Settle before the Oscars and the party could be at your place

first_imgJust listed at Woody Point is this massive house complete with it’s own home cinema. Oscars party anyone?A CUSTOM-built cinema with surround sound and tiered flooring takes centre stage in this Woody Point home on the Redcliffe Peninsula that is being offered for sale for the first time.The architecturally-designed house at 18 Brighton St, Woody Point, spreads over 330sq m and was built for Ron and Helen Carter 10 years ago. The undercover entertainment area is supported by a built-in barbecue area around the corner.A built-in fish pond, eight-year-old grapevines in the courtyard, and three large skylights across the covered entertainment, dining and lounge areas bring nature into the design space.The most recent addition to the property has been laying sandstone flagging in the courtyard.Mr and Mrs Carter originally moved from Chelmer to Woody Point, building a house to suit their grown family, with children visiting occasionally.“We’d always wanted to live here and we’re not moving on from Woody Point, we love it here,” Mr Carter said.“I’m a machinist and mechanic and I work from home, so I need a bigger shed and my wife needs a smaller house.” FOLLOW THE COURIER-MAIL REAL ESTATE TEAM ON FACEBOOK Large skylights flood the main living areas with light.The ground level also has the fourth bedroom with ensuite, a separate study, storage rooms and the home cinema. SEE WHAT ELSE IS FOR SALE IN WOODY POINTcenter_img With room for four cars and a caravan in a triple garage and off-street accommodation, 18 Brighton St, Woody Point could never be accused of skimping on space.Upstairs has three large bedrooms, two with walk-in wardrobes, one with an ensuite and all with access to an upstairs retreat and main bathroom.The ground floor has the main living zones surrounded by a covered entertaining area, large courtyard, and built-in barbecue area with mains gas connection and servery access to the kitchen. The front mailbox is on a timer and lights up at night.It also has two large bedrooms with ensuites and outdoor entertainment areas that are roomy enough to host a party for 40-50. The courtyard is bookended by extra car accommodation.The home cinema is the second largest room in the house and has built-in shelving, airconditioning and is wired for HDMI.Insulated walls and floors feature throughout the two-storey house on a 501sq m block.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019“We designed it open plan so you can walk out to the alfresco area,” Mr Carter said.“Out the back is my favourite place, because the back area has 4.5m ceilings.”last_img read more

Arevalo local nabbed for ‘hitting’ woman on head

first_imgAccording to police investigation,Cullo and Erwena Popelo have a heated argument over the latter’s unpaid debtaround 12:45 p.m. on Nov. 7.                      Cullo was detained in the Arevalopolice station’s custodial facility./PN Police identified him as residentAlfredo Cullo.  This prompted Cullo to hit Popelo witha plastic hanger on the head, police said. ILOILO City – A man was arrested forhitting a woman on the head in Barangay Calaparan, Arevalo district.     last_img read more

2 scrap metal ‘thieves’ caught

first_imgThey were identified as 24-year-old AlexLosabia and his 17-year-old cohort, a police report showed. According to police investigation, thejunkshop owner – whose name was not mentioned in the report – chanced upon thesuspects stealing load of scrap metal around 10:30 p.m. on Dec. 20. The suspects were detained in the lockupcell of the Santa Barbara police station, facing charges./PNcenter_img ILOILO City – Police nabbed a 24-year-oldlaborer and his minor companion for allegedly stealing scrap metal at ajunkshop in Barangay Bolong Oeste, Santa Barbara, Iloilo. last_img read more

League Cup draw

first_imgManchester City kicked off their League Cup defence in style last night winning 7-0 at home to Sheffield Wednesday.The holders will welcome Newcastle in the fourth round, after the Tynesiders won 3-2 after extra-time at Crystal Palace.Chelsea got past Bolton 2-1, and will now go to League Two side Shrewsbury. Spurs 3-1 victory over Nottingham Forest set up a home game with Brighton, who won 3-0 at Burton.West Brom’s 3-2 win over Hull means they’ll now go to Bournemouth.In the other games drawn last night, Liverpool will host Swansea, Stoke will go against Southampton, MK Dons will play Sheffield United, and it’ll be Fulham against Derby.last_img read more

