Luxury car dealer sells up-market Ascot home for less than he paid for it a decade ago

first_imgThis home at 50 Pringle St, Ascot, has sold for $2.1m.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours agoAfter going through six real estate agencies and two failed auctions, the couple has finally found a buyer through Tom Offermann Real Estate — Noosa Heads.The couple bought the five-bedroom, executive home for $2.135 million in 2007, at the height of the property boom.They have just sold it for $2.1 million. SIXTIES PAD SELLS JUST BEFORE AUCTION DOMINO’S HEAD’S NEW HOME A STUNNER LENDING CRACKDOWN A GAMECHANGER Greg Willims also owns this home in Palm Avenue, Ascot. Greg Willims has sold his property at 50 Pringle St, Ascot. Photo: Liam Kidston.BRISBANE luxury car dealer Greg Willims and his wife Susanne have finally sold their former residence in up-market Ascot — for less than what they paid for it a decade ago.Mr Willims, who is dealer principal at Bentley Brisbane, has been trying to offload the three-storey pad at 50 Pringle Street since late 2014. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE The indoor pool and spa in the home owned by Greg Willims at Palm Ave, Ascot. Inside the home at 50 Pringle St, Ascot, which has sold.That’s well short of the $2.49 million the house was last listed for.Mr Willims sold much of his luxury car empire, which included 23 outlets focused on brands such as BMW, Volvo, Mercedes-Benz and Lamborghini, to Autosports Group in 2015. The kitchen in the home at 50 Pringle St, Ascot.That same year, he shelled out $6 million for the couple’s current home — a mammoth nine-bedroom, 10-bathroom mansion just a few blocks away in Palm Avenue.The opulent home has crystal chandeliers, a library and a pool house, to name but a few of its features. Greg and Susanne Willims have sold their Ascot home. Picture: Elise Searson.last_img read more

Guyana men, women remain unbeaten at CAC Hockey Qualifiers

first_img… Men whip Panama 9-0, Women blank Bermuda 3-0IT was a productive day on the pitch for Guyana’s stick-wielders, with both men and women picking up victories on day four of the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games Hockey qualifiers, being played at the Jamaican hockey pitch, University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona campus.Playing in their fourth match, the Guyanese women defeated Bermuda 3-0 for their second win of the tournament.Having opened the competition with a 6-0 win over Panama, Guyana then played to back-to-back draws against Jamaica and Puerto Rico, while Bermuda had secured two wins (4-0 against Guatemala and 4-0 against Panama), as well as a draw against Puerto Rico.Gabriella Xavier, Marzana Fiedtkou and Kerensa Fernandes were the goalscorers for Guyana, who handed the Bermudans their first taste of defeat in the championship.Today, the women will face Guatemala in their final round-robin play, and a win will ensure them a place in Sunday’s final, which will also see them qualify for the CAC Hockey Championship in Colombia next year.Guyana goalscorer Marzana Fiedtkou on the move against BermudaMeanwhile, the Guyanese men continue to impress, winning their third consecutive match, this time hammering Panama 9-0.Aroydy Branford netted four times for Guyana, while Robert France and Jamarj Assanah netted a double. Jael Gaskin scored the game’s final goal in the 59th minute as Guyana climb to the top of the table.Guyana will play their final game against Jamaica and are almost guaranteed a spot in Sunday’s final. The top two teams will play in Colombia next year.last_img read more

