first_imgThis was the first time for the home to go to market. 1 Ellerdale Street, Aspley Qld 4034. Picture: realestate.com.au.A BRISBANE buyer has landed an absolute bargain in the high demand middle ring, scoring a three-bedroom house for significantly less than suburb median.A house at 1 Ellerdale Street, Aspley, which was marketed by Purple Bricks, sold for $470,000 which was a whopping $85,750 below the areas’s median for three bedders.It was the first time that the three bedder had ever been offered to market, according to the listing, having been a “much loved family home for the past 50 years”. SECURITY: Home break-in warning issued for holiday season RENOVATOR: 117-year-old fixer-upper sold for $1m below median price It was a family home for 50 years.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus1 day agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market1 day ago Dream reno project. Image what an update could do here.Renovated homes in the area have fetched upwards of $710,000, being close to Aspley Hypermarket and with Westfield Chermside a short drive away down Gympie Road.According to realestate.com.au listed results, the past month has seen three bedroom houses sell between the 1 Ellerdale St low of $470,000 to a high of $585,000.The closest another three bedder in the area has come to that low this month was 27 Vermont Street, Aspley, which was sold by Watt Realty for $492,500 at the start of the month. Other October three bedroom house sales results for Aspley include $555,000 for 37 Ironwood Street on October 18, and $585,000 for 5 Havering Street on October 2. Quite a retro kitchen. The backyard has a classic rotary clothesline.The most a three-bedroom house has sold for in Aspley was $1.6m for 6 Bundella Street in May this year, though most of that value was linked to the land being a large 2,694sq m elevated site.In May last year another three bedder at 35 Doynton Place also landed over $1m ($1.0775m) and that one was “an architectural masterpiece” with views of Moreton Island. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER on Twitter or Facebook FREE: Get The Courier-Mail ’s real estate news direct to your inboxlast_img read more

first_imgWellington Police notes for Tuesday, June 11, 2013:•8:41 a.m. Officers investigated domestic violence battery by a known suspect(s) in the 400 block S. C, Wellington.•8:41 a.m. Officers investigated domestic violence battery and criminal restraint of a known suspect(s) in the 400 block S. C, Wellington.•9:20 a.m. Non-Injury accident in the 200 block N. C, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Viola R. Patterson, 89, Wellington and Kathleen G. Long, 75, Wellington.•9:30 a.m. Viola R. Patterson, 89, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with fail to yield right of way.•10:03 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of a bicycle in the 800 block N. Woodlawn, Wellington.•11:40 a.m. Non-Injury accident in the 500 block W. 8th, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Mary L. Whitehead, 60, South Haven, Ks and Dorothy M. McComb, 76, Wellington.•11:50 a.m. Mary L. Whiteside, 60, South Haven, was issued a notice to appear charged with improper backing.•12:24 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property in the 1000 block Shadylane, Wellington.•4:25 p.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 700 block N. B, Wellington.•5:05 p.m. Cynthia M. Hofmeier, 56, Oxford was issued a notice to appear charged with failure to yield right of way.•7:45 p.m. Non-injury accident in the 500 block Harvey, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Lawrence B. Huddleston, 67, South Haven, and a legally parked vehicle owned by Scott D. Mcloughlin, Wellington.•8:15 p.m. Lawrence B. Huddleston, 67, South Haven, was issued a notice to appear charged with inattentive driving and no proof of liability insurance.•8:26 p.m. Kristin D. Branam, 29, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with child restraint violation.•8:48 p.m. Brian S. Boor, 21, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with speeding 40 mph in a 30 mph zone and expired drivers’ license.•10:32 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a known suspect in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington.last_img read more

first_imgLocal artist, Norman Gitzen, has been sculpting a “Vanishing Species Series” for nearly two decades to draw attention to the decline in marine life.Norman crafts sea turtles, sailfish, dolphin, coral reefs and other marine life out of metal, leaving holes in the bodies to simulate their disappearance from the environment due to chemicals, rising temperatures and over fishing in our area. Gitzen recently was commissioned by TD Bank’s lead architect who researched his art to sculpt a vanishing sea turtle for their Miami Beach bank branch. The sculptures are forged out of bronze or steel and feature the characteristics of the sea animal…with parts of the interior missing. The absence of the metal is a metaphor for the vanishing marine life in South Florida.Artist, Norman GitzenWith “Vanishing Species Turtle” commissioned by TD Bank on Miami Beach. Baby sea turtle with matching turtle jewelry by Norman GitzenGitzen explains what is causing the decline in sea life in our waters here in South Florida and what can be done to prevent it.Listen to the full interview here.SFS Vanishing Species ArtFor more information on Norman Gitzen’s artwork click here.last_img read more