Advocaat To Leave Role As Netherlands’ Head Coach

first_imgOn his arrival in Scotland, Advocaat confirmed the news in a chat with SkySports reporters. He said:“These are the final two games for me and then after this I’m stopping with the national team.”In a separate interview, Advocaat told Dutch broadcaster NOS that he is undecided on his next job. The former South Korea and Russia coach said:“I have not yet said what I’m going to do and therefore clubs do not know that I’m available or not.”“Let’s get these two games out of the way and then we will see what comes into my path. I’m doing the same as Louis van Gaal and never saying ‘never’.” he concluded.Scotland will host the Netherlands in Aberdeen on Thursday night before Dick Advocaat’s team embark on a trip to Bucharest to face Romania on Tuesday in what would be his last game in charge.RelatedInternational Friendlies Wrap (Thursday): United Flop Depay Stars As Netherlands Edge Scotland In Advocaat’s Penultimate Game.November 10, 2017In “Features”Famous Quotes Of 2017 (Part 3)January 1, 2018In “England”NFF Decide Gernot Rohr’s Future Following AFCON 2019 Bronze FinishJuly 31, 2019In “NFF” Dick Advocaat has revealed that he will leave the role as Netherlands head coach after this month’s friendly games with Scotland and Romania.The 70-year old began his third spell in charge of the Oranje after the dismissal of former coach Danny Blind in May but his latest spell will end at the end of his contract later this month.Dick Advocaat has helped stabilise the team from the shambles witnessed under the aforementioned Blind.He masterminded four wins from five World Cup qualifiers but that was not enough for the team as they finished in third place behind France and Sweden in Group A thereby missing out on a place in Russia.last_img read more

Parvus pushes for William Hill 2017 sale

first_img SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Altenar: Supporting expansion plans in Denmark and Portugal August 20, 2020 Share Submit Related Articles StumbleUpon Share William Hill accelerates transformation agenda to overcome COVID realities August 5, 2020 Mads Eg GensmannThe Sunday Times has this weekend reported that London hedge fund Parvus Asset Management (Parvus) is lobbying for a 2017 sale of William Hill.Headed up by Danish financier Mads Eg Gensmann, Parvus is currently William Hill’s biggest investor with a 14% shareholding.The Sunday Times reports that Gensmann has been pushing William Hill governance for number months on the sale of FTSE 250 company, which competes alone against the newly merged entities of Ladbrokes Coral, Paddy Power Betfair and GVC Holdings in the saturated betting sector.The London hedge fund favours a sale of William Hill outright, over any potential industry merger. Last October Parvus terminated £5 billion merger discussions between William Hill and Toronto-listed Amaya Inc, stating that the business combination has ‘No logic & No value’.This January William Hill governance had to issue its second profit warning for its full-year 2016 performance, as the operator was hit by customer friendly December results in football and racing lowering its group profits by £20 million (FY 2016 earnings guidance -£260-280 million).William Hill governance will present its full-year 2016 results on Friday, 24 February 2017, with industry analysts further expecting a corporate update on the firm’s search for a new Chief Executive, following the departure of former incumbent James Henderson last August.last_img read more


