Insignia Richard Ellis quits Mayfair base

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Luxury Gold Coast home is the epitome of style

first_img157 Sir Bruce Small Blvd, Benowa Waters.“They even use the dumb waiter as a lift because it is quite big, it can carry a 100kg load.” Mrs Liu said the home was designed so her father could retire into it. “He doesn’t want to retire and we built the house with a lift for him,” she said.“We have to move to be closer to the children’s schools and while we wanted to keep this home as a holiday home we really can’t manage two big properties.” 157 Sir Bruce Small Blvd, Benowa Waters.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 agoWith five-ensuited bedrooms the home also features an indoor pool as well as an outdoor pool. Mrs Liu said the couple built the house when her daughter was six-months-old. “My daughter is almost ten now and my son is six and they love the house,” she said.“They spend so much time in the indoor pool, its shallow so it is great for kids.“They jump out of he pool straight into the steam room and back to the pool again. 157 Sir Bruce Small Blvd, Benowa Waters.THE marble entry hall in this home is nothing short of grand. A sweeping stone staircase, soaring ceilings and a stunning chandelier centrepiece create a stately welcome. 157 Sir Bruce Small Blvd, Benowa Waters.Located at 157 Sir Bruce Small Blvd, the 1094 sqm block has a 30m water frontage. The most impressive feature of the home according to the couple is the ability to control the house from a phone app. The house is smart wired with $80,000 worth of smart technology installed. With hi-tech additions the couple said the property is also sustainable with three large water tanks. Despite all the features, Mrs Liu said the skyline views are her favourite part of the home. 157 Sir Bruce Small Blvd, Benowa Waters.Home to Ernie and Carol Liu, the Chinese homeowners wanted a touch of luxury in every room when they built it eight years ago. On four levels, this home comes with a lift and includes a sunken lounge and private bar while the dining room is designed with vast floor-to-ceiling glass windows.last_img read more

Round 23 of Boating Infrastructure Grants

first_imgGovernment of Western Australia announced today that Round 23 of the Recreational Boating Facilities Scheme is open now with $1.5 million available for allocation next year.Local government authorities, State Government agencies and statutory authorities can apply for funds for the planning, construction or upgrade of boat launching ramps, jetties, moorings, breakwaters and new channels directly related to a public recreational boating facility, reported the WA Government.Transport Minister Rita Saffioti commented: “With $1.5 million available for allocation, it’s now time for recreational boat owners to discuss project proposals with their local boating facility manager as only eligible authorities can apply for grants.”According to the WA Government, boating facility managers can apply for up to 75 per cent of the cost of a project, with the maximum grant available set at $750,000.More Infolast_img read more

Weekend Area Boys & Girls Basketball Scores

first_imgWeekend Area Boys & Girls Basketball ScoresSaturday  (11-30)Boys BasketballBatesville  68     Jac-Cen-Del  57Batesville JV won 57-46Batesville Freshman won 40-34Jennings County  74     East Central  71    South Decatur  95     Oldenburg  93     South Ripley  49     Rising Sun  35South Dearborn  71     Franklin County  56     Switzerland County  62     Austin  50New Washington  64     Shawe Memorial  42     Columbus North  73     Hauser  46     Morristown  65     SW-Shelby  47Indian Creek  86     Edinburgh  30     Connersville  42     Delta  34Madison  80     Trinity Lutheran  66Loogootee TourneySW-Hanover  75     Rock Creek  51Loogootee  53     Clarksville  38Consolation-Clarksville  55     Rock Creek  53Championship-Loogootee  76     SW-Hanover  64Girls BasketballMt. Vernon  54     East Central  50New Washington  59     Milan  50North Decatur  57     Knightstown  29Greensburg  47     Seymour  41Jennings County  56     Rushville  52Greenwood Christian  51     Waldron  35Trinity Lutheran  43     SW-Shelby  30Edinburgh  74     Indy Howe  48Union County  59     Randolph Southern  34Friday  (11-29)Girls BasketballJac-Cen-Del  52     Batesville  48Lawrenceburg  62     South Dearborn  31last_img read more

