Property gamble sees a $4m price cut for former casino executive

first_imgThe owner of this stunning home accepted much less than he had initially wanted for the home.A GAMBLE on a six-star dream home failed to play out as a former casino executive envisioned, forcing him to accept a $4m price cut. Joe Guiseppe, who was an executive with Monte Carlo’s second biggest casino before he retired to his favourite holiday destination – Noosa – had developed a massive 2,611sq m waterfront site for his forever home. The arches are very European.Mr Guiseppe told The Courier-Mail that it was a sad day for him.“I feel sad because I will never (have) a house like this one. It was my private resort. But due to my illness I had to sell it albeit under market value.” Rooftop terrace at the stunning Noosa homeThe home sold for $4.75m on February 10 according to realestate.com.au. The home has a full size flood lit tennis court.Among the most striking feature was his creation of a grand waterfront entertaining pavilion between the pool and the waterfront, with a waterside roof terrace as well. center_img The ceilings soar above the living spaces.He threw in everything he’d seen highrollers become accustomed in Monte Carlo including soaring 3m high ceilings, a gourmet main kitchen plus a waterside kitchen, a massage treatment room with jacuzzi, a Hammam steam room with shower, a fully equipped gym, home cinema with bar, a gas heated Roman pool plus a 19m lap pool, a full size floodlit tennis court and a large boat jetty.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor8 hours agothe property has room for a large boat.But when illness struck he was forced to try and cash out of the property – which was when he hit a decade long hurdle.According to CoreLogic records, he had initially put the property on the market for a whopping $8.8m in 2006, then dropped the price to $7.3m between 2006 to 2009, before moving to $5.8m in 2011. He then tried putting it up for auction in 2013 and when that did not work, he had it sit on the market looking for offers over $4.7m. The home was meant to be a forever home.The home was designed so that multiple generations could coexist in the same space, with a retreat room that has its own lounge and full bathroom, a master bedroom with twin ensuites, three ensuited guest bedrooms, a guest living room with a kitchenette and a self-contained apartment for the caretaker or nanny.last_img read more

Just a touch of glamour in Indooroopilly

first_imgThe living area opens to the covered terrace.There’s a splash of retro glamour as well with parquetry floors.Adding to the property’s sense of privacy is direct pedestrian access off the street. It almost feels like a home on its own lot.While the couple look forward to the next chapter of their life together, leaving the home is bittersweet, said Ms Howarth.“We’ve really enjoyed living there,” she said.“The lifestyle and the convenience are fantastic, and we’ve made some good friends.” The kitchen overlooks the open plan living area.Ms Howarth said smart design and features made an impression with visitors to the home. “People are always surprised at how big it is and how much of a feeling of space there is in it because of that really high ceiling — it makes it feel like a big place.”More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019Ms Howarth said there was plenty to love but one of her favourite rooms was the kitchen, which looks down to living area and through to the terrace.“I love that it opens out onto the dining area but also down onto the living area so I can still be involved in whatever is happening down in the lounge,” she said. When Emma Howarth and Jesse Knaggs saw the townhome at 2/23 Musgrave Rd, Indooroopilly, they knew it was for them.“We didn’t want the standard box style apartment. We saw this one and knew that it was the right one for us,” Ms Howarth said.But the couple believe it’s now time to move on from their much-loved urban pad.The three-level, two-bedroom townhouse is situated smack-dab in the middle of Indooroopilly’s best services and amenities.“We couldn’t have asked for a better location,” Ms Howarth said.“I can just pop across to the shops or the gym and it’s a quick walk to the bus or train as well.”last_img read more

Is Obesity Contagious?.

