first_imgWith apartments including up to five car parks, Kokoda Property managing director Mark Chester said: “The sort of people buying penthouses are no longer just the Baby Boomers getting closer to retirement and downsizing, these buyers are people that are mindfully deciding that they want to be in Newstead.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours ago“You’re getting young relocators from Sydney and Melbourne that are coming to Brisbane for lifestyle choices,” he said.“Brisbane offers more real estate for your dollar so there’s that attraction to move from interstate.“This sort of home offering used to be purchased by people from Hamilton and Ascot relocating into Newstead, but because of its prime location, it’s bringing people from the outer Brisbane suburbs as well.”Mr Chester said the offering of five car parks was highly unusual and “more of a house offering”.“It’s a big attraction because people who have the money to buy penthouses normally have a collection of cars, or they have adult children living at home, and they have cars,” he said.Construction of the two-building development is on track, with its impressive facade beginning to take shape, prompting a spike in buyer inquiries.Hayball Architects, along with Ministry of Design are responsible for the development’s external and internal design, combining modern elegance with a whimsical touch.Chester & Ella’s unique array of residents’ amenities are located across multiple levels, taking elevated living to the next level.There will be an elegant event precinct with seating for 20 people, private chef and event planner services as well as a premium theatre room and billiards table with a feature fireplace and outdoor lounge.The residents’ amenities include a health and wellness centre inclusive of a fully equipped gym with personal trainer and a dedicated yoga room. Chester & Ella have launched their penthouse collection. Photo: SuppliedA new collection of spacious penthouses at Newstead’s Chester & Ella project feature either three or four bedrooms.Having already sold 90 per cent of its 325 luxury apartments, Kokoda Property’s apartment project is changing the face of prestige penthouse living in the river city, attracting a diverse group of buyers from around the country. Inside Chester & Ella. Photo: Suppliedlast_img read more

first_imgCheptegei dethrones Kamworor, celebratesA partnership between Cheptegei and Kiplimo ensured Uganda claimed tamaiden victory in the men’s world cross-country championships in style Saturday, while Kenyan track star Hellen Obiri took the women’s title.Cheptegei clocked 31min 40sec around the 10.2km-long course in the Danish city of Aarhus, he and Kiplimo pushing Kenya’s double defending champion Geoffrey Kamworor into third (31:55).“It is an awesome feeling winning here today. Since I missed it last time in 2017 I now reached my mission to return with the gold medal,” Cheptegei said.“It means a lot to me to be the first ever Ugandan to win this title. The course was very hard and difficult but I had a very strong preparation at home in Kampala where the terrain is very similar.”It was a 1-2 finish for Uganda, with Cheptegei edging former world junior champion KiplimoThe women’s race, over the same distance on the muddy course, was led almost from start to finish by Obiri, 2017 world champion over 5000m, a distance in which she also won Olympic gold in Rio in 2016.The 29-year-old Kenyan clocked 36:14, just two seconds ahead of Dera Dida, with another Ethiopian, Letensebet Gidey, in third a further 8sec adrift.Share on: WhatsApp .Cheptegei with his gold medal in Denmark MEDALS Joshua CHEPTEGEI – GOLD Jacob KIPLIMO – SILVER Oscar CHELIMO – U-20 BRONZE U-20 Men team – SILVER Senior Women Team – BRONZE Senior men team – GOLDRESULT: Senior Men race 10km Joshua CHEPTEGEI 31:40 Prize $30000 Jacob KIPLIMO 31:44 $15,000 Geoffrey KAMWOROR 31:55 $10,000 Thomas Ayeko   32:25 Joel Ayeko 32:32 Albert CHEMUTAI 32:46 Maxwell ROTICH 33:28 Uganda win team GOLD $20,000RESULT: Senior Women race 10km Hellen OBIRI 36:14 $30000 Dera DIDA 36:16 $15,000 Letesenbet GIDEY 36:24 $10,000 Rachael CHEBET 36:47 $7000 Peruth CHEMUTAI 36:49 $5000 Uganda win team bronze $12,000RESULT: Under 20 Men race 8km Milkesa MENGESHA 23:52 Tadese WORKU  23:54 Oscar CHELIMO 23:55 Leonard Kipkemoi BETT 24:02RESULT: Under 20 Women race 6km Alemitu TARIKU 20:50 Tsigie GEBRESELAMA 20:50 Beatrice CHEBET 20:51 Sarah CHELANGAT 20:51Aarhus, Denmark | THE INDEPENDENT |  Joshua Cheptegei and Jacob Kiplimo destroyed the field Saturday for a 1-2 finish in the blue ribbon event of the IAAF World Cross Country Championships  – the men’s senior race.It is the first ever gold for Uganda in both the senior men’s individual event, and the team event. The last time a nation other than Kenya or Ethiopia won the men’s team title at the world cross country was back in 1980.Earlier, Oscar Chelimo had won bronze in the junior men’s event, leading his team to silver, while the senior women had also won team bronze.Cheptegei has a lot to celebrate this time as two years ago in front of his fans in Kampala, he set a blistering opening pace and looked all set to wrap up the 2017 title with two kilometers to go, when his legs gave way. He walked home in 30th position.last_img read more