Body recovered from Ohio River

first_imgMt. Vernon, IN—Indiana Conservation Officers assisted in the recovery of a woman’s body today on the Ohio River near Mt. Vernon, Indiana.  The body recovered is of a female, but her identity at this time is unknown.Marrs Township Fire Department was able to get to the victim at 11:50 am and the Posey County Coroner took possession of the body.  An autopsy is scheduled to take place tomorrow at 9 a.m.EMA Directors along the Ohio River are being contacted to try and find a possible identification of the victim.last_img read more

Evason claims Navan thriller

first_img The Ger Lyons-trained filly was given a very positive ride and kept on well for pressure to beat the Bolger-trained pair Intense Debate and Intense Light by three lengths and four and a half. Shane Lyons, brother of the winning trainer, said: “I’m delighted for Jim McDonald the owner/breeder. He absolutely adores her and when she came to us last January she had a coat like it was the summer. He does his horses really well. “There are no races for her the rest of this season. We took a chance with the ground but she handled it well. She is by Jeremy and will want a mile at least next season. “That’s another winner for Colin. It gets him a little closer but it’s going to be tough.” Keane came very close to getting within four of King when an enterprising ride on Face Value nearly came off in the Tote Mobile Betting Handicap. Keane opened up a huge gap on the rest and was still clear entering the final furlong on the Ado McGuinness-trained five-year-old, who won the race last year. As he began to come back to the field Fran Berry’s mount Quick Jack (7-2) reeled him in and was just able to get in front in the shadow of the post, scoring by half a length. Evason was runner-up behind Aidan O’Brien’s Racing Post Trophy candidate Buonarroti on his racecourse debut at Tipperary earlier this month and was a 4-1 shot for his second assignment, with O’Brien’s twice-raced Belisarius the 4-7 favourite. The latter looked to be travelling the better of the two halfway up the straight, but Evason dug deep into his reserves to keep in the fight and they passed the post almost as one. Jim Bolger’s Evason edged out Ballydoyle runner Belisarius in a thrilling climax to the Bet Online At Maiden at Navan. The photo finish revealed Evason and Kevin Manning had held on by a nose. Bolger’s assistant, Ger Flynn, said: “Kevin said he’s a tough horse and he broke smart today. He dwelt the last day at Tipperary and was always out the back, but came home well. “Kevin said he travelled well today and handled the ground. He could be a stakes horse for next year.” Golden Amber (15-8 favourite) made it third time lucky with a runaway success in the Tote Pick Six Maiden. Third on her first two starts, she swept clear in the hands of Billy Lee to beat Iveagh Gardens by four and a half lengths. Winning trainer Willie McCreery said: “I’m delighted with her as I thought I was being a bit mean on her running three times quickly. She flew through the ground and Billy said she handled it a lot better than he thought she would. She has a quick, choppy action. “Billy didn’t have to hit her, she carried him lovely and enjoyed herself. I haven’t been hard on her as she’s so small but she’s improved herself. I don’t think there is anything else for her (this season) and she’ll start off early next year.” Star apprentice Colin Keane recorded another winner as he continues to battle for the young riders’ championship and he narrowed the gap to Connor King to five when getting Cristal Fashion home in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Median Auction Fillies Maiden. Press Associationlast_img read more

City figures improve FFP standing

first_img The results also show City are no longer the club with the biggest wage bill in the Premier League – they are now second on £204million behind neighbours Manchester United’s £214.8million. In terms of UEFA’s FFP rules, City’s results should mean that the full £50million conditional fine announced in May will not apply and that the financial penalty will be limited to £16million. City, who are due to unveil their new academy next week, are also able to write off large sums spent on youth development and new facilities as far as FFP is concerned, with club sources confident they have a cushion of £20million to £25million above UEFA’s allowed losses. The figures underline the strides the club has made since the takeover by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al-Nahyan, of the Abu Dhabi ruling family, since he bought City in August 2008. Wages are now 59 per cent of turnover, compared to 86 per cent a year ago. The drop in the wage bill from £233million 12 months ago is partly explained by the fact the previous figure included significant pay-offs to former manager Roberto Mancini and his coaching team. City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak said in the annual report: “We have moved beyond the period of heavy investment that was required to make the club competitive again, it is commercial growth of the kind we are seeing today that will underpin and support our operations in the future.” City’s accounts also reveal that the net spending on transfers was £38.8million – well within the £49million limit agreed with UEFA as part of the FFP settlement. The annual reports state: “Since the year-end (May 31 2014) the football registrations of Fernando (from FC Porto), Eliaquim Mangala (from FC Porto), Wilfredo Caballero (from Malaga), Bruno Zuculini (from Racing Club), Frank Lampard and Bacary Sagna have been acquired. “The registrations of Javier Garcia (to Shakhtar Donetsk), Jack Rodwell (to Sunderland) and Emyr Huws (to Wigan Athletic) were sold. The net expenditure on these transactions was approximately £38.8m.” Manchester City should be assured of complying with UEFA’s financial fair play rules this season after drastically cutting their losses compared to last year. The club’s annual report shows City had record revenues of £346.5million for the year ending May 31 2014, a 28 per cent increase thanks to finishing as Premier League champions, the bumper new TV deal and commercial income rises. City’s overall losses have halved to £23million – of which £16million was the fine imposed by UEFA last season for FFP rule breaches and does not count towards this year’s calculation. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

