Spanish castle hidden in the Noosa hinterland

first_imgThe home has a strong Spanish feel. One of several outdoor spaces to relax in. 74 Foxtail Rise, Doonan Qld 4562EVERY home may well be a castle, but this family has taken that to heart, resulting in a Spanish “castle” hidden in a Queensland forest.Sitting on the edge of a ridge in the Noosa hinterland, the solid three-level property sits fortress-like looking over surrounding forest. It’s solid, with concrete floors, walls and in the lower levels even concrete ceilings too, according to agent Alex Harris of Noosa4Sale.“It is an imposing house built in the Spanish style, and incredibly, built of concrete,” she told The Courier-Mail.Located just a 10-minute drive from Noosaville, the four bedroom, three bathroom home at 74 Foxtail Rise, Doonan, has been priced to sell at $1.2m. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours agoThe light terracotta feel stands out against the vivid greenery surrounding it.“This is a great family home — there is nothing precious about it. Kids and dogs can run through it — you won’t hear it, they can’t ruin the floor. “And while there is no media room, each bedroom is massive, with plenty of room for desks, TVs, play areas and room for sleep overs. And who wouldn’t want to have a sleep over in a Spanish Castle?” GET THE COURIER-MAIL’S FREE REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO INBOX Unlike many real castles, this home has aircon, instant gas hot water, gas cooktop, 5kW solar power, 90,000 litres of rainwater storage and an envirocycle waste system.“The current owners love it, and parting with it has been a difficult decision, but they want to pack the kids up and travel around Australia for a year or two so the house has to go,” Ms Harris said.“While the property looks like it is mostly impenetrable forest, it has walking trails cut through to the spring-fed dam, and into the bush reserve at the rear boundary.“There are so many lovely outdoor rooms. My favourite is the conversation pit atop the concrete rainwater tanks. It is just such a great use of the area. But nothing can beat a 12m by 7m terrace on the top floor with views to Noosa.” The acreage property is on the edge of a forest reserve. The little touches transport this home to another continent. Great spot for a party.The home has a Mediterranean herb garden and more than enough room to build a pool should you want one close to the house.Ms Harris called it “an idyllic sanctuary for free-range children and adults alike”.“The garage is huge and is designed to fit two cars parked in tandem each side, or as the current owners have, collectors car and boat on one side, car, bar and pool table the other. “The cellar and additional storage under the house is also quite amazing. The house itself is an adventure.” FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOKlast_img read more

Man Utd rejoice over changed transfer strategy

first_imgArrivals of Bruno Fernandes, Odion Ighalo, Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James have had a big impact at Manchester United. Man Utd Manager Ole Gunnar won’t mind having Bellingham in the fold As Manchester United recorded their third victory over Manchester City in all competitions this season, at Old Trafford on Sunday, there were plenty of positives for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to take away.Advertisement Promoted Content7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsDid You Notice How Natural Simba’s Movements Looked In The Movie?The 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A VeganLook Up At The Most Fascinated Ceilings In The WorldHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World? Joining Jurgen Klopp in an illustrious group of only two managers to have outsmarted the Catalan three times in one campaign, the smile could not be wiped from the Norwegian’s face. And who could blame him? Read Also:Wolves plot stunning Real Madrid raid for former Man Utd, Liverpool target It wasn’t that long ago fans were calling for the treble winner to be sacked as United struggled in the league but now, after a 10-game unbeaten run which has seen them close the gap on fourth-placed Chelsea to just three points, things are looking up in M16 and the euphoria from Sunday afternoon’s 2-0 win will linger. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… last_img read more

