Former Brisbane Lions player selling golf course home

first_img10 Oakview Circuit, Brookwater.“We were actually one of the first blocks sold at Brookwater,’’ Mr Scott said.“We had pretty much first go at what we thought was the best block in the estate, we chose right on the 18th tee, with a north east aspect and a really big block too.“We wanted to build something a little bit out of the ordinary, so we had an architectural design, something that wasn’t a cookie cutter style of estate house.’’Mr Scott said the golf course had been a real draw card for them.“We were members of the course, we played a lot,’’ he said.While he always held onto the remote possibility that he would one day return to Brisbane, he didn’t think that was going to happen to had decided to sell.The house has polished timber floors and a timber deck which overlooks the 18th tee.It has a separate media room while the main bedroom has a large ensuite with a walk in robe and separate private study. 10 Oakview Circuit, Brookwater.The property has a swimming pool and sauna room. 10 Oakview Circuit, Brookwater.The home at 10 Oakview Circuit, Brookwater has three bedrooms and three bathrooms.It is listed through Phil Waight of Ray White Paddington.While Mr Scott is well known for his footballing prowess, it was another sporting pursuit that appealed to him when buying the home.It backs onto the renowned Brookwater Golf Course.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019center_img 10 Oakview Circuit, Brookwater.THE time has come for former Brisbane Lions premiership player Chris Scott to finally cut ties with Brisbane.Scott who is the senior coach of the Geelong AFL club has listed his Brookwater home for auction on May 27.last_img read more

Ellsworth native Alexander set to build on racing career after winning Valvoline grand prize

first_img Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Bio Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Latest Posts Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at mmandell@ellsworthamerican.com.center_img Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 ELLSWORTH — Ever since he’s been old enough to walk, it’s been next to impossible to keep Wyatt Alexander away from the race track.Over the course of his racing career, Alexander, who graduated from Ellsworth High School in 2017, has gone from racing go-karts to legends cars to super late models. After winning a recent nationwide contest, Alexander will have even more resources at his disposal as he makes his way to tracks across America.Alexander was named winner of the Valvoline Fast Track to Fame Contest on July 17. He beat out over 800 other finalists nationally to win a prize of $10,000 cash and $40,000 worth of supplies courtesy of Valvoline.“It’s really special to get such a great gift from Valvoline to help my family race team like this,” Alexander said. “I got a lot of support from so many people, and we’ll be able to do some really great things.”A younger Wyatt Alexander poses for a photo with a legends car. Alexander began racing go-karts at age 4 before moving up to race legends cars and super late models. Now a mechanical engineering major at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, he keeps two current cars, both Chevrolet super late models, in his father’s garage at K and B Automotive in Ellsworth.WYATT ALEXANDER PHOTOThis is placeholder textThis is placeholder textAlexander was made aware of the contest a few months into his freshman year at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. He then began compiling an entry with his racing background and pictures of him racing on local speedways in Hermon, Wiscasset and Scarborough and dozens of others throughout New England and the United States over the course of his young life.“They posted the contest requirements online back in the late fall, and my dad emailed me and called me about it and told me I should think about entering it,” Alexander said. “A few weeks later, I checked out the process and knew I wanted to get involved in it.”Alexander was required to submit a bio of 300-500 words explaining his affinity for the sport and why he would be a worthy prize winner. In his essay, he wrote about his family race team, Wyatt Alexander Racing, and how love for the sport took him from racing go-karts at the age of 4 to studying mechanical engineering in North Carolina, a state where passion for racing runs deep.Earlier this summer, voters got the chance to vote for each of the 800 racers who applied for the $50,000 prize. The top 10 vote-getters were then narrowed down to four finalists based on whom the contest judges deemed most worthy, and Alexander made both cuts.“I had everybody back home in Maine and my new friends at college here in North Carolina voting for my every day,” Alexander said. “It felt even better to advance to that last four because it showed that I had awesome support from my friends and family and that the judges really liked my story.”The final round of voting pitted Alexander against Morgan Ward of Watertown, S.D., Jonathan McKennedy of Chelmsford, Mass., and John Baker of French Lick, Ind. Voters were allowed to vote for each finalist once per day on the Valvoline website between mid-May and early July.Valvoline officials didn’t give Alexander the exact vote total but did inform him he had narrowly edged out Ward to win the contest. He would have received a prize of some sort of no matter what as a finalist, but winning provided him with a much more valuable package than the $7,000 one he would have received for coming in second.“I was hoping I could pull it out, but I knew it wouldn’t be easy because you had all four contestants having their family members and friends vote like crazy,” Alexander said. “It was an awesome feeling when they told me I won.”2018 marked the first year of the Fast Track to Fame contest, which Valvoline tailored to racers who from “asphalt, dirt, motorcycle, snow and variety of other classifications.” In the company’s eyes, Alexander, who had received the required 50 votes from 50 unique voters in the first round and impressed the final judging panel with his entry, was a worthy winner.“This program was an opportunity to show our continued support for motorsports and those who live the ‘Never Idle’ mantra that Valvoline is rooted in,” Valvoline Sports Marketing and Entertainment Executive Travis Montgomery said. “We were looking for someone with grit, passion and drive, and there is no doubt we found those qualities and more in Wyatt.”Although Alexander had yet to receive the prize as of this past weekend, he still made the trip from Charlotte to Ellsworth to work on his two Chevrolet super late models. When he does receive his prize, he’ll put it to good use with his fellow race team members: his father, Brett, and his grandfather, Bob.“I have a couple things in mind, but it’s probably going to take me a little time before I really make my mind up,” Alexander said. “There’s a lot of opportunities with the money and supplies they gave me, and my family and friends made it possible. I can’t thank everybody enough.” MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020last_img read more

