Brisbane’s retro pornstar house sells for how much?!

first_imgCustom-made wallpaper featuring semi-naked women adorns the bathroom in the home at 179 Flockton St, Everton Park.A BRICK monstrosity with tartan carpets and soft porn wallpaper in an unassuming Brisbane suburb has sold under the hammer for $1.67 million.The retro property on 1ha of land in Everton Park has been guarded by a giant carved eagle since the 1980s and looks like the home of a pornstar, with its tacky decor, leather-bound bar and sauna.Tartan carpets adorn the floors of the pool room at 179 Flockton St, Everton Park.But that didn’t stop a crowd of around 150 interested buyers and onlookers streaming through its wrought iron gates at the weekend.RELATED: Retro house gets its boogie onThe house at 179 Flockton Street, which was one of the most viewed properties on realestate.com.au in Australia during its marketing campaign, attracted 10 registered bidders at its Saturday auction.A giant, carved eagle guards the house at 179 Flockton St, Everton Park.Bidding started at $1 million and went up in increments of $50,000 before pausing at $1.53 million.It was declared on the market at $1.625 million and then two contenders — a developer and a local owner-occupier — battled it out for the prize.The bar at the house at 179 Flockton St, Everton Park.The hammer came down at $1.6725 million and the local bidder fist-pumped the air with joy.Marketing agent Matthew Jabs of Place – Newmarket said the buyer planned to live in the home and run his motorcycle business out of it.“It was pretty wild,” Mr Jabs said.MORE: Clayfield home to be demolished to make way for “monster”The sauna at the home at 179 Flockton St, Everton Park.Mr Jabs said the property left many stunned by its original condition.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours ago“It’s really well built, but like walking into your uncle’s party house in the 80s,” he said.“It’s one of the most unique houses I’ve ever seen.“In the early 80s, the marble staircase cost $25,000 to build, so it would have been a statement house in its day.”The house at 179 Flockton St, Everton Park, which has sold for $1.67m.The house itself is a massive 700 sqm of internal living space across three levels.Features include full-sized squash court with viewing platform and sauna, six bedrooms and four bathrooms.Tartan flooring adorns a number of rooms in the house.There are rumpus rooms on two levels, a pool room, study, and a separate office with a bathroom attached to the garage.Outside has a large pool area.The pool area comes with a spa and glass enclosure.But it’s the bathroom adorned with custom-made wallpaper featuring hundreds of naked ladies that really took people by surprise during the open homes.The property was a deceased estate offered for sale for the first time since it was built in 1982.Dark brick features heavily throughout the home.last_img read more

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Snowstorm Keeps Plows Commuters Alert, Plows Busy

first_imgWeather forecasts are predicting the snowstorm could drop up to 3 inches prior to the Tuesday morning rush, making road conditions challenging for commuters.The overnight snow accumulation forced several school corporations to close on Tuesday. View a complete list here.The Indiana Department of Transportation said it will continue to monitor evolving weather forecasts and deploy its yellow plow trucks onto state highways before the storm moves through regions of our state. Each INDOT plow route takes 2 to 3 hours to complete with salt assisting in melting between passes. Motorists should expect snow to accumulate on the roads and driving conditions to be the most challenging during the storm in the early morning hours.Drivers play a role in keeping the highways open and safe for other travelers by reducing their speeds according to conditions. If possible, make room for plow trucks so they may clear the roads and routes are not delayed.Following the storm, strong winds will bring blowing snow and colder temperatures. Local INDOT plow crews will manage the interstates, U.S. highways and state routes to prevent snow from blowing across the highway and sticking. With falling temperatures, salt and other melting agents will have to work harder to lower the temperatures at which the accumulation melts.Know before you go by visiting INDOT traveler information website or dialing 800-261-ROAD for up-to-the-minute road conditions and closures. Stay up-to-date with your hometown station Country 103.9 WRBI.last_img read more

