$1m on luxury Oxlade display suite that will be demolished

first_imgMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoArtist’s impression of what The Oxlade at 80 Oxlade Drive, New Farm, will look like upon completion.Sales for the Oxlade have just kicked off with the New Farm riverside project to see 39 ultra-luxury residences priced from $1.4m for two bedders to upwards of $3.4m for three bedroom apartments. Two penthouses were priced from $7m each.Brother Ben said they went all out on the display home to ensure buyers knew exactly what they were getting.“We spent $100,000 on the landscaping. If you’re going to be spending this kind of money (on the apartments) you definitely want to be able to walk in and see what you’re getting.” MORE: Baby boomer ‘house party’ goes off Grandson Trent Seymour, who’s a director of The Oxlade development partner Queensland Prime Developments along with sister Kate and brother Ben, said Anna Spiro had completed major projects “like Halcyon House down the coast”.Ben Seymour confirmed the plan was to use the display block for other developments later on, reconfiguring the site each time to suit the floorplan and internal fitouts of coming projects. Eventually the Seymours plan to develop the display site itself into a major residential project. Brisbane kitchen scoops top award Developer Kevin Seymour (centre) with grandsons Trent Seymour and Ben Seymour at the site of their new display suite for ‘The Oxlade’ on Oxlade Drive, New Farm, (AAP Image/Richard Walker)A $100m development of the grandchildren of richlister Kevin Seymour has its own $1.5m house built for display – which would eventually be taken apart.Mr Seymour (snr) confirmed that the display suite of The Oxlade, located a few lots up the road from the Oxlade Drive site, was “costing about a million dollars”.“That’s as much as a quality house in New Farm,” he said, “and then they’re decorating. They got Anna Spiro (Design) and $250,000 on just the decorations.”All up the numbers come to about $1.5m in total, his grandson Ben Seymour confirmed last night. “A record for Brisbane I believe,” he said. Motorsport legend lists luxury pad FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK 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?00:58 Mr Seymour senior said the display would showcase a small section of what the project would be like. “That’s not the whole unit, there will be two bedrooms behind it and a media room, but when they come in they can position their furniture and things like that. It’s very important.”The Queensland richlister was in the process of grooming his grandchildren to take over his legacy. *Full story in Queensland Business Monthly Todaylast_img read more

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Inter Milan striker informs Serie A outfit he wants Barca switch

first_imgThe Inter Milan striker’s emergence over the last year has seen him go from just a top talent to one of Europe’s most in-demand strikers, and Barcelona have been strongly linked with him for some time now.The Argentine has now apparently taken some of the burden onto his own shoulders, by informing his current club that he wants to go, and will not be signing any new contract offered to him.That means the €111m release clause in his contract will remains – although Mundo Deportivo write that the Serie A team would accept €90m given the current global financial situation.Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez celebrates after scoring the 1-0 lead during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Cagliari at the Giuseppe Meazza stadium in MilanRead Also: Video: David Beckham’s bin challenge remains a classicSpending even that kind of money looks a huge ask right now, even for a team as big as Barcelona, and we can’t see any deal of that size happening – unless the Blaugrana are able to include several players as makeweights to reduce the cash cost.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Top 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot10 Of The Best Places Around The World To Go Stargazing7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind8 Shows You Didn’t Want To Watch At The EndWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks Loading… center_img Lautaro Martinez is set to compete a summer switch from Inter Milan to Barcelona, according to today’s front page of Mundo Deportivo,Advertisementlast_img read more

