Johnny Mitchell.  Rusty will be cremated and services held at a later date.  He is survived by his sisters Deborah Bischoff of Dillsboro, Indiana, Rebecca Stephenson of Elizabethtown, Ohio and Jessie Coomer of Lawrenceburg, Indiana.  In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his brothers Timothy and Donald Baker.  For online condolences go to

Liverpool ease to win over West Ham

first_imgLiverpool striker Luis Suarez may not have stolen the show in quite the way he did earlier in the week but his influence in the 4-1 win at home to West Ham was just as significant. It was the Uruguay international’s shot which produced Guy Demel’s own goal just before half-time, he won the free-kick from which Mamadou Sakho scored his first goal for the club and then added a late goal to calm the nerves after Martin Skrtel put past his own goalkeeper. He might even have laid claim to the fifth goal of the afternoon but the ball had taken a fateful deflection off Joey O’Brien. His pace on the diagonal run from the right started to open up the Hammers’ defence – especially with Coutinho’s weight of pass timed to perfection – but he lacked an end product and his scuffed shot having outpaced his opponents failed to trouble Jussi Jaaskelainen. That task fell to Suarez, of course, whose angled shot just before the break was not held by the Finn and bounced into the path of Demel who diverted the ball back past his own goalkeeper. It was just the lucky break the home side needed after a first half of toil. West Ham could feel slightly aggrieved as they had created the best chance when Modibo Maiga’s header was brilliantly tipped over by Simon Mignolet. They also saw Matt Jarvis’ cross evade Mignolet and roll through the six-yard area after Johnson had given away possession to George McCartney. The goal forced the visitors to be more open after the break but only two minutes in they were further behind. James Tomkins went through the back of Suarez and Gerrard’s free-kick picked out Sakho at the far post. The France defender, making his first start since the November 2 defeat at Arsenal, completely fluffed his shot but did just enough to divert it goalwards and Collins could not keep it from crossing the line. All done and dusted, you would have thought, but soon after Liverpool lost Gerrard to injury as he raced down the inside-right channel. West Ham drew confidence from a sharp reflex save by Jaaskelainen to deny Sterling’s first-time effort and then were handed a way back into the game when Skrtel scored his second own goal in a week after turning Jarvis’ header past Mignolet. That really cranked up the tension as the home side conceded the initiative and it was only wrested back thanks to Suarez. Glen Johnson produced the perfect shot for the striker to head home at the far post and then smashed what would have been a second against O’Brien, across goal then home via the crossbar. In between that Kevin Nolan was sent off for raking his studs down the back of Henderson’s calf as the Hammers were reduced to 10 men for the closing stages. Uncharacteristically Suarez squandered the chance of scoring another late goal after rounding Jaaskelainen with five minutes to go, instead running the ball out of play. He was obviously having an off-day. Suarez could have had back-to-back hat-tricks after getting four in midweek against Norwich but in taking his tally to 26 in his last 25 league matches, including 10 in his last four home matches, he provided further proof – should it be needed – that he is central to the Reds’ bid to regain Champions League status. The only downside to the day was the sight of Steven Gerrard limping off injured midway through the second half, which prompted a period of uncertainty which was in danger of developing into a terminal decline until Suarez’s late intervention. In the first half, even with playmaker Philippe Coutinho pulling the strings, often dropping very deep from his position behind the main striker, West Ham appeared to have worked out a way to stifle Liverpool’s primary threat. The visitors packed central areas with plenty of bodies and if nothing else that restricted the space in which Suarez had to move. But even that tactic cannot cut the Uruguay international entirely out of the game and that is why his standing in world football is matching his soaring valuation. Having seen a left-footed chip drift wide the 26-year-old was a lively presence in and around the penalty area and had a shot from Gerrard’s pass deflected wide before getting in the way of Jordan Henderson’s effort after he cut in from the left. That was symptomatic of the opening 40 minutes as Liverpool strained to create chances but none which could really be described as clear-cut. Raheem Sterling, who got a verbal rocket from Gerrard urging him to up his game and was frequently whistled at by manager Brendan Rodgers like a demented contestant on ‘One Man and His Dog’, provided plenty going forward but not nearly enough in the finishing department. Press Associationlast_img read more

