This is your chance to live like royalty in a grand country manor — in Queensland

first_imgThis property known as ‘Abbey of the Roses’ in Warwick is going to auction.THINK you know what it’s like to live like royalty?Forget lap pools, media rooms and hi-tech sound systems.Today’s modern luxuries have got nothing on the stately grandness of this Victorian gothic sandstone masterpiece, which is about as close as you can get to something out of the television series, Downton Abbey.GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HEREOne of the dining rooms inside ‘Abbey of the Roses’ in Warwick, which is for sale.And, believe it or not, it’s in country Queensland.This regal manor house, complete with 50 rooms on 10,000 sqm stands proudly in the town of Warwick, southwest of Brisbane, despite being more at home in Europe or the UK.QUALITY BEACH HOME UP FOR GRABSOne of the function rooms inside ‘Abbey of the Roses’. Pic supplied by Ray White.Now is your chance to live as if you were ‘to the manor born’, with the former Sisters of Mercy convent, now known as ‘Abbey of the Roses’, going to auction later this month.Built in 1891, this heritage-listed building at 8 Locke St is one of more than 100 properties going under the hammer at Ray White’s major auction event of the year on the Gold Coast on January 28.LAP UP LAKESIDE LUXURYOne of the bedrooms inside ‘Abbey of the Roses’ in Warwick, which is for sale.Ray White marketing agent Josh Thomas said the property was primarily a private residence, but had most recently been used as a guesthouse and wedding venue.Mr Thomas said he had received a lot of interstate inquiries and had never marketed a property like it before.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus22 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market22 hours ago“This is something that doesn’t become available in Queensland that often — if ever,” he said.“It’s something I think that’s more common in Europe.”HOME BUYERS SKIP CRUCIAL CHECKSOne of the bathrooms inside ‘Abbey of the Roses’ in Warwick, which is for sale.Owners Sonia Hunt and Mark Cains fell in love with the property when they first saw it online.Mrs Hunt said she thought it was in England at first before noticing the sale price was in Australian dollars.It has been the couple’s home for the past eight years, but they want to sell to move closer to family.“It’s really surreal. You don’t feel like you own it because it’s not like a normal home,” Mrs Hunt said.“We could sleep in a different bed every night and feel like we’re on holiday for over a week.”One of the bedrooms inside ‘Abbey of the Roses’ in Warwick, which is going to auction.Gradually restoring the property to its former glory has been a labour of love for Mrs Hunt.“Fixing her up and feeling the love come back out of her — you just have this proud feeling you can’t put into words,” she said.The stained glass windows in the property at 8 Locke St, Warwick. Picture: Michele Helmrich.Records show the property last sold for $1.525 million in 2010.Spanning three levels, it includes a chapel, a grand dining room and function rooms, 14 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms.The chapel inside ‘Abbey of the Roses’ in Warwick, which is for sale.Designed by the same architect as the Breakfast Creek Hotel, the property also boasts stained glass from the same German company that made the glass windows of the Vatican and features a statue by the designer of the Statue of Liberty.The intricate timberwork inside the property at 8 Locke St, Warwick. Sonia Hunt and Mark Cains are selling their guesthouse and wedding venue, Abbey of the Roses, in Warwick.last_img read more

