Australian all-rounder Ben Cutting is eyeing a future without cricket and that future is property development

first_imgBen Cutting’s plans for life after cricket are for property development. Picture: Peter WallisEVEN though he plans to have a few more years on the field, Australian cricket all-rounder Ben Cutting, already has an eye to the future and that future is property development.Cutting, 30, now owns four properties, his home at Hawthorne, an investment property he bought at Morningside which he may redevelop in the future and a house he built at Aster St, Cannon Hill, which is also rented out.He has also bought another block of land at Stanton St, Cannon Hill for $530,000.Glenn Bool of Place Bulimba has been assisting and advising Cutting with his foray into property in the last few years and helping him with the deals.Cutting has now finalised plans to build a Hamptons style home on the latest block which he will either sell or rent out on completion.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North2 hours agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by You could possibly squeeze a cricket pitch into the backyard of Cutting’s Cannon Hill investment property. Source: CoreLogic“Playing cricket doesn’t last for ever, unfortunately,’’ he said.“Many finish up playing in their mid thirties.’’“It (Staton St) is my second block of land it is one of four properties I own.’’While he isn’t on the tools during a build, Cutting said he tried to be as involved as possible in his projects – between cricket commitments.He’s already learnt some valuable lessons – most importantly that the cost of construction can quickly increase.Mr Bool said he has worked closely with Cutting for the last three years to help set up his property development life for after cricket.In terms of cricket Cutting is no preparing for the Big Bash season which kicks off in December.last_img read more

Jamaican Drug King Pin ‘Dudus’ Sentencing Hearing Begins Today.

first_img Sharing is caring! 173 Views   no discussions Share Share NewsRegional Jamaican Drug King Pin ‘Dudus’ Sentencing Hearing Begins Today. by: – May 22, 2012center_img Tweet Christopher “Dudus” CokeThe sentencing hearing of alleged drug kingpin Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke is set to begin in the US District Court in New York today.Coke has pleaded guilty to racketeering, conspiracy and conspiracy to commit assault in aid of racketeering in the United States.He was originally facing drug related charges but he later entered into a plea agreement with the US government. Coke is facing up to 23 years in prison, however, in a court filing in March prosecutors said they were would settle for an 18-year sentence.At that time, Judge Robert Patterson upheld a request from Coke’s defence team for the prosecution to provide evidence of the atrocities it has accused Coke of committing.Legal experts said this decision by the judge suggests he wanted to ensure that a decision to impose the maximum sentence would be just.Last September, Coke wrote a seven-page letter to Judge Patterson accepting responsibility for his actions and asking the judge to sentence him below the guideline.After a nine-month wrangling between the US and Jamaican governments, Coke was arrested in June 2010, following a major operation in May to execute a warrant on him.More than 70 people were killed in the operation.Jerome Reynolds, Gleaner WriterGojamaica.net Sharelast_img read more