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Pat Rafter misses out on $1m pay-off from his land development

first_imgSun’s out, guns out … Pat Rafter and Jimmy Barnes (left) in a file picture from Bonds’ 100th anniversary campaign.Former world champion Pat Rafter has missed out on a million-dollar pay-off on land he developed in the Queensland town where he grew up.The star player, who has made more from real estate than his international tennis winnings, had developed the land among several properties he owned in the Eumundi-Noosa region north of the Sunshine Coast.But when the property sold for a tidy $1.01 million this month, it was not Rafter picking up the cheque, but the couple that he had sold it to at a discount. The Rafters kitted out the beach house as their ’forever home’.His father Jim had successfully tamed vast tracts of Eumundi scrub land into what is now valuable residential real estate close to Noosa. Several of the Rafters, including Pat, have held plots in the area, with a massive 1.29ha block at 108 Panorama Drive currently on the market for $1.35m.The tennis superstar and his family have since relocated to a sprawling 38ha estate just over the border in Byron Bay, which film megastar Chris Hemsworth also calls home. Brisbane suburbs to watch in 2019 The Rafter family have a 1.29ha block on the market right now at 108 Panorama Drive, Doonan for $1.35m. These are 2018’s best homes Rafter was on a property divestment spree when he sold the block for $347,500 in May last year – though admitedly he had not wanted much more than that for the block, giving a discount of $17,500.The couple that bought Rafter’s block in Eumundi relocated a 1900s Queenslander to the site which they renovated before the sale. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoA 1900s Queenslander was relocated to the site and renovated.Rafter struck the deal at a time when his stunning Sunshine Beach home in Noosa had been sitting on the market for six months without a solid bite.And while he might not have been so patient with the land sale, his Noosa beach house went on to sell a year later for $15.2 million to the founder of Betty’s Burger David Hales.Rafter has an affinity for sprawling residential land developments, having turned his hand to it after retiring from professional tennis. center_img Rafter went so far as to put a driveway in. His amazing Sunshine Beach beach house sold for $15.2m to burger entrepreneur David Hales. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK MORE: Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51last_img read more


September 28, 2020 0

Originally allocated to aircon condenser units these sky suites are next level

first_img Stylish full-floor apartment living MORE QLD real estate news: Top renovators on the market Fancy a home with retractable walls? For more Qld real estate news follow us on Facebook Josh Wiltshire in the new sky suites to be launched to the public at Lume at Kangaroo Point. Photo: Jamie HansonBuyers can pick up an exclusive sky suite in one of Brisbane’s newest developments without having to pay a million-dollar price tag.The suites, with never-to-be-built-out views, are part of the Lume development at Kangaroo Point and are a first for Brisbane, according to Murray Thornton, the managing director of Devcorp, the scheme’s developer.“Rooms hired for private use in rooftop spaces is nothing new, but the exclusive use of a rooftop space that is listed on your title, with these kinds of views, is unheard of for Brisbane,” he said.Mr Thornton said the multifunctional suites, which could be used as office workspaces, rumpus rooms or swish retreats, were setting the benchmark for luxury rooftop living spaces.“The idea seeks to capitalise on the premium rooftop location at Lume, which has some of the best views of Brisbane’s CBD,” Mr Thornton said.“What was originally drawn up as space allocated to airconditioning condenser units was reconfigured to allow for seven exclusive-use rooms, available to buy in conjunction with any of our luxury apartments.” Lume at Kangaroo Point.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoMr Thornton said he wanted to give those who buy an apartment in Lume the opportunity to own a piece of the view that sets the building apart from other developments on the market.He said the suites are fully functional, multi-use spaces fitted with spotted-gum flooring, floor-to-ceiling double-glazed doors, kitchenettes, a premium wine fridge and plenty of storage. “The spaces have been designed to cater to the needs of a range of demographics – they are multifaceted rooms,” Mr Thornton said.“The sky suites could provide a family with an additional rumpus room, or a semi-retired downsizer or business owner with a home office. The sky suites are available to anyone who has purchased one of the one- to three-bedroom apartments in the Lume complex and will be sold via expressions of interest from mid-March.last_img read more


