Ideal family entertainer on offer in Capalaba

first_imgOne of the living spaces at 8 Firtree St, Capalaba.“We had all the kids’ graduation and birthday parties there. “I think the toughest thing to say goodbye to will be all the memories.” The home is being marketed by Gail and Ian Gobey of Sash & Gable Real Estate and it will go to auction at 10.30am on October 14. The home at 8 Firtree St, Capalaba.The property has a grand driveway and well-maintained lawns and gardens. Inside, there is a sunken lounge room, and an open-plan kitchen and dining area. The kitchen has granite benchtops, new appliances and a breakfast bar, while timber and glass bi-fold doors in the dining area open out to the outdoor entertaining area. The home at 8 Firtree St, Capalaba.This sprawling home on a private 6000sq m block is going under the hammer in Capalaba. Owner Allan Todd said he bought the property at 8 Firtree St in 1990 as a family home. “We’d just had our third child and we were looking for acreage, and to get away from all the shops and distractions,” he said. “I was born in Wynnum and the progression out to acreage was pretty standard for my generation.” The kitchen and dining area at 8 Firtree St, Capalaba.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020Off the dining room, there is a rumpus room with a built-in bar and a second set of bi-fold doors opening out to the outdoors. There are three downstairs bedrooms — one with a private courtyard. There are also an office, a laundry, a bathroom and a home theatre with sound proofing. Upstairs, the master bedroom has a dressing room and an ensuite, and the second bedroom also has an ensuite. The outdoor entertaining area at 8 Firtree St, Capalaba.Outside, the covered entertainment area flows out to the in-ground swimming pool and a poolside gazebo. Mr Todd said the property was a great place to entertain. “When our kids were at school, it was the party house of Ormiston College,” he said. last_img read more

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Early Exit for Host Gabon as Senegal, Cameroon Progresses

first_imgAFCON 2017…AFCON 2017… AFCON 2017…Gabon and Cameroon drew 0-0 in their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) clash at the Stade de l’Amitié in Libreville last night.As a result tournament hosts Gabon fail to reach the quarter-finals after finishing third in Group A, while second-placed Cameroon advance alongside Burkina Faso. Gabon dominated the opening stages of the game with their main striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang guilty of missing a sitter just four minutes into the game.In the 20th minute, Cameroon goalkeeper Fabrice Ondoa produced a finger-tip save to deny Gabon midfielder Denis Bouanga, who was looking to open the scoring for his side.Bouanga, who was lively for the Panthers, was brilliantly dispossessed by Cameroon defender Nicolas N’koulou in the 40th minute, and ultimately the first-half ended goalless.Cameroon thought they deserved to be handed a penalty in the 63rd minute after Gabon keeper Didier Ovono clattered into Edgar Salli, but the referee was not interested.Serge Kevyn Angoue, a striker by trade, was introduced by Gabon coach Jose Antonio Camacho in the 73rd minute as the tournament hosts searched for the opening goal.However, Cameroon stood firm at the back in the dying minutes of the encounter and ultimately, the match ended in a goalless draw.Elsewhere on the night, Burkina Faso progressed to the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals as group winners after seeing off Guinea-Bissau.A defensive mix up gifted Burkina Faso the lead, as defender Rudinilson Silva headed past onrushing goalkeeper Jonas Mendes and into his own net.On-loan Ajax forward Bertrand Traore doubled the advantage with a composed left-footed finish after the break.Guinea-Bissau, making their Africa Cup of Nations debut in this tournament, looked the more likely to open the scoring, before handing Burkina Faso the lead.Rudinilson’s header looked to have crossed the line, but Prejuce Nakoulma thumped in to make sure after Guinea-Bissau attempted to scramble it away.The dangerous Piqueti went closest to levelling, but Burkina Faso keeper Koffi Kouakou was able to push the winger’s low strike wide of the far post.Juary Soares could have equalised in the second half when a corner found the Guinea-Bissau defender unmarked at in the six-yard box, but Abdou Traore threw himself in front of the goalbound shot.Burkina Faso immediately went down to the other end to increase their lead, with Nakoulma setting up Traore, on loan at Ajax from Chelsea, to slide a finish beyond Mendes.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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MLB experiments with Atlantic League include 3-batter minimum, elimination of shifts

first_img Tom Seaver’s plight sparks fan petition for statue at Citi Field Related News “The first group of experimental changes is designed to create more balls in play, defensive action, baserunning, and improve player safety,” Morgan Sword, MLB’s senior vice president, league economics and operations said in a press release. “We look forward to seeing them in action in the Atlantic League.”The changes are part of a three-year agreement between MLB and the Atlantic League that will also cover the transfer of players from ALPB to MLB and enhances scouting coverage of the league’s games.The Atlantic League is an independent baseball organization with teams located primarily in the mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States. MLB is using the Atlantic League as a testing ground this year for the future of the game.Some far-reaching experiments will be conducted in the league, starting with how umpires will call balls and strikes. Here is a list of the changes MLB will be experimenting with in the Atlantic League beginning in 2019:Home plate umpire assisted in calling balls and strikes by TrackMan radar tracking system.No mound visits permitted by players or coaches other than for pitching changes or medical issues.Pitchers must face a minimum of three batters, or reach the end of an inning before they exit the game, unless the pitcher becomes injured.Increase size of first, second and third base from 15 inches square to 18 inches squareRequire two infielders to be on each side of second base when a pitch is released (if not, the ball is dead and the umpire shall call a ball)Time between innings and pitching changes reduced from 2:05 to 1:45Distance between pitching rubber to home plate extended 24 inches, in the second half of the season only; with no change to mound height or slope.MLB will take what it learns from the experiments and consider applying changes to higher levels, including MLB.last_img read more

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