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Raiders Advance On In SEI Tourney

first_imgOpening Round Games.8th Grade Boys SEI Tournament.South Ripley 47 Milan 39.The host Raiders outscored the Indians 13-5 in the fourth quarter during an intense battle in the opening game of the 2016 SEI boys tourney. The Raiders took a 25-20 lead into halftime, only to see the fiesty Indians tie the game 34-34 at the end of third quarter on a three-pointer by Carter Wade. Dakota Day scored 7 points in the decisive 4th quarter to help the Indians survive and advance to Tuesday’s game against the winner of East Central and Batesville.Wade led Milan with 15 points, with Zach Lewis scoring 10 and Matthew Steinmetz adding 9 points.  Day topped South Ripley with 15 points to go along with 12 rebounds, while Kaleb Rinear scored 15 points and 9 rebounds; Eric Vickers scored 6 points and led the team with 13 rebounds; Connor McCarty and Jon Adkins each scored 4; Aaron Greiwe and Jacob Elliott added 2 each.South Ripley won the 7th grade game versus Milan and will also advance to the semi-final round tomorrow night. The South Ripley 7th grade team improves to 15-1 while the 8th graders are now 12-4.Tuesday’s games will played at Milan Middle School, with the 7th grade tip-off slated for 5:30.Courtesy of Raiders Coach Jeff Greiwe.last_img read more

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Batesville Fire Department construction update

first_imgBatesville, In. — Construction of the 60 X 80-foot Batesville Fire & Rescue training and storage building is wrapping up. The project is funded by the fire department.In a separate contract, work will begin soon to condensation and water issues. Shelbyville-based Ronnebohm Construction will replace and improve the roof, exterior walls, gutters and shingles. The work also includes a new brick façade. The work is expected to be completed in early 2019.last_img

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IMCA Modifieds open 27th season at Crystal on Saturday

first_imgCRYSTAL, Mich. – Test and tune sessions at Crystal Motor Speedway are complete and officials at the 3/8-mile clay oval are making final preparations for the season opener on April 18.IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds kick off their 27th consecutive season at Crystal Saturday.Pit gates open at 4:30 p.m. and the main grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Adults spectator admission is $12 and kids ages 5-11 are $5. Pit passes are $25.Racing starts about 7:30 p.m. Call the office at 989.235.5200 or visit the website at www.crystalmotorspeedway.com for more information.last_img read more

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Swim meet for differently-able persons

first_imgTHE Colgrain Swimming Pool will today be the venue for the National Sports Commission (NSC- sponsored swim meet for differently-able persons from 09:30hrs. The meet will feature 18 events in backstroke and freestyle in three age categories. The categories include Under-15, Over-16 and Open for both males and females. Competitors who cannot swim will take part in the Open Aquatic Walk and Flotation events.Admission is free and persons are encouraged to come out and lend support in addition to cheering on the competitors.last_img read more

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Jordan’s all-round show powers England to T20 series win

first_imgWELLINGTON, (Reuters) – England all-rounder Chris Jordan shone with both bat and ball to steer his side to a thrilling super over win against hosts New Zealand in the rain-truncated fifth Twenty20 international at Auckland on Sunday and a 3-2 series victory.Chasing New Zealand’s total of 146-5, the touring side needed 16 runs from the last over for victory but managed only three from James Neesham’s first three deliveries.Walking in to bat at the fall of Tom Curran, Jordan smashed a six and a four to score 12 from the remaining three deliveries to take his team to 146-7 and force the super over.The right-arm seamer then expertly defended the touring side’s super over score of 17, taking a wicket while giving away just eight runs.“There was nothing between the sides in the 11-over game. And in the super over I thought the standout was Chris Jordan,” England captain Eoin Morgan said at the presentation.“The guy is extremely calm under pressure and delivers.”The deciding match between this year’s 50-over World Cup finalists was reduced to 11 overs a side due to rain and Martin Guptill and his opening partner Colin Munro gave New Zealand a blistering start after Morgan won the toss and chose to bowl.The duo added 83 in five overs, including 55 in the first three of the powerplay, to lay the foundation for their imposing total at the ground, which last year witnessed Australia make 245-5 for the highest successful run chase in the format.Guptill fell after hitting five sixes and three fours in his 20-ball 50 while Munro was out for 46 off 21 balls.Wicketkeeper Tim Seifert produced the fireworks at the end for the Black Caps with a knock of 39 from 16 balls.England lost two early wickets in their chase but were never behind the steep required rate of over 13 with Jonny Bairstow hitting boundaries at will.The right-handed opener hit two fours and five sixes in his 47 off 18 balls with Morgan and Sam Curran also chipping in with useful contributions.The two sides will next play a two-Test series, with the first starting from Nov. 21 at Mount Maunganui.last_img read more

