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A waterfront mansion has fetched $3.5 million at Gold Coast mega auction event

first_imgOne of the Gold Coast’s best waterfront locations.Auctioneer and RWSP CEO Andrew Bell described the location as one of the “premier streets of the Gold Coast”.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North12 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoThe sale closely follows another big result for the street, with 14 Admiralty Drive fetching $7.7 million just a few weeks ago. Sold under the hammer: 76 Admiralty Drive, Paradise Waters.A BUYER has splashed out $3.5 million to secure a Paradise Waters mansion under the hammer today.The waterfront residence at 76 Admiralty Drive was sold at Ray White Surfers Paradise Group’s mega property auction in front of a huge crowd. The residence fetched $3.5 million.Today’s sale of number 76, which was featured on the cover of the Gold Coast Bulletin’s real estate magazine today, will see Brunei-based owners farewell their holiday home of 17 years.Set on a 792sq m, the residence features Versace-esque drapes, chandeliers and gold finishes throughout. Luxury fixtures and fittings.RWSP marketing agent Jackson Paradise said the seller works in the hotel industry.“He lives in Brunei but his children live and study in Brisbane so the home has been a meeting place for when the family catch up throughout the year,” Mr Paradise said.“The owner runs hotels all over the world so it is easy to imagine why the rooms are so large and spacious; they really reflect a five-star hotel feel. Raised sections of flooring are a feature in the residence.“The home was built with a lot of thought.”last_img read more

Police and protestors face off in Antigua

first_img Share Tweet Sharing is caring! Share ST JOHN’S, Antigua, Friday March 11, 2011 – The riot squad was called out yesterday evening to ensure that opposition Antigua Labour Party (ALP) protestors complied with police orders during a protest billed the ‘White March’, hours after a morning picket that was supposed to be peaceful threatened to deteriorate.The larger of the two – the ‘White March’ which attracted thousands of people, based on ALP estimates – had been publicized for several weeks as a protest against the failures of the United Progressive Party (UPP) government. When police attempted to change the route during the march, after 6 pm, it did not go down well with party officials or protestors who accused the authorities of intimidation.An angry ALP Chairman Gaston Browne said the march route had been approved by police, in writing, and they would be acting in accordance with that written permission. “They have deliberately changed the route in order to frustrate our march,” Browne said. “We will not be intimidated under any circumstances.” The riot squad was deployed to block the planned route and was booed by protestors. The officers, in full gear, stood their ground as the demonstrators taunted them and declared that they too would not back down.The confrontation lasted for about 15 minutes before the riot squad was ordered to withdraw and the march continued along its planned route, ending in a rally where several ALP speakers addressed the crowd about the incompetence and shortcomings of the ruling party. Earlier in the day, ALP picketers outside the office of National Security Minister Dr Errol Cort had minor scuffles with police in another dispute over where they could and could not protest. The picketers, who’d gathered at 9 am, initially marched up and down one side of the building, waving placards with messages for Dr Cort to step aside until questions are answered about whether his law firm paid taxes on the EC$3 million (US$1.1 million) in retainer fees which it allegedly received from fraud-accused Allen Stanford. The ALP’s call follows a US$1 million lawsuit filed against Dr Cort, a former Finance Minister, by Stanford investors last month.The protestors loudly chanted ‘Errol Cort must go right now’ as they walked along the street but at one stage decided to change the direction of their picket. Lawmen on the scene tried to prevent them from doing so and that led to shoving and shouting from both sides. At one point, it seemed the peaceful picket would turn violent but, shortly after, the police allowed the protestors to have their way until noon when the picket ended. The ALP chairman said yesterday that he was pleased with the turnout at both of the opposition’s protests, declaring them successes.Source: Caribbean360Photo credit: Anika Kentishcenter_img 58 Views   no discussions Share NewsRegional Police and protestors face off in Antigua by: – March 11, 2011last_img read more

