Former Queensland Governor Peter Arnison is selling his Ascot home

first_imgBarbara and Major General Peter Arnison are selling their Ascot house.FORMER Queensland governor Major General Peter Arnison and his wife Barbara are selling their Ascot Queenslander.The couple plan to downsize into an apartment on the Brisbane River.They bought their home at 86 Yabba St, Ascot more than 24 years ago and moved into it when General Arnison retired from the Australian Army in 1996.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours ago86 Yabba St, AscotShortly afterwards, in 1997, they were on the move again, this time to Government House when General Arnison served as Governor of Queensland.Mrs Arnison said the family leased their house while they were living in Government House and moved back to Yabba St when Gen Arnison finished his term.The home is listed through Scott Darwon of Ray White New Farm.Mr Darwon said it was a coveted opportunity to secure a significant piece of Ascot history.It will be auctioned on May 27 at 1pm.last_img read more

Cricket News Rishabh Pant creates new wicketkeeping record in Adelaide Test vs Australia

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Rishabh Pant has had a great time in the Adelaide Tests. His aggressive batting in both innings, although not pleasing to the eye, signaled the India cricket team’s intent that they wanted to dominate the hosts in their own backyard. His sledges behind the wicket, notably to Usman Khawaja when he said, “Not everyone is like Pujara here”. On the final day, Pat Cummins was on the receiving end when Pant sledged him from behind by saying, “Come on Patty, we need some sixes now”. His stump mic compilation has taken Twitter by storm but on the field, he created a record and entered a prestigious list among wicketkeepers.When Tim Paine top-edged a pull shot from Jasprit Bumrah, Pant ran to his left and took a smart catch. However, he created history when he caught took the catch of Mitchell Starc to become the first Indian keeper to take 11 catches. The previous record by an Indian wicketkeeper was 10 catches in a Test match by Wriddhiman Saha. The Bengal keeper, who is not in the Australia series due to a shoulder injury, achieved this feat during the Johannesburg Test against South Africa in January. Pant is the third keeper after AB de Villiers and Jack Russell of England to have taken 11 catches. De Villiers achieved this in the Johannesburg game against Pakistan in 2013 while Russell was the first one to take 11 catches against South Africa in 1995, also in Johannesburg.Read More | Rishabh Pant matches MS Dhoni, enters elite keepers club in Adelaide Test against AustraliaEarlier in the Test, Pant became only the fourth Indian wicketkeeper to effect six dismissals in a Test match after Dhoni, Saha and Syed Kirmani. However, Kirmani had taken five catches and had effected a stumping during the Christchurch Test against New Zealand in 1976. Saha also achieved the same thing at North Sound, Antigua when he took five catches and a stumping against West Indies in 2016. Dhoni and Pant are the only Indian keepers to take six catches, with the former India cricket team captain achieving the feat in the 2009 Test against New Zealand at the Basin Reserve in Wellington.Read More | Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara become this Australian offspinner’s bunniesPant’s exploits behind the wickets in the Adelaide Test has given Virat Kohli plenty of assurance as they look to win a Test series in Australia for the first time ever.last_img read more

Tame derby encounter ends in stalemate

first_imgChelsea 0 Tottenham 0Chelsea remain five points behind fourth-placed Tottenham after a tame draw with their Champions League-chasing rivals at Stamford Bridge.Juan Mata almost won it for the Blues with a 25-yard free-kick he curled over the Spurs wall and against the post.AdChoices广告Didier Drogba looked well placed to net from the rebound but team-mate David Luiz took the ball away from him as the defender tried in vain to score.Lampard might have had a penalty.Drogba replaced Fernando Torres in the starting line-up – one of five changes made by interim boss Roberto Di Matteo following the midweek defeat at Manchester City.Skipper John Terry was back from injury and there were also returns for Jose Bosingwa, Michael Essien and Daniel Sturridge.Mata’s second-half effort at last brought the game to life, but Tottenham looked more likely to break the deadlock – and they also hit the woodwork in the closing stages.Emmanuel Adebayor was denied by Gary Cahill after rounding Chelsea keeper Petr Cech, and the resulting corner from Luka Modric was headed against the bar by Gareth Bale.Earlier, the home side had appeals for a penalty waved away after Frank Lampard went down under a challenge from former Chelsea defender William Gallas.In the dying seconds of the first half, Cech saved from Rafael van der Vaart, whose follow-up was cleared off the line by Ashley Cole before Adebayor headed over.Gallas missed a great chance after the interval when he headed wide.And Chelsea again thought they might have had a penalty after Benoit Assou-Ekotto brought down Ramires.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

