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Brisbane home has it’s own private lake

first_img79 Camelot Pl, Bridgeman Downs, has its own lake crowned with a wooden bridge.Picture it. It’s a lazy Sunday morning on what is set to be another hot summer’s day. You’re stretched out by the pool catching up on the day’s news, when the sound of laughter draws your attention to the nearby lake. You see your children jump in a boat and row themselves across the water, setting off on their next big adventure.It sounds like a memory formed on an unforgettable family holiday, right? The house sits beside its own private lake in a tightly held street in Bridgeman Downs.Yet for Mick Foley and his two daughters aged 13 and 12, it is a scene they could recreate every weekend. The family have owned 79 Camelot Place, a sprawling house with six bedrooms in a tightly held street in Bridgeman Downs for the past four years. The property stretches to more than two acres and is made up of the house, manicured gardens, trees and lawns, where Mr Foley, who owns two helicopter charter companies, among other businesses, is able to land his personal chopper. The house has mulitple living spaces.Helicopters aside, the property’s biggest attraction has to be its picturesque lake, crowned with an arched wooden footbridge.Mr Foley said the family had spent a lot of time on the lake over the years and he would miss it greatly. The kitchen is the heart of the home.“It’s a very quiet spot, and there’s the fountain and lights on it at night, and the fire pit on the other side where I used to sit with the girls. It’s a special place,” Mr Foley.While the sheer enormity of the house may appear overwhelming, Mr Foley said that once you start living in it, you grow into the space and the floor plan has allowed the home to retain a sense of cosiness. There are plenty of places fro which to take in the lake views.“When you walk into it, it feels like a normal home, which is what attracted me to it in the first place. It’s northeast facing, perfectly positioned on the block, it just ticked all the boxes for me.”Three of the home’s six bedrooms reside on the upper level of the three-storey house, including the main which has an ensuite and walk-in robe. From this level you can capture stunning views of the lake.The remaining three bedrooms can be found on the middle storey, where again, you are hit with lake views. The bedrooms are generous in size.All the living areas, including the chef’s kitchen with stone bench tops, which Mr Foley said was the heart of the home, are on the lower level.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market8 hours agoAn informal eating area and family room adjacent to the kitchen has floor to ceiling glass walls to maximise on the lake views and natural light. Both these areas open out to an outdoor entertaining pavilion and deck, framed with balustrading for lakeside dining and The house has a cinema room.entertaining. Descend a set of stairs and follow a meandering path to the infinity edge pool, set on the edge of the lake. There is also a free-standing pavilion, for hosting parties, family and friends.Built in the late 1990s, the only thing that belies this home’s age is the terracotta tiling throughout, which Mr Foley admits to having become too busy to replace. Elsewhere, the house is timeless in its design and architecture. The house suits alarge family who want room to move.Unfortunately Mr Foley said that with the family’s schedule becoming far more busy, he felt the property wasn’t being used to its full potential and so made the difficult decision toput it on the market.“I think it suits a large family with early age kids that want the space, and I hope someone enjoys it as much as our family has. It really is a house in which memories can be made.”And who doesn’t want that?The property will be auctioned on Saturday, August 29 at 11am.last_img read more

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Will coronavirus cancel college football in 2020? COVID-19 updates, key dates & season alternatives

