first_imgThe home’s swanky cinema room. The cellar at 17 Ningana St, Fig Tree Pocket, which was bought by Michael PalmerIt’s not the first house Mr Palmer has bought in the street, with the property investor purchasing 10 Ningana St for $1.85 million in early 2016.This is brings the number of properties Mr Palmer owns into double digits, at 10 residential addresses. The pool sits near the Brisbane River.That house was the former home of Linc Energy founder, Peter Bond, and its sale was second only to the suburb record of $8.25 million for 15 Ningana St, which was sold in 2014.The 17 Ningana St riverfront residence has luxury inclusions such as a 6000 bottle temperature controlled wine cellar, a gym, sauna, tennis court and pool.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoAnd the mansion that Clive Palmer bought at 36 Needham St, Fig Tree PocketThe majority of living is across a single level, with four bedrooms, four bathrooms and several swanky living areas.There is also a self-contained unit on a separate level, marketed as, “Ideal for the nanny, au-pair, grandparents or older child”. The property boasts a tennis/basketball court. 17 Ningana St, Fig Tree PocketMICHAEL Palmer, son of embattled businessman and politician Clive Palmer, has tacked on another property to his fast-expanding portfolio.Mr Palmer dropped an eye-watering $5.1 million dollars on 17 Ningana St at Fig Tree Pocket — the second highest sale in the suburb this year. The son of Clive Palmer has dropped $5.1 million on this Fig Tree Pocket houseThe most expensive property sold in Fig Tree Pocket this year was, in fact, bought by his father, with the purchase of 36 Needham St at $7.5 million. Inside the home.That includes two Sunshine Coast properties, three canal and oceanfront Paradise Point homes, and five Brisbane residences.Mr Palmer also co-owns a commercial property at Jandowae, about 300km west of Brisbane, with his sister Emily. The home’s grand entrance. The property’s grand study.last_img read more

first_img The winner was added to the Investec Derby field at a cost of £8,000 this week, and Kris Weld, son of the winning trainer, said: “He did it very well. It came up quite quickly after he won nicely at Leopardstown a couple of weeks ago, but it was the obvious race to come for and it’s lovely to win it again. “He travelled very well and looked the way a winner a long way from home “There’s no immediate plans for him, but he’s had two quick runs so he’ll have a break and we’ll freshen him up. “He was entered in the Derby during the week but we’ll take it one step at a time with him and he’s a lovely horse for the future. “He’s a big powerful horse and you’d like to think there’s more improvement in him as he fills into his frame. “Better ground shouldn’t be a problem.” Dazzling (5-1) was an all-the-way winner of the Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Salsabil Stakes Winner of a maiden from her three starts last season, the Aidan O’Brien-trained daughter of Galileo found plenty for pressure to beat Cristal Fashion by a length and three-quarters, with the winner’s stablemate Terrific just a nose further back in third. Fascinating Rock produced a stylish effort to take the P.W. McGrath Memorial Ballysax Stakes at Navan. O’Brien said: “I’m delighted. She’s a lovely staying filly and she’ll get further. “She looks an Oaks filly and she’ll have a run between now and then somewhere. “She should get a mile and a half I would imagine. “That was her first run and she should come on from it. “I was delighted with the third filly (Terrific) also.” Palace made it a double for the O’Brien team with a taking performance in the 20 Family Ticket For May 18th Family Day Fillies Maiden, coming forward markedly from her debut fourth at Leopardstown at the beginning of this month. The 4-6 favourite led over a furlong out and stayed on to keep Gorteo at bay by four and three-quarter lengths. O’Brien, who also bred the winner, said: “She’s a nice filly and I’m delighted with her. “We’ll have to see whether she runs again now before the Irish Guineas. “She’s coming forward lovely. She’s very smart and we always thought she was. “The Fastnet Rocks want really good ground. It’s Australian breeding and they want fast ground. They have big engines. “She was our best filly last year but she met with a setback and didn’t get to run.” The renowned Derby trial saw an interesting field assembled, with Stirabout taking them along before All Set To Go edged to the front at the three-furlong marker. Andrew Oliver’s charge still held a narrow advantage a quarter of a mile from home, but the Dermot Weld-trained Fascinating Rock (5-2) was moving very powerfully in the hands of Pat Smullen and put matters to bed once assuming control in the final furlong, holding the running-on 7-4 favourite Answered by two and a half lengths. Press Associationlast_img read more

first_img(REUTERS) – Alastair Cook is confident his relationship with newly appointed Test captain Joe Root will be “absolutely fine” and the former England skipper has assured his successor he will get all the support he needs in the role.Cook, who was appointed captain in 2012, led England in a record 59 Tests including Ashes victories at home in 2013 and 2015 as well as series wins in India and South Africa.The 32-year-old stepped down in February after a 4-0 defeat in the five-Test series in India at the end of last year. He was replaced by Root, who will captain England for the first time against South Africa at Lord’s on July 6.“A lot will be made of it, there always is, it’s a good story to write about but I think it’ll be absolutely fine in terms of our relationship,” Cook told British media.The former captain said he hoped his transition back to just playing for the team would be smooth.“I feel like I can get back in the troops and get on with it and hopefully score some runs and help England win cricket games, which ultimately is what everyone wants to see,” he added.The left-handed opening batsman has scored more Test centuries than any of his predecessors and is also England’s most prolific run-getter with 11 057 runs in 140 Tests.With the emergence of a pair of batting prospects in India for England’s fragile top order, Cook hoped he could continue making an impact with the willow.Haseeb Hameed and Keaton Jennings became Cook’s 10th and 11th opening partners since the retirement of Andrew Strauss; with both youngsters showing signs they might have bright futures after impressive debuts in India.“You’re always under pressure, that’s what life is about,” Cook said. “That is what playing international cricket or being a professional sportsman is. You’re there to score runs.“If you don’t do that over a period of time, people will look elsewhere. That hasn’t changed and that’ll never change, whether it’s myself or Jimmy Anderson, you’ve got to play to a certain level to be picked for England or even Essex.”last_img read more

