The damage across the northwest Brisbane suburb was extensive, with a number of homes destroyed.That process took two years, and in that time their children had settled in to new schools so they began searching for a new home. They found it at 36 Gordon St, Hawthorne. Mrs West said the house was also close to the CityCat and other public transport options.“We love our house and we love living here. It is going to be hard to leave it but Mitch leaving was a milestone and we want to travel,” Mrs West said. “The timing is right.”The house is being marketed by Deb Maguire of Place Kangaroo Point and will go to auction on August 25 at 1pm. Mrs West said their two children were now adults, and her son, 22, had recently moved to Sydney.“We love this house but it feels empty without Mitch,” she said. “And we want something that we can just lock and leave knowing (daughter) Sally will be fine.” 36 Gordon Street, Hawthorne“As soon as we walked in, we fell in love with it,” Mrs West said. “We have lived in London, Biloela, The Gap, East Brisbane, but this is the most amazing house I have ever lived in. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours ago“There is always something happening on the river. You don’t need a TV.”But the couple are now moving on and are downsizing to an apartment. After their house was destroyed in the 2008 storms at The Gap, the West family ultimatelty settled at 36 Gordon Street, HawthorneWHEN Kim and Mark West’s house at The Gap was destroyed by a super storm in 2008, they moved to East Brisbane while it was being rebuilt. On the ground floor there is a garage, a kitchen and a living area with a balcony. The multi-level waterfront home sits on a 442sq m block overlooking the river.It has four bedrooms, three bathrooms and space for two vehicles, and the living spaces have been designed to capture the view. The kitchen has stone benchtops, quality stainless-steel appliances and glass splashbacks. Upstairs, there are three bedrooms including the main with a walk-in wardrobe, ensuite and a private balcony with river and city views. The self-contained lower ground floor provides the potential for a teenager’s retreat, guest space or room for ageing parents.There’s a cinema, study, sauna, home office, wine cellar, guest bedroom, a separate living area and a deck leading out to the pool. The family had lived on Kimruska Place at The Gap, which was one of the areas hardest hit by the 2008 storm.
Photo: A ListenerBatesville, In. — Many people took to social media and the phone to talk about seven U.S. military Blackhawk helicopters spotted flying over southeastern Indiana Thursday Afternoon.Military officials say the exercise was based out of the Luken Airport and included the Xavier ROTC program.
For the first time ever the event at Powerstown Park in Clonmel, which starts on Friday, will conclude on a Sunday.If this year’s trial is deemed to be a success then it’s likely that the weekend dates will be retained into the future.Eugene Cooney is from the Irish Coursing Club and says it’s a break from tradition but he’s hopeful the new schedule will attract more spectators.
LIVE TV COMMENT Last Updated: 3rd January, 2020 13:42 IST Syracuse Upsets No. 8 Florida State 90-89 In Overtime Emily Engstler hit the winning layup at the overtime buzzer and Syracuse upset previously unbeaten No. 8 Florida State 90-89 on Thursday night. Emily Engstler hit the winning layup at the overtime buzzer and Syracuse upset previously unbeaten No. 8 Florida State 90-89 on Thursday night.Engstler’s basket came off an inbound pass from Teisha Hyman. It answered a score by FSU’s Kiah Gallespie that put the Seminoles up 89-88 with sixth-tenths of a second left.Lewis paced the Orange (7-6, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) with 21 points and Gabrielle Cooper added 14. Engstler and Digna Strautmane each had 12 for the Orange.Gillispie led the Seminoles (13-1, 2-1) with 27 points and Nausia Woolfolk had 19.Strautmane sent the game to overtime with a 3-pointer with 3 seconds left. Her shot from the top of the key tied it 81-all. The shot was Strautmane’s second 3 in the final minute, after Syracuse had missed 14 straight from long range.BIG PICTUREFlorida State: FSU’s 13 consecutive wins to start the season were a program record. … The Seminoles were trying to get off to their first 3-0 start in ACC play since the 2008-09 season, which was the first of two consecutive seasons when they won co-ACC regular-season titles.Syracuse: Florida State was the fourth straight nationally ranked opponent for the Orange. Syracuse faced six ranked opponents before the turn of the calendar on Jan. 1, a program record.UP NEXTFlorida State: The Seminoles turn to in-state play with a visit to Miami on Sunday before hosting Georgia Tech on Jan. 9.Syracuse: The Orange get another home test on Sunday when Notre Dame comes to the Carrier Dome, then the team heads south for a trip to Miami on Jan. 12. FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO US Associated Press Television News Written By First Published: 3rd January, 2020 13:42 IST WATCH US LIVE
Cristiano Ronaldo’s new five-year contract extension has reportedly made him the highest paid footballer in the history of the sport, earning €21 million per season.According to Spanish sports daily, AS, Cristiano’s new salary is not made publically available due to a confidentiality clause, but the report states that the Portuguese star will earn €21 million per season.Annual costAs part of the new contract, Real Madrid will pay all the taxes, at a rate of 52%, meaning their annual cost of retaining the former Ballon d’Or winner will be a whopping €40 million per season.Cristiano’s old contract was under Spain’s ‘Beckham Law’ which hoped to draw more top flight footballers to Spain and reduced their tax rate to 24% but was abolished soon after Ronaldo signed in 2009.Prior to Sunday, Samuel Eto’o held the record for the highest paid footballer in history, earning €20 million per year in his two years at Anzhi, which Cristiano breaks by earning one million per year and Eto’o has since reduced his salary in order to join English Premier League side, Chelsea. BonusParis Saint Germain’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the third highest paid player earning €14.5 million per season.In an added bonus to fuel the rivalry between Real Madrid and Barcelona, Ronaldo’s salary blows Leo Messi’s out of the water, as the Argentine earns €13 million per season and earns double what Neymar earns at €10 million.