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Trojans bested by undefeated Lobos

first_imgUSC’s men’s basketball team dropped its second game against a ranked opponent on the road in three days, as the Trojans’ late rally fell short in a 75-67 loss to No. 18 New Mexico.Steadying presence · On a USC men’s basketball team that entered Wednesday’s loss at New Mexico shooting 40 percent from the field, senior forward Eric Wise has been a bright spot, shooting 50.9 percent. – Corey Marquetti | Daily TrojanAll of USC’s starters scored in double digits, with senior forward Eric Wise leading the charge for the Trojans (3-5) with 14 points.However, the bench contributed only seven points, and the team was outrebounded 29-23 by New Mexico (9-0).After trailing by as much as 17 points in the second half, senior point guard Jio Fontan hit two free throws to cut the Lobos’ lead to 70-65 with 2:18 left.But New Mexico guard Kendall Williams knocked down a 3-pointer on the next trip down the court to put the game out of reach.After a lackluster offensive performance against Nebraska on Monday, USC came out firing on all cylinders against the Lobos, who entered the game as one of only 20 undefeated teams in the nation.The Trojans made nine of their first 10 field goal attempts, including their first seven two-point shots, on their way to staking out a 28-18 lead.But New Mexico dominated for the rest of the first half, claiming a 43-34 halftime lead on a 25-6 run led by guard Hugh Greenwood, who sank four three-pointers during the team’s hot streak.Overall, the Lobos converted 11 of their 24 attempts from beyond the arc, led by Greenwood’s five treys and 17 points, a game high.It marked the fourth consecutive game in which the Trojans have allowed an exorbitant number of 3-pointers by their opponents.Five minutes into the second half, New Mexico forward Cameron Bairstow slammed home a dunk and forward Alex Kirk, who recorded a double-double with 13 points and 13 rebounds, followed up on the Lobos’ next possession with a trey to extend their advantage to 57-42.That lead proved too much for the Trojans to whittle down completely.There were some positives for USC to take from the loss, however; New Mexico had come into the game holding opponents’ shooting percentage under 40 percent, and the Trojans converted 52.9 percent of their chances from the floor — almost 13 percent better than the 40 percent field goal percentage they were collectively shooting entering the matchup.Before Wednesday, the Lobos were second in the nation in free-throw attempts per game (29.6), but the Trojans only let them get to the charity stripe 14 times, where the Lobos converted eight of their free throws.USC junior guard J.T. Terrell, who has proven to be a streaky shooter this season, made three of his five shots from beyond the arc to finish with 11 points, and junior forward Dewayne Dedmon showed off some impressive post moves while tallying 12 points and nine rebounds — arguably his best performance of the season to date.Over winter break, the Trojans will wrap up their non-conference slate and also play the first four games of their conference schedule.USC will only play one team that’s currently ranked over the next month, which comes in a matchup this Saturday at the Galen Center against No. 14 Minnesota.The Trojans will also play home matches against UC-Riverside (Dec. 15), UC-Irvine (Dec. 20), Dayton (Dec. 30), Stanford (Jan. 3) and California (Jan. 15).They’ll play road contests against Georgia (Dec. 22), Colorado (Jan. 10) and Utah (Jan. 12).last_img read more

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Crunching the numbers of Malachi Richardson’s impressive responses to low-scoring 1st halves

