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Gold Coast sporting champ’s waterfront home for sale

first_img The estate sits at the end of a canal.An inductee of both the International Water Ski Federation Hall of Fame and the Sport Australia Hall of Fame, Mr Thurlow made water skiing history by becoming the first man to jump over 200ft (60.96m) with a record-setting leap of 202ft (61.57m) in 1983.With his competition day behind him, Mr Thurlow said he is content to enjoy the water from the comfort of a boat or deck chair. A one-off glass artwork by Lisa de Boer in the main foyer.Also being sold with the house is a 5.5m one-off glass artwork, by Lisa de Boer, which commands your attention in the main foyer. Matching artworks line in the hallway.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa8 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago“As soon as you walk in through the front door you see it,” Mr Thurlow said.“It is a real focal point.” Inside 1-3 Knightsbridge Pde East, Sovereign Islands.There are six spacious bedrooms all with ensuites, including the magnificent master suite which occupies the entire top level and includes an elevated bath and kitchenette. 1-3 Knightsbridge Pde East, Sovereign Islands.As you enter the gates of this private estate, monumental water features set against manicured gardens give off a stately air. It’s appropriate, then, to discover that the impressive property is owned by sporting royalty.Waterskiing legend Glenn Thurlow and his wife Lisa are selling the 1948sq m estate which has been their home with daughter Ainsley for the past eight years. The entry to 1-3 Knightsbridge Parade East, Sovereign Islands.The Thurlows traded their farm in Albury-Wodonga for the Sovereign Islands property around the time of Mr Thurlow’s retirement in 2013. “It’s been our dream home,” Mr Thurlow said. “It is by far the nicest home we’ve ever lived in, but it’s time for us to downsize into something more manageable.” The spacious living area overlooking the water.The ground-floor design encourages a smooth flow between formal and informal living and dining areas, while the media room and sports bar makes for entertaining easy. Stone and glass feature throughout.The property has 29m canal frontage with a pontoon, infinity-edge pool, generous outdoor and entertaining spaces taking full advantage of private east-facing water views.Essentially, though, this house is ideal for family living.“This home really needs to go to a family with kids,” Mr Thurlow said. “There’s plenty of space for a dog, a trampoline or to play cricket and kick a footy around.” Matching artworks line the hallway.Located inside the secure Sovereign Islands estate, the prestigious property offers complete privacy with only one neighbour.“It is extremely private,” Mr Thurlow said.“With park and water all around us, the home feels like it’s own little oasis.” 1-3 Knightsbridge Pde East, Sovereign Islands Agent: Edin Kara and Ali Mian, Ray White Sovereign Islands Features: High ceilings, pontoon, water features, original artworks, basement carpark, media room Area: 1948sq m Auction: Wednesday, April 29 ON THE MARKETlast_img read more

Eagles Jr. High Soccer Team Soars Past Shiners

first_imgThe JCD Eagles Jr High soccer team hosted the Rising Sun Shiners on August 31. The Eagles won 6-3 over The Shiners.Scoring for the Eagles:  Kobe Darnold (Hat Trick) 4 goals, 1 assist, 8 shots on goal; Jordan Meyer 1 goal, 4 shots; Justin Swinney 1 goal, 1 shot, 3 assist; Morgan Sutton 4 shots; Dylan Swinney 1 shot, 1 assist Caleb Simon 1 shot; Blake Fiess 1 assist; and Conner Toops 5 Saves.Courtesy of Eagles Coach Larry Hammond.last_img

Cummins to cut 2000 jobs

first_imgColumbus, IN—Cummins, an Indiana-based engine manufacturer,  says it will cut about 2,000 jobs by the first fiscal quarter of 2020. The company says it has taken other actions in response to declining revenues, but says more needs to be done to help reduce costs.The company did not indicate how the layoffs would impact workers in Indiana. The company employs about 62,000 people across the worldlast_img