Ellsworth baseball team loses third straight game

first_img Bio EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016 Latest Posts Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013. Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016center_img Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016 ELLSWORTH — Two winless baseball teams took to the field on Thursday. The Mount Desert Island Trojans walked off with their first victory, notching a 5-0 win over the Ellsworth Eagles (0-3).MDI senior Thomas Paola helped the Trojans (1-3) end their three-game losing streak by pitching a complete-game shut-out, striking out eight batters while allowing only seven hits.Ellsworth pitcher and the league’s 2014 Player of the Year, Conor Maguire, kept the Trojans off the board for three innings.MDI’s Riley Swanson singled at the top of the fourth inning. He advanced to second base on Paola’s sacrifice bunt, then to third on a passed ball. A Dylan Collins single drove Swanson home to score what was ultimately the winning run.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textMDI scored another run in the next inning, then three more in the seventh.Maguire was replaced by Charlie Libby at the top of the seventh. Over six innings, Maguire struck out seven, walked one and allowed two runs.For the Eagles, Maguire also contributed a single. Mitchell Domagala went 2-for-3 and had two singles. Griffin Nightingale, Nicholas Bagley and Alex Braley each singled.Ellsworth’s Mitchell Domagala singles for the Eagles in their 5-0 loss to Mount Desert Island on Thursday. Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all)last_img read more

All India Football Federation Advertise For Senior, U-23 Men’s Team Coach

first_imgNew Delhi: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has finally announced the vacancy of Head Coach for the India mens Senior and Under-23 Teams.Coaches with experience as the first team coach of the senior national team with experience of coaching in the World Cup and continental championship qualifiers with a minimum experience of 10 to 15 years will be preferred, the AIFF website said.The coach should also have a minimum of AFC/UEFA Pro license or its equivalent.According to the website, the head coach of the men’s senior national team will report to the AIFF General Secretary and is accountable for the performance of the team during the term of his contract.The coach will work closely with the National Team Department, the National Team Director, Technical Director and the General Manager of Strategy and Operations to strengthen the position and performances of the team.The last date for receiving applications will be March 29, the statement said. IANSAlso Read: SPORTS NEWSlast_img read more