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Van Persie eyes new goals bonanza

first_img Van Persie assumed star man status at United last season, firing home the goals that led to a 20th league championship for the Red Devils. The 30-year-old’s 26-goal contribution to the cause in his first campaign at Old Trafford led to the former Arsenal man being crowned the Premier League’s Golden Boot winner for the second season running. Rio Ferdinand believes Robin van Persie is out to prove he is no one-season wonder for Manchester United. And Van Persie has already had an impact this term, following up his match-winning double in the Community Shield against Wigan by scoring twice in Saturday’s win at Swansea. Speaking ahead of Monday’s mouth-watering home clash with championship rivals Chelsea, Ferdinand has highlighted why he feels it is just the start. “Robin doesn’t want to be remembered as a one-season wonder,” said the experienced central defender. “He doesn’t want people to think about him as just coming here, doing well in that one season but not being able to continue. He wants to do it over a number of years. He is on course to be remembered in that way.” Ferdinand certainly senses an additional determination in Van Persie. The Dutchman was so obviously delighted his gamble of leaving Arsenal to join United last summer paid off with his first Premier League winner’s medal. And, like so many of his United team-mates, having got the taste for medals, he has no wish to lose it. “Robin is not a short-term kind of guy,” said Ferdinand. “It is all long-term for him. There is a thought process behind everything he does. “It is all geared towards him being as good as he can be on a weekend. In that sense, he is just doing what you expect. He is a top player.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Parish cools takeover talk

first_img Press Association He told the Croydon Guardian: “There are always people who want to buy football clubs. “Sometimes people approach you and it gets out, sometimes people approach you and it doesn’t, but there is no imminent takeover. “We are talking to a number of people on a number of fronts. “I’ve always said that if somebody wanted to invest in the club and move it forward quicker than I or we (CPFC 2010) can then we would entertain it. “We look at all possibilities that are out there – and there are many – but people have been quite ahead of themselves on this one.” Crystal Palace co-chairman Steve Parish has denied a takeover of the Eagles is imminent – but admitted to being open to the possibility of a change of ownership at Selhurst Park. center_img It has been reported that American billionaire Josh Harris has begun talks to take control of the Barclays Premier League club, with a deal close. Parish, though, insists those suggesting a deal is imminent are jumping the gun. last_img read more

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Liverpool confirm Benteke signing

first_img “I’m happy to be part of this team and will (try) to help this team reach its goals. “I want to be the best and I want to reach the best of myself. “I came here to win trophies. I came here to reach some great goals with the team.” Press Association Rodgers’ pursuit of the 24-year-old has been a lengthy one as the club were initially not prepared to meet the striker’s buy-out clause, but following the sale of Raheem Sterling to Manchester City in £49million deal last week there was a change of heart. “I’m very happy to be here and I would like to thank the owners, Ian (Ayre, chief executive who pushed the deal through) and of course the manager for their massive effort to bring me here,” the striker told liverpoolfc.com “I think it was the right club for me because I had a good chat with the manager and I wanted to be part of his project. “I know Liverpool is a big story. They’ve won league titles and the Champions League five times and of course the UEFA Cup and a lot of trophies. I know it’s a big club. “I’m very happy to be part of the Liverpool family now and I will do everything to make them happy and work hard for them and my team-mates.” Benteke will not meet most of his new team-mates until they return after Friday’s match against a Malaysia XI in Kuala Lumpur. He already knows a couple of them – goalkeeper Simon Mignolet and Divock Origi – from the national team and believes the summer recruitment has given the Reds a chance of winning silverware. “I think there are quality players, a lot of good players with big names of course,” he added. The Belgium international becomes the seventh new arrival at Anfield since the end of last season but he was always the priority for the Reds boss. Benteke is understood to have signed a five-year contract after undergoing a two-part medical in London earlier this week before travelling to Merseyside on Wednesday to complete the paperwork on the deal, which will see Liverpool pay £16million up front with the remainder of the fee payable over the course of his contract. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has finally captured his number one summer transfer target after striker Christian Benteke completed his £32.5million transfer from Aston Villa. last_img read more