first_img Sharing is caring! Tweet Share Have you ever noticed that overweight people tend to hang out more often with other overweight people? Coincidence or choice?Researchers at Arizona State University decided to study the issue. What they found was people do in fact “cluster” according to size.The answer to why this happens isn’t clear. What is clear….“Obese families and friends usually have two things in common: food choices and activity levels or more accurately, lack of activity. Obese parents tend to raise obese children. Obese family and friends hang out and eat the same kinds of detrimental foods and participate in the same kinds of detrimental habits,” say co-authors Dian Griesel, Ph.D. and Tom Griesel of the new book, TurboCharged: Accelerate Your Fat Burning Metabolism, Get Lean Fast and Leave Diet and Exercise Rules in the Dust.Most of the study participants said if given a choice, they would rather have some other serious disease or condition instead of battling obestiy. More than 25% said they’d select depression over obesity; nearly 15% would choose total blindness, some would pick alcoholism and some even selected herpes instead.Among the possible clues to obesity clustering: the old edict “misery loves company,” dieting frustration and a resolve to just be fat. But the Griesels say:“Obesity is not from lack of will-power but rather the result of bad diet and exercise advice. It is difficult to follow the usual prescription for 30-90 minutes of aerobic exercise 5-6 times per week. Add the usual recommendations of a reduced calorie, “balanced” diet based around the USDA food pyramid and you have a recipe for failure. Sugar is too often a prevalent ingredient in packaged and refined foods that are so often touted as ‘healthy’. With the consumption of all these low nutrition manufactured foods, the body is left craving more in an attempt to make up for the deficit. Consequently an unhealthy cycle begins.”“Although inconclusive, this study has provided some important information about trends in obesity and the public health implications”, said the Griesels.By: Shira Scott GalTime.com 13 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Share HealthLifestyle Is Obesity Contagious?. by: – July 27, 2011last_img read more

UPDATE: Captured-Police need help finding person of interest

first_imgConnersville, IN—Update-Thursday afternoon, Ryan M. Spurlock, 23, of Laurel, was located and arrested by Connersville Police Department officers at a residence in Connersville. An arrest warrant for Spurlock was issued on February 5 through Fayette Superior Court, in connection to the shooting that occurred on Indiana Avenue, in the late evening hours of February 2.Spurlock has been charged with allegations of Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon, Carrying a Handgun without a License, and Criminal Recklessness with a Firearm. More charges are likely to come according to officials, as more evidence has become available.Spurlock is being held in the Fayette County Jail without bond, awaiting his initial hearing. Original Story- The Connersville Police Department is asking for the assistance of the public in finding a person of interest in the investigation of a shooting that took place on February 2 of this year on Indiana Avenue.  The subject, Ryan Spurlock, 23, of Laurel has been identified as a possible suspect and the Detective Division is asking for help in locating this subject. If you have any information regarding Spurlock, please contact Detective Rick Wilcox at 765-825-2111.Authorities ask that if you see Spurlock, do not approach him and immediately call 911 to advise Police of his location.last_img read more

Glen E. Gray

first_imgGlen E. Gray, 81, of Milan passed away Sunday, July 5, 2020 at Highpoint Health in Lawrenceburg.  Glen was born Saturday, October 8, 1938 in Olean, Indiana, the son of the late Gilbert and Evelyn (Lane) Gray.  He worked as a union electrician and was past fire chief with the Aurora Fire Department.  He enjoyed horse racing; watching sports, including the Bengals, Reds, and IU basketball; and Nascar.Glen is survived by his daughters Sabrina (Randy) Clark of Brookville, Charity Legge (George) Schmeltzer of Aurora, and Trina (Tim) Johnson of Milan; brothers Robert (Linda) Gray of Versailles and Ronnie (Linda) Gray of Dillsboro; sisters Janice (Wayne) Linkmeyer of Versailles and Hope Gray of Versailles; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents Gilbert and Evelyn, three brothers: Gene, Gary, and John Gray, and sister Wanda Gray.A service celebrating his life will be held 12 Noon Friday, July 10, 2020 at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home in Milan with Pastor Charlie Miller officiating.  Burial will follow in Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles.  Family and friends may gather to share and remember him 10 AM – 12 Noon Friday also at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given in honor of Glen to the Aurora Fire Department.  Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 707 S Main Street, Box 243, Milan, IN 47031, (812) 654-2141.  Please reach out through our website at www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message or a memory of Glen for the family.last_img read more