Public Service Commission hears from Van Buren County residents

first_img Categories: Griffin News 11May Public Service Commission hears from Van Buren County residents Rep. Beth Griffin on Monday attended a Michigan Public Service Commission hearing on the future of nuclear power in southwest Michigan.The Michigan Public Service Commission is deciding whether to allow Consumers Energy and Entergy to terminate their power purchase agreement early.  Commissioners Sally Talberg, Norm Saari and Rachel Eubanks hosted two sessions of hearings in which the public was invited to give their comments on the future of the Palisades Plant.“I want to thank the commissioners for holding this public hearing in Lawrence and providing an opportunity for people to express their concerns before the commission,” Griffin said. “This is a significant issue for Van Buren County and the surrounding area, and the number of people that showed up proves that.  As this process moves forward, I will continue to be involved in any way that is appropriate.”The commission will hear formal testimony from expert witnesses starting in June and release its final decision in August.  Those wishing to submit written comments are encouraged to send them to mpscedockets@michigan.gov, or 7109 W. Saginaw, Lansing, MI 48917. Submissions must reference Case Number U-18250 comments in the subject line. For additional information, contact Rep. Griffin at 517-373-0839 or at BethGriffin@house.mi.gov.last_img read more

Sky News and social media platform Snaps partner

first_imgSky News’ and social media platform Snap’s partnership shows the success of traditional broadcast media on social platforms, according to Christina Nicolotti Squires, director of content at Sky News.Speaking at the Connected TV World Summit in London, Squires said that whilst consumer behaviour is ever changing Sky News’ strategy is exploring digital distribution avenues.She said that when looking at publishing their content on social platforms there were three core benefits, of which at least two must be fulfilled: to bring new audiences, showcase original journalism and make money.Sky News’ breaking stories covering Brexit have been especially popular with audiences on Snapchat and building on core values around live and original content with breaking news editions with a strategy for taking premium content to find new audiences.Despite catering for a lower ager demographic, Rami Saad, head of International content partnerships at Snap, said that content which reached over 30 million users daily must be conveyed with the brand in mind. Commenting on the rise of vertical video formats, he said: “Don’t change the content, change the way you tell the story.”Whilst Sky News reaches more than 7 million users monthly on Snapchat, Nicolotti said she was surprised at how well some of the more traditional stories have done and the success with Brexit across SNAP audiences has spurred on the delivery of more mainstream news stories over the platform.In increasing revenue up 18-19% has shown the monetisation capabilities of partnership models, and Nicolotti added that whilst Sky News were not reliant on digital revenue streams, they should like to see it grow.last_img read more