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Ellsworth/Sumner, MDI football teams to hold joint practices next week

first_img Bio Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Latest Posts ELLSWORTH — With the high school football season nearly two weeks away, practices in Ellsworth and Bar Harbor are about to double in size.Rivals in most sports, the Ellsworth Eagles and Mount Desert Island Trojans practice on their own fields, courts, tracks and mats when the two aren’t playing one another. Yet when the two gear up for the second week of fall football practice in a matter of days, they’ll be doing so side by side.The Ellsworth/Sumner and MDI football teams will hold a series of joint practices with one another beginning next week. It will be the first time the two have teamed up for such an endeavor since Ellsworth marked its return to varsity football as part of a partnership agreement with Sumner Memorial High School prior to the 2012 season.“We wanted to do something to help players and coaches for both teams from a strategy and a sportsmanship standpoint,” MDI head coach Mark Arnold said. “You only have so much time before the regular season starts to put in work, and you want to make the most of that.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe idea came from Arnold, who was previously an assistant under Mark Shields before replacing him in February. Arnold had mentioned the idea to Ellsworth/Sumner head coach Duane Crawford prior to last season, but it was too late for the idea to be implemented.“Mark had mentioned it to me last year as an idea, and he approached me earlier this year and said it was something he’d really like to try for these preseason practices,” Crawford said. “We were both on board with it and knew it was something that would really benefit both teams.”Ellsworth and MDI battle for playoff spots and regional and state titles in most sports, but football is a different story. With the Trojans in Class C and the Eagles in Class D, the teams have only played one another in preseason action since the latter’s rebirth.“We compete with each other every sport and every season, but football is a bit different because you just have that one preseason game,” Arnold said. “We don’t play in the same conference, which means it doesn’t really matter in terms of our records at all, and the two programs have had a good relationship with each other.”Arnold said the MDI staff handed equipment to 35 players at the team’s first practice of the season Monday morning, and Crawford said he expected to field around 28. Those are healthy numbers for varsity squads in Maine’s C and D classes, but the chance to combine rosters for multiple practices will give the teams even more opportunities.“What’s a bonus for us on the football side of it is that having more guys allows us to really run the first and second teams,” Arnold said. “When we’re by ourselves, the second team is just kind of holding bags for the first team and not getting as much work. Having that combined number of kids is going be helpful.”MDI will travel to Ellsworth for the first combined practice, which will be held from 5-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21. The two teams will practice alongside one another the same time the following evening when Ellsworth/Sumner comes to Bar Harbor.Those two practices will lead up to the annual scrimmage between the two teams at 7 p.m. next Friday, Aug. 24, in Bar Harbor. Regardless of the winner, both teams will come out stronger after a week together on the field.“Practicing together will be fun and give us some ideas for that scrimmage, and it’s also not putting either team at a real disadvantage because we’re in separate leagues,” Arnold said. “What it’s going to do is give these kids a chance to play and learn from kids on the other teams that they learned with and grew up with, and that’s what we want to see.” Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020center_img Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at mmandell@ellsworthamerican.com. MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020last_img read more

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Cricket News If government feels India vs Pakistan should not be played in World Cup, we won’t: BCCI sources