Police Sports Club to hold fundraising dance at Head Quarters this evening

first_img Share 12 Views   no discussions Share LocalNews Police Sports Club to hold fundraising dance at Head Quarters this evening by: – May 27, 2011 Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Tweet Police Public Relations Officer Inspector Claude Weekes.The Police Sports Club will this evening hold a fund raising dance at the Police Head Quarters to assist in the future running of the Club.The event which was carded for earlier in the year but was postponed was geared at raising funds for the Police Sports Club Basketball team to travel to the Bahamas to participate in an International Basketball Tournament.Police Public Relations officer Inspector Claude Weeks says patrons attending the event are guaranteed safety.Music will be provided by the Swinging Stars band.“Security is in order and the legendary swinging stars will be providing the music so we are all set,” he said.Weeks say this sort of activity also seeks to bring the police and the public together.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Golf: Tiger, Rory struggle as Palmer grabs Torrey Pines lead

first_img Loading… Woods blasted from the rough to two feet and birdied the par-5 sixth hole, made a tense six-footer for par at the seventh, then dropped his approach seven feet from the pin and birdied the par-3 eighth.He holed out a 15-footer from the fringe for a birdie at the par-5 ninth, then sank a five-footer at 10.Woods found a bunker off the tee at the 12th and missed a seven-foot par putt to stumble back then hooked his tee shot at 17 and needed a clutch five-foot putt to save bogey.At 18, Woods reached greenside rough in two, then sank a five-foot birdie putt.“It was a good middle part of the round. Made a mistake that cost me a shot but made a birdie at 18,” Woods said.Read Also:Ex-Eagles star takes first step in new golf careerMcIlroy, a four-time major champion from Northern Ireland playing on the South Course, sank a 16-foot birdie“It’s a marathon. it’s a long haul. I’m just going to try to be there at the end and see what happens.”putt at the seventh and tapped in for birdie after a 10-foot eagle miss at the par-5 ninth.But McIlroy missed a five-foot par putt to bogey the 12th, took another at 15 and hit two bunkers to bogey 18.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 “It played a lot harder for everyone than yesterday except for Ryan – he’s the only one who figured it out,” Woods said.Palmer shot 62 on the North Course, one of two being used on the first two days, to stand on 134 and grab a two-stroke lead over fellow American Brandt Snedeker, who fired a 67 on the South Course at the San Diego layout.“It was one of those days where I knew the scores were low, I knew I could get a nice round in there if I could get the putter rolling and I did,” Palmer said after firing 10 birdies and a closing bogey. “It’s exciting. I love where my game is at and I’m excited for the opportunity.”Woods, a 15-time major winner playing his first event since turning 44 last month, seeks his ninth career crown at Torrey Pines, having won the 2008 US Open and seven US PGA titles at the famed San Diego layout.Woods matched Sam Snead’s US PGA record of 82 career wins with a victory last October in Japan and this is his first attempt to seize the mark alone. But his cause took a major blow when he four-putted the first hole, botching two short par putts.“I tried to ram it in the hole and it bounced out,” Woods said. “I hit a terrible third putt.“I hit a lot of good shots. I’m driving the ball better, which is nice. In the middle part of the round I made those putts.”Second-ranked McIlroy, who returns to the top for the first time since 2015 with a victory.Palmer opened with back-to-back birdies, managed the trick again at the fifth and sixth holes and birdied the par-3 eighth as well to climb the leaderboard.On the back nine, Palmer began with back-to-back birdies, repeated the feat at 13 and 14 and closed with birdies at 16 and the par-5 17th before his bogey at 18.“I made a good 5-footer to save bogey. It was awesome,” Palmer said.“It’s a hard golf course and the patience you’re going to have to have is going to play a key role. The way I’m driving the ball gives me a lot of confidence for the weekend.”– ‘It’s a marathon’ –Woods rolled a two and a half foot par putt past the cup at one and botched a comeback bogey attempt from twice as far, clinging to the cut line at 1-under. Reigning Masters champion Tiger Woods, chasing a record 83rd US PGA title, and Rory McIlroy, trying to become world number one, struggled Friday while Ryan Palmer seized the lead at the Farmers Insurance Open.Advertisement Woods overcame a double-bogey disaster on the first hole to shoot a one-under par 71 while McIlroy faded late to fire a one-over 73, leaving both on four-under 140 and six adrift of Palmer’s pace after 36 holes at Torrey Pines. Promoted Content7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Of The Most Successful Female Racers To Know AboutBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeGorgeous Asian Actresses All Men Are Crazy About7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phone14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do ThisA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?last_img read more

