Gold Coast beach cottage held in the one family for 60 years hits the market

first_imgBrian and Janette Gibson have lived at 215 Hedges Ave since 2002. Brian’s mother originally purchased the property in 1958. Picture, John GassA FAMILY who bought a Gold Coast beach cottage for a few thousand pounds in the late 1950s stands to make more than $5 million on the sale of their property.Brian and Janette Gibson have reluctantly put their Mermaid Beach house, held in the family for 60 years, on the market at $5.3 million.215 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach has stood the test of time. Mr Gibson’s late mother Barbie bought 215 Hedges Ave in 1958 after selling her Surfers Paradise property.The property was passed down to her three sons before Brian and wife Janette bought out his brothers by 1985.“She (Barbie) and her husband had a property in Surfers Paradise but as far as she was concerned Surfers was getting too busy and noisy,” Janette Gibson said.“Then she saw this Mermaid Beach property — at that stage there were only gravel roads.”The house was used as a holiday home for the Gibson family throughout the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.Brian and Janette Gibson have lived at 215 Hedges Ave since 2002. Brian’s mother originally purchased the property in 1958. Picture, John Gass 215 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach — what a view!center_img 215 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa13 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“Our children and grandchildren have known it all their lives as a house for holidays,” Ms Gibson said.“It was always a lovely family area and that was why everybody loved it.“Growing up, there were a lot of children living nearby who were all similar ages to our four children.“I remember our eldest daughter had a birthday in January and we had about 25 children from the neighbourhood at the house.”In 2002, Brian and Janette decided to take up residence in the beachfront house.They said they could never have imagined what Mermaid Beach and particularly Hedges Ave would become.MORE NEWS: Gold Coast mega mansion sells in a deal worth more than $9 millionMORE NEWS: Tom Williams unlikely career change215 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach is in a prime beachfront location.“The changes to the suburb have been unbelievable. We’ve seen it go ahead in leaps and bounds,” Ms Gibson said.While the couple said they would be sad to leave the cottage, the time had come to sell.“All of our children’s friends have said ‘oh you’re not selling it’ and our friends have said the same thing,” Ms Gibson said.“They remember the lovely times we’ve had here and the times they have come and stayed here.”The cottage has been extended and modernised but is well-maintained with some of its original fittings.John Natoli of The Agency is marketing the 405sq m property — one of 29 corner blocks on the well-known “millionaires row’’.“It provides a rare opportunity to purchase a decreasing supply of beachfront land suitable for the creation of a beachfront mansion,” Mr Natoli said.Hedges Ave holds the record for the highest sale on the Gold Coast when, in 2008, BreakFree founder Tony Smith sold an uncompleted mansion in Hedges Ave to later-failed internet whiz Daniel Tzvetkoff for $27 million.last_img read more

Three month training workshop for Diabetic foot officially launched in Dominica

first_imgHealthLifestyleLocalNews Three month training workshop for Diabetic foot officially launched in Dominica by: – June 10, 2011 Share Sharing is caring! 26 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Share Tweet Coordinator of the Health Promotion Resource Centre in the Ministry of Health Helen Royer says diabetes contributes greatly to the rate of mortality in Dominica.Royer made the remarks during the official launching of a three month training workshop for the management of Diabetic Foot in Dominica this morning.She says statistics indicate that diabetes is the third cause of both morbidity and mortality in Dominica and has proven to be very costly to individuals, families and the country.According to Royer, the increase of amputation related to diabetes is of major concern for the Ministry of Health and it is against this background that the diabetic foot care program was initiated since experts remain convinced that the majority of many amputations can be avoided.She told the ceremony that not only do these patients suffer from the amputation of their limbs, but also a significant psychological impact which can be very severe.“Amputation does not only result in loss of mobility but can have a considerable psychological impact on the entire family. In fact many people who have had amputations report feeling emotions such as grief and bereavement similar to experiencing the death of a loved one.”She explained that it was with this in mind that the training workshop was established with a view to exploring methods in which amputations could be prevented.“The workshop offers a concentrated program on how to treat and assess advanced lower extremities, arterial disease with the goal of saving the limb. The training brings together experienced skilled professionals who will provide specific detailed information about proper diagnosis and management and will give physicians the knowledge to make critical decisions that will ensure the best possible outcome for every patient they come in contact with at the community or hospital setting.”At the end of the workshop, participants are expected to be further inspired and equipped to effectively execute their role in the prevention of amputation.It is also hoped that the training will be an impetus to continue to avail new opportunities for addressing the issue of diabetes and amputation.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Dominica wins Courts OECS reading competition