Vertonghen: We must cut out errors

first_img Aaron Lennon and Emmanuel Adebayor are to be assessed before Tottenham’s return to league action after t he pair were rested for midweek due to slight hamstring complaints. Kyle Walker continues to miss out following abdominal surgery, while Nabil Bentaleb is absent due to an ankle complaint. Meanwhile, Stoke have Peter Crouch, Phil Bardsley and Marc Muniesa back available, while Marko Arnautovic remains in line to feature despite breaking his hand. Ex-Spurs man Crouch and Bardsley sat out the 2-2 home draw with West Ham last Saturday due to suspensions, while Muniesa was nursing an ankle problem. Although Arnautovic is not expected to be kept out by the injury he suffered in training earlier this week, the same cannot be said of Dionatan Teixeira, who broke his foot on the same day and has joined Robert Huth (calf), Glenn Whelan (broken leg) and and Peter Odemwingie (knee) on the sidelines. Stoke boss Mark Hughes feels his side are heading into the game in improving form despite their relatively barren run of results over the past few weeks. The Potters have not won any of their last three matches in all competitions and only one of their last five, a sequence that has featured three defeats. Their chances of claiming three points at White Hart Lane do not appear promising, given Spurs’ previous five fixtures have yielded four victories. But Hughes believes there have been encouraging signs of late from his men and is looking to the contest in optimistic mood. “It is not an easy fixture – you look at any game against Spurs on the road and, given the quality they have, it is not easy,” Hughes said. “But I sense we are running into a little bit of form. We were disappointed twice against Southampton (in back-to-back defeats in league and cup), but showed a lot better form in the second half of the cup fixture, and then took that into the West Ham game (a 2-2 league draw last Saturday). “We were by far and away the better side on that occasion and didn’t get the maximum points that our performance deserved. “I sense the form is returning and that is encouraging for us.” Those struggles will buoy the Potters ahead of Sunday’s trip to north London, as will the hosts’ unconvincing performances of late. Pochettino’s men were fortunate to scrape through 2-1 winners at Asteras Tripolis on Thursday – producing an inept second-half display which Vertonghen knows would cost them dear if repeated on Sunday. “It was strange because we didn’t win second balls,” the Belgium defender said. “That team can play and the most important thing was they felt they could do something against an English team. “I have been in that position with Ajax playing bigger teams and if you can get some hope you start playing differently and that’s what we gave them ourselves. “It is a long way [off building a winning mentality like Ajax]. It is not [a case of] pick the line-up and you win every game since then. You can have ups and downs. “Of course, we won, but it was not that positive, so we have to analyse this game and see where it went wrong. Then we have to continue and avoid making those mistakes in the next game. “That’s what we have to do against Stoke, because if we make these mistakes against Stoke probably we will lose this game.” Jan Vertonghen knows Tottenham need to vastly improve for the visit of Stoke if they are to avoid another post-Europa League slip-up. Mauricio Pochettino’s side, like so many Spurs outfits before them, have struggled to balance domestic and continental exertions. Already this season Liverpool, West Brom and Newcastle have won at White Hart Lane in games following European ties – the joint-highest number of home defeats in the Barclays Premier League. Press Associationlast_img read more

Man arrested after throwing an iguana at a restaurant manager

first_imgOfficials in Ohio say they have arrested a man who reportedly walked into a restaurant and threw an iguana at the manager after starting an altercation.The incident occurred Tuesday at Perkins Restaurant in Painesville.According to the report, 49-year-old Arnold Teeter walked into the restaurant and then laid down at one of the booths. He then threw a menu at one of the waitresses, who then got the manager.As the manager attempted to speak with Teeter, Teeter then reportedly pulled  a turquoise iguana from under his shirt, swung it around, and then flung it at the manager.Authorities did not say what caused the attack, however, they did report that Teether was arrested and is now facing several charges including animal cruelty, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest.The iguana was said to have survived the incident with a fractured leg.last_img read more

Cricket News Amit Bhandari Assault Case: After Gautam Gambhir’s proposal, DDCA bans U-23 player Anuj Dedha for life

first_imgNew Delhi: Tainted cricketer Anuj Dedha, who had assaulted former India pacer and Delhi selector Amit Bhandari, was on Wednesday banned for life by the state association. After being rejected for the state U-23 team, Dedha along with his hired goons had attacked senior and U-23 selection committee chairman Bhandari at the St Stephen’s ground on Monday when a practice game of the senior team was on.The cops later nabbed him and he is currently under police custody. It was former Delhi captain Gautam Gambhir, a member of DDCA’s apex council, who proposed a life ban for Dedha during a meeting with DDCA president Rajat Sharma and the selectors.”Anuj Dedha will be banned for life and the decision was taken at a meeting which was also attended by the selectors and Gautam Gambhir, who is a member of the apex council. We will get the recommendation ratified at a general body meeting,” DDCA president Rajat Sharma told PTI.”Henceforth, Dedha will also not be allowed to play in any club match or any tournament affiliated with the DDCA.”It was Gautam, who mooted the idea of a life ban and also suggested that from now on, no parents, relatives or friends will be allowed to watch the trials. Only the players whether U-14 or U-16 will get entry inside the stadium premises,” Sharma added.Dedha was among the 50 plus Delhi probables for the National U-23 one day meet but missed out on squad selection which irked the player.On the day, he and his accomplices attacked Bhandari with hockey sticks, iron rods and cricket bats and Bhandari had to be rushed to the hospital with multiple injuries on his forehead, ear and leg.The DDCA president also explained how Dedha made it to the pruned list of 50 probables from the initial 79, when everyone felt that he was not up to the mark.”He took two wickets in a trial game and his scalps were Manjot Kalra (India U-19 WC star) and Jonty Sidhu (current Ranji player), two well-known players. That’s how he made it to top 50 but all the three selectors said that at no point was he given any assurance of being selected in the final 15,” Sharma signed off.  For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Obama to visit campus, speak at public rally