first_img New Delhi: The Pulwama terror attack which resulted in the death of 40 CRPF jawans has resulted in plenty of anger from the Indian public. Sporting personalities from across the spectrum have offered their condolences to the families of the CRPF jawans who were killed while some have made monetary contributions. There are some cricketing personalities who have called upon the Indian cricket team to boycott their ICC Cricket World Cup encounter against Pakistan in Manchester over the Pulwama attack. Both sides will clash on June 16 at Old Trafford, Manchester. Following the attack, Harbhajan Singh said, “There is no need for any relations with Pakistan, let alone cricket. Don’t play the World Cup match with Pakistan on June 16 — country comes first for all of us and we are all standing with our forces. I don’t care about losing points as the Indian team is powerful enough to win the World Cup without playing Pakistan.”However, the Board of Control for Cricket in India has said they are waiting for a government decision on whether India should play Pakistan in the World Cup. Sources in the Indian cricket board were clear on what they needed to do. “Situation will get clearer after some time, a little closer to the World Cup. ICC has nothing to do with it. If the government at that point in time feels we shouldn’t play, it’s obvious that we won’t play.”India and Pakistan will meet in the league stage but there can also be a distinct possibility that the two sides could face each other in the final. In that eventuality, the source said BCCI would approach the ICC in order to tackle the situation. “But the result of that would be that Pakistan will get the points of the match & if it is (the) final (between India and Pakistan), they will win the World Cup without even playing. We haven’t yet approached ICC in this regard,” the source said. The International Cricket Council is apparently monitoring the situation. An ICC meeting is scheduled to be held in February-end in Dubai and the major issue could be the cricketing relations between India and Pakistan. Dave Richardson, the outgoing ICC CEO spoke about the ramifications in case a team forfeits the game. “There is justifiable non-compliance and unjustifiable. We will have to deal with that under the playing regulations,” Richardson said in an interview to ESPNCricinfo.Forfeiture in World Cup – A saga of painRichardson’s comment on justifiable non-compliance and unjustifiable sums up the issue that teams who forfeit have to pay a heavy price irrespective of sentiments. In World Cup encounters, there has been instances when situations has arisen that has resulted in teams refusing to play each other due to security situations or other reasons. The 1996 World Cup was the first major instance and it involved Sri Lanka. Just before the tournament, a suicide bomb attack in Colombo resulted in at least 53 people been killed and 1,400 injured. Australia and West Indies chose not to play any of their scheduled games in Sri Lanka due to security concerns. Despite assurances from the ICC that it was safe to play, neither team relented. As a result, Sri Lanka was awarded the games and points with both matches going into result column as walkover without a ball bowled.The issue cropped up again in 2003, this time there were issues with England and New Zealand. A car bomb attack in Mombassa in November 2002 had resulted in the death of 16 people and New Zealand wanted the game against Kenya to be relocated from Nairobi. The ICC refused and Kenya was awarded four points due to the forfeiture.England’s players were worried about security and social unrest in Zimbabwe heading into the tournament. However, according to a Guardian report, the news of death threats from one organisation made their decision final. The Sons and Daughters of Zimbabwe threat “Come to Harare and you will die” made England’s decision to not play in Zimbabwe final and they lost four points. For both teams, the forfeiture proved costly as England was eliminated in the league stage while New Zealand crashed out in the super six stages.In all the events, the ICC has sternly refused to justify the ‘fears’ of teams who have forfeited a game in the World Cup and it will be interesting how they treat India’s sentiments following the Pulwama attack. All eyes will be on Dubai in the coming weeks. highlights India will take on Pakistan in Manchester on June 16.The Pulwama terror attack resulted in the death of 40 CRPF Jawans.India has never lost a World Cup encounter against Pakistan. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Reifer praises ‘all-round skills’

first_imgCMC – Coach Floyd Reifer has praised the “all-round skills and thought processes” of the CWI President’s XI following their clinical performance against Ireland in the warm-up match on Saturday.The West Indies reserves easily chased down 276 to beat the visitors by three wickets with 20 balls to spare, on a surface that presented no demons at the 3W’s Oval, UWI Cave Hill Campus.“We demonstrated very good skills and the thought processes in both innings showed that we knew what we were about, so the results was a good reward for the effort,” Reifer said afterwards.“In the first innings, we pulled them back quite a bit. At one stage, it looked like they could get 300-plus, but we executed the bowling plans better in the back half of the innings and that left us chasing 5.5 per over rather than over six runs per over.”Opener Garety Delany top-scored with 60 while Kevin O’Brien got 43 and captain Andrew Balbirnie chipped in with 40, as left-arm spinner Yannick Ottley (3-46) spearheaded the President’s XI attack.In the second half of the match, the home side strolled to victory, thanks mainly to a 61-run, fourth-wicket stand between captain Darren Bravo and all-rounder Justin Greaves, both of whom made 70.Bravo’s effort came off 62 balls with six sixes and a four while Greaves also scored at better than a run a ball, with his knock requiring 67 balls with eight boundaries and two sixes.“We saw some brilliant batting throughout … excellent partnerships and very good rotation of the strike and running between the wickets,” Reifer explained.“Bravo showed what he’s capable of with some really good shots. He timed the run chase to perfection. Greaves continues to grow and mature and this innings will do him the world of good.“He played well on both sides of the wicket and kept the tempo going. He hit the gaps and was able to find the boundaries when the bad balls were presented.”The match was Ireland’s final warm-up before the first One-Day International of the three-match series against West Indies bowls off at Kensington Oval on Tuesday.last_img read more