Dream Palm Beach penthouse hits the market

first_imgThe Palm Beach penthouse is all class.IT’S the stuff dreams are made of.With a raft of luxury features, beachfront views and an enviable rooftop terrace to top it all off, it doesn’t get much better than this penthouse.The lavish skyhome in Palm Beach’s Temple building is listed on the market with a $8.6 million price tag.It has some of the best views on the Coast.Imagine waking up to that view every day.The kitchens have plenty of space to cook up a storm.It has six bedrooms, seven bathrooms and two kitchens spread across two levels with an outdoor kitchen, pool and spa on the rooftop terrace.Kollosche Prestige Agents director Michael Kollosche, who is marketing the penthouse, said it was attracting interest from around the country.MORE NEWS: The house you can build in three hoursMORE NEWS: Neil Balnaves’ mansion hits the market“There’s been strong interest from Melbourne, Sydney and local buyers,” he said.“We expect to field a few offers over the next couple of weeks.”Mr Kollosche said the owners were part of the original syndicate that developed the building, which was finished in March 2017.He said they used the penthouse as a second home.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa12 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThe floral carpets match the staircase’s wall mural.One of the penthouse’s six bedrooms.How’s this for a rooftop terrace.“The privacy and security that is afforded to the owners of this boutique building really appeals to them,” Mr Kollosche said.“However, it is the sheer size and proportions that allow them to comfortably house a large family and staff that make it very unique.”The residence has an eclectic style with luxury chandeliers in one room and a floral wall mural with matching carpets in another.“The owners travel all over the world and drew their inspiration from their travels,” Mr Kollosche said.He said the owners had decided to sell the penthouse so they could develop another property.It’s the perfect spot for entertaining.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 4:18Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -4:18 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p400p400p320p320p228p228pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenNovember 6: Prestige listings04:19last_img read more

Onyekuru sets target at Gala, to return against Demirspor

first_img Expiration of the original Everton deal in 2019 saw the 22 year old seal a fresh 5-year deal with French side As Monaco for undisclosed fee but rumored to be between £12 and £15 million but struggled to break into Leonardo Jardim’s squad. Gala are currently at the 7th position on Super Lig table with 27 points in 17 matches. The Fatih Terim led side made a 5-0 whitewash of Antalyaspor in their last lig match and will next take on Adana Demirspor January 19. Read Also Team of the Decade: Nigeria’s Onyekuru listed Gala have a friendly match lined up against Adana Demirspor on Saturday and returnee Onyekuru is likely to feature in  friendly ahead of his return to Super Lig action come January 19. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 In what could best be described as a business minded approach, Super Eagles forward Henry Onyekuru has set immediate target  following his return on loan to Galatasaray. It is the former Eupen of Belgium star’s second coming to the Turkish club having enjoyed first loan sojourn with the club between 2017 and 2018 scoring 14 goals in 31 appearances. Onyekuru who described Gala as home after putting pen to paper on Sunday, revealed that his immediate target is to help the side finish the season’ strong.’ “Ready to give all I have to help finish the season strong” he enthused. Onyekuru whose performance at Eupen wowed many clubs and eventually gingered Everton to sign him for £7million in 2017, could however not play for the Toffess due to work permit problems, forcing the Nigerian international to spend the entire deal period on loan to Anderlecht and Galatasaray respectively. Super Eagles and Monaco ace Henry Onyekuru signs to begin his 2nd loan sojourn at GalatasarayAdvertisement Loading… center_img Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayShe Managed To Change The Lives Of Pakistan Women10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 African Actresses With Thick Skin Who Got Famous In HollywoodWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?10 Awesome TV Series That Got Cancelled Way Too Soon8 Shows You Didn’t Want To Watch At The Endlast_img read more

Osimhen opens door to £50m Man Utd transfer

first_img “Later this week he was quoted not ‘interested’ to accept Napoli’s offer.” However, Osimhen is yet to sign on the dotted line and is thought to be keen to see who else comes in for him. According to the Daily Express, citing Football Italia, the striker feels pressured into joining Napoli and could yet steer clear. Furthermore, they claim he wants to move to the Premier League with Manchester United in his sights. read also:Osimhen turns down Napoli’s offer, targets Premier League United recently struck a deal to extend Odion Ighalo’s loan until January 2021, but his return to China will leave an opening in their squad. The Red Devils have relied on Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood this season. Pundit Owen Hargreaves is now expecting big things. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Lille striker, Victor Osimhen, is aspiring to join Manchester United after rejecting Napoli’s lofty offer. The Nigeria striker scored 18 goals and provided six assists in 38 appearances this season. That form has brought him to the attention of Liverpool, Barcelona and Real Madrid. But it was Napoli who moved first for the 21-year-old; the Serie A side striking a deal worth £50m this summer. Osimhen flew to Naples to hold meetings with coach Gennaro Gattuso and president Aurelio De Laurentiis. “Victor went to Naples with his representatives,” his agent Osita Okolo told Calcio Napoli 24. “We talked and exchanged views on the city: the impressions were good, to tell you the truth. “Victor isn’t always shy, although he would’ve preferred to make an important decision with less media exposure. “After meeting De Laurentiis, Giuntoli and Gattuso, he told me he needed some time to make a decision, without any pressure.Advertisement Loading… center_img Promoted ContentThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World10 Of The Best Places Around The World To Go StargazingThe Best Actors To Start Their Careers On Soaps7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyBoys Deserve More Than Action-Hero Role Models90s Stunners Who Still Look GorgeousWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Shows You Didn’t Want To Watch At The EndPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Waylast_img read more

