Home of infamous nude painting sells for top price

first_imgThe dining and kitchen area at 97 Orient Drive, Sunrise Beach. Picture: SuppliedSelling agent Deni Castle of Ray White Noosa said Palm Cottage was a true one of a kind home. It is made up of three structures and features a turret, a blue ring octopus fountain, and a fireplace built from bricks from the original kiln of the Cooroy Brickworks. The home has timber floors, white walls, and black ceilings and is a short walk from the beach along a bush track. “The home generated a lot of interest and comments but we only showed it to three people,” Ms Castle said. “It sold to another artist – a well-known artist – who I believe will use it as a retreat.” The home sold for well above the Sunrise Beach avergae house price of $739,500. Follow Courtney Todd on Twitter. More of Gary Ross’s artwork at 97 Orient Drive, Sunrise Beach. Picture: SuppliedMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours ago Chloe was kept company by many of Mr Ross’s other artworks in the Sunrise Beach cottage that has been a home, studio and private gallery. Mr Ross said he and his partner built the three-bedroom property in 1974.“We were one of the first ones here on Orient Drive,” he said. “We added to (the home) over the years, extending the original cottage to add another studio and another gallery.” And while the couple have loved their light-filled home, they decided it was time to sell and “head south” to cooler climes.“I plan to sell Chloe too. I don’t think she’ll fit where we’re going,” Mr Ross said. “If I can’t sell her, I may have to put a robe on her or move her closer to the fire.” Chloe in Noosa hangs in the main bedroom of 97 Orient Drive, Sunrise Beach. Picture: Supplied.A COASTAL cottage that has been home to an infamous scantily clad lady for the past 14 years has sold on the Sunshine Coast, leaving the damsel without a dress in need of a new home. Artist Gary Ross sold his property at 97 Orient Drive, Sunrise Beach on January 24 for $1.378 million after being on the market for less than a month. The three-bedroom Palm Cottage was not only home to Mr Ross and his partner but also Chloe in Noosa, a painting deemed “too rude for Noosa” by the Courier Mail. Mr Ross painted the artwork in his home studio in 2005, paying homage to Jules Lefebvre’s 1875 Chloe, which hangs in the Young and Jackson Hotel in Melbourne. Mr Ross’s Chloe was painted as the same classic nude but she was given a coastal makeover with thongs, beach towel and Laguna Bay backdrop. center_img The Original Chloe by Jules Lefebvre at the Young and Jackson Hotel, Melbourne. Picture: Michael Potter.The original Chloe caused a fuss when she was unveiled at the National Gallery in Victoria in 1883 and was removed from public display, after complaints about her lack of clothing, until she was hung at Young and Jackson’s in 1909.Despite being painted more than 100 years later, Ross’s Chloe suffered a similar fate.Mr Ross said his artwork hung in the Sunshine Beach Surf Club for less than three weeks before complaints about Chloe’s nudity forced the club to remove the painting. Chloe moved back into Mr Ross’s studio and then his bedroom. “I wake every morning every morning to a beautiful girl looking down at me,” he said. The Sunshine Coast artist said the 18-foot ceilings in his bedroom meant there was plenty of room for Chloe to hang in all her glory. “She was painted to the original size of Chloe in Melbourne so she needs quite a big space to hang,” he said. last_img read more

2020 Bulkers Raises USD 70.2 Mn to Finance New Ships

first_imgNorwegian shipowner 2020 Bulkers has collected USD 70.2 million of gross proceeds from its contemplated equity offering.The company received binding orders for subscription of 7,800,000 shares at the price of USD 9.00 per share, with the support from new and existing investors.2020 Bulkers said that the net proceeds from the offering would be used to fully finance its vessels and working capital purposes.The company has 8 Newcastlemax drybulk vessels under construction at New Times Shipyard in China.The new ships, which will be fitted with exhaust scrubber systems, are expected to be delivered from the yard between September 2019 and May 2020.last_img read more

