Gold Coast developer Greg Rix sells mansion in multimillion-dollar deal

first_img The four-bedroom house sold for a figure rumoured to be around the $2 million mark.The house failed to sell at auction in June where five bidders vied for the keys. The property passed in then the highest bidder, whose last bid was $1.9 million, signed a $2 million contract shortly after. The deal later fell over as the buyers were unable to settle. Ray White Prestige agent Robert Graham, who marketed the four-bedroom house, declined to comment on the sale, which was inked last week. A $2 million deal for the property fell over earlier in the year. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:11Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:11 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreen5 tips to style your home for sale01:12 Developer Greg Rix has sold his house at 38 Kawana Cres, Ashmore.GOLD Coast development heavyweight Greg Rix has offloaded his luxury riverfront mansion in a multimillion-dollar sale. The Ashmore house at 38 Kawana Cres sold in a deal believed to be around the $2 million mark. The sale comes two months after another $2 million deal for the property fell over. MORE NEWS: Construction king creates ultimate smart homeMORE NEWS: Why investors are turning homes into student accommodation Mr Rix and his wife Wendy built the family home in 1999 and sold to downsize into a beachfront apartment. CoreLogic property records show the pair splashed more than $8 million on a glamorous Main Beach penthouse earlier this year.“It’s been an outstanding family home and we’ve thoroughly enjoyed living here all these years,” Mr Rix said when the Ashmore property first hit the market in June. “It’s a fantastic family property, which we’ll be sad to leave, but with the family all grown up we’ve decided it’s time to move on as part of our downsizing strategy.”“We just don’t have the need for the space.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa9 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago“I have no doubt the next owner will love it as much as we have.” The Rix’s built the house in 1999. A 1000-bottle wine cellar was a highlight.The house sits on a 1162sq m riverfront block and had a classic design. A porte-cochere entry, multiple living zones, a waterside entertainment area, pool, home theatre and custom-built, 1000-bottle wine cellar were highlights. It spans two levels with the main bedroom occupying the entire top level and featuring a sitting room, walk-in wardrobe, ensuite and private balcony with a spa.Mr Rix, who runs Rix Developments with his father Norm, is the director of the $100 million Pimpama City Shopping Centre, which his company built and owns.last_img read more

Grenada government charters aircraft to bring nationals home from Venezuela

first_img Sharing is caring! Image via: mapsofworld.comST GEORGE’S, Grenada — A government effort, involving long hours of negotiations and thousands of dollars in costs, has resulted in the safe return to Grenada of more than 35 passengers, including children, who went adrift off the Venezuelan coast.The MV Amelia A, which was travelling on September 15 from Trinidad to Grenada, experienced engine failure and went off its intended route.The vessel was tracked through a joint undertaking of Grenadian, Trinidadian and Venezuelan coast guard officers.All passengers, including a handful of non-nationals, were eventually flown back to Grenada from Venezuela on Saturday, September 24, on board a chartered Conviasa airline.They expressed appreciation for the assistance given to them during their ordeal, including help from the Grenada government.Benedict Phillip was among the thankful passengers excited to be back on Grenadian soil.“When we realized we were adrift we thought we would have been rescued sooner,’’ he said. “However, we met hospitable people on an island off Venezuela and I want to express my thanks to both the governments of Grenada and Venezuela. We just couldn’t desire better.’’The stranded passengers reported how worried they were on not being able to contact family members in Grenada. But, they kept their hopes high through prayer services.“At first we couldn’t get phone calls to our families and we were worried,’’ one female passenger said. “I was scared; we were between nowhere. We turned left, we saw water; we turn right, we saw water. It was only water and clouds and that was scary. But, people came together and consoled one other, and they advised us not to panic.’’ Christine Bartholomew, who was accompanied on the vessel by her 11-year-old granddaughter, described it as “nerve-wracking experience’’ that has changed her life. She said she and her fellow passengers had faith in God.Bartholomew, a resident of St Mark, added that she was more worried about her family back home than about herself.The passengers were met at Maurice Bishop International Airport in St George’s by family and friends, as well as representatives of the Grenadian and Venezuelan governments. They included Senator Denneth Modeste, Grenada’s Minister of State for the Environment, Foreign Trade and Export Development; and Venezuela’s Ambassador to Grenada, Carlos Amador Perez Silva.Modeste praised the then acting prime minister, Patrick Simmons, for his commitment in getting the passengers back to Grenada.“I wish to thank the acting prime minister for the manner in which he handled this issue. We are pleased with the way things worked out,’’ said Modeste. “This is an indication of the growing relations between Grenada and Venezuela.’’The Venezuelan ambassador said he was pleased to see the passengers back home.“I believe the happy conclusion is evidence of the good relations between Grenada and Venezuela, in that we can work very close in situations like this. We try to do our best in circumstances as those,’’ he said.Perez said he was also delighted in the accommodation afforded the passengers by the Venezuelan authorities, “and the way they have taken care of you during your stay there.’’The MV Amelia A was towed into Port St George on Monday. Caribbean News Now Share Share 13 Views   no discussionscenter_img NewsRegional Grenada government charters aircraft to bring nationals home from Venezuela by: – September 28, 2011 Tweet Sharelast_img read more