Saha advises Aubameyang, Partey to join Man Utd

first_img The African stars have been recently linked with moves away from their respective clubs and Saha who played for the Red Devils between 2004 and 2008, thinks they will be good additions to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team. Aubameyang is set to enter the final year of his Arsenal contract at the end of this month and he is reportedly attracting interest from several European clubs. The Gabonese star shared the Premier League Golden Boot with Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane last season, and he is currently trailing Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy for the same prize with 17 goals in 28 league appearances so far this season. Saha disclosed he would be excited to see the 31-year-old at Old Trafford boost the attacking force in Solskjaer’s team. “Arsenal fans may not like this, but I’d like him to join United, I’d be very happy with that [laughter]. I’m sure Arsenal fans would not take that well, but that’s my advice to Auba,” Saha told Compare Bet. Louis Saha has advised Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey to join his former club Manchester United. On Tuesday, Manchester United rewarded Scot McTominay with a long-term contract that will keep him at the club until 2025 but the former France international feels Partey’s arrival might boost the midfield options. He described the Ghanaian, who has been linked with a move to the Premier League, as a ‘Fabinho-like’ midfielder who could support United’s attack and protect the defence at the same time. “He’s a top player. He’s a defensive presence and a tremendous prospect. Whether he can make an impact right away remains to be seen, as we have McTominay, Fred and Matic,” he said. “However, we have seen the impact that someone like Fabinho has had on Liverpool. He has mastered that position. Fabinho has improved the players around him. read also:Saha: Why Ronaldo was already a genius at 18 “This guy is a rock, he defends in such a way that allows the Liverpool frontline to play their game knowing he’s protecting the defence. Perhaps a Fabinho-like player is already at United, but if not, then we need to find someone, whether that’s Thomas Partey or anyone else.” Partey has scored two goals in 28 La Liga matches in this campaign and he has three years left on his Atletico Madrid contract. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading…last_img read more

Will Trump Play Golf with New Master’s Champ Tiger Woods While in Town for Easter?

first_imgPresident Donald Trump is waking up triumphant at Mar-a-lago this morning after the Mueller report revealed that there was absolutely no collusion by anyone in the Trump campaign or by any American with the Russian government’s illegal attempt to disrupt the 2016 election.Today is Good Friday, a day commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and it usually rains.Rain is in the forecast for South Florida and threatens to wash out any golf game President Trump might have planned with Jupiter Island’s Tiger Woodswho just won his fifth green jacket at the Masters.Tiger Woods smiles as he wears his green jacket after winning the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) It is unclear if Tiger is in town. If not, perhaps Trump will hit the links with six time Master’s winner and friend Jack Nicklaus.President Donald Trump says he’ll award Woods with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, after Woods he won his first Masters victory in 14 years,after a series of back problems and personal problems threatened to end his career. The President and First Lady will be attending Easter services on Sunday morning at Bethesda by the Sea where they were married.last_img read more

Rahul Dravid beats Sachin Tendulkar in Wisden India’s poll

first_imgNew Delhi: Indian batting great Rahul Dravid narrowly beat his former teammate Sachin Tendulkar in Wisden India’s poll for the greatest Indian Test batsman of all time. The poll was taken on Facebook and Dravid got 52 percent of the 11,400 votes that came in from fans. It started with a pool of 16 Indian batsmen and came down to a final four of Dravid against Sunil Gavaskar and Tendulkar against Virat Kohli. Gavaskar managed to later beat Kohli in a closely contested third place play-off. “Dravid ended with 52 per cent of the total votes – as many as 11,400 fans took part in the poll for the final – despite trailing at 42 per cent on Tuesday morning. Much like Dravid batted during his playing career, he dug in and fought back in the poll, eventually crossing the line with a decent lead at the very end,” said Wisden India in its report. Both Dravid and Tendulkar are regarded as two of the greatest batsmen of all time. They both have over 10,000 runs in Tests and ODIs. Both had different approaches to batting in Tests with Dravid famous for his ability to grind the opposition bowling to dust and Tendulkar being more of a stroke maker. (IANS)ALSO WATCH: Murder in Betjan Tea Estate; Chowkidaar found murderedlast_img read more

