Sorrento home reno sells for $2 million

first_imgThe interior was brightened up with a fresh, white finish.The couple gave the waterfront property at 8 Wallaby Place a fresh coat of neutral paint and new carpets, and landscaped the gardens as part of their renovations, channelling a coastal style. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North2 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa21 hours agoThe renovation made a splash.Vendors Gina and Tony Sly revealed the 12 month makeover to the Gold Coast Bulletin Realestate when the property hit the market in September.Property records show the house was bought for $1.82 million in 2016. The waterfront property at 8 Wallaby Place is ideal for entertaining.It’s no small wonder what a fresh lick of paint can do. A Sorrento home transformed by a ‘white wash’ revamp has sold for a cool $2 million. center_img New carpet was part of the makeover.Entertaining space was high priority — the outdoor setting can seat up to 20 people. The sale price blitzes the median house price of $1 million for Bundall, which encompasses Sorrento.Edward Smyth of McGrath Estate Agents facilitated the sale.last_img read more

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IGG basketball teams named

first_img… Coaches express confidence in teamsAS THE countdown to the 2016 Inter-Guiana Goodwill Games falls to three days, the male and female basketball teams have finally been selected. The two teams are packed with IGG experience since multiple players on both sides have already had IGG exposure.On the male side, Tahquille Johnson, Stanton Rose, Troy David and Jamol Gilkes make up the Region 10 players with Neil Wills, Tafawa Daly and Ramone Fogenay forming the Berbice contingent. For Georgetown, Jaleel Duke, Travis Belgrave, Nathan Saul, Roger John and Timothy Thompson will don national colours.At left, Luwanna Abrams of Digicel hands MVP trophy to Kennesha Leacock.At left, Luwanna Abrams of Digicel hands MVP trophy to Kennesha Leacock.On this side, Johnson, Rose, Wills, Saul and Thompson all have IGG experience and will be called upon for their experience. The male side will benefit from the general skills of Rose who is this year’s Road to Mecca 3 MVP as well as National Schools Basketball Festival MVP.On the female side, Jenelle Belle, Makeda Rogers, Kennesha Leacock hail from Kwakwani with Tandika Bouyea and Toshieka Arthur representing Berbice. For Georgetown, Kesann Charles, Ruth Sanmoogan, Jada Mohan, Saffiya Greene, Demelza Nicholas, Ashley Khan and Analisa Barclay make up the Georgetown contingent. On this side, Belle, Rogers, Leacock have IGG experience while Barclay, Mohan, Charles, Greene and Nicholas have CBC U-16 experience. The females will see a boost in scoring from National Schools Basketball Festival MVP Kennesha Leacock.Both coaches have expressed confidence in their teams. Male coach Junior Hercules provided comments for the Guyana Chronicle.His first comment addressed the period of time for which they would have to train. “You could always use more time but the reality is this is the time that was afforded to us.”He also said, “It’s gonna be jammed but I’m assuming, based on the players we have, they will be able to absorb the information we dispense as quickly as possible.”He is very confident in the skills and talent. “IQ seems very solid and we have scorers at the 1, 2, 3 and 5 positions which are basically 2 and 1 positions,” Hercules finished.The IGG basketball games begin on Friday at the newly refurbished Cliff Anderson Sports Hall at 13:00hrs and end at 17:00hrs.last_img read more

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USO Lady Eagles repeat as city middle school champs

first_img2012 GIRLS’ CHAMPS—The USO Lady Eagles show off their trophy after winning the City League Middle School Championship with a 46-19 win over Sterret Jan. 26 at Allderdice. by Malik VincentThere’s major importance in the number 20 for the USO (University Prep, Sci-Tech, and Obama) Lady Eagles.That’s the number of consecutive games that have been won since they switched from being the Pittsburgh Frick 6-8 Dolphins. “Our girls have worked hard and have made so many sacrifices throughout this process,” Lady Eagles middle school coach Ruth Walker said. “They worked out six hours each day over their Christmas break. They’ve given it everything they have to get to this point and I’ve had the complete pleasure of working with them.”The fifth-year coach has led the program, which is in its third season as USO, to four league titles.This year’s title came with a 46-19 victory over Pittsburgh Sterrett (6-8) on Jan 26 in front of a packed Allderdice gymnasium with 200 or more students.“These girls have a real strong following,” Walker said. “People mark their calendars and make notice of when these girls are playing and they make their way to see them.And that may be for good reason.This season, the first opposing bucket came in the team’s second game. They shut out Pittsburgh Mifflin Pre K-8, 67-0, to open the year. Their second win had a final margin of 45-2 over neighborhood rival, Homewood Montessori.The Lady Eagles were just 12 points shy of 500 in the campaign. They hadn’t given up more than 30 in a game.“Our motto for this team is ‘that’s how we roll’ and we just expect to dominate,” Walker said with excitement.Eighth-grader Torreionna Cash led all scorers in this year’s title game with 16 points. Kennedy Bowens also chipped in 8 points for the Lady Eagles.To add to their success in interscholastic play, the girls compete in an all-boys league at Ammons Recreation Center.There, they also have a perfect mark of 4-0.“You typically think, that as girls, they wouldn’t be as strong as the boys,” Walker added. “But obviously that hasn’t been the case. These girls are every bit as tough as them and they’re proving it in that league.”(Malik Vincent can be reached via email: [email protected] or on [email protected])last_img read more

