first_imgMountain climber Ross Miller in action.RESPECTED Brisbane mountain climber Annette Miller sold her family home at auction on Saturday, nine years after losing her husband in a mountain climbing tragedy at Mt Lindesay on the Queensland/New South Wales border.25 Tamarang Street, Tarragindi.Mrs Miller was the first woman to climb Mt Tinbeerwah near Noosa on the Sunshine Coast and her husband Ross Miller was a professional rock climber with more than 20 years’ experience.Annette Miller at the auction of her Tarragindi home of 25 years.“Mountain climbing is about being out in nature, you forget everything except that square metre of rock in front of you and above you and it’s the challenge of whether you can ‘work the rock’,” Mrs Miller said.“And to do it with someone, like a soulmate or even a good friend, it’s an amazing experience because you’re both dependent on each other and your life is quite literally in the other person’s hands, there’s a lot of trust involved.”25 Tamarang Street, Tarragindi is also 46 O’Neil Street, Moorooka as it has a two-street frontage and is positioned at the boundary of two suburbs.Their four-bedroom, architect-designed home at 25 Tamarang Street, Tarragindi is on a 45 degree slope next to Toohey Forest Park and is packed with memories from a lifetime of hiking and climbing together.“It’s taken me a long time to get to this point where I felt I could let go of the house,” Mrs Miller said. “Ross and I pretty much had our whole relationship here … he did all the gardening and he also built the rock climbing wall downstairs,” she said.Great views from the deck.Place Graceville agent Karen Simons took the 1980s-built, three-level home to auction with two active bidders but a vendor bid of $850,000 was needed to break the ice.Architect Leon Burton raised the bid to $900,000 and after a short volley of bids the house sold to Mr Burton for $1.075m.“There’s not that classic street appeal but internally, it’s like a chalet,” Mr Burton said of the 1499sq m property.Built like a Swiss Chalet.“We’re not quite as adventurous as (Ross Miller) was but we are very active and we love bushwalking and we did notice the rock climbing wall. We might set that up.”More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours agoParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours agoMrs Miller has continued hiking and will travel to the Scenic Rim on the school holidays to be the Girraween National Park camp host.“You meet and greet campers and give them advice on where to go through the national parks,” she said.Annette and Ross met in 1990 while on a three day hike near Cunningham’s Gap in 1990.Their outdoor interests expanded to include cycling, skiing, rogaining, mountaineering and rock climbing.Their honeymoon in 1996 was a 20-day bushwalk in the spectacular West McDonnell Ranges in the Northern Territory, including the world-famous Larapinta Trail.The Larapinta Trail in Central Australia.FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOKlast_img read more


first_imgThe 14-time All-Star recently passed John Stockton for third all time in games played with 1,505. With this bucket, @swish41 moves to No. 6 on the #NBA all-time scoring list! #MFFL pic.twitter.com/4yYHgr1vRt— NBA (@NBA) March 19, 2019The accomplishment came in front of a home crowd at the American Airlines Center.Nowitzki now trails only Michael Jordan (32,292), LeBron James (32,439), Kobe Bryant (33,643), Karl Malone (36,928) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387). Related News Dirk Nowitzki continues to etch his name into the history books in what is rumored to be his final season.The 40-year-old big man has now passed NBA legend Wilt Chamberlain to become the league’s sixth all-time leading scorer. Nowitzki accomplished the feat Monday against the Pelicans when he netted his 31,420 career point. Mavs’ Dirk Nowitzki drawing big numbers for final home game Nowitzki has not ruled out playing next season, but is expected to hang up his jersey at the end of 2018-19.He has received tributes at numerous road games in his record 21st NBA season.last_img read more


first_imgThe Court’s advisory ruling, which is binding for the signatory countries of the American Convention of Human Rights, adds that that protection goes beyond the right to marry, and covers all rights assigned to heterosexual couples in each country’s internal legislation.“The advisory opinions have a binding character, and are above the constitution when it’s about conceding or amplifying rights. In this case, equal marriage is valid in Costa Rica,” Arias said.Saturday’s ceremony will be held before a notary who, according to local legislation, will then have eight days to enroll the marriage in the Civil Registry.Arias admitted that he is not sure whether the Registry will accept the marriage. However, if the registration is denied, “we’ll take it through the corresponding judicial paths,” he said. Costa Rica calls for compliance with international court ruling on gay marriage Inter-American Court endorses same-sex marriage; Costa Rica reacts A Venezuelan and a Costa Rican plan to marry in Costa Rica this weekend following last week’s Inter-American Human Rights Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage.Mario Arturo Arias, 28, told AFP that on Saturday night he will marry his partner, Roberth Castillo, 25, of Venezuela, at a gay bar in San José – even though he can’t be sure how the country’s authorities will respond when the couple attempts to register the marriage.“Saturday will be a party,” said Arias, who is a computer engineer. “We’ll celebrate love, freedom and equality before the law. We hope it’ll be a very festive and romantic moment.”The Inter-American Human Rights Court published an opinion Jan. 9 stating that all of its signatory countries should provide gay couples with the same legal rights to marriage as heterosexual couples.center_img In 2015, the Costa Rican woman Yazmín Elizondo and her partner Laura Flórez-Estrada, of Spain, were able to marry in Costa Rica because a clerical error at the Civil Registry resulted in Elizondo being listed as a man in government records.When the error was discovered, officials from the Civil Registry tried to annul the marriage, which generated a legal battle that hasn’t yet been resolved.Arias and Castillo started their relationship online and have been living together for almost three years. Facebook Comments Related posts:Gay marriage postponed in Costa Rica due to legal impediment VIDEO: Will Costa Rica recognize this same-sex marriage? Costa Rica launches Pride Connection network PHOTOS: International Women’s Day March in San José, Costa Ricalast_img read more