Obika dashes Odoffin’s hope as Hamilton records third defeat

first_img Loading… “They scored a scrappy goal from our point of view, but I thought second half we were at them and I feel a bit aggrieved that we didn’t get anything from the game. Obika’s first-half goal all St Mirren needed to stamp their authority on the game and pocket three points. The 29-year-old striker bundled the ball in from close range in the 19th minute and the Buddies might have added to their lead before the interval. Read AlsoJonathan Obika desperate to score goals for St Mirren St Mirren manager Jim Goodwin who was not impressed by his team’s performance especially in the second half however expressed delight that victory was achieved the below par performance notwithstanding. “First half, I was really pleased; second half I was disappointed that we were sloppy in possession but at the same time over the moon that we were able to see it through.” Hamilton travel to Motherwell next Saturday, while St Mirren host Ross County. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Popular saying that there is no paddy in the jungle came to the fore Saturday, as Nigeria born Jon Obika stopped fellow Nigerian descent Hakeem Odoffin from singing victory song. Obika who plies his trade with St Mirren in the Scottish Premier league scored a 19th minute goal to earn his team three points thus dashing Hamilton’s quest for the first victory in the new season. Hamilton had lost two previous matches heading into Saturday’s encounter with Odoffin expressing optimism that the home tie against St Mirren would provide ample opportunity to test victory, a dream which crashed like a pack of cards. “We go into every game at home thinking we can win it so we have to have that mindset,” he enthused just before the match. The defeat means Odoffin and his teammates will have to wait till next Saturday to see whether they can outshine Motherwell to test victory. Hamilton boss Brian Rice said: “I thought we started the game really well, the first 10-15 minutes and then St Mirren took control.Advertisement Promoted Content7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseIt Might Be Quentin Tarantino’s Last Movie8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Future7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Netflix Shows Cancelled Because They Don’t Get The RatingsTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemMost Famous Female Race Car Drivers Of All Time9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top6 Extreme Facts About Hurricaneslast_img read more

Sammy says top Windies players will continue international snub

first_img(REUTERS) – Leading West Indian cricketers will prefer to play in lucrative Twenty20 tournaments around the world instead of representing the Caribbean side under the current administration, former captain Darren Sammy has said.Players such as Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo have long been embroiled in contractual disputes with the board and the team even abandoned a tour of India midway the 2014 series over a payment structure row.Cricket West Indies (CWI) only select players for its international sides if they feature in domestic competitions, leading to many high-profile absentees who ply their trade in overseas Twenty20 leagues.“I can’t tell a player not to play in a league when it could make them financially stable to look after their family,” Sammy, who led West Indies to two World Twenty20 titles, told BBC Radio Five Live.West Indies have had little success outside the shortest format and missed out on qualification for the recent Champions Trophy, played among the top eight 50-over sides of the world.They are ranked ninth in one-day internationals and one place higher in the Test format.Sammy tore into his home governing body immediately after guiding the side to their second World T20 title in India last year, saying the players “felt disrespected by the board coming into the tournament”.The 33-year-old has since missed out on selection for the West Indies.“The way we structure our cricket, we’re not going anywhere,” said Sammy, who has played 38 Tests and 126 ODIs.“I’m very scared we will be relegated to be playing against Ireland and Scotland. It’s very sad for usIf you really have West Indies cricket at heart you will have the right players for all the formats playing and helping you get to tournaments.”CWI said it was working with stakeholders to resolve the issue and was focused on direct qualification for the 2019 50-over World Cup in England and Wales.“Regarding player eligibility, since the July 2016 meeting in Fort Lauderdale, there has been ongoing meetings with the players in large and small groups, and we feel we are closer to a resolution,” the BBC quoted a CWI statement as saying.“Cricket West Indies remains focused on its role to facilitate player development through its competitions and other support services.”last_img read more