September 28, 2020 0

Peru dispatches LNG cargoes to Spain, Mexico

first_imgLNG World News Staff Image courtesy of CB&IPeru’s only liquefaction facility at Pampa Melchorita shipped a cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Spain and Mexico each. According to the data released by the state-owned Perupetro, the 170,200-cbm SCF Mitre departed the terminal on July 21 and set course for Spain.The second cargo was loaded on July 22, aboard the 136,600-cbm LNG carrier Galea and dispatched to Mexico.The 4.45 million tonnes per year gas liquefaction plant is located 170 kilometres south of Lima and receives gas via a 408-kilometer pipeline built across the Andes.With the two latest cargoes, the facility has dispatched 409 vessels in total since it started operations in June 2010.last_img read more


September 28, 2020 0

Premier League trio track £65m-rated Lyon midfielder

first_imgThe France Under-21 international has been scouted by all the Premier League’s elite, along with Real Madrid and Juventus.And the Gunners, along with City and Jurgen Klopp’s Champions League winners are also stepping up efforts to sign him.Pep Guardiola has been long-term admirer of Aouar, and singled him out for praise after facing Lyon last season.The former Barcelona chief said at the time: “ Houssem is a very good player. He is incredible.“He is excellent. He is always very calm with the ball at his feet, with an excellent technical quality.”Liverpool have identified Aouar as a possible long-term midfielder, and have already been in initial talks over a £65m deal.And Mikel Arteta is also keen, but a move would be difficult with the North Londoner’s have a smaller transfer budget this summer.Lyon have already admitted they might not been able to keep hold on to one of their star players, who joined them from AC Villeurbanne.An Etihad source said: “Pep knows this player very well – he is a top talent and clearly one of the best around for his age.“He appeals because he can play right across the midfield and is at a good age with David Silva coming to the end of his career. The 21-year-old is seen as one of the hottest talents in Europe, with a number of the top clubs following his progress. Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchWhat’s Up With All The Female Remakes?9 Talented Actors Who Are Only Associated With One Role6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Places On Our Planet Where The Most People Live10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Theories About The Death Of Our UniverseBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks Arsenal have joined Manchester City and Liverpool in tracking Lyon midfield wonderkid Houssem Aouar.Advertisementcenter_img Read Also: New bribe details on 2018, 2022 World Cup votes as execs charged“Phil Foden will step up again next season and we have a lot of other talent in the youth ranks as well. We will see this summer.”However, City’s move for the Lyon ace would be effected by whether they win their appeal over a Champions League ban for the next campaign.Aouar broke into the Lyon first-team in 2017 and has made 97 Ligue One appearances and scored 16 goals.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… last_img read more


September 26, 2020 0

Access Road by BP closed Tuesday

first_imgBatesville, IN—The Batesville Police are alerting citizens that the access road by the BP off of State Road 229 will be closed Tuesday for work.  Businesses can be accessed by using Bedel Boulevard off of State Road 46.last_img


September 23, 2020 0

DNR properties are open, with some changes

first_imgStatewide—DNR properties remain open for day-use outdoor recreation, including hiking, biking on paved trails, boating, fishing, birding, and geocaching. Entrance-gate admission at properties that normally charge gate admission remains temporarily waived.New restrictions on camping and some trail uses were put in effect this week:• Campgrounds on all DNR properties are closed through April 20.• Bicycling on unpaved trails and all horseback riding has been suspended at all DNR properties.Some high impact/high adventure trails at Indiana State Parks are also now closed for safety purposes. These trail closures include most of the hiking trails at Clifty Falls.Guests at DNR properties should come prepared for restroom use to be limited, and for all campground comfort stations and modern restrooms to be closed.Guests at DNR properties should remember the following:• Practice social distancing at all times, particularly, as you hike, picnic or use boat ramps. Keep a minimum of 6 feet from other individuals you encounter, for your safety and theirs.• Keep your group size small – fewer than 10 individuals is ideal.• Restrooms are limited; all modern restrooms and most vault toilets are closed.• Bring your own drinking water and hand sanitizer.• If you picnic, bring and use a covering for your picnic table and take it with you when you leave.• If a parking lot is full, move to another location.• If you feel sick or are running a temperature, plan a visit for a different day for the safety of other guests.last_img read more


