Gold Coast Queenslander snapped up for $1.45 million

first_img53 Petsch Creek Rd, Tallebudgera Valley. 53 Petsch Creek Rd, Tallebudgera Valley. 53 Petsch Creek Rd, Tallebudgera Valley.A TALLEBUDGERA Valley Queenslander has been snapped up for $1.45 million after just 10 days on the market.The property at 53 Petsch Creek Rd was set to go to auction but the owners received an offer too good to refuse.Ray White Tugun agent Ken Jacob said the buyers, from Runaway Bay, were looking for a tree-change.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North10 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“You can really appreciate the country life our here and the buyers totally fell in love with the property,” Mr Jacob said.“It is beautifully presented with a lovely creek that runs through it.”There are two residences on the property including the main Queenslander residence as well as a separate self-contained two-bedroom cottage.Described as perfect for “the horse enthusiast family”, the acreage property it set up with perimeter fencing, a stable and feed/tack room.last_img read more

Van Gaal sets sights on title

first_img Press Association Louis van Gaal set his sights on Premier League glory after watching Manchester United hammer QPR 4-0 at Old Trafford. Sixty days after being appointed United manager, Van Gaal finally earned his first competitive win thanks to goals from Angel di Maria, Ander Herrera, Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata. Van Gaal’s new-look side, which contained three debutants, ran Rio Ferdinand and his QPR team-mates ragged all afternoon, and had they taken their chances, they would have scored many more. Despite the win, Van Gaal was not in totally jubilant form after the final whistle. The Dutchman, who has been set the target of a top-three finish, thinks his men can improve a lot, although he knows he will have a more settled squad now that the transfer window has closed. “The result is fantastic, but I think we can do much better,” Van Gaal said. “I said (before the match): ‘let’s make a new start today’. “I have made now the (squad) selection of 27 players – three goalkeepers and 24 players, you shall see it Tuesday with the photoshoot, that is our squad.” Van Gaal, who ditched his five-man defence for a 4-4-2 diamond, even managed to restrain himself when praising Di Maria. “When you prepare three goals and make the first goal by yourself then you cannot play bad but he had a lot of unnecessary losses so we can do better,” the former Ajax manager said. United’s fluent, high-tempo play was a joy to watch at times, even though their defensive frailties are still clear to see. Van Gaal will face tougher tests during his reign at Old Trafford, but United fans will be pleased to hear that their manager is firmly committed to the kind of attacking football that was on display in Manchester this Sunday. “I have always played attacking football in my 35 years as manager,” he said. “All my teams have scored the most of the league so I hope at the end of this league we shall score also the most.” Van Gaal’s opposite number Harry Redknapp feels United are serious contenders for Champions League qualification this term. But the QPR boss was not too downbeat about his team’s chances of reaching their goal this season – Premier League survival. “They have got a big chance of making the top four,” the Rangers boss said. “They have got some fantastic forward players. “For us it will be a tough season but I still think we will be OK.” Redknapp was unhappy that Leroy Fer, among others, returned to QPR lacking sharpness following the international break. “I think that one or two of my players are trying to get their fitness,” he said. “Fer has had two weeks away with Holland and has not played a game. “He probably has been stood around and used as a cone while the first team play. He lacks fitness.” Van Gaal laid out his lofty ambitions for the 20-time champions after the game. “I want to win the Premier League title,” the United boss said. “If it is not this year then the second or third year. I want to give a championship to the fans.” Van Gaal was happy to finally end his frustrating four-match winless run in the league and dedicated the victory to his wife Truus. “This is special because it is also the birthday of my wife. I have already given her a present but she said the biggest present shall be the victory. We give it to her,” Van Gaal said. Di Maria’s free-kick cleared everyone in the box and nestled into the goal to give United the lead. The British record signing set up Mata for United’s final goal and he also played a part in the build-up to Herrera’s strike, and that of Rooney, who is now joint-third highest scorer in Premier League history. The fact that United were able to bring Radamel Falcao off the bench for the final 23 minutes shows just how strong Van Gaal’s squad is in attack. last_img read more

Migne shifts attention to India tournament

first_img0Shares0000Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne shouts out instructions during the friendly match against Equatorial Guinea on May 28, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, May 29- Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne will turn his attention to improving the squad further at the four-nations Hero Intercontinental Cup in India, but he will do this at the backdrop of missing some of his key players due to club commitments.Gor Mahia has already said they will not release their six players for the tournament while AFC will only release two, meaning the team will miss up to eight potential first team players. “Our players are already in camp for the game against Sony Sugar on Wednesday and we don’t have official communication asking us to release our players. What is there is that I wrote to them but the letter was never replied to. We have to do everything professionally,” Gor Mahia CEO Lordvick Aduda told Capital Sport.Joash Onyango, Philemon Otieno and Francis Kahata were all starters in the last two friendly games against Swaziland and Equatorial Guinea with Boniface Oluoch starting against Swaziland, Humphrey Mieno playing as a sub in both while Harun Shakava was unused.Harambee Stars midfielder Philemon Otieno vies for the ball with a forest of Swaziland players during a friendly match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on May 25, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya“We have the Super Cup coming up, there are league assignments as well and we are taking all these matches seriously,” Aduda said.Meanwhile, arch rivals AFC Leopards will release only two players while the other three will return to the club. Duncan Otieno and Mike Kibwage will travel while Marvin Omondi, Whyvonne Isuza and Jaffery Owiti will return to the club.On Monday after leading the team to a 1-0 win over Equatorial Guinea, the coach admitted it would be tough to play the tournament without his key players.“We have to look at what we have because I know some clubs put pressure to recover their players. Without the foreign based players and without the best local players it would be difficult to go to India,” the tactician said.Capital Sport has learnt that Migne had requested to have at least three Gor Mahia players in his travelling squad, but the club declined.In India, Stars will play against the hosts, New Zealand and Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) in a round robin format, with the top two teams in the group facing off in the final.Migne hopes the tournament brings him a new opportunity to accumulate more knowledge of local based players.-Musa impressiveHarambee Stars defender Musa Mohammed tackles Equatorial Guinea’s Kata Senga Nicolas during their friendly match on May 28, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya“We are far but the behavior of the players is interesting. We need some time to be fully operational but we are on the right way. Like against Equatorial Guinea I discover Musa (Mohammed). It was difficult to discover him after two training sessions for the Swaziland game. I hope I can discover more,” the coach added.He was impressed with an improved performance against the Equatorial Guinea side who had three players who played in the semi-finals of the African Cup of Nations in 2015.“It was difficult but what I like is that we kept a clean sheet. It was the main aim before the game and I like how it went. Nothing is perfect, we have a lot to do. It is always good to win bit we have to stay humble,” the coach added.Migne also hopes that he will get some good time with the whole squad including foreign based players before the team takes on Ghana in a 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) Qualifier in September.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

