Radio star Luke Bradnam sells Gold Coast home

first_imgThe Monaco St property.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa17 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoHe and partner Cathy Hallam bought the 2031sq m property — made up of one 981sq m block and one 1050sq m — 11 years ago for $1.85 million.At the time it was newly renovated with separate lounges, pool, a full-size all-weather tennis court and a boat shed.The home also has a purpose-built concrete mechanics pit in the four-car garage, ideal for a serious racing/car enthusiast according to a listing by agent Campbell Moore of Harcourts Coastal. Luke Bradnam has sold his Gold Coast house.RADIO announcer and Gold Coast Bulletin fishing columnist Luke Bradnam has sold his waterfront home in a multimillion-dollar deal.Mr Bradnam listed his five bedroom Broadbeach Waters home in November.It is on a “massive block on two titles” on popular Monaco St, a riverfront enclave made up of mega mansions on sprawling blocks. The Monaco St property.Mr Moore declined to reveal the sale price but said both the buyers and sellers were happy with the deal.Mr Bradnam, whose “first gig in radio” was giving out cold soft drinks off the B105 Black Thunder according to his TripleM bio, has a fierce love of the ocean and fishing — so it’s no surprise the property also has direct ocean access with 35.8m water frontage.center_img Luke Bradnam, right, with his Triple M co-hosts Ben “Dobbo” Dobbin and Libby Trickett. Pic Mark Cranitch.The property is 3km from the Surfers Paradise party strip and beach, and close to the new multimillion-dollar Pacific Fair shopping centre, Star casino and convention centre.Mr Bradnam works on radio for Triple M during the week and does weather, beach and surf reports for Channel 9 and the Bulletin.last_img read more

The neoliberal seductiveness of euthanasia

first_imgThe Daily Blog 17 December 2017Family First Comment: We are being conned into believing euthanasia is a solution to a fear of living in pain during death that isn’t the reality for the vast majority of us.This legislation is to appease alpha personalities who can not tolerate the idea of needing help in the painful end of their lives, but it will be used against the poorest and most vulnerable who are already so easily abused by the State.Self-assisted suicide – which is what we are really discussing here, not the far more sterilised ‘euthanasia’, will become a means to a neoliberal end in NZ.There is a neoliberal seductiveness about euthanasia.It creates this false narrative of ‘choice’ and puts us all in the fake position of ‘what if it was me’.The truth is that the vast majority of those who die do so without immense pain and suffering, this is legislation for the exceptions, not the rule…Many people fear death partly because of the perception they might suffer increasing pain and other awful symptoms the nearer it gets.There is often the belief palliative care may not alleviate such pain, leaving many people to die excruciating deaths.But an excruciating death is extremely rare, reports The Conversation.The evidence about palliative care is that pain and other symptoms, such as fatigue, insomnia and breathing issues, actually improve as people move closer to death.More than 85 percent of palliative care patients have no severe symptoms by the time they die.Evidence from the Australian Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration (PCOC) at the University of Wallongong shows that there has been a statistically significant improvement over the last decade in pain and other end-of-life symptoms.…more than 85% of palliative care patients have no severe symptoms by the time of death? The issue here is that palliative care is expensive, and what the Government are suggesting is cost cutting.It should come as no surprise that ACT, the far right political party are pushing for this reform. For them it is the perfect collusion of total individualism (the act to kill yourself) and the purity of the market to efficiently end those no longer contributing.Self-assisted suicide – which is what we are really discussing here, not the far more sterilised ‘euthanasia’, will become a means to a neoliberal end in NZ.Look at the horrific manner in which NZs institutes treat the most vulnerable. Look at how we treat the mentally ill, the poor and prisoners. How long do any of you honestly believe it will take for some Wellington bureaucrat to start planning to use this legislation for all those costing the health budget?It happened before under National in the 1990s, and that was when euthanasia was illegal.We are being conned into believing euthanasia is a solution to a fear of living in pain during death that isn’t the reality for the vast majority of us.This legislation is to appease alpha personalities who can not tolerate the idea of needing help in the painful end of their lives, but it will be used against the poorest and most vulnerable who are already so easily abused by the State. up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Avic and Shacman merge to facilitate distribution of heavy trucks…

first_imgChinese companies, AVIC International Beijing and Shacman have merged to supply heavy-duty trucks for the Kenyan construction market. Both companies are well known for their expertise in that particular sector and have promised to scale up business activity even as demand for materials soars in the country.AVIC-SHACMAN Company limited will distribute heavy trucks under the brands SHANTUI and JAC. The joint venture will facilitate distribution of heavy trucks.last_img