Ticket prices confirmed for Windies-Pakistan ODIs

first_imgTICKET sales for the three One-Day Internationals between West Indies and Pakistan at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence, will be sold at rock-bottom prices and will be available to the Guyanese public by month-end at the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) office on Regent Road.Chronicle Sport confirmed yesterday that tickets are expected to cost $4 000 for the Red and Green Stands; $3 000 for the Orange Stand and $2 000 for the Grass Mound.The three ODIs are scheduled for April 7, 9 and 11 from 09:30hrs daily.The ODIs will be crucial, heading into the September 2017 cut-off date for the 2019 ICC World Cup qualification.Pakistan are currently ranked eighth on the ICC ODI rankings table, the last automatic-qualification spot, with 89 points while West Indies are five points behind them in ninth position with 84 points.If West Indies fail to get into the top eight spots by September, they must participate in the 2018 ICC World Cup Qualifier. That tournament is currently scheduled to be held in Bangladesh, although that may change if Bangladesh – currently ranked seventh with 91 points – gains an automatic qualification.Last year when the two teams met in an ODI series on West Indies tour of the UAE, Pakistan won the series 3-0.West Indies were in turmoil from the start of the tour after coach Phil Simmons was sacked on the eve of the team’s departure to Dubai.last_img read more

UW eyes in-state match-ups

first_imgWisconsin’s frigid winter is setting in just as its in-state rivalries are heating up. The Badgers play four home games within the next two weeks, three of which are against opponents hailing from Wisconsin: UW-Green Bay, Marquette and UW-Milwaukee. The Badgers have flourished against these three in-state opponents, with an impressive 10-3 mark under head coach Bo Ryan.Despite their recurrent success, Ryan believes the upcoming home stand will be extremely competitive.”Every time we play they are hard fought games and games of interest,” Ryan said.As a veteran coach with 31 years of experience in Wisconsin, Ryan has a unique insider’s perspective on in-state competition. He credits the current high level of play in the state to what he calls the evolution of Wisconsin basketball. In other words, Ryan believes powerhouse programs such as UW-Milwaukee, Marquette and his own Badgers owe their well-known national success to improved coaching and facilities at the high school level. “The better the coaches get as instructors, the better basketball becomes … 30 or 40 years ago guys were coaching two or three sports … there are (also) better facilities at schools … I think it all leads to better basketball,” Ryan said.The development of Wisconsin basketball in recent years means more widespread talent and greater recruiting opportunities for the Badgers. As a result, this approaching four-game home stand is more than just about bragging rights, but persuading local talent to sign with the Badgers.Bo Ryan’s dominant tenure at UW certainly must be alluring to local recruits. In his five seasons as head coach, the Badgers have compiled a 60-3 record at the Kohl Center, including a 31-1 record in Big Ten home games.A little help from Tuck: This season, the Badgers are 5-1. Their prodigious offense has scored at least 70 points in every game this season. Team leader Alando Tucker is a major reason behind the strong start and high scoring. He continues his impressive play from last year as he leads the team in scoring, averaging 19.3 points per game.However, Tucker’s year has not been perfect. He suffered a nasal injury late in the first half at Wake Forest and now must wear a protective facial mask during games. Additionally, Tucker is struggling from the free-throw line. Since the season’s start, Tucker has made only 26 out of 46 attempts (57 percent).Coach Bo Ryan, however, reasons that the talented junior will overcome any early struggles, especially regarding free throws during key moments of the game.”Most of the players, that are playing at our level, have been at the line in crucial situations and had to make free throws,” Ryan said.The coach further alluded to Tucker’s free-throw problems, stating that free throws are really just a test of fundamentals, with players going on streaks and slumps.”Free-throw shooting just seems to be so streaky at times for some people,” added Ryan.”He went through a stretch last year where he hit just about everything and other times maybe not. So it’s something that’s a little streaky. Hopefully he’ll have his; he’ll be very consistent here in the future. That’s all you can hope for. He practices. He works at it. It’s just free throws are something where you have to, there’s a break in the action, you go to the line, and it’s just you, the ball and the rim, and you’ve got to knock them down.”last_img read more

