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Brisbane’s most talked about home sells after one inspection

first_imgThe home has a unique, glass wine cellar.Graya Construction also renovated the property next door at 29 Rockbourne Tce, which sold in October for $2.99 million.Mr Wakely said the appetite for high end, residential property in Brisbane was stronger than ever. This house at 33 Rockbourne Tce, Paddington, has sold for $3m.It was the first time Mr Wakely had taken a buyer through the property — and the first time he had seen inside it himself as it had previously been listed with another agent.The brand new home was built on an elevated corner block only 5km from Brisbane’s CBD. One of the bathrooms in the home at 33 Rockbourne Tce. Inside the home at 33 Rockbourne Tce.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agoNamed ‘Woodrock’, the five-bedroom, three-bathroom property has multiple living spaces separated by a landscaped terrace.The Graya brothers, Rob and Andrew Gray, commissioned award-winning Brisbane-based architect Tim Stewart to design the house. MORE: A window to make a splash The kitchen at the home at 33 Rockbourne Tce, Paddington.Features include a striking swimming pool with glass feature window, outdoor dining area with double-height ceiling, built-in barbecue, glass wine cellar, polished concrete floors and marble benchtops.“It’s one of the best houses in Brisbane and they’re lucky people to get to live in it,” Mr Wakely said. “It’s definitely a head turner.”center_img Solani and Liam Jooste with Rob Gray of Graya Construction in the swimming pool at 33 Rockbourne Tce, which has sold for $3m. Picture: Jamie Hanson.ONE of the most talked about homes in Brisbane — with arguably the best swimming pool in the city — has sold for $3 million to a family who opened the cheque book after just one inspection.The luxury Paddington property at 33 Rockbourne Tce has been turning heads since it was built by the dynamic brother duo, Graya Constructions, last year. RELATED: Meet the home turning heads Rob and Andrew Gray during the construction of the house at 33 Rockbourne Tce, Paddington. Photo: Lyndon Mechielsen.“I’m getting calls every day since 2019 started from expats and buyers from Sydney, Melbourne, Noosa,” he said.“There are a lot of people moving to Brisbane because we haven’t seen the growth Sydney and Melbourne have, so people are looking to Brisbane as the next hot spot to see growth.”Paddington is a high demand suburb with a median house price of $1.15 million, according to the latest CoreLogic figures. ‘Woodrock’ at 33 Rockbourne Tce, Paddington, was architecturally designed by Tim Stewart.Selling agent Ben Wakely of Urban Property Agents recently acquired the listing and managed to sell it to a young family relocating from the Gold Coast who had originally inquired by another property on Mr Wakely’s books, which was no longer available.“I told them about Rockbourne, which I’d just signed up, took them through and within 20 minutes, they knew it was the house for them,” Mr Wakely said.last_img read more

Sports tonight: WHS basketball teams start season; South Haven stay busy in Oklahoma; schedules…