first_img Share Sharing is caring! EducationLocalNewsPrimary Dominica wins Courts OECS reading competition by: – October 21, 2011 Share Tweetcenter_img Shania Edwards and her mother after she won the competition in Dominica earlier this year.Shania Edwards, a student of the Massacre Primary has read her way to winning the 2011 Courts OECS reading competition which took place in St Kitts on Thursday.Principal of the Massacre Primary Cynthia Morvan told DBS News that the victory is a proud moment for everyone who made it possible.“We listened to her from the beginning and when she did the first round we knew she had made it. We had no doubt that she would be the winner. When it was announced we were excited. We are happy for her and her family. Right now the entire school is on top of the world. It tells us that every child can read and we can do it. I want to appeal to the parents to stand by their parents because what we realize is that when parents work with their children, they do well. Shania has a good family support and she has a good attitude, which is one of the beautiful things about Shernia,” she said Marketing Officer of Courts Letricia Cadette says the organization is elated at the results.“We are excited. It was a fun filled day. It has been interesting as well. She read at number 5. She was brilliant,” she said.St Kitts placed second while St Lucia placed third.The event is the brainchild of the Dominica Broadcasting Station.A welcome ceremony will be held at the Melville Hall Airport to welcome Edwards.Dominica Vibes News 80 Views   2 comments Sharelast_img read more

Nigeria defender Awaziem joins Boavista from Porto

first_imgPortuguese Primera Liga side Boavista have signed Chidozie Awaziem from FC Porto. The 23-year-old Nigeria international will be having his second stint with a Portuguese club having started out with Porto as a youth player in 2014 before graduating to the senior team in 2016. His last action with the Portuguese giants came that year and has since spent time on loan with various clubs. His most recent loan stint was with Leganes in La Liga. Awaziem played 26 times for the Madrid-based club, forming a defensive partnership with his Super Eagle teammate and former Chelsea centre-back Kenneth Omeruo. Their pairing, however, could not save the club as they got relegated, finishing in 18th place, just one point short of Celta Vigo.Advertisement Promoted Content6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsTop 10 Most Iconic Characters On TVWhat Disney Princesses Would Look Like In Modern Day Realities7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtThe World’s 7 Most Spectacular Railway Stations Leganes conceded 51 goals in total but did keep eight clean sheets. Some of their famous shutouts were a two-legged victory over Espanyol which ended 3-0 on aggregate, as well as a 1-0 win over Valencia and 2-0 victory at Athletic Bilbao. There was also a goalless draw away at Atletico Madrid at the iconic Wanda Metropolitano in the Spanish capital. Awaziem got booked 10 times and as such faced a one-game suspension for an accumulation of five yellow cards twice. He also featured three times in the Copa Del Rey as Leganes reached the round of 16 and suffered a heavy 5-0 defeat to Barcelona at the Camp Nou in which he played the entire 90 minutes. Awaziem previously played for Nantes in Ligue 1, appearing 23 times in all competitions and scoring one goal. He also had a short spell in 2019 with Rizespor in Tukey, playing 16 times. He has been a Nigeria international since 2017, earning 12 caps and scoring one goal.Awaziem was part of the Super Eagles contingent that went to the 2018 World Cup in Russia, however he was an unused substitute in all three Group D games with Gernot Rohr’s men finishing third behind Croatia and Argentina.Awaziem played a greater role at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, playing 498 minutes as the three-time champions finished in third place.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… last_img read more