Pulis focused on picking up points

first_img “It is always about the three points,” he said. “Those memories will stay with me, the area and the people I met, not just around the football club. “Ourselves and Sunderland were cut off at one stage. Sunderland have come back and we have come back at it. What we have to do is make sure you push on from there and that is the important thing. “We are looking at all areas and we need to strengthen in all areas. “We have got injuries we need to deal with, but I think we need to get players in to help us. We haven’t done it yet but we certainly need to.” Pulis will be low on numbers for the visit of Mark Hughes’ Stoke, with on-loan striker Cameron Jerome ineligible to face his parent club and midfielder Kagisho Dikgacoi still sidelined with a calf injury. Glenn Murray remains a long-term absentee, along with full-back Jack Hunt and club-captain Paddy McCarthy. The latter has started to make his comeback following a lengthy spell out with a groin injury, and the former Republic of Ireland Under-21 international has been impressed by Palace’s transformation under Pulis. Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis will treat Saturday’s game against former side Stoke the same as any other as he looks to steer the Eagles back out of the Barclays Premier League bottom three. “The lads have applied themselves unbelievably well,” McCarthy said. “They have bought into the new ideas the new manager has brought to the club and we are moving forward at a rapid pace. With the group we have, I’m quietly confident we have enough in the squad to pick up the points to keep us safe this year.” Former Leicester and Charlton defender McCarthy did not feature at all during Palace’s promotion campaign last season but has played some reserve football of late, and was also an unused substitute in the recent FA Cup third round victory at West Brom. Now McCarthy, 30, is hoping his recent injury woes are behind him as he looks to get closer to a first-team outing. “I have come through two games now with no problems, so I’m just building up my match fitness,” he added. “I have trained for a few weeks now with no problem, I feel physically fit and it is all about building the game-time now and hopefully I will be in contention soon. “It has been a tough 18 months for me but I have worked my socks off and come in day in, day out. And hopefully I will reap the rewards for my hard work and not pick up any more injuries. “We have left no stone unturned. We have been to Germany and Italy to see the best people for my specific injury, so I’m hoping I’m over the worst of it now. “I think it took a few months for people to understand what had happened, it took quite a while to get on top of it. I’ve done all the groundwork and now I’m starting to feel better in the games I’m taking part in, and as the weeks go by I will pick up more minutes.” The 56-year-old ended a 10-year reign as Stoke boss last summer and was soon back in top-flight management when he replaced Ian Holloway at Selhurst Park in November. Results have improved since, but a run of just one point from their last three league outings has seen Palace drop to the foot of the table, meaning a Stoke reunion in south London this weekend is all about the result for Pulis, who remains keen to add to his squad during the transfer window. Press Associationlast_img read more

Girls lacrosse Lakers regain sectional title from South Jefferson

first_img“Our big thing today was revenge,” said Newton. “This is a sweet victory.”“That (loss to South Jefferson a year ago) left a pit in our stomach,” said senior Olivia Navaroli, who scored four goals, but would make her biggest play of the night far from the net.That it even went down to the final seconds was a tribute to the Spartans’ resilience after Skaneateles, who trailed through most of the early stages, took the lead early in the second half and then extended that margin to 10-7 when Riley Brogan netted her fourth goal with 3:30 left. But as head coach Bridget Marquardt put it, “I was mad that we didn’t stall” while protecting that lead, the Lakers turning the ball over and giving South Jefferson a chance to catch up.Goals by Mia Buckingham with 2:12 left and Cassidy Burnash 36 seconds later trimmed the Skaneateles margin to one, and then, with the Lakers trying to run out the remaining clock, it turned the ball over again.Spartans goalie Paige Crandall, superb in the net all night, threw a long outlet pass over the head of all the Lakers players and found Natalie Strough, who was fouled. On the ensuing free-position shot, Ionna Christou stopped it (her 10th save of the game), but the ball went right back to Strough, who converted the rebound.South Jefferson had tied it, 10-10, but 17.6 seconds remained, enough time for the Lakers to carve out a winning play that will live long in the Skaneateles memory.Olivia Dobrovosky took the draw, and guided it to her right, where Navaroli, who had dominated in the draw circle all season, this time chased down the ground ball.Navaroli passed it to Grace Dower, who had netted three goals on this night. Quick and fearless, the junior attacker sprinted toward the net, drawing the attention of three South Jefferson defenders.But just when those defenders converged, Dower passed it to Newton, who had managed to slip to the front of the net almost unnoticed.“Grace did most of the work,” said Newton. “I was just wide open and had to catch it.”Newton did so, and calmly fired it past Crandall for the biggest goal of her high school career, one that added to the Lakers’ championship legacy and also demonstrated how poise and talent can be quite a combination.Marquardt said she never considered using the Lakers’ remaining time-out once Navaroli got possession, trusting that her players knew what to do.“They were feeling good and playing with confidence,” she said. “I didn’t want to break that up. Everyone stepped up when they had to. We didn’t do that last year.”This just started a memorable week for Skaneateles, who continued to roll Saturday morning when it defeated Salmon River (Section X) 18-3 in the Class D regional final at Fayetteville-Manlius.It was 3-0 in the first three minutes, 8-0 before the game was 10 minutes old and 14-2 by halftime, Dower getting eight assists to go with a pair of goals as Newton and Brogan led with three goals apiece.Navaroli had two goals, as did Ava Logan and Hope Allyn, with single goals going to Gabby Welch, Rory Comer, Makenzie Miller and Kelsey Rutledge.Now it’s back to SUNY-Cortland, where next Friday at 9 a.m. the Lakers face Bronxville (Section I) in the state Class D semifinal. No doubt, Bronxville remembers how Skaneateles beat them 12-11 in double overtime in the state title game two years ago, and will look to get even with a berth in next Saturday’s state final on the line.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Just when the Skaneateles girls lacrosse team was on the brink of throwing away its quest to reclaim the Section III Class D championship from South Jefferson, it regrouped and produced another landmark moment.Maggie Newton’s goal with 2.1 seconds left helped the Lakers edge the Sparatns 11-10 Tuesday night at SUNY-Cortland and earned the program’s sixth sectional title in seven years.What had motivated every single Skaneateles player was the one year, 2018, that didn’t produce a championship, the 12-5 defeat to South Jefferson in the sectional final 12 months ago living long in their memories.center_img Tags: girls lacrosseskaneateleslast_img read more