2 suspects jailed for ‘theft try’

first_imgWith the help of the closed-circuittelevision footage, the suspects were nabbed and identified as 19-year old SkyInventor and 24-year-old Jay Rose Delprado, a police report showed. Personnel of the Majesty Spa reportedInventor and Delprado to the police around 7 p.m. on Dec 29, the reportadded. Bacolod City – Police arrested two suspects who tried to cart awaykaraoke equipment worth around P46,340 at a bar in Barangay Singcang-Airport. Inventor and Delprado were detained inthe lockup facility of Police Station 8. Charges will be filed against them./PNcenter_img Sky Inventor (right) and Jay Rose Delprado were arrested for allegedly stealing karaoke equipment at a bar in Barangay Singcang-Airport, Bacolod City on Dec 29. POLICE STATION 8/BCPO Recovered from them were two karaokeplayers with remote control, a microphone and a songbook, the policeadded. last_img read more

Extra security for Boxing Day Test after terror-related arrests

first_imgPolice presence will be increased around the MCG for the Boxing Day Test after a series of terror-related arrests in Melbourne on Thursday night.Seven people were arrested over what Victoria’s Police chief commissioner Graham Ashton said was a potential multi-mode attack at Federation Square, Flinders Street Station and St Paul’s Cathedral, believed to be planned for Christmas Day.Although there has been no suggestion of the Boxing Day Test being targeted, Mr Ashton said police presence would be heightened around the cricket, as it would at other major events in Victoria during the holiday period.“We’ll see a lot of additional police presence in the CBD particularly, through the Christmas period, right through the new year period,” he said. “We’ve added additional layers of security to the cricket Boxing Day Test. These are precautionary measures but it’s important the community is reassured that we are putting these additional resources in place.“I took the opportunity to talk to Cricket Australia this morning and had a discussion with them, informing them that we will have an increased police presence for the cricket. But we are doing the planning across the state. So all of those significant events that will be occurring across the state will be complemented by additional police during this period.“I do stress that there’s no intel, there’s no information suggesting a threat at this time to any of those events. However, we’re just making sure that we’re taking those extra precautions given what we’ve been dealing with over the last couple of weeks in relation to this.”Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland said: “Our security team is in contact with the relevant authorities to ensure we have the appropriate level of security at the Boxing Day Test and other cricket matches being held around the country.“The safety and security of our fans, players and officials attending any cricket match is our number one priority. We applaud Victoria Police for their efforts this morning in neutralising the threat and we will continue to work with the relevant authorities to ensure the highest security standards and protocols are maintained.”A “ring of steel” was erected around the MCG last summer as a security measure, with full bag and body searches conducted at the fence before fans were allowed inside the perimeter. Although it was decided not to put the fence in place again this year, the same searches will again take place as patrons enter the MCG proper.last_img read more

Cricket News THIS player wanted indefinite break from International Cricket after World Cup T20

