The sale of the famous Fancutts tennis centre at Lutwyche has delivered a solid return

first_imgWimbledon players Trevor and Daphne Fancutt outside the Fancutts Tennis Centre at Lutwyche.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoTHE sale of the former Fancutt’s tennis centre at Lutwyche has delivered a solid return.Property records reveal retirement developer Retire Australia paid a combined $13.605 million for 32 and 39 Laura St, Lutwyche which were once owned and operated by former tennis champs Daphne and Trevor Fancutt.The sale of the two properties at, delivered a total of 6408sq m of land to the developer. Which bought other sites in the street. The Fancutt’s announced in 2015 they would sell the centre they had operated for more than 50 years.Retire Australia has already revealed plans for a multistorey retirement facility on the site.last_img read more

Rich-listers list glam Brisbane skyhome with priceless views

first_img Beach house fetches $4.4 million in off-market sale Accused wife killer Chris Dawson home relisted for rent More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoThe couple sold their Broadbeach Waters mansion for $9 million before making the move to BrisbaneMrs Rice said that they knew they had to have the New Farm apartment within moments of exiting its private lift. James Rice and Elise Preo both from the CBD at the Gambaro Mud Crab Cup Lunch. Pic Annette DewThat mansion was bought by Mermaid Beach couple Glenn and Victoria Hargraves, part owners of directory and online search company Local Search. Perfection for tennis ace Ash Barty to come home to after Wimbledon They are now selling their New Farm apartment“When we went home we just couldn’t stop thinking about it. We were obsessed with it and how unique and beautiful it is,” she said.The luxury, two level apartment had four bedrooms, four bathrooms and space for six vehicles.Key features include the private lift, walls of glass to accentuate the views, a modern kitchen with designer appliances and finishes, a bar, wine cellar, media room and a dream master suite with a circular stone bath. It’s tiny, but could you live here? The view from the New Farm apartmentFORMER BRW rich-lister James Rice and his glamorous wife Elise are selling their spectacular skyhome in the Brisbane CBD.Designed by award-winning architect Justin O’Neill, the sprawling 670sq m luxury apartment spans two levels, and has some of the best views of the river city.It was purchased by the couple in 2017 after Rice, the boss of development firm Urban Construct, sold the family’s Gold Coast mansion for $9 million that same year. MORE REAL ESTATE NEWS Soak in the views from the tub!It is listed with Sarah Hackett of Place Bulimba and is being sold by tender, which closes at 4pm on June 21. MORE PROPERTY NEWS Ellen DeGeneres buys Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine’s $64.7 million Beverly Hills mansion To find out more about the luxury apartment, and why the couple are selling, pick up a copy of the Realestate magazine in Saturday’s Courier Mail. Land tax hike slammed as QLD now more expensive than NSW .last_img read more

Global Eagle Inks Seabed Constructor Deal with Swire Seabed

first_imgGlobal Eagle Entertainment has signed a three-year agreement with Swire Seabed, a specialist subsea company based in Bergen, Norway. The agreement will allow Global Eagle to provide connectivity for the multi-purpose offshore vessel, Seabed Constructor.Seabed Constructor is currently on long term charter to Ocean Infinity who are trying to locate the missing Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777, which is believed to have crashed in the Southern Indian Ocean in 2014 with 239 people onboard.The installation for Seabed Constructor was completed in Durban, South Africa in January. Services as part of the agreement include C-band VSAT solution with high guaranteed BW and Iridium backup.As part of the services, crew welfare with personal log in, entertainment and live TV will also be offered.Global Eagle now provides connectivity to three out of the four Swire Seabed vessels, the company said.“Swire Seabed is one of the well-regarded industry leaders in the market. It is great to see that they go beyond providing basic necessities for the seafarers and is investing great effort to provide added amenities and increased connectivity to enhance the quality of life of their seafarers on board,” said Ole Sivertsen, Global Eagle’s senior VP Maritime.last_img read more

Father outraged son was prescribed antibiotics at school without parents’ knowledge

first_imgNewsTalk ZB 2 August 2016Family First Comment: Dear DadYou are right to be outraged. But the politicians have already excluded parents from decisions around a daughter going on contraception or having an abortion. We’re glad that the Principal of this school believes you should have been consulted. So do we.A Bay of Plenty father is outraged his son was prescribed antibiotics at school without a call home first.Marc Cotter’s 12-year-old son was feeling a bit sick, so he went to the sick bay at Katikati College.When the usual nurse was off site, he was referred to the local GP, who works part-time at the school.Mr Cotter said his son was given two containers of amoxicillin tablets in un-prescribed bottles – one of which expired in March this year.“Our phone’s 24 hours. There’s no real reason why you can’t get hold of us. There was no notification to us at all that one, he was even in the sick bay, two he’d seen a doctor and three, had been prescribed any medication.”Mr Cotter said it wasn’t until his son arrived home from school looking teary-eyed and red-cheeked, that he even aware he was sick.READ MORE: http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/national/father-outraged-son-was-prescribed-antibiotics-at-school-without-parents-knowledge/last_img read more