OFFICIAL:Harambee Stars qualify for AFCFON

first_img“The CAF Executive Committee at its meeting on Friday, 30 November 2018 in Accra decided on the case of Sierra Leone in the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. Sierra Leone is disqualified from the qualifiers and all its matches are annulled,” CAF said in its statement on Monday.With one round of qualification matches left, the decision leave Kenya top of Group F with seven points, one ahead of second placed Ghana and six ahead of Ethiopia.Stars and Ghana are both through and their meeting in march next year will be merely to see who tops the group.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Stars players celebrate Eric Johannah’s goal against Ethiopia in a 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on October 14, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 3 – National football team Harambee Stars have qualified for the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) after the Confederation of African Football (CAF) made it official on Monday that Sierra Leone have been disqualified from the qualifiers.An Extraordinary Executive Committee meeting in Accra, Ghana on Friday made the decision with Sierra Leone yet to drag itself off their ban by FIFA over government interference.last_img read more

Midwest Winter Workshop Life Is Beautiful Minne

first_imgMidwest Winter Workshop: “Life Is Beautiful”Minneapolis, MinnesotaThis was a great workshop filled with love and laughter. Forty-five participants attended from all over the Midwest region, and even Chicago and Arizona. This year, the theme of the region’s workshop was “Life Is Beautiful.” On the first full day, participants spent time out in the nature of northern Wisconsin skiing and reflecting on how they each uniquely experience God’s love through our own spiritual styles and “God languages.”On the second full day, they did a reflection activity and shared on the past year of 2015 and the experiences that made that year beautiful. They then set new goals for how they wanted to make this new year even more beautiful. Putting into practice what they had learned from guidance that morning about the beauty of relationships and team building, they had an incredibly creative gingerbread house competition surrounding the theme of the workshop.Finally, the group re-gathered at the end of the day to share their experiences and enjoyed each other’s warm company through an exciting open mic and talent night. By FFWPU USA: Youth groups around the country dedicated their winter breaks from school to gathering as a community and sharing the unforgettable experience of a winter workshop. These workshops are designed for participants to be challenged, to bond with their peers and emerge stronger in their life of faith. Thanks to the Cranes Scholarship, which raised $1400 this year, 28 of the youth were able to participate with the help of a $50 scholarship. Here are some highlights from workshops around the nation: New England Winter Workshop: “Fire Within”Shutesbury, MassachusettsAs with many of the high school winter workshops, the New England workshop staff wanted participants to leave the workshop feeling as if they had a choice to choose their faith, and a choice to make decisions about their lifestyle.“By empowering and placing trust in them, we were able to evaluate what healthy and unhealthy choices we were making in our lives,” described a staff member. “We gave them the space to explore and deeply question their faith with the hope that some of their questions can be answered during our workshop, as well as after our workshop from their continued search of their relationship with God, True Parents and our movement.”Another key highlight was an emphasis on treating each other with unconditional love, persevering, and striving for unity despite differences.“We let the youth have the space to express themselves while maintaining the stance that above all else we can still love and support each other,” said the staff.“I’m really glad that I gave four days of my winter break to attend this workshop,” said a participant. “I feel like I learned so much from my older brothers and sisters. Their experiences and stories let me view my life of faith in a whole different perspective that I wouldn’t have seen if it wasn’t for them. I started to think deeply about myself and my relationship with God. I also feel more confidence and strength. I truly feel like I’ve grown so much in the course of these four days. It’s been an incredible experience I will never forget.”“We went over so much content about stoking your inner fire and growing it passionately,” said another participant. “We realized we were capable of anything because it was our choice and learned how to not be affected by our circumstances but to create things instead. This experience was very enlightening.”Near the end of the workshop, the group had a fire declaration and used paper lanterns to ask for the universe to help with their declarations. This was internally empowering and visually stunning.“We emphasized to our youth a lot that they were valuable, special and loved and they deserve to live a big life and that the world needs them to go for their dreams and not to play small,” explained a staff member. Read Morelast_img read more