first_imghighlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Harmanpreet Kaur wanted indefinite break from International Cricket. Mithali Raj was dropped from playing XI in semi-final of World Cup T20. India players recently played Women’s T20 Challenge. “I wanted to get away from cricket. Whatever happened around the team before that was immensely draining for me. Some of the things said were so far from reality that I felt, ‘I need to step away from this madness for a while’. I’m here to play cricket. If people want to drag me into unnecessary things, drag the team into unnecessary things, I have to stop trying to reason with them,” said the 30-year-old.She twisted her ankle ahead of the first T20 International in New Zealand, following the team’s triumph in the preceding ODI series.”I twisted my left foot while playing football during a warm-up ahead of the first T20I in New Zealand (in early February). I somehow managed to play all three T20Is despite being in some discomfort because to call up a replacement at such short notice may not have been possible.Besides, all through my career, I’ve played with fevers, shoulder, ankle and wrist injuries, so I didn’t feel like this was going to be anything significant. “The taping and painkillers had been working fine in the warm-ups, so I thought I could deal with it. But during the matches, my movement was severely affected. Scans later revealed that there were some Level 1 and 2 ligament tears near the back of my ankle. I was at the National Cricket Academy from February 22 to April 9, and that break was a blessing in disguise for me,” she said.Harmanpreet said the negative talk around the team after the World T20 affected her mindset adversely.”Look, I was to play in the WBBL after the World T20, and for a while, after coming from the West Indies, I was even considering only playing in the overseas leagues and then making my way back into the Indian team.I spent hours alone, asking myself, ‘Why do I play sport?’ Because I enjoy it, because playing cricket is the only thing I’ve ever done in life.”Agar khelke mazaa nahi aa raha hai (If I’m not enjoying the game) then I don’t want to block a place in the side, because money is not everything.Yes, we’ve only just started making some money from playing cricket, but if cricket is not giving me joy, I am happy to walk away rather than hold on to that spot just because I have a Grade A contract. “So all of these thoughts were bothering me a lot. Mentally I was unwell, unfit, but that injury bailed me out of that terrible head space,” she added. (With Inputs: PTI) New Delhi: The India skipper Harmanpreet Kaur has revealed that she wanted to take an indefinite break from the game because of the controversy that followed the World T20 in the West Indies.The team management and Harmanpreet took a collective call to drop senior player Mithali Raj for the semifinal against eventual runners-up England, triggering a massive controversy that led to divisions in the team and ouster of coach Ramesh Powar.Harmanpreet played the Women’s Big Bash League right after the World T20 in November but back home the talk of unrest in the team and her strained relationship with ODI captain Mithali gathered more steam. She was fed up with it before the New Zealand tour began under new coach W V Raman. And then came the ankle injury that gave her a “much needed” break from the Indian dressing room.”It (the injury) gave me a much needed break from international cricket and the Indian dressing room. I had almost made up my mind to let my parents know that I wanted to take a break. I don’t want to hold on to a spot in the Indian team just because I am a senior player,” she told ESPNCricinfo. last_img read more

Other Sports Sushil Kumar earns World Championship ticket with win over gritty Jitender

