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Stylish Smithfield home stars as entertainment hub

first_img19 Amaroo Cl, Smithfield.THEY left Perth in search of their dream tropical home and were not left disappointed.John and Dawn Hielscher have spent almost a decade enjoying this unique Smithfield property. “We had been to Cairns before and knew we one day would come back and get a house,” Mrs Hielscher said.“We flew over, saw this place, and bought it pretty much then and there.”Views of the city and ocean can be enjoyed from a sprawling timber deck, built into which is a well-kept and frequented pool.Mrs Hielscher, a part-time nurse and Bunnings employee, said their home and entertaining went hand-in-hand.“During football season we’ll put on the projector and fire up the barbecue, and everyone sits around the deck to enjoy the game,” she said. But the majestic outdoor living area, on the doorstep of tropical rainforest, can also be a haven for peace and quiet. “I sit on the deck every morning with a coffee. You see the sun coming up and catch the breeze, which really sets you up for the rest of the day,” Mrs Hielscher said. “You can look out to Green Island and watch planes coming in.“John’s family is from interstate and mine overseas, so when people come and stay in this tropical tree house they absolutely love it.” The three bedrooms have their own balconies, while timber floors and an attractive kitchen and bathroom add to its appeal. More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days agoThe home has balconies off every bedroomOther features include airconditioning, security screens, a double carport and solar system.On a spacious 3946sq m, there is more than enough room to entertain pets and children.“The garden is quite large … we have a lot of fruit trees and attract plenty of bird life,” she said. After nine rewarding years, Mr and Mrs Hielscher were now moving to the Sunshine Coast to be closer to family. She said the decision was made with a heavy heart.“We will miss the house and the area. You can walk to shops and are only a 15-minute drive from Kuranda,” Mrs Hielscher said.“This home would suit a young family or even empty nesters who to enjoy the tropical lifestyle.” The average selling price of Smithfield homes, according to CoreLogic, is $415,000.The three-bedroom home at 19 Amaroo Close is open for inspection today from 1pm and tomorrow from 11am.Selling agent Tarren Olufson said the property had already fielded healthy interest.“It is in among the trees with balconies off every room; it’s just a lovely spot,” he said. “It would cost a fortune to build a home like this these days, so it’s quite unique in that respect.”last_img read more

Family-friendly property sells in a flash

first_imgThe home at 43 Seabrook Circuit, WestlakeNGU Real Estate CEO Emil Juresic has recorded $50 million in sales during the past eight months and he’s showing no signs of slowing down.The energetic salesman required only two days to negotiate a $750,000 contract for 43 Seabrook Circuit, Westlake. “We hit it hard with marketing and had multiple offers within the first 12 hours,” he said.“We pushed to get a good dollar for this home.”More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019The outdoor space at 43 Seabrook Circuit, WestlakeThe five-bedroom, two-bathroom house overlooks a park in a family-friendly neighbourhood.It has a large media room and a covered outdoor barbecue area surrounded by lawn. Mr Juresic said the buyers, a young family with children, were an ideal fit for the property.According to realestate.com.au, Westlake’s current median house price is $711,000.Closer to Brisbane’s CBD, Mr Juresic also recently secured the sale of 52 Florrie St, Wooloowin for $1.11 million.last_img read more

Baseball Sectionals @ Shawe Memorial Postponed

first_imgThe Baseball Sectional games that was scheduled for Saturday (5-30) at Shawe Memorial has been rescheduled for Monday (6-1).Game 1 will feature Jac-Cen-Del battling Academy at 5 PM.  Game 2 follows with Rising Sun squaring off against Hauser.Other area Baseball Sectional games on Monday.The Sectional Championship at South Ripley will be Milan going up against Austin starting at 5:30 PM.The Sectional Championship game at Franklin features Lawrenceburg clashing with South Dearborn  at 5:30 PM.The Sectional Championship game at Bloomington North will pit the Bloomington Schools, North vs. South, at 7 PM.Courtesy of the IHSAA.last_img

