Olympic swimmer Sam Riley sells Gold Coast home

first_imgIt was taken to auction twice by two different agencies before Katrina Walsh of Harcourts Coastal managed to find a buyer.“The buyer came through week one of the campaign I had,” Ms Walsh said.“They wanted to sell their property before committing to buying another property.“They looked at property across the Coast but kept coming back to this property as it has a very homely feel to it.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa14 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“They actually inspected it four times.” Swimming star Sam Riley has sold her Burleigh Waters property.SWIMMING superstar Sam Riley has finally sold her Gold Coast house after 10 months on the market.The Burleigh Waters property, which changed hands for $1.85 million, first hit the market in January. Swimmer Samantha Riley ahead of the baton relay announcement for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. Picture: Nigel Hallett Swimming superstar Sam Riley has sold her Burleigh Waters property. Entertain in style. Relax by the fireplace. The dining room. Secret mansion sells for $5 million The outdoor entertaining area. From the air. Ms Walsh said Ms Riley was happy with the sale price in the current market.CoreLogic property records show Ms Riley and husband Tim Fydler, who have three sons, bought their 1370sq m Burleigh Waters property for $1.25 million in 2006.Over the years the family made “lifestyle” changes, adding in a gym, crisp white designer kitchen, a butlers pantry, solar panels, a barbecue area and revamped every bathroom bar one. MORE NEWS: Big price to pay for beachfront locale From the water. A feature fireplace and tropical fish tank offer bonus design points, while polished timber floors and tiles make for easy care living.The residence overlooks 67m of sandy water frontage, and there’s a sport practice area.The huge waterfront alfresco terrace wraps around the home and features an outdoor kitchen and pizza oven, and encompasses a pool befitting a swimming champion.Ms Riley and her husband Tim Fydler last year spent $2.875 million on a waterfront property at Palm Beach.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59last_img read more

Germany leave out Bayern Munich, RB Leipzig players for Nations League games

first_imgRelatedPosts Fulham keen on Lookman loan deal Bayern Munich fans undergo Super Cup coronavirus tests Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Germany will kick off its 2020 UEFA Nations League matches in September without most of its Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig internationals.National coach Joachim Loew on Tuesday said this was because they finished their season only days ago with the final eight tournament of the 2019/2020 UEFA Champions League. Loew said the disrupted season, which ended with Sunday’s final match, which Bayern Munich won, meant there would be changes in the squad.They have games against Spain on September 3 and Switzerland three days later.Germany will be without Bayern Munich’s treble winners Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka, Manuel Neuer and Serge Gnabry and RB Leipzig’s Lukas Klostermann and Marcel Halstenberg.“As a national team coach I have a responsibility to the players,” Loew told a news conference. “What is important is that clubs and federations work closely, together than ever in order to control the strain on the players.”He will however have Bayern Munich central defender Niklas Suele, recently back following a cruciate ligament tear last year, and the duo of Julian Draxler and Thilo Kehrer of Paris St-Germain. “They had a longer break in France and have played fewer matches than the Bayern Munich or RB Leipzig players,” Loew said.Loew also called up three newcomers, with Atalanta left-back Robin Gosens, Borussia Moenchengladbach midfielder Florian Neuhaus and Hoffenheim goalkeeper Oliver Baumann in his 22-man squad.Germany also face Ukraine as part of their League A Group 4 matches.Reuters/NAN.Tags: 2019/20 UEFA Champions eagueBayern MunichGermanyRB Leipziglast_img read more

Starting 15s announced ahead of NFL start

first_img– Brian Ó Beaglaoich of An Ghaeltacht will make his League debut for Kerry after being named at corner-back for Saturday’s clash with Dublin while Philip O’Connor will make his first League start after being named as part of a full-forward line that also contains Tommy Walsh and Barry John Keane.– There’s only seven survivors from the Cork side that started in last year’s All-Ireland qualifier defeat to Kildare as they prepare to face Mayo on Sunday – Ken O’Halloran, Colm O’Driscoll, Eoin Cadogan, Jamie O’Sullivan, James Loughrey, Mark Collins and Paul Kerrigan.– Tyrone manager Mickey Harte has handed league debuts to four players for Sunday’s clash with Cavan. Goalkeeper Mickey O’Neill, wing-back Niall Sludden and forwards Conor Meyler and Lee Brennan will all get their chance to impress.last_img read more