first_imgGeorge Papaprodromou1022220%$72,670 MANDELLAS SQUARE OFF IN SUNDAY’S PASEANAThe apple won’t fall far from the tree when Valiant Emilia and Zilber run in Sunday’s $75,000 Paseana Stakes for older fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles.Gary Mandella saddles Valiant Emilia who breaks from post position two, while his Hall of Fame father, Richard, sends out Zilber, who breaks from post position three.It’s not the first time the two have raced horses against one another.“You can’t be any better than your horses are, but he does a great job,” papa Mandella said of his son. “I’m very proud of him.”The Paseana, named for the champion older filly or mare of 1992 and 1993 trained by Ron McAnally, goes as race seven on a nine-race program.The field: Legacy, Edwin Maldonado, 12-1; Valiant Emilia, Rafael Bejarano, 10-1; Zilber, Tiago Pereira, 20-1; Tiz Midnight, Victor Espinoza, 8-5; Warren’s Veneda, Tyler Baze, 3-1; My Sweet Addiction, Mike Smith, 3-1; Eblouissante, Gary Stevens, 10-1; and Taste Like Candy, Kent Desormeaux, 9-2.‘PEOPLE’S CHOICE’ WINNER ‘CHROME’ HONORED TOMORROWSanta Anita will proudly honor California Chrome as the fifth annual recipient of the Secretariat “Vox Populi” Award (the People’s Choice Award) on Saturday.The California Chrome team will be available for an autograph session at 11 a.m. in Santa Anita’s East Paddock Gardens. The first 2,000 fans who arrive at the autograph tent will receive a free California Chrome poster, which will be available only at the autograph tent, one per fan, while supplies last.Scheduled to attend the autograph session will be Chrome’s regular rider, Victor Espinoza; his trainer, Art Sherman; and owners/breeders Steve Coburn and Perry Martin.            California Chrome, who basked in the national spotlight throughout the year after winning the Santa Anita Derby, the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, was the clear favorite among the record number of voters in the Vox Populi online poll.He was one of a select group of nominees submitted by the Vox Populi committee and Mrs. Penny Chenery, owner of beloved Triple Crown champion Secretariat, in whose name she established the award in 2010. A. C. Avila720029%$30,210 (Current Through Thursday, Jan. 8) Mark Casse1833217%$241,300 Gary Stevens1544227%$201,160 IMPROVEMENT DUE FOR MAJESTIC HARBOR IN SAN PASQUALFresh, fit and formidable, Majestic Harbor is expected to return to the form that enabled him to win the Grade I Gold Cup at Santa Anita last June when he runs in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Pasqual Stakes for older horses at 1 1/16 miles.The 7-year-old horse failed to fire in the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Nov. 1, finishing a distant 13th in a field of 14, but Sean McCarthy is hopeful that the son of the late Rockport Harbor does his thing in the San Pasqual.“It wasn’t his day in the Breeders’ Cup . . . He came out of the race fine and everything was good,” the trainer said. “I turned him out for a while, let him roll and play in the sand a little bit, brought him back and he’s been working really well for this race.“Hopefully, if he runs to his works, he should go well.”The field for the San Pasqual, race eight of nine: Quadrivium, Mike Smith, 6-1; Hoppertunity, Martin Garcia, 9-5; Majestic Harbor, Tyler Baze, 9-2; Big Cazanova, Elvis Trujillo, 5-1; Baccelo, Tiago Pereira, 30-1; Bronzo, Gary Stevens, 8-1; Salto Del Indio, Joe Talamo, 20-1; Mr. Commons, Brice Blanc, 10-1; Blue Tone, Kent Desormeaux, 12-1; Appealing Tale, Victor Espinoza, 10-1; and Tonito M., Rafael Bejarano, 10-1. Drayden Van Dyke433367%$209,206 Mike Puype1622213%$100,030 Kent Desormeaux3574420%$393,808 Martin Pedroza3454515%$176,670 Elvis Trujillo3854413%$329,678 Edwin Maldonado222249%$83,548 Peter Eurton1842222%$200,200 FINISH LINES: Bob Baffert on how he thinks the Eclipse Awards will shake out now that the voters have named the finalists: “It’s the only time in our sport where it becomes figure skating.” . . . Chitu worked in company Friday morning with American Pride for Baffert, going five furlongs under Martin Garcia. Each horse was clocked in 1:01.40 . . . Stakes winners Tamarando and Wild Dude worked in company for Jerry Hollendorfer, each timed in 1:12.60 for six furlongs. Corey Nakatani was aboard Tamarando . . . California Chrome is scheduled to work at 8 a.m. Saturday at Los Alamitos in preparation for the $500,000 San Antonio Stakes on Feb. 7, and a possible Breeders’ Cup Classic rematch with Bayern and Shared Belief. The latter breezed four furlongs at his Golden Gate base Tuesday in 50.60 . . . Jockey Joe Steiner is two wins away from career victory No. 1,000 . . . Jockey Alonso Quinonez has been suspended three days (Jan. 15, 16 and 17) for causing interference on Persuasive Paul in Thursday’s second race . . .Richard Mandella reports two-time champion Beholder doing well at Julie Adair-Stack‘s Chino facility as she prepares for her return to the races. “She’s jogging there and getting legged up a bit,” the Hall of Fame trainer said. “She’ll be in here before long.” . . . Santa Anita offers Dollar Day next Monday, Jan. 19, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which completes a three-day weekend at The Great Race Place. Fans can enjoy draft beers, hot dogs