Luxury listing: Brisbane power couple put mansion on the market

first_imgMarketing agent Dwight Ferguson of Ray White – Ascot said the home was being sold without a price guide, but was likely torival the sale of nearby 30 Windemere Road, which fetched $5.95 million in April last year. “It’ll be a signature sale, there’s no doubt about it,” Mr Ferguson said. They recruited local architect Richard Groves to renovate and extend the house, without compromising its integrity.“It’s nice the way they’ve blended the old with the new,” Mrs Stening said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agoThe home is a combination of brick, stonework, stucco, timber and a roofline comprising a series of intersecting gables. The resort-style pool can be seen through glass panels in the subterranean garage, where there is also a wine cellar. There is also a full-size tennis court, which Mrs Stening said she would miss greatly.“I use it four or five times a week,” she said.“And we just upgraded the court, so it’s great.”But she said it was time to sell, though they planned on staying in the area.“It’s probably a bit big for us all now,” Mrs Stening said. “I have always loved that house, always admired it,” Mrs Stening said.“It’s kind of like a fairytale house to me.“It’s got great bones and we knew it had potential straight away.” On the other side of home are two more bedrooms, a glass framed office and a rooftop terrace. On the upper level is the master suite with walk-in robe and ensuite, two more bedrooms, Stening’s studio and a bathroom. center_img Features include a formal lounge room with coffered ceilings, chandeliers, and a brick fireplace.Next door is a sunroom, library and alfresco loggia overlooking an outdoor entertaining space.The kitchen is a mix of sleek stone, marble and rustic timber, and comes with a butler’s pantry. REAL ESTATE: This house at 132 Windermere Rd, Hamilton, has been listed for sale by Brisbane artist Claire Stening.BRISBANE power couple Claire and Jim Stening have put their exquisite Hamilton home on the market, and it seems only fittingthat it’s an architectural masterpiece. Just as the local artist’s paintings command premium prices, the house is also likely to fetch a pretty penny — around the$6 million mark. The mother-of-three, who is well-known for her still life works, and Mr Stening, who is the founder and managing directorof fixed income broker FIIG Securities, recently extended and renovated the heritage-listed house. It has five bedrooms and four bathrooms on a huge 1503 sqm of blue-chip real estate. Records show the property last sold in 2012.Mrs Stening said she and her husband fell in love with the house because of its age and how well it was built. Claire Stening in her Hamilton studio. The grand 1928 estate known as ‘Lynford’ at 132 Windermere Road has been described as “the best example of a Tudor revival home” in the city. last_img read more

The Latest: Miami’s Abedayo wins All-Star skills challenge

first_img Associated Press The NBA has renamed its All-Star Game MVP award in honor of Kobe Bryant.Commissioner Adam Silver announced the move on Saturday. Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were among nine people killed when their helicopter crashed into the side of a mountain near Los Angeles on Jan. 26.Bryant became the youngest player to ever play in an All-Star Game when he made his debut in 1998 at age 19. He made the All-Star team 18 times during his stellar career with the Los Angeles Lakers, winning the MVP award a record-tying four times.Silver says Bryant “is synonymous with NBA All-Star and embodies the spirit of this global celebration of our game.”___ 4:00 p.m.Toronto Raptors and All-Star coach Nick Nurse was in Las Vegas last summer when he got the news that Kawhi Leonard was leaving the defending champions after just one season to join the Los Angeles Clippers.Soon after, Nurse headed down to the hotel lobby and ran into two of his players, Pascal Siakam and Fred Van Vleet.“I thought the guys might need some cheering up, so I said, ‘Hey, look at it this way: Kawhi leaving means we just freed up something like 20 shots per game,” Nurse said.It was 18.8 per game to be precise, but who’s counting? Well, plenty of Leonard’s former teammates, apparently. The Latest: Miami’s Abedayo wins All-Star skills challenge Abedayo narrowly defeated Indiana’s Domantas Sabonis in the final in a matchup of All-Star big men. He shared a hug with former Heat star Dwyane Wade after accepting the trophy.Abedayo eliminated 2018 champion Spencer Dinwiddie and Raptors star Pascal Siakam in the first two rounds on the obstacle course. Sabonis advanced with victories over defending champion Jayson Tatum and Milwaukee’s Khris Middleton.The 22-year-old Abedayo is in the middle of a breakout season, averaging 15.8 points, 10.4 rebounds and 4.9 assists in 54 games for the Heat.___6:43 p.m. “Siakam immediately starts doing this,” Nurse laughed, swinging his right arm in widening circles, like a baseball pitcher loosening up before entering a game. “And Van Vleet just breaks into a crazy grin.”Small wonder. Those two became the biggest beneficiaries of Leonard’s departure. Siakam is averaging 7.3 more shots and 6.6 more points per game at the break; Van Vleet, 5.3 and 7, respectively. The remainder of Leonard’s shots were scooped up by Kyle Lowry and OG Anunoby.___3:55 p.m.Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard is grateful for the All-Star break. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditCHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Saturday night at NBA All-Star weekend. (all times local):7:38 p.m.Miami’s Bam Abedayo has won the All-Star skills challenge. February 15, 2020 He had to pull out of the All-Star Game and Saturday night’s 3-point competition after he strained his groin during Wednesday night’s 111-104 loss to Memphis. He was replaced by Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker.Lillard is averaging 29.5 points and 7.9 assists. “Tough injury,” he said during Saturday’s All-Star media session. “Came at a tough time. Fortunate for me, that game was on the 12th, we don’t play again until the 21st. So that’s at least nine days of being able to see where I am, get some treatment, do some rehab and go from there.”___More AP NBA: and read more

