Buyer snaps up home of Gold Coast designer Jared Poole before seeing it

first_img“We had about 40 to 50 groups through in about three weeks.”Ms Poole said in August, when the house hit the market, that it had been a wonderful waterfront home.“It has been a great family home with great entertaining and great indoor outdoor living,” she said.“The indoors spill seamlessly to the outdoor area with big stack-back doors.“We have got a separate wing for the children and a separate wing for the adults, which is always nice.” The Isle of Capri property at 104 Gibraltar Drive sold prior to auction.A CHINESE buyer has snapped up the waterfront home of renowned Gold Coast designer Jared Poole without even stepping inside.The Isle of Capri property, where Jared and his wife Donna have lived with their family for a decade, sold before it was scheduled to go to auction for $1.67 million.Ray White Broadbeach agent Sam Guo, who marketed the property with Julia Kuo, said the buyer trusted them enough to make an offer without inspecting it first.“The buyers bought it without seeing it,” he said. RELATED: Gold Coast house with showstopping design hits the market Its design attracted dozens of house hunters. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:20Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:20 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen6 Australian wow homes that have just sold01:20 A Chinese buyer snapped up the house before auction. MORE NEWS: Hefty price tag attached to fitness Queen’s house The house has been rebuilt and redesigned.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa10 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago“I think she’s going to move here, once the house settles she’ll move in.”Mr Guo said there was another contract on the property a week earlier but it fell through.The contemporary residence on Gibraltar Drive was rebuilt and redesigned by Mr Poole, who runs a self-titled design company on the Gold Coast.It is characterised by high ceilings, chic fittings and an effortless flow between the indoor and outdoor living areas.Mr Guo said its design attracted a lot of attention, helping it sell within three weeks of hitting the market.“We had a very successful campaign,” he said. MORE NEWS: This is what the Coast’s median house price can get youlast_img read more

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Tri-State Airport Gets Another Airline

first_imgLocal airline customers will have another option next year. Allegiant air says it plans to begin service from the Cincinnati International Airport.The low-cost carrier will offer non stop flights to Orlando and Punta Gorda, Florida beginning in February 2014.Since Cincinnati will be the 100th U.S. city Allegiant Air serves. Some initial round trip fares will be as low as $100last_img

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Ryan rules Davenport Late Models

first_imgBy Mike McGuireDAVENPORT, Iowa (Aug. 11) – Matt Ryan ruled the Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Model feature Friday at Davenport Speedway.Jonathan Brauns jumped out to the early lead but that would be erased by a yellow flag. After the restart, Ryan and Brauns battled for the lead. That allowed Rob Toland to streak by on the inside.While leading, Toland pulled off the track with 10 laps remaining. Ryan inherited the lead and pulled away from the field for the remainder of the race.The victory was his fourth of the season at Davenport. Brauns was second and Chuck Hanna took third.Toland had to pass Jordan Hicks twice to win the Eriksen Chevrolet IMCA Modified main. The first pass was negated by a caution flag. Once in the lead, Toland started to pull away. Hicks stayed close enough to the leader to take second. Greg Durbin finished third. The Modified win was Toland’s third at Davenport this year and came in a field of 32.Tony Olson returned to winning form in Hawkeye Auto IMCA Northern SportMod action. Olson grabbed the feature lead at the midway point and led the rest of the way.Gage Neal held the lead before Olson and finished second. Kelly Meyer took third. Olson now has six feature wins at Davenport this season.last_img read more

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Virginia Sprint Series win at Shenandoah goes to Leraas

first_imgThis Friday night, July 24 is the final Fast Friday Race of the year at Dixieland Speedway in Eliza­beth City, N.C. SHENANDOAH, Va. (July 18) – On the hot, humid, summer day, the real heat was on the track as Mike Leraas won his first Virginia Sprint Series race of the season by a few feet. Saturday’s feature-only pavement show for IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars at Shenandoah Speed­way had Chris Ware and Leraas pace the field to green with Leraas out first and Jerald Harris on his bumper. Bill Rice raced with Ware to get third as the front two were already hard at it for the top spot lap. By Jim Haines  Hubbard got by Rice for third with a few laps to go. Harris edged closer as the white flag waved and set up a dash for the finish.center_img Rice got by Ware as Billy Hubbard was all over Rice for third. Lap after lap, Harris got in the turns bet­ter but Leraas was better on the exit and they were never more than a few feet apart. With the checkered flag in the air, Harris moved high to the outside and put on a run that fell a couple feet short as Leraas got to the line first. Mike Leraas measured his margin of victory by just a couple feet when the Virginia Sprint Series traveled to Shenandoah Speedway on Saturday night. (Photo by Jim Haines)last_img read more