Stingy Syracuse run defense faces challenge in Minnesota RB Cobb

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse is the only team in the country to not allow an opposing player to rush for 100 yards.The SU defense will be put to the test to keep that feat alive when it faces Minnesota running back David Cobb in the Texas Bowl on Dec. 27.Cobb has rushed for 1,111 yards, good for 29th in the country. He leads the team in total yards and is the main workhorse in a run-heavy attack. Defensive-minded Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer said in a press conference Friday that stopping Cobb and the Golden Gophers’ run game will be critical.“I think they’ve got a doggone good running back in David Cobb,” Shafer said.Cobb’s hurt opposing defenses all season. Against San Jose State he racked up 125 yards on the ground and scored two touchdowns. He torched Indiana for 236 all-purpose yards in a 42-39 win. The next week, he burned Penn State for 139 yards.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHis production is consistent, and he’s racked up the 20th most rushing attempts in the nation while leading the Gophers to their winningest season since 2003-04.“He can run the football,” Shafer said, “and he runs it well because they block well up front.”Shafer called Minnesota a “sound, tough team.” Last time the two teams meet in 2012, and Minnesota won 17-10, the Gophers didn’t turn the ball over at all. They methodically outlasted SU, building up a 17-3 lead before holding on for the win.Since then, Shafer said, Jerry Kill’s team has continued to become more consistent. Minnesota plays a “good, tough brand of football,” a style not far from the one Shafer dubs “hard-nosed” and encourages his team to live by.“They’re going to be a team that doesn’t shoot themselves in the foot,” Shafer said.Minnesota has rushed for more than 2,400 yards as a team while holding its opponents to fewer than 1,850. The Gophers were one of just 35 teams in the NCAA to rush for more than 200 per game and ran the ball 70 percent of the time.Syracuse, meanwhile, ran 57 percent of the time and finished a hair below the 200 mark as a team. While SU’s passing game was inconsistent all season, its run game was anything but.Jerome Smith put together an 840-yard, 11-touchdown season, while Prince-Tyson Gulley chipped in 440 on the ground and George Morris II and Devante McFarlane proved reliable third and fourth-string options.The key for Syracuse will be to counteract Minnesota’s run game with its own.“For us,” Shafer said, “we need to do a good job trying to run the ball on them.” Comments Published on December 13, 2013 at 7:06 pm Contact Trevor: tbhass@syr.edu | @TrevorHasslast_img read more

