Check out the million dollar view from this massive Brisbane home — the perfect Easter entertainer

first_imgThis eight-bedroom home at 10 Hawthorne Rd, Hawthorne, is for sale.Owner Matthew O’Connor has hosted many parties at the home at 10 Hawthorne Road over the past 23 years.The Brisbane property developer is reluctantly selling for a sea change after raising his three children there. “It’s just a party house — everyone loves it,” he said. This eight-bedroom home at 10 Hawthorne Rd, Hawthorne, is for sale.Arena Property Agents director Marvin Wong, who is offering the property to the market, said the home was one-of-a-kind with unprecedented views.Mr Wong said it would be ideal for a large family to move in or to convert into a luxury guesthouse.One family had even flown all the way from Hong Kong to inspect it, he said.Just 3km from the CBD, Hawthorne is one of Brisbane’s most prestigious suburbs with a median house price of $1.2 million, according to researcher Corelogic. This eight-bedroom home at 10 Hawthorne Rd, Hawthorne, is for sale.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home6 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours agoMr O’Connor first noticed the block of land in 1993 as he was going for a run.“I saw the view and that was it,” he said. “It’s spectacular. It just keeps getting better and better every year.”The original 1923 house has been raised and almost completely rebuilt, but it’s kept its character and charm — think high ceilings, VJ walls and polished hardwood floors. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE This eight-bedroom home at 10 Hawthorne Rd, Hawthorne, is for sale.And while it might be 94 years old, the home is kitted out with all the mod cons, including touchpad controlled ducted airconditioning, integrated Bose sound system and keyless entry.Perched high on 1200sq m on two separate lots, the home boasts a two-lane lap pool, media room (or ninth bedroom!), gym and billiard room.The owner is even throwing in a three-quarter sized, original slate pool table as part of the sale.The house also includes a rooftop observatory, accessed via the attic which offers a 360 degree view of the city. This eight-bedroom home at 10 Hawthorne Rd, Hawthorne, is for sale.WOULDN’T this place have come in handy over the Easter break?With a whopping eight bedrooms, there’s room for the whole family — and their friends — in this massive, three-level Hawthorne home.Imagine entertaining on the deck of this grand, hilltop estate while soaking up panoramic views of Brisbane’s CBD and surrounds.last_img read more

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Grenada hosts UK-Caribbean Forum

first_img 25 Views   no discussions Share Tweet Share Flag of Grenada. Photo credit: mapsofworld.comST GEORGE’S, Grenada — Dozens of journalists from regional and international media are expected in Grenada this weekend for an important trade and business meeting involving representatives from the United Kingdom and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).The journalists will be here primarily to cover the 7th UK-Caribbean Forum. However, their visit coincides with the honouring of track star, Kirani James, and the hosting of the 2011 National Sports Award at the Grenada Trade Centre in Morne Rouge, St George’s.The UK-Caribbean Forum is held every two years for the purpose of what has been described as “establishing priority areas for cooperation, discussing key areas of concern and proposing mechanisms to facilitate greater collaboration” between Britain and CARICOM nations.The Grenada get-together, to be hosted by Foreign Minister Karl Hood, will be held over three days, starting Friday, January 20.Hood will be joined by his foreign affairs counterparts from other Caribbean countries; CARICOM Secretary General, Irwin LaRoque; and a UK delegation headed by Foreign Secretary William Hague.“The UK’s relationship with the Caribbean should be a broad-based partnership that involves business, civil society and ordinary people,” Hague said. “That is why I am so pleased that we are starting the Forum with a meeting of UK and Caribbean companies.”The Forum closes Sunday afternoon with a 12-overs’ cricket match at the SSU Grounds at Point Saline. A team of UK ministers and officials will compete against a CARICOM squad led by Hood.For the visiting journalists, their presence is also an opportunity to cover Saturday afternoon’s event at which Lagoon Road will be renamed after James, the current World 400 meter champion.Saturday’s unveiling of the Kirani James Boulevard, as well as a roundabout to be named after athletic coach and former 400 meter indoor record holder, Alleyne Francique, will be attended by government officials and representatives of the Grenada Olympic Committee.On Saturday evening, 19-year-old James will be attending the National Sports Awards where he is one of the nominees for Grenada’s Male Athletes of the Year.James and Janelle Redhead, a women’s 200 meter semifinalist at the 2011 World Championships in South Korea, are among 16 male and female athletes vying for the top sportsman and sportswoman awards.The keynote speaker at the awards’ ceremony is Trinidad Olympic medalist, Ato Boldon.Another Trinidadian who will be in Grenada to deliver an address is journalist, Tony Fraser. He is the featured speaker at Sunday’s 6th annual awards’ ceremony of the Media Workers Association of Grenada (MWAG) at the Trade Centre.“We are very excited that Tony has agreed to come and speak at the awards,” said MWAG president Rawle Titus.By Lincoln Depradine Caribbean News Nowcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! NewsRegional Grenada hosts UK-Caribbean Forum by: – January 19, 2012last_img read more