Eto’o: Let’s use football to engage our youth

first_img Promoted Content10 Greatest Disney Female Villains We Love AnywaysWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Actors That Started Their Careers On SoapsTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindHere’s What Everyday Objects Look Like If Cut In Half6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemMost Beloved First Ladies Of All Time6 Secret Origin Stories Of Modern Foods African football legend, Samuel Eto’o, believes the game has the power to unite people as political upheavals divide millions across the continent. The four-time African Player of the Year winner announced his retirement from football at the age of 38 last September. Speaking in Lagos, Eto’o says football gives respite to a continent bursting with life but burdened by challenges. “There’s no perfect continent or country in the world (and) I believe this beautiful game can unite people of Africa like nothing else,” said Eto’o. “Football has a massive power to create unity out of division, joy from sadness and turn a multi-cultural community into one. “I know politicians too are equally aware that meeting the expectations of the people is crucial and football gives them a chance to connect with them.” Eto’o is regarded as one of the greatest footballers to come out of the continent after an outstanding career in Europe. He left his native Cameroon at the age of 16 for Spanish giants Real Madrid, before establishing himself in Spain, Italy, Russia and England. Eto’o had a trophy-laden professional career in Spain and Italy, but enjoyed much of his club success at Barcelona, where he played from 2004 to 2009. His trophies with the Catalan club include three La Liga crowns and two European Champions League titles. Loading… center_img He also won the Champions League, under Jose Mourinho, at Inter Milan in 2010, and has an Olympic gold medal, which he won with Cameroon in 2000. “Football is a powerful religion – it preaches peace, bonding and love,” he told BBC Sport. “It has also given opportunity to a lot of African professionals to help inspire the young ones, build their community and give the next generation something to hope for. “In Africa we all play football as kids in any part of the continent without any idea what the future holds. “We need to properly use this game to engage our youth, unite the people and share in the power of football.” Eto’o’s career also included spells in Turkey and Qatar and the former forward is the all-time leading goalscorer in Africa Cup of Nations history with 18 goals. Read Also:Ronaldo is the best of all time – Eto’o He appeared at four World Cup finals with the Indomitable Lions – 1998, 2002, 2010 and 2014 – playing in eight matches and scoring three goals. The striker also won back-to-back Africa Cup of Nations titles with his country at the 2000 and 2002 editions. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Gill expects Rooney to stay put

first_img Speaking to Sky Sports News at UEFA’s Congress in London, Gill said: “As Alex said at his last press conference, that’s an issue for David Moyes and the new team but I’m confident he’ll be there next season. “I think he’s a great, great player at a great, great club and the club doesn’t want to lose its star player. “I’m sure every bit of work is being taken with Wayne and his advisors to ensure that happens. I’m not a betting man but I’m confident I’ll sit at Old Trafford next season and see Wayne Rooney running out.” Liverpool-born Rooney agreed a five-year contract running to June 2015 after changing his mind over leaving the club in October 2010. Press Association The 27-year-old striker has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford after retiring manager Sir Alex Ferguson – who will be replaced by Everton boss David Moyes in July – claimed the player had submitted a second transfer request in nearly three years. The club later revealed the request had been turned down with talks over a new contract well under way, with new UEFA member Gill insisting “every bit of work” is being done to prolong the England international’s nine-year stint in Manchester. center_img Outgoing Manchester United chief executive David Gill expects Wayne Rooney to start the 2013-14 season with the Barclays Premier League champions.last_img read more

Palm Beach, Broward Counties Brace for 1000 Illegal Migrants a Month

first_imgPalm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw said today in a press conference that this county already has a substantial homeless problem and a health crisis with the Hepatitis A outbreak.  He said currently Palm Beach County is not capable or prepared to absorb 500 undocumented immigrants a month on an indefinite basis.Palm Beach County Mayor Mack Bernard also speaking at the presser said that the county may be forced to declare a National Emergency.WATCH LIVE: Sheriff Ric Bradshaw discusses plan to move migrants from border to Palm Beach County.Trump’s plan: https://t.co/Jo1IYfe0Gr https://t.co/VcMBa6y8oY— WPEC CBS12 News (@CBS12) May 16, 2019 The Trump administration and U.S. Border Patrol suddenly announced, without any warning, that within the next two weeks 135 illegal migrants,  will be transported to Palm Beach and Broward Counties twice a week and released into the local population.  Local officials say this is a danger to the community and the hundreds of individuals will simply issued “a notice to appear.”Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw says the federal government will be sending 1,000 undocumented immigrants a month to Broward and Palm from Texas with no plan on how to accommodate them. “We think it is a danger to this community.” They’ll be issued notices to appear. pic.twitter.com/BhQoWX9FK7— Skyler Swisher (@SkylerSwisher) May 16, 2019 According to border patrol, the migrants will be shipped into Palm Beach and Broward Counties with a notice to appear, and then they will be released into the already strained, unsustainable population never to be seen again.Currently, officials do not know who these people are, if they have health problems, if they have transportation or financial means.Sheriff Bradshaw indicated some of the migrants may have indicated when they were intercepted at the Mexico/Texas border that they ultimately wanted to end up in Florida and that’s why they are being sent here.The 500 migrants flooding into Palm Beach County each month could be made up of family units or adult males, possibly with a criminal background.last_img read more