Syracuse players elect Hickey, Lynch, Gulley, Rodgers 2014 team captains

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on August 18, 2014 at 8:31 pm Contact Phil: pmdabbra@syr.edu | @PhilDAbb The votes are in, and Scott Shafer loves the results.Syracuse conducted its captaincy vote Sunday night, Shafer announced on Monday, and the Orange’s 2014 captains are fifth-year senior offensive lineman Sean Hickey, senior linebacker Cameron Lynch, fifth-year senior running back Prince-Tyson Gulley and senior long snapper Sam Rodgers.Shafer pulled the four captains out of their positional meetings to inform them before notifying the entire team.“I was really excited with the way the votes came out,” Shafer said during his post-practice press conference on Monday. “I thought there was a lot of maturity in the way the votes came across. But four of them kind of dominated the captainship process we went through.”The voting process, as Shafer detailed it two weeks ago, values a senior’s vote as four points each, a junior’s vote as three points, a sophomore’s as two points and a freshman’s as one point.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textRodgers is considered the biggest surprise of the four captains, but Shafer offered plenty of validity for the three-year starter’s election. A devout Christian, Shafer said, Rodgers has ventured on missions in Haiti and led multiple campaigns within the team.“He’s a salt-of-the-earth-type person,” Shafer said. “Young man of high character and I think there’s a lot of respect there, so … I thought that showed some maturity with the way our kids handled it. I think the players really respect him for his value system.”Shafer also gave high praise to his other captains, who are all starters at their respective positions.The head coach dubbed Hickey as a “hard-nosed offensive lineman” and strong student, Gulley as a player who’s found his way by taking on a leadership role and Lynch as “everything” that Shafer had used to positively describe the captains. Commentscenter_img Related Stories Linebackers work on staying low and other defensive observations from Syracuse’s practice in the Carrier DomeEstime returns to drills and other offensive observations from Syracuse’s practice in the Carrier Domelast_img read more

USC continues preparing for Fresno State

first_imgAs the countdown to USC’s first football game continues, the Trojans participated in a full-pad practice on Tuesday morning.Repeat feat · Redshirt junior quarterback Cody Kessler would be hard-pressed to top his last performance against Fresno State. In last year’s Las Vegas Bowl, he passed for a career-high 345 yards and four touchdowns. – Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanUSC head coach Steve Sarkisian stressed the importance of focus as they prepare for the Trojans’ Saturday home opener against the Fresno State Bulldogs. The team’s ability to maintain focus is already being tested as allegations swirl regarding the events involving Josh Shaw on Saturday night.First time for everythingSarkisian was animated after practice and was noticeably excited about leading the Trojans on Saturday against Fresno State in his first game as USC’s head coach.The Southern California native reminisced about watching the 1984 Olympic Games and many Raider games at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, as well as his time there as an assistant at USC.“I joked with the players the other day during the mock game,” Sarkisian said. “Cody [Kessler], Hayes [Pullard] and I were kind of out on the field earlier, throwing it around and I said, ‘I don’t know who’s gonna be more excited, you guys or me the first time we come down.’”Know yourself, know your enemyAs game day creeps ever closer for the Trojans, Sarkisian seemed pleased with his team’s Tuesday morning practice.“I thought they were focused, competitive,” Sarkisian said. “I though Cody was extremely sharp throwing the ball and I think we’re in a good place.”Sarkisian also noted that he is trying to make his team focus more on itself and its own strengths and weaknesses than on its opponent’s game.The Bulldogs’ strengths might be tough to pinpoint anyway since losing their star quarterback Derek Carr to the NFL. Carr led the nation in passing yards (5,083) and touchdowns (50) in 2013 and was selected in the second round of the NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders.Fresno State head coach Tim DeRuyter has yet to name a starting quarterback for Saturday’s game. Brian Burrell and Brandon Connette have been locked in competition since Connette transferred from Duke, and both are slated to appear in Saturday’s game.“They’re both good athletes, they’re both good runners and can throw it,” Sarkisian said. “I’m sure we’ll have a couple wrinkles for each guy.”Freshman phenomAjene Harris, a true freshman wide receiver out of Crenshaw High School, displayed more moxie than might have been expected at such a young age.His dedication and work ethic landed him a starting spot as the team’s third starting wide receiver.“The work that I put in paid off, but I’m not really settling on that,” Harris said. “I’m ready to work every day.”last_img read more