September 23, 2020 0

Swans snatch last-gasp win

first_imgLuke Moore struck a late winner to give Swansea the perfect homecoming against Newcastle in a 1-0 win at the Liberty Stadium. Newcastle spurned chances of their own after having the better of the second half, with Papiss Cisse, Moussa Sissoko and Yoan Gouffran proving particularly wasteful. Michael Laudrup’s side had started the match in the manner in which they had dissected Bradford at Wembley last weekend. A wonderful dribble from Pablo Hernandez ended in a chance for Michu, but Swansea’s talisman could only head over. The Spaniard was then allowed to drift around the back from a deep free-kick and his flick past the advancing Rob Elliot left Ashley Williams with a simple finish, but the Wales captain scuffed his effort. Mathieu Debuchy had a slice of fortune when the ball struck his hand after an aerial challenge with Ben Davies, but referee Craig Pawson, on his Premier League debut, waved away Swansea appeals. The game became increasingly niggly and Ben Davies was fortunate not to be carded after a late challenge on Jonas Gutierrez. Temperatures rose further as Cheick Tiote and Cabaye were booked in quick succession for fouls on Nathan Dyer. Swansea were clearly being troubled by Newcastle’s direct approach, but they carved the visitors open within seconds of the restart – only for Elliot to superbly deny Angel Rangel from Hernandez’s lovely pass. Cisse, who scored twice in Newcastle’s win here last season, wildly volleyed over the bar, before Gouffran made a hash of finishing from Sissoko’s pull-back. Michel Vorm tipped a Cabaye shot onto his bar, and the Dutchman was again at full stretch in the 73rd minute to tip a Sissoko drive around the post. Swansea went close when Hernandez’s disguised pass put substitute Ki Sung-yueng one-on-one with Elliot, but the keeper was again equal to the task. However, he had little chance of keeping out the winner as Cabaye’s attempted challenge took Moore’s strike beyond him and into the corner of the net. Swansea, who have spent the last six days celebrating their Capital One Cup success, looked set to be frustrated after missing a host of excellent chances. But Moore got his first Barclays Premier League goal of the season from close range five minutes from time as he prodded home, with the help of a deflection off Yohan Cabaye, after Davide Santon had made a mess of clearing a Wayne Routledge cross. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more


September 21, 2020 0

Mauricio Pochettino: Three games in a week ‘not a big issue’ for Tottenham

first_imgMauricio Pochettino will not be using fixture congestion as an excuse if his Tottenham side suffer next week. “It was a period that was new for him,” the Argentinian said. “You know when you are in floodlights, when you score the goals, all is good, all is nice, it’s sunshine. “When you stop to score, all is dark. You need to find your balance. This is very important. Because when all is good, you are like in a bubble. But when this bubble bursts, when the reality is different, this is when you can learn, you can understand. “This is the most important period for Harry to learn. I think it was great to discover another (part of) football or different things in football.” Kane’s hat-trick came despite the fact he was nursing a slight knee problem picked up in the recent draw with Liverpool – but Pochettino says his main frontman is now raring to go against Villa – the side he scored his first Premier League goal against less than 12 months ago. “He’s fit. It was good. He had one week clear,” he said. “He had a problem in the last action against Liverpool. For that he was on the bench in Anderlecht. We have three sessions ahead before the game on Monday. He’s ready to compete on Monday.” Spurs host managerless Aston Villa in the Barclays Premier League on Monday night before a vital Europa League clash with Anderlecht on Thursday – with the small matter of a north London derby at Arsenal next Sunday. Having won 5-1 at Bournemouth last time out, Spurs remain unbeaten in the league since the opening day of the season but that record could come under threat with such a tough run ahead. A similar run of games last year – which saw Tottenham face West Ham in the league and Fiorentina in the Europa League before the Capital One Cup final defeat to Chelsea all in the space of a week – was labelled by Pochettino as “unfair”. But now the Spurs head coach is ready to accept such a hectic week and has called on his players to dig deep during the period. “I don’t like to complain about this,” he said when asked about playing three games in seven days. “At the beginning of the season, in the meetings with all the team, we accept the rules in football. One side you have the sport, the other is the commercial side. We need to mix both. We cannot complain now. “We know the rules and the business. We need to accept it. We need to be ready and work hard, to try to avoid the problem that play every two days. It’s not a big issue. We are ready to compete on Monday, Thursday and Sunday.” Tottenham go into their busy week buoyed by Harry Kane’s timely return to form. The England striker struck a hat-trick in the 5-1 success at Bournemouth, having scored just once prior to the trip to the south coast last Sunday. And Pochettino believes a barren spell could be the making of Kane, who had been enjoying a year of consistent goalscoring since first breaking into the side on a regular basis. Press Associationlast_img read more