Men’s basketball: Scalding hot takes for 2018-19 season

first_imgIn anticipation of the upcoming Wisconsin men’s basketball season, I have been doing some thinking and now have some predictions ready. Here are four hot takes, fresh out of the oven, for your reading pleasure.Brad Davison makes an All-Big Ten teamIt has been very uncommon in recent University of Wisconsin basketball history to receive any sort of significant playing time as a freshman, but guard Brad Davison was a major exception to this last season. Davison led the team with 31.2 minutes per game and thrived during that on-court experience. He averaged 12.1 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game, in addition to 1.5 steals and shooting 35 percent on threes. This is one of the most successful freshman seasons in the history of the program, and Davison will be looking to build off of it. Perhaps the most impressive part of Davison’s freshman season is that he managed to do all of these things despite a dislocating his shoulder in November. He supposedly re-injured it several times through the year, yet never missed a single game. Once again, Davison played more minutes than anybody on the Badgers. His shoulder could have popped out at any given moment, but Davison persevered and gave it his all every night. He finally got surgery after the season and will be healthy for the first time in his college career.It’s crazy to think about what Davison could be capable of now that he is finally healthy. He will have some tough competition from guards Carsen Edwards, Cassius Winston and Charles Matthews, but Davison has proven himself to be one of the toughest competitors in the conference and I expect him to rise to the top of the Big Ten this season.Men’s Basketball: Badgers victorious despite strong UW-Oshkosh effort in exhibitionThe University of Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball team defeated their division three opponents, the UW-Oshkosh Titans 82–70 in their lone Read…Badgers finish in the top half of the conferenceAfter an impressive run of sixteen straight top-four finishes in the Big Ten, Wisconsin’s remarkable consistency came to an end last season when they finished ninth out of twelve teams in the conference. An unfortunate combination of graduation and injuries proved to be too much for even one of the country’s most consistent programs to overcome though. Kobe King and D’Mitrik Trice will be returning to the Badgers and will be providing some much-needed scoring and depth not present last season. The Badgers only had two players average more than ten points per game last season, and their third-leading scorer, Trice, went down for the season after 10 games. King was expected to offer some much-needed scoring off the bench, but did not have much of a chance to prove himself because he also went down after 10 games. With the help of King, Trice, a healthy Davison and more, expect the Badgers to put last season’s disappointment behind them and finish in the top half of the conference, where they belong. In Ethan Happy, who again finished as a unanimous selection for the preseason All-Big Ten team, they have one of the top players in the conference. With a strong inside presence in Happ surrounded by outside shooters such as Trice and King, the offense should be fine with Davison — now a proven point guard — holding the reins.If the Wisconsin defense can return to its old form, this team should be able to compete with anyone on any given night. After a rough start to Big Ten play last season, Wisconsin was able to give No. 2 Michigan State a run for their money twice at the end of last season. I expect to see that kind of high level play at a much earlier point in the season this year.Men’s basketball: Aleem Ford out indefinitely with knee injurySophomore forward Aleem Ford has been ruled out indefinitely after sustaining a knee injury during practice and having surgery earlier Read…D’Mitrik Trice leads the Big Ten in three-point shooting percentageTrice shot a remarkable 41.8 percent from downtown in his freshman season on 2.5 attempts per game, and made it clear he is not only the best shooter on the Badgers, but one of the best in the whole conference. This season he will be able to play alongside Davison, who should be able to create many open looks from three for Trice. Trice is only 6-foot and can struggle to create his own shot or shoot over other players, but when given the space, Trice has proven he is as deadly a shooter as they come from outside.Ethan Happ makes more than one three-pointerAfter not attempting a single three in his first two seasons, Happ worked up the courage to shoot up eleven of them last year and even made one of them, shooting nine percent on the season. Though it seems extremely unlikely he will ever prove himself to even be a competent shooter, I am going to boldly predict that he makes not one, but two threes this season. One thing I am sure of is that if/when he makes a three at Kohl Center, it will bring the house down.Happ, Trice, Davison and the rest of the Badgers will look to validate these predictions Tuesday in their first game versus Coppin State.last_img read more

