first_imgHendersons first home, 41 Arthur St.MERMAID Beach’s real estate heavy weights, the Hendersons have sold their childhood property. The Professionals Mermaid Beach bosses Luke and brother Andrew Henderson sold 1/41 Arthur St, for $1.088 million. The property from their childhood has been developed into stylish villas. Hendersons first home, 41 Arthur St.The real estate and horse racing identities who once called the property home said a lot has changed in Mermaid Beach since they lived at the beachside block. “The villa sits on the site where our bedrooms used to be,’’ Andrew Henderson said. “We were very young when we lived there but I clearly remember it being an older style, two storey home.“The difference between the home that we grew up in and these villas is just enormous.”More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North7 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoHendersons first home, 41 Arthur St.Luke Henderson said his father originally sold their childhood home in the late 70s for a bigger block at 19 Seagull Ave.“I was probably a year old at the time but dad needed more space to raise three boys, so we moved a street over.”The brothers said they spent their weekends at Nobby Beach competing in the surf lifesaving carnivals or riding their bicycles around the suburb while their father John Henderson conducted open houses in the area.“A lot has changed in the area since then with a lot of the older homes being replaced bynewer homes over the past 10 years,” Andrew Henderson said.“There are not too many of the original buildings left because people have realised the value of the area and the opportunity to renovate existing dwellings.“The amount of building activity we have seen in the suburb over the past three years hasbeen incredible and we haven’t seen anything like this since before the Global FinancialCrisis.“The level of confidence in the market is fantastic and it is terrific to see the suburb beingtransformed.”Meanwhile, their brother David Henderson is trying to find a buyer for his mega-mansion at 187-191 Hedges Ave listed for $17.250 million through Kollosche Prestige agents and Luke Henderson from the Professionals.last_img read more

first_imgGhana captain Asamoah Gyan claims many of his Black Stars teammates are against the idea of playing Egypt in Cairo for the World Cup playoff return leg next month.The Al Ain striker says they feel intimidated by the deteriorating security concerns in the North African country.FIFA has set a 28 October deadline to confirm whether the match will be played in Cairo or at a neutral venue.This was after the Ghana FA wrote to the world football governing body over recent violent clashes between protesters of the Muslim Brotherhood and the military.The Egyptian Football Association insists the country is safe and Ghana should harbour no fear ahead of the 19 November decider.“Most of the guys talk to me about playing the second leg in Cairo in front of the fans and are scared about the happenings in that country,” Gyan told Kumasi-based Angel FM “Don’t forget that most of the players follow all what is going on in Egypt and are abreast with every incident that has been going on because life is very precious.“We are in talks with the authorities in charge to see what decision is finally taken with respect to the venue of the match so hopefully by next week will all know where the game will be played.“We need to protect our lives as footballers so if Cairo is picked as the venue then they would have to provide a very tight security for us because we all know the what the situation is in Egypt now.“Not to say that we can’t play, we are ready to play at any venue against any opposition but as I said our lives are more important.”Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan claims many of his Black Stars teammates are against the idea of playing Egypt in Cairo for the World Cup playoff return leg next month. The Al Ain striker says they feel intimidated by the deteriorating security concerns in the North African country.FIFA has set a 28 October deadline to confirm whether the match will be played in Cairo or at a neutral venue.This was after the Ghana FA wrote to the world football governing body over recent violent clashes between protesters of the Muslim Brotherhood and the military.The Egyptian Football Association insists the country is safe and Ghana should harbour no fear ahead of the 19 November decider.“Most of the guys talk to me about playing the second leg in Cairo in front of the fans and are scared about the happenings in that country,” Gyan told Kumasi-based Angel FM “Don’t forget that most of the players follow all what is going on in Egypt and are abreast with every incident that has been going on because life is very precious.“We are in talks with the authorities in charge to see what decision is finally taken with respect to the venue of the match so hopefully by next week will all know where the game will be played.“We need to protect our lives as footballers so if Cairo is picked as the venue then they would have to provide a very tight security for us because we all know the what the situation is in Egypt now.“Not to say that we can’t play, we are ready to play at any venue against any opposition but as I said our lives are more important.”last_img read more

first_imgAccra Hearts of Oak captain Robin Gnagne is hopeful of making it to the group phase of the Caf Confederation Cup despite tough draw against Tunisian giants Esperance.Ghana Premier League side Accra Hearts of Oak have been drawn against Tunisian side Esperance in the third round of the Caf Confederations Cup after the draw was made on Tuesday.Esperance had been surprise elimination from the Champions League when they were beaten by El Merreikh last weekend. Esperance paid the price for conceding an away goal after losing the opening leg 1-0 and winning the second leg 2-1 at home. The Phobians, who will play first in Tunis before the second leg in Accra, are fresh from a win against Mali’s Djoliba and will relish meeting the two-time Caf Champions League winners.“This is a tough draw but we are not afraid of Esperance, we are aware of their quality and we will face them accordingly,” Gnagne told Goal“In football anything can happen, the mere fact that they had to drop from the Champions league to the Confederation Cup is the same way we can also eliminate them. “I am very hopeful of qualifying ahead of them so I entreat on our fans not to panic.“What we need to do now is to prepare well and go into the first leg for a good result so the second leg can become a mere formality.”Hearts will have home advantage in the decisive second leg after the first leg in Tunis on the weekend of 15-17 May.It is a repeat of the 2000 CAF Champions’ League final when the Phobians defeated Esperance 2-1 in North Africa before outclassing them 3-1 in Accra to win their one and only Africa title.Hearts will make it to the lucrative money zone of the competition if they are able to defeat Esperance. No Ghanaian team has been to the group phase of the competition since Berekum Chelsea’s attempt in 2012.last_img read more

first_img How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Roberts is believed to be seeking a contract similar to the four-year, $12 million extension Astros manager A.J. Hinch received earlier this year.“We remain optimistic about working something out long term,” Friedman said. “The reason we’ve kind of slowed down a little bit is we’ve got a lot of coaching staff decisions to make and interviews. I think it speaks more to the optimism that something is definitely going to get done and allows us to focus on what we need to do in the near term.”In addition to losing GM Farhan Zaidi to the San Francisco Giants, the Dodgers have two vacancies on their major-league coaching staff with the departures of hitting coach Turner Ward and third base/infield coach Chris Woodward.Gameplanning/communications coach Danny Lehmann is also leaving the Dodgers for another job. Lehmann was an advance scout for three years before becoming a member of the uniformed coaching staff in 2018. Minor-league hitting coordinator Paco Figueroa left the Dodgers to become a coach on the Phillies staff.Related Articles Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start center_img Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco CARLSBAD — Dave Roberts will definitely return as the Dodgers’ manager in 2019. What kind of contract he will have still remains undetermined.The Dodgers picked up the club option in Roberts’ original contract before the deadline Wednesday. But Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said the two sides remain confident a multi-year agreement can be reached.“Nothing’s changed,” Friedman said Wednesday at the GM Meetings. “We remain extremely optimistic. We’ve just set it off to the side a little bit as we work through all of our coaches and the vacancies we have there.”The option calls for Roberts to be paid $1.1 million for the 2019 season, a salary that would continue to place him in the bottom third among managers. But Friedman said talks about a multi-year contract will “for sure” continue. A new contract could include the option year or supersede it. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more