Mastectomy win for girl, 15, after sex-change plea

first_imgThe Australian 9 August 2016Family First Comment: Shocking! Court in Australia condones a form of ‘child abuse’ despite international guidelines to the contrary.The Family Court has given a 15-year-old child permission to have both breasts removed so she can feel more like a boy.The decision is believed to be the first in which the court has ­approved major surgery for a child who wishes to change gender, ­before they have even started hormone treatment. The child, known in court documents as Quinn, was born female but has dressed as a boy since the age of four.Unlike many children who have been diagnosed with gender dysphoria, she has not been taking hormones to suppress puberty, and has therefore developed large breasts, which the court has said should come off now, because once she starts taking testosterone, she “will develop a hairy chest and face (to go with) an E-cup”.The court took evidence from a psychologist, who cannot be named, who said: ‘Society has begun to accept transgender individuals, however I am highly doubtful they would accept an ­individual with a beard, hairy chest and an E-cup bust.”While there is no hard-and-fast rule on whether the court can ­approve such surgery for children, the decision would appear to be at odds with comments made by senior Family Court judge Steven Strickland, who told an inter­national conference on family law last year that “surgery is not considered in patients less than 18 years of age”.He also said: “Cross-sex hormone therapy is usually given from the age of 16 years (and) surgery is not considered in patients less than 18 years of age. This process for psychological and medical treatment of children and adolescents with gender dysphoria ­accords with national and inter­national guidelines.”The normal process for children diagnosed with gender dysphoria in Australia is for the child to start hormonal treatment to suppress puberty from age 14 or 15; and for parents to then seek the court’s permission for stage two treatment, where a child is given hormones of the opposite gender, from about the age of 16.This allows a child to live as their preferred gender for a period of time, and to perhaps change their mind, before having surgery, such as the removal of the breasts or even the penis.READ MORE: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/legal-affairs/mastectomy-win-for-girl-15-after-sexchange-plea/news-story/84e412c33547ad4cdd81e746e5a5abb3Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Another Milan?

first_imgAs a group of sports fans sit around discussing Indiana basketball, it is likely the discussion will get around to “will there be another Milan?” There answer I give is a pretty emphatic “no”.The first reason is very obvious. The IHSAA is not going back to single class basketball any time soon, if ever. This is what made the Milan victory so special–beating the giant teams. The second reason takes a little more explaining.In 1954 if there were 10 good athletes in a school Milan’s size they likely played every sport. This meant this group of athletes played basketball in the winter but also played the other sports in their seasons. Today, kids’ seldom play more than one sport because they have been convinced that they must concentrate on one sport to be successful. For this reason, if you have less than 300 students in a school, you are not likely to find a group of athletes as good as the Milan boys were in 1954. Some schools this size today have trouble fielding even a reserve team.last_img read more

IDSH provides training tools for firefighters

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Firefighting agencies across the state will have new training tools now that the Indiana Department of Homeland Security has provided more than 200 Connex industrial containers obtained from Crane Naval Research Base in Bloomfield, Ind.The containers, useful for training scenarios for firefighters, police and other emergency responders, have been made available to firefighting agencies across Indiana. IDHS has moved more than 150 containers to a site provided by the Indiana Department of Transportation for storage, ultimately transferring them to fire training agencies across the state.More than 60 of the containers have been retrieved by local fire agencies. They will be used for training in search techniques, safe entries, fire simulations and much more. At an average cost of $3,000 for the containers, the project will save counties significant funds. The containers are provided for free.“This project will benefit firefighters all over the state by providing structures that can utilized over and over again for training,” said Charlie Heflin, director of the Indiana Fire and Public Safety Academy Training System. “All this translates into better prepared firefighters who can better serve their communities.”The project has taken more than three weeks to facilitate. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources processed the containers, the Indiana Department of Correction provided heavy equipment for the transfer and the Clark County Sheriff’s Office provided transportation and personnel.last_img read more