and sodas for just a buck. First post time is 12:30 p.m.. . . High fives: Show Stealer makes her fifth start in today’s fifth race. She has finished fifth each time. Corey Nakatani2553320%$246,796 Jeff Bonde820125%$98,570 Tiago Pereira222239%$57,660 Steven Miyadi722029%$56,030 J. Eric Kruljac721029%$72,550 Richard Mandella721129%$70,670 Rafael Bejarano471110523%$560,106 Victor Espinoza2944214%$314,740center_img TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Michael Pender822025%$82,290 Jerry Hollendorfer3175423%$693,602 Carla Gaines1432021%$175,155 Fernando Perez342226%$83,676 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Tyler Baze5472913%$417,778 Mike Smith2963421%$488,041 Mark Glatt1733318%$138,776 ROCKINATTEN DEBUTS FOR O’NEILL IN SHAM STAKES            Team O’Neill hopes to make another contentious run in the Triple Crown classics this year with recent acquisition Rockinatten, who is entered in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Sham Stakes for 3-year-olds at one mile, the first in a series of important sophomore steppingstones at Santa Anita that could lead to greater gold and glory capped by the $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 4.Rockinatten will be making his West Coast debut, having raced three times at Gulfstream Park in Florida, breaking his maiden by nearly nine lengths at seven furlongs on Oct. 26.“Steve Rothblum (O’Neill assistant and bloodstock guru) and a couple of our owners made the connection for us,” said Leandro Mora, assistant to trainer Doug O’Neill. “Hopefully, we can put the horse in the major leagues. The timing is right to try and see if we have another I’ll Have Another or Goldencents.”Each of those horses won the Santa Anita Derby, in 2012 and 2013, respectively. I’ll Have Another went on the capture the first two jewels of the Triple Crown, the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, before a last-minute injury forced him to abort his try for the elusive Triple in the Belmont Stakes.Rafael Bejarano will be riding Rockinatten competitively for the first time in the Sham, but the meet’s leading rider has worked the Florida-bred gelding twice at Santa Anita.“He’s doing really well and I really like him,” Bejarano said.The field for the Sham, which goes as race six: St. Joe Bay, Martin Pedroza, 8-1; Pioneerof the West, Corey Nakatani, 12-1; Rockinatten, Rafael Bejarano, 7-2; Unblunted, Joe Talamo, 6-1; Rock Shandy, Victor Espinoza, 8-1; Papacoolpapacool, Fernando Perez, 8-1; Calculator, Elvis Trujillo, 8-5; and Hero Ten All, Tyler Baze, 4-1.CALCULATOR GOING AGAINST THE GRAIN IN SHAMSanta Anita oddsmaker Jon White has installed Calculator, a maiden, as the morning line favorite in Saturday’s Grade III Sham Stakes. The In Summation colt will be making his 2015 debut in the one mile test for 3-year-olds.“Not only did I make Calculator the morning line favorite, but I made him a strong favorite at 8-5,” White said. “He is certainly not your typical maiden. He finished second in two Grade I races last year. He ran second in both the Del Mar Futurity and the FrontRunner here at Santa Anita. And it’s not as if those were weak editions of those races, either. American Pharoah won those two races, earning an excellent 101 Beyer Speed Figure each time.“American Pharoah is an Eclipse Award finalist for champion 2-year-old male. Texas Red finished third, behind Calculator, in the FrontRunner and went on to win the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile by 6 ½ lengths. Texas Red also is one of the three Eclipse Award finalists in his division, along with Hootenany (who won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf).“I did some research on the Sham and found that not only is Calculator going against the grain in that he is a maiden running against winners, he also is going against the grain in terms of something nine of the last 10 winners of the Sham have had in common. Nine of the last 10 winners went into it off a victory, the only exception being Colonel John, who won the 2008 Sham after having finished second in the CashCall Futurity.“This begs the question, ‘Who is going into this year’s Sham off a victory?’ And the answer is Rockinatten and Hero Ten All.”Rockinatten is coming off an 8 ¾-length maiden victory at Gulfstream Park West, while Hero Ten All is coming off a 1 ¾-length maiden win at Los Alamitos.“Four of the last five winners of the Sham went into it off a win in a maiden race,” White noted. “So perhaps that also will bode well for Rockinatten and Hero Ten All. Midnight Hawk (the 2014 Sham winner) and Out of Bounds both were coming off a maiden win at Hollywood Park. Tapizar (2011) was coming off a maiden win at Churchill Downs. And Alphie’s Bet (2010) was coming off a maiden win on the grass at Santa Anita.” MAJESTIC HARBOR FRESH FOR THE SAN PASQUALFLORIDA INVADER DEBUTS FOR O’NEILL IN SHAMMAIDEN CALCULATOR MAKES SENSE TO JON WHITEFATHER AND SON MANDELLA VIE IN PASEANACALIFORNIA CHROME HONORED HERE SATURDAY John Sadler232369%$158,618 Brandon Boulanger1620113%$28,280 Joseph Talamo4558611%$381,078 Philip D’Amato1423214%$98,160 Robertino Diodoro921122%$35,610 Peter Miller2653319%$306,076 Eddie Truman320167%$67,080 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Flavien Prat1330323%$83,100 -30-last_img read more