first_img Four England Golf regional coaches are among the first group of PGA professionals in the UK to complete a new, top-level coaching qualification. The four, who all coach U16 squads, are: Steven Orr, the South East boys’ coach; David Brooks, the West Midlands boys’ coach; Sam Johnston, the West Midlands girls’ coach; and Alex Saary, the South girls’ coach. They’re among a dedicated group of seven PGA professionals who have achieved the Level 4 Certificate in Coaching Golf while fulfilling busy day-to-day roles. Nigel Edwards, the England Golf Performance Director, said: “I am delighted for Alex, David, Sam and Steve. They will have put a huge amount of effort and dedication into gaining this qualification and I am sure they will benefit greatly from the whole process. “It’s always great to see coaches looking to progress and develop their skill set for the benefit of the golfers they coach.” The PGA launched the qualification in conjunction with the University of Birmingham to develop coaching expertise and specialist knowledge and skills. The success of the first seven reflects the ever increasing level of coaching standards among PGA pros who fulfil a range of commitments from grass roots through to European Tour and world level. The four England coaches have all spoken about their experience on the course. Steven Orr is England Golf’s 2015 coach of the year. He is a PGA Advanced Fellow and director of coaching at the Cranfield Golf Academy in Sussex where he is responsible for 18 coaches. His success with the Level 4 qualification has spurred him on to take a PhD. He commented: “It’s probably the best thing I’ve done. I think the reason for that is that it caused me to step back and look at my coaching and look at it as a whole, how I make decisions and why I do what I do.” David Brooks is a PGA Advanced Professional based at The Warren Golf Club, Essex, and the lead coach with Essex Golf Union. He has also built on his Level 4 achievement, by completing a Masters in Sports Coaching on developing mental toughness in young golfers.  He remarked: “Coaching for me has always been about making informed decisions and the more you can make those decisions when they are informed by research and experiences, the better.” Sam Johnston is based at Tidbury Green Golf Club in Solihull. He rated the level 4 course as tough but enjoyable. “It’s easy to carry on in your own bubble,” said Johnson. “But the course forced you to step out of your own comfort zone. It looked outside of golf as well and learning how other sports work was invaluable.” Alex Saary, of the West London Golf Centre in Middlesex, is a PGA Advanced Professional and head county coach for Middlesex. He said: “One of the biggest things I’ve learned is the importance of getting to know the pupil at a deeper level, understand where they are coming from and understand their world more thoroughly and in the process give them a programme more bespoke to them.” The other three professionals who have completed the Level 4 qualification are: Greg Brodie (Foxhills, Surrey), Ben Knight (Chartham Park, Sussex) and Rick Valentine (Loretto School, Musselburgh). Caption: (standing from left) Sam Johnston and Steven Orr; (sitting from left) Alex Saary and David Brooks. (Image © Leaderboard Photography) 1 Mar 2016 Top qualification for England Golf regional coaches last_img read more

