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Gold Coast houses that starred in TV shows fetch millions

first_imgThe Sovereign Islands house at 6 Queen Guineveres Place starred in Netflix series Lunatics.TWO Gold Coast mega-mansions that starred on the small screen this year have sold in multimillion-dollar deals.Cashed-up buyers didn’t waste any time snapping up the Sovereign Islands and Hope Island properties, which both sold shortly after appearing in popular television shows.The extravagant Sovereign Islands home appeared in an equally over-the-top Netflix hit Lunatics.It was used in the first episode of the controversial mockumentary series by Chris Lilley as a home character Quentin Cook, a smug and incompetent real estate agent with a large behind who dreams of being a famous DJ and street artist, was trying to sell. RELATED: Gold Coast property used in Chris Lilley’s Netflix series up for grabs Mr Phillis wouldn’t reveal the sale price but it is understood to have fetched just under $3.5 million. Sellers Leo Nipperess and partner Brett Park bought the property five years ago and spent more than half a million dollars renovating it.Mr Nipperess said when it hit the market the home’s highlights included a $15,000 chandelier, which took a professional cleaner nine hours to polish, and a dressing room hidden behind a wall of mirrors. “We were renovating because we wanted to live there forever but we like projects and get bored so now it’s finished we are ready for our next project,” he said. The Hope Island house at 2633 Virginia Drive also starred in a television series. The buyers actually saw it on Find Me A Beach House Australia.At Hope Island, another mansion on Virginia Drive sold about two weeks after it was featured on Foxtel’s Find me a Beach House Australia. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa9 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoMr Phillis, who handled the sale with Zack Tanti and Brian Phillis, wouldn’t disclose a sale price for that mansion either.However, it is understood to have changed hands for about $3 million.Mr Phillis said they didn’t anticipate finding buyers, who had already moved into the property, so quickly.“They moved from Canberra,” he said. “Apparently they saw it on Find Me A Beach House Australia.“It ended up being an off-market deal, we were just about to put it on the market.“They were relocating anyway and had been researching houses in the area.“It was just really good timing.” He said both buyers were glad to settle before Christmas.“Every buyer wants to be in their new house by Christmas,” he said. MORE NEWS: Parents ignore pool gate safety Lunatics character Quentin Cook was attempting to sell the property in the show. It recently sold for a multimillion-dollar price.The 10-part series, which was written by and stars Lilley, premiered on Netflix in April. The Queen Guineveres Place house was listed for sale months later in September.Alex Phillis Luxury Real Estate director Alex Phillis, who marketed the property with Zack Tanti and Brian Phillis, said an interstate family bought it recently, attracted to its French Provincial style.“They’ve got friends in the street too so that made a massive difference,” he said.“Everyone that went through it loved it.” MORE NEWS: Coast’s hottest homes of 2019 Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:19Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:19 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 Rate1xFullscreenThe 6 best coastal homes that have sold01:19last_img read more

Tommie Robinson returns as running backs coach

first_imgHead football coach Clay Helton has had a penchant for hiring former assistants for his new staff, and Tuesday the trend continued as the Trojans announced the addition of Tommie Robinson as running backs coach.Robinson served as running backs coach and passing game coordinator for USC in 2013 under head coach Lane Kiffin but was not retained after Steve Sarkisian was hired.The 52-year-old has plenty of experience at the collegiate and NFL levels — 30 years in all — and he spent the last two seasons as the running backs coach for the Texas Longhorns.“We are thrilled to welcome back Tommie Robinson to the Trojan Family,” Helton said.  “He is one of the most respected running back coaches in our profession.  He has had an extensive career in both the NFL and college and he will pass on that knowledge to our young running back group.”Helton also worked with Robinson at Memphis, where they were both assistants in 2006.“I have had the good fortune to work with Tommie on two different occasions, at USC and at Memphis, and have seen firsthand how he develops young men both on and off the field,” Helton said. “He is a true professional and a terrific recruiter.”During the 2013 season at USC, Robinson guided the Trojans’ offense to 29 rushing touchdowns, its most in eight years.After starting his career as a graduate assistant at Arkansas, Robinson spent time at Utah State, TCU, and UNLV. Then came a three-year stint in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys where he served as a wide receivers and special teams assistant. Prior to his first stint at USC, Robinson was the running backs coach for the Arizona Cardinals from 2010-2012.Robinson’s career has also seen stops at Memphis, Georgia Tech, Oklahoma State and Miami.Last season, the Longhorns averaged 5.67 yards per carry under Robinson, who will look to get the best out of several running backs the Trojans plan to feature, including Ronald Jones II and Justin Davis.Robinson joins Clancy Pendergast (defensive coordinator), Tee Martin (offensive coordinator), John Baxter (special teams coordinator and tight ends coach) and Helton as former assistants under Kiffin who will be on Helton’s staff in 2016. Pendergast and Baxter were brought in while Martin was promoted from wide receivers coach.Robinson’s hire means that Johnny Nansen, who was the running backs coach the last two seasons at USC, will shift to linebackers coach and recruiting coordinator. Nansen was retained by Helton after coming over with Sarkisian from Washington.last_img read more