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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Perhaps the No. 1 most joyful thing about Oxford’s High School baseball team’s entry into the 2015 Class 2A-A State Tournament in Great Bend is it came so unexpectedly.Oxford was 8-11 and the fourth seed going into the Central-Burden regional tournament. Then they knocked out West Elk in a hard-fought battle. The Wildcats then stunned the world by knocking off 18-2 Udall before beating Cedar Vale-Dexter in the championship game.Consider this, Oxford is 11-11 and has as many as six freshmen and two sophomores at once. And they are going back to the state tournament for the first time since 2006.Now Oxford is set to play in the state tournament on Thursday. Here are 10 things to know about the Oxford Wildcat baseball team and the tournament ahead. Just a note, Sumner Newscow will be providing live tweets of the first round contest.1. The who, what, where’s of state tournament ahead. Oxford is scheduled to play Moscow in the first round of the single elimination tournament at Great Bend Sports Complex. Originally, that game was set for 6:30 p.m.  But because of the stormy weather Kansas has had lately, KSHSAA officials are taking no chances. The KSHSAA sent out an e-mail stating that each game will start approximately 30 minutes after the previous game.  So it might behoove the Wildcat fans to get there earlier than 6:30. A baseball game lasts about 90 minutes and the first game starts at 11 a.m.The tournament is single elimination. If Oxford wins then it will play after the 10 a.m. semifinal game against the winner of Medicine Lodge (19-4) vs. Olathe Heritage Christian Academy (10-13). The full bracket is here.2. Thursday’s weather forecast in Great Bend. Like the rainy weather has been cooperative anytime this month. Tomorrow, Great Bend is predicted to have 40 percent chance of rain. On Friday, the likelihood of rain increases to 60 percent. Keep an umbrella handy, and don’t be surprised that your trip to Great Bend will require some waiting time.3. So where is Moscow? Moscow comes into the tournament at 17-5 as the third seed. It is located in southwest Kansas between Hugoton and Satanta — or north of Liberal, or in no man’s land. Moscow won the Syracuse Regional just east of the Kansas-Colorado state line which included Elkhart, Loti-Wichita County, Satanta and Syracuse.4. The scouting report.Oxford head baseball coach Kyle Green said Moscow is senior loaded with a lefty pitcher by the name of Tad Stuckey.“He’s got a decent fastball but from what I’ve been told his curve is a plus,” Green said.Offensively, Moscow gets most of its run production from Stuckey, and second baseman Alexis Manriquez, both seniors. Also, freshman Jalen Shaddix had six RBIs in the regional final.5. What Oxford needs to do to win.Continue to play the small ball better than the others. Interestingly, Oxford goes into the state tournament with no home runs and one triple this season. But they play smart on bases, much like the Kansas City Royals.“We have to keep the same formula that led us on this run,” Green said. “Our pitchers have to pound the zone, be efficient, play error free baseball and get some timely hitting.“Do the ordinary things well and the baseball gods will take care of us.”6. The Wildkittens? As mentioned above, the Wildcats are relatively young with two senior starters and the rest being underclassmen.“The best line I heard from Oggie Shimkus is we are like the Oxford ‘Wildkittens,” Green said. “These kids have handed the pressure so well. They are unique.”7. Oxford has two seniors – but they are good. Shimkus is a senior who has played a ton of baseball. He has the team’s highest on-base-percentage of .459 with a .333 batting average. Derek Williams has a .214 batting average and his OBP is .321.8. And then there is that youth.The two sophomores Oxford starts have played a bunch in the summer. Dylan Reuter has played on various summer teams and started last year. Grant Smith also started last year and has played a pile of summer ball.“All of the freshman have played the bulk of their summer careers for Kenny Thomas and have had success,” Green said. “I was worried about the pressure factor going into the Udall and Cedar Vale-Dexter games in region. But all of those kids have been in big games throughout their careers. It was just another game to them.”9. The traveling Oxford team…With the Oxford field being under water, the Wildcats have been all over the place practicing. On Monday, they were at the Armory in Wellington. Tuesday they practiced at the Hafner Center at Cowley County Community College.“They are just excited to now be part of the Oxford baseball tradition, now that they’ve gotten back to state,” Green said. “This is our ninth trip to state if you count state tournament from the late 1950s and early 1960s. But this is the first time since 2006. We are glad to be back.”10. Season statistics of Oxford’s team…The full batting and pitching stats can be found here: Oxford 2015 season statistics up to state tournamentFollow us on Twitter.last_img read more

first_imgDOWNINGS Coast Guard volunteers and local people have been praised after the dramatic rescue of six cattle which ended up fighting for their lives in the River Lennon.The incident happened when the cows escaped from a field just outside Kilmacrennan.Farmer Lester Dobson and neighbours called in the coast guard team after a series of bizarre incidents led to the cattle running into the river. Earlier the cattle – in a distressed state – had been loose on the Churchill Road.It’s understood the animals escaped from a field after being frightened by a dog.Thanks to the coast guard volunteers all the animals were rescued safely and returned to pasture.  COAST GUARD CALLED IN DRAMATIC CATTLE RESCUE was last modified: May 21st, 2014 by John2Share 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)last_img read more