Luxury unit tops Brisbane sales as downsizing market matures

Posted On Oct 6 2020 by

first_imgThe living zone faces the waterfront. Picture: Realestate.com.au 7 Sunnymeade Place, Mudgeeraba, Qld. Picture: Realestate.com.au What a view to wake up to. Picture: Realestate.com.auMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoGreat spot for a barbie. 631/1 Newstead Terrace, Newstead, Qld 4006. Picture: Realestate.com.auTHE most expensive property sold in Brisbane last week was not a house, but a unit.Growing strength in the luxury downsizers market saw a high-end apartment at 631/1 Newstead Terrace in Newstead top the Queensland capital’s in the past week, according to CoreLogic figures.The three bedroom, three bathroom, double garage apartment was sold for $2.9million by Brett Greensill of LJ Hooker New Farm. This kitchen takes its indoor-outdoor feel very seriously. Picture: Realestate.com.aucenter_img It has a drool-worthy kitchen. Picture: Realestate.com.auThe August 7 sale of the high end unit in Pier South Waterfront comes amid “strong demand” for riverfront property.It was on the market for the first time since it was sold off the plan in 2011.The property includes exclusive use of pools, gyms, and a concierge service.The apartment was the second most expensive property sold in Queensland last week, according to CoreLogic, with a five-bedroom home in Mudgeeraba topping the state.The home at 7 Sunnymeade Place, Mudgeeraba, changed hands for $3.425million. Only a few steps to the home cinema for date night. Picture: Realestate.com.au The Gold Coast skyline makes for a dramatic backdrop. Picture: Realestate.com.auThe luxurious five bedroom, five bathroom, triple garage home was sold by Katrina Walsh of Harcourts Coastal.The home has grand skyline views towards Surfers Paradise and Burleigh Heads, and was built to make the most of the Gold Coast outdoors.Its “outdoor entertaining sanctuary” has an alfresco kitchen, built-in barbecue and a heated lap pool. The home includes a steam room, sauna and state-of-the-art cinema.last_img read more


Investors urged to consider unfamiliar assets as easing slows

Posted On Sep 29 2020 by

first_img“This should create a more fertile environment for macro and long-short investors, in particular,” she said.Institutional investors needed to expand their opportunity set because of the limited opportunities available, and consider having less constrained mandates, Mercer said.Manager skill would be increasingly important as investors hunted for scarce returns, the analysis concluded.Clarke said institutional investors should also set up a robust risk management framework that drew on scenario and stress test analysis as well as the more traditional ‘Value at Risk’ analysis.“Considered manager selection also remains critical in identifying strategies that are capable of providing a diversifying and sustainable source of return,” she said.The consultancy said the low level of yields available across a wide range of asset classes would make it hard to be sure of generating a decent level of return.”Private markets may offer a richer opportunity set than many listed markets given that much of the central bank stimulus has been absorbed by the listed bond and equity markets,” the report noted.However, this did not mean financial assets were now in a bubble and set to fall, it said“Indeed, the supply and demand dynamics of financial markets — that is, the large and increasing monetary base seeking a home in yield-producing financial assets — suggest that markets could continue to rise for some time,” the report added. Institutional investors will need to re-think investment strategies and consider growing their private market exposure they are less familiar with if they are to generate adequate returns in future, according to an analysis by Mercer.Central banks internationally have worked together to stimulate economic growth since 2008, but this synchronised action was expected to gradually come to an end in 2015, the consultancy said.There was now a growing disparity between the improving economic performance of the US and the UK and weakness in the eurozone and Japan, it explained.Deb Clarke, head of investment research at Mercer, said: “As central bank policy starts to diverge we expect to see more volatility and higher dispersion in markets.last_img read more


Paraguay’s Olimpia Asuncion sign Emmanuel Adebayor

Posted On Sep 26 2020 by

first_imgTogo striker, Emmanuel Adebayor, has signed for Paraguay club Olimpia Asuncion. The 35-year-old former Arsenal striker was a free agent having ended a brief spell with Turkish side Kayserispor in December for personal reasons. Adebayor will be reunited with ex-Manchester City team-mate and current Olimpia captain Roque Santa Cruz. Aside from Turkey and England, the forward has also played in France and for Spanish giants Real Madrid.Advertisement Loading…center_img Named the 2007 BBC African Footballer of the Year and the Caf African Player of the Year the following year, Adebayor’s only silverware at club level was the 2011 Spanish Copa del Rey he won with Real Madrid. Despite his on-off relationship with the football authorities in Togo, he remains his country’s all-time top scorer with 32 goals and played for them at their only World Cup appearance in 2006. He has played for the Sparrow Hawks in four Africa Cup of Nations in 2002, 2006, 2013 and 2017. Read Also:Paraguay’s Olimpia announce signing of Adebayor Adebayor’s last appearance for Togo was in a 2-1 away defeat to neighbours Benin in March 2019 in a 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more