Friday Stock Car qualifiers go to Strickler, Wagner

first_imgShawn Wagner will go dancing for the second time of his career after winning Friday’s second Stock Car qualifying feature at Super Nationals. (Photo by Tom Macht, www.photofinishphotos.com)BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 7) – Kyle Strickler and Shawn Wagner were Friday Stock Car qualifying fea­ture winners Friday at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.Strickler, twice a Super Nationals Modified champion, made his first start in the division in a loaner from Elijah Zevenbergen. Second across the stripe in the opening qualifier, he was moved up to the top spot when Wayne Gifford was disqualified in post-race tech for an engine compo­nent infraction.The first driver from North Carolina to make the stock car dance, Strickler was scored ahead of Todd Reitzler, 2003 and 2004 champion Randy Brands, and 2007 champion Kevin Opheim.Wagner led all 25 laps of the second qualifier, outdistancing the 16th starting Huls following a long green flag run. Troy Jerovetz was third and Smith, the 2014 champion and last year’s runner-up, was fourth after Mitch Ross was disqualified for a steering component violation.The top four from each race advance to the outside row of Saturday’s main event grid.Brands will make his career eighth start, Huls and Opheim both their sixth, Reitzler his fourth, Smith his third, and Jerovetz and Wagner both their second.1st qualifying feature – 1. Kyle Strickler, Troutman, N.C.; 2. Todd Reitzler, Grinnell; 3. Randy Brands, Boyden; 4. Kevin Opheim, Mason City; 5. Justin Temeyer, Independence; 6. Hunter Mar­riott, Brookfield, Mo.; 7. Caleb Crenshaw, Fort Worth, Texas; 8. David Smith, Lake City; 9. Tejay Mielke, Norfolk, Neb.; 10. David Brandies, Wilton; 11. Mike Albertsen, Audubon; 12. Mike Coel, Pulaski, Wis.; 13. Tyler Pickett, Boxholm; 14. David Wickman, Emmetsburg; 15. Jay Goosmann, Merrill; 16. Mikey Dancer, North Platte, Neb.; 17. Chad Palmer, Renwick; 18. Jason Ward, Sioux City; 19. Mark Schuenemann, Boulder Junction, Wis.; 20. Jerry Leary, Little Suamico, Wis.; 21. Lavern Carey, Ionia; 22. Tony Schlei, Union Grove, Wis.; 23. Rich Pederson, Sioux City; 24. Nick Woodard, Elkhorn, Neb.; 25. Tanner Pettitt, Norfolk, Neb.; 26. Brad Whitney, Trenton, Mo.; 27. Jeffrey Larson, Lakefield, Minn.; 28. Trent Murphy, Jefferson; 29. Cody Gustoff, Scranton.2nd qualifying feature – 1. Shawn Wagner, Lena, Wis.; 2. Abe Huls, Carthage, Ill.; 3. Troy Jerovetz, Webster City; 4. Devin Smith, Lake City; 5. Aaron Stolp, Suamico, Wis.; 6. Bryan Rigsby, Topeka, Kan.; 7. Mark Zorn, Russell, Kan.; 8. Keith Knop, Shelby; 9. Blake Peeler, Trim­ble, Mo.; 10. Shane Stutzman, Milford, Neb.; 11. Kevin Rose, Waterloo; 12. Joe Brenner, New Berlin, Wis.; 13. Matt Schauer, Arlington, Minn.; 14. Todd Gereau, Sioux City; 15. Justin Addison, Norfolk, Neb.; 16. Tony Ritterbush, Dunlap; 17. Chad Krogmeier, Burlington, Iowa; 18. Derek Moede, New Franken, Wis.; 19. Mike Van Genderen, Newton; 20. Travis Barker, Sioux City; 21. Mark Smith, Hennessey, Okla.; 22. Calvin Lange, Humboldt; 23. Hesston Shaw, Hennessey, Okla.; 24. Brock Badger, Bagley; 25. Brian Cesar, Sheboygan, Wis.; 26. B.J. Wagoner, Colby, Kan.; 27. Robert Stofer, Jefferson; 28. Buck Schafroth, Orient; 29. Anthony Whitham, Lawson, Mo.last_img read more