Simmons had enlightening offseason despite no new contract

first_img Associated Press August 6, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — A breakout 2019 season garnered Justin Simmons his first All-Pro nod and the Denver Broncos’ franchise tag. So, he was counting on two things in the offseason: laying low and signing a big contract.George Floyd’s fatal arrest changed Simmons’ plans to stay quiet.The coronavirus pandemic quashed his expectations of a big extension. In late May, Simmons attended a march in Stuart, Florida, near his hometown of Port Salerno following Floyd’s death in police custody in Minneapolis that sparked worldwide protests.Simmons stepped into the bed of a pickup, grabbed a microphone and addressed hundreds of protesters about to cross the Roosevelt Bridge, telling those who didn’t know him that he plays in the NFL. “But that is not who I am. I am a bi-racial human being. I understand the pain that both sides are dealing with,” said Simmons, whose father is Black and mother is white. “We are fighting for equality, not superiority,” Simmons said, adding, “All lives matter when Black lives matter.”Simmons would repeat those themes in June when he and dozens of his teammates gathered at a peaceful protest in downtown Denver.He said Thursday that those moments made him realize what a powerful platform professional athletes have in fighting for a cause. “We worked with Justin,” Elway said last week. “There were some concerns on our side as far as what was going to go on and where the cap was going to be. We had discussions with (President and CEO) Joe (Ellis) on how far we wanted to go and how much guaranteed money we wanted to get to. That was a concern with all the unknowns we had. Plus, our numbers were far apart, too. It just didn’t feel like we were going to get there, so we didn’t get there. “Hopefully, with what we think of Justin, we can get something done next year in the offseason, and we’d like to make him a Bronco for a long time because he’s the type of person that we want.”Simmons said the feeling is mutual.“That still stands on my end, too,” Simmons said. “I’d love to be able to be here and continue to keep growing and doing the things that I’ve been doing.”___center_img Simmons had enlightening offseason despite no new contract Follow Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: http://twitter.com/arniestapleton___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL “I learned that it’s important to not just keep those things between myself, close friends and family but to really be able to speak up and speak out on some of those things because it is important and it does matter,” Simmons said.Another lesson he learned this summer was that the future holds no guarantees. Six months ago it seemed a safe bet that Simmons would follow in the footsteps of Matt Prater, Ryan Clady, Demaryius Thomas and Von Miller, the four players who had previously been tagged by general manager John Elway. All four signed long-term deals before the deadline.The COVID-19 crisis changed everything, and NFL teams got nervous about the impending financial hits and salary cap constraints, leading most franchised players to sign their one-year deals last month.For Simmons, that was worth $11.44 million, still a significant bump from the slightly more than $3 million in career earnings he’s made in four NFL seasons.last_img read more

Rangers, Nasarawa Utd Gear up for New NPFL Season

first_imgAhead the 2020/21 season of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), indications are that the clubs are determined to substantially comply with the provisions of the club Licensing Requirements.The League Management Company (LMC) had on August 6 sent a memo to all the 20 clubs with the Confederation of African Football (CAF)/ Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Licensing requirements.The LMC had while noting that the Federal Government was yet to lift the ban on football activities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, urged the clubs to begin to put in place those requirements that can be achieved within the ambit of the relaxation of the lockdown. A number of the clubs’ leaders who spoke to www.npfl.ng affirmed that they are already working to meet the requirements especially in the area of stadium facilities, safety, security, medical, technical and financial.The Team Manager of Rangers International, Amobi Ezeaku, lamented the negative impact of the global pandemic on the club’s preseason program but noted that the club has made appreciable progress in getting certifications from health, security, safety and environment agencies.Isaac Danladi, the Chairman of Nasarawa United also rued the effects of the pandemic on the overall health of football activities and declared that by way of complying with Licensing requirements, the club is in good stead.Sources at Plateau United and Kano Pillars told npfl.ng that their respective state governments have made funds available for upgrade of facilities and meeting other financial obligations.Assessing the impact of the pandemic on Rangers activities, Ezeaku said, “it has really twisted our preseason plans. It has been difficult, from the loss of our player in a fatal accident to having players individually train at home.“In as much as the Technical Crew gave the players daily programmes, we understand the importance of bonding together as a team and the gains of such. We hope that soon the green light for the players to return would be given, the tests conducted and normalcy returned”.Nasarawa United Chairman, Danladi also spoke of the challenges the club has been facing due to the pandemic, and noted that, “the crises has greatly affected our preseason arrangements basically in the area of physical training and football activities which have been suspended by the NFF and the Federal Government through the Presidential Task Force on the pandemic.“However in the area of other preparations such as administration and day to day running of the club, it is work in progress. Management and the technical crew have been working assiduously to ensure effective and efficient preparation for the forthcoming 2020/2021 NPFL season. In a nutshell, aside from our inability to resume on the field training, we are planning slowly, quietly but surely preparatory to the new season”Ezeaku was more specific on the efforts Rangers made to meet Licensing requirements. In his words, “Rangers has always been at the forefront of ensuring that Club Licensing requirements are met. Already we have called upon the Fire Service for inspections and recommendations as well as being issued a fire safety certificate.“We have also made contact with the State Police Command for security analysis and review and issuance of Police Safety Certificate. Same has been done with the Enugu State Waste Management Authority and the State Emergency Management Agency”, a confident Ezeaku revealed to www.npfl.ngOn his part, Danladi revealed that two committees set up to provide a roadmap to meeting various aspects of Licensing requirements have submitted their reports.“Nasarawa United has made appreciable efforts in ensuring that we meet the club licensing requirements in line with CAF, NFF and LMC regulations. As a bold step towards this objective, the Club Management recently set up two very important committees, namely, Finance/ Budget proposal committee and Club Licensing Regulations committee.“The committees have submitted their reports and same have been summarized and forwarded to Government for further necessary action with great expectations”.Danladi also said that on the aspect of medical requirements, the club have since acquired an ambulance fitted with state of the art medical facilities.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Volleyball: Haleigh Nelson brings down the hammer at the serving line