The Latest: Russian soccer suspended until April 10

first_imgSoccer in Russia has been suspended until April 10.The Russian league was the best attended sports competition still operating in Europe last weekend with more than 33,000 fans at one of its games.The Russian Football Union says its board agreed to immediately suspend all competitions at a meeting Tuesday.That follows a wave of tighter restrictions on public gatherings and events across Russia and a decision by CSKA Moscow to cancel its upcoming game against Zenit St. Petersburg.Fans made ironic references to the virus outbreak at games last week. Fans of Zenit chanted “we’re all going to die” on Saturday and CSKA supporters displayed a banner on Sunday with the club crest and the message: “This virus is inside me. I’m its carrier.” Hertha doctor Uli Schleicher says “the player complained about the usual symptoms and we immediately separated him from the group. A test then produced a positive result for the virus. All players in our squad must now stay at home for the next two weeks.”Hertha general manager Michael Preetz says “it was to be expected that the virus would reach the team sooner or later. The most important thing now is that everyone sticks to the rules.”___10:10 a.m.The Kosovo judo team has been self-isolating as it prepares for the Tokyo Olympics. The Latest: Russian soccer suspended until April 10 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditLONDON (AP) — The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak’s effect on sports around the world (all times local):___11:45 a.m. March 17, 2020 ___10:35 a.m.Hertha Berlin’s players and coaching staff are going into quarantine for 14 days after one of the players tested positive for the coronavirus.The Bundesliga club doesn’t say which player was affected.The team had been due to return to training on Tuesday after three days of individual exercise.center_img 9:55 a.m.The Diamond League has called off its first three track meets of the season.The Diamond League was scheduled to start in Qatar next month. Two meets in China in May were to follow. The Diamond League says travel restrictions and disrupted preparations caused by the coronavirus outbreak have made it impossible to stage those competitions on time.The season is now tentatively set to begin in Stockholm on May 24.Only one of the three canceled meets has been rescheduled. The event in Shanghai is now set for Aug. 13. The meet in Qatar and the second Chinese meet have been postponed indefinitely but could be restaged after the Diamond League final in September. Olympic champion Majlinda Kelmendi, four other judokas and five staff members have closed themselves in at a training center in Peja, 85 kilometers (50 miles) west of Pristina.Kelmendi is the first athlete from Kosovo to win an Olympic gold medal.Coach Driton Kuka is among the group. None of them has been infected by the virus.Kosovo has had 16 coronavirus cases. All sports and other entertainment or cultural activities have been suspended in the country and schools, cafes, restaurants, gyms and pools have been closed.___ Associated Press The 2020 season was supposed to see a shift in how the Diamond League is run with an extended 15-meet season and fewer events at each.China has already resumed a partial track and field schedule after the virus outbreak subsided. It was supposed to host the world indoor championships this month in Nanjing but that event was moved to 2021.___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