Jac-Cen-Del kindergarten registration event announced

first_imgOsgood, In. — Kindergarten registration for Jac-Cen-Del Elementary School will be held on Thursday, April 4th, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM.  All children must be five years of age on or before August 1st to attend kindergarten during the 2019-2020 school year.Parents and registering kindergarten students are requested to attend.  Parents will meet with the kindergarten teachers and will also meet with the school nurse to discuss the child’s immunization record and any health concerns. The transportation director will be available to discuss bus routes.You must bring your child’s official birth certificate.  The certificate from the hospital is not acceptable.  Parents must also bring the doctor or clinic record of the child’s immunizations.The Ripley County Health Department will be happy to assist in giving any vaccines needed for your child.  You may call 689-0506 to make an appointment.Margaret Mary Community Hospital will host immunization clinics (by appointment only) on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Mondays from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Margaret Mary Health is located at 1051 SR 229 or call 812-932-5105.Decatur County Memorial Hospital in Greensburg holds an open shot clinic every Tuesday from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Medical Arts Plaza Center. No appointment needed.  Ripley County residents are also welcomed at this clinic.  The phone number is 812-222-0422.There is no charge to Ripley County residents for shots at any of these sites if you do not have insurance, or if you are on Medicaid, or you have insurance that does not cover vaccines.  If you do have insurance coverage for vaccines, Margaret Mary Community Hospital, Decatur County Memorial Hospital, and the Ripley County Health Department will be able to bill the insurance company for you.  You must bring your child’s shot record with you when you go to the clinics.You may also contact your primary healthcare provider for vaccines.Your child will not be officially registered for kindergarten until an official birth certificate and an updated immunization record are on file at the school.last_img read more

CMRC 2016 Round Three in Barbados…

first_imgVieira singles out Miller as main contenderWITH the third leg of the Caribbean Motor Racing Championships right around the corner, Stephen Vieira has singled out Barbadian Brook Miller as the ‘man to beat’ come race day.Speaking exclusively to Chronicle Sport, Vieira contended “I actually see him (Brook) as the number one competitor for Barbados and going to one of the best tracks in the Caribbean or possibly the best track in the Caribbean, I am going to try my best to push and do better.”Vieira picked up three second-place finishes at the second leg in Trinidad and currently leads the CMRC Superstock bike class with 122 points while his cousin Matthew, who will also compete in Barbados, is in second.However, he explained that mechanical troubles from his Kawasaki ZX6-R had relegated him to only second-place finishes on race day.“It was actually very funny because I didn’t have the straight line power that I needed and everyone else had and I had to work much harder in the corners; but it was actually experience that gave me that balancing effect, the experience that I have over them, ” he said.He continued, “ Experience is a lot, if the game plan at any time has to change, experience is a major man to fall back on.”Moving into the third leg, he also confirmed that, “My mindset is actually very, very good because we had a little problem in Trinidad and we thought it was in the fuel system and its management but it was not that, it was the engine – one cylinder was dead. I just put in a new engine and my feeling and motivation now actually strong.”“The engine that I have in that bike is all the confidence that I need. We actually tested the engine and we (my team and I) know to ourselves that it is a good engine.”His bike is sponsored by Sunburst Orange Juice, Palm Court, Top End Fitness, Pure Racing and The Track.last_img read more

Mayweather Jr. Dismisses Rematch with Pacquiao

first_imgFloyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao have been trading blows on social media, with the Filipino raising the possibility of a rematch, but the unbeaten American shutting down the prospect of a fight.Pacquiao beat Keith Thurman via a split decision in Las Vegas over the weekend to become the new WBA super welterweight champion and his former opponent was in the crowd.However, Mayweather has said he was only there on business with his advisor Al Haymon, who represents Pacquiao. “I was only at your fight supervising you, my employee!” he put on Instagram.Referencing their previous bout, which he won on points in 2015, Mayweather continued by saying: “I beat you mentally, physically and financially!”The former five-division world champion also expressed frustration at the situation.“[Pacquiao’s] entire legacy and career has been built off its association with my name and it’s about time you all stop using my brand for clout chasing and clickbait,” he added.“Y’all hate the fact that a black, high school dropout outsmarted you all by beating the odds and retiring undefeated while maintaining all my faculties simply by making smart choices and even smarter investments.”Pacquiao, who serves as a senator in his native Philippines, responded on Twitter and hinted at a potential rematch.“You come to my fight and then use my name in a post but I’m the one that is trying to stay relevant?” the 40-year-old said.“If you want to be relevant again…. #MayPac2.”Mayweather then hit back saying: “Bottom line, I make more money than you; I beat you, then I signed you! I was only at your fight supervising you, my employee, as any real boss would do!”Pacquiao then said: “Excuse me Floyd, your name has not been on any of my PBC contracts. But if you would like to be on the next one, I will have one drawn up and sent to you. #CounterfeitMoney.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Floyd Mayweatherlast_img read more