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McGary’s rapid improvement adds another weapon to Michigan’s arsenal

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories Syracuse-Michigan promises showdown of in-form shooters Southerland, StauskasCarter-Williams, Burke renew 10th-grade duel in Final FourMcNamara outlines how he scouts Michigan ahead of Final Four matchupSoutherland, Boeheim surprised Final Four run came this season Published on April 5, 2013 at 6:28 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @chris_isemancenter_img ATLANTA — A crush of microphones and notepads surrounded Mitch McGary in a corner of the Michigan locker room inside the Georgia Dome. The questioning ranged from McGary’s fall in the rankings coming out of high school, to his time in high school delivering newspapers on a unicycle, to how he plans on attacking Syracuse’s zone.A relatively unknown center for most of the regular season is now a star in the NCAA Tournament. He’s been a key reason for Michigan’s rise to the Final Four, something that he’s going to look to continue on Saturday.“We’re just going to try to get good looks,” McGary said. “I’m going to try to create the defense to collapse down on me so my guys can get more looks.”His ascension to a top-of-the-line center in only his freshman season is the product of a dedicated workout and diet regiment that’s seen him lose about 20 pounds over the course of the season. McGary’s quick in the paint and has a nice mid-range jumper, a combination Syracuse will have to control when the Orange plays Michigan in the Final Four on Saturday at 8:49 p.m. in the Georgia Dome.In Michigan’s four NCAA Tournament games, McGary is averaging a team-leading 17.5 points per game. He’s also grabbing 11.5 rebounds per game, including eight per game on the defensive glass.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith McGary crashing the glass as well as he does, Syracuse assistant coach Mike Hopkins said the Orange’s guards will help out on the backboard. He said when Syracuse rebounds hard, it’s a different team.But keeping McGary off the glass won’t be easy, he said.“It’s hard,” Hopkins said. “We’ve got to be able to rebound areas when our guards come back and rebound like we did against Indiana.”On a team that already had a cast of stars in Trey Burke, Glenn Robinson III and Tim Hardaway Jr., McGary has risen up during the Wolverines’ most important stretch of the season to help lead them to the Final Four.Syracuse center Rakeem Christmas said Friday afternoon that the Orange hadn’t yet watched film on the Wolverines. But from what Christmas has seen, McGary likes to drive to the left and looks for dump-offs on the perimeter.McGary said he’s lost 20 pounds over the course of the season. It’s helped his quickness and athleticism, but it’s also given him a chance to become a regular part of Michigan’s rotation. And not only be a part of it, but thrive in it.“I used to eat a lot of junk food and my metabolism kind of slowed down now,” McGary said. “I started making changes to my diet and appetite. I can’t eat pizza, hamburgers, fatty foods, and not a lot of junk foods.”Now he’s quicker. He has more endurance. And that means he can stay on the court for extended minutes.That’s been especially critical in the NCAA Tournament. Throughout the year he’s averaged 19 minutes per game, but in the Tournament that number has risen to 29.8.It’s been a complete turnaround for McGary, who slid down the rankings of top prospects coming out of high school. He was once the second-highest rated recruit in the country, but ended up sliding down to No. 20.McGary said Friday part of the reason was that his mind was on other things, and his focus wasn’t on basketball as much as it should’ve been. All of that is different now.After changing his body to become a quick, explosive center, McGary’s a critical member of Michigan’s lineup.There’s a reason he’s gaining all the attention. There’s a reason why he’s helped lead Michigan to the Final Four.Said McGary: “I think overall just focus and having the mindset and urgency to win.” Commentslast_img read more

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