Cricket News IND vs RSA, Highlights, 2nd Test Day 3: Ashwin Takes Four, India Get 326-Run Lead

first_imgNew Delhi: Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami struck early on day three and it needed a gritty fifty from Faf du Plessis and a solid partnership with Quinton de Kock to give South Africa hope. However, Ashwin removed de Kock and when du Plessis fell for 64, South Africa were in danger of being faced with a massive deficit. However, Keshav Maharaj and Vernon Philander shared a record partnership for the ninth wicket to keep the fight going for South Africa. However, Ashwin struck towards the fag end of the day and bowled the Proteas out for 275, giving India a 326-run lead. Will India enforce the follow-on tomorrow?16:30 hrs IST: Ashwin traps Rabada LBW and ends with four wickets. South Africa all out for 275 and India have taken a lead of 326 runs. Will they enforce the follow-on tomorrow? Remains to be seen16:17 hrs IST: WICKET! Finally, the partnership is broken. Ashwin floats a flighted delivery on leg stump, Maharaj dances down the track but glances it straight to Rohit Sharma at leg slip. Ends a fantastic knock from Maharaj. South Africa 273/9, still trailing by 328 runs.15:59 hrs IST: The partnership between Philander and Maharaj has crossed 100 and Philander nears a fifty with a glorious on the up drive through extra cover off Umesh Yadav. South Africa 266/8, still trailing by 335 runs.15:57 hrs IST: With two fours off Ravindra Jadeja, Keshav Maharaj has ensured that South Africa have at least crossed Virat Kohli’s individual score. South Africa 262/8, still trailing by 339 runs.15:35 hrs IST: Keshav Maharaj slams his maiden fifty. He and Philander continue to frustrate India and this might force Kohli to rethink his strategy. South Africa 244/8, trailing by 357 runs.15:18 hrs IST: Maharaj and Philander have now played close to 30 overs now. This partnership has crossed 60 and India are struggling big time. South Africa 230/8, still trailing by 371 runs.14:49 hrs IST: The second new ball has been taken. India will be hoping for a breakthrough. South Africa 212/8, still trailing by 389 runs.14:46 hrs IST: India have not yet taken the second new ball as South Africa continue to frustrate India. The Proteas are 212/8, still trailing by 389 runs.14:13 hrs IST: The tail has yet again furstrated India. South Africa 197/8, still trailing by 404 runs.14:03 hrs IST: The lower order have once again lasted for over 40 overs now. India really have a big problem in bowling the tail out. South Africa 195/8, still trailing by 406 runs.13:37 hrs IST: Maharaj and Philander continue to frustrate India. Once again, the Indian bowlers are struggling to run through the tail and this might hurt them in the long run. South Africa 181/8, still trailing by 420 runs. 13:22 hrs IST: Keshav Maharaj and Vernon Philander are stitching a decent stand and South Africa are 170/8, still trailing by 431 runs.13:04 hrs IST: WICKET! Finally, the resistance has ended for Faf du Plessis. Quicker ball pushed through outside off, du Plessis stabs at it and the edge goes to slip where Kohli takes the catch. Superb knock from du Plessis but South Africa are still trailing by a massive margin. South Africa 162/8, trail by 439 runs.12:57 hrs IST: Du Plessis and Vernon Philander are stonewalling and making decent progress. After a slow start in which Philander scored just 1 off 33 balls, the batsman cracks a couple of boundaries off the spinners. South Africa are 157/7, trailing by 444 runs.12:26 hrs IST: WICKET! For the first time, Senuran Muthusamy is dismissed in Tests. Jadeja traps him LBW and India are into the tail now. How much more can Faf du Plessis hold on? South Africa are 139/7, still trailing by 462 runs.11:37 hrs IST: That is lunch on day 3. South Africa could have claimed the session as theirs but Quinton de Kock’s departure, in addition to Theunis de Bruyn’s soft dismissal have tilted the balance towards India. Faf du Plessis has stood tall amidst the ruins, with South Africa at 136/6, still trailing by 465 runs.11:20 hrs IST: WICKET! Quinton de Kock is stunned. He just does not want to go. The flatter one from Ashwin, De Kock hangs back and plays down the wrong line but the ball clips the top of the bails and he has to walk back. South Africa are 128/6, still trailing by 473 runs.11:17 hrs IST: With back-to-back boundaries off Jadeja, Faf du Plessis notches up his 21st fifty. It has been a fighting knock from the skipper who is leading from the front. South Africa 124/5, still trailing by 477 runs.11:06 hrs IST: De Kock drills Jadeja to the deep cover fence for a boundary and the fifty-run partnership is up between him and du Plessis. The South Africa skipper launched Jadeja over long on for his first six and slowly, South Africa are looking more assured. The Proteas are 105/5.10:54 hrs IST: Faf du Plessis survives an LBW appeal off Ashwin as the ball was going over the stumps. South Africa are 84/5 and this partnership will be key for their survival.10:37 hrs IST: Du Plessis and De Kock are making steady progress but the Indian bowlers are maintaining the pressure. South Africa need to bat out of their skins and they have reached 72/5.10:01 hrs IST: WICKET! It was only a matter of time. Good length ball and in the channel outside off, Theunis de Bruyn is undone by the extra zip and a hint of bounce off the deck and he edges it to Wriddhiman Saha who takes a good catch diving to his right. South Africa are 53/5.09:50 hrs IST: Faf du Plessis uncertainly leaves a short of a length ball from Shami and the inside edge just misses the stumps while Theunis de Bruyn creams a four to deep cover. South Africa are 49/4.09:43 hrs IST: WICKET! India strike and Shami gets the wicket. Back of a length delivery outside off and it hurries onto Anrich Nortje, he looks to run it down to third man but the ball takes the outside edge and it flies to Kohli at fourth slip who takes a catch diving to his right. South Africa 41/4.09:36 hrs IST: Mohammed Shami starts well with an inswinger that nearly crashes into the off stump of Theunis de Bruyn but the Proteas batsman flicks a boundary past mid on. South Africa 40/3.09:27 hrs IST: A warm welcome to day 3 of the Pune Test between India and South Africa at the MCA Stadium. South Africa are facing an uphill task. They are chasing 601 and are already three down. 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Fitzgibbon Cup action this afternoon