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Fernie prepares skaters for The Big One next month in Nelson

first_imgBreanna Tomlin competed in two categories- Bronze Elements and Freeskate at the Star 4 level. Tomlin placed 10th with her elements, making very strong axel attempt, and 12th with her Freeskate program.Considering the short preparation time with the Christmas break, coach Sarah Gower was proud of her athletes.“Both skaters performed to a high level as well as showing excellent sportsmanship,” said Gower.”We also had a lot of fun.”Focus will now shift to the highlight of the season — the 2013 Kootenay Regional Competition taking place in Nelson February 1-3 at the NDCC Arena.More than 100 skaters from all parts of the Kootenays join 15 Nelson Figure Skating Club competitors at the three day event — expected to be the largest showcase of figure skating talent to hit Nelson in years.For more information visit nelsonfigureskatingclub.ca Two West Kootenay skaters did not look out of place at the new Skate Canada East Kootenay Invitational held recently in Fernie.Morgan Sabo, of Nelson and Beaver Valley’s Breanna Tomlin took good advantage to capture medals in competition during several categories in the first event of 2013.In Junior Bronze Preliminary Skills, Sabo tied for Gold and notched a Bronze Medal in Preliminary Elements. Skills and elements test the skater’s technical finesse and are performed without music.In the Freeskate category, where judges assess all aspects of a skater’s performance from musical interpretation to technical skill, Sabo notched her second Bronze of the event.last_img read more

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Fidgett marches Saints to 2013 BCIHL Championship with OT winner

first_imgCinderella, please step aside.There’s a new rags to riches story and it’s staring the Selkirk Saints.Speedster Cody Fidgett scored minutes into the overtime to power the Selkirk Saints to the 2013 BC Intercollegiate Hockey League title with a 3-2 victory over Simon Fraser University Clan Saturday night at the NDCC Arena in Nelson.The victory, allowing Selkirk to clinch the best-of-three Championship series 2-0, completed perhaps the biggest turnaround in BCIHL history as the Saints went from bottom feeder to champion in one season.“No I would never have thought this was possible,” Selkirk captain Jordan Wood said from center ice when asked about the amazing season that saw the Saints go from 5-19 in 2012 to 21-3 in 2013, topping it all off with an impressive 4-0 record in playoffs.“This is just an unbelievable experience and I’m never ever going to forget this that’s for sure.”Fidgett sent the Saints off the bench in bedlam when he sped down the left side into the SFU zone before wristing a shot past Graeme Gordon in the Clan nets. Selkirk, winning Game one of the series Friday 2-0, trailed 1-0 after one frame and 2-1 following 40 minutes.But a late goal in the second by Thomas Hardy coupled with a quick snapshot goal by Wood in the third period swayed the momentum into Selkirk’s favour and the home side never looked back.“That late goal in the second period gave us some momentum,” said Selkirk assistant coach Jamie Friess.“I thought (SFU) came out and took the play to us early . . . of course it doesn’t help when you take five minor penalties so I thought we were lucky to get through that unscathed,” Friess added.Kale Wild and Brenden Silvester scored for SFU.But this night, and season, belonged to every member of the Selkirk Saints.“First of all (head coach) Jeff Dubois has done nothing but a fabulous job along with (athletic director) Kim Verigin to do what was needed to have a proper program at Selkirk,” Friess explained.“And kudos go to Jeff for his hard work recruiting and to Kim to give us the freedom to do that but without the support of the whole Selkirk College faculty, right from the president right on through to management, we wouldn’t have a team right now.”And once that team was assembled in September, everyone got on the same page said Wood, who experienced the lows of last season.“When Jeff came in he brought in a bunch of new players and when everyone showed up we just had one goal and that was to win a championship,” said Wood.“Everyone bought in . . . this is just unbelievable.”last_img read more