Program will give legal aid to juveniles

first_imgThe Post-Conviction Justice Project at the Gould School of Law announced Wednesday it would expand its outreach to include juvenile offenders sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole.The project, which started in 1981, aims to provide legal representation to deserving individuals while giving law students an opportunity to become skilled and ethical advocates, according to the Post-Conviction Justice Projects’ website.The project initially represented women serving life sentences in prison, particularly those who have a history of intimate partner battering. On Wednesday, the program has decided to stretch its scope to include juvenile offenders sentenced to life in prison.The PCJP agreed to represent 12 juveniles. Law professors Heidi Rummel and Michael Brennan, who co-direct the project, will supervise the 16 Gould students working on the cases, according to a statement.According to law student Michael Hart, the project provides an opportunity to experience advocacy’s impact on the law.“Our clients are so hopeful and doing the best they can to make their lives worthwhile,” Hart said in a statement. “Being a part of the Post-Conviction Justice Project has allowed me to make a difference in people’s lives.”Rummel said the high potential for juveniles to change their behavior provided a good reason for taking on the new cases.“We have taken on this issue because children are different than adults, and deserve to be treated differently in our criminal justice system,” Rummel said in a statement. “They are impulsive, vulnerable to peer pressure and often victims of their life circumstances. But most importantly, they have a much greater capacity to grow and change.”The program’s new focus on juveniles comes on the heels of Gov. Jerry Brown’s approval of the Fair Sentencing for Youth Act, which allows juveniles sentenced to life without parole to petition to be re-sentenced to life with the possibility of parole.The bill applies to 300 juvenile offenders currently serving life terms without parole, but they will have to meet stringent criteria to be eligible for re-sentencing. Following re-sentencing, they are required to convince the parole board that they are suitable for parole.The juveniles represented by the Gould students expressed hope about the new law.“I was overwhelmed with joy when I heard that Gov. Brown signed the Fair Sentencing for Youth Act,” Elizabeth Lozano, an incarcerated 16-year-old said in the statement. “It gives me hope — for me and for future generations of children in California who will no longer be thrown away.”Rummel echoed similar sentiments about the law’s potential to change the lives of these juveniles.“It’s very difficult for juveniles to face a sentence to die in prison,” Rummel said. “The Fair Sentencing law gives them hope that they are not beyond redemption — if they work hard and rehabilitate, they might have a chance to go home.”Though Gould is adding to its program’s scope, Brennan said the program plans to remain focused on its original goal of supporting women.“We will continue to represent women who have a history of abuse and women serving life terms,” Brennan said. “But the opportunity to represent juveniles sentenced to life without parole is a relevant opportunity to expand our client base and practice in a developing area of the law.”last_img read more

Lakers’ Brandon Ingram misses Clippers game due to shoulder soreness

first_img How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe Lakers, already using a tighter rotation as they battle depth issues, moved JaVale McGee back into the starting lineup in Ingram’s place. McGee came off the bench in the previous three games.Ingram’s absence creates a considerable hole for the Lakers in the midst of the most brilliant segment of his career. Since the All-Star break, Ingram has averaged 27.8 points (to LeBron James’ 28.5 ppg) while shooting 57 percent from the field. He also averaged the second-most minutes behind James during the previous six games.Stephenson had missed the previous two games after suffering the toe injury last week in a home win over New Orleans. Chandler’s minutes have been limited for the last month with various ailments.WALTON SAYS HE’S IGNORING JOB SECURITY SPECULATIONWith the Lakers’ stumbles out of the All-Star break and their fading playoff hopes, there has been increasing speculation that Walton won’t be back to coach the team next season.Related Articles Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Walton said he handles such reports by ignoring them.“I focus on what’s gonna help our team, what I can do better, where I can put our team in a better place to try to succeed,” he said. “I ask my players to do that, so if I’m asking them to do it, I gotta do the same thing. So I don’t pay attention to that or waste time thinking about it.” LOS ANGELES — The Lakers’ sinking playoff prospects suffered another setback on Monday afternoon, when the team learned Brandon Ingram is struggling with right shoulder soreness.The third-year forward missed Monday’s start against the Clippers – joining teammates Lance Stephenson (toe sprain) and Tyson Chandler (neck stiffness) on the sidelines – after the medical staff became aware of the issue following morning shootaround.Coach Luke Walton said he got a call from team trainer Marco Nunez on his way home from the practice facility. Ingram took the court two hours ahead of tip-off Monday night in an effort to try to warm up, but the Lakers ultimately decided to play it safe.“This is a game that we really could use him,” Walton said. “Knowing Brandon, if he can play, he’ll play. But at the same time, if he can’t do certain things and he’s putting himself in jeopardy of something getting much worse, we gotta have somebody else step up as opposed to him only being out there playing 50 percent.” Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions center_img Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs The latest report comes from The New York Times, which reported that “prevailing assumption in league coaching circles remains that Walton will almost certainly be dismissed after the season.” Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more