Supporting cast produces winning streak

first_imgMEGHAN CONLIN/Herald photo”We can rebuild him. We have the technology.” That is the famous line attached to the television series, “The Six Million Dollar Man.”When the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team went into their Jan. 18 game against Ohio State, the team, as players and fans knew it, was wrecked. It had lost three players, leaving the team in similar shape to Steve Austin after his plane crash.Not all was lost, however, as every starter was still present and accounted for. The team could rebuild itself. It had the personnel.The Badgers began to lean more and more heavily on the talents of star forward Alando Tucker and electric guard Kammron Taylor. The two juniors had been the conductors of the swing offense symphony up to that point, but now they were forced to pick up an instrument too.Over the course of the next six games, the Badgers lost five contests. In all five defeats, Taylor and Tucker combined to score more than half of the team’s points, three times picking up 63 percent or more of the scoring.After a crushing upset at the hands of Purdue, however, things changed.”It was a gut-check, for sure,” sophomore forward Brian Butch said. “We knew we needed to make a statement … it put us in our place.”UW stopped trying to rebuild and simply focused on playing what the Badgers like to call “Wisconsin basketball.”So what exactly is playing “Wisconsin basketball?” According to the players, it’s playing with confidence and as a team, not hinging success on the abilities of one of two players.”Confidence in some of our guys [is much higher],” Tucker said. “You can see the kind of swagger that we walk out to the court with now. We actually had to go through the tough stretch to make us better, I believe.””Guys are stepping up, and when they shoot they ball they feel like they are going to make the shot now.”Since the low point — and turning point — of losing to Purdue on the road, UW has won three straight, and in all three of the games, the supporting cast around Tucker and Taylor that had been so noticeably absent has played a major role. The twin offensive dynamos have not combined to score over half of Wisconsin’s points in any of the games during the winning streak and haven’t even been the top two scorers in any of the contests.During the revival, senior Ray Nixon and Butch have made some of the biggest plays and are fast developing into the third and fourth consistent scorers the team has so desperately needed.”It’s definitely important,” Taylor said, explaining that when opposing teams scout the Badgers, they now have to focus on multiple offensive threats, which wasn’t the case during the losing streak.In fact, two Big Ten coaches divulged that they had even resorted to playing a “Triangle and two” defense against UW, a tactic rarely seen in collegiate play. The strategy has two players guarded man-to-man while the rest of the defenders set up in a triangle around to basket, leaving much open space to the rest of the offensive players.”Its definitely been key for us,” Taylor said. “The last couple games we’ve been having other guys score, and that has taken the pressure off of [Tucker and I].”Nixon has emerged as a solid offensive option, playing more aggressively on the scoring end than he has at any time in his career.”Ray Nixon, he’s hitting big shots,” Taylor said. “I really think he’s stepped his game up these last couple games. He’s a senior, and now he’s starting to show that senior leadership.”Butch has also stepped up his game significantly. After being hobbled in the Ohio State game that started the slide, Butch was a non-factor in several of the Wisconsin losses. However, since sitting out most of the blowout win over Indiana, Butch has begun to play at the level he was recruited to play at, when he was one of the most sought after prep-stars in the nation.”He’s very important; he gives us a presence down low,” Taylor said. “When you have a presence down low, it helps out the perimeter guys.”Although Jason Chappell hasn’t put up buckets of points, his play has also taken a turn for the better. He netted a career-high seven assists to go along with nine rebounds at Penn State and corralled an additional seven boards versus Ohio State.”At times during that stretch he didn’t even look to shoot it, he wasn’t even a threat,” Tucker said. “But now, he just does a lot of other things. He doesn’t worry about going out and scoring 10 or 15 points a game … He’s not looking to score. That’s one thing Jason never did. He’s looking to just do anything he can to help us on defense and offense.”According to Taylor, even Ryan has lifted up his game to bring the Badgers back to the front of the Big Ten.”With all the things that have gone on with our team this year, with guys leaving and other off the court issues, he has definitely stepped up his coaching and got the players to step up their game and raise their game to another level,” Taylor said. “This is definitely one of his best coaching jobs since he’s been here.”With the rebirth of the balanced Badger attack, Tucker, Taylor and their supporting cast are reveling in the position they find themselves in, proving doubters who said Wisconsin was in a rebuilding year wrong. “I know a lot of people were writing us off in the beginning of the year, but once again Wisconsin is up there with the top teams,” Taylor said.They never had to be rebuilt at all; they just had to find the chemistry.last_img read more

MBB : Syracuse center Melo announces decision to enter NBA Draft

first_img Comments Fab Melo has decided to enter into the 2012 NBA Draft, Syracuse Athletics announced in a press release Thursday.The sophomore center will move on to play professionally after enjoying a breakout season for the Orange and consulting his family and SU head coach Jim Boeheim.‘After meeting with my mother, my family and Coach Boeheim, I have decided to enter my name in to the 2012 NBA Draft,’ Melo said in the statement. ‘Being able to play professional basketball has been my dream since I first starting playing this game and now I have the opportunity to accomplish that dream.’Melo leaves Syracuse after a tumultuous two-year career. As a freshman, he struggled to stay on the floor for extended minutes as a result of being out of shape. This season, though, was a complete turnaround for Melo who developed into dominant force in the middle of the Orange’s 2-3 zone before missing the NCAA Tournament due to an eligibility issue.Melo plans to sign with an agent, according to the release.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe 7-foot center finished the season averaging 5.8 rebounds per game, and also blocked 2.9 blocks per contest, good for 11th in the nation. In Syracuse’s game against Seton Hall on Dec. 28, Melo set a school record with 10 blocks in one game. He was also honored as the Big East Defensive Player of the Year.Melo is the second member of the 2011-12 Orange team to decide to turn pro, after guard Dion Waiters announced his decision on March 26. Melo will likely be a coveted center in the upcoming NBA draft, which takes place June 28 in Newark, N.J. A mock draft by has the Miami Heat drafting Melo with the 28th pick of the first round.Despite his strong year on the floor, his season was marred by controversy. He missed three games in January after being declared ineligible for an academic issue, and was then declared ineligible for the entire NCAA Tournament.‘Coach Boeheim, Coach (Mike) Hopkins and the rest of the Syracuse staff have helped me develop as a player and as a man and I will always be appreciative for what they’ve done for me,’ Melo said in the statement. ‘I wish Syracuse University, the basketball program and the Syracuse fans nothing but the best.’ Published on April 4, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Chris: | @chris_isemancenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more