first_imgNew Delhi: Wrestler Sushil Kumar sealed a berth in India’s squad for the World Championship, pipping a spirited Jitender Kumar 4-2 in a bitterly-fought 74kg final of the selection trials on Tuesday.Consistent attacks from both the wrestlers in the fast-paced final bout had the fans on the edge of their seats. Close to 1500 gathered at the IGI stadium to watch their favourite star in action.Sushil opened up a 4-0 lead in the first period and ended up inflicting an eye injury on Jitender early in the second period.Sushil, whose return to the mat after a year at an event in Belarus met with a disappointing end, apologised immediately.Later, another attacking move from Sushil had Jitender wincing in pain as he suffered an elbow injury.Nevertheless, Jitender did not give up and thrice he had got hold of Sushil’s right leg but lack of proper grip meant he could not convert them into points.The two-time Olympic medallist was feeling the heat and to the discerning, it seemed the two medical breaks he took was a ploy to catch some breath.With two push-out points, Jitender reduced the margin of defeat.It still is not over for Jitender as the federation has given him the option to book a World Championship berth in 79kg by challenging Tuesday’s winner Virdev Gulia.”Everyone saw how he (Sushil) fought. I was just doing wrestling and he was … I had trouble seeing after that eye injury. I had prepared well. He was also taking unnecessary breaks,” alleged Jitender, his left eye red-shot and elbow wrapped tightly.”In a day or two I should be fit. I will try to make it to the squad in 79kg,” he added.His coach Jaiveer accused Sushil of indulging in unfair practices.”He did it on purpose. He has been doing it for years. He employed same tactics in the 2012 Olympics. It was definitely deliberate. The referees were also hand in glove. They don’t want any other to win against Sushil,” alleged Jaiveer.Sushil, India’s only individual double Olympic medallist, though outrightly rejected the charge.”It was not done deliberately. He is like my younger brother. It was a good fight and if such bouts are fought consistently, the country will see good results,” said Sushil. “My style is not rough. My style is to win by technical superiority or pin the opponent. Today the instruction from the coaches was to just win the bout. It’s an art to win wrestling bouts. I wish Jitender all the best. He respects me and even touches my feet whenever we meet,” he said.The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh also backed Sushil.”It was not rough. When Vinesh Phogat suffered a broken knee, was her opponent rough. It happens in wrestling. No wrestlers comes with hands tied on the wrestling mat,” said Singh.When asked if it was fair on Gulia to be asked to fight again despite winning the trials, WFI assistant secretary Vinod Tomar said, “This is not to favour any one particular wrestler. We want to send a strong team. Jitender is an excellent wrestler and should be given a chance to go to World Championships.”Sushil said he plans to get a training programme abroad approved from the WFI for his preparations for the World Championship, scheduled to be held in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan from September 14-22.Multiple-time national champion Amit Dhankar came a cropper in 74kg as he was no match to the class of Jitender.Rahul Aware (61kg), Karan (70kg), Praveen (92kg) abd Virdev Gulia (79kg) won trials in non-olympic divisions.Pune’s Aware beat Naveen 9-6 before overcoming Ravinder 6-2 in the final.The 70kg saw some interesting bouts. Rahul Mann fought intelligently against Majoj but the strategy to playing a waiting game cost him dear in the semifinal against Karan.In the top half of the draw, Rajneesh faced a stiff challenge from Pankaj Rana before prevailing, but eventually lost to Karan in the final.India’s men’s free style squad for World Championship:57kg: Ravi Dahiya61kg: Rahul Aware65kg: Bajrang Punia70kg: Karan 74kg: Sushil Kumar79kg: Jitender or Virdev Gulia86kg: Deepak Punia92kg: Praveen97kg: Mausam Khatri125kg: Sumit Malik For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Halep: No Pressure to Claim First Grand SlamÂ

first_img World No 1 Simona Halep claims she is under no pressure as she goes in search of an elusive first Grand Slam title at the French Open today.Halep has come up short in two French Open finals in 2014 and 2016 as well as at this year’s Australian Open. Now she has another chance to break her duck when she takes on American 10th seed Sloane Stephens in the final at Roland Garros.“I don’t know who said that I feel pressure. Not me, obviously. I don’t feel pressure,” said the 26-year-old Romanian. The 25-year-old’s ranking slumped to 957th after an 11-month absence and a first-round defeat at Wimbledon last year, but she bounced back in stunning fashion by winning the US Open against her close friend Madison Keys – the same player Stephens beat in the semi-finals at Roland Garros on Thursday. “After not playing for 11 months, I’ve had some great results,” said the American, who has a perfect 6-0 record in finals.“Obviously a lot of hard work went into it, a lot of adversity, a lot of ups and downs. A lot of emotion, wondering am I ever going to be the same? Am I ever going to play good again at a high enough level? Am I a protected ranking? “I feel that it’s a big challenge for me. It’s a big chance to win my dream tournament.“But this doesn’t mean it’s going to happen or something like that. It’s a normal match I play against these opponents.“So we will see what is going to happen, but I just want to be smiling on court.”Stephens has had to battle back from a foot operation which left her unable to walk for four months. “I think now I’ve matured a little bit and have recognised the opportunities when they have been presented.“The most important thing is that I have taken those opportunities.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