Patrick Kluivert rejoins Barcelona as academy director

first_imgFormer Barcelona striker, Patrick Kluivert has rejoined Barcelona as the clubs director of the academy.The 43-year-old has signed a two-year contract with the Catalan giant’s La Masia youth system.Kluivert, together with Clarence Seedorf was sacked by Cameroonian FA after failing to impress at the recently concluded 2019 Africa Cup of Nations held in Egypt.The former Ajax player impressed in his playing time at the Camp Nou where he scored 145 goals in 308 appearances over six years.The ex-footballer told Barcelona’s website he was “happy to be back home”.“I am looking forward to this new era, with the challenge of keeping Barca among the top teams in the world”The Dutch, among other things, understand the terrains of development as a footballer.Kluivert who scored 40 goals in 79 appearances became the youngest goalscorer in the UEFA Champions League at the age of 18 when played for Ajax.He outlined the similarities between Ajax and Barcelona as he spoke to the media of the Spanish champions.“I grew up at the Ajax academy, which is very similar to La Masia, and I think I can do a lot for the development of young Barca players,” he said.last_img read more

Josh Beckett pitches Los Angeles Dodgers past Padres

first_imgSAN DIEGO — Same pitcher, different approach, and the Dodgers and pitcher Josh Beckett couldn’t be happier.“Josh was good, and it was a lot of the same thing,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “Keeping guys off-balanced.”Beckett’s reinvention continued Saturday night in the Dodgers’ 4-2 win over the San Diego Padres.His lively right arm which once produced one fastball after another has found new life by easing up. “It’s a little easier the other way, but it’s been good,” Beckett said. “I’m locating my curveball, too. It’s not like I’m throwing curveballs down the middle. I’m back-dooring them to lefties and getting them away to righties and getting them out front.”Beckett (5-4) pitched seven strong innings, and Hanley Ramirez drove in two runs.Beckett, in his first start against San Diego this year, allowed four hits and two walks. No Padres reached second base, and San Diego never had more than one runner on base at a time against him.Kenley Jansen pitched a scoreless ninth inning for his 21st save in 24 chances, one night after allowing three runs for the loss.Tyson Ross (6-7) worked seven innings for San Diego. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img But the story was Beckett working over the Padres’ hitters.“(Beckett) had that tantalizing curveball all night long, all different counts,” Padres manager Bud Black said. “He kept it down in the strike zone and he was throwing it for a called strike right at the knee. He threw enough fastballs to keep us honest.”Beckett continued his stellar work against NL West teams, tying a season-high with eight strikeouts and lowering his ERA to 1.40 against divisional foes.“The way I pitch is different,” said Beckett, who is 4-1 on the road with a no-hitter and a 1.88 ERA. “I never really felt like I had to give in.”Becket had plenty of praise for Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon, who reached base three times and scored two runs.“Any time he gets on base our chances of scoring go way up,” Beckett said. “He’s special over there.”Los Angeles, which collapsed in the ninth inning of a loss on Friday night, has won six of eight and nine of 12.Mattingly said it was important to see Jensen return successfully after his meltdown.“That closer has to be able to clean the slate,” Mattingly said. “You see them over the years, and guys are going to give up runs. That is just the way it is.“The key is to bounce back, and that has where Kenley has been pretty good. I think he has grown up into this role, to be able to clear the mind and go back out there the next day.”Ross delivered a solid effort in his first start since walking seven in a loss at Seattle. He allowed three runs, two earned, and six hits with five strikeouts and one walk.Ross was again done in by the Padres’ weak offense, which failed to score him a run for the fourth straight outing. In five of Ross’ last seven starts, the Padres have produced nothing offensively.Beckett kept the Padres baffled with an assortment of offspeed pitches. He improved to 6-2 in nine career starts against him.The Dodgers took a 4-0 edge in the eighth inning on Adrian Gonzalez’s run-scoring single.Ramirez put the Dodgers ahead 3-0 in the fifth inning. He lined a single to left to extend his hitting streak to nine games and score Justin Turner. With runners on the corners, Ross retired Yasiel Puig on a grounder to shortstop.The Dodgers broke the scoreless tie in the third on Gordon’s single, which scored Drew Butera after he opened the inning with a single. Gordon then stole his major league best 39th base and took third on second baseman Jace Peterson’s error.Matt Kemp’s sacrifice fly scored Gordon to give the Dodgers had a 2-0 lead.Kemp’s hitting streak reached nine games when he singled in the sixth.Also …Puig was in the starting lineup after leaving Friday’s game with a strained left hip muscle. … INF Juan Uribe (strained right hamstring) could rejoin the team for today’s series finale. . . . Dodgers LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu (8-3, 3.13) faces Padres LHP Eric Stults (2-9, 5.76) on today.last_img read more