Amaju: Say No to Politics, Please

first_imgAmaju Pinnick By Tayo BalogunI am one of those who believe that the Super Eagles did well in South Africa against the Bafana Bafana in the last AFCON 2019 qualifier played by the Nigerian senior national team. I told a group of friends who watched with me that the South Africans were lucky to escape with a draw because we had a more experienced collection of players who know how to do what they have to do while they have a more cohesive team short on talent and experience. In truth, the Super Eagles were denied victory by the incompetence of the referees of the match.But that is not what I want to talk about today. My concern this morning is to advice the NFF President, Amaju Pinnick to concentrate more on his job and do less of politicking. I believe the job of the President of our football federation is clear cut- create the enabling environment to grow our football in all aspects of the game. In the process, ensure that all teams representing our country reflect the quality of our football. Under Pinnick, our football has not done as well as it should. Our teams, particularly the age group ones have been unimpressive. Most times they have floundered and apart from qualifying for the World Cup our senior national team the Super Eagles could not be said to be outstanding in results recorded over a five-year stretch. Twice consecutively, they could not manage to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations. The women teams have not fared better. The once glorious heights achieved, is now severely threatened by teams who dared not pass rudely bye years before. During the recently concluded AWCON 2018 in Ghana, South Africa’s Banyana Banyana humiliated our poorly prepared Super Falcons who played more like pregnant women in the group opening match and were lucky to win the shoot out in the final last Saturday. Truth be told: We were poor against the South Africans. Only providence retained the AWCON trophy for Nigeria. Our girls literally walked into the competition and came out of it with nothing spectacular in our game. The South African had better preparations for several months. It was like we never knew an African Women’s Championship would take place! Now we have qualified for another World Cup to be hosted in France next year, yet one cannot be too sure of the kind of preparation to make our girls go beyond completing the numbers in the competition.The expectations when Amaju was campaigning for reelection was that he was coming to right the wrongs of the past. Most people felt he has acquired enough experience from the numerous failures of the past. That from what he has learnt he is best suited to lead our federation. Some critics are beginning to have a second opinion. I, however, feel he can still do the right thing, leading our football to El Dorado. That is why I am advising him to please stay off politics.Some days ago, I read from the blog of one of the most respected sports journalists about an attempt to play some politics. He was reported to have been quite effusive in his praise for our President for making it possible ‘for our football to continue to thrive. He was also reported to have praised the Plateau State Governor Mr Simon Lalong for asking his wife to come along to watch the Eagles play in SA. Ordinarily these actions are innocuous and should be allowed to pass. But the truth is that he was praising President Buhari for political reasons. The campaign against him during the last election was that he was a PDP man (as if that has become an offense). Now, Amaju wants to ‘belong’. If he must do that he must work on our football which at the moment is definitely not thriving. Our result at the last World Cup was a regression. We could not get to the second round as we did in the previous edition. Our football is still bedeviled with maladministration. En-route qualifying for the World Cup, we fielded a disqualified player and got docked for it!So how is our football thriving? I do not believe we should be indebted to Lalong for coming to watch the Super Eagles with his wife. If he loves the team so much he could sponsor two hundred supporters to South Africa. I know Lalong helped Amaju to stay in office when the Sports Minister was aiding his enemy to plot his removal but it is to our football that he owes his loyalty.We have a lot to do in developing the structures that would grow our football. We need a strong administrative base on which we can build an organisation that is not only effective but also efficient. I am told that Pinnick has succeeded in making the NFF 60% self-sufficient. We expect him to spend the next four years building a solid base for self-reliance. He should set his sight on creating an NFF that would operate like a business enterprise peopled by those who know what it is to run football. That is the task before Amaju Pinnick. Not fawning on politicians. Definitely.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more