Rare riverfront retreat among Brisbane stunners up for auction

first_img29 Laidlaw Parade, East Brisbane Qld 4169A RARE absolute riverfront home just 3km from the Brisbane CBD is among homes set to go under the hammer this weekend.The five bedroom, three bathroom home at 29 Laidlaw Parade in East Brisbane has been scheduled to sell at a 2pm auction on Saturday. The home has multiple living zones.The views are jawdropping from multiple rooms, with the main living area designed with floor to ceiling glass to take full advantage of that.There was also lots of private space for all members of the family.“There is wonderful separation between the bedrooms with the lower level ideal for teenage children with its own lounge area and kitchenette leading out to a large riverfront terrace and expansive lawn.”Among its features were a riverfront pontoon, multiple living and entertaining spaces, water tank and security and a double car lock up garage plus storage. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK FREE: GET THE COURIER-MAIL’S REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO INBOX It makes good use of floor to ceiling glass to soak up the views.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours agoAccording to agent Dean Yesberg of Ray White Brisbane CBD marketed the property as being in an “irreplaceable position” on an “exclusive street synonymous with riverfront living”.“This modern three level family home sits on a 597m2 riverfront block with a wide 15.7m river frontage,” was how he listed it. BUILDER’S DREAM HOME ON SALE LIST FIVE WAY TO PUT YOUR EQUITY TO WORK The home is spread over three levels.center_img It has been meticulously looked after. Not a bad spot at all to watch the world go by.last_img read more

Andy Dalton

first_imgRecently Andy Dalton signed a 6-year $96 million contract with the Cincinnati Bengals.  With incentives this contract could add up to $115 million over the 6-year period.  This now puts Dalton with the elite quarterbacks’ salary scale.There has been a lot of debate on whether he is worth what the Bengals have offered him.  Dalton has won 30 regular season games but is yet to win a post-season game.  The Bengals feel he is the right person to lead this team in the future.I think the reason they were willing to pay him this kind of money is that to start over with someone else would be very risky.  They know Andy can win games.  The very conservative Mike Brown would not have parted with this kind of money if he didn’t feel very confident that Dalton will get the job done.last_img read more

I don’t mind getting hurt, just don’t want to get out: Virat Kohli

first_imgNEW DELHI: The 2014 tour of England is one that saw current India skipper Virat Kohli struggle against the swinging Dukes ball in English conditions. With scores of 1, 8, 25, 0, 39, 28, 0,7, 6 and 20 in the five Tests of that tour, he averaged just 13.50 in his ten innings. However, Kohli doesn’t see the tour as a disappointment.”In the 2014 England tour, it was basically about not adjusting to the conditions and doing things that I wanted to do and being rigid about it. Being rigid about anything doesn’t get you anywhere. It was a long and painful realisation but I realised it,” said Kohli while speaking with Mayank Agarwal on the series ‘Open Nets with Mayank’ hosted by bcci.tv. “2014 tour is always going to be a milestone in my career. I really had to sit down and change things about how I approach the game before that tour, the way I played the game and start being more fearless. “I realised that in Test cricket when it gets tough, to maintain your composure is the most difficult thing for a cricketer and that was something which I really needed to correct. “If that tour hadn’t happened, I would have continued the same way I was and wouldn’t have improved. That tour made me think how I approach my international career and do I just want to be a pushover everytime I play Test cricket. That’s a decision I had to make,” he added. Kohli revealed that after that England tour where India were defeated 1-3 in the five-Test series, Ravi Shastri offered him a piece of advice which worked wonders for him. “Ravi bhai called me and Shikhar to his room after the Test series in 2014. His understanding was very sharp. He told me to stand outside the crease and explained the mindset behind it. He also asked me if I was afraid of the short ball. I said, ‘I wasn’t afraid of the short-pitched balls. I am not afraid to get hurt, I just don’t want to get out’,” he said. “I started practising that in Australia in the same year and the results were unbelievable.” The 31-year-old also had a chat with legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar after the England tour and had few sessions as well with him in Mumbai. “After the England tour, I looked at my footage. I spoke to Sachin Tendulkar in Mumbai and had a few sessions with him. I told him that I am working on my hip position and he made me realise the importance of a big stride, the forward press against fast bowlers as well.” On his next tour of England in 2018, Kohli emerged as the leading run-scorer with 593 runs, including two hundreds and three half-centuries. “I never really paid attention to the perception of the people about me after 2014. Obviously, it troubled me a little because all my credibility as a player went away in a month or so. But then I stopped focussing on what people had to say about me,” Kohli said. “I went into my zone and kept working on my game. The great thing about 2018 was I went as a captain and a player. I wanted to lead from the front and contribute to the team by scoring runs. “That’s why I was nervous before the first Test in 2018. I wanted to start well. It was not like that I performed bad in 2014 and now here’s my chance of redemption in 2018,” he added. Despite a brilliant batting performance from Kohli, India went on to lose that series 1-4. However, the Indian captain believes the tour boosted the confidence of the team, which later on helped them win their maiden Test series in Australia. “We weren’t too heartbroken about the England series in 2018 to be honest because we really competed well. It was a tight and a confidence boosting series for us.” Talking about his X-factor as a captain, Kohli said: “I would not compromise on wanting a result in any situation. A draw comes to me, only and only if the situation has gone too bad or in the last hour when you don’t have an option. I will not think of a draw from the first minute in the morning.” IANS Also watch: Minister Reviews Flood Readiness for Guwahatilast_img read more

Local Girl Scouts Hold Fundraisers to Save Camp Woodland in Alpena

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisThe Girl Scouts of Northeast Michigan Shore to Shore, along with their troop leaders, are gearing up for major fundraiser efforts to save one of the places they call home, Camp Woodlands.Fundraiser efforts are underway to save the historic Camp Woodlands Girl Scout Camp. The camp known to thousands of Northeast Michigan Girl Scouts and the community is in need of repair and renovations. If you take a drive past the airport and turn on Indian Reserve road you would eventually pull and find Camp Woodlands.Built over 60 years ago, Fundraiser Chair, Donna Precord said this is a way for not only the community to help, but also for past scouts to step up and help bring the camp back to life.“There’s a lot to be said. We have had probably more than a 1000 girls a year use this place, so in 60 years we have put a lot of girls through this camp, and it’s no wonder this camp needs a lot of help. So we’re going to ask the community to support us in some of the efforts that we have and if you ever been a girl scout perhaps this is the time to show how much you appreciated the opportunity you had,” Precord said.Precord said the goal for renovations includes a handicap accessible bathroom, roof replacements, upgrades both indoor and outdoor, and kitchen repairs.Precord said one of her favorite memories at the camp was learning how to survive the winter.“I loved winter camping. I did it 8 or 9 years. We slept in winter boxes, tents whatever. But the girls had to have practice knowing how to survive. They had to spend a whole day out at camp and endure all of the activities you need to do and stay safe and warm and then I would let go during the winter camp. But that I think was my most magical night,” she added.The scouts will have 4 major fundraisers coming up including a Camp Woodlands dinner, September 23rd, Building a Foundation starting on August 1st, Creating Puzzle Pieces, and Growing Trees at the Camp.The camp will celebrate their 60th anniversary on Saturday October 7th. For more information on how you can help with the efforts, contact Donna Precord at 989–354–5590.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Camp Woodland, Fundraiser, Girl Scouts, Girl Scouts Fundraiser, Girl Scouts of Northeast Michigan Shore to ShoreContinue ReadingPrevious MSP Alpena Post to Host 2017 Citizens AcademyNext Thunder Bay Theatre Holds a ‘West Side Story’ One Weekend Only Concertlast_img read more