Richard “Bud” Lamb

Posted On Sep 24 2020 by

first_imgRichard “Bud” Lamb, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away July 14, 2017 in Dillsboro, Indiana.He was born August 14, 1929 in Washington, IN, son of the late Chester Lamb and Esta Dayton LambHe worked as a Signal Man for CSX Railroad, retiring after over 43 years of service. He was in the National Guard and was part of the shooting team. Bud was member of the First Baptist Church, where he served as Deacon and Trustee for several years. Bud’s faith was important to him. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, shooting, and gardening. He was a great family man and especially enjoyed the grandchildren. He had a good sense of humor and made everyone feel welcome. Bud will be missed by all who knew him.Surviving are his loving wife of 64 years, Cleta Wuertz Lamb of Aurora, IN; sons, Gregory Lamb of Greendale, IN, and Allan (Regina) Lamb of Aurora, IN; grandchildren, Jacob Lamb, Zachary Lamb and Jessica Sullivan; great-grandchildren, Hunter and Emerson Sullivan; sister, Delores (Kenny) Becker of OK.He was preceded in death by parents, Chester and Esta Dayton Lamb; brother, William Lamb and sister, Virginia Bush.Friends will be received Saturday, July 22, 2017, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm at the First Baptist Church of Aurora, 6060 Blair Road, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the church ,at 2:00 pm with Pastor William Secrest officiating.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana. Contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more


Fury to cough out £3,000 on plastic surgery

Posted On Sep 22 2020 by

first_imgRelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Joshua: Tyson Fury won’t distract me Tyson Fury may be saddled with a huge bill for a plastic surgeon thanks to the two cuts sustained to his right eye during his heavyweight victory over Otto Wallin. The British fighter was cut twice by the Swede, with cutsman Jorge Capetillo stemming the bleeding during the bout before 47 stitches were applied afterwards. However, cutsman Mick Williamson, who worked with the likes of Tony Bellew and Ricky Hatton, suggested Fury may have to take a leaf out of the Hitman’s book and employ a plastic surgeon during future fights. Williamson told SunSport: “Forty seven stitches sounds terrible but it’s really ‘the more the merrier’ in that situation. “They are not going to hurt you and the more you put in the tighter the wound is bound and quicker it will heal. “That many stitches means he has probably had micro-plastic surgery, stitches inside the cut and then on the skin on the outside, and that is the best way. “Ricky Hatton used to cut very badly but later on in his career, when he had made a few quid, he used to pay a top plastic surgeon around £3,000 per fight, just to be there on call. “It might sound like a lot but when you are fighting for that mega-dough, it is really worth it. That sort of money is nothing compared to what these guys are earning.” Fury gave Capetillo a cash bonus for his help in getting him through the remaining nine minutes of the fight despite the large gash.Tags: Jorge CapetilloOtto WallinTyson Furylast_img read more


Hackers target teleconferencing and online classrooms

Posted On Sep 20 2020 by

first_imgWith the transition to online course work for students and the use of teleconferencing for those working from home, authorities are warning the public about hackers now targeting the online platforms.FBI Cyber Security Agent Doug Domin says there has been an uptick in the amount of VTC hijacking cases:“Others have used the term Zoom-bombing. We refer to it as VTC hijacking. It’s essentially when an intruder joins a meeting whose not invited” Domin said.In one case, a teacher in Massachusetts was targeted while using Zoom to conduct her class. According to the report, the hacker logged to the feed and began yelling profanities before shouting out the teacher’s full name and address to the class.In another case, an unidentified person logged into a Zoom meeting classroom and used the camera to display swastika tattoos.The FBI is recommending that those choosing to use platforms like Zoom change the screen sharing setting to “Host Only,” make their chatrooms private, and to not share the link to the meetings on accounts in which the general public has access to.last_img read more