first_imgOfficials in Daytona Beach, Florida are reporting that a 10-year-old has died after his friend accidentally shot him in the head while the two played with a gun.The incident was reported Saturday around 8:25 pm at a home on South Keech Street.Authorities say the two were visiting the home of the teen’s relative when the boys somehow broke into a locked bedroom and located a semi-automatic pistol that was in a locked drawer. The child and the teen then began playing with the weapon when it went off and a bullet struck the child in the head.When authorities arrived, they found the child laying face down on the floor and bleeding from his mouth.He was then rushed to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead Tuesday.Authorities say they are still investigating the incident, however, Daytona Beach Police Chief Craig Capri did report that they do not believe the cause of the incident was due to the owner’s negligence and that the owner “did what they felt necessary to secure the firearm.”last_img read more

first_imgChirico said the squad had to reach to a new level of play to defeat the Alberta side in the final.Airdrie had defeated the selects 4-2 on Saturday afternoon to win the pool. The Selects finished second after preliminary round action, advancing to meet Kootenay South Youth Soccer Association in the semi-final. Despite falling behind early 2-1 the selects battled back to lead 3-2 at the half and 5-2 at the fulltime whistle.Tyler Walmsley scored the winner at the 24 minute mark of the first half. Dylan Watts with two and Milo Klein and Berend Platje with one each rounded out the scoring. In the final Klein scored two goals in the first 10 minutes to set the tone. Airdrie battled back to tie the game at two early in the second half. Klein completed the hat trick at the 51 minute mark with the eventual game winner. Although the Airdrie keeper gat a hand to the ball he could not prevent it from nestling into the corner netting for the game winner.“The boys have been preparing hard to find a new level of play and they accomplished that today. A great confidence booster,” Andre Perez, Co-Coach.The Selects also defeated the Columbia Valley Titans 9-0 on Saturday. The stars continue to align for Nelson Selects U-13 Boys.Fresh from capturing the BC Soccer Kootenay Zone title, the Select defeated Airdrie FC 3-2 to win the 2017 Kootenay East Youth Soccer Association (KEYSA) Tournament Sunday in Cranbrook.“Playing Airdrie was great preparation for the Provincial B Cup championships coming up in Vernon, BC July 5-9th,” said  Co-Coach Joe Chirico.last_img read more

first_imgTyler Baze59128620%44%$455,927 MIGHTY MEGAHERTZ HONORED MONDAYMegahertz, the mighty mite trained by the late Bobby Frankel for owner Michael Bello, will be honored at Santa Anita on Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday with the running of a Grade III race named in her memory.A chestnut daughter of Pivotal bred in Great Britain by Cheveley Park Stud Ltd. on May 4, 1999, Megahertz ran all 34 of her career races on turf, 13 at Santa Anita where she won nine, generally coming from dead last to triumph in dramatic fashion.Alex Solis rode her 21 times, winning 11, including two Grade Is, the Yellow Ribbon and the John C. Mabee.“She was a little tiny filly with a big heart and a big finish,” said the Hall of Fame rider. “I don’t remember riding a filly with that kind of kick. She was very special.”Megahertz won 14 races, finished second six times and third five times, earning $2,261,594. She last raced on Oct. 29, 2005, finishing eighth of 14 in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf at Belmont Park.Her last win came in the Yellow Ribbon at Santa Anita Oct. 1, 2005, when she roared from seventh and last to score by a length under Solis as the 1-2 favorite.            The field for the Megahertz for older fillies and mares at one mile turf, going as the seventh of 10 races: Do the Dance, Tyler Baze, 6-1; Prize Exhibit, Mike Smith, 5-2; Poster Girl, Alex Solis, 15-1; Jeremy’s Legacy, Mario Gutierrez, 10-1; Kenriya, Julian Auge, 5-1; Tiz a Kiss, Kent Desormeaux, 2-1; and Into The Mystic, Flavien Prat, 7-2. Norberto Arroyo, Jr.3973018%26%$309,580 Jerry Hollendorfer3357715%58%$565,874 Peter Eurton1231025%33%$119,025 Victor Espinoza2244518%59%$245,970 Doug O’Neill4766813%43%$299,138 Philip D’Amato1734418%65%$361,005 WITH NEXTDOORNEIGHBOR, IT’S ALWAYS MILLER TIMEWhether you cash a bet on him or not, you gotta love a horse like Nextdoorneighbor.The old boy just keeps trying.The bay gelding bred by John and Jerry Amerman in Florida is a virtual win machine, still going strong at age 10, as his 5 ¼-length victory in Saturday’s fourth race for $8,000-$12,500 claimers attests.While no California Chrome, the son of Lido Palace out of the Wild Rush dam Fencelineneighbor has compiled 15 victories, 11 seconds and seven thirds from 54 starts, earning $358,629.