PwC Chess4Change Mentorship Programme Excites Pupils

first_imgThe high point of the day’s programme was the ‘Queen of Katwe’ movie which was a classic example of a humble beginning and later transformation into success in life. Aside the guest speaker, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Ajamalaya Olusegun Ifetayo who mentored the students against moral vices in the society, other personalities at the one-day event includes; the Senior Manager, Clients and Market Development, Mrs. Delia Asuzu and Senior Manager Advisory Services Mr. Eyita Otudoh both of PwC Nigeria together with Chess Coordinator, Ministry of Education in Lagos State to inspire the students.In his submission, ACP Ajamolaya urged the students against criminal activities most of which are committed out of exuberant of the young lads of today.“Crime is becoming rampant among our younger generations and many engages in it for fun without realizing the consequences of their actions. These crimes are not victimless, as such law enforcement agents view them seriously,” he stated.He advised the students to desist from vices like cyber crime, obtaining money by tricks or violent crime like robbery and offenses affecting public order. He also urged them against fake news.In his own posit, Mr. Otudoh puts the student through a movie review ‘Queen of Katwe’ where they learnt that with chess, the small one can become the big one just as the Pawn hit the last rank and transformed into Queen which is the most powerful piece on the board.He mentored them with the film on how chess could teach them on how to plan, survive and analyze threats and overcome immediate obstacles. “Losing does not translate to failure and that if you don’t have to fit in to win and that other people’s life pattern does not determine how you shape your life,” he explained.He urged them to be brave and never compromise values for immediate gains but be discipline in order to improve respective mental strength.Among the schools that participated in the programme includes; Euba Junior Secondary School, CMS Girls Secondary school, Jubilee Model Senior Secondary school, Sari Iganmu Senior Secondary School, Immaculate Heart Comprehensive Senior Secondary School, Unity Junior School, Eko Akete Senior Secondary School, New Era Senior Secondary School, Eko Boys High School and Government Senior College, Eric Moore among others.The schools also engaged each other in light chess tournament.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Femi SolajaIt was an exciting moment for 18 different chess playing schools in Lagos that attended the 1st edition of the Mentorship Programme put together by Pricewaterhouse Coopers with its PwC Chess4Change initiative.Aside the regular chess tournament among the schools, PwC Chess4Change Programme intends to add value and change the lives young student to be leaders in their respective discipline in the nearest future.last_img read more

Premier open camogie league season away to Cats

first_imgThe Premier County’s senior camogie team travel to meet defending champions Kilkenny in their first Division 1 Group 1 match.Tipp manager Brian Boyle says the clash with the Cats is the beginning of a very testing period for his players.The action at the MW Hire Training Centre in Kilkenny begins at 2 o’clock – Tipp FM will bring you updates on the match.last_img

Sakib Kurtović is the new president of the Executive Board of Body Building and Fitness Association of FBiH

first_imgRegular session of Body Building and Fitness Association of FBiH was held in Sanski Most. The Association said that they’ve reached unanimous decision to elect Sakib Kurtović the president of the Executive Board while Mirsad Kucalović and Branimir Mikić are his deputies.Members of the Board are Emir Nadarević, Bešir Duraković, Mirsad Terzo and Mirza Mešić. The number of member of Body Building and Fitness Association of FBiH will increase due to fact that new members have joined.It was also decided that the manager of BiH team will be Mirsad Terzo.last_img

Week 14 Fantasy WR Rankings: Injuries to Julio Jones, T.Y. Hilton, Adam Thielen among biggest worries