Melan pipped in McEvoy play-off

first_img England teenager Melan Dhaubhadel tied for the prestigious U18 Peter McEvoy Trophy at Copt Heath Golf Club, only to be pipped in a play-off.The title went to Ireland’s Tom McKibbin, who drove into a bunker on the second extra hole, but managed to get his ball greenside and then chipped in for a birdie three to win.Dhaubhadel, from Calcot Park Golf Club in Reading, had a birdie putt from about 20ft away to keep the play-off alive. However it failed to drop, as did the attempt of the third play-off member, Aaron Marshall, also from Ireland.Dhaubhadel, who trains with England Golf’s Thames Valley regional squad and the BB&O elite squad, commented: “I wanted to win and I gave it my best shot. I played really well so I can’t be too disheartened.”For him, the highlight of the championship was the second round, where he shot both his personal best and the low-round of the tournament with his seven-under 64. “It was just good course management and good decisions,” he said.Together with his opening 68 and his 74, 71 in rounds three and four, it gave him a 72-hole total of seven–under.Now, the 18-year-old looks forward to a busy season with his next tournament date in next weekend’s West of England Stoke Play Championship at Saunton, Devon.Click here for full scores Tags: boys’ golf, elite golf, Junior Golf 18 Apr 2019 Melan pipped in McEvoy play-off last_img read more

Nelson Curling Club offers FREE DAY of curling Sunday

first_imgCome one, come all to the Nelson Curling Club’s free day of curling.Doors open on the family-fun day at 11 a.m. for four hours of curling.Instructors will be on-hand to assist with learning how to deliver a rock, sweep, or just to provide fun activities for making it fun for everyone from ages two to 82.Equipment is provided so all curlings need to bring is a clean pair of running shoes.  Helmets for the younger curlers under the age of seven are recommended, along with a pair of mitts. Refreshments and snacks provided.  The off-ice curling game of Rocks and Rings will also be available for younger people to try out. As the Christmas season is rapidly approaching, the club is inviting participants to help with the Nelson Food Bank’s annual Christmas food drive by bringing a non-perishable item.The Curling Club invites the public to come and find out why curling is such a popular Canadian sport.last_img read more

Rebels, Leafs begin what could be a long stretch of games between the two West Kootenay rivals

