NRL Titans owners make millions on sale of beach unit in Blues territory

first_imgThe new owners of the Gold Coast Titans: Darryl Kelly, Jo Kelly, Rebecca Frizelle and Brett Frizelle. Picture: Glenn Hampson. GET THE COURIER-MAIL’S REAL ESTATE NEWS FREE & DIRECT TO INBOX More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours agoThe Patriarch’s stunning four bedroom, three bathroom, two car parking luxury apartment was built in 1993 with the family paying the then princely sum of $1.125m for it.The home sold faster than the average property in what’s considered a hot market, changing hands in 24 days compared to Manly’s median days on market of 29. The patriarch of the family, James Frizelle, whose multimillion-dollar business still holds his name. Picture: Mike Batterham.Agent Michael Clarke of Clarke & Humel Property sold it for almost five times that amount — $5.565m — over the weekend.It occupies an entire floor in what’s considered a landmark building in an area full of prestige properties.Mr Clarke listed it as having been “tightly held and treasured” by the owners for 23 years with its 180 degree views of the surf and horizon and its exclusivity with just four owners in the building. Unbeatable view from the living room.The property also has a home office with ensuite that could be a guest bedroom or fifth bedroom.The strata fees for the property were $3,612 a quarter with council costs at $3,016 a year and water at $688 annually. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK How’s that for a top location? Pity it’s in Blues territory … HOUSE PRICES HIT A RECORD HIGH BRISBANE HOME SET FOR TV FAME OLD WEST STYLE CABIN SOLD FOR $100K The pair decided to give up their luxury escape just months after son Brett and daughter-in-law Rebecca became were part of a local consortium with richlisters Darryl and Joanne Kelly that became the new owners of the Titans in December. The exclusive whole floor apartment is beachside in Manly, NSW.THE Queensland motoring family that co-owns NRL’s Gold Coast Titans has just landed five times what they paid for their millionaire beach apartment. The head of James Frizelle’s Automotive Group, James and his wife Roslyn, had held onto a luxurious beachfront getaway since the 1990s, and it’s located in Manly — not the Maroons’ Manly in Queensland, but the Blues’ one in Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Not a bad outlook on life at all.In the last five years alone the Manly area has seen its median price surge by 84.6 per cent, with the median asking rent now $780 a week.The prestige home has a separate dining room, a granite kitchen with as-new Gaggenau oven, all bedrooms have built-ins and open to sunny rear balconies, and the main bedroom opens to a seaside terrace. The main bedroom opens to a seaside terrace. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:28Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:28 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p270p270p180p180pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenElizabeth Tilley talks prestige property07:29last_img read more

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Ffion birdies her way to U14 triumph

first_img Gloucestershire’s Ffion Tynan beat par today to make up a four shot deficit and win the English U14 girls’ open championship on the Signature course at The Nottinghamshire.The 13-year-old birdied the last two holes for one-under par 71. She finished six over par for the 54 hole championship and four shots clear of joint runners up, Elena Moosmann of Switzerland and overnight co-leader Kirttu Hiltunen of Finland. Zainab Jeppe (Mill Green) was fourth on 11-over.Tynan, from Minchinhampton, said: “It means a lot to me to win this, it just shows I can do it.”Her attitude today was straightforward: “I was four shots off the lead and just thinking ‘go out and have fun and do what you can do.’ I knew I could shoot a low score.”She set out to play par golf, but did better than that, reaching the turn with eight pars and one birdie. She dropped her first shot on the 11th with a three-putt and had another bogey on the 16th before finishing in style, holing a 25ft putt on the 17th and 10-footer on 18.“I was really excited,” she said. “On the 18th I just gave it a go, I had nothing to lose.”Tynan started golf five years ago, having tried the game while on holiday in America. “I went to a golf camp and they said I had talent and to keep practising when I got home.”Moosmann scored one-over 73 today while Kirtunen dropped back with seven-over 79. Annabell Fuller (Roehampton), who also shared the lead after 36 holes, had her challenge derailed when she hit three balls out of bounds on the par five 11th, notching up a 14. Despite that, she returned a score of 80, playing the other 17 holes in one-under par.Click here for full scoresImage copyright Leaderboard Photography 28 Jul 2016 Ffion birdies her way to U14 triumph last_img read more