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Pochettino to carry on with plans

first_img “The club has its own procedure. Nothing has changed. We are going to carry on in the way that we have been doing, nothing is going to change in that sense. We are going to continue on the path we are on. “I have received no news or any intention or any direction to change what we have been doing, so we are going to keep on doing what we have been doing. “It’s clear that we need to analyse many things with the chairwoman. We will see what happens in the transfer window, we also need to analyse what has happened with these two players who are injured (Jose Fonte and Gaston Ramirez). “But overall, I can’t answer so many questions in such a short period of time. I also have the same questions.” If a form of peace has broken out at St Mary’s Stadium, Pochettino left Wearside counting the cost of an eventful 90 minutes at the Stadium of Light during which his side started at a sprint, but left the pitch having squandered a 2-0 lead and with Jose Fonte and Gaston Ramirez on their way to hospital. The visitors looked to have taken a decisive lead when Jay Rodriguez put them in front after four minutes and Dejan Lovren volleyed home a 31st-minute corner. Sunderland dragged themselves back into the match within seconds through Fabio Borini’s effort, but they were second-best for an hour. However, the Saints failed to capitalise on the wealth of opportunities they created and they were made to pay with 19 minutes remaining when Adam Johnson smashed a stinging shot through keeper Artur Boruc’s hands to snatch a point. Press Association Mauricio Pochettino has vowed to carry on with his Southampton master plan despite Nicola Cortese’s departure. Pochettino added: “I am quite disappointed with a point. I think we actually deserved to win the game, but in the end we leave with one point and two injuries.” Fonte, who was hurt in a challenge by substitute Craig Gardner, and Ramirez, who was caught by Wes Brown, were carried from the pitch within seconds of each other and the initial signs were not good. Pochettino said: “You could see that they were in a lot of pain. I saw them before going to hospital and both of them were in a lot of pain.” Sunderland boss Gus Poyet was relieved to have emerged with a point after a dreadful start to the game, and is hoping his players will head into Wednesday night’s decisive Capital One Cup semi-final clash with Manchester United free of pressure as a result. He said: “It’s a very good point. I am very realistic, it looked bad, really bad. It looked really dark. “It looked like nothing was right for us, so at that time if you had said to me, ‘You are going to get a point from the game’ I would have taken it, for sure. “In the end, we got a point – let’s be happy and let’s make sure we go on Wednesday with a different feeling to enjoy Old Trafford and try to do something special, but without the pressure of the points in the Barclays Premier League.” Meanwhile, Poyet admitted he was unaware of director of football Roberto De Fanti’s impending departure on Friday, and is preparing himself for discussions over the club’s transfer window plan. Asked for his reaction, he said: “Surprise. It was a club decision. I was working with him until the afternoon. “My phone is going to be ringing a little bit more, but it’s my job. We have got the targets, we have got things that are going well. “But you need to adapt in football. Things change, so we will see.” The Argentinian has signalled his intention to review his position at the end of the season following Cortese’s exit and the appointment of club owner Katharina Liebherr as non-executive chairman. Asked how the boardroom changes might affect the club’s long-term vision following Saturday’s 2-2 Barclays Premier League draw at Sunderland, Pochettino said: “It’s clear that that’s a question that should be directed to the chairwoman, and it’s also clear that we are just going to continue on the path we have been on. last_img read more

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Baggies reject Spurs’ Berahino bid

first_imgWest Brom have rejected an offer from Tottenham for striker Saido Berahino. Despite the recent club-record arrival of Salomon Rondon, for £12million from Zenit St Petersburg, West Brom remain keen to keep one of the country’s top English talents. ”We have no interest in selling Saido which is what I have told (Tottenham chairman) Daniel Levy,” Peace said in a statement on the club’s official website. “I know we are living in an age where no club can say ‘never’ about the possibility of selling a player. “However, the prospect of selling Saido is simply not on our agenda. “We are going forward with Saido very much in our plans and still striving to add players to improve the balance of our squad.” Berahino has started in both of West Brom’s games of the new Barclays Premier League season and remains a key part of head coach Tony Pulis’ plans. However, after the goalless draw at Watford on Saturday Pulis admitted the club would not turn down a ”ridiculous offer” for the player, who was called up into the England senior squad last year. Tottenham are expected to return with an improved offer for Berahino as they seek to bolster their striking department after the departure of Roberto Soldado to Villarreal last week. Berahino scored 14 goals in 32 Premier League starts last season but has yet to get off the mark during the current campaign. Press Associationcenter_img Spurs have been linked with Berahino for much of the summer and finally made their opening move for the England Under-21 international on Tuesday. The bid, reported to be £15million, was swiftly turned down with Albion chairman Jeremy Peace insisting the club have ”no interest” in selling the 22-year-old. last_img read more

