Victorian snaps up prized historic Queenslander home at auction

first_imgThe auction attracted a lot of curious onlookers. Pic Mark Cranitch.He eventually secured the property with his winning bid of $1,050,000, which is $151,000 above the median home sales price for the suburb.“We are looking for a bit more space than what we’ve got in inner city Melbourne,” Mr Vaughan said. “You certainly get a lot more value for money in Brisbane than you do in Melbourne, especially within 5km of the CBD.”With an 830sq m double allotment on a corner block just off Old Cleveland Rd, Place – Bulimba agent Shane Hicks said there was some interest from developers.“It does sit over two titles but its not a development site at all because it (the house) is smack bang in the middle,” Mr Hicks said. Unlike many older Queenslanders in the area it had not been raised up to add a second level.The home was last on the market in 1997 when it sold for $297,500. Auctioneer, Peter Burgin kept the bids moving fast. Pic Mark Cranitch.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours agoMelbourne resident Marcus Vaughan has planned a move to Brisbane, and felt the home would be perfect for his wife and two children.After bidding started at $950,000, he faced stiff competition from a phone bidder, but was always quick to raise his offer. BIG WIN: Marcus Vaughan flew up from Melbourne with the goal of securing this Camp Hill home. Pic Mark Cranitch.A CLASSIC Queenslander in Camp Hill on a double block turned out to be the ideal home for a Victorian wanting to move north. The three-bedroom home at 14 Pinecroft St in Camp Hill had created a lot of interest when it hit the market with its double allotment and traditional style.last_img read more


Toffoli scores NHL’s first outdoor hat trick, Kings beat Avs

first_imgHe didn’t even keep his stick for posterity.He gave it to one of the cadets cheering him on.“It was really cool. I think this whole experience has been pretty incredible. They did a great job,” Toffoli said. “The things that they do for the United States, all over the world, is pretty impressive. So, it wasn’t a very hard decision.”Toffoli put Los Angeles ahead 2-1 with 54 seconds remaining when he scored off a face-off, and then he added an empty-netter with 4.3 seconds left in the third and final outdoor game in the NHL this season.Teammates Anze Kopitar and Alex Iafallo encouraged Toffoli to get open after the Avalanche pulled their goaltender following Tofolli’s tie-breaking goal. Quick stopped the first two dozen shots he faced but he lost his stick in the final minute of the second period after two quick stops and while he was reaching for it, Samuel Girard sent the puck sailing over his right shoulder to tie it at 1.NOTES: The NHL announced that the Carolina Hurricanes will host an outdoor game on Feb. 20, 2021, at Carter-Finley Stadium on the campus of N.C. State in Raleigh. … This was the Avs’ second outdoor game and the Kings’ third. Los Angeles split its first two outdoor games, at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles (3-0 loss to Anaheim) in 2014 and at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, in 2015 (2-1 win over San Jose). Colorado lost to the Detroit Red Wings at Coors Field in downtown Denver on Feb. 27, 2016. … This was the league’s 30th outdoor game. The other two this season were the Heritage Classic in Regina, Saskatchewan, on Oct. 26 (Jets 2, Flames 1) and the Winter Classic on New Year’s Day at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas (Stars 4, Predators 2). … This is the second outdoor game played at a service academy. Washington beat Toronto 5-2 at the Navy-Marine Crops Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland, on March 13, 2018. … The Kings have just one more road game this month, at Winnipeg on Tuesday night. ___Follow Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: http://twitter.com/arniestapleton___ February 15, 2020 By then, it was a frosty 26 degrees but felt like 17 with the wind chill and high humidity. The Kings won their second straight, improving to 4-12-1 since New Year’s Day.At 6,621 feet above sea level, this was the highest altitude ever for an NHL game. Unlike during the week when the rink was installed, the snow stayed away. It was 32 degrees with 66% humidity at puck drop with 6 mph winds. The temperature quickly dipped into the 20s.“I think having this outdoor game adds a little bit of adrenaline to the fact, so once you get out on the ice, you kind of forget about the altitude,” Kopitar said. “Until you get stuck out there for a long shift. But I think we managed it pretty well throughout the game. I don’t think anybody was too winded.”At least not after the first 10 minutes. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditAIR FORCE ACADEMY, Col. (AP) — Tyler Toffoli will remember the Los Angeles Kings’ 3-1 win over Colorado on Saturday night at the Air Force Academy for so many reasons.The thundering jets’ flyover. The cadets high-fiving players as they came off the ice. The long clouds of breath, the short shifts.Oh, and his three goals, the NHL’s first outdoor hat trick. More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports “It would have been nice to see the Kings play from behind,” McKinnon said. “They were pretty passive after they got the lead. We blew a point, at least. I like our chances in overtime. If we’re a little more ready to bury those early, I had a couple of good looks myself I wish I would have scored on. A couple of rebound looks. It’s just unfortunate.” Despite the disappointments, McKinnon said he appreciated the atmosphere.“The coolest part was seeing the cadets and all the people who serve,” McKinnon said. “They had so much energy when we were coming in and out of the dressing room. That was really cool; it definitely stuck out for me.”Tofolli’s first goal came in the first period when Iafallo tipped Joakim Ryan’s shot, which went off the left post and slid across the crease where Toffoli tapped it. Country singer Sam Hunt serenaded the crowd from a stage near the fighter jet after the first period. “I think that’s the most nervous I’ve ever been putting the puck in an empty net in my life,” Tofolli said. “But it worked.”Aside from Tofolli’s hat trick, Kopitar said he took in many memorable moments in the NHL’s second service academy game.“We didn’t have the flyover in the first two (outdoor games) we played in in LA and San Jose, so I was looking forward to that,” Kopitar said. “Just the atmosphere around here. The setup was great. And getting the win at the end of the day, it certainly helps with the experience.“I guess the two Cali games weren’t as cold as this one, so that’s going to stick with me for a little bit,” Kopitar said. Toffoli said in the third period “we were all kind of looking at each other as we were lining up and we’re like, ‘Did the temperature go down that much?’” Associated Press Toffoli scores NHL’s first outdoor hat trick, Kings beat Avs Los Angeles goaltender Jonathan Quick survived Colorado’s 15-shot flurry in the first period, when the Kings took a 1-0 lead at Falcon Stadium, where an F-16 fighter jet highlighted the north end of the field and cadets sat on the south side of the rink on either side of a runway complete with synchronized red lights.The Stadium Series game was a sellout — 43,574 fans, more than twice the capacity of the Pepsi Center some 60 miles north of the Air Force Academy.Colorado goaltender Philipp Grubaurer stopped 14 of 15 shots before leaving with a lower body injury after teammate Ian Cole slammed into him early in the third period and sent him tumbling. He was replaced by backup Pavel Francouz with 17 1/2 minutes remaining.“It sucks. I don’t know, hopefully he’s not out too long,” Colorado’s Nathan McKinnon said. “I haven’t talked to him yet. Just a frustrating, frustrating game.”The Avalanche outshot the Kings 33-23 and two power plays early on were wiped off within seconds by Colorado penalties.last_img read more