first_imgUniversity officials have confirmed that President Barack Obama will speak at USC, after rumors of his visit circulated around campus this week.Commander in chief · President Barack Obama will speak on campus next week while he is in Los Angeles to campaign and fundraise for California Sen. Barbara Boxer. – Daily Trojan file photo The president will give a speech open to the general public at 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 22 at McCarthy Quad, said James Grant, assistant vice president of media relations.Jason Duong, director of the USC Political Student Assembly — the group hosting the event — said he was contacted by university officials after Obama’s staff asked to come to USC.“I was in disbelief when I got the call,” Duong said.Though specifics of the event are still being worked out, Duong said, such as whether or not classes will be cancelled, PSA will be reaching out to several campus groups to help with organization.His major focus now is to get as many students as possible to attend, regardless of their political inclinations.“Whether they like him or not, this is definitely something that’s great for the university,” Duong said. “I’d encourage all students to come see what he has to say.”Obama has spent significant time on the campaign trail recently, lobbying on behalf of incumbent Democrats who have found their re-election bids too close for party comfort.One of those politicians includes California Sen. Barbara Boxer, who will also make an appearance on campus on Oct. 22.The Democratic National Committee has rented space within the Ronald Tutor Campus Center to host a fundraiser for Boxer, a third-term incumbent who is locked in a tight race with former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina. Obama is expected to campaign with Boxer while in Los Angeles.Grant stressed the Boxer fundraiser was separate from the president’s rally and said that USC rented space out to the DNC as it would any other outside organization looking to use university facilities. The DNC is paying for the space, he said.The Boxer campaign could not be reached for comment, but Patrick Bailey, associate dean and executive director of student life and involvement, said the campus center Grand Ballroom had been booked for the lunch-time event.Though the president attended a fundraiser in Exposition Park last spring, next week marks the second time Obama has come to USC’s campus. The president spoke to students in October 2006 as a U.S. senator.Obama will join the ranks of several prominent politicians who have come to USC either as president or a presidential hopeful, including Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon and Dwight D. Eisenhower. The most recent sitting president to speak on campus was Ronald Reagan in 1984.Students said they are excited to have the opportunity to hear the president speak and hope he can motivate students to vote by talking about issues that matter to them.“He’s faced  a lot of voter apathy in our generation, and it’s very important for people to vote — whether they are Democrats or Republicans — and be involved politically,” said Mason Flink, a graduate student studying motion picture production. “If he can inspire students to get involved by coming to campus, it’s a good thing.”Nelson Brooks, a junior majoring in business administration, said although he probably won’t attend the speech and doesn’t share the same political beliefs as Obama, he still thought the visit was important for the university.“It’s definitely a privilege for our school to host him,” Brooks said. “Regardless of political party, he’s the president of the most powerful country in the world, and that is a huge honor for our school.”Duong agreed.“Having such a crucial figure not only for California but for the nation really is a testament to what we’ve been doing as a university and how our students are engaging the public,” he said. “I mean, if the president of the United States wants to come to our university, that’s a huge deal.”Rachel Bracker contributed to this report.last_img read more

