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If the walls of this inner-Brisbane property could talk what a story they would tell

first_imgGeorgina Terepai at herKangaroo Point home. Picture: Darren EnglandRemnants of an Indian jail used in the renovation of this charming inner-city cottage are just part of the character that will have buyers flocking to today’s auction.Look behind its leafy facade, and this cottage at 61 Rawlins St, Kangaroo Point, is exactly what savvy buyers want — a simple, entry-level investment just a stone’s throw from capital city facilities and with enough charming quirks to create effortless character.The property’s owner, Georgina Terepai, knew she was on a good thing when she bought it 16 years ago.“I was thinking anything in that particular area I knew it would boom — it’s too close to the city not to,” she said. 61 Rawlins St, Kangaroo Point.Ms Terepai said the new owners would not have any trouble finding tenants.“I had mad football lovers and they loved it because they could just walk to the Gabba every weekend when the football was on,” she said.Despite its location between Main St and Shafston Ave, it’s relatively tranquil, according to Ms Terepai.She said the home, which had solar panelling, gas heating and water tanks, would suit a wide range of buyers — from double-income couples to small families.Marketed by Place Bulimba, it will be auctioned on-site on March 11, at 9.30am. 61 Rawlins St, Kangaroo Point.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor7 hours ago“It’s taken its time, but now it’s really come to realisation.”The home’s charm is enhanced by the renovation Ms Terepai completed, creating a two-bedroom, two-bathroom property with two additional multipurpose rooms downstairs.“In the bathroom there’s a window frame from a jail in India. So it is quite a quirky house — it’s got a lot of character. It’s very colourful inside,” she said.Set on a 243sq m allotment so close to the Gabba you could almost mark a well-kicked Sherrin, the home’s easy access to the cool eateries at the ‘Paris End’ of Logan Rd in Woolloongabba mean you’ll rarely be starved of entertainment.last_img read more

Navratilova: ‘Coco Gauff can change the world’

first_img Loading… Martina Navratilova has said rising tennis star, Coco Gauff, has the ability to “change the world for the better” after the American delivered a powerful speech at a Black Lives Matter demonstration last month.Gauff shot to prominence at Wimbledon last year when she beat Venus Williams en route to the last 16 at the age of 15, before claiming her maiden WTA title in October. Now 16, Gauff spoke at a peaceful protest in her home city of Delray Beach last month, and 18-time grand slam winner Navratilova was full of praise for her, saying her actions show that tennis is still “at the forefront of social change”. Navratilova told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “She’s just so poised on and off the court. She was just really brought up with great qualities and it shows how she plays, it shows how she’s active now politically. “I smile so much when I see the reach that she already has now and she will have in the future. “She’s one of those people that can change the world for the better and she seems to want to do that. “I think the way things are going now, with some countries making great progress and some countries, like ours here in America – in my opinion – going backwards in time, I think it’s essential that people get involved. “Because I think they’re seeing how much politics can affect their lives and their freedoms. “Sport has always been at the forefront of social change and now it can be that again with Black Lives Matter and just equality for all. Promoted ContentTake A Look At The Celebs Who Lost Their Money And WhyThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe 6 Weirdest Things You Can Learn On WikiHow11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise You9 Best Movie Robots Of All Time8 Best Movies On Amazon Prime Video To Stream Right Now6 Major TV Characters We Were Relieved To See Leaving The Show5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Bettercenter_img “Tennis has had its share of obstacles but I think overall we’ve been at the forefront of social change and it seems like now with Coco Gauff leading the charge, we’re still there.” Navratilova, who won nine of her grand slam singles titles at Wimbledon, spoke about missing the event, which would have been taking place at the moment had it not been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. read also:Australian Open: Coco Gauff, 15, stuns title-holder Osaka She added: “It’s the only major that I have not missed since ’73, since I started playing. “It’s sad. I’ve spent over three years of my life in the UK and love it there. And it’s such a lovely time of the summer anyway. “In the history of the sport, anybody that was a giant of the sport played there so you just feel those ghosts, you feel that magic of the giants of the game. “They were all there at one time or another so you’re kind of connected when you’re there. I miss all of it.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

American midfielder Weston McKennie joins Juventus on loan

first_imgROME: Midfielder Weston McKennie became the first American player in Juventus history as the starlet has completed his loan move from Schalke 04 on a 4.5 million euros (about $5.36 million) fee, the defending champions of Serie A confirmed on Saturday.According to Juventus, they have signed with him on a one-year deal with an option to buy, and the buy-out clause will become obligatory under certain conditions, reports Xinhua news agency. The Italian media outlets reported that if McKennie plays 60 percent of the competitive games in the 2020-21 season, Juventus will make the move permanent. “In both cases, the agreed consideration for the definitive acquisition is 18.5 million euros, payable in three years, which might be increased up to a maximum of 7 million euros upon achievement of further sportive performance objectives over the duration of the employment contract with the player,” read a statement from Juventus. Having come through the youth ranks of FC Dallas, McKennie joined Schalke 04 in 2016 and made his debut in Bundesliga in May 2017. In the same year, the midfielder received his first call-up to the US National Soccer Team and had a dream debut for the Stars and Stripes, opening the scoring in their friendly match away to Portugal. IANS Also Watch: Abhijeet Sharma,APW President addressing a Press Meet at Gauhati Press Club.last_img read more