Minorities face a unique fight with mental health

first_imgAs the end of the semester approaches, students campuswide are burying themselves in books and cramming for exams. And the barrage of tests, papers and assignments is accompanied by the stress and depression of students trying to achieve academic excellence.But for students of color, final exams are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to sources of stress on campus.Minority students face a unique set of challenges that affect their mental health according to Hannah Nguyen, director of Academic Culture Assembly.“While stress from exams and assignments does take a toll on all students’ mental health, some students have to deal with feeling unsafe to speak up in class or feeling underrepresented by the authors on their syllabus,” said Nguyen, who spearheaded the effort to create USC’s Mental Health Awareness Month in October.These microaggressions, brief everyday remarks that attack one’s racial identity, can manifest into trauma, explained assistant professor Shanea Thomas, and, as a result, have profound implications for mental health.“You feel like you’re in a constant state of fight or flight all the time, and your body is not meant to live in a constant state of fear,” Thomas said. “That really wears on mental health, so that’s why in communities of color you have such high rates of hypertension and blood pressure and depression.”But while students of color have a uniquely heightened experience with mental health, these issues are often made invisible. In the Asian Pacific American community, Nguyen said, that’s due to a perception that Asian Americans are the “model minority.”“We are expected to be high-performing and, on top of everything, putting up the facade that we are highly successful and alpha people,” Nguyen said. “It’s like, ‘Oh, you’re Asian American, you’re supposed to be able to do all this.’ It erases the validity of a person’s mental health.”For Latino students, said Mirian Fuentes, a junior majoring in broadcast and digital journalism, mental health is also often not spoken about. Rather, Latino students today are told to “toughen up,” which can deter them from seeking professional help.“Seeing counselors is a little ridiculous for some families because it’s like, ‘Why do you need to talk to another person?’” Fuentes said. “In a white community, it’s perfectly normal. But in a Latino community, it’s kind of absurd.”Diana Jimenez, executive director for Program Board, said this phenomenon may occur in part because of older generations’ collective experiences.“I think about everything my grandparents had to endure, like getting their land taken away — even in the ’60s, their land taken away — their culture being erased and them not being able to speak the dialects that they are native to in order to conform to a society that didn’t even want them,” Jimenez said. “Coming to this University, I’ve seen everything that my family and my ancestors had to go through to be where we are now, so I can’t complain.”Moreover, for Latino students, many of whom are first-generation college students, a different set of pressures arises.“A lot of us have held previous jobs, and although some of us may not have gone to super rigorous high schools, we overcame a lot of financial barriers and a lot of institutionalized barriers to even be here,” Jimenez said.Different minority groups often face pressures from different types  of external forces. For black students, police brutality can profoundly affect mental health, said Kalan Leaks, a senior majoring in biomedical engineering.“It’s almost like an innate thing that the black community is seen as these angry, vicious people,” Leaks said. “There’s a video every week of a person being [hurt] due to a perception of danger — not any actual danger whatsoever … So that makes me feel like I have to do extra things just to live.”The perception of the black community as angry or violent leads to a greater feeling of invalidation that can profoundly affect mental health, Leaks said.“So having these narratives pushed down upon you for such a long time, they eventually start creating that negative loop,” Leaks said. “People don’t go crazy in a vacuum.”For black students and students of color alike, internalizing racism can be traumatic. And collectively, the unique challenges that students of color face on campus can be overwhelming.“I think, on this campus, students of color, and marginalized students in general, burn out so much faster,” Nguyen said. “We have to bear the brunt of feeling constantly attacked and unsafe and invalidated and demeaned for who we are.”Jimenez emphasized that self-care is essential for students of color to reclaim their narratives and take agency of their mental health.“To be able to engage in that self-care is resistance in itself, and I think that’s the beauty of it,” she said.last_img read more