first_imgCovington-Douglas712101746 Tournament Week (Sumner teams)Thu.Dec 11Fri. Dec. 12Sat. Dec. 13 JV Girlsv. Sterling, 8v. C. Springs, 4:40TBA Conway1812148—52 G-6:30, B- 8G- 3, B- 4:40 Varsity Boysv. Sterling, 8v. C. Springs, 4:40TBA Pond Creek Tournament Kingman Tournament (Conway Springs, Wellington)Well v. SterlingCS v. WellingtonCS, Well TBA Sterling 40 Conway Springs 37 – no stats available. •••••Other tournament scores: South Haven girls lost their second game in the Pond Creek-Hunter tournament Wednesday, while the boys got their first win. Sterling 57, Conway 52 WMS BasketballMulvaneOpenOpen 5/6:30 p.m. G- 3:30 B- 5G- 6, B- 7:30 S. Haven (1-2): Harris 6, Morris 1, Rebold 2, Ralls 7, Turek 9, Ray 4, Blaylock 2, Culp 5, Hawkins 6. Total 14 (0) 14-25 42.  C-D: V. Vandiever 6, Fleeson 15, Weiker 3, Navatril 6, Kaiser 14, Keykendall 3. Total: 9 (6) 10-15 46. South Haven girls13791342 South Haven (1-2): Pounds 1, Nocloson 6, McConnell 5, Short 5, Short 11, Bacon 2, Roy. South Haven boys81011938 Wellington TEAMThu.Dec 11Fri. Dec. 12Sat. Dec. 13 WHS JV WrestlingPratt, homeOpenWellington Invitational, 9 a.m. WHS BasketballKingman tourneyKingman tourneyKingman tourney Marion Tournament (Belle Plaine)BP v RemingtonBP TBA G- 3, B-4:30G-6, B- 7:30 C Boyscenter_img Covington-Douglass8961235 Sterling — K. Comley 24, K. Comley 21, S. Hinshaw 5, J. Proffitt 3, B. Richter 2, J. Oden 2 by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Wellington varsity girls and boys play a basketball game (!), South Haven teams stay busy in the Pond Creek- Hunter tournament, and a busy sports Thursday night is about to arrive…Kingman Tournament —The Wellington varsity and junior varsity basketball teams will finally get on the hardwood for competitive play when they battle Sterling. Varsity girls play at 6:20 p.m. and the boys following at 8 p.m.Conway Springs already played Sterling Tuesday losing both games. The statistics we have are as follows: G- 6:30 B- 8 JV Boysv. Sterling, 6:20v. C. Springs, 3TBA Conway Springs — M. Leddy 18, Z. Barkley 7, J. Winter 6, N. Barkley 6, D. Murphy 4, J. Dugan 4, G. Bellar 4, D. Sones 2, L. Shaffer 1 WHS WrestlingPratt, homeOpenWellington Invitational, 9 a.m. Sterling18121116—57 4/5:15/6:30 •••••Schedule for Thursday and Friday. Coaches send scores to sumnernewscow@gmail.com. G-4, B-5:30 Varsity Girlsv. Sterling, 6:20v. C. Springs, 3TBA BoysHome 8A 7-8A Caldwell Border-Queen Tourney (Caldwell, ArgoniaArgonia v NorwichCaldwell v Argonia Fairfield Tournament (Oxford)Oxford vs. ChaseOxford v FairfieldOxford TBA Pond Creek Tournament (South Haven) Kingman Tournament girls Follow us on Twitter. Caldwell v Central Kingman Tournament – boys GirlsAway 7/8 A/B Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

