A pair of prime Tugun infill sites are up for grabs

first_img5 Boyd St, Tugun.A CALL to developers has been made after two infill sites in Tugun hit the market. Global property developer Pacific International has changed its plans to build 38 luxury beach houses in Tugun, giving other developers the chance to develop the land. One of the sites, located at Admiral Cres, includes a 14,840sq m parcel surrounded by established homes and townhouses.According to Pacific International, the site has an approved development application for 38 beach houses. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North8 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoThe second site at 5 Boyd St is a 2.616ha parcel with planning approval for a 560sq m home. Pacific International has engaged Ray White Commercial Gold Coast South’s Brad Duncalfe and commercial divestment specialist Corpacquire to market the two properties. “Lot 906 at Admiral Cres is an excellent site for a busy townhouse development or aged care facility, given its proximity to John Flynn hospital,” Mr Duncalfe said. “It’s the last large site available in the immediate area and is enhanced by incredible ocean views, easy access to the M1 and proximity to the beach and local amenities.” He said Lot 5 at Boyd St offered a private residence.“As one of only two properties on that side of the highway, it presents the ultimate exclusive home site with some of the Gold Coast’s best views and a private driveway.”last_img read more

Aussies fight back with two late wickets to restrict England

first_imgBy Ian RansomBRISBANE, Australia (Reuters) – Australia fought back with two late wickets to restrict England to 196 for four and leave the Ashes series-opener delicately poised yesterday after the tourists’ unheralded batsmen threatened to dominate an intriguing first day.Ashes debutants Mark Stoneman and James Vince had frustrated Australia’s vaunted pace attack with a 125-run partnership on a surprisingly slow Gabba wicket, but seamer Pat Cummins hauled the home side back into the game.The young paceman broke the stand by bowling Stoneman for 53 in the last over before tea then returned to capture England captain Joe Root lbw for 15 in the final session.In-between, off-spinner Nathan Lyon denied Vince a potentially career-defining century, with a brilliant piece of fielding, running him out for 83 after the batsman had put in nearly four hours of painstaking graft.Rookie batsman Dawid Malan did well to negotiate a nervy finish and was 28 not out at stumps, with all-rounder Moeen Ali unbeaten on 13 at the other end.“I think it’s pretty evenly poised,” Cummins, who took 2-59 on his first day of Test cricket on home soil, told reporters.“Obviously they batted the whole day but didn’t really get away from us.”Having won the toss, England would have been buoyed by the performance of rookies Vince and Stoneman but tempered by the disappointment that neither could go on to a post bigger score.Stoneman was bowled four balls short of the relief of tea, while Vince was out making a needless dash for a single.Vince’s wicket seemed like a turning point and though Root dug in for 50 balls, he was out lbw by a scorching delivery from Cummins, the wicket awarded after home captain Steve Smith demanded a review of Marais Erasmus’s not-out decision.Australia lost a review in the final over trying to remove Malan lbw off paceman Mitchell Starc before play was halted due to poor light.DROPPED CATCH Vince, England’s surprise selection at number three, brought up his maiden 50 in his eighth Test, having never before surpassed 42 in his previous seven matches.“The first hour tomorrow will dictate how the rest of the day goes and if we can get through that without too much damage and Mo (Moeen) can score quickly, Jonny (Bairstow) has to come in,” Vince told reporters.“The more overs their bowlers bowl then the easier the scoring will become.”Stoneman raised his half-century with a streaky edge off Cummins, the ball falling short of second slip before racing off for two, leaving fielder Peter Handscomb pounding the turf in frustration.Worse was to come for the hosts in the following over as recalled wicketkeeper Tim Paine, in his first Test for seven years, dropped Vince when he nicked Lyon behind on 68.Not even the first-choice keeper for his home state Tasmania, Paine had taken state team mate Matthew Wade’s place in the Test squad in a controversial selection, and the miss saw his captain fling his head back in exasperation.While the pitch started with a green tinge, Smith said he, too, would have batted first as his fast men laboured to extract pace and movement for much of the day.The exception was a peach of a delivery from Starc in the morning which removed Alastair Cook for two, kissing the outside edge on the way to Handscomb in the slips.Smith earlier confirmed opener David Warner and Shaun Marsh would play after they suffered neck and back strains in recent days.ENGLAND 1st innings A. Cook c Handscomb b Starc 2M. Stoneman b Cummins 53J. Vince run-out (N. Lyon) 83J. Root lbw b Cummins 15D. Malan not out 28M. Ali not out 13Extras: (b-1, nb-1) 2Total: (for 4 wickets, 80.3 overs) 196Fall of wickets: 1-2, 2-127, 3-145, 4-163.Bowling: M. Starc 19.3-4-45-1 (nb-1) J. Hazlewood 18-4-51-0, P. Cummins 19-6-59-2, N. Lyon 24-9-40-0.last_img read more

