first_img60 Pebble Beach Drive, Runaway BayA WATERFRONT home at Runaway Bay has sold for $1.08 million under the hammer after just two weeks on the market.The property at 60 Pebble Beach Drive sold at auction on Saturday.It was listed just 16 days earlier for the first time in 26 years.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa18 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago60 Pebble Beach Drive, Runaway Bay 60 Pebble Beach Drive, Runaway BayThe home belonged to Ray White Paradise Point agent Sharyn Mainwaring and her husband.Mrs Mainwaring marketed the property, which sits on a 700sq m block on the sought after Runaway Islands.In her online advertisement, she said it was designed for the waterfront entertaining lifestyle and had a spacious living area that spilled out onto an undercover deck.According to CoreLogic data, Mrs Mainwaring and her husband bought the property in 1991 for $350,000 from the Merlino family. 60 Pebble Beach Drive, Runaway Baycenter_img 60 Pebble Beach Drive, Runaway Baylast_img read more


first_img Asked about the supporter disgruntlement and whether he felt the fans were still with him, Van Gaal called for belief from the stands. ”It’s always like that when you lose. Then fans have to prove their belief again,” he said. ”The board can see what you can do as a manager in practice but the fans cannot see that, so when you lose you need the belief of the fans. ”It is a question for the fans, not the manager.” Van Gaal has no doubt United need to start winning and is prioritising points above performances at the moment. Asked if United needed to deliver a display on Saturday to lift the crowd, he said: “We need that maybe, but for me it is more important that we win.” Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has felt under much greater pressure before than he does now, but knows the threat of his career ending with a sacking will loom if his team’s results do not improve. But having admitted no manager is safe as he expressed his surprise at Jose Mourinho’s sacking at Chelsea, Van Gaal also said he is aware further losses could mean “the end of the world” for him – and emphasised his eagerness to avoid bowing out from football by being fired. Asked ahead of Saturday’s home clash with Norwich if he was currently under the most pressure he had been as a manager, the 64-year-old Dutchman said: “No. “The pressure when I started as a manager was much higher. I cannot lose now that I am at the end of my career.” He was then asked if that affected his hunger and desire, and Van Gaal replied: “No, because I don’t want to finish my career with the club sacking me. “That would be a great disappointment for me, to say goodbye to the football world by being fired. “I think my honour is much more pressure for me than the pressure of the media and the fans.” United fans have certainly been among the critics of the playing style, with some voicing their frustration at matches with boos and shouts of ”attack, attack, attack”. And while questioning what he could lose at this stage of his career, Van Gaal did say: “If I lose the confidence of the fans, that for me would be very sad.” United are winless in five games in all competitions, have been beaten in their last two, are out of the Champions League and are six points off the top of the Barclays Premier League, while their playing style has been widely derided as dull. On Friday Van Gaal – who has stated his intention to retire when his current contract runs out in 2017 – dismissed reports suggesting there has been player unrest in the camp, stressing he has the “confidence” of the squad, as well as of the board. Press Associationlast_img read more


first_imgBy Jason KlaiberStaff WriterOn Wednesday, Nov. 13, the Jamesville-DeWitt Central School Athletic Department held a press conference for eight seniors who signed national letters of intent to play college sports.In the high school’s athletic hall of fame, near the main gymnasium, the grouping of student-athletes stepped to the podium one at a time to share roughly minute-long speeches.The athletes thanked family members, friends, coaches they played under through the years, their teammates and their future college coaches.Katie Cappelletti will be playing Division I women’s soccer at St. Joseph’s University.Grace Dimkopoulos will play Division I women’s soccer at Siena College.Joshua Duby and Connor Durkin will both play Division I men’s lacrosse at Hobart College.“I’ve been wanting to play college lacrosse my whole life, and to finally get the opportunity to play at the D-I level is just a dream come true,” Durkin said.Isabella Ferlenda will play Division II women’s volleyball at LeMoyne College.Riley LaTray will play Division I women’s lacrosse at Niagara University.“It’s just so nice to be a part of a community for the next four years and to get to play the sport I love,” LaTray said.Alexis LeClair will play Division I women’s volleyball at Fairfield University.“It was so special that I got to sign next to all of my friends,” LeClair said. “I’m so excited that it’s official. Words can’t describe it.”Gabby Stickle will play Division II women’s basketball at the University of New Haven.“Don’t forget what you’ve learned in the classrooms,” John Goodson, the director of health services, physical education and athletics, said to the signees at the event. “Don’t forget what you’ve learned on the playing field, and just go be yourselves. You have the skills. You know what you need to do to succeed.”Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: Jamesville-DeWittLetters of Intentlast_img read more


first_imgHilton Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia’s Sentral ParkHilton Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia’s Sentral ParkFifteen years ago, the tall tower rising above Kuala Lumpur’s derelict district around its Sentral railway station was a surprising anomaly. Why would Hilton choose this location for a five-star hotel? Fast forward to 2019 to understand Hilton’s wisdom a decade and a half ago. The revitalised Sentral Station neighbourhood has become a vibrant hub of activity, busy with shoppers, commuters, visitors, and diners, living or staying in one of the numerous towers that have joined Hilton on the city’s skyline. As its name implies, Sentral Station is the central point in the KL public transport system, thus making it extremely easy to get around town by train, monorail, or the free GO KL bus system that has routes all over the city. A big plus is the terminal for the KLIA Ekspres train linking the city to Kuala Lumpur International Airport, located in Sentral Station just across the street from the hotel.Hilton Kuala Lumpur is one of the most impressive in the brand’s portfolio. Spacious rooms and suites evoke the feeling of openness characteristic of the hotel in general, especially those with views across the green expanse of the nearby Perdana Botanical Gardens. In addition to a convenient location and stylish decor, the staff, as highly polished as the marble floors, go to great lengths to ensure the best guest experience possible. Executive rooms and suites permit access to the Executive Lounge where food and drinks are provided throughout the day in a capacious retreat with fine views over the gardens.Chynna at Hilton KLDining is a big part of the Hilton KL experience and guests have an alluring variety of options. The Japanese Iketeru is one of the hotel’s most popular restaurants; comparatively small in size but big on quality, the dining room is accessible via a Japanese-style garden. Also in Japanese style are the private dining rooms for individual parties who wish to enjoy the food and ambience in discreet surroundings. The open dining room of Graze is a smart contrast to the Asian sensibilities of Iketeru; glamorous yet low key, Graze elevates the steakhouse experience to new heights. Patrons can have a look at the meat aged right on the premises in glass compartments visible behind the open kitchen area. For exceptional Cantonese cuisine, the exquisite ambience of the hotel’s Chynna restaurant provides the setting for a delectable adventure in refined dining. Other dining options are found just off the lobby and by the swimming pool, a popular locale for transit passengers to come enjoy the warmth of the Hilton staff as much as the Kuala Lumpur climate.The beautiful outdoor pool is but one of the many leisure activities available at Hilton Kuala Lumpur. Spa treatments for weary travellers and tired shoppers are wonderfully restorative, and shopping at the Nu Sentral shopping mall attached to Sentral Station makes Hilton an ideal choice for accommodation in one of Asia’s most dynamic cities. Guests for whom exercise is a priority should know that Hilton KL has one of the best-equipped fitness facilities of any hotel in Kuala Lumpur. Source = Mr eTraveller Robert La Bualast_img read more