Vacant Gold Coast blocks listed with an eye-watering price tag

first_imgThe Paradise Waters blocks at 127-129 Commodore Drive are listed with a big asking price.TWO neighbouring blocks in a prestige Gold Coast enclave are on the market with a jaw-dropping price tag that is normally reserved for the most luxurious mega-mansions.The 1723sq m Paradise Waters site at 127-129 Commodore Drive is listed with a price guide between $7.8 million and $8.5 million.With 48m of main river frontage and direct access to the Broadwater, the large land parcel is in a prime position.It has wide water views that stretch across the river to The Southport School and could comfortably fit two large houses. MORE NEWS: Bizarre way TV star scored dream QLD home MORE NEWS: Buyers fighting for fewer housing options More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa8 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoThey last sold in 2017 for $3.5 million each.He said there was one prospective buyer, who previously owned land on the street, who was considering snapping up both.“They’re very familiar with the area and the value of that land in the area,” he said.“The extra value in the land is that it’s a double block and it’s rare to get a double block.”Property records show the owner paid $3.5 million each for the blocks in 2017.If it fetches its asking price, it will be the second highest sale recorded on the exclusive street.The record was set by the sprawling 3369sq m site at No. 126 when it sold for $9.4 million in October. Harcourts Coastal agent Mark Rustin, who is marketing the property with Skye Rustin, said the properties had a lot to offer.“First, it’s main river so that’s one big thing but also it’s the width of the block and the availability to cater for a large vessel and the fact that it’s Commodore Drive,” he said.They are being marketed as one property but Mr Rustin said the owner is considering selling them separately.“We’ve had a lot of interest in it, predominantly for either lot,” he said.“There’s not a lot of buyers that are out there for both lots.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59last_img read more

Matt Kemp back in a Dodgers uniform is not a done deal — if a deal can get done

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “I think we knew it was a possibility,” Zaidi said of not being able to move the 33-year-old Kemp. “We haven’t made any secret of the fact that that trade was primarily financially motivated. But a motivated Matt Kemp can help a lot of teams in baseball, including us. I think it’s our responsibility to keep our options open and let this play out and if he proves to be somebody who can help us on the field that’s what everybody wants.”The echo of a sales pitch can be heard in Zaidi’s statement.Some of Kemp’s former offensive skills still remain. He did hit 19 home runs in 115 games for the Braves last season. But he has also been plagued by leg injuries and was woefully out of shape at times with the Braves and San Diego Padres – the two are not unrelated – to the point that he ranked as one of the worst defensive outfielders in baseball last season. Zaidi’s efforts over the past month have no doubt been directed primarily at his counterparts in the American League where Kemp could have some utility as a DH.Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen is one of only seven players still with the team from Kemp’s last season in Los Angeles (2014) and the two have been in touch this winter, taking in a Lakers game together. Jansen said Kemp understands the team didn’t really acquire him because they had a role for him “but he can help us.”“I understand what the Dodgers are doing, trying to go under the luxury tax to try to reset. It’s totally understandable,” Jansen said Saturday. “To have Matt back — if it’s a situation where he gets to stay here — is exciting. We have confidence in what Andrew (Friedman) and Farhan are going to do. The front office is going to do what they can to put us in a great situation to hopefully win a championship multiple times. “To have Matt back is awesome. I’m looking forward to seeing him in spring training. But whatever happens, happens. That’s the position that the front office has to take. But I think he can help us tremendously. He’s in great shape. He lost a lot of weight. We all know what Matt Kemp can do.”What the Dodgers could do with Kemp – and they have tried – is package him with one or more prospects from their rich farm system, enticing another team to take him off their hands that way. Kemp’s decline and a winter market saturated with outfielders (some younger, many better) are making even that difficult for the Dodgers to do, possibly leaving them with a $21.75 million Franklin Gutierrez on their hands – an aging platoon outfielder with limited defensive ability.Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he has been in contact with Kemp as recently as a week ago, talking to him about this possibility.“Obviously he’s in a situation where he’s in flux as far as what the organization expects of him,” said Roberts, the Padres’ bench coach during the 2015 season (Kemp’s only full season in San Diego). “But my thing to him was … be open-minded. It’s a different clubhouse than when he left. There’s a lot of good players. He just assured me all he wants to do is to be on a winner. The opportunity to come back to Los Angeles is something he never dreamed could happen again. So he is thrilled.“As far as the stuff I can’t control, he can’t control – we just try to focus on what’s happening right now. Right now, he’s a Dodger and I’m excited to have him on the roster.”Indeed, it is “a different clubhouse” – in no small part because of Kemp’s subtraction from it.One of the first moves made by Friedman after taking over the Dodgers was to trade Kemp to San Diego, jettisoning one prominent piece of a toxic clubhouse atmosphere. That culture has been thoroughly made over in the three seasons since but Kemp’s reputation remains intact. His bad influence in the Braves’ clubhouse is believed to have been a motivating factor for the Braves behind last month’s deal.If Kemp somehow does don a Dodger uniform again, both Roberts and Zaidi insist that won’t be an issue.“No. I think our culture is very strong,” Zaidi said. “He has relationships here and there’s trust and history. So — we’re not worried about that.”center_img LOS ANGELES – When the Dodgers made their biggest move of the offseason last month, they were essentially playing ‘hot potato’ with the Atlanta Braves, swapping bad contracts with the intention of keeping them moving.With pitchers and catchers set to report for spring training in just over two weeks, the Dodgers are still holding a $43.5 million spud.“He’s going to be one of our guys in camp,” Dodgers GM Farhan Zaidi said Saturday of Matt Kemp, acquired from the Braves in exchange for Adrian Gonzalez, Brandon McCarthy and Scott Kazmir in mid-December. “We’ve got a little bit of an open competition in left field, and he’s going to be part of that competition.”Well, Kemp wasn’t a part of any of the Dodgers’ Community Tour events this week nor was he invited to Saturday’s FanFest event at Dodger Stadium. Kemp remains on the Dodgers’ roster in name only despite Zaidi’s public assertion that “as of now” he expects to see the former All-Star, Gold Glove and Silver Slugger winner back in the uniform he was wearing when he won those awards.last_img read more