first_imgStanding at 6-foot-4, junior middle blocker Haleigh Nelson is boisterous and energetic at every Wisconsin volleyball practice.In the almost empty gym on weekday afternoons, she is in the middle of nearly everything the team does: yelling and pumping up teammates, cracking jokes, working hard and never shying away from plays.But when it’s her turn to step up to the service line, a different side of Nelson can be seen.She becomes stoic and fixated on the task at hand as she stands isolated on the stripe.Her opponents on the other side of the net frantically try to position themselves for what is coming, flashing worried looks as Nelson delivers her serve.A loud crack can be heard as Nelson strikes the ball. Within a second, it has already crossed the net as two of her opponents dive to receive, but it’s too late. The ball smashes off their forearms and flies into the stands, something opponents of Nelson experience far too often for their liking.Nelson now boasts a serve that is considered by her teammates to be the best of the Badgers, but it hasn’t always been that way, as mental roadblocks have limited the serve’s progress in the past.“The potential has always been there for me to be a good server,” Nelson said. “I was limiting myself mentally though. I was serving really well in practice and I had a lot of confidence going up against [Wisconsin’s] passers. But when it was game time, I would take some power off and I wasn’t as confident.”That lack of confidence came from the sheer pressure of the act itself Nelson said, before even factoring in the crowd or opponents.As many of her teammates have said, the art of serving is something intangible. It takes much more than just practice itself.“[Serving] is just being able to go back to the service line and clear your mind,” senior libero Taylor Morey said. “Whether you’ve served one ball, five balls or 10. We work a lot on our in percentage and that’s something that I try to take pride with, that my serve is serve-confident and in the court.”Nelson said her inexperience on the court in years past contributed to her lack of confidence and that she needed to start being able to transition her hard serve in practice over to actual games.She worked with coaches after most players had gone home from practice, sometimes against the wishes of head coach Kelly Sheffield, and talked with more experienced players.She even developed a new approach to her in-game methods.“I’ve tried to be really confident this year,” Nelson said. “I made the decision earlier this year that I was going to come back [to Wisconsin] and serve with no fear and go all out every time, move the defense however I want.”That execution, Nelson said, comes from the conscious effort to remain relaxed while at the service line and being able to handle criticism if she serves poorly.And that progress is evident in the boxscore, as Nelson has gone from 0 aces per set her freshman year, to 0.25 aces per set in 2015 — a top 15 average in the Big Ten.But Sheffield believes that the end-product cannot be pegged to such simple simple reasons.“I’ve seen her become a better athlete by her hard work in the weight room and with our strength coaches,” Sheffield said. “It’s fed into her becoming a much more confident player and a leader.”That confidence has driven Nelson to deliver 14 aces on the year so far, only four aces shy of her career high of 18 set in 2014.Those numbers are a product of solid all-around play for the junior, who hit a game high four aces against Kent State back in September and is sporting a .947 percent serving percentage this season. Even her hitting has gotten better each successive season, having increased her kills per set by at least 20 percentage points each season.Nelson’s confidence could be a simple decision as she’s said, evidenced by her change in attitude once she approaches the service line, or hours spent in the gym as Sheffield believes, shown in the improvements in her statistics all across the board. Teammates are indifferent as to which is truly correct, as long as Nelson continues to deliver.“I’m glad she has the confidence in herself to go after it,” sophomore outside hitter Lauryn Gillis said. “Passing her serves in practice is very, very challenging. It’s something that’s a pain but at the same time a challenge and fun…It alleviates our defense and lets us focus on other troubles we have.”last_img read more