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WATCH LIVE: AG Bill Barr Testifies Before House Judiciary Committee

first_imgAttorney General Bill Barr testifies during a House hearing today. He is expected to vigorously defend President Trump’s surge of federal agents into several cities that have been wracked by violence. Barr will be pressed about the controversial ouster of Geoffrey Berman, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York. The office is reportedly involved in a number of ongoing investigations of Trump associates. Barr will also be asked about his role in clearing a protest in a park across from the White House in June. Tear gas and rubber bullets were deployed to end the protest that led to the torching of the President’s church. President Trump later walked through the park to display a Bible outside the vandalized church. Meantime, Barr will be quizzed about a federal judge’s failure to drop the charges against Michael Flynn after both the DOJ and prosecutors withdrew all charges. Flynn is the former national security adviser who was force to plead guilty to lying to FBI agents about contacts with Russian officials.Barr is expected to accuse Democrats of trying to discredit him over his investigation into the Russia investigation when he. His opening statement, released to media Monday, says President Trump has never interfered in how he handles criminal cases. Read Bill Barr’s opening statement here.The last time AG Barr was summoned in front of this House committee he declined. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) branded Attorney General William Barr as “Chicken Barr” after Barr did not appear for a House Judiciary Committee hearing.last_img read more

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Local Gymnasts Complete USA Gymnastics League Season

first_img Bio House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 Latest Posts admin WATERVILLE — Four girls from Springers’ Gymnastics Center completed their USA Gymnastics League season with solid performances in the Maine State Championships in Waterville on Saturday.Fighting through injury, Alicia Allen placed third in her age group at the Prep Optional level, and Taylor Wardwell battled to seventh place at Level 7.At Level 4, Paige Sawyer placed second on vault and floor, fourth on bars and beam and was fifth all-around for ages 6-7, and Katherine McKee took second on floor, third on vault, fifth on beam and sixth on bars for fourth all-around for age 8.For more sports news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 Latest posts by admin (see all) This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015last_img read more

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DEFY swim team wins again

first_imgELLSWORTH — The Down East Family YMCA Dolphins defeated the Northern York County YMCA Manta Rays 568-268 in a home swim meet Saturday.A total of 107 DEFY swimmers took part in the meet, and two qualified for the New England YMCA Championships — Sean Hill did so with a time of 1 minute, 6.61 seconds in the 100-meter butterfly, and Ava Sealander joined him with a time of 1:04.74 in the 100-meter backstroke.In addition, Sealander, Camden Holmes, Ella Montgomery, Nick Partridge, Henry Scheff and Logan Williams each posted new qualifying times for the Maine Swimming Junior Olympics in March. The DEFY swim team is now 2-0 on the season.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img

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Australia’s team bus hit by rock after T20 win

first_imgMELBOURNE (Reuters) – The Australia cricket team suffered a scare following their Twenty20 international win over India in Guwahati on Tuesday after a rock was thrown at their team bus, shattering one of the windows, governing body Cricket Australia (CA) said.Players and staff were travelling from Barsapara Stadium back to their team hotel in the eastern city when the rock pierced the window on the right-hand side of the bus, CA said on its website (cricket.com.au).The board said the rock was “believed to be roughly the size of a cricket ball” and had ended up inside the bus.“In a remarkable piece of good fortune, no one was sitting on the seat next to the window when it was broken,” CA’s report said. “While no one was injured, the Australian players were understandably shaken up by the incident.”Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal said the incident had damaged the state’s reputation as a reliable host for major sporting events and that state police had identified two suspects.“Really unfortunate incident after a great game aimed to tarnish Guwahati’s reputation as an emerging sports hub. We strongly condemn it,” Sonowal said on his official Twitter account.”Investigation is on full swing & Police have already picked up 2 suspects.“Whoever got indulged in the hooliganism did it with the sole objective of defaming Assam & derailing its journey towards the top… the culprits will face the full force of the law & given exemplary punishment.”India’s sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said the incident was not reflective of the security measures.“Have spoken to Sarbananda Sonowalji about the Guwahati incident. Personal security of visiting athletes & teams is extremely important for us,” Rathore said on his official Twitter account.Australia’s team bus was also struck by a rock in Bangladesh five weeks ago as it travelled back to a hotel following the first day’s play of the second and final test against the home side in Chittagong.That prompted authorities to tighten security around the Australia team.Australia opening batsman Aaron Finch posted a photo of a shattered window on a bus on Twitter.“Pretty scary having a rock thrown through the team bus window on the way back to the hotel!!” he tweeted.Australia are scheduled to play India in the third and final Twenty20 of the series in Hyderabad on Friday.last_img read more

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