Lutwyche tennis centre to become retirement village

first_imgRetireAustralia CEO Alison Quinn said The Fancutts Retirement Living site in Laura St includes the former home of Daphne and Trevor Fancutt. “Brisbane City Council has approved the relocation of the house and RetireAustralia will make an announcement on its future location in coming months,” Ms Quinn said. MORE: Celeb’s plan tro bring design to more homes More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoThe Fancutt’s Tennis Centre and Coaching Academy will now become the Retire Australia’s next retirement living community.“We never would have been successful without my father’s loan and we never let him down,” she said.“Two of our first students, Geoff Masters and Wendy Turnbull, went on to win Grand Slam doubles titles and many other pupils we coached, including our three sons, Charlie, Michael and Chris, also went on to play at Wimbledon,” she said.Mrs Fancutt said they operated the tennis centre for more than 50 years.“It became a tennis institution, servicing Brisbane and attracting interest from international celebrities and sportspeople.”Looking back on her career, Mrs Fancutt said a highlight was winning the December 1958 Queensland Open Champion when she was three months pregnant. Overwhelming response to Herston development Daphne and Trevor Fancutt are ambassadors for the project.PLANS for an iconic Brisbane tennis centre, where champions such as Geoff Masters and Wendy Turnbull trained, have been unveiled. Fancutts Tennis Centre was started by eight time Wimbledon players Trevor and Daphne Fancutt (pictured) 50 years ago. Photo by Chris McCormack.“I said jokingly to my opponent Sandra Reynolds, who went on to win the Australian Open ‘Sandra, you didn’t have a chance because it was two against one’.“Many years later I had the great pleasure of watching this same baby go on to win his own Queensland Open, defeating Pat Cash in the final.”The centre ran right up until 2015, when they decided to close it.“Operating costs had become so high that it just wasn’t viable,” Mrs Fancutt said.“Trevor and I are happy that the site, just like with the tennis centre will continue to service the Brisbane community.” Mrs Fancutt said her husband had three goals — to represent South Africa in the Davis Cup, to play centre court at Wimbledon and to own his own tennis centre.“He achieved all three and I supported him in everything he has done,” she said.The Fancutts purchased the site with money they borrowed from Mrs Fancutts father, Charlie Seeney.center_img >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON FACEBOOK<< RELATED: Design on the ball for former Fancutts Tennis Centre RetireAustralia have announced an eight-storey village at Lutwyche, Fancutts Retirement Living, which will feature 183 independent living apartments and 35 care apartments. The Courier-Mail spoke to former owner and tennis champion Daphne Fancutt after the plans for the previous Fancutts Tennis Centre and Academy were revealed.Their story started in January, 1962, when Mrs Fancutt (85) and husband Trevor (84) embarked on a venture that would cement their name among Brisbane families for decades to come. FANCUTT FAMILY: Chris Fancutt then (6), Charles (13), father Trevor & mother Daphne. sport tennis families file pic 1973.last_img read more

Atletico Madrid give up on PSG star

first_imgAtletico had been linked with Cavani for the past year and seemed to have agreed a deal for the Paris Saint-Germain striker in January.However, the move fell through and AS reports the Spanish side are no longer pursuing him as they want Milik instead, offering him a €5m salary. Promoted Content6 Best ’90s Action Movies To Watch TodayPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyThe 10 Most Irresistible Asian ActressesWorld’s Most Delicious FoodsShe Managed To Change The Lives Of Pakistan Women6 Best Movie Cars You Could Own But Probably Can’t Afford10 Of The Dirtiest Seas In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games? Loading… Read Also: Napoli near €100m swoop for Osimhen, teammateThe newspaper adds Roma are showing the ‘strongest’ interest in the 33-year-old, prepared to make him their highest-paid player, while Inter are still on his case.Cavani joined PSG from Napoli in 2013 and scored 200 goals in 301 appearances for the French giants, winning six Ligue 1 titles.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Atletico Madrid have reportedly given up on Inter and Roma target Edinson Cavani, preferring to focus on Napoli’s Arkadiusz Milik.Advertisementlast_img read more

(updated 9:45 a.m., Monday) Over 100 Sumner County homes affected from last week’s flooding

