$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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Kenta Maeda pitches 7 scoreless innings as Dodgers edge Braves

first_imgThe Dodgers have gone 39-6 over their past 45 games, the best 45-game stretch in franchise history and the best in the majors since the New York Yankees also went 39-6 over a run in midseason of 1941.“Yes, I do feel the pressure. That’s the reality right now. We have a lot of really good pitchers who are producing,” Maeda said through his interpreter of the jockeying for position in the back of the Dodgers rotation.“You know, there’s only a limited amount of spots. It’s not in my power to influence that. What I try to do is make sure I produce every time I get the opportunity to do so.”He did that Tuesday by taking a no-hitter into the fifth inning and allowing just two singles in his seven innings. Over his past seven starts, Maeda has posted a 2.09 ERA with a 1.06 WHIP. The Dodgers have won six of the seven starts.But Hyun-Jin Ryu also pitched seven scoreless innings against the Giants on Sunday. Brock Stewart hasn’t given up an earned run in 16 2/3 innings this season. And Brandon McCarthy idles on the DL for now. ATLANTA >> A number of Dodgers pitchers follow the HBO series “Game of Thrones.” That’s good — it might prepare them for the cutthroat battle for territory ahead.The trade-deadline additions of Yu Darvish, Tony Watson and Tony Cingrani assure that the Dodgers’ most intense competition over the next two months will be internal, not from the rest of the National League.Right-hander Kenta Maeda has already spent most of this season like a man assigned to the middle seat on an airplane, fighting for an arm rest. He made his case for space Tuesday with seven scoreless innings against the Atlanta Braves as the Dodgers won again, 3-2.The win extends the Dodgers’ latest win streak to nine games — five of them have been one-run decisions, including the past three. They have won 20 of their past 22 games with the only two losses coming at the hands of the Braves at Dodger Stadium. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img The Dodgers might be a lock for the postseason. None of them is.“They’re making our decisions as an organization, as a ballclub much more difficult — which is a good thing,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “That’s what we expect from high-caliber starting pitching. And all throughout our roster, I think competition is a good thing. It brings out the best in guys.”The Dodgers offense backed Maeda with single runs in the third, fourth and fifth innings.Doubles by Yasiel Puig and Chris Taylor produced the first run. Cody Bellinger led off the fourth with his 29th home run of the season, moving him one closer to Mike Piazza’s franchise record for home runs by a rookie (35). And Puig manufactured a run in the fifth by leading off with a single, moving to second on a bunt by Maeda then scoring on a steal of third and wild throw by Braves catcher Tyler Flowers.“I think Yasiel thought he was invisible,” Roberts said. “He had a bad jump. But somehow Flowers threw it into left field.”That run proved decisive when Josh Ravin gave up a two-run home run to Johan Camargo in the eighth inning — a blunder that allowed Roberts to test one of his new bullpen options.Watson became the first of the Dodgers’ three trade-deadline acquisitions to make his debut when he replaced Ravin. Watson retired the side, stranding the tying run at third base when he got left-handed Freddie Freeman on a soft liner to third baseman Justin Turner.“He was good,” Roberts said. “I wanted to see him face Freeman there. That’s why we got him. For him to execute a fastball in on the hands was good to see.”last_img read more

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Best NFL Week 12 picks against the spread: Patriots, Steelers, Seahawks all safe bets to cover