Arsenal outgun Cologne

first_imgArsenal came from 1-nil down to beat German side Cologne 3-1 in their delayed Europa League game.The match started an hour late because of fears over crowd safety when thousands more Cologne fans arrived in north London than expected.Police confirmed there was disorder at the stadium. It wasn’t a good night for Everton in their group-stage opener as they lost 3-nil at Italian side Atalanta.last_img

England Secures 2 – 0 Win over Sweden, Qualifies for Semi-finals

first_imgTwenty-eight years after its last appearance in the semi- final of the world cup, the Three Lions of England booked their place in the last four of Russia 2018 with a 2 – 0 win over Sweden.Harry Maguire and Dele Alli were the goal heroes as England saw off Sweden to make the World Cup semi-finals.The Leicester defender powered in a header from a corner after half an hour to make fans across the country back home delirious. Alli buried another header in the 59th minute to make it 2-0 as England continued to dominate.Gareth Southgate’s men were also indebted to Everton keeper Jordan Pickford who pulled off a string of superb saves to preserve the Three Lions’ lead.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img

Get yourself a Corvette or Yamaha Roadstar with online bidding at Theurer Auction/Realty

first_imgLook at these two great gems, that you could own provided you’re the high bidder of Theurer’s On-line Auction/Realty’s online bidding. Click here to begin your bidding today: Don’t miss the 1978 Chevrolet Corvette with 67,203 original miles, yellow exterior, dark brown interior, 350 cu engine, 3-speed automatic transmission, power windows, and more. This Corvette sold new at Joe Self in Wichita and has been in Wellington its entire life. Auction ends, Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 8:30 p.m.A 2008 Yamaha Roadstar 1700cc Sapphire would look great in your garage, It has 7,474 miles, brand new Metzler 888 tires, front and rear, street performance pipes Dyno’d, less than 50 miles on the tires and full service, air cooled at 48 degrees. Auction ends: Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 8 p.m.last_img read more