Tanzania’s Kilimanjaro Queens too good for Crested Cranes in CECAFA

first_imgTanzania’s Kilimanjaro Queens marched on to a 4-1 win and will take on tournament favourites Kenya in the final on Tuesday. Uganda’s consolation goal came from Hasifa Nassuna in the dying minutes.Kenya booked their place in the final by edging Ethiopia 3-2 in the first semifinal in Jinja.#CecafaWomen2016 TweetsShare on: WhatsApp Uganda’s Fazila Ikwaput leaves a Tanzanian on the floor but goals have been hard to get in the ongoing semifinal. PHOTO FUFA MEDIACECAFA women’s tournament semifinalTanzania 4 Uganda 1Kenya 3  Ethiopia 2Two early goals by Omari Mwanahamisi and Daniel Donisia gave Tanzania a flying start as they humbled Uganda’s Crested Cranes in the second semifinal of the inaugural CECAFA women’s tournament on Sunday.last_img read more

Slump continues as Saina Nehwal slips up in first round of Denmark Open

first_imgAdvertisement c76rdyNBA Finals | Brooklyn VspcmWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Exgm( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 6kcWould you ever consider trying this?😱35iCan your students do this? 🌚zqxbuRoller skating! Powered by Firework Saina Nehwal’s rough patch continues as she crashed out yet again in the first-round during the ongoing season, this time in the Denmark Open Super 750 tournament. Saina and her hopes for further progress called it a day when Japan’s Sayaka Takahashi won through straight games in Odense on Wednesday. World No. 8 Saina has now lost in 3 successive 1st rounds but most importantly 6th overall this season.Advertisement The unseeded Sayaka Takahashi took just 37 minutes to knock out the 2012 champion of the tournament, but Saina started well and led Takahashi 7-5 in the 1st game. The Japanese shuttler dominated back after the mid-game break and took the game easily. Notably, Saina was previously knocked out during the a 1st-round of the China Open by Busanan Ongbamrungphan of Thailand back in September. Although she performed well during the beginning of the season reaching the semi-final of the Malaysia Masters and winning the Indonesia Masters; her form has been ever dipped since.Advertisement In other news, Srikanth Kidambi lost to Denmark’s Anders Antonsen in the first-round too. He was beaten by the Danish in a score of 14-21, 18-21. This was also Srikanth’s come back since his 3rd-round exit at the World Championships in August. Meanwhile, reigning world champion PV Sindhu is now in the 2nd round beating Gregoria Mariska in straight games on Tuesday, after her early exits in Korea and China Open.Sai Praneeth, Sameer Verma, Sikki Reddy and Pranaav Jerry Chopra all reached the next round in their respective categories in the tournament while Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa walked off in their 1st-round match against No.2 seeds Wang Yi Lyu and Huang Dong Ping of China.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Ouch! Hawks pound Canucks 7-2