first_imgNote: We’ll continue to update these rankings all week, so check back for the latest and individual player analysis. MORE WEEK 14 DFS: Stacks | Values | Lineup BuilderWeek 14 Fantasy WR RankingsThese rankings are for standard, non-PPR leagues.RankPlayer1Julio Jones, ATL vs. CAR2Davante Adams, GB vs. WAS3Michael Thomas, NO vs. SF4D.J. Moore, CAR @ ATL5Courtland Sutton, DEN @ HOU6Stefon Diggs, MIN vs. DET7Tyreek Hill, KC @ NE8Alshon Jeffery, PHI vs. NYG9Julian Edelman, NE vs. KC10Chris Godwin, TB vs. IND11DeAndre Hopkins, HOU vs. DEN12DeVante Parker, MIA @ NYJ13Mike Evans, TB vs. IND14Jarvis Landry, CLE vs. CIN15Emmanuel Sanders, SF @ NO16Cooper Kupp, LAR vs. SEA17Kenny Golladay, DET @ MIN18Odell Beckham Jr., CLE vs. CIN19DJ Chark, JAX vs. LAC20Keenan Allen, LAC @ JAX21Calvin Ridley, ATL vs. CAR22Tyler Lockett, SEA @ LAR23Amari Cooper, DAL @ CHI24Golden Tate, NYG @ PHI25John Brown, BUF vs. BAL26Deebo Samuel, SF @ NO27James Washington, PIT @ ARZ28Robert Woods, LAR vs. SEA29Allen Robinson, CHI vs. DAL30Tyler Boyd, CIN @ CLE31Jamison Crowder, NYJ vs. MIA32Curtis Samuel, CAR @ ATL33Marvin Jones, DET @ MIN34A.J. Brown, TEN @ OAK35Robby Anderson, NYJ vs. MIA36Will Fuller V, HOU vs. DEN37DK Metcalf, SEA @ LAR38Zach Pascal, IND @ TB39Sterling Shepard, NYG @ PHI40Mike Williams, LAC @ JAX41Corey Davis, TEN @ OAK42Brandin Cooks, LAR vs. SEA43Tyrell Williams, OAK vs. TEN44Terry McLaurin, WAS @ GB45Marquise Brown, BAL @ BUF46Marcus Johnson, IND @ TB47Cole Beasley, BUF vs. BAL48Larry Fitzgerald, ARZ vs. PIT49Michael Gallup, DAL @ CHI50Darius Slayton, NYG @ PHI51Russell Gage, ATL vs. CAR52John Ross III, CIN @ CLE53Tim Patrick, DEN @ HOU54Parris Campbell, IND @ TB55Mohamed Sanu, NE vs. KC56Nelson Agholor, PHI vs. NYG57Anthony Miller, CHI vs. DAL58Dede Westbrook, JAX vs. LAC59Christian Kirk, ARZ vs. PIT60Sammy Watkins, KC @ NE61Allen Hurns, MIA @ NYJ62Allen Lazard, GB vs. WAS63Phillip Dorsett, NE vs. KC64Demaryius Thomas, NYJ vs. MIA65Danny Amendola, DET @ MIN66Zay Jones, OAK vs. TEN67Geronimo Allison, GB vs. WAS68Randall Cobb, DAL @ CHI69Auden Tate, CIN @ CLE70Javon Wims, CHI vs. DAL71Kendrick Bourne, SF @ NO72Kelvin Harmon, WAS @ GB73Diontae Johnson, PIT @ ARZ74Olabisi Johnson, MIN vs. DET75Marquez Valdes-Scantling, GB vs. WAS76Josh Gordon, SEA @ LAR77Ted Ginn Jr., NO vs. SF79Willie Snead, BAL @ BUF80Mecole Hardman, KC @ NE81Chris Conley, JAX vs. LAC82Tre’Quan Smith, NO vs. SF83Demarcus Robinson, KC @ NE84Josh Reynolds, LAR vs. SEA Three of the top nine players in our Week 14 fantasy WR rankings didn’t play last week — and aren’t sure things to play this week — so you know it’s going to be a fun start to the fantasy football playoffs. Maybe “fun” isn’t the right word. Obnoxious? Stupid? Annoying? You know what? Let’s save those for this time next week when you lose because some waiver wire wide receiver sleeper posted a 6-100-1 line against you.Wide receiver is one always one of the toughest positions to handicap in a given week. Matchups tend to matter, but it’s never easy guessing which one or two guys on a team will truly take advantage of favorable spots. Moreover, tough matchups only mean so much for ultra-talented WRs. DeAndre Hopkins (5-64) did fine last week against Stephon Gilmore even before throwing a TD; Amari Cooper (8-85) put up solid numbers against Tre’Davious White; Darius Slay didn’t do much to slow down Allen Robinson (8-86-1); and both of the top Falcons receivers, Calvin Ridley (8-91) and Russell Gage (5-52-1) had good days, regardless of who Marshon Lattimore was covering. Obviously, garbage time factored into some of those numbers, but it all counts the same in fantasy.  WEEK 14 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Tight end | D/ST | KickerOf course, we know some matchups are tougher than others, and many of the CBs mentioned above still qualify as tough matchups. We don’t expect Gilmore and the Pats to slow down Tyreek Hill too much this week, but the rest of Kansas City’s WRs are a worry. White faces Marquise Brown, who cooked the Rams in a tough matchup two weeks ago but was shut down by the 49ers last week, so there are major worries with him. Michael Thomas gets the 49ers this week, but we just can’t bet against fantasy’s top receiver. DJ Chark gets a stingy Chargers secondary, but L.A. was just roasted by rookie QB Drew Lock and Courtland Sutton, so we’re not going overboard on downgrading Chark this week. The same goes for Cooper against the Bears, who were just torched by Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones with third-string rookie David Blough throwing to them. WEEK 14 DFS LINEUPS:DK Cash | DK GPP | FD Cash | FD GPP | Y! Cash | Y! GPPOf course, fantasy owners aren’t looking to bench any of those WRs (with the possible exception of Brown). It’s the mid-tier guys like Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk (vs. Steelers), Will Fuller (vs. Broncos), DK Metcalf (@ Rams), Michael Gallup (@ Bears), and Terry McLaurin (@ Packers) who are bigger worries. Even mediocre bubble guys with decent matchups, such as Mike Williams (vs. Jaguars), Brandin Cooks (vs. Seahawks), and Tyrell Williams (vs. Titans), are worries.WEEK 14 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endFortunately, there are a bunch of matchup-based sleepers. A.J. Brown/Corey Davis (@ Raiders), Sterling Shepard/Darius Slayton (@ Eagles), Robby Anderson (vs. Dolphins), Russell Gage (vs. Panthers), and James Washington (@ Cardinals) all make the list. There are several more deep sleepers, including Zach Pascal/Marcus Johnson (@ Bucs), Tim Patrick (@ Texans), Allen Lazard (vs. Redskins), and Nelson Agholor (vs. Giants). There’s never a shortage of viable options when it comes to receiver, and Week 14 is no different. It won’t be easy picking your starters — especially if everyone is healthy — but hopefully we’re all still alive in Week 15 so we can keep complaining about things. MORE WEEK 14:Waiver pickups | FAAB planning | Stock watch | Snap counts | Fantasy playoff SOSlast_img read more