first_imgDIT will face Mary I today, while UL host NUIG in Limerick and GMIT take-on UUJ in Carnmore.Those games will all throw-in at 2 o’clock today, while there’s a half-past two start at the Mardyke where UCC will face LIT.There’s a further three matches later this evening as Maynooth University travel to Belfield to take-on UCD while DCU host local rivals St Pats/Mater Dei and IT Carlow go up against Waterford IT. Those matches will all get underway at 7pm.last_img

Fernandes picks right up where he left off last season

first_imgBruno Fernandes has continued the form he showed the last season was no fluke as he is in red hot form already this season.According to The Sun, the Portuguese international had three assists in one game for Sporting CP’s 3-1 victory over Portimonense.This was the transfer that just never happened.There was talk of a deal close to being agreed with Manchester United. Then there was the done deal with Tottenham Hotspur, that never came to a conclusion.There are still rumours involving several cubs from Italy. There is even a possible last resort signing from Real Madrid of they don’t get anyone else.The 2018/19 season was miraculous, unbelievable and phenomenal for central midfielder Bruno Fernandes.They read, played 53, scored 32 and 18 assists.There was so much speculation, surrounding the player, yet also so many question marks.Was it a one-off, or could he do it again?Was it because the Portuguese league is so weak and could it be done in a top European league?These are valid questions, that remain unanswered. Obviously, the latter can only be addressed if he makes a move to the bigger leagues.However, he hs already started to answer the first.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.The 24-year-old has played four games so far, scored one and has four assists.To give you an idea of the magnitude of his achievements, he has more assist in his last game alone (3), than Manchester United’s Jessie Lingard has had is his last 37 games.Obviously, there is no chance of a summer move to the English Premier League.The likes of Pochettino and Solskjaer may be kicking themselves after their indifferent starts to the season.But there is still a chance of one of Europes Elite to come calling.If he continues this kind of form going forward. Surely it is only a matter of time before someone takes a chance on signing him.The only stumbling block seems to be Sporting’s valuation of 64 million Euros.That will surely only increase if he has a season like last year. 64 million may prove to a bargain as Sporting will only want more if the player proves last season as no fluke.Today, Bruno Fernandes had more assists (3) in 90 minutes than Jesse Lingard has had in his last 37 games. pic.twitter.com/3MgFdC7CSq— UtdArena. (@utdarena) August 25, 2019last_img read more