Cricket News Usman Khawaja knock ‘one of the great Test innings’, says Tim Paine

Posted On Sep 19 2020 by

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Dubai: Australia captain Tim Paine hailed Usman Khawaja’s painstaking rearguard effort as “one of the great Test innings” after his team clung on for an unlikely draw against Pakistan on Thursday in the series opener in Dubai.Opener Khawaja batted for eight hours and 44 minutes to help foil Pakistan’s victory bid, while Travis Head (72) and Paine, who finished unbeaten on 61, played key supporting roles to take Australia to 362-8 and save the match.Paine and number ten batsman Nathan Lyon (five not out) batted out the final 12.1 overs to snatch a draw, as Australia ended 100 short of a daunting 462-run target set by Pakistan.“I am just really proud of the whole group, how they stuck to our plans and kept digging in. I am really proud of Usman, too, on one of the great Test innings,” said Paine.“No, it doesn’t feel like a win. We were outplayed. Proud to get something out of it, but we can play a lot better in the next Test,” said Paine, with the second and final Test starting in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.Khawaja, whose best score was 26 in five previous Tests in Asia, admitted it was one of the best innings of his career.“I normally never sweat through my shirt, but my shirt was drenched and my pants were drenched. That took it out of me a fair bit. I’ve never had an innings like that,” he said.“To bat that long a period in Asia – it is a bit different. It shows a lot of guts and courage to do something like that,” added Khawaja, whose 524-minute knock was the second longest in a fourth innings in Test history.‘Worked my backside off’ -Former England opening batsman Michael Atherton holds the record after his match-saving 185 not out against South Africa in Johannesburg in 1995 spanned 645 minutes.Khawaja, who was born in Pakistan but emigrated to Australia in his childhood, said he was proud to have scored a hundred for his adopted country.“It was mostly about getting a hundred for Australia on the last day of a match, trying to save a game. A lot of work goes into playing cricket at the highest level,” he said.“I work as hard as anyone. I have worked my backside off for the past 10 years, day in, day out.”Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed was also full of praise for Khawaja.“I think I have seen one of the best innings in Test cricket, especially in the fourth innings. The way he batted he took Australia to a draw and played all his shots,” said Sarfraz.Leg-spinner Yasir Shah, who took only four wickets in the match, was defended by his skipper after Pakistan failed to close out victory.“He (Yasir) had played the first Test after a year so you have to give him some margin (for error). He is our match-winner so, hopefully, he will bowl better in the next game,” said Sarfraz of Yasir, who went wicketless in the first innings.“Look when we came today we were confident to win the Test, they fought hard and saved it and that’s the beauty of Test cricket.” last_img read more


Football News FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Sunil Chhetri Promises Best Foot Forward Against Afghanistan, Oman

Posted On Sep 19 2020 by

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: “We will put our best foot forward against Oman and Afghanistan,” promised India captain Sunil Chhetri, days after his defenceless team left its scoring boots at home in a 1-1 stalemate with Bangladesh in the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. On a high after holding Asian champion and 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar to a goalless draw, a struggling India escaped with a 1-1 draw against lower-ranked Bangladesh in their previous second round qualifying match in Kolkata.“I think one of them is going to be in Dushanbe because they (Afghanistan) play their home games over there and then against Oman (in Muscat). Both are very difficult and important games, but we back ourselves. If we play the way we played against Qatar, we can do it. We are not scared,” Chhetri said on the sidelines of a Herbalife Nutrition event.Yet to taste a win, India are scheduled to play Afghanistan on November 14 and Oman on November 19. Having squandered a one-goal advantage to lose 1-2 to Oman in their opener at home, India held fancied Oatar in Doha before the underwhelming result against Bangladesh in Kolkata.“We felt bad after the game because we felt we could have done a lot better than what we did. We are over it. We will put our best foot forward against Afghanistan and Oman, two away games, which are very important and difficult ones also.Also Read | Jamshedpur FC Register Consecutive Wins, Beat Hyderabad 3-1 In ISL“We do not want to wash away the good things we have done against Oman, Qatar and Bangladesh, we are definitely on a high. We are learning a lot, just hope we continue that,” said one of international football’s leading scorers.“We are not happy with our performance against Bangladesh. The team played well but our strikers missed a lot of chances, and that’s why we lost two points which we should not have, and that really bothers us.”The Asian Football Federation (AFC) has recently recognised the ISL as the country’s top league and asked about the roadmap, he said, “I think they have discussed with the AFC and I hope every stakeholder will come together, for me more teams the better, as soon as possible.”He added, “The bigger the better it is. That will increase the number of competitive matches and it is better for the players. I hope all the stakeholders come together and take the best step forward for Indian football.”Raises Health Concerns Amid High Level Air Pollution In DelhiAt a time when the city is grappling with poor air quality, Chhetri said it is not easy to keep oneself fit here. “It is very difficult to keep oneself fit in Delhi because the pollution is more here than in other states. Start climbing stairs, do exercise, don’t overeat, let’s not blame the environment our problem is that we are not sincere enough” Chhetri, who turned a vegan recently, advised. last_img read more