September 20, 2020 0

THE YEAR IN PICTURES: Bucksport’s Gross has elite football, wrestling seasons

first_imgBUCKSPORT — On both the wrestling mat and the football field, Bucksport’s David Gross had a 2019 to remember.As a junior on the Bucksport wrestling team, Gross won the regional, state and All-State championships in the 285-pound weight class. He then placed second in the New England championships March 2 at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, R.I.This fall, Gross continued his success on the football field as he was named Little Ten Conference Player of the Year, Offensive Lineman of the Year and Defensive Lineman of the Year. The Golden Bucks won the Little Ten Conference and finished the season with a 9-1 record.Gross received another honor earlier this month as he was named one of 14 nominees for the Frank J. Gaziano Memorial Offensive Lineman Award. The award honors “outstanding scholar athletes [who] are selected based on strong leadership on the field, in the classroom and in the community.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textOn Thursday, Gross was named one of six Gaziano semifinalists. Three finalists will be announced later this month, and a winner is set to be announced at 11 a.m. Jan. 25 at the Augusta Civic Center.Gross is foregoing his senior wrestling season in advance of surgery on his left knee, which he told The Ellsworth American he injured during a preseason practice. He plans to play football at the college level in 2020.last_img read more


September 20, 2020 0

Indian Premier League Presence of Ganguly, Ponting, Kaif changed body language of team: Prithvi Shaw

first_imghighlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Ponting is the head coach of the franchise, Mohammad Kaif the assistant coach and Ganguly the team advisor.”Sourav sir even chills with us when we don’t have practice. We go for dinners together. So there is a very strong bonding,” said Shaw. Delhi Capitals registered a six-wicket win against Rajasthan Royals with four balls to spare and acquired pole position in the IPL.Chasing a steep target of 192, Pant steered Delhi to victory after Dhawan gave the team a rollicking start, adding 72 runs for the opening wicket with Shaw in only 7.3 overs.Even as Dhawan slammed the bowlers all around the park, Shaw was more measured in his approach.”I had not slowed down. It makes sense if someone is going better than you in the Power Play like Shikhi (Dhawan) bhai has done, I can’t just go out and smash every ball. I have to be mentally prepared as well to play that sort of innings.” When Dhawan was hitting the way he was, I thought I should take the game deep because in case he got out, one set batsman should be there to take the game deep,” said Shaw.”And that’s what happened, he and Shreyas Iyer, both were dismissed in quick succession. But I was confident that if I took the game deep, I would be able to do the job. Rishabh (Pant, who scored 78 off 36 balls), obviously is the biggest finisher of the game in T20 right now. I was just waiting for my chance and later on I too switched gears,” he explained. New Delhi: Delhi Capitals registered a famous win against Rajasthan Royals at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, chasing a mammoth total. Earlier in the game, Royals posted 192 runs on the board, with Ajinkya Rahane registering his first hundred. However, his effort went in vain as Rishabh Pant along with Prithvi Shaw hammered the opposition bowlers all-around the ground to help Capitals reach top of the table with 14 points in 11 games. On this, the young sensation of the side, Prithvi Shaw appreciated the effort of advisor Sourav Ganguly, head coach Ricky Ponting, and batting coach Mohammad Kaif. He believes that the trio has helped to change the body language of the side which eventually helped them to express better on the field. “With seniors like Sourav sir, Ricky sir, Kaif sir around, the body language changes. There are few youngsters like me, Sandeep (Lamichhane), Manjot (Kalra) but we are never made to feel that we were inexperienced, instead we are always kept in the same group with the seniors, on and off the field,” said Shaw at the post-match press conference. Delhi Capitals has won 7 games out of 11 they played this season. Rishabh Pant and Prithvi Shaw were star with bat for Capitals against Royals. Delhi Capitals has the best record in away games in the ongoing season of IPL.last_img read more


September 19, 2020 0