Ighalo to accept £120,000-a-week pay cut

first_imgRelatedPosts Italy introduces compulsory virus testing for travellers from France Martins joins Wuhan Zall Nigeria records new COVID-19 infections, more deaths as figures rise to 57,242 Odion Ighalo is reportedly prepared to accept a staggering £120,000-a-week pay cut in order to turn his loan deal at Manchester United into a permanent transfer. The Nigerian was a surprise new arrival at United at the very end of the January transfer window, joining on loan from Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua until the end of the current campaign. Although the question of just when the season finishes has now become an issue because of the ongoing coronavirus crisis, the former Watford forward’s performances since he arrived at Old Trafford have led to plenty of suggestions that United will snap him up on a permanent deal at the end of the season. Ighalo has scored four goals in eight appearances in all competitions for United since joining, as his displays have helped ease the burden on Anthony Martial in the absence of the injured Marcus Rashford. And now The Sun report that the forward, 30, is willing to halve the £240,000-a-week wages he was on in China in order to complete a transfer move to his boyhood club. Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised Ighalo after he scored in the 5-0 win at LASK Linz last week. “Odion has done really well since he’s come in. He will improve and get better and has qualities we saw in him that we needed and they are qualities we will still need next season,” Solskjaer said. “He’s a goalscorer and a striker. He knows his job and what his role is in the team. “He’s very good with his back to goal and a good link player, but best thing about him is his personality. He’s got the lot, really.”Tags: Chinese Super LeagueCoronavirusMarcus RashfordOdion IghaloWatfordlast_img read more

Super Smith takes Aussies to 1-0 lead with record –breaking 164

first_imgSTEVE Smith hit a record-breaking century and took two superb catches as Australia beat New Zealand by 68 runs in the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy one-day series opener in Sydney yesterday.The Australia skipper smashed 164 off 157 balls, the highest one-day international score at the Sydney Cricket Ground, to lead Australia to 324 for eight.Man-of-the-match Smith struck 14 fours and four sixes in his seventh ODI century after winning the toss to give the Black Caps a tough target to chase down.Smith then took two great catches and paceman Josh Hazlewood claimed three wickets to dismiss the Kiwis for 256 in 44.2 overs.Smith’s knock, the seventh highest by an Australian, surpassed South Africa’s AB de Villiers’ 162 at the same ground in last year’s World Cup.It was also the joint-highest by an Australia captain. Ricky Ponting also made 164 against South Africa in Johannesburg in 2006.He then underlined his man-of-the-match credentials with two decisive catches in the Black Caps’ innings.His throat-high catch at slip dismissed skipper Kane Williamson for just nine.Smith later latched onto a flying one-handed screamer to dismiss BJ Watling for six off Mitchell Marsh, hurling himself to his left in the gully for a stunning catch.“I got a bit of luck. I was probably out lbw at one point,” Smith said.– SMITH RECORD –“It’s nice to get my highest score at my home ground and post a huge total.“We were able to get over the line, which was the most pleasing thing. I am sure New Zealand will hit back hard.”Opener Martin Guptill reached his 11th ODI century with a mighty six off Marsh over long-on off 93 balls and was his side’s major hope of reeling in Australia’s huge target.But leg-spinner Adam Zampa coaxed Guptill into a false shot to find fielding substitute Glenn Maxwell at mid-wicket and he was on his way for 114 off 102 balls in the 33rd over.“Guptill’s was a fantastic hundred — one of his better hundreds — and gave us a chance,” Williamson said.“If we reflect back, we bowled poorly in the middle stage. I think we were good in patches, and not so good in some, which left us a tall total to chase.”Jimmy Neesham put on 92 runs for the third wicket with Guptill before he holed out to Hazlewood off Mitchell Starc in the 22nd over.Smith’s top-ranked team suffered a 5-0 ODI series drubbing in South Africa in October and earlier looked shaky again when reduced to 92 for four in the 21st over.But Smith, who could have been out three times, flailed the Black Caps’ bowlers and put his side in the ascendancy.Smith was finally out three overs from the end when he skied Trent Boult to Colin Munro at midwicket.The Australian captain was supported by 52 from newcomer Travis Head, who was dropped by Matt Henry on nine, while wicketkeeper Matt Wade clobbered three sixes off a Jimmy Neesham over on his way to 38 off 22 balls.Smith gave New Zealand two chances in Boult’s third over.BJ Watling missed a leg-side catch on 13 and one run later Boult’s leg before wicket appeal was turned down by the umpire.New Zealand inexplicably did not call for a review, which showed the Australian captain would have been out.Smith had a third “life” on 152 when Munro dropped him at square leg.David Warner attacked debutant paceman Lockie Ferguson, smashing two boundaries off the youngster’s first over before he inside-edged on to his stumps for 24 off 29 balls.Head put on 127 for the fifth wicket with Smith, before he was caught and bowled low down by Boult. The second match in the series takes place at Canberra’s Manuka Oval tomorrow.(AFP)last_img read more