Messi’s late winner sends Barcelona top of La Liga

first_imgBy Richard MartinMADRID,(Reuters)-Lionel Messi came to Barcelona’s rescue for the second time in a week by snatching a late winner to give his side a barely deserved 2-1 win at Atletico Madrid on Sunday which provisionally took the champions top of La Liga.Rafinha had put Luis Enrique’s side ahead against the run of play in the 63rd minute but Godin nodded in Koke’s free kick to level in the 70th and bring back memories of his title-clinching goal for Atletico at the Nou Camp in May 2014.For much of the game, Barca looked to be suffering a lack of confidence from their 4-0 thrashing at Paris St Germain in the Champions League. They made a timid start and had goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen to thank for impressive saves in either half.Just as he had done the week before at Leganes, however, Messi grabbed all the points for his side, producing an instinctive near-post finish in the 87th minute following a free kick.Barca lead the standings on 54 points, two ahead of Real Madrid and Sevilla although Zinedine Zidane’s side can recover top spot with a game in hand if they beat Villarreal later on Sunday.Boosted by their 4-2 win at Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League, Atletico made a dominant start, surrounding Barca’s area and pouncing on any mistake.A misplaced pass out from Ter Stegen was quickly intercepted and led to Antoine Griezmann getting an early shot in but Barca defender Samuel Umtiti got his body in the way.Ter Stegen denied Griezmann on several occasions, leaping to the top corner to tip a thumping first-half shot over the bar and then thwarting the France striker with his knee after the break.Down the other end, Atletico’s Jan Oblak turned away a curling Messi free kick to announce his return after 10 weeks out injured, while Luis Suarez had a goal ruled out for a foul in a goalmouth scramble.It took a scrappy strike from Rafinha to break the deadlock, the Brazilian firing into the far corner when the ball bounced fortuitously towards him, while Messi also benefited from a lucky ricochet to settle the game late on.“I think we played a perfect game but they had two rebounds and they took advantage of them and leave here with the three points,” said Atletico captain Gabi.Barca coach Luis Enrique added: “It was a very hard-fought victory, we struggled in the first half because of their pressure and the conditions of the pitch but we scored at the end and that will give the players a huge morale boost.”last_img read more

ABSAA receives funding from Canadian Institution

first_imgTHE Alex Bunbury Sports and Academics Academy (ABSAA) is pleased to announce the full funding approval from a financial institution in Canada for the development of a US$215M project for Guyana’s first International soccer stadium and sporting complex.The project is moving from the planning stage towards a projected construction start in September 2017.The tireless efforts of project leader, Alex Bunbury, has seen a rapid move from conceptualisation and planning, the securing of a lease for the hundred-acre facility to financial arrangements with a financial institution in Canada.The ABSAA has engaged Bassoo Global (Guyana) as lead consultant for the completion of the construction of the mega-sporting complex.“We’ve been busy in consultations on the project. Our team of contractors and engineers are ready to work with Baker Barrios Architects from Florida and we’re eager to get this project started,” said Christopher Bassoo, Director of Bassoo Global.Bunbury, who returned home after some 40 years has always dreamed of giving back to his native Guyana, the country whose flag he always waves proudly wherever he is.“The Government of Guyana has been very supportive of the project as it will not only create large scale employment for Guyanese but has as its main objective to showcase the talents of our young people.“We are extremely excited about this venture and we see it as a great opportunity to give back to the people of Guyana. We expect to break ground within 5 months once all paper work has been completed,” said Bunbury.Bassoo Global is an umbrella organisation with global alliances and a team of international and local expert consultants. The entity handles strategic consulting, real estate and large-scale construction projects.last_img read more