Remember to call 811 before you dig

first_imgIowans who plan to do landscaping that involves digging this past weekend should have called 8-1-1 earlier this week to have their yards marked for underground utilities. Nicole Breitbach, the community affairs manager for Black Hills Energy, says National Safe Digging Day was this past Sunday.“It’s a day that we are thanking some of our construction crews for always calling 811 and really trying to be safe as they’re working.” Safe Digging Day is held every August 11th as that’s 8-1-1 on the calendar. It’s a way to remind the public about calling 8-1-1 if they plan to do any digging. Besides, it’s the law.“Even as a homeowner, if you’re setting a fence post or just working in your yard, it’s free to call 811,” Breitbach says. “You can also go online. You can submit a request to have your yard checked out at Iowa One Call or even using the app on your iPhone or Android.” If an underground utility line is hit while you’re digging, it can cause serious injuries, interrupt service to your entire neighborhood, and potentially result in fines and repair costs.Learn more at read more

Xavi’s Al Sadd rejoins the League

first_imgA little over a month ago it looked almost like an entelechy revalidating the League title, since Al Sadd came to be eleven points behind the leader, Al Duhail, although it is true that Xavi’s team had two aces in the sleeve by having two games postponed. They were difficult times for Al Sadd, since they coincided with his participation in the Club World Cup, where he was certainly scalded, especially after losing 2-6 to the African champion, the Tunisians of Espérance.Nevertheless, Xavi has managed to rebuild the team and place it again on the wave of victories and successes. After conquering the Prince Cup, defeating precisely in the final to Al Duhail (4-0) – defeat that incidentally precipitated the dismissal of coach Rui Faria-, the team has chained a total of four consecutive victories in the League that have served him to get in the disparadero. Precisely This Saturday was a very favorable day for Xavi’s interests: Al Sadd defeated Al-Sailiya (3-0) thanks to an Al Afif hat trick, while Al Duhail lost his home against Al Rayyan (1 -0). These two results have helped Xavi’s team to position itself just three points from the current leader, Al Duhail, and more importantly: relying on himself to win the championship. And fate has prepared a heart attack game on the last day, Al Sadd-Al Duhail, where a title could be at stake.But ahead there are still six days left, so there may still be more than one surprise. In fact, Al Rayyan is also invited in this pulse for the championship. In fact, it is second, two points from Al Duhail. Al Sadd, which occupies third place, also has to face Al Rayyan, in a match that promises to be high voltage.In any case, Al Sadd of Xavi, which adds two titles already this season, has not yet said his last word in the League and less in the Asian Champions League where on Tuesday, February 11, it opens in the group of groups in front of Saudi Al Nassr.last_img read more