Evin Lewis ruled out for 2-3 weeks with fractured ankle

first_imgWEST Indies opening batsman Evin Lewis has been ruled out of the fifth and final One Day International (ODI) against England after being diagnosed with a fractured ankle.On Tuesday Lewis cracked an impressive 176 from 130 balls, falling short of being just the sixth player in ODI history to score a double century. The savage Lewis smashed seven sixes and 17 fours, but eventually blasted a delivery from fast bowler Jake Ball into his ankle and had to leave the field before potentially being the first player to score a double ton in an ODI on English soil.The medics remained on the pitch for several minutes to attempt to treat Lewis, but it was soon clear that the player could take no further part in the encounter. Cricket West Indies has since confirmed that the Lewis suffered a hairline fracture on his right ankle, which will keep him out of action for two to three weeks.Lewis’ assault on the English bowling attack powered the regional team to 356 for 5, recovering from a poor start that had seen them lose their first three wickets inside the first seven overs.England, however, went on to win the match by 6 runs via the Duckworth/Lewis method and in the process claimed an unassailable 3-0 lead with one match remaining. (Sportsmax.com)last_img read more

The Latest: Baseball and soccer in Japan not expecting fans

first_imgMaracineanu was speaking in an interview with Eurosport television on Wednesday night. She says leagues could potentially start in September or have their remaining games canceled altogether. There are 10 league games left to play in France’s top two soccer leagues. Rugby’s Top 14 league has reached the semifinal stage.Public gatherings are banned in France until at least mid-July but Maracineanu says they could be extended until “at least September.”Maracineanu is a former Olympic swimmer. She says “it wouldn’t be the end of the world” if the Tour de France has to be canceled.___UEFA has postponed next year’s women’s European Championship soccer tournament to July 2022. That was the decision when the heads of Japanese professional baseball and soccer met in online meetings.Japanese baseball commissioner Atsushi Saito says “my feelings that I want to start the season without spectators haven’t changed.”Baseball and soccer officials both agreed nothing could begin until a state of emergency was lifted in Japan. The earliest that can happen is May 6. They are expected to wait until that date before moving forward.The J-League’s top two soccer divisions were suspended in February. Japanese baseball played some preseason games without fans before all play was stopped.___ Three more Diamond League meetings will not go ahead as scheduled because of the coronavirus pandemic.The Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon, on June 7 and the meet in Paris on June 13 have both postponed with no new dates set. The Bislett Games in Oslo on June 11 will be rebranded as the Impossible Games and turned into an exhibition event.The first nine scheduled events of the 15-meet season have all now either been postponed, rescheduled or downgraded. The Anniversary Games in London on July 4 are now the earliest scheduled competition of the season.There is a larger window to reschedule meets in the second half of the year because the Tokyo Olympics have been postponed to 2021.Organizers said the meet in Oslo would still offer prize money from a $50,000 contribution by World Athletics. It will feature 400-meter hurdles world champion Karsten Warholm attempting a world record in the rarely raced 300 hurdles. The Latest: Baseball and soccer in Japan not expecting fans ___French Sports Minister Roxana Maracineanu says the resumption of sporting events in the country is not among the government’s priorities.France is locked down until May 11 because of the coronavirus pandemic and speculation has increased recently as to whether the country’s soccer league could resume in late June.Maracineanu says “what’s certain is that sports won’t take priority in our society.”The Tour de France cycling race has been rescheduled to start Aug. 29 and end Sept. 20. The final day coincides with the same day the rescheduled French Open tennis tournament is to begin. Associated Press center_img April 23, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___It’s still not clear when baseball or soccer will resume in Japan but it will likely be without fans when it does. The UEFA executive committee decided the new dates for the 16-nation tournament in England will be July 6-31.The switch was made after UEFA and the IOC decided last month on one-year postponements for Euro 2020 and the Tokyo Olympics. Britain, the Netherlands and Sweden will play in the women’s soccer tournament at the Olympics.Wembley Stadium in London will stage both the men’s and women’s European finals.UEFA says the rescheduled women’s tournament will retain the same 10 stadiums. It opens with England playing at Old Trafford in Manchester.___ A decree issued by the Hungarian government allows most professional sports clubs and soccer teams to cut the salaries of players and other personnel like managers and trainers by up to 70%.The decree signed by Prime Minister Viktor Orban says the wage cuts can be implemented for as long as the state of emergency declared because of the coronavirus pandemic remains in effect.Hungarian lawmakers approved a state of emergency on March 30 without an end-date. That gave the government the right to rule by decree on issues related to the pandemic for as long as it considers it necessary.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