first_imgIt was a game the defending Stanley Cup Champions had to have. And a game the Hawks definitely proved they were the better team.David Bolland returned to the Chicago lineup for the first time in more than a month and registered four points to spark the Blackhawks to a 7-2 trashing of the Vancouver Canucks in game four of the NHL playoffs Tuesday in the Windy City.Bolland keyed a four-goal second period explosion to lead the Chicago to the one-side victory. The game turned drastically when Hawks’ defencemen Brian Campbell and Duncan Keith scored 17 seconds apart to snap a 1-1 tie.Patrick Sharp scored twice in the third period on the power play.Sami Salo and Daniel Sedin, the latter scoring in the third with the game over, scored on the power play for Vancouver.Chicago played the game without the services of defenceman Brent Seabrook, who did not play after taking a hit to the head during game three from Canuck forward Raffi Torres.Vancouver still leads the best-of-seven series 3-1 with game five at the Rogers Centre Thursday at 7 p.m.last_img read more

SA small claims courts on the increase

first_img26 April 2013 South Africa has set up 67 new small claims courts since April 2010, including 16 new courts in the last 12 months, bringing to 263 the total number of such courts in the country, says Justice Minister Jeff Radebe. Small claims courts handle minor civil disputes involving claims of not more than R12 000 in an informal manner without representation by an attorney, allowing the public easier access to justice. Responding to a question in the National Assembly in Cape Town earlier this month, Radebe said the government aimed to establish a small claims court in each of the country’s 387 magisterial districts. “This is a strategic approach we embarked on several years ago, and it has been very successful in extending access to justice to all the people in South Africa – even those in remote rural areas,” Radebe said, adding that 77% of small claims courts had been set up in rural areas. Last week, the Cabinet welcomed the establishment of a small claims court at the Protea Magistrate’s Court in Soweto, describing it as “a significant milestone in our quest to ensure access to justice for all South Africans”. Since its first sitting in August, the Protea Small Claims Court has received 550 applications and finalised 181 matters. Other small claims courts set up in the last year include courts in Aberdeen, Fort Beaufort, Kirkwood, Motherwell and Victoria East in the Eastern Cape, Brandfort and Jagersfontein in the Free State, Westonaria in Gauteng, Alfred, Glencoe and Ntuzuma in Kwazulu-Natal, Malamulele and Northam in Limpopo, Carolina and Wakkerstroom in Mpumalanga, and Koster in North West province. Radebe said Deputy Justice Minister Andries Nel had recently approved the establishment of new small claims courts in Elliot in the Eastern Cape and Ngotshe in KwaZulu-Natal, and was considering courts for Madikwe in North West, Middledrift in the Eastern Cape and Msinga in KwaZulu-Natal. He added that the department was using community outreach activities in conjuction with community radio stations to educate the public about the small claims courts. Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