SU looks to build momentum heading into postseason play

first_img Published on October 18, 2012 at 1:27 am Contact Jack: Facebook Twitter Google+ Having clinched a bye to the quarterfinals in the Big East tournament, what happens Saturday when Syracuse plays St. John’s is almost meaningless for the Orange.But it would be a mistake to say the game doesn’t matter.“Some people may say it doesn’t matter quite as much as all the other games, but if anything I think it matters more,” Alyscha Mottershead said.As a senior, the game against St. John’s (6-9-1, 2-6-1 Big East) will be the last time Mottershead will play in front of a home crowd for the Orange (8-6-2, 5-3-1). It is also the team’s final chance to build momentum before the postseason begins.Last year, the Orange lost to Marquette and St. John’s to finish the regular season before falling to Georgetown in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange lost to Marquette last weekend, and Mottershead knows the team cannot afford to finish the season like it did last year if it wants to have a successful postseason.“We had a losing streak at the end of the year and as a result, moving into the playoffs we didn’t have a good game, and I think going in there after a win against St. John’s will be huge for us,” she said.Brittany Anghel said the game is a stepping stone for the Orange. Knowing how St. John’s has struggled this season, the junior goalkeeper is looking for a big win to build momentum heading into the team’s game against Notre Dame.“This is our opportunity to just pummel them, score as many as possible. It’s also senior day, so we want to honor them by doing as well as we can,” she said.An Orange victory seemed much more likely before last weekend, when the team had won four in a row.But the team suffered two frustrating losses against USF and Marquette, and will need to learn from those games to successfully move forward.Mottershead did not make any excuses for the losses, but did say the trip to Florida and then to Wisconsin made it a very difficult weekend for the team.“We have to work on our preparation going into big games like that and starting off stronger,” she said. “At the end of the game we definitely showed we could outplay them.”Head coach Phil Wheddon said the brutal weather conditions made the Marquette game “a little bit of an anomaly.” But both games exposed the team’s struggles to finish.“It took us a little while to get into the game on Friday night against Florida. We outshot them 18-6, and they win one-nil, so that exposed our lack of ability to be clinical in front of goal,” he said.Anghel also said that the team’s lack of composure in front of the goal was the main issue, but the defense will have to work even harder in the coming games.“Defensively we had a couple of breakdowns here and there, but the conditions were really tough, so hopefully moving forward, actually, at Notre Dame they are going to be tough. So I guess it’s just something we have to adapt to,” she said.The Orange is headed to consecutive Big East tournaments for the first time in more than a decade.But Mottershead said that cannot be enough to satisfy the team if the ultimate goal is championships.“I think that this was kind of a standard that we knew we had to meet,” she said. “It’s great that we’re there but we’re looking to accomplish a lot more than we did last year.” Commentslast_img read more