In Pictures: See inside the luxury cruise liner that made history at Killybegs

first_imgKillybegs welcomed the Cunard Line Queen Elizabeth cruise ship to its new pier on Friday 20th July, breaking records for the largest ever liner to berth in the booming port.Old world charm meets modern luxuries aboard the Queen Elizabeth. As 2,000 guests disembarked for a day of exploring in Donegal, 20 guests got the chance to step inside the grand vessel for a tour organised by Atlantic Travel Letterkenny.Local visitors on an Atlantic Travel tour aboard the Queen ElizabethThe interiors of this colossal shop scream Gatsby-era decadence. The spotlessly clean rooms and corridors feature Art Deco designs, gleaming rich wood panelling, sparkling chandeliers and splendid seating areas throughout. Queen Elizabeth Queens Room sparkling dancefloorA staff force of 1,200 keeps the operation sailing smoothly. This floating resort hosts nine restaurant areas, 12 bars, an 800-seater theatre, wellness suite, spa, beauty salon, outdoor games deck, two swimming pools, casino, library, art gallery and shopping mall. Add in the upkeep of 1,000 cabins and you can see why such a large crew is needed.Swimming pool on the Queen ElizabethThere is no shortage of activities to keep guests entertained in the morning, evenings and on days at sea. If they are not dining or relaxing with a drink, guests can enjoy live music on many floors, ballroom dancing in the Queens Room or shows in the Royal Court Theatre, where magicians, comedians, guest performers and in-house production casts perform nightly.Royal Court TheatreQueen Elizabeth Grand LobbyGoing on a cruise ship such as this is lavish living at its best. The classic surroundings are timeless and universally glamorous, which makes each destination so exciting as new places lie waiting to be explored.See photos from inside the Queen Elizabeth below, with thanks to Atlantic Travel for arranging the tour: Atlantic Travel agents Caroline Kerr and Moya McCrossanSocial Hostess Leslie guides a tour through the Queen ElizabethLocal visitors on tour aboard the Queen ElizabethLocal visitors on tour aboard the Queen ElizabethWellness Director Egan SmilHair salon in the Queen ElizabethQueen Elizabeth SpaQueen Elizabeth SpaThe Queen Elizabeth crew in trainingThe Churchill Cigar LoungeArt gallery in the Queen ElizabethFrench wine tasting at the Verandah Restaurant in the Queen ElizabethQueen Elizabeth GinDining with Donegal views in the Queen ElizabethLido restaurant in the Queen ElizabethThe Queen Elizabeth docked in KillybegsOurdoor games courts on the Queen ElizabethQueen Elizabeth 2 in Killybegs   In Pictures: See inside the luxury cruise liner that made history at Killybegs was last modified: July 27th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:cruisecunard lineKillybegsQueen ElizabethtourismTravellast_img read more

Kohli slips one place, Ashwin back as all-rounder topper

first_imgSHARE COMMENT cricket File photo of all-rounder R Ashwin (L) and Indian captain Virat Kohli.   –  PTI March 13, 2017 Another Indian Cheteshwar Pujara is unchanged on sixth. Indian captain Virat Kohli slipped one place to fourth while R Ashwin was back as top all-rounder as well as maintaining his number one place among bowlers in the ICC Test rankings released today.Kohli (847 points) has had an ordinary Test series against Australia, scoring 0, 13, 12 and 15 in the two matches so far.New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson gained two places to reach second spot in the ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen.The latest rankings, which took into account performances in the first Test between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in Galle which the home side won by 259 runs, saw Williamson leapfrog Joe Root and Kohli after his fine knock of 130.Williamson, who was number-one ranked for a brief while in November-December 2015, is now on 869 points, 21 points ahead of third-placed Root (848) but a good 67 points adrift of table leader Steve Smith of Australia, who’s on 936 points.Another Indian Cheteshwar Pujara is unchanged on sixth.The top 10 of the ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowlers remained unchanged with Ashwin and Ravindra jadeja occupying first and second spots respectively after the duo spun India to a sensational victory over Australia in the second Test in Bangalore by claiming eight and seven wickets respectively.Meanwhile, Ashwin also dethroned Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan from the top spot for all—rounders. Ashwin is now on 434 points, 31 ahead of Shakib (403).center_img Published on COMMENTS × SHARE SHARE EMAIL File photo of all-rounder R Ashwin (L) and Indian captain Virat Kohli.   –  PTIlast_img read more