first_imgSteve McNair was dozing on his sofa in his Nashville condo one weekend when his 20-year-old girlfriend shot him four times. McNair was married with four sons. Police say the woman, Sahel Kazemi, was “spinning out of control” and suspected McNair was seeing someone else. The carnage did not end there. Kazemi turned the semiautomatic pistol on herself.McNair was 36 and had left the NFL a year earlier. He spent 13 seasons in the league and was the heart of the Tennessee Titans. His closing drive in the 23-16 loss to St. Louis in the 2000 Super Bowl was one of the most riveting finishes in the history of the title game. He was a Pro Bowl player four times. He shared the MVP award in 2003. McNair was fierce on the field and generous off it.“I’m going to miss you, No. 9,” Titans coach Jeff Fisher said.Vernon Forrest grew up in Georgia and fought in the 1992 Olympics with Oscar De La Hoya. He became a three-time champion and was the first to beat Shane Mosley. His manager said he was at a gas station when approached for money. Atlanta police said the 38-year-old boxer exchanged gunfire with two robbery suspects and was shot several times in the back. In a sport where bravado rules, Forrest had been known for his modesty and keeping the volume low.“I viewed Vernon as a great competitor in the ring and an even greater man outside the ring,” De La Hoya said.Weeks earlier, Alexis Arguello was found dead at his home in Managua, the city where he was elected mayor a year earlier. Investigators said a single gunshot wound to the chest pointed to suicide. Arguello was dead at 57 after a career in which he galvanized boxing fans. He won titles in three divisions. His two bouts with Aaron Pryor in the early 1980s were pulsating, brawling tests of will.“Those were great fights we had,” Pryor said. “This was a great champion.”Boxing is brutal every year, but especially so this time. In July, former champion Arturo Gatti died at 37 at a Brazilian resort. Police initially suspected his wife but later determined Gatti hanged himself. Months later, in a grisly parallel, Darren Sutherland, who won a boxing bronze medal for Ireland at the Beijing Olympics, was found hanged at his home.The sport also lost Ingemar Johansson at 76. The Swede jolted boxing by knocking out Floyd Patterson to win the heavyweight title in 1959. Greg Page, another heavyweight champ, died at 50 of complications from a brain injury during a 2001 fight. Jose Torres, the inspirational light heavyweight champ from Puerto Rico who became a writer, died at 72.Chicago Bulls fans had a rough day on Feb. 26. They learned of the deaths of former coach and broadcaster Johnny Kerr at 76 and Norm Van Lier, 61, one of NBA’s best defensive players in the 1970s.Randy Smith, a blindingly fast guard, died at 60. Marvin Webster, the shot-blocking “Human Eraser,” was gone at 56. College basketball coach Kay Yow’s gallant fight with cancer was over at 66. The NBA said goodbye to two owners: Bill Davidson of the Pistons and Abe Pollin of the Wizards, whose name he changed from the Bullets because of the ties to violence.Wayman Tisdale, the former Oklahoma All-American who spent a dozen years in the NBA before shifting rhythms and becoming a jazz musician, died at 44.“He was the nicest man in the world with the biggest heart and an even bigger smile,” former Pacers teammate Reggie Miller said.In football, Jasper Howard and Chris Henry didn’t see old age. Howard, a 20-year-old cornerback for Connecticut, was stabbed during a fight outside a school dance. Henry, the Cincinnati Bengals receiver, died at 26 near the year’s end, falling from a pickup truck during what police said was a dispute with his fiancee. by Fred LiefAssociated Press Writer Sports in 2009 looked down the barrel of a gun.From Tennessee to Georgia to Nicaragua, gunfire crackled in July. The causes differed—a romance gone wrong, a robbery botched, a self-inflicted wound—but the outcome did not. A gun was the weapon of choice, and all were dead: a former star quarterback and two ex-boxing champions. Tennessee Titans quarterback Steve McNair looks for a receiver during the Titans’ 22-16 playoff win over the Buffalo Bills in Nashville, Jan. 8. McNair, 36, was killed in July 2009, a year after he left the NFL. last_img read more

first_imgImage Courtesy: Instagram(@davidwarner31)/APAdvertisement bfoNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Efwiuw9( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 67f0Would you ever consider trying this?😱a44bCan your students do this? 🌚bx01zyRoller skating! Powered by Firework Even though getting to the pitch in the current lock down from the novel Coronavirus pandemic is an impossible task for cricketers, the blessing of social media is a boon these days for them to keep in touch their their supporters. Such is the case of David Warner, the Aussie hard hitting batsman, who’s lack of international fixtures has him busy on Instagram, where he is making entertaining posts for his followers, and his latest video is him imitating Team India stalwart Ravindra Jadeja’s famous celebratory gesture and moves his bat just like a sword!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Instagram(@davidwarner31)/APWell, it is just a bloopers clip from an advertisement Warner did last year for his IPL franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad. The opening batsman uploaded the video on Instagram, with the following caption: “Throwback to this time last year to a commercial we were doing for @sunrisershyd Do you think I’ve got @royalnavghan covered for the sword?”Check out Warner’s amazing sword play with the bat, plus some eye-catching footwork as he does a flawless mimic of Ravindra Jadeja’s signature move below-Advertisement The video that ended with a hysterically laughing Warner, gathered tons of reactions from his fans, including his SRH teammate Wriddhiman Saha, who was seen in the comment box with two laughing emojis.Jadeja does his signature ‘sword-work’ move to celebrate whenever he reaches 50 runs in a match. Check out this footage from a Test match against Australia where the superstar Men in Blue all rounder does his famous celebration:Other than keeping his fans entertained with such posts, and also having some heartwarming father-daughter times with his little girl, Warner has also been spreading awareness about the Coronavirus outbreak through social media.The 33 year old recently shaved his head to show his support towards the healthcare workers toiling in front line in the battle against the deadly virus outbreak.The 2016 IPL winning captain has 84 Test and 123 ODI caps for the Australian cricket team, and scored a stunning 67-off-88 in the first match of the New Zealand ODI series in March, which eventually met with a cancellation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Till date, there has been 6,104 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Australia, and the death toll is at 51.Also read-Rohit Sharma reveals who his ‘cricket crush’ was when he just got into the Indian teamRead which Liverpool star ‘looked like a rapper’ to manager Jurgen Klopp the first time they met! Advertisementlast_img read more