Erickson: Kerdiles has tough path to clearance

first_imgRaise your hand if you are on Twitter or Facebook.Yeah that’s what I thought. It’s ok folks, I’m constantly tuned in to both.But these days words like “make your profile private” and “don’t share any of your personal information online” are becoming everyday turns of phrase just like “look both ways before you cross the street” and “never accept candy from a stranger.”Unfortunately for freshman forward Nic Kerdiles, he didn’t heed the aforementioned warnings and shared a little too much information via both popular social feeds. That little slip has caused the NCAA to question the Irving, Calif., native’s eligibility and as of this week, he has been suspended for the season. The Wisconsin men’s hockey team is currently appealing the decision.Here’s the situation. Kerdiles posted a photo donning gear from Pulver Sports – an agency – and also tweeted that he went out to dinner with them. These posts have cost him a year of college hockey. But the catch is, if Kerdiles didn’t keep the gear or if he paid for his own dinner then he should be cleared – something the athletic department is currently trying to argue.Now, all anyone can do is simply wait. Chances are if Wisconsin loses the appeal, Kerdiles will leave UW and play in the Western Hockey League with the Kelowna Rockets. If he did that though, it would only delay serving the current ban. If that would be the case, it’s safe to say Kerdiles will never skate as a Badger.But I’m getting way ahead of myself. Here are the facts: Kerdiles is currently suspended because of ineligibility and Wisconsin is appealing that decision.To put it bluntly: it sucks. Kerdiles was expected to make an impact immediately, slated to skate on the top line alongside juniors Mark Zengerle and Tyler Barnes. The Badgers know what they have without him simply because he’s a freshman, but the 2012-13 squad would be bolstered that much more by the 18-year-old forward who was drafted 36th overall in the 2012 NHL draft.But also considering recent cases of similar situations, it’s quite unfair.There is no way the NCAA can be 100 percent positive Kerdiles actually did anything wrong, maybe he did pay for those meals on his own. Maybe he isn’t paying anyone from Pulver Sports and is simply getting advice – which is allowed.Kerdiles faces a very similar situation former Auburn quarterback Cam Newton faced two years ago. Newton was accused of allegations that would have made him ineligible for the season, which ultimately would have cost him a Heisman Trophy and a national title. But while the NCAA was processing the allegations he was still allowed to play. The NCAA sort of swept the whole thing under their living room rug and pretended nothing happened. They didn’t seem to really force the issue, even with their investigation. We also see this all the time in basketball.That begs the question: why are they being so harsh on hockey? The answer is money.Hockey has such a loud, proud niche audience. It’s not televised in the same way as basketball and football because it’s not as popular on a national scale. The NCAA won’t tarnish sports in-season the way the potential loss of Newton could have. Newton was superman. He had an inspiring background and a magic ability to make things happen on the field. To suddenly render him ineligible would have upset fans as if he was the next Tiger Woods.This is certainly a hypothetical situation, but the fact remains that hockey seems like a pest to the NCAA more than anything else. Major tournaments are played in sub-par arenas – especially on the women’s side – and the national title tournament is often dominated by the same handful of teams that the NCAA seemingly could really care less which hockey powerhouse wins it year in and year out.Kerdiles has found himself in a tough situation, but unfortunately for him, he’s guilty until proven innocent.Kelly is a senior majoring in journalism and un peu de Fran?ais. Think the NCAA is being unfair or for once sticking to its guns? Let her know at or on Twitter @kellymerickson.last_img read more

Scientific Games adds sports betting to Dutch Lottery deal

first_img Submit Share Share SG OpenMarket approval sees SportCaller expand FTP distribution capacity August 18, 2020 SG ramps up digital expansion with Nederlandse Loterij deal August 24, 2020 Xtremepush secures ‘OpenMarket’ supplier accreditation   August 26, 2020 Scientific Games will deliver the Dutch Lottery’s players with a full sports betting solution across mobile and desktop after extending its partnership with Nederlandse Loterij.Having previously provided Nederlandse Loterij – the largest gaming company in the Netherlands – with OpenPlatform player account technology and lottery instant games, Scientific Games has added the sports offering through OpenSports.OpenSports is the company’s end-to-end sports betting solution featuring OpenPlatform as one of five key modules. The others are OpenBet, OpenEngage, OpenAccelerate and OpenTrade – SG Digital’s managed trading services powered by Don Best. Nederlandse Loterij will receive the OpenTrade module for non-Dutch sports.Sam Depoortere, Business Director Sportsbook for Nederlandse Loterij, said: “We’re excited to offer our players a seamlessly connected online sportsbook that keeps quality and stability top-of-mind. Expanding our partnership with Scientific Games will help us gain new players and keep our existing bettors engaged.”Keith O’Loughlin is SVP of Sportsbook and Platforms at SG Digital – the digital division of Scientific Games. He added: “Our OpenSports solution is a natural fit for Nederlandse Loterij. We recognize the importance of transitioning from a sports technology provider to a full-service, end-to-end sportsbook partner. “Teams across Scientific Games have re-engineered the full product suite by putting the player at the heart of our decision making. Sports betting is currently positioned at the core of global growth for the lottery and gaming industry, and we’ll be providing NLO advanced innovation to fuel their ongoing success in the Netherlands.”Nederlandse Loterij was created in 2016 via the merger of De Lotto and the Dutch State Lottery under the control of the Dutch Ministry of Finance. Proceeds are dedicated to the benefit of Sports and local charitable institutions. Related Articles StumbleUponlast_img read more