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Gonna need a bigger boat: Mega pontoon seals $6m home sale

first_imgThe pontoon was a major selling point for 146 Virginia Ave, Hawthorne.A MEGA pontoon with room for three luxury yachts has sealed the sale of a Brisbane riverfront property for more than $6 million. The property at 146 Virginia Ave, Hawthorne, comprises 1400 sqm of riverfont land, but the house itself is barely liveable. The property at 146 Virginia Ave, Hawthorne, comes with an epic pontoon that can accommodate three boats.Luckily, the new local buyers were happy to fork out $6.025 million to knock down the house and build their dream home on the site — with plenty of room for their water toys to berth at the $150,000 pontoon.Selling agent Sarah Hackett of Place – Bulimba said the property attracted interest nationally and from Hong Kong, but particularly from boaties. The city views from the riverfront property at 146 Virginia Ave, Hawthorne.“It’s got one of the best pontoons I’ve ever seen,” Mrs Hackett said.“It has a three pontoon frontage, so you can have multiple boats there.”Mrs Hackett said the buyers had currently been berthing their boat at a public mooring, but their dream was to be able to moor it out the front of their house. Riverfront living is hard to come by in Brisbane at the moment, agents say.“It is a lifestyle decision — whether you have a boat now or not,” she said.“My neighbours get in their boat in the morning and go to the Jan Power markets, have a coffee and then head back.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours ago“The (Brisbane) river has really come alive now, with Howard Smith Wharves and all the public moorings that are available. It’s really promoting riverfront living.” The house on the property at 146 Virginia Ave, Hawthorne, will be demolished to make way for a new, dream home.The existing house on the property has a development approval to be demolished.Mrs Hackett said riverfront properties for sale in Brisbane were extremely scarce at the moment.“There is nothing on the market at the moment on the river,” she said.“In fact, there is 30 per cent less stock (for sale) in the top end than there was in 2019.”last_img read more

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Memorial museum honors Chinese soldiers

first_imgRelated An exhibition opens today in the Museum of the War of the Chinese People’s Resistance Against Japanese Aggression near Lugou Bridge in Beijing. More than a thousand photos and relics are on display.The exhibition has eight parts, illustrating the Chinese people’s bitter journey towards victory. CCTV’s Zheng Yibing reports. UN honors Chinese peacekeeping force in Liberia Chinese soldiers in South Sudan improving the livelihoods of IDPS WW2: Chinese female soldiers immortalizedlast_img read more

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Keane lifts Galaxy

first_imgRobbie Keane’s return to action after seven weeks out with a groin injury inspired the Los Angeles Galaxy to a 1-0 Major League Soccer victory over the Houston Dynamo on Friday night. Press Association There was also late drama in Friday’s other game, with substitute Jason Johnson nodding home an equaliser four minutes into stoppage time to secure the Chicago Fire a 2-2 draw at the Columbus Crew. Kei Kamara had put the hosts two up at MAPFRE Stadium, a clinical finish in the eighth minute and a powerful header in the 55th. But David Accam halved the deficit with a neat header before the hour mark and then Johnson had the final word. center_img The Republic of Ireland captain set up Alan Gordon for a second-half stoppage-time header that proved enough to help the Galaxy end their five-game winless streak. There was still time after Gordon’s strike for Los Angeles left-back Oscar Sorto, on his first MLS start, to be sent off for a tackle from behind on Dynamo defender David Horst. last_img read more

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4-star Class of 2016 RB Robert Washington reportedly decommits from Syracuse

first_imgClass of 2016 running back Robert Washington has decommitted from Syracuse, according to multiple reports. Scout.com first reported the news.Washington verballed to Syracuse on April 25. The East Gaston (North Carolina) High School product  is ranked by 247Sports.com’s composite rankings as the 12th running back in the 2016 class. He’s listed at 5 feet 10 inches and 215 pounds.On April 25, a Bleacher Report video was released in which Washington verbally committed to Florida. About 15 minutes later, he announced his pledge to Syracuse in person to a group of reporters.In 2012, Washington verballed to Mississippi State before decommitting after a coaching change.Washington was told that he would be the only running back the Orange takes in its 2016 class. Now, that spot appears to have opened back up. SU’s 2016 class sits at 14 commits, including hybrids Moe Neal and Darius Stubbs.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOn Sunday morning, Washington tweeted from a new account and said that his father, Robert Washington Sr., hacked his old account. Prior to his announcement in April, Washington released his top six schools, which included Alabama, Michigan, Florida, North Carolina and Texas Christian along with SU. He has offers from 44 schools, according to 247Sports.The only four-star running backs, according to Scout, that Syracuse has signed in the past 10 years are former Indianapolis Colt Delone Carter (Class of 2006), Doug Hogue (Class of 2007) and Averin Collier (Class of 2008). Junior defensive end Ron Thompson is the only four-star recruit on the Orange’s current roster.In his junior year at SouthLake Christian (North Carolina) Academy, Washington ran for 2,233 yards and 27 touchdowns on 239 carries, according to MaxPreps.com. As a sophomore, he ran for 2,512 yards and 28 touchdowns on 219 carries, per MaxPreps. Comments Related Stories Robert Washington, 4-star recruit, verbally commits to Syracuse for Class of 2016 Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on August 30, 2015 at 3:15 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschwedslast_img read more

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Tipp manager says Dublin will be a big challenge

first_imgThe Premier County will travel to Parnell Park in search of two points this weekend against Ger Cunningham’s team. The Tipp line-up will be announced tomorrow night and Eamon O’Shea is hoping his players can take control of the match from the start. He said: https://soundcloud.com/tippfmradio/oshea-on-dublin-challenge Tipp FM will bring you full live coverage of Sunday’s match at Parnell Park in association with Lodge Security Nenagh.last_img