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Half-time: Arsenal 0 Chelsea 0

first_imgFrank Lampard almost put Chelsea ahead at the Emirates Stadium, where a win would put them level on points with Premier League leaders Liverpool.Lampard volleyed against the underside of the bar after meeting Eden Hazard’s ball into the box with a crisp volley.The England midfielder had earlier miscued when Cesar Azpilicueta pulled the ball back from the left after linking up with the lively Hazard.Boss Jose Mourinho has made it clear that his attacking players must improve the defensive side of their game when the team do not have possession if Chelsea are to sustain a title challenge.And with Fernando Torres and Willian constantly looking to stop Arsenal building from the back, and with Ramires dropping deep to join midfielders Lampard and John Mikel Obi when needed, they have looked solid so far.Arsenal finished the half strongly, however, and wanted a penalty when Theo Walcott went down after Willian stepped on his feet, but referee Mike Dean was having none of it.Chelsea (4-2-3-1:) Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Mikel, Lampard; Willian, Ramiries, Hazard; Torres. Subs: Schwarzer, Luiz, Cole, Oscar, Mata, Schurrle, Eto’o.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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10 months agoChelsea wonderkid Hudson-Odoi attracting major Bundesliga interest

first_imgChelsea wonderkid Hudson-Odoi attracting major Bundesliga interestby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea wonderkid Callum Hudson-Odoi is attracting major Bundesliga interest.The Mirror says Bayern Munich have been chasing Hudson-Odoi – and now Borussia Dortmund are in for him too.The German giants believe the 18-year-old has huge potential and are targeting him as the next English youngster to make a switch to the Bundesliga.Jadon Sancho has been a huge hit at Dortmund and Arsenal loanee Reiss Nelson has been in sensational form at Hoffenheim.Bayern are aware that Hudson-Odoi has been frustrated this season at a lack of first team opportunities, having been told last summer he would get games. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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9 months agoReal Madrid plan offers for Hazard AND Eriksen

first_imgReal Madrid plan offers for Hazard AND Eriksenby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid plan to raid the Premier League to find a new attacking midfielder.The Sun says they will bid for Eden Hazard and Christian Eriksen this summer.The pair are Real’s top targets and having one season left on their deals will lead to approaches at the end of the season.Offers for each player will start at £50million, with the European champions expecting initial bids to be rebuffed.But Chelsea and Spurs risk losing their star men for FREE the following summer and will have to consider offers.Real Madrid travel to Real Betis in La Liga on Sunday with the 13-time European champions ten points behind leaders Barcelona. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Update UASC Boxship Refloated after Grounding off Malaysia

first_imgzoom The containership UMM Salal which ran aground off Malaysian Port Klang on April 6 was successfully refloated on April 7, United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), the vessel’s owner, told World Maritime News in a statement.The grounding occurred while the 13,500 TEU boxship was sailing from Port Klang to Khor Fakkan, United Arab Emirates, on the company’s Asia/Gulf Express 1 (AGX1) route.“UASC crew is safe and accounted for and no pollution was reported. An underwater survey has been conducted reporting no damage to the vessel or cargo onboard but the incident has caused a slight 24-hour delay to the sailing schedule,” UASC said.UASC added that the 2011-built UMM Salal is currently en route to Khor Fakkan as part of its normal rotation. The ship is expected to reach the port on April 13.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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Government of Canada Working Group on Canola to restore the market

first_imgOTTAWA, O.N. – The Government of Canada Working Group on Canola held its first meeting on April 4.The Government says the meeting is to resolve the market access issue affecting Canada’s canola seed exports to China.According to the Chinese Government, the recent halt of imports of Canadian canola is due to pest-related issues. “It is imperative that we find a science-based solution to this issue and we look forward to getting a response from Chinese authorities regarding the proposed Canadian delegation. Resuming canola seed exports with China is the canola industry’s top priority. It is essential for our farmers and their families, and for our entire agricultural industry.”The Working Group says they will continue to meet regularly to closely monitor the situation and collaborate to resolve this issue. During the meeting, representatives discussed the importance of focusing on a science-based solution to resolve this issue.The Group also touched on future opportunities to expand into new markets for canola and reviewed support available to affected producers.The Working Group is co-chaired by the deputy minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the president of Canola Council of Canada and its membership includes the president of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, the president the Canadian Canola Growers Association, deputy ministers from Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta.According to Government statistics, Canada is the number-one producer and exporter of canola in the world, accounting for approximately $11 billion of the country’s exports each year.In addition to the working group, the Canadian Government has called for in-depth technical meetings with Chinese officials, proposing to send a delegation of Canadian plant health experts to China to meet face-to-face with their counterparts, in order to identify a science-based solution to this issue as quickly as possible.Canola Council of Canada President, Jim Everson, says resuming canola seed exports with China is the canola industry’s top priority as it is essential for the entire agricultural industry.last_img read more

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