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De Gea Secures Valuable Away Point for Man Utd against Sevilla

first_imgDavid de Gea’s stunning first-half save helped Manchester United claim a creditable draw at Sevilla in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.The Spain keeper had kept out efforts from Joaquin Correa and Steven N’Zonzi before showing quick reflexes to produce a one-handed save on the stroke of half-time and deny Luis Muriel’s header.United, who were playing their first Champions League knockout game in four years, offered little offensively, with Romelu Lukaku spurning their best chance when he volleyed well over early on before substitute Marcus Rashford dragged a shot wide in the closing stages. Paul Pogba started on the bench for the visitors, but came on after just 17 minutes following an injury to Ander Herrera.Sevilla finished the game with 25 attempts on goal but a mixture of De Gea’s saves and poor finishing from the hosts left them frustrated at the final whistle.Manchester United will be the happier of the two teams heading into the return leg at Old Trafford on Tuesday, 13 March with Jose Mourinho’s side winning 15 of their 18 games on home soil this season.Elsewhere on the night, Shakhtar Donetsk came from behind to win their Champions League last-16 first leg clash with Roma thanks to a stunning free-kick by Brazil midfielder Fred.Argentinean striker Facundo Ferreyra, who didn’t play a minute for Newcastle during a season-long loan in 2014-15, struck to cancel out the opener by Roma’s exciting Turkish winger Cengiz Under.Then Fred, 24, who has been linked with a move to Premier League leaders Manchester City, curled his free-kick over the wall and into the top corner.Shakhtar, who had defender Serhiy Kryvtsov stretchered off before half-time, travel to Rome for the second leg on Tuesday, 13 March (19:45 GMT).Eusebio Di Francesco’s Roma, who are third in Serie A, impressed in the first half with ex-Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko linking up well with Under.But Shakhtar, who have now won 12 of 15 games in Kharkiv where they play due to conflict in their eastern Ukraine home, were only denied a bigger lead by Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker, who denied Marlos, Taison and Ferreyra in added time.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Shafer admires Kill’s perseverance through epilepsy with sister in mind

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 26, 2013 at 6:27 pm Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2 HOUSTON — There’s always a lingering question for Jerry Kill, one that’s brought scrutiny upon the head coach even as he guided Minnesota to an eight-win season and yet another bowl berth.Are you going to be down on the field for the game? Or up in the press box?It’s a strange question for most coaches, but for an epileptic like Kill, it’s a legitimate concern. He suffers from frequent seizures, some coming at the inopportune times that are game days.Some have suggested he should stop coaching because of it. Others simply don’t understand the disease. Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer doesn’t fall into either of those categories. He’s in the category that carries an incredible admiration for the coach.“But you’ve got to be a tough-ass human being to fight through this epilepsy,” Shafer said at a press conference on Thursday leading up to Friday’s Texas Bowl against the Golden Gophers. “I’ve seen it. I’ve seen my sister on the floor since she was a little kid.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textShafer’s sister, Heidi, has suffered from epilepsy since she was 10 or 11 years old, Shafer said. He understands the difficulties this disease presents and says the team has taken on Kill’s personality.“Life is hard,” he said, “and when you add that disease to it, it makes it even harder.”Many don’t view Kill’s perseverance the same way. Critics view it as hubris. Kill is too proud to give it up, they say, even though he’d be better served away from the sidelines.“I’ve taken some shots,” Kill said on Thursday. “I am epileptic — I don’t apologize for that.”So when someone appreciates him, he reciprocates the feeling.Kill collapsed on the sideline after a game in September. He was having a seizure. Later in the month, Dalton Richey, a football player at Montgomery High School in Texas who also suffers from epilepsy, drew attention when his mother photographed him holding up a sign after a game.“My name is Dalton and I have epilepsy,” it read. “I stand with Coach Kill.”Montgomery is just an hour outside Houston, so Kill will get to meet Richey this week.Shafer also told Kill about his sister, which means he has a phone call to make.“He was kind enough to reach out and say he would love to give her a phone call,” Shafer said, “and that will make her extremely excited to know that.” Commentslast_img read more

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