The Latest: German Cup soccer final postponed indefinitely

first_imgThe Latest: German Cup soccer final postponed indefinitely The German soccer federation says the final will no longer be played on May 23 in Berlin as planned but it’s still sticking to a June 30 deadline to finish the season.Federation president Fritz Keller says “it is extremely unfortunate that in all likelihood this special game will have to take place in a stadium without spectators.”There are also no dates for the postponed semifinals. They were originally scheduled to be played earlier this week with champion Bayern Munich hosting Eintracht Frankfurt and fourth-division club Saarbrücken welcoming Bayer Leverkusen.___France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris says resuming soccer leagues should not come at the expense of people’s health amid the coronavirus pandemic. ___The governing body of field hockey says it has extended the international Pro League seasons by one year to run through June 2021.The nine men’s and nine women’s national teams were scheduled to play January-to-June annually.Games in the 2020 season were stopped because of the coronavirus pandemic. Germany has yet to play in the women’s competition while leader Argentina has played eight of its 16 games.The International Hockey Federation says the new time frame gives it the best chance “to deliver on broadcast and commercial partner agreements.” Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The German Cup soccer final has been postponed indefinitely and will likely take place without fans. Associated Press April 24, 2020 The subsequent season will run from September 2021 to the following June.___England will try to reschedule its test series with the West Indies after announcing there will be no professional cricket played in the country until July 1 at the earliest because of the coronavirus pandemic.The inaugural season of The Hundred is due to start on July 17 and has not yet been canceled. The England and Wales Cricket Board has arranged a meeting for next week to discuss whether it can go ahead.No domestic competitions have been scrapped for this year. Talks are ongoing in leagues around the world as to when the season can restart. South Korea’s K-League will kick off on May 8 in empty stadiums. The Bundesliga in Germany is discussing playing again on May 9.Lloris says “there’s so much at stake financially for clubs … But above all of that there is health.”Lloris plays for Tottenham in the Premier League. The team has nine matches remaining this season.Lloris says in an interview with Le Parisien newspaper that “if we have to finish the league without fans then we will.”But the World Cup champion adds that “soccer remains totally secondary given the current situation.” The ECB says the international season in England will now be played from July to the end of September. The three-test series against the West Indies that was due to start on June 4 has been postponed.ECB chief executive Tom Harrison says his organization is following advice from the government and health experts and that “our plan is to reschedule international matches as late as possible in the season to give the best chance of play.”___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

Swift turnaround for Tipp champions.

first_imgSarsfields and Tipperary forward Lar Corbett felt that they got better as the Championship went on and that it all clicked for them in yesterdays final. Thurles Sarsfields can start preparing for a Munster Club Hurling Semi-Final with Cratloe in Ennis this Sunday.That’s after they captured the Dan Breen Cup, beating the 2013 champions Loughmore-Castleiney in yesterday’s County Senior Hurling Final.They dominated the game, eventually winning by 2-22 to 3-11.last_img