first_imgBy Bruce Fuhr The Nelson Daily Sports There should be no question in the minds of the Castlegar Rebels and Nelson Leafs who their respective first round opponents will be when the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoffs begin. The Rebels thought to have a chance at stealing away the Murdoch Division title from the front-running Beaver Valley Nitehawks after beating the Fruitvale squad four consecutive times. But the Hawks answered the bell Sunday in the Sunflower City, bouncing the Rebels 7-3 to all but end Castlegar’s stretch run to the title. So Friday in Nelson, unofficially, begins a best-of-eleven series between the two West Kootenay rivals. Of course the first four games — including this weekend’s home-and-home series starting Friday at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena — will be a feeling out period. The real business takes place in Castlegar in the third full week of February. “Right now we’re preparing for the playoffs,” said Leaf coach and GM, Frank Maida. “Every day is important for the players to get ready, both mentally and physically.” Of course, you know the Rebels have a little more to play for than the Leafs. Steve Junker’s crew is not mathematically out of the race for the Murdoch Division title — trailing the Hawks by nine points with nine games remaining. The Murdoch champ receives an easier first-round opponent in the Spokane Braves. Meanwhile, the Leafs will finish third in the Murdoch and travel to either Castlegar or Beaver Valley to open the playoffs. So there’s really no incentive to bust a hump before the playoffs. Right? On the contrary says Maida. “This is a big weekend for us against Castlegar and we want both games,” Maida confessed. “We want the boys to come out to play a full 60 minutes and play good hockey against Castlegar. “That’s our key, battling with them on every shift.”Ironically, Beaver Valley has had Nelson’s number this season, losing once to the Leafs. Castlegar has gotten the better of Beaver Valley, until Sunday’s game. But not lost in translation is the fact Nelson has played the Rebels tough this season, splitting the first four games. Which should make for a very interesting best-of-eleven series starting Friday in Nelson.OVERTIME: Ironically is was a Nelson native that shot the lights out of the Rebels Sunday in Castlegar as Justin Niminiken not only scored the natural hat trick but added another goal and assist in the Beaver Valley win. . . .The Leafs finally have defenceman Blake Arcuri back in the lineup after the Nelson native returned from his second major injury of the season. Arcuri played in both weekend wins for Nelson over Golden and Columbia Valley. . . . Defenceman J.J. Beitel is listed as day-to-day. . . .Leaf coach Frank Maida was pleased with the play of rookie Carsen Willans on the recent East Kootenay trip saying, “Carsen played well all weekend but had a great game Saturday (against Columbia Valley.)” . . .No doubt the Walton boys will be front and center when Nelson meets Castlegar as Stuart, leading the Rebels in scoring, goes up against Andrew, goalie for the Leafs. Stuart Walton leads Anthony Delong in Castlegar scoring but Delong has the team lead in goals with 32. . . . Nick Newman leads the Leafs in scoring but Patrick Martens is back as the go-to guy. Martens, returning from the BCHL at the roster deadline, has seven points in three games including six goals. . . .The teams return to Castlegar for game two of the series. Game time is 7:30 p.m. in the Community Complex. [email protected]last_img read more

Cats rebound to grab silver medal at Penticton Volleyball Tournament

first_imgMount Sentinel scored a straight set victory (25-19, 25-10) over Kelowna’s Mount Boucherie in the Consolation Final.“Our inconsistent play at Best of the West was a necessary wake up call,” said head coach Joe Moreira.“For the most part we were focused and determined the entire weekend (in Penticton).”The Wildcats finished second to Boucherie in pool play action, winning tough matches against Penticton and Westsyde of Kamloops.Saturday, the Cats continued to play well, defeating West Van 2-0 before losing to host Princess Margaret. The Maggies happen to be one of the better ranked AA teams in the province.Third-ranked single-A Mount Sentinel, which finished 21st in the 48-team pool at Best of the West, travel to Kimberley Friday to compete in the Selkirk Storm Girl’s High School Invitational Tournament. Time is running out on the Mount Sentinel Wildcats in this shortened BC High School Volleyball season.The Wildcats rebounded from a poor showing at the 48-team Best of the West tournament in Kelowna to capture the bronze medal in Penticton Saturday.last_img read more

Fishing The North Coast: Salmon season returns to the North Coast

first_imgIn a process that had more twists and turns than San Francisco’s Lombard Street, the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) on Wednesday released three preliminary alternatives for managing salmon fisheries from Humbug Mountain (OR) to Horse Mountain (which includes Humboldt County). According to the PFMC, 359,200 Klamath and 229,432 Sacramento fall Chinook are said to be swimming in the ocean, which should provide what we didn’t have last year – opportunity. As you recall, in 2017 the …last_img read more