CEO of Africa Origin: Ghana Vs Egypt clash date must be changed

first_imgChief Executive Officer of Africa Origin Group of Companies and an official travel agent of the Ghana Football Association, Samson Deen is calling for a change in the date for Ghana’s crucial World Cup qualifier against Egypt.The Black Stars are slated to face the Pharaohs of Egypt in the first leg of the playoffs on October 13 at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi.The Ghana FA is to confirm this date to the world football governing body FIFA by close of Friday.The experienced travel agent is however urging the Ghana FA to strongly consider the possibility of playing the game on a Monday or Tuesday to ensure the Black Stars get enough time to prepare for the clash against Egypt and also avoid playing the game on an “Akwasidae” which traditionally has some consequences.“FIFA has made us aware that we as the home team can choose any day between October 11-15 for the game and I think we should make very good use of this time frame.“The Egyptians have more time to prepare than us because their league of which almost all their players play in is not active so they can move to camp early. “We on the other side have almost all our players playing abroad and might arrive late for this game.“So for us to ensure that we give the coach enough time to train with the boys so they become very conversant with his tactics and all I believe we should rather play the match on either a Monday or Tuesday.”But the Chief Executive of the Africa Origin Group of Companies believe sacrificing a working day for the benefit of the Black Stars is worthwhile especially as it will not be the first time a match is played on a working day and believes history tells as that “Akwasidae” days could change expectations.“I really feel the Ghana FA should consider this strongly before making the proposed date official to FIFA by Friday. It will serve our team better.“The Ghana FA can also organize a friendly with a north Africa country ahead of the clash and I suggest Morocco.” He told JOY Sportslast_img read more