Gold Coast home makes the most of its water views

first_img33 Prosperity Drive, Helensvale.LOOKING for a home with water views?It doesn’t get much better than those expanding before this Helensvale residence.The 1399sq m fan-shaped block has 68m of waterfrontage, offering a stunning outlook from most of the rooms in the house.Owners Dorothy and Dennis Spriggs built the five-bedroom property, where they have lived for about 10 years.Their son, David, said it was designed to make the most of its unusual shaped block.“It’s right on the corner … so they loved the outlook,” he said. 33 Prosperity Drive, Helensvale. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 33 Prosperity Drive, Helensvale.An open kitchen, living and dining area is at the centre of the home.It flows through sliding glass doors onto a covered wraparound patio and deck where the water views stretch in every direction.The master bedroom with walk-in wardrobe and ensuite, office that can double as a fifth bedrooms, media lounge, bathroom and laundry are all on the ground floor.Upstairs, there are three additional bedrooms with a shared bathroom as well as a living area and study.center_img It also has a four-person lift.Mr Spriggs said his parents loved living in the Oyster Estate, which had patrolled security.“They feel very secure there,” he said. While the property had been a peaceful retreat for the couple, Mr Spriggs said they were selling it to downsize. 33 Prosperity Drive, Helensvale.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 agolast_img read more

King’s ton in vain as Scorpions lose final match of Regional 4-day season

first_imgBRANDON King slammed a second first-class hundred, but it failed to ignite the Jamaica Scorpions second innings batting as Trinidad & Tobago Red Force completed a season sweep over them to bring the curtain down on the 2018-19 West Indies Championship with an 85-run victory on Sunday.King lit up an otherwise mundane final day of the rescheduled first-round match at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy with an impressive 133, but the Scorpions, chasing 338 for victory, were bowled out for 252 in their second innings inside the first hour after tea.King struck 18 fours and four sixes from 119 balls in three hours at the crease and was one of only two Scorpions batsmen to pass 20, as he dominated half-century stands with his captain Paul Palmer and Kennar Lewis which brought some respectability to the batting.Rookie WINDIES opener John Campbell made 25, but King held the innings together, as he put on 75 for the fifth wicket Lewis and 57 for the seventh wicket with Lewis before he fell to veteran leg-spinner Imran Khan, whose 3-48 from 13 overs made him the pick of the Red Force bowlers.Familiarity bred success for Jamaica-born, Red Force fast-medium bowler Odean Smith, who supported Khan in the demolition of the Scorpions’ batting with 3-56 from 15 overs.The result meant that Red Force gained 21.8 points to end in fourth place in the Championship on 112.4 and Scorpions collected 8.6 to finish fifth on 97.2.Earlier, starting the day on 282 for nine, Red Force were bowled out inside the first half-hour for 295 in their second innings.WINDIES international Jason Mohammed remained not out on 110, but WINDIES strike bowler Shannon Gabriel, his overnight partner, gave a return catch to Scorpions first innings bowling hero Nicholson Gordon to bring the innings to a close after they frustrated the visitors by extending their last wicket stand to 38.Gordon ended with 2-55 from 14.4 overs to follow his first innings seven-wicket haul, but Mohammed pipped him for the Player-of-the-Match prize.last_img read more