first_imgMalachi Richardson’s last touch of the first half resulted in him lying on his back under Syracuse’s basket. Twenty-five seconds remained and Georgia Tech pushed the other way. An attempt to split two defenders and maneuver into the lane turned into a stumble, fall and forgettable end to the freshman’s scoreless opening frame.After the game, when Richardson had 13 points to his name after guiding Syracuse to a narrow win, Jim Boeheim wasn’t surprised. It’s happened before, three or four times the head coach estimated, when Richardson has wiped a rocky first-half slate clean with a breakout latter 20 minutes.Eleven times this season the freshman has scored three or fewer points in the first half. Eight of those games, Richardson has rebounded with double-digit scoring outputs in the second frame. In seven of those eight, Syracuse has won. Richardson may not be the consistent point producer that Michael Gbinije is (he’s only scored three or fewer points in the first half once), but the freshman has proven to bounce back from low-scoring starts better than every other teammate who falls under this criteria:-Score three or fewer points in the first half, which will be considered a “low-scoring start” for all intents and purposes–Have a “low-scoring start” in at least a fifth of Syracuse’s games–Play a minimum of 16 minutes per contestIn turn, Richardson has given the Orange a reliable scoring outlet down the stretch of games even when he’s anything but early on. It’s part of the identity he’s developed as a natural scorer, with little alternative to emerge from an in-game slump other than to keep attacking.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“He’s going to keep shooting and playing,” Boeheim said. “That’s what he’s going to do.”For perspective on how Richardson sizes up to his teammates in responding to “low-scoring first halves,” here’s a look at each Syracuse player who fits the criteria mentioned above (excluding Gbinije due to low sample size).The only game SU didn’t win when Richardson followed the trend was against St. John’s, when his 15 points, in his mind, were nowhere near enough to compensate for a 4-of-20 shooting day from the field. Isolated in a corner of Syracuse’s locker room at Madison Square Garden, Richardson spoke softly and said it was the first game he’d ever shot that badly from 3 – a paltry 0-of-11 mark with five misses in the first and six in the second.Despite an abysmal shooting performance, he was still able to get to the foul line for eight attempts in the second half. And in the eight games he’s responded with double digits after “low-scoring first halves,” Richardson has taken a combined 44 second-half free throws, which equates to almost three trips to the line in the second half of each game.“That’s what he’s been more focused on,” his close friend Rob Hines said. “When he’s not shooting the ball well in the first half, coming in the second half and just getting in the paint and just making plays that way.”In Syracuse’s win over Texas A&M that bumped the Orange to 6-0 and No. 14 in the country, Richardson went 1-of-5 from the field with a lone 3 to account for a trio of first-half points.In the second frame, he scored 13, getting to the foul line four times and making all six foul shots.“It’s two halves,” Richardson said after the game. “It’s always more.”For Syracuse, the second chunk of conference play has helped resuscitate a team. For Richardson, the second half of games has often helped resuscitate a player.After the win against Georgia Tech, Boeheim was asked if it’s not maturity, how is Richardson able to adjust after flat first halves. He cut off the question, with an answer as cut and dry as the reason behind it.“He’s done it all year,” Boeheim said. “He’s a scorer. He’s not going to lose his confidence.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 1, 2016 at 11:22 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidmanlast_img read more

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Women’s Hockey: Badgers finally fall, lose two straight against surging Buckeyes

first_imgAll good things must come to an end.This was the case for the incredible in-conference undefeated streak the No. 1 University of Wisconsin Women’s Hockey Team enjoyed. The Badgers learned when it rains it pours as they lost back-to-back games in Columbus over the weekend.On Saturday afternoon against No. 6 Ohio State University, Wisconsin began the game much like many of the others this season — dominant. Though they didn’t score in the first frame, they completely controlled the puck and outshot the Buckeyes 12-2.Women’s Hockey: No. 1 Wisconsin looks to defend ranking in series versus Ohio StateWisconsin (26-1-1-0, 17-0-1-0 Big Ten) will play games against conference foe Ohio State on Friday and Saturday in Columbus, Ohio. Read…The second period allowed the Badgers to get a taste of their own medicine and feel what it’s like to be on the receiving end of a rousing performance. Though OSU only scored a single goal, which was also their only goal, in the second period, they outshot UW by a staggering 21-2 margin in the period.Even in the 1-0 loss, sophomore goalie Kristen Campbell put on a clinic in net. It was a shame she had no offense in front of her to get the ‘W’.Coach Mark Johnson called the middle period, in which Wisconsin took a beating in the shot margin column, “a bit challenging,” but welcomed the difficulty for a team that has faced little adversity this season.In the second game of the series, the Badgers fell to the Buckeyes 3-1. In response to the shot disparity of the prior game, UW did right the ship. In the losing effort, they still managed to outshoot Ohio State 35-20. The only, rather important, issue was putting the puck in the net.Badger women’s hockey alumni poised for Olympic runThe 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang will feature four former Badger Women’s Hockey players representing the USA Olympic Team. Forwards Read…The tilt was tied at a goal apiece heading into the final period but Western Collegiate Hockey Association’s leading point scorer and OSU’s Emma Maltais broke open the game. From then on the Buckeyes converted on an empty-netter and took home their second straight game against the top team in the nation.Johnson did not seem too pessimistic about the loss and seems to understand that all streaks are doomed to end.“We played well today. We competed hard and created some chances. Overall it was a good team effort,” Johnson said.As they look to get back on track, the Badgers will take on Minnesota Duluth in another two-game set this weekend.last_img read more

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