first_imgIn the last two games, Lamar Jackson kicked up his feet in the fourth quarter and was seen chilling at the side lines, so overwhelming was Baltimore’s lead in both games that John Harbaugh wisely gave his precious quarterback a rest.No head coach has figured out how to stop Lamar Jackson. Sean McVay will be challenged to stop the human wrecking ball. What’s more, now that the rest of the league has McVay’s offense all sussed and he’s shown little ability to adapt, expect Harbaugh and the much improved Ravens defense to ride roughshod over Goff and the Rams.NFL pick: Ravens -3 (-107) Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Atlanta FalconsSunday, Nov. 24, 2019, 1 p.m. ETMercedes Benz Stadium, AtlantaTV Broadcast: FOX Opening Line: Falcons -4 / 54 Season Record: Buccaneers (3-7-0) vs Falcons (3-7-0)Will the real Falcons please stand up? The first eight weeks of the season saw the Falcons go a pathetic 1-7 SU and 2-5 ATS. Following a bye week, a totally different Falcons team emerged and that latest “formidable” instalment has been responsible for a surprising 2-0 SU and ATS mark. What’s even more of a head scratcher is the defense that’s all of a sudden materialised and come out very stingy. In the last two games, the Falcons have conceded merely 5 points. Ho Hum.There’s something to be said about the fact that the previous two games featured divisional opponents – Saints and Panthers, two sides Atlanta knows only too well and that can be an advantage regardless of seasonal form. Well, the Falcons have a third straight divisional foe in the Buccaneers on Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.With Jameis Winston continuing his errant form and the Bucs barely registering on bettors’ radars outside of the Tampa zip code, backing the Falcons to come through in week 12 seems to be a sensible way to attack this game for Week 12 NFL picks.NFL pick: Falcons -4 (-110)Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, 1 p.m. ETPaul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati TV Broadcast: CBS Opening NFL Line: Steelers -7.5 / 39.5 Season Record: Steelers (5-5-0) vs Bengals (0-10-0)The Pittsburgh Steelers endured a horrendous outing at FirstEnergy Stadium in Thursday Night Football, from Mason Rudolph getting knocked on the head by Myles Garret to the ensuing loss to the Browns that knocked back Mike Tomlin’s lads in the AFC playoff race.On the bright side, the Steelers have the perfect opportunity to bounce back in week 12 against another divisional foe that’s already knockout out of the AFC frame for 2019. The Bengals with a 0-10 SU record are officially done and done with nothing to look forward to in the postseason save for dusting off their golf clubs.The Steelers should capitalise handily over rookie Ryan Finley and the Bengals at Paul Brown. Earlier in the season, they crushed the Bengals 27-3 at Heinz Field. The Steelers are on the road this time, but the Bengals haven’t got a homefield edge to hang ones hat one. Heck, the stands are practically empty anyway these days. Plenty of room for Steelers’ faithful should they make the short trek to Cincy.NFL pick: Steelers -6.5 (-110) with SportBetMiami Dolphins vs. Cleveland BrownsSunday, Nov. 24, 2019, 1 p.m. ETFirstEnergy Stadium, ClevelandTV Broadcast: FOX Opening NFL Line: Browns -12.5 / 45Season Record: Dolphins (2-8-0) vs Browns (4-6-0)The Cleveland Browns are making one last push to salvage their season and with a two-game winning streak ahead of Week 12 the prognosis looks favourable, especially considering the Browns have a soft schedule down the stretch. Or does it?Nothing is a given in the NFL. Anything can happen on any given Sunday. Only a few weeks ago, the Browns had a winnable game by all accounts against the Broncos only to come up short spectacularly.Are two wins over the Bills and Steelers in succession enough to underscore Cleveland’s NFL odds as the massive home chalk in this game. Browns are 1-3-1 ATS at home with a -4.8 losing margin and -6.5-point differential versus the spread.How the Browns are double-digit favourites makes little sense; never mind the quality of opponent. Besides the Dolphins are no longer the laughing stock of the league. They’ve won two of their last three games and covered in five of their last six games. Ryan Fitzpatrick and Co. are showing a no quit attitude which is commendable. It was on show in the loss to the Bills last Sunday.On paper, this game stacks up as a perfect opportunity for the Browns to deliver a beatdown. However, the Browns are far from a complete team. They’ve got a lot of ironing to do and their lack of discipline continues to be their Achilles Heel. Can’t trust them no matter how far they’re thrown on the NFL odds board.NFL pick: Dolphins + 11 (-110)Seattle Seahawks vs. Philadelphia EaglesSunday, Nov. 24, 2019, 1 p.m. ETLincoln Financial Field, PhiladelphiaTV Broadcast: FOXOpening NFL Line: Eagles -3 / 49.5Season Record: Seahawks (8-2-0) vs Eagles (5-5-0)The Seattle Seahawks are riding high in the NFC West with an 8-2 SU mark and are coming off a gauntlet throwing win over the San Francisco 49ers. Indeed, the Seahawks handed the previously undefeated Niners their first loss of the season.What have the Eagles accomplished thus far to warrant favouritism against one of the legitimate playoff contenders in the NFC. Check that…against one of six legitimate NFC Super Bowl contenders. Hmm? Anything?Not much. Case-and-point, the loss to the Patriots at home in week 11 in which the Eagles offense failed to launch was just one of several examples that just go to show the Eagles are not what many expected they would be this season.One can knit pick the Seahawks on the defensive side of the ball and the running game where they may be lacking a bit. However, what they lack on that side of the ball, they more than make up for in their quarterback, Russell Wilson. The highest-paid signal caller, who is proving his worth singlehandedly. The manner in which Wilson can rally his Seahawks to victory Is nothing short of awe-inspiring. His never quit attitude even when the team is trailing in a game is second to none.Seattle as the nominal road underdogs is a bargain-basement find that shouldn’t be left begging for week 12 NFL picks. Don’t be surprised if the Seahawks “defy the odds” and pull off the road upset.NFL pick: Seahawks +1.5 (-110)Detroit Lions vs. Washington RedskinsSunday, Nov. 24, 2019, 1 p.m. ETFedEx Field, Landover TVBroadcast: FOXOpening Line: Lions -1 / 41.5Season Record: Lions (3-6-1) vs Redskins (1-9-0)Detroit Lions fans have had little to cheer about this season, so too have the Washington Redskins fans. Something’s going to give when these two NFC stragglers collide in week 12 for a game that will bear little importance for 2019.Matthew Stafford is questionable and unlikely to start, which means Jeff Driskel will square up against rookie Dwayne Haskins. The Redskins are riding a four-game losing streak, two of which featured Haskins as the starter. Callahan’s not impressing as the interim head coach and Haskins isn’t impressive at all.By the stats, there’s nothing to endorse a bet on the hosts for this week’s NFL picks, even as the nominal home underdogs against the spread. The Lions, while riddled with a ton of issues on both sides of the ball as well, should still be in good shape. They’re the better team. Maybe Matt Patricia gets a Gatorade shower too.NFL pick: Lions -3.5 (+100) with Sport BetDallas Cowboys vs. New England PatriotsSunday, Nov. 24, 2019, 4:25 p.m. ET Gillette Stadium, FoxboroTV Broadcast: FoxOpening Line: Patriots -7 /46Season Record: Cowboys (6-4-0) vs Patriots (9-1-0)Tom Brady was unusually dejected following the Patriots’ win over the Eagles in week 11. The offense isn’t what he’d like it to be and that has him clearly glum. Be that as it may, let’s not forget the Patriots are still 9-1 SU. Not only are they one of the toughest teams to beat this season, but they’re historically a tough team to beat at the Foxboro.This is a must-win game for the Patriots if they hope to maintain their lead in the AFC standings, and stay ahead of Baltimore in the race for the No.1 seed and homefield advantage. Nobody understands the magnitude and importance of winning down the stretch than Belichick and the Patriots do.Dak Prescott and the Cowboys may be all smiles after a hard fought win in Detroit on Sunday, a game that saw Prescott gobble up a ton of yards (400-plus) and litter the stat sheet in many categories. But…teeny weeny detail (don’t worry if you didn’t notice it because only the keenest eye for detail would have picked it up)…it was the LIONS!!! The 3-6-1 SU Lions playing with a serviceable backup Jeff Driskel at centre.That the Cowboys needed to do all that to edge the Lions 35-27 is nothing to be pleased about, surely. It just brings up the underlying concerns for the Cowboys this season, particularly the 0-3 SU record against legitimate playoff teams. To date, the sum total of their 6-4 SU record is built on lesser opposition.Yes, the Patriots offense isn’t what it’s cracked up to be. Brady might be grumpy. But the Patriots have lost just one game all season and none at home. They’re 3-1 ATS at the Foxboro this season with a 20.2 winning margin on average and a +7.2 differential versus the spread.NFL pick: Patriots -6 (-105)Green