South Florida Cricket Round-Up

Posted On Aug 31 2020 by

first_imgTropics UnitedTropics United took on Ambassadors this past weekend at the Lauderhill Sports Park and emerged the victor after deciding to bat following a toss call. They knocked out a competitive 237 for 7 in their allotted 40 overs with star batsman St. Christopher Brown scored an even century that included 8 sixes and 6 fours.Useful contributions also came from James Miller with a knock of 21; Romand Forbes and Oswald Howard, who each scored 15.  The best bowlers for Ambassadors were Errol Stewart who bagged 4 for 45 and Mark Laing, 2 for 25.Set 238 for victory, Ambassadors could only manage 222 all-out in 31.2 overs. Skipper Cornel White top scored with a knock of 60, that included 2 sixes and 4 fours and Leon Tulloch made a quick fire 56 from 16 balls with eight massive sixes and two fours.Bowling Tropics to victory were Marcel Graham, who bagged 4 for 35; Bert Davis, 2 for13; and Oliver Taffe, 2 for 18. Palm Beach TitansIn the Southshore vs. Palm Beach Titans match at John Stretch Park in Clewiston, Titans emerged the winners. After winning the toss and taking first strike, the Palm Beach Titans amassed a massive 160 for 9 in their allotted 40 overs.Praveen St. Christopher Brown Viswanathan scored 45 while Skipper Paul Ramkissoon chipped in with 33 not-out.Bowling for Southshore, Sylvester Hickie was the best bowler, taking 5 for 27. Southshore in reply was bowled out for 93 runs with Byron Bowes adding 26 not-out. Tanmay Kadam picked up 4 wickets for 26 runs from 6 overs to help the Palm Beach Titans to a win of 67 runs. Lauderhill JammersMeanwhile, at Girl Scout Friendship Park, Lauderhill Jammers took home the win. After winning the toss, the Jammers elected to bat against Port St. Lucie, scoring a whopping 279 for 4 off their allotted 40 over. Timmy Surujbally amassed a massive113that included 8 fours and 5 sixes while Dean Morgan added 65 that included 10 fours and Omari Williams, 37, which included 4 fours and 2 sixes. Elvis Watson contributed a knock of 33, which included three fours.  Bowling for Port St. Lucie, Don Sampson, Aron Baidau, Neil Greene and Richard Louis each took one wicket for 47, 53, 59 and 62, respectively.  In reply, St. Lucie was bowled out for 187. Richard Louie added 64, which included 8 fours; Neil Greene contributed a knock of 41which included 6 fours and 1 six while Ricardo Mills added 25, which included 2 fours and 1 six.Bowling for Lauderhill Jammers, Rajesh Sharma bagged 6 for 3 1 and Timmy Surujbally 3 for 16 to give their team a 102 run victory.last_img read more


Genvid raises further $2.5m and makes Genvid SDK available publicly

Posted On Aug 29 2020 by

first_imgNew York based games technology solutions provider Genvid Technologies has announced a new funding round, and that is has made the Genvid SDK publicly available for all major engines and platforms. Jacob Navok, GenvidGenvid has been boosted by an additional $2.5 million (£1.9m) of funding, rounding the company’s total amount raised to $4m (£3.06m). The funding was led by Los Angeles-based March Capital Partners, with Chicago’s OCA Ventures also participating.The Genvid SDK allows game developers and publishers worldwide access to new tools ‘to create unrivaled interactive streams across multiple streaming platforms and providers’ such as YouTube and Amazon Web Services.This was previously only available to select users. With the SDK, developers can map viewer interactions from a game onto the video itself in real-time. Genvid has developed patented technology that can generate uses for data synchronised to these streams. As a result, livestreams can be monetised through transactions that are uniquely targeted to the individual watching, which should in turn lead to a significant revenue opportunity for game developers through sponsorships and in-stream purchases.Jacob Navok, CEO, Genvid stated: “As platforms and game developers find new ways to innovate, we’re delighted that they’re increasingly turning to Genvid for solutions to improve the user experience and engage with audiences.“Since our initial launch last year, many top titles are already integrating and some are building exclusive content on our technology. We look forward to furthering that momentum with the online launch of our SDK so that any developer can build interactive livestreams.”The Genvid teamGenvid COO Christopher Cataldi added: “We are additionally very excited for the recent launch of Twitch’s Extensions program, which we intend to support inside our SDK so developers can use Genvid to significantly lower the amount of work they have to do to get Extensions working and stream directly on Twitch.tv.”A number of games, esports tournament providers, and platforms have already entered Genvid’s integration pipeline. Most notably for the esports world this includes development of a new interface for CS:GO streams that allows viewers to control the user interface as though they were in-game. Gregory Milken from March Capital noted: “Genvid has been leading the interactive streaming revolution, connecting developers to platforms and enabling them to generate streams and revenues they would otherwise not have access to.“We’re excited to see all of the progress Genvid has made as they continue to expand their offerings and partner with leading developers and titles such as CS:GO.”Esports Insider says: Genvid has now raised a total of $4m and clearly makes a strong case to investors with its plans, and the potential for the Genvid SDK specifically.last_img read more