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‘The Color of Sundays,’ by Andrew Conte, tells Nunn’s ‘story’

first_imgLike us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlFollow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourier ANDREW CONTEBill Nunn Jr. never wanted me to tell his story.Sure, he had changed the history of the National Football League, and he had played a key role in the Steelers winning more Super Bowls than any other team.But Nunn insisted on deflecting praise to others. The story, he insisted, started before him—and would continue after. He challenged me to write, instead, about the first African Americans who played football.I ended up doing both.Nunn’s story started with the Pittsburgh Courier, where his father worked as managing editor. When he came of age, Nunn joined the newspaper too, traveling thousands of miles each fall to compile the Courier’s Black college All-America football teams.In the process, by focusing on the athletes rather than their skin color, Nunn came to find talent that others overlooked.That proved strategic for the Steelers. They hired Nunn as a team scout, and he discovered players such as John Stallworth, L.C. Greenwood, Donnie Shell, Glen Edwards, Sam Davis and many others. They played at small Black colleges, beyond the NFL’s line of sight.Ultimately, with Nunn’s help, I came to see a broader story too.The changes he brought about did not stop at the edge of the gridiron. Football helped the United States become a better nation by showing Americans how to cheer for the best players—without blind spots to race or ethnicity.(Andrew Conte is an author, reporter, and director of Point Park University’s Center for Media Innovation. “The Color of Sundays” is available on Amazon and wherever books are sold.)last_img read more

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Steelers rookie RB Samuels morphs from project to starter

first_imgPittsburgh Steelers running back Jaylen Samuels (38) is tackled by New England Patriots free safety Devin McCourty (32) during the first half of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Don Wright)PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jaylen Samuels spent the months leading up to the 2018 NFL draft answering one question over and over again.“People were like, ‘What position (are you) going to play?‘” the Pittsburgh Steelers rookie said. “And I just kept saying ‘I’m going to play running back.’”Not everyone believed him. The NFL included.The NFL was so skeptical of the former North Carolina State star’s potential out of the backfield he was told shortly before the scouting combine that he wouldn’t be working out with the running backs but the tight ends. Samuels shrugged his shoulders, figuring it was better to be at the combine — even if it wasn’t your preferred position — than stuck at home watching it on TV.Fast forward 10 months. They don’t ask Samuels where he fits anymore. Not after the 22-year-old lit up the New England Patriots for 142 yards rushing and 172 total yards in a victory over the New England Patriots last Sunday.Samuels carried the ball 19 times — more than he can remember at any level of football — and caught a pair of passes, including a leaping 20-yard, fourth-quarter grab that helped the Steelers run some clock before adding a late field goal that pushed the margin to seven points.There were the usual aches and pains on Monday, but nothing out of the ordinary after the heavy workload. Good thing, because Samuels figures to be just as busy when the Steelers (8-5-1) travel to New Orleans to face the NFC South champion Saints (12-2) on Sunday.Newly minted Pro Bowler James Conner is still dealing with a sprained left ankle that’s forced him to miss the past two weeks, meaning Pittsburgh’s running game will be in the hands of a fifth-round pick who has quickly morphed from project to capable starter.Samuels earned a spot out of training camp thanks to the way he embraced special teams and had found a small niche as a receiving threat — he’s N.C. State’s career leader in receptions (202), just ahead of former NFL wide receivers Jerricho Cotchery and Torry Holt — before Conner went down in the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Chargers. Samuels came in and caught a 10-yard touchdown pass on the next play.His first NFL start didn’t go quite as planned. He managed just 28 yards on 11 carries in a stunning loss to the Oakland Raiders. The problem wasn’t so much Oakland’s defense or the iffy turf so much as Samuels’ own jitters.“I felt like I wasn’t being patient enough, just being in a rush, hurry up and get to the hole and try to get there,” Samuels said. ”(Against the Patriots) I could definitely feel it all sorting out. The holes are just opening. I just felt smoother and it felt like it was more my game.”A game that not every college coach that recruited Samuels out of high school understood. UNC brought the Charlotte native in for a camp and had him practice with the linebackers.“I was like, ‘What am I doing? Why am I going backward’” Samuels said. “I need to be going forward with the ball.”N.C. State assistant coach Eddie Faulkner saw the potential and during the recruiting process pointed out all the varied ways the Wolfpack could use him. Samuels spent four record-breaking years doing a little bit of everything.Running back. Fullback. H-back. Tight end. Slot receiver. His polished route running was immediately apparent to Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger when Pittsburgh used its second pick of the fifth round on Samuels.“He has really good hands, soft hands you can really throw it all over the place and he can make plays,” Roethlisberger said.“I think he showed that this week that we can put him out there and we can do some things with him and hopefully we are just scratching the surface.”While Steelers coach Mike Tomlin jokingly replied “who said I had confidence?” when asked what gave him faith Samuels could produce, he’s not particularly surprised by what he saw against the Patriots. The shakiness in Oakland was understandable. The bounce back versus New England was promising.“There are oftentimes when you walk into stadiums, particularly as a young guy, it is a first time for a lot of things,” Tomlin said. “And I am sure as he continues to step into stadiums with a significant role for us he’ll check some boxes and do some things he hasn’t done before, but that’s just a very natural thing in terms of a young player.”One who no longer has to deal with questions about where he fits.NOTES: Conner and LB Bud Dupree (knee) did not practice Wednesday. … S Terrell Edmunds (concussion) was limited. … DE Cam Heyward (knee) was a full participant. … Roethlisberger and C Maurkice Pouncey were given the day off.___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLlast_img read more