“I’ve won 10 out of 12 with him,” said trainer Peter Miller, who lost the horse via claim to Steve Knapp after yesterday’s race. “I love the horse and he likes me, too.”Knapp, who claimed Nextdoorneighbor for $12,500, took the horse from Miller for $8,000 last Oct. 30 then lost him back for $12,500 after the old warhorse ran fourth at Del Mar on Nov. 18. Apparently, Miller knows his hole card.“”We’ve got certain things that we do with him,” allowed Miller, without giving away any trade secrets. “His hole card is that he really likes being at San Luis Rey (Downs, where Miller has a string of horses).“If I had to point out anything, I think he likes the calm, quiet environment down there. That’s the main thing with him.” Mark Glatt1834217%50%$132,210 FINISH LINES: Santa Anita’s iconic Paddock Captain, John Shear, who will celebrate his 96th birthday on Tuesday and be honored in the Winner’s Circle following tomorrow’s sixth race, will also be Tom Quigley’s special handicapping guest tomorrow in the East Paddock Gardens beginning at 10:50 a.m. . . . Santa Ynez winner Unique Bella, prepping for the Grade II Las Virgenes Stakes at one mile on Feb. 5, worked a half-mile Sunday in 46.80. Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said he was “real happy” with the drill . . . Horsemen took advantage of a welcome extended break in the weather, with 290 recorded workouts at Santa Anita, including 34 on the training track. Jockey Club Gold Cup winner Hoppertunity breezed five furlongs for Bob Baffert in a minute flat . . . There is a single Pick Six Jackpot carryover of $179,083.51 into today’s races . . . With two wins Saturday, Tyler Baze holds a 12-10 lead over Flavien Prat in the early going for riding honors at the Winter Meet . . . Santa Anita’s popular horn blower Jay Cohen has been hors de combat recently but is expected back on the beat with his melodic calls to the post soon . . . Santa Anita offers holiday racing tomorrow, Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It will also be Dollar Day, with beer, sodas and hot dogs on sale for a buck apiece. First post time is 12 noon. Admission gates open at 10 a.m. Santa Anita will be dark for live racing Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Live racing resumes on Friday, Jan. 20, at 1 p.m. JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won FINEST CITY ‘FIT’ FOR GRADE II SANTA MONICAFinest City, winner of the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint at Santa Anita Nov. 5 and favored to win an Eclipse Award as outstanding female sprinter of 2016, worked five furlongs on a “fast” training track Sunday morning in a bullet 1:00.20 for her 2017 debut in next Saturday’s Grade II Santa Monica Stakes for older fillies and mares at seven furlongs.“We had to play it by ear dealing with the weather that altered training schedules, but we managed to dance through the raindrops and she’s doing fine,” trainer Ian Kruljac said of the five-year-old chestnut daughter of City Zip owned by Zeltzer Thoroughbreds and bred in Pennsylvania by HnR Nothhaft Horseracing LLC.“We’re ready to run and we’re ready to go,” said the 26-year-old Ian, son of trainer Eric Kruljac, who called the move under exercise rider Pedro Zavaletta “a beautiful work.”Added Ian: “She’s fine; she’s fit.”Probable for the Santa Monica: Bad Ju Ju, no rider; Cuddle Alert, no rider; Dr. Fager’s Gal, no rider; Fantastic Style, Rafael Bejarano; and Finest City, Mike Smith.Dr. Fager’s Gal worked five furlongs Sunday in 1:01.80 for Jerry Hollendorfer and Fantastic Style went the same distance in 1:00.60 for Doug O’Neill, both on the main track. John Sadler1454436%93%$243,824 Drayden Van Dyke4148110%32%$268,920 Peter Miller2575428%64%$336,260 FINEST CITY WORKS FOR THE SANTA MONICAMEGAHERTZ IS REMEMBERED BY ALEX SOLISNEXTDOORNEIGHBOR STILL LOOKS LIKE A ’10’UNIQUE BELLA’S DRILL HAS TRAINER HAPPYcenter_img William Spawr940244%67%$134,541 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Richard Baltas3454515%41%$311,343 TrainerMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Mike Smith1541327%53%$417,995 Martin Pedroza3255316%41%$186,765 (Current Through Saturday, Jan. 14) Kent Desormeaux3665517%44%$559,518 Stewart Elliott3754614%41%$178,590 Corey Nakatani1942121%37%$207,730 Rafael Bejarano4254912%43%$403,953 Bob Baffert2043320%50%$356,216 Gary Sherlock1231125%42%$67,400 Flavien Prat52104919%44%$670,933 Jeff Bonde930133%44%$75,540last_img read more