Simon Rowlands ends tenure as Chair of racing’s Bettors Forum

first_img Submit Related Articles SBC’s Year In Review: May’s big betting news December 24, 2019 StumbleUpon Horseracing Bettors Forum surveys punters on racing fixtures February 27, 2020 Share Share Attheraces.com rolls out sectional timing service for Jumps Racing November 7, 2019 The Horseracing Bettors Forum (HBF) has announced that founding Chairman Simon Rowlands has stepped down as leading representative of its organisation.Rowlands is a founding member of the HBF, a group formed in 2015 with the assistance of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) to represent the interests of UK racing’s betting customers.A key stakeholder for UK racing, Rowlands represented the interests of UK bettors at BHA consultations and spoke on behalf of racing enthusiasts at the ‘All-Party Betting and Gaming Group’ seminar for the House of Lords.During his leadership tenure, Rowlands secured a number of achievements for racing punters, including improving all-around race data provisions and accurate racecourse measurements.Furthermore, Rowlands lobbied for the now implemented controls on non-runners and succeeded in securing ’48-hour declarations’ for all Cheltenham Festivals.Praising Rowlands work and contributions to racing,  Matt Bisogno new HBF Chair, stated:“I’d like to place on record my deep gratitude to Simon for his tireless work and leadership: his comprehensive awareness of the industry, allied to an infectious tenacity, has been a great example to all HBF members. It goes without saying he will be missed on the Forum and, from a personal perspective, I want to thank Simon for his guidance, but mostly for instilling the confidence to challenge and push for what we believe is right for British racing punters and the sport in general”.last_img read more

Tianjin Teda hit with Frank Acheampong injury blow

first_imgGhanaian winger Frank Acheampong sat out Tianjin Teda’s visit to the Suzhou Sports Centre in a 2-2 draw against Chongqing Lifan on Sunday due to injury.Acheampong did not play at full fitness in the opening game of the season yet set up his teams lead in a 3-2 defeat to Shanghai SIPG. An aggravation of the ankle injury meant that he could not play full throttle as he was substituted in the 83rd minute.Coach Uli Stielike took the toughest decision of resting his talisman in anticipation of a full recovery ahead of Thursday’s game against Beijing Gouan.Speaking to the 2017 AFCON silver medalist, he admits that it was tough accepting the decision to be left out of the squad, but it was important to make that sacrifice as a precautionary measure.‘‘It’s tough I couldn’t be available to help my teammates in a tough game against Chongqing Lifang especially after we lost the first game’ He said.“We need to start collecting points to be competitive this season and we are not giving up despite several odds against us even before the start of the season.“We want to finish the season in the strongest way possible and it starts with us getting to and staying in winning ways.”Frank Acheampong has been directly involved in 44 direct goals for Tianjin Teda since joining the club two and a half seasons ago. He has scored 30 goals and assisted 14 times.The 26 year old is hoping to improve his record 18 goals involvement last season when he scored 9 and assisted 9.last_img read more

WWE officially announces Mr. T in Hall of Fame

first_imgWWE (NYSE:WWE) announced today that pop-culture icon Mr. T will be this year’s celebrity inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame at a ceremony on Saturday, April 5 in New Orleans that will be broadcast live, for the first time ever, exclusively on WWE Network at 9:00 PM ET.Mr. T is one of the most iconic personas in entertainment history, starring in the hit television show “The A-Team” and the blockbuster film “Rocky III.”  In addition to his Hollywood career, Mr. T also made many memorable WWE appearances in the mid-1980s.  In 1985, he was part of the main event of the inaugural WrestleMania® at Madison Square Garden, successfully teaming with Hulk Hogan to defeat “Rowdy” Roddy Piper™ and “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff™.  In 1986, he defeated “Rowdy” Roddy Piper by disqualification in a special boxing match at WrestleMania® 2 and also appeared on NBC’s Saturday Night’s Main Event® program.“WWE is honored to have Mr. T join the WWE Hall of Fame,” said Vince McMahon, WWE Chairman and CEO.  “His WWE appearances were instrumental in helping to establishWrestleMania as the pop-culture phenomenon it is today.”Mr. T is the latest celebrity inductee to enter the WWE Hall of Fame, joining Donald J. Trump, Drew Carey, Pete Rose, Bob Uecker, Mike Tyson and William “Refrigerator” Perry. Other members of the 2014 WWE Hall of Fame Class include Ultimate Warrior™, Jake “The Snake” Roberts™, Lita™, Paul Bearer™ and Carlos Colon™. The 2014 WWE Hall of Fame ceremony takes place live on Saturday, April 5 from the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA.  Tickets are currently on sale. WrestleMania 30 takes place at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday, April 6 live on WWE Network. For more information on how to get WWE Network click here. WrestleMania 30 will also be available on pay-per-view. Fans should check with their cable, satellite or telco provider for availability.last_img read more