LIVE UPDATES Uganda vs Burkina Faso, Mandela National Stadium, Namboole Kampala

first_img(updates via @Airtel_Ug #MujjeTulumbe)FULL TIME: Uganda 0 Burkina Faso 090’+3 Moses Oloya misses another. He connects inches wide off Massa’s header. Still goalless.90’+1 Burkina’s captain Kabore sent off for second bookable offense.90′ Masses misses as header hits post, but he was offside. FIVE minutes of added time.86′ Tense moments with game still tied 0-0. Change for Burkina Faso – Traore Isidora off, Adama on80′ Burkina Faso come very close as Onyango misjudges his chest. The quick shot is inches over the bar72′ Substitution for Uganda In-Yassar Mugerwa Out-Farouk Miya70′ Huge miss by MIYA with only goalie to beat66′ Moses Oloya in, Emmanuel Okwi out. Uganda 0-0 Burkina Faso60′ Another freekick for Cranes but the ball is too deep for anyone to react.56′ Burkina Faso win their first corner but it is cleared. The Cranes immediately resume attacking.48′ Geoffrey Massa misses a glorious chance to put Cranes ahead following a nice delivery from Mawejje.47′ The second half takes pace….Uganda 0-0 Burkina Faso2ND HALF starts Uganda 0 Burkina Faso 045+’ Halftime. Uganda 0-0 BurkinaFaso42′ Burkina Faso claim a penalty but the referee is not convinced. Still Uganda 0-0 BurkinaFaso39′ Okwi cleverly beats his marker and is taken down. Cranes freekick near the box.30′ minutes: Still no big chances to report from this one, apart from a couple of Joseph Ochaya corner kicks28′ Cranes put on another exciting attack but Mawejje’s cross goes wide.25′ Another corner for Cranes as we continue to build pressure.24′ Okwi makes a great delivery from the right;Miya is just shot to reaching the ball with a header. Uganda 0-0 BurkinaFaso15′ Uganda with lots of pace upfront…Mawejje hits the woodwork, ball bounces out8′ Uganda 0 Burkina Faso 0…. Miya in early raid, comes close00 Game kicks offKICK -OFF 7pmStarting Line up: Denis Onyango (G), Denis Iguma, Joseph Ochaya, Isaac Isinde, Hassan Wasswa Mawanda, Farouk Miya, Khalid Aucho, Geofrey Massa, William Luwagga Kizito, Emmanuel Okwi and Tonny MawejjeSubstitutes:Robert OdongKara (G), Mike Azira, Yassar Mugerwa, Moses Oloya, Timothy Awanyi ,Godfrey Walusimbi, Erisa Ssekisambu****Build up to gameMATCH PREVIEWCranes at final training at Namboole last night. PHOTO VIA @OFFICIALFUFAThe feeling in the Cranes camp is that they could have got a better result than they did in Ouagadougou on Saturday and are determined to do something about it today.“We are not crybabies. We shall definitely stage a fight in Namboole,” vowed FUFA president Moses Magogo after the 1-0 defeat by Burkina Faso. He added that “with the performance of the boys on the night, it is just a battle lost, not the war.”Despite arriving 12 hours after the Stallions, the team looked back to their rhythm in final training yesterday at Mandela National Stadium.Magogo had maintained that the result had only made them much more determined to win the return home game. “I love the spirit of the players thinking it is Namboole or never. The morale is even higher now.”Tight GroupThe way the group is set up now, with three teams at 6 points, it is now clear that it is Namboole or never in the 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifiers – mathematics aside.Victory today, will give Cranes the much needed 3 point cushion going into the last two games, all of which they can win – if they have their heads high.Cranes coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic is likely to be bolder in this game, and could add Emma Okwi to a much bigger attacking line to seal this.The match will also be played in honour of former Cranes goalkeeper Abel Dhaira who died of cancer in Iceland.The IBV Vestmanaeyjar player was diagnosed with abdominal cancer late last year. He last appeared for the Cranes in 2013.President Yoweri Museveni yesterday revealed that the government will help the sports fraternity return his body, bringing to rest fears that a massive funds drive would have to first be made as the family could not afford the costs.This was the starting XI vesus Burkina Faso on Saturday:Denis Onyango (Goalie) , Denis Iguma ,Joseph Ochaya ,Murshid Juuko , Isaac Isinde, Khalid Aucho , Kizito W Luwagga , Tonny Mawejje , Geoffrey Massa (captain) , Faruk Miya ,Godfrey WalusimbiSubstitutes : Robert Odongokara (Goalkie), Hassan Wasswa , Timothy Awanyi ,Mike Azira , Moses Oloya , Emma Okwi and Hamis Kiiza.Group D P W D L F A PtsB. Faso 3 2 0 1 3 1 6Uganda 3 2 0 1 3 1 6Botswana 4 2 0 2 3 4 6Comoros 4 1 0 3 2 5 3Other AFCON 2017 QUALIFYING matches.Times in GMTMalawi v Guinea 1230Lesotho v Seychelles 1300Rwanda v Mauritius 1330Ethiopia v Algeria 1400Niger v Senegal 1400Namibia v Burundi 1500Togo v Tunisia 1500Liberia v Djibouti 1600Angola v DR Congo 1600Gambia v Mauritania 1630Egypt v Nigeria 1700S. Africa v Cameroon 1700Sudan v Ivory Coast 1800Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Why is NBA’s Violet Palmer a game changer?