TFA SEEKING APPLICATIONS FOR ASSISTANT COACHES

first_img SAMPLE APPLICATION COACH                  Touch and other sporting qualifications Touch Football Australia is seeking written applications from suitably qualified, currently accredited and active Assistant Coaches for our Youth Development Program. The appointment is a 1 year term with ongoing assessment and evaluation of the individuals linked to it & their subsequent performance under the direction of the appointed Coach for each Division.  This will incorporate Camps, a Youth Exchange with NZ (Trans Tasman) & the World Cup. An initial process has commenced with a Youth Development Camp & subsequent monitoring of athletes that attended.  Feedback on performance and tracking will continue to occur.  Some of these identified athletes from the camp are to be incorporated in the open camps in the lead up to the World Cup. The National 18’s Tournament & NTL will be the first TID cycle completion with a subsequent tour proposed of New Zealand.  TFA will have implemented a similar system in the Youth Program to that of the Open Program which will ensure the ability to monitor the progress towards the Youth World Cup.Positions available: ·         Boys 20 years:             Assistant Coach·         Girls 20 years:              Assistant Coach·         Mixed 20 years:           Assistant Coach·         Boys 18 years:             Assistant Coach·         Girls 18 years:             Assistant Coach·         Mixed 18 years:          Assistant CoachApplications for these positions close on Monday 18th September 2006 and should be forwarded to:                Game Development Manager                Touch Football Australia                PO Box 9078                DEAKIN ACT 2600Or email: [email protected] or [email protected]:   Applications should be in writing demonstrating the ability to perform the duties detailed in the attached Position Descriptions.  The applicant should also include curriculum vitae.Assistant Coach Appointment Process The positions will be advertised to all Level 2 and 3 TFA accredited Coaches, Constituent Bodies and Permits.Applicants should apply in writing for preferred position(s) stating their claims, including their credentials and qualifications.  All applications should address the “Criteria for the position”. The TFA will appoint candidates to respective positions.Endorsement of each candidate will be sought from relevant Constituent Body.Should interviews be required suitable applicants will be advised and interviews arranged.The National Performance Analyst in consultation with the appointed National Coaching Director, appointed Coach and the National Game Development Manager will recommend candidates for the coaching positions.The TFA Board of Directors will approve the appointments.Successful and unsuccessful candidates will be notified in writing.NB:   Any applicant or application forwarded for coaching positions will be considered without re application. NB:  Please do not bind or staple the application.  Electronic copy is preferred. Contact information – telephone, facsimile and e-mail Date of birth Brief history of touch experiencecenter_img Address Full name Assistant Coach – Position DescriptionPrimary Job Purpose: 1.  To facilitate and improve the sporting opportunities and performance of identified elite and potential elite players in the National Youth Squad/Team2.  To assist in developing and carrying out the organisation’s elite program objectives, strategies and programs.3.  Assist the Coach to the National Youth Squad/Team.Key Duties:1.  To liaise with the National Performance Analyst, National Coaching Director, Elite Programs Director, National Game Development Manager and Medical Coordinator and appointed coaching staff to ensure implementation of National Technical Policy.2.   Assist the National Coach or assistant to perform his / her duties in the lead up to, and at tournaments and tours. 3.  Consult with the National coach or assistant to ensure that training programs are being followed.4.  Assist in the preparation and coaching of the National Youth Squad/Team at international events as required.5.   Liaise with the National coach on matters relating to individual members of the National Youth Squad/Team in relation to training, fitness, fundraising and player conduct.6.   Monitor members of the National Youth Squad/Team in consultation with the National coach or assistant.7.   Assist the National Coach or Assistant to maintain written player profiles, monitor performance and provide individual player feedback.Issues and Challenges:1.   Ensure a national direction and elite focus on the development of the National Youth players.2.   Maintain and demonstrate effective communications with media, marketing, management and administration personnel.3.  Understand and respond to the differing needs of the players and coaching staff.Criteria for Position: 1.  Minimum current NCAS Level 2 Touch coach as approved by the National Technical Panel.2.  Must display a national perspective at all times.3.  Must be able to provide leadership to National Youth Team/Squad and the National Youth team/squad members, TID Selectors and NTL coaches.4.  Must have an excellent knowledge of the International Rules of Touch.5.  Must be able to demonstrate the ability to work within the TFA Coach’s “Code of Conduct.”6.  Must be aware of and have detailed knowledge of all TFA Technical Policies and Guidelines.7.  Demonstrated oral and written communication skills together with good inter-personal relationship skills.8.  Must be able to demonstrate the ability to work well under pressure whilst still achieving objectives.Key Performance Indicators:     1.   Performance at International level tournaments.    2.   Improved performance of National Youth Squad/Team and the National youth Squad/ team members.    3.   Positive feedback to and from National Youth Squad/Team and the National Youth Squad/Team members.Assessment of performance by the National Coach and Assistant and National Performance Analyst and National Coaching Director. Address each of the “Criteria for Position” 1. Must be an active coach2. Must display a national perspective3. Provide leadership4. International rules5. Code of conduct6. Technical Policies7. Communication skills8. Work under pressure   Occupation and professional or other qualificationslast_img read more

10 months agoAC Milan coach Gattuso wants more from Higuain

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say AC Milan coach Gattuso wants more from Higuainby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan coach Rino Gattuso says he needs more from Gonzalo Higuain.On-loan from Juventus, Higuain has struggled for form in recent weeks.”I’ve spoken to Gonzalo, and he’s the first to be disappointed by the situation,” Gattuso said in his Press conference ahead of the Bologna game.“In the period we’re in he needs to give us his experience and character, his goals come after that.“In difficult times the priority isn’t goals, but leadership, he needs to carry his teammates even if some make mistakes.“The chatter around him will always be there, we can’t control everything, but I’ve told him that everyone appreciates him, though he has to do more.” last_img read more

The Red Nose African Convoy

first_imgAs the UK gears-up for this year’s Red Nose Day, the Red Nose African Convoy sees six celebrities swap their home comforts for life on the road as they take the British public on a journey to show how the money they raise is helping to change lives every single day.The documentary follows David Baddiel, Hugh Dennis, Katy Brand, Michaela Coel, Reggie Yates and Russell Kane as they take to the wheel and act as outriders to a convoy of HGVs