Holder wants ‘fearless’ approach from Windies

first_img… after beating Kiwis in final ICC World Cup warm-up matchBRISTOL, England (CMC) – West Indies captain Jason Holder has urged his side to play “fearless” cricket during the ICC World Cup starting tomorrow, after watching them pile up a mammoth total against New Zealand in their final official warm-up here yesterday.The Caribbean side marched to an imposing 421 thanks to Shai Hope’s 101 and half-centuries from Andre Russell (54) and Evin Lewis (50), innings which laid the foundation for a comfortable 91-run victory at Bristol County Ground.“I’ve got little to no expectation for the group, that’s the method that we want to approach it – no expectation and just to play fearless and enjoyable cricket,” he said, looking ahead to his side’s opening game of the World Cup against Pakistan at Nottingham on Friday.“That’s the mindset I want to go in with and that’s the mindset I want the team to go in with – no expectation. (I just want) everyone to go out and just play fearless cricket, express yourself and just play the brand of cricket we play in terms of enjoying it.“Every day I tell the guys just play with a smile on your faces and enjoy what you’re doing. That’s what I want the guys to do.”Holder, who also led the Windies at the last World Cup staged in Australia and New Zealand four years ago, said in the past enjoyment had not always been a feature of the team’s performances.“I think one of the things that have hampered us sometimes in the past is that we’ve not really enjoyed it to the extent that I think we should. It’s our living, our job,” he pointed out.“We have put so many smiles on people’s faces back home in the Caribbean and for me I just want to continue to do that. I think we’re at our best when we play with freedom and a smile.”Yesterday, West Indies displayed the form which has made them one of the quietly feared teams at the May 30 to July 14 showpiece here. Holder slammed 47 from 32 balls in an important 82-run, seventh-wicket stand with Russell while veteran Chris Gayle belted a whirlwind 36 from 22 deliveries in a 59-run, opening stand with Lewis.Shimron Hetmyer (27), Darren Bravo (25) and Carlos Brathwaite (24) all chipped in with cameos to put West Indies past their previous best of 389.“That performance should give the entire group a lot of confidence, I thought we batted really well and we kept the momentum going through the innings,” Holder said.“Credit to the way Shai played, I thought Chris was outstanding at the very beginning, getting us off to a good start, and then Andre played a really good knock as well.“We had the foundation up front. I think we hit every target that we set to hit and the beautiful thing is that we had set batters in most of the time and wickets in hand to launch at the very end.”New Zealand failed to come to grips with the demands of the run chase and were all out for 330 in the 48th over. They were slumping at 33 for three in the 10th over after the Windies seamers made crucial strikes, and needed Tom Blundell’s fiery 106 and captain Kane Williamson’s 85 to recover.“I thought the bowlers were outstanding as well. To defend on such a good wicket and a small field it can be difficult and we went both sides of the park last time against South Africa,” Holder noted.“It was good to see the bowlers come back and show a lot more discipline. I thought they stepped up the plans we set up and we executed really well.”last_img read more

Price professor selected to National Park System committee

first_imgThe National Park System announced April 8 that USC Price School of Public Policy professor James Ferris has been selected to serve on the NPS philanthropy and partnerships committee.According to a USC press release, the committee has the responsibility of advising the NPS on how to best align its policies to a set new direction of philanthropic alliances in the 21st century.“Partnerships are increasingly critical to the success of government agencies and nonprofits alike,” said Ferris in the release. “I look forward to helping the National Park Service forge a new path about how to increase the impact as a result of philanthropic-private partnerships.”Ferris is also the holder of the Emery Evans Olson Chair in Nonprofit Entrepreneurship and Public Policy and director of the USC Center on Philanthropy and Policy.The 14 members of the NPS philanthropy and partnerships committee consist of corporate and nonprofit executives involved in current NPS partnerships, museum and foundation leaders and other experts on the subject.last_img read more

Official: AC Milan Signs Kalinic From Fiorentina

first_imgAC Milan has completed the signing of Nikola Kalinic on an initial loan move from Fiorentina with an obligation to buy.The 29-year-old Croatian becomes AC Milan’s 11th summer signing since the Chinese Consortium takeover following moves that includes Leonardo Bonucci, Andre Silva, Andrea Conti, Lucas Biglia, and Hakan Çalhanoğlu. Kalinic, who moved from Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk to Fiorentina in 2015, scored 33 goals in 83 appearances for the Florence club.RelatedAtletico Seal Kalinic Signing From MilanAugust 9, 2018In “Europe”Croatian Star Kalinic Rejects World Cup MedalJuly 22, 2018In “Europe”Italian Serie A Review: The Big Teams Show SuperiorityOctober 26, 2017In “Europe”last_img read more