Villanova Had The Most Impressive Tournament Win In More Than 53 Years

12/18/1971IndianaNotre DameREG94-29+64 12/29/1972New MexicoDartmouthREG107-36+65 2/27/1994MinnesotaIndianaREG106-56+65 Source: Sports Reference Best men’s basketball wins relative to average expectation 12/9/1955UtahArizonaREG119-45+64 12/23/1998MarylandNorth TexasREG132-57+63 3/3/2008KansasTexas TechREG109-51+67 12/10/1994Southern UtahSouth AlabamaREG140-72+71 DATEWINNEROPPONENTGAME TYPESCOREELO-ADJUSTED POINT MARGIN 12/27/1985North CarolinaManhattanREG129-45+73 Ahead of Saturday’s Final Four matchup between Villanova and Oklahoma, our prediction model had the Wildcats only slightly favored, with a 54 percent chance of winning, and nearly a quarter of the game was as tight as that probability suggests. When Oklahoma led 17-16 after eight minutes, our in-game win probabilities listed the odds as essentially the same as they’d been before tipoff. Fans across the country settled in for an exciting game, perhaps like the one Villanova had played against Kansas in the South Regional final.But from that point on, things were anything but close. ’Nova rattled off a 12-0 run, touching off an eight-minute sequence in which it outscored Oklahoma 21 to 4. By halftime, the Wildcats led by 14 — but they weren’t done yet. After the Sooners briefly cut Villanova’s lead to single-digits with 16 minutes left in the game, the Wildcats scored 49 of the game’s next 63 points, including a 25-0 run that lasted approximately five and a half minutes on the scoreboard (but must have felt like an eternity to Sooner fans).The result was a 44-point landslide win for Villanova, the most lopsided victory in Final Four history. That is a matter of historical fact. But using our Elo ratings (which estimate a team’s strength at a given moment), we can also say that it was probably the most impressive NCAA Tournament win in more than 53 years — and the 10th-most-impressive D-I basketball victory, period, since the 1949-50 season: 1/27/1993OklahomaFlorida A&MREG146-65+63 4/2/2016VillanovaOklahomaNCAA95-51+65 1/12/1952Holy CrossBrownREG100-31+64 3/11/1963Loyola (IL)Tennessee TechNCAA111-42+70 3/12/1993KentuckyTennesseeCTOURN101-40+66 12/17/1986ClemsonArmstrongREG112-39+65 11/17/2009TennesseeUNC-AshevilleREG124-49+64 1/5/1974UCLAWashingtonREG100-48+64 2/27/1956KentuckyGeorgiaREG143-66+65 12/17/1995TulsaPrairie ViewREG141-50+72 12/11/1954DaytonBowling GreenREG109-39+69 11/25/1989DukeHarvardREG130-54+63 Because Elo measures the difference in relative quality between teams going into a game, it can be used (in conjunction with information about the location of the game) to create a predictive point spread. It can also be used to generate a hypothetical point spread that would have been expected from an average Division I team1With an Elo rating of exactly 1500. against the same opponent in a given game. So against Oklahoma on a neutral court Saturday, for instance, Villanova was expected to win by about 2.5 points; an average team would have been expected to lose by 21. That Villanova won by 44 implies that the Wildcats outperformed their own expectations by 41.5 points and those of an “average” team by about 65 points.Suffice it to say that 65 points is an extraordinarily wide margin for a team to beat the D-I average by in a single game. The record since 1949-50 in any game between two D-I schools is 73, set by North Carolina when it trounced Manhattan College by 84 points in 1985. (Elo estimates that an average team, playing at home, would have beaten the 1200-rated Jaspers by about 11 points.) But that also took place in a forgettable non-conference game two days after Christmas.To find an NCAA Tournament win more impressive than Villanova’s romp, you’d have to go back to 1963, when Loyola of Chicago exceeded average by 70 points with a 111-42 opening-round triumph over Tennessee Tech. And before the Wildcats’ win Saturday, no team had beaten average by 60 or more points in an NCAA Tournament game since 1971, when a previous incarnation of Villanova beat Penn 90-47. read more

Report ExJuventus director joins rivals Inter Milan

first_imgFormer Juventus director Giuseppe Marotta has allegedly made the controversial switch to Inter MilanMarotta operated as Juventus’ CEO for the past eight years and oversaw the club’s record run of seven successive Serie A titles.However, the 61-year-old decided to leave Turin in October and had been linked with a surprise move to Inter.Now Goal reports that Marotta’s switch to the San Siro is complete and that he will work in a similar capacity to which he had at Juventus.The Italian recently revealed on Monday that he will be remaining at his home country, despite interest from Manchester United.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“I will not go abroad. Italy represents the best of sport and more,” Marotta told Radicchio d’Oro.“For my part I want to stay here and I intend to continue working with an Italian team.”Marotta is expected to begin work at Inter in January.Luciano Spalletti’s side are currently third in the Serie A table and nine points behind leaders Juventus after last Sunday’s 4-1 loss to Atalanta.last_img read more

Women supporting women in the entrepreneurial world

first_img KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Women supporting women in the entrepreneurial world Posted: April 17, 2019 April 17, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Seven entrepreneurial women, most of whom met through surfing, are collaborating for one night to showcase their small businesses that they created to give them more freedom to surf and live a more balanced life.They’re coming together to showcase their businesses in order to inspire other women to do the same and to follow their own dreams.The event is at OB Surf Lodge on Thursday, April 18, from 5 to 9 p.m. last_img read more