Lambert: I was close to Villa move

first_img Press Association With Villa desperate for goals they attempted a late raid on the Reds to prise Lambert away, going so far as to agree terms on a two-and-a- half-year deal, only for the 33-year-old to deliver a late snub. Explaining his decision to the Liverpool Echo, Lambert said: “I got a phone call from the gaffer about 4pm (on deadline day) saying Aston Villa had come in. “He said he didn’t want me to go, but basically offered me the chance if I wanted to play football, which is fair enough. “I spoke to my agent, my wife, to Aston Villa and it was close. It was very close. It was touch and go. We agreed everything. “But in the end there just wasn’t enough time to say ‘yes’ – to make a decision in the space of four or five hours for the next two-and-a-half-years. Not just for me, but for my family as well. “It was something I just couldn’t do. It was too short notice. It was too big of a decision to make in the short amount of time I had.” Lambert concedes he did not want to leave Liverpool so soon after realising his dream of playing for the Merseyside club. “It was nothing negative towards Aston Villa, it’s a great club,” added Lambert. “I just didn’t think it was right for me to leave here just six months into my Liverpool career. I didn’t want to go. “It was something I would have probably looked back at a few years down the line and regretted if I had moved too early. “It’s hard sometimes when you aren’t playing, but I’m at the club I love. I’m not willing to give that up easily.” Since joining boyhood club Liverpool from Southampton last summer for £4million, the England international has struggled to make an impact. In 26 appearances in all competitions, with only 10 starts, Lambert has scored just three goals, one of which was against Villa in a 2-0 win last month. Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert has revealed he came “very close” to signing for Aston Villa on transfer-deadline day, only to pull out at the last minute as he refused to throw in the towel on his Reds career. last_img read more

SpaceX’s Starship SN4 launch vehicle prototype explodes after static engine fire test

first_imgSpaceX conducted yet another static fire test of the Raptor engine in its Starship SN4 prototype launch vehicle on Friday when the test vehicle exploded on the test stand in Boca Chica, Texas. This was the fourth static fire test of this engine on this prototype, so it’s unclear what went wrong versus other static fire attempts.This was a test in the development of Starship, a new spacecraft that SpaceX has been developing in Boca Chica. Eventually, the company hopes to use it to replace its Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy rocket, but Starship is still very early in its development phase, whereas those vehicles are flight-proven, multiple times over.SpaceX had just secured FAA approval to fly its Starship prototype for short, suborbital test flights. The goal was to fly this SN4 prototype for short distances following static fire testing, but that clearly won’t be possible now, as the vehicle appears to have been completely destroyed in the explosion following Friday’s test, as you can see below in the stream from NASASpaceflight.com.last_img read more

ICC approves USACA proposed governance structure

first_img(ICC)- The ICC Board meeting concluded in Cape Town on Friday with ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar wrapping up the week of committee meetings with a full ICC Board meeting.He said: “We have had a productive week working with our Members for the long-term benefit of cricket. We are continuing our work on the whole ICC governance structure, including the revenue share model, and I expect a proposal to go to our board next year.“A number of decisions have been taken, particularly around the governance of cricket in the USA, women’s cricket and funding of associate cricket to drive up playing standards.”USACAThe ICC Board considered a proposed governance structure prepared by the USA Sustainable Foundation Advisory Group, together with USACA’s comments and approved a modified version for incorporation by USACA.The proposed governance structure, which also includes a new board structure with representation from across the cricket community, independent directors and elite players, is aimed at unifying the sport in the USA.The governance structure and underlying constitution will now be shared with USACA who will be requested to approve its implementation by 15 December 2016.ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar said: “We have spent considerable time working towards the unification of the USA cricket community and making USACA compliant with the reinstatement conditions imposed by the ICC Board in June 2015.ICC Women’s World Twenty20 2020Cricket Australia, hosts for the men’s and women’s ICC World Twenty20 in 2020, proposed holding the women’s tournament as a stand-alone event six months ahead of the men’s edition. The ICC Board approved this request considering it a big step forward for the women’s game in a market where there is a clear appetite for women’s cricket given the success of the WBBL.Chairman of the ICC Governance Committee and Cricket Australia David Peever said: “Women’s cricket is undoubtedly gaining in popularity around the globe and we felt that by separating the two events we could accelerate that growth.ICC GovernanceWork continues on the future governance structure of the ICC, including the revenue sharing model, and a comprehensive proposal is expected to go to the ICC Board early in 2017.International Cricket StructuresThere was further discussion around the structure of international bilateral cricket as members collectively aim to bring greater context across all three formats of the game with more progress made. Further work will be undertaken around scheduling before a full proposal for consideration will go to the ICC Board in February.Funding of cricketThe PCB made a request for a special assistance fund to be allocated to Pakistan in light of its financial issues related to not being able to compete at home. The ICC Board, on the recommendation of the Financial and Commercial Affairs Committee, agreed that some form of assistance will be provided and the matter will be discussed with PCB going forward.The ICC Board also approved further payments of $500,000 to Ireland and Afghanistan, repeating the additional ICC investment of 2016 to stage more ODIs and T20Is. $250,000 will also be given to each of the other Associate Members with ODI and T20I status for the same purpose. This investment is to continue to increase the number of competitive teams on the world stage and comes on top of their existing member distribution.Going forward, it was agreed that a policy be developed as part of the governance review under which future requests will be considered.last_img read more