Cause of death determined for former runner Sabrina Cammock

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 2, 2015 at 7:45 pm Contact Sam: | @Sam4TR Former Syracuse track and field runner Sabrina Cammock died of “cardiac arrhythmia,” an irregular heartbeat, a spokeswoman for the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner said Wednesday.It is unclear what caused the heart condition, according to the OCME, and that the manner of Cammock’s death was “natural,” meaning no foul play is suspected.The OCME investigation concluded in “late August,” about 24 weeks after Cammock died in March in a New York City hotel room, was 21. She was a senior Public Health major and will be remembered by many, including friends and coaches. Commentslast_img read more

USC places second in Pac-12 championship

first_imgUp against some of the toughest competition in the country, the men’s swimming and diving team came up just short of winning its second consecutive Pac-12 conference championshipThe ninth-ranked Trojans, looking to defend their 2015 Pac-12 team championship, were led by several outstanding performances but couldn’t keep pace with Stanford over the course of the four-day event.“I think Stanford took a page from our playbook last year,” USC head coach Dave Salo said. “They saw how we came together as a team and came to compete in the absence of one of their top swimmers from last year.”The conference championships were a three-team race from the beginning: USC and Stanford finished the diving championships tied for the lead, but Cal — the second-ranked team in the nation — came storming back to take the lead after the first day of swimming. The Golden Bears won the 800-yard freestyle relay after coming in third in the 200-yard medley relay on Day 1, but USC wasn’t far behind: The Trojans took second place in each event, putting themselves in good position to compete for the rest of the championships.On Day 2, Stanford found themselves on the podium six times over the course of four events, good enough to take the lead in the meet. USC junior Reed Malone, runner up in the 500-yard freestyle the last two years, won the event for the first time, posting the NCAA’s second-best time in the event with a 4:11.80 finish. Malone’s victory was USC’s only top-three finish on the day, and the Trojans remained in second place heading into the second half of the meet.USC had a strong Day 3 as well: Malone won his second race of the championships in the 200-yard freestyle, an event the Trojans have not lost since 2009. USC sophomore Ralf Tribuntsov won the individual title in the 100-yard backstroke, ending California’s three-year win-streak in the event. Freshman Carsten Vissering took second in the 100-yard breaststroke, and the Trojans finished second in the 400 medley relay.Despite only making it onto the podium three times on Day 3, Stanford held a 59-point lead going into the final day of the competition. USC freshman Patrick Mulcare won the 200-yard backstroke and junior Steven Stumph won his second consecutive 200-yard breastroke; Mulcare’s time of 1:39.64 was good enough to break Trojan Olympian Lenny Krayzelburg’s school record set back in 1997. Still, their individual victories would not be enough to pass Stanford, which finished the competition with 808 total points.“We had so many outstanding efforts,” Salo said. “The maturity of the freshman class was a pleasant surprise.”USC finished second with 700 points, followed by California with 628. With their runner-up finish, the Trojans have finished in the top two in the conference for consecutive years for the first time since 1997-1998.“I think our guys experienced winning last year and the feeling of coming up short this season will drive their performance next year,” Salo said. “They found out that they like winning a lot more.”The Trojans now look ahead to the NCAA Championships, which will be held at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center in Atlanta later this month.last_img read more

Ireland targeting November clean sweep

first_imgIn today’s other November Internationals Italy will host South Africa in the opening game at 2pm, while Scotland take-on Tonga at Rugby Park in Kilmarnock from half-past two.Wales go up against New Zealand at five-thirty at the Millennium Stadium.England face Samoa at 7 o’clock, while there’s an 8pm kick-off between France and Argentina. Rory Best has been recalled to the side for the visit of the Wallabies, with Gordon D’Arcy partnering Robbie Henshaw in the centre.Tipperary pair Dave Foley and Tommy O’ Donnell are named on the bench.Kick-off at the Aviva is at half-past four.last_img read more