Women’s basketball: Badgers lose heartbreaker to Northwestern on Senior Day

first_imgIt was Senior Day at the Kohl Center for the Wisconsin women’s basketball team, and it wouldn’t have been more fitting for one of the three active members of the senior class to be the hero.AnnMarie Brown had that opportunity, but she couldn’t convert a layup in the waning seconds of overtime, as Wisconsin fell to Northwestern 86-83 Sunday afternoon.“It’s like any other shot, you have basically a 50-50 shot of making it,” Brown said. “And that one didn’t seem to go in. I can’t do anything about it. I tried. I did what I could.”The Badgers (8-18, 4-12 Big Ten) were down by eight with 59.7 seconds left during the overtime period, trailing 80-72. A layup from junior guard Dakota Whyte, followed by a three-pointer from Brown and another three from fellow senior Jacki Gulczysnki off a Wildcat turnover made it 82-80 with 26 seconds remaining.Northwestern’s Karly Rozer then sunk two foul shots to up the Wildcats’ lead to four, but Brown grabbed an offensive rebound and converted an and-one. Her free throw made it 84-83.Junior guard Tessa Cichy immediately fouled Northwestern’s Christen Inman on the inbound. Inman, who had missed from the free throw line only once in Big Ten play this season, missed her first one but made the second, making it 85-83.“It felt like we were in control in the overtime,” Northwestern head coach Joe McKeown said. “We were up seven, eight, nine, but they kept coming back and made plays. So you gotta give them a lot of credit.”That set up the Badgers with an opportunity to win the game, and when junior guard Nicole Bauman drove down the lane and dished it to Brown all alone on the left block, the game was surely to be tied once again.It did not work out that way.Wisconsin had yet another chance after Northwestern (21-6, 11-5 Big Ten) went 1-2 from the line, this time with 2.8 seconds to go. Brown had the chance to be the hero once more with the possibility of a half-court heave to send the game to a second overtime, but couldn’t get the shot off before time expired.“To the kids’ credit, they kept playing,” Wisconsin head coach Bobbie Kelsey said. “No one could say that the Badgers give up, or hang their heads.“And I feel so bad for AnnMarie. She’s been through so much, and to miss that shot, which she makes all the time, she doesn’t miss a lot of layups around the basket. Maybe she was just so wide open she couldn’t believe it.”Northwestern tied the game with 1.4 seconds left in regulation off an inbound, when Maggie Lyon drained a 12-foot baseline jumper, the first time the teams had been tied since 17-17. The possession before that Whyte made one of her two free throws, which gave Northwestern the chance it needed to tie the game without having to shoot a three. The Wildcats had originally missed two other attempts before a scramble for the ball resulted in a jump ball with the possession arrow in favor of the Wildcats.“We’ve got some tough kids, like a Maggie Lyon or a [sophomore] Nia Coffey, who can just make a play,” McKeown said.Coffey led the Wildcats in scoring with 21 points, while Lyon added 15. Three more Wildcats scored in double figures: Lauren Douglas and Ashley Deary had 12 apiece, while Inman scored 11.Bauman led the Badgers scoring attack, pouring in 22, while Gulczynski had 19, going 5-10 from three. Senior Cassie Rochel had her fifth double-double of the season, scoring 12 points and grabbing 13 rebounds.The Badgers led by as many as 15 in the second half, when Whyte hit a three from the far baseline. After Bauman hit a three with 5:32 remaining in regulation, the Wildcats keyed up a 8-0 run in the next two minutes and 30 seconds to cut the Wisconsin lead to 65-63.“We just started kinda playing not to lose,” Brown said. “Rather than just keep shoving the ball down their throats and going for the win … We’ll bounce back. We know we’re there.”Both teams struggled offensively in the first half, particularly Northwestern, a result of sloppy play and poor shooting.The Wildcats last field goal of the half came with 8:29 to go and their only points came from two free throws the rest of the half. They shot 35.7 percent from the field, while Wisconsin shot 41.2 percent.Wisconsin had nine turnovers in the half, finishing with 23 total, allowing Northwestern to score 25 points off turnovers in their seventh straight victory.“It’s easy to get down when you’re losing, and say, ‘Let’s just pack it in,’” Kelsey said. “But we owe it to our seniors to play hard, and to ourselves, to keep fighting. Because you can build on fighting, but you can’t build on quitting. And they didn’t quit.”last_img read more