first_imgThe spread of COVID-19 in the United State has led to a complete halt of sporting events in the country and has prompted questions whether the 2020 college football season will take place.   Alabama coach Nick Saban was among many FBS coaches who have been asked that question this week.    Riley also is among the coaches who is not going to put an absolute start date on the season. That’s part of the uncertainty because of the spread and the priority to get back to normal lives in the United States.  That extends way past football. When the time is right, however …  “I don’t know that we can put on a limit,” Riley said. “Football, just purely the game, can be played anytime, anywhere. I think we all have to be open-minded about it.” “I never really answer hypothetical questions,” Saban said. “I’m sure that everybody’s going to want me to speculate on what’s going to happen in the future, and nobody really knows.”  With that uncertainty in mind, here are all the factors to consider when assessing the potential for a college football season.MORE: 10 questions that remain unanswered without spring footballNo football in 2020?ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit evoked a strong reaction when he said he would be “shocked” if there was college football in 2020.   There more than 257,390 cases of COVID-19 in the United States. Timetables for when the virus could peak and spike again stretch into the summer months, and several sporting events have been shut down into July.   The outbreak of COVID-19 needs to be suppressed before college football is even a consideration.  Herbstreit’s comments point to the worst-case scenario for the sport, and the financial ramifications would be significant for the athletic departments given the revenue the sport has generated.   “I believe it’s in everyone’s best interest, when it’s safe and right to do, that we play a football season,” Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour told the Reading Eagle this week. “We’ve talked about the emotional and the moral piece for communities across this country. Then, obviously there’s a revenue and a financial piece to it.”  That is why there are contingency plans in place.   Important dates to consider   Spring football was wiped out because of the spread of COVID-19, and the SEC canceled its May spring meetings in Destin, Fla.   The recruiting calendar also has been impacted. The NCAA extended the dead period until May 31. That means college coaches cannot have face-to-face interactions with recruits until June 1.  Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley points to June 1 as one of the important dates to consider for the possibility of the season.   “The next realistic time most people are going to be looking at is the summer period and whether or not you have camps,” Riley said. “Whether or not you are able to have prospects on campus. That’s going to be the next realistic possibility. What we do the rest of the summer will probably hinge on how that plays out.”     Fall camps typically open in late July and early August, and the first games on the FBS schedule are Aug. 29. That includes an overseas game between Notre Dame and Navy in Dublin, Ireland.  Those dates will be impacted on whether the threat of COVID-19 has been suppressed in the summer.  Alternative plans   Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is among the coaches who believe there will be a college football season in 2020.  “That’s the best-case scenario, and I think that’s what’s going to happen,” Swinney said in a teleconference Friday. “I have zero doubt that we’re going to be playing.”This is America, man. We’ve stormed the beaches of Normandy. We’ve sent a rover out on Mars and walked on the moon. This is the greatest country. We’ve created an iPhone where I can sit here and talk to people in all these different places. We’ve got the smartest people in the world. We’re going to rise up and kick this thing in the teeth and get back to our lives.”That might be the case, but there are still other factors to consider if COVID-19 cases are still spreading.  Some alternatives include:  Games with no fans Before sports were suspended across the United States. That was a measure taken before several college basketball conference tournaments.  Would a college football game be feasible without fans in the stands?  “It would be very, very unique,” Riley said. “If that what it comes to do for games to still be able to be played and guys to still be able to play and then for our fans to connect and be a part of it virtually, that may be where we could end it.”   Shortened season  If games in September are canceled, college football could take steps toward shortening the season to seven or eight games.  Would that be strictly a conference schedule? That is one of the logistical hurdles given the nature of college football rivalries.  “Well, you know we play eight conference games, so there would need to be at least eight weeks. Here in our state there would need to be nine, because we would need to play South Carolina,” Clemson athletic director Dan Radakovich said. Clemson-South Carolina, of course, is a nonconference game. Later start date  College football also could consider the possibility of a winter or spring schedule is COVID-19 spread extends into September, October and even November.  That is yet another option that require logistics. Riley was among the coaches who was asked about how long it would take to get a football team game ready.  “We could have 15 to 20 practices and be ready to go play, without a doubt,” Riley said.    last_img read more

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Fort St. John Flyers facing Sr. Canucks in first round of the NPHL playoffs

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Senior Flyers have announced their schedule for the upcoming 2016-2017 NPHL playoff quarter finals.The Flyers finished first in the NPHL West Division, and will be playing against the Dawson Creek Senior Canucks during the first round. The Flyers went 5-1 against the Senior Canucks during the regular season, including a 6-0 victory during their most recent meeting on Thursday night.The Flyers will be hosting the Senior Canucks at the North Peace Arena on Tuesday, January 31st. Puck drops at 8:30 p.m. The full best-of-seven playoff series schedule can be found below. Home games are in BOLD. Start time for all games is 8:30 p.m.Game 1: Tue. Jan 31st Canucks at FlyersGame 2: Thu. Feb 2nd FSJ Flyers at CanucksGame 3: Sat. Feb 4th Canucks at FlyersGame 4: Tue. Feb 7th Flyers at CanucksGame 5: Thu. Feb 9th Canucks at Flyers* Game 6: Sat. Feb 11th Flyers at Canucks*Game 7: Tue. Feb 14th Canucks at Flyers** if necessary- Advertisement –last_img read more

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