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Boldin says it’s a ‘travesty’ Kaepernick isn’t in NFL

first_imgBoldin, the co-founder of The Players Coalition, tells PodcastOne Sports Now guest host Rob Maaddi that Kaepernick “deserves” to be in the NFL and AP NFL writer Barry Wilner dissects NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s comments on Kaepernick and officiating.Former NFL running back Steven Jackson talks about the turnover he lived through playing for the Rams before ending his career with the Patriots. Saints linebacker Demario Davis admits it’s tough being in Atlanta for the Super Bowl following his team’s gut-wrenching loss to Los Angeles in the NFC title game.Falcons executive Steve Cannon raves about Mercedes Benz Stadium and its fan-friendly experience.Movie producer Will Packer shares insight into his upcoming film about a female sports agent who can read men’s minds. Former NFL football player Anquan Boldin, left, Philadelphia Eagles Malcolm Jenkins, center, and San Francisco 49ers Eric Reid, right, speak to the press outside the league’s headquarters after meetings, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) Former NFL wide receiver Anquan Boldin says it’s a “travesty” that Colin Kaepernick isn’t in the league.last_img read more

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Nelson triathlete Denise Uhrynuk makes a strong showing at World Triathlon Championships

first_imgDenise Uhrynuk of Nelson braved chilly temperatures to finish 14th in her age group for Team Canada at the recent World Triathlon Championships in Edmonton.”It was my second time competing at the Worlds,” said Uhrynuk, who competed at the Auckland event in 2012.”It is a week long event with parade, banquets, multiple events for age groups ages 16 to 80-plus and the grand finale for the elite athletes.”Uhrynuk, who qualified for Team Canada last year at Nationals in Toronto, competed in the sprint triathlon — 750 meter swim, 20 kilometer bike and five kilometer run — and finished 14th out of 60 competitors in the 45-49 age category. “I found the swim tough  — got behind and blocked by slower swimmers,” said Uhrynuk, who finished with the fourth fastest run in her age group.”I didn’t find my rhythm till half way through the swim. Cycling is my weakest event so I pushed hard.”Uhrynuk said there were gusty cross winds made the bike a bit tricky but was able to take advantage of the flat, kilometer run.”Because of the windy bike, I really had not much left in me for the run but pushed past many runners to move myself up to 14th and clocked one of my fastest run time,” she said.The winner of Uhrynuk’s age group won the silver medal in triathlon in the Sydney Olympics (2000).The Worlds attracted close to 4000 athletes from over 40 countries.last_img read more

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