first_imgViolet Palmer (Courtesy Photo)Sometimes longevity under difficult circumstances deserves praise. Violet Palmer became one of two women to infiltrate the all-male referee ranks of the NBA in 1997. Her fellow groundbreaking female referee left after five years, leaving Palmer to hold it down on her own for the last several years.“I didn’t just kick the door — I knocked it down,” Palmer told espnW.The climb upward hasn’t been easy.Palmer spent nine years refereeing high school and women’s college games, including two NCAA Final Fours and the championships. The NBA took notice and recruited Palmer.“The NBA was never my goal, because I thought it was unattainable. I was a college referee. I was the No. 3 referee in the world for women’s basketball.“I had everything. The Final Four. Big TV games – all the limelight I wanted. But my personality is if you give me a challenge, I’m going to take it.“In the back of my mind, I said, ‘It doesn’t cost me anything. I can just try it. If nothing happens, the training will be good.’”But things were difficult at first.“Generally it was a good ‘ole boys club, and I think that’s within any sport. There were a lot of referees that resented me joining the ranks,” Palmer told PBS.But looking back at her life, it wasn’t hard to predict that Palmer would be a trailblazer. If she wasn’t challenging her brother in basketball, she was busy being the only girl on her Little League team.At first, players didn’t know how to deal with her, said Palmer, and the fans and the critics were worse.“‘You’re not going to make it.’ ‘Why are you here? Go back to the WNBA.’ ‘Players and coaches are not going to accept you.’ ‘Your guys that you work with, they’re not going to accept you,’” Palmer said about her critics.And the rookies sometimes didn’t know how to act, Palmer told CNN.“Every now and then, I might have a little young fella come out, and I say, ‘Oh wait, young fella, I’ve got a lot more years of service than you. Check yourself,’” said Palmer.But then the players began to see that she was just like any of the other referees. Some of the players first looked at her as a mother figure and then just began to realize she was a cool person.“I think a woman should be able to do any job that she qualifies for,” Palmer told Scholastic. “If she can go out and be the best at it like any man, why shouldn’t she have the opportunity to do whatever sport or career (she wants)?”Now Palmer’s boldness has left that door she kicked open ajar for other women.“Two more women have already been working two or three NBA games a month this season for on-the-job training,” Palmer said. “And I’m not sure anyone even noticed much, which is great.”http://www.indianapolisrecorder.com/news/print_highlights/article_bb0045d2-9fc0-11e3-9c45-001a4bcf887a.htmllast_img read more

Time to Sign up for Tumwater University 2018

first_imgFacebook19Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of TumwaterTumwater University brings community members together in an informal classroom-style setting for three evenings of education and engagement. The program is designed so participants (students) have fun and get in the university spirit. Tumwater U offers a classroom experience, curriculum, and faculty comprised of members of local government, elected officials, and City staff. Students earn a diploma and T-shirt at graduation.Become a scholar on all of the important things that make Tumwater a special place to live at Tumwater University.  Gain a better understanding of how local government functions, learn about City programs and services, and have a chance to provide input on community priorities.Courses offerings include:Every Vote CountsWhat’s Brewing in Tumwater?Let’s Play the Budget GameCommunity School InitiativeHousing SolutionsFire SafetyScience of Traffic ControlsThere are two field trips options, special guests, and more.Tumwater University will be held at City Hall on three consecutive Monday evenings, March 12, 19, and 26, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.Registration is available online at City of Tumwater website – Applicants are considered on a first-come, first-served basis until seats are filled. All students must be willing to commit to attending all three nights. For assistance with registration contact David La Garde, Volunteer Coordinator, at volunteer@ci.tumwater.wa.us.last_img read more