ATP Cup: Nadal, Djokovic Earn Wins for Spain, Serbia

first_imgSpain’s world number one Rafael Nadal began his 2020 season by clinching his nation’s opening win against Georgia at the inaugural ATP Cup. Nadal beat Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-3 7-5 to give Spain a 2-0 advantage in the best-of-three tie held in Australia.Novak Djokovic edged past South African Kevin Anderson to clinch victory for Serbia, while Austria lost to Croatia after Dominic Thiem was beaten. France beat Chile 2-1 in Group A, while Japan and Argentina also won.On day two of the new tournament, Benoit Paire opened up for France with a 6-7 (3-7) 6-3 6-3 win over Nicolas Jarry before world number 10 Gael Monfils sealed victory in Brisbane by beating Cristian Garin 6-3 7-5. Japan, without injured former US Open finalist Kei Nishikori, won all three matches against Uruguay in Group B in Perth, while Argentina beat Poland 2-1 in Group E in Sydney.In the evening session, 32-year-old Djokovic had to dig deep to overcome former Wimbledon and US Open finalist Anderson, who was playing for the first time since July after a knee injury.Anderson, 33, played aggressively and found the lines to leave Djokovic rattled at several points in a close-fought match, but the 16-time Grand Slam champion edged the tie-breaks to win 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (8-6).Anderson failed to capitalise on a set point at 6-5 in the second tie-break, hitting into the net which allowed the Serb to recover and take his first match point with a volley.That ensured the tie went Serbia’s way after Dusan Lajovic had earlier beaten Lloyd Harris in three sets.Novak Djokovic needed to produce some of his best tennis to beat Anderson, sparking jubilant celebrations from the reigning Australian Open and Wimbledon champion with the Serbian fans in Brisbane.Nadal, 33, showed signs of rustiness in his first match after a six-week off-season before eventually seeing off world number 26 Basilashvili in almost two hours.Nadal looked to be heading to a smooth win after breaking Basilashvili twice in each set, only for the 19-time Grand Slam champion to show even the greatest can have difficultly in closing out matches.The Spaniard stuttered as he twice failed to serve out victory from 5-2 ahead and allowed Basilashvili to level at 5-5, before breaking straight back and eventually wrapping up the win at the third time of asking.Nadal’s win, which came after Roberto Bautista Agut thrashed Aleksandre Metreveli 6-0 6-0 in the opening match, meant the Davis Cup champions clinched victory regardless of what happened in the doubles rubber.Austria’s defeat by Croatia, who led through Marin Cilic’s win over Denis Novak, was sealed when world number four Thiem lost 7-6 (7-4) 2-6 6-3 to Borna Coric.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

PAN Nigeria Receives Argungu Motor Race 2020 Trophy

first_imgPeugeot brand defeated all its competitors-Honda, Nissan, Hyundai, Changan (from the stable of Stallion Motors), GAC, JAC (Elizade Motors), Yutong and JMC-to win the trophy. The car was adjudged the overall best winner because it met all the criteria stipulated by the organizers of the rally.At the trophy presentation ceremony, which was decidedly low-key due to the current global pandemic, Mr. Mohammed said that, “PAN Nigeria participated in the 2020 edition of the motor race in order to support the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), the federal government agency that drives the modernisation, development and growth of the automobile industry in the country.Mohammed identified performance, comfort, fuel economy, adaptability and safety as the unique selling points of the winning brand, adding the attributes enabled the car to win the keenly contested race.The Argungu Motor Rally is Nigeria’s premium and first motorsport. It started in the early 1970s as part of the Argungu Fishing Festival, and has overtime developed into a growing and internationally recognised brand.The rally was however suspended in the 1980s and was revived in 2004 and it went extinct again in 2009. In 2020, the event made a major comeback as it teamed up with NADDC.The three days race covered seven states: FCT, Nasarawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Sokoto and Kebbi. From the flag-off point at the Eagle Square in Abuja, FCT, to the flag-down centre in Argungu, Kebbi State, the drivers, traversed 13 major cities and towns: Abuja, Keffi, Kachia, Kaduna, Funtua, Gusau, Sokoto, Shagari, Dogondaji, Tambuwal, Jega, Birnin Kebbi and Argungu.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Olawale Ajimotokan in AbujaNigeria’s top auto assembly plant, PAN Nigeria Limited has received the winning trophy of the recently concluded Argungu Motor Race.The trophy was presented in Kaduna to the Managing Director, Mr. Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed by the driver of Peugeot 508 GT, the car that won the motor race, Mr. Shima Shimbe.last_img read more