R3m boost for South African football school

first_imgSafa’s Football School of Excellence setfor a R3-million renovation. (Image: Safa) MEDIA CONTACTS • Mandla Mazibuko Safa Football School of Excellence +27 11 974 1999 RELATED ARTICLES • Millions to boost SA’s 2010 legacy • FNB pours R40-million into local football • Grassroots football alive and kicking • Boost for school footballNosimilo RamelaFifa has donated R3-million (US$437 655) towards reviving South Africa’s Football School of Excellence, which was once a breeding ground for top-quality players who went on to join the country’s national squad, Bafana Bafana.The school was set up in 1994 in Elandsfontein, east of Johannesburg, and is run by the South African Football Association (Safa).Fifa’s donation will come from its Goal Project Funding initiative, which helps national football associations around the world establish centres, natural and artificial pitches, and schools that develop players of the Beautiful Game.Over the years Safa’s school has produced some of the country’s best football players – one of which is Steven Pienaar, who now plays for English Premier League club Everton and South Africa’s national team.Safa said it hopes the proceeds from Fifa will help the school improve its finances and leadership so it’s once more able to produce top-quality football stars.“In the past few years we had a problem where the school was no longer attracting quality youngsters, players who would do well for our junior national teams,” said Safa’s deputy president Mandla Mazibuko.But, he said, there have been some recent improvements. “Everything is back on track at the school. We had trials all over the country in 2010. We are now going for quality again.”“If you look at a number of players who went through the school of excellence, they have done very well. They were well developed and that is what we want to concentrate on,” said Safa chief Leslie Sedibe.Expansion plansThe school – which offers grades eight to 12 – currently has 112 pupils, seven teachers and four coaches. Safa is hoping to increase the number of instructors to seven to bring the coach-player ratio to more favourable levels.Safa says it will need a total of R80-million ($11.6-million) to fully transform the academy. “We will apply for Fifa’s R3-million grant every year until the school becomes a state-of-the-art facility,” Mazibuko said.Fifa’s 2011 contribution will be used to upgrade the school’s gym, kitchen, dormitories, administration and coaches’ block, and fields. Extra computers with internet connectivity will be set up in the library to enhance the school’s academic support system.Safa plans to invite overseas football experts to hold workshops at the school to groom the budding stars and prepare them for representing South Africa in future Fifa World Cups.The county’s Department of Sport and Recreation will donate table tennis and pool tables to keep the pupils entertained off the pitch. The departments’ 2010 legacy division has also committed to establishing a medical centre at the school, which will give pupils access to a psychologist.last_img read more

Trade and investment the focus of this week’s Play Your Part TV

first_imgTravel With Flair joint founder and managing director Johanna Mukoki is making waves in the world of businessThis Sunday’s episode of the Play Your Part TV series focuses on South Africans who are helping build a better future for the country through the role they play in securing trade and investment. They include Richard Maponya, Leslie Sedibe, Vivian and Sorisha Reddy, Kenalemang Kgoroedira and Johanna Mukoki.Dreaming big, Richard Maponya started out small selling clothing offcuts. Today he owns Maponya Group, with interests in property, retail, horseracing and vehicle sales. The determined entrepreneur also opened Soweto’s first major shopping centre, Maponya Mall, in 2007.It has always been Richard John Pelwana Maponya’s dream to see Soweto grow its own flourishing economy. Born in Limpopo Province on 24 December 1926, Maponya is a property developer best known for building a business empire despite the restrictions apartheid imposed on black South Africans.Buying locally made goods is not just about patriotism; it’s about investing in the country, economic growth and job creation. Leslie Sedibe, head of Proudly SA, says every citizen should buy South African goods every time they shop. It is one way they can play their part for the nation.Social cohesion will only come on the back of economic success, says Sedibe. The country faces massive challenges of unemployment, poverty and growing inequalities, he points out. The simplest solution is to buy local as this will grow the economy and increase jobs.Added to his business acumen, he is a passionate activist and introduced the Ubuntu Schools Campaign against sexual violence and bullying in schools.There are some 36 000 commercial farmers in South Africa; they are in the main white and male. Yet, historically, Africa has been a continent of small-scale, subsistence farming where women crofter farmers have kept the food supply secure for their families and communities.Now, a small – barely two hectares – organic farm in the North West Province is trying to revive that tradition. Kenalemang Kgoroeadira – or Mama Kena – a PhD student at University of South Africa (Unisa), who conceptualised the project, hopes Thojane Organic Farm will grow into a working example of small-scale sustainable farming that gives local residents access to healthy food.From honing her entrepreneurial skills to support her family’s business at the tender age of 11 to heading up an internationally acclaimed travel agency from its head offices in Rivonia, Travel With Flair joint founder and managing director Johanna Mukoki is making waves in the world of business.With a Rhodes University Bcom degree in one hand and steely determination in the other, Mukoki made her bones doing her articles as a member of the KPMG (Aiken & Peat) Audit, Tax and Advisory firm before beginning her own foray into the world of entrepreneurship.last_img read more