Bay Packers vs. San Francisco 49ersSunday, Nov. 24, 2019, 4:25 p.m. ETLevi’s Stadium, Santa ClaraTV Broadcast: NBC OpeningNFL Line: Niners -3 / 46Season Record: Packers (8-2-0) vs Niners (9-1-0)The NFC showdown between the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers promises to be epic. It’s a potentially deciding towards the No.1 seed in the playoffs, a fact that has prompted the NFL to reschedule this game for primetime viewing on Sunday.Appropriately, the Niners are the home faves but only just with a field goal edge at early doors. Against the spread, the Niners are 2-2-1 ATS at home with a 15.4 winning margin on average and a +9.0 differential versus the spread. Their last three games were veritable nail-bitters, two of which were decided by a handful of points.The Packers are coming off a bye which will give them a slight advantage over the banged up Niners, so long as they don’t come out of the gates lethargic. The Packers are 3-1 SU and ATS on the road with a 2.2 winning margin and a +1.8 differential versus the spread.The Packers are chasing the Niners in the standings and a win would pull Green Bay ahead on head-to-heads. Conversely, a win for the Niners would keep them in the driver’s seat. The premium on the win as such couldn’t be any greater. If this game lives up to the billing, it could be a close affair decided by a few points.NFL pick: Packers +3 (+100)Baltimore Ravens vs. Los Angeles RamsMonday, Nove. 25, 2019, 8:15 p.m. ETLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los AngelesTV Broadcast: ESPN OpeningNFL Line: Ravens -2.5 / 49Season Record: Ravens (8-2-0) vs Rams (6-4-0)How are the Ravens such small favourites against the spread for this Monday Night showdown with the Los Angeles Rams? Granted the Ravens are on the road, but it’s not as if the Rams have some amazing homefield advantage that would underline the market outlook so narrowly.The Rams are 6-4 SU and 3-2 SU at home, but they’re just 2-2 ATS at the Coliseum. Jared Goff has been questionable since week 1 and the Rams are coming off an uninspiring win over the Bears.The Ravens, meanwhile, are riding a six-game winning streak – the longest active winning streak in the league. They’re 4-1 SU on the road with a 3-2 ATS mark that includes a stellar 19.4 winning margin. There are only six weeks of NFL betting left to tackle on the 2019 NFL season, so without too much preamble let’s just dive into the Week 12’s slate and serve up an assortment of choice bets against the spread to spot. Including three of the most highly anticipated games on the week’s betting card: Cowboys and Patriots at Foxboro, Packers and Niners on “Sunday Night Football” and the Baltimore Ravens and Los Angeles Rams in “Monday Night Football.”MORE: Get the latest NFL odds & betting advice at Sportsbook Reviewlast_img read more

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Oldham refuse to rule out signing Ched Evans

first_img Ched Evans Oldham have refused to rule out signing convicted rapist Ched Evans.The former Sheffield United striker has been linked with the club as he seeks a return to football having served half of a five-year prison sentence.The proposed move has been met with widespread scorn, with one of the club’s main sponsors threatening to withdraw support if the deal goes ahead.But talks are ongoings about a possible way back into league football for the 26-year-old.Chief executive Neil Joy read a statement outside the club’s Boundary Park ground in which he said the club would “continue to have conversations” with the Professional Footballers’ Association and “conduct due diligence” on the potential signing of Evans.Joy said: “Oldham Athletic is not at this stage making any official announcement with regard to the speculation concerning Ched Evans.“Whilst acknowledging the considerable media attention, we continue to have conversations with representative bodies such as the PFA and will conduct due diligence with regard to any decision we make on this matter.“Although it has been reported that a press conference would be held, we will officially advise if and when any such event will take place.“The club would also request that its stakeholders and partners’ position and privacy be respected until this matter has been concluded. We will not be making any further comment for the time being.” 1last_img read more

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