Men’s soccer offensive struggles continue against Ohio State

first_imgAlthough the Wisconsin men’s soccer team seemed to outplay Ohio State Saturday, the scoreboard would not indicate the same as the Buckeyes escaped McClimon Complex with a 2-0 win.Despite Wisconsin (2-9-2, 0-5-0 Big Ten) controlling much of the game against OSU (5-5-3, 3-2-0), the Badgers came out of the match still searching for their first Big Ten win for the year as their winless streak stretched to three games.In the 25th minute of the first half, the Badgers thought they had broken through when forward Tom Barlow scored on a breakaway, but the goal called back after Barlow was called for offsides. Ten minutes later, Ohio State broke the tie when forward Christian Soldat headed in a cross from freshman forward Marcus McCrary to give the Buckeyes a 1-0 lead, which held up going into halftime.“[McCrary] sent in a good cross. Adam [Lauko] had good position on the guy who was right behind and the guy just flicked it, perfect flick over the keeper,” Badger midfielder Drew Conner said. “It was just a really lucky goal.”After getting off to a slow start, the Badgers’ attack really started to pick up in the second half, recording nine of their 12 shots on goal.According to UW freshman forward Mark Segbers, the Badgers found more success creating opportunities by adjusting their game plan to stretch out Ohio State’s 4-5-1 formation.“I think we were trying to jam it down the middle too much and that’s where most of their numbers were,” Segbers said. “It took us a little while to figure that out. The main goal was to try to get it out wide and get a good cross in whether it was on the ground or in the air.”Despite the flurry of scoring chances for Wisconsin in the second half, the Badgers were not able to put any of them in the back of the net. The score would stay 1-0 until the last minute of the game when McCrary sealed the victory for Ohio State by scoring on a breakaway as Wisconsin’s defenders were pushed up in an all-out effort to tie the game.“We had a lot of action in their box and sometimes it falls for you, sometimes it doesn’t,” Wisconsin head coach John Trask said. “It seemed like we were going to get something with what we were doing out there in the second half.”According to Trask, coming up short despite outplaying an opponent is just an unfortunate part of the game sometimes.“Soccer, as I’ve said before, can be a cruel game just because you dominate territory or dominate possession, but at the end of the day, it’s about putting the ball in the goal, which isn’t always an easy thing to do,” Trask said.In addition to not converting their chances, the Badgers’ lack of physicality due to their youth is what held them back in Saturday’s match, according to Trask.“I would say they were bigger than us in terms of size, but [Ohio State] was bigger physically,” he said. “It’s noticeable that they were a little bit older in some spots of the field.”While disappointed by not getting the win, Trask was still encouraged by how his team played Saturday night.“I was pleased with the effort. We played midweek, they didn’t. I thought we had a good energy,” Trask said. “I thought we played pretty good other than the one bang-bang goal that they got.”Trask went on to praise the play of junior midfielder Drew Conner and freshman midfielder Mike Catalano, who each recorded two shots on goal for the Badgers.“Both Mike and Drew won a lot of balls, won a lot of air-balls, which is important in a Big Ten game, but I also thought [they] played some very good soccer, moved the ball quickly through the middle of the field, either side-to-side or up and back,” Trask said of his central midfielders. “I really like what those two guys are doing.”While Wisconsin is still searching for its first Big Ten win, Conner was confident that better results will start to come as the Badgers continue to build on their quality effort against Ohio State.“We know we’re close,” Conner said. “We know we’re not far off. I don’t think our record represents this team very well at all.”Trask echoed Conner’s sentiment and was adamant that his team has what it takes to reach its full potential. But with so many young players, that could take time.“I know there’s really good things in the future for this group because they’re not going to bail and I know they’re going to work their butts off in the offseason,” Trask said.last_img read more

Fans troop to Cape Coast stadium ahead of Black Stars’ match against South Africa [PHOTOS]

first_img Source: Photos: Yaw Antwi Owusu Fans have started making their way into the Cape Coast Stadium hours before kick-off in tonight’s 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa.Hundreds of people have already taken their seats in the stadium while many others have queued up outside, waiting to enter.A number of parents have also brought their kids to the stadium to support the side in their first match since July. The Black Stars are hoping to begin their quest to book a place at the 2021 AFCON on a winning note, having disappointed at this year’s tournament.The team will hope a win will help change public perception of the side, which has tanked in recent years due to poor performances on the pitch and numerous controversies off it.The Round of 16 exit to Tunisia on penalties in the 2019 AFCON, which was the last time Ghanaians saw the senior national team players in action, would certainly not have helped.Along with South Africa, the Black Stars were grouped with São Tomé and Príncipe and Sudan.Sudan beat São Tomé and Príncipe by four goals to nil in the groups first game on Wednesday and now top the fledgeling group, with Ghana and South Africa hoping to join them later tonight.The match will be played at the Cape Coast stadium and kicks off at 7:00pm.center_img Below is the Black Stars’ squad for the matchlast_img read more