Howell confident Waterhouse will stay up

first_imgTop Waterhouse striker Kenroy Howell is highly confident that his struggling club will get it together, starting tomorrow against Tivoli Gardens FC in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) at Waterhouse Stadium, starting at 6 p.m.The Drewsland club is rooted at the bottom in the RSPL on 21 points from 24 games and in danger of relegation. With nine sets of games remaining in the preliminary stage, Waterhouse are in desperate need of a good winning run in order to avoid the drop.Howell is fully aware of the club’s situation, but remains optimistic that the team will climb up the standings.”Well, every game is like a final for us. We are aware of the situation and the pledge is to stay up in the league and take it from there next season. We are not used to this, but we will stay up,” Howell, who is the club’s leading striker on eight goals, confidently told The Gleaner.”I would not say that we are too concerned. We are going through a bad patch, but we have the players that can win games,” the 23-year-old said.CONSISTENCY NEEDED”The team is playing good football, but the attackers need to be consistent in front of the goal, and put away the chances. I guess that the strikers and midfielders are not consistent. We need to score goals as the defenders are doing fine, especially in recent times,” he disclosed.Howell started the season following a knee surgery, but has since recovered well.”I did not start off the season fit, but have improved. I’m in better shape,” Howell added.”We are definitely confident that the team will stay up. The management staff and coaches are doing a good job, so it is up to the players to continue training hard in order to deliver on match day. We will win against Tivoli on Sunday (tomorrow),” he vowed.last_img read more

Ginebra escapes Meralco in Game 7, completes title repeat

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Delighting the 54,068 in attendance, Ginebra finally showed the hunger it lacked two days prior, leading by as much as 20, 52-32, in the second half courtesy of a Justin Brownlee jumper before holding off the Bolts’ last ditch rally.It marked the Gin Kings’ first back-to-back titles in their 38-year history and their 10th championship overall.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe triumph further established coach Tim Cone’s lore, as the two-time Grand Slam-winning mentor claimed his 20th title in 30 Finals appearances.“We held on to another Game 7. It’s amazing,” said the league’s winningest coach. “These Game 7s are the most amazing things to play. You never know what’s gonna happen, you’re never quite prepared for them, we tried to do our best, stay calm, stay focused but there’s just so many pressure.” Cignal – PBA Press Corps Finals MVP LA Tenorio unloaded 26 points and four assists, including the insurance freebie for Ginebra finally fend off Meralco late.Justin Brownlee also fired 23 markers, eight boards, and five dimes, while Scottie Thompson chipped in 14 points, nine rebounds, and two assists.Greg Slaughter won his first PBA title with 12 markers, five boards, two assists, and two blocks, Joe Devance had 10 points and seven rebounds, and Japeth Aguilar got 10 markers and the three crucial boards in the end game to seal the deal for the crowd favorites.Despite facing a big hole early, Meralco still showed some fight late, with Jared Dillinger anchoring the belated run as he cut the deficit to as low as four, 100-96, with a booming three from the right wing in the final 47.0 seconds.Tenorio split his freebies to extend the cushion to five, 101-96 in the last 22.6 ticks, before Garvo Lanete muffed his late trey.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES “Huge shots. Just huge shots all the way through, and then at the end, we start missing our free throws, we turn the ball over, and it looked like it wasn’t a comfortable win. But overall, the game was exciting,” said Cone.Allen Durham did all he could in the decider, unfurling 26 points, 24 rebounds, and nine rebounds, while Dillinger had his best showing in the series with 20 markers, five dimes, and three boards. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Lewis Hamilton’s F1 legacy still growing MOST READ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View comments Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — Ginebra didn’t disappoint its legion of fans this time.With another record crowd trooping to the colossal Philippine Arena here, the Gin Kings completed their quest for back-to-back titles, routing Meralco, 101-96, in Game 7 to win the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Friday.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Wortmanville woman remanded for ganja trafficking

first_imgA 27-year-old Wortmanville, Georgetown woman who was reportedly caught with two kilograms of marijuana was on Wednesday remanded to prison.Anisha Daniels appeared before Magistrate Fabayo Azore at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer to charges of possession of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking. However, when the charge was read to her, Daniels denied that she had the drug in her possession.In an application for bail, Daniels’ attorney informed the court that she occupies the home with her grandparent and seven cousins. He noted that his client was not at home when the illegal substance was found. However, the attorney’s submissions were overruled and Daniels was remanded to prison. The case will continue on March 21.last_img read more