first_imgK-55 flooding Saturday afternoon, west of Belle Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Sumner County Emergency Management Director James Fair estimates there are over 100 Sumner homes damaged from flooding from last week storms. Most of those homes are west and south of Belle Plaine.The Ninnescah River, which starts at Cheney Lake and eventually cuts a swath through the northeast section of Sumner County, crested Saturday afternoon at an estimated 30.6 feet.“I can’t tell you on a historical perspective of whether this was the highest the Ninnescah has been,” Fair said. “But people keep comparing this to the Halloween flood of 1998. Some think it is worse.” (Video produced by 254 Productions, which worked in conjunction with the Sumner County Sheriff.) South-Central Kansas received anywhere from 6 to 14 inches of rainfall that started Thursday and lasted until Saturday morning. Most of the water flowing into Sumner County came from rainfall from Kingman and Sedgwick County.As a result, water flooded the northeastern part of Sumner County, and made travel to Belle Plaine from the west and south impossible. Residents living in the town, originally built on the Arkansas River bed, were forced to go north if they wanted to leave the community up until Sunday.K-55, the east-west highway going into Belle Plaine from the west, has periodically been flooded. But few people remember the Belle Plaine Y being as far under water. But by Sunday, the water rescinded and travel was normal again.Belle Plaine Y has been re-opened but on Saturday it was far from being drivable.Sumner County Emergency workers worked around the clock for 72 hours rescuing people who were stranded by the high water.“I think in the last 72 hours, some fire/EMS workers had a total of 4 to 6 hours of sleep,” Fair said. “The second they would get home, then there was another call for a rescue. They couldn’t catch a break.”Most of the homes that were damaged were built before Sumner County was zoned and declared a flood plain. Many of those who were rescued did not adhere to warnings that they needed to evacuate.There were no injuries or deaths caused by the flood. A firefighter from the city of Belle Plaine got caught in the current and was being carried downstream. He was able to grab on a rock or tree limb and drag himself out of the current.In Wellington, water accumulated to levels unseen in years. The municipal golf course which serves as a barometer for flood levels during had water covering the No. 3 fairway Saturday. Woods Park to the south was closed as of Sunday.People who see a damaged road should call 211, give the location and describe the problem.Anyone who has a water well that they think has been affected by the flooding is asked to visit or call the City of Wichita Environmental Health Department at 316-268-8351. Officials also gave this caution: “Drink only treated water and wash your hands after contact with flood waters or items that have been in flood waters.” Another storm system is projected to come through stating late Tuesday evening. Meteorologists are predicting it will be more fast moving than the one that came through last week which stood still. For full photo gallery of the flooding click here.———UPDATE: Wellington Fire/EMS sent a press release stating staff assisted multiple agencies with boat rescue operations in northern part of Sumner County over the weekend.“The department sent two staff with a boat to perform rescues of people who were either trapped in their home, vehicle and trees. Staff responded on three separate occasions over the weekend with most rescues occurring in the Ponderosa Estate area off U.S. 81 near the Ninnescah River.”Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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Fans dance in Berlin rain as Germany survive

first_img“I’m so, so so happy,” screamed Rasdan Abdullah as the final whistle sounded in Sochi.“It’s a great feeling,” said Birgit Schlag, who had come to Berlin to see the Rolling Stones in concert the day before.The rain had just begun to fall in the German capital as Ola Toivonen fired Sweden ahead on the half-hour mark, and grey clouds lingered as the crowd sung “You’ll Never Walk Alone” at half-time.They breathed a sigh of relief when Marco Reus equalised just after the break.And when Kroos curled in a free-kick in the fifth minute of injury-time, the fans were in ecstasy.“I said before the game that Reus would score,” said a beaming Dieter Mann, a 60-year-old tour guide with Germany flags stuck to his head.“It was the right decision to pick him and drop Mesut Ozil.”Thousands of fans gathered at the Brandenburg Gate to watch the game on giant screens © AFP / John MACDOUGALL“Defeat for us today was about as likely as England winning the World Cup,” said 37-year-old jobseeker Marcel Kreisel, and fell about laughing.Having slumped to a shock 1-0 defeat against Mexico in their opening game, Germany had to beat Sweden to avoid elimination and keep alive their dreams of retaining the World Cup.With Mexico top of Group F after winning their second match on Saturday, Germany play South Korea on Wednesday knowing they must do as well as the Swedes against Mexico if they are to progress to the knockout round.“A man down! Crazy! Thanks for the comeback and good luck to the national team,” Steffen Seibert, the spokesman of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, said on Twitter.The German media were just as relieved.“Kroos and Reus rescue our World Cup hopes,” was the headline on Germany’s top-selling daily Bild, adding: “My God was that important!”“Blood, sweat and tears. And then came Kroos,” was the headline on Berlin-based national daily Die Welt, while Frankfurt’s FAZ went for “Germany win with a shot of luck”.“Kroos twists the hope back,” was Munich-based Sueddeutsche Zeitung’s take.Former international Thomas Hitzlsperger said the win could galvanise the team as they had battled to victory despite the sending off of key defender Jerome Boeteng late in the game.“There was a lot of criticism (after the defeat against Mexico),” Hitzlsperger said.“So to win a match like that when we were a man down it could be a very big World Cup for this team.“We can see by what happened that the players are closing ranks and getting tighter.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Germany supporters in Berlin were in ecstasy after their team salvaged their World Cup chances © AFP / John MACDOUGALLBERLIN, Germany, Jun 24 – Fans danced in the rain in Berlin on Saturday as defending champions Germany avoided an embarrassing World Cup exit with a 2-1 win over Sweden.Thousands of supporters watching on big screens at the Brandenburg Gate huddled nervously under grey clouds and drizzle, before throwing their umbrellas away as Toni Kroos’ late winner saved Germany.last_img read more