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Ryan happy to wait for team to peak

first_imgThe Premier County were beaten for the second successive match in Division 1A of the National Hurling yesterday – a spectacular late free earned Waterford the points at Semple Stadium.That loss against the Deise means that Tipp now head into what looks like a must-win game against Galway on Sunday.The manager says it wouldn’t be a good thing if his side were to peak too early.last_img

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Chelsea is dream job for Guardiola as Pep is attracted by new style at the Bridge

first_imgThe former Barcelona boss plans to return to the game next summer and has made it clear to friends he sees his future at Stamford Bridge.After winning three La Liga titles and two European Cups in four seasons at the Nou Camp, Guardiola, 41, quit this year and is in New York on a sabbatical with his family.When he announced he was taking a year off he was sounded out by Chelsea about taking over but he rejected the club’s approaches.Roberto Di Matteo was made to wait more than three weeks after Chelsea’s Champions League final win last May before being appointed full-time manager on a two-year deal.Chelsea, overtaken at the top of the Barclays Premier League by Manchester United on Saturday, are struggling in the defence of their European title and play Shakhtar Donetsk, who beat them a fortnight ago in the Ukraine, at home on Wednesday.After his success in Spain – he had a staggering 72 per cent win record in La Liga – Guardiola could have the pick of Europe’s top clubs but has made it known to his close circle of advisers that Chelsea is his preferred choice. There has been a noticeable shift in the type of player Chelsea are signing. Juan Mata, who signed in summer 2011, along with this season’s recruits Eden Hazard and Brazilian midfielder Oscar, have all been schooled to play a certain way.That has attracted Guardiola and there is pressure on owner Roman Abramovich as he considers his long-term plans for the club.Guardiola is credited with the evolution of Frank Rijkaard’s 2006 Champions League-winning team and took Barcelona to another level when they beat Manchester United in the final at Wembley in 2011.Lionel Messi thrived under him while Xavi and Andres Iniesta, both substitutes in the 2006 final against Arsenal, are now regarded as the two best midfielders in the world.Although Manchester City are monitoring Guardiola’s position, the champions are committed to Roberto Mancini. But that loyalty will be tested if they go out of the Champions League at the group stage for the second successive season.Mancini’s relationship with his players is once again fractured, and he is demanding a response against Ajax on Tuesday.City’s new chief executive Ferran Soriano and director of football Txiki Begiristain were at Barcelona during the glory years.last_img read more

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Cortez, Graham Garner Cross Country Athletes of the Week Awards

first_imgBoth the Cardinals and Wildcats competed at the UIW Invitational in San Antonio on Saturday.  UIW claimed the men’s team title while ACU was the fastest women’s team, thanks in large part to this week’s honorees. The junior paced a Wildcats’ squad that featured three top-seven finishes to fuel the two-point team win. Honorable Mention: None Women’s Athlete of the Week: Carnley Graham, ACU – Jr. – Live Oak, Texas Graham covered the 6K course in 22:01 – nine seconds better than the runner-up — to win the race over runners from 10 teams on Saturday. The victory is her second of the season. FRISCO, Texas – Incarnate Word’s Garrett Cortez and Abilene Christian’s Carnley Graham are the Southland Conference Cross Country Athletes of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. The honors are presented by MidSouth Bank. The Schertz, Texas, native showcased his leadership skills throughout the race, keeping his teammates packed behind him while setting a pace that no other team could match on the Cardinals’ home course. By the final mile, Cortez flashed his skill and pulled away from his teammates to finish 35 seconds ahead of the second-place runner, also from UIW. He ran at a 5:05 mile pace throughout the meet to secure his third Top 10 finish in four meets this season. Honorable Mention: Levi Chambers, ACU Men’s Athlete of the Week: Garrett Cortez, UIW – Sr. – Schertz, Texas Cortez led the 13th annual UIW Invitational from the starting gun to the finish line. The senior set an aggressive pace in difficult conditions that included 95 percent humidity, leading his team to its second team title of the season and a personal time of 25:18.8 in the 8K race. The race victory came over runners from 11 schools. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athletes is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

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Skipper Holder: No time for excuses

first_img GOOD PREPARATION BRISBANE, Australia (CMC): West Indies captain Jason Holder has demanded immediate improvements from his floundering side, after they suffered a humiliating 10-wicket defeat to a youthful Cricket Australia XI in their four-day tour match yesterday. In a frank assessment where he minced no words, the 24-year-old told reporters his players needed to examine themselves, take responsibility for their performances and “stop looking for excuses”, as they looked to lift themselves ahead of the opening Test against Australia starting Thursday in Hobart. “Obviously, we’re going to cop a bit of criticism. We obviously have to improve, there’s no doubt about it,” a sober Holder said. “Going into the Test match, we’re up against the number-two ranked side in the world in Australia so we have to be better, we need to make the most of these coming days and make sure our preparation is very good leading up to the first game. “We’re at the stage now where we need to make some strides forward. We’ve been a bit stagnant for a few months so we just need to pick ourselves up, try something different and find it within ourselves. “Each player has to look in the mirror, reflect on their personal performance and hope to uplift the team, especially in this first Test match.” Opting to bat first at Allan Border Field, West Indies managed only 243 all out and then watched helplessly as Cricket Australia XI – with six players on first-class debut – piled up 444 all out. In their second innings, the Windies slumped to 97 for seven on the third day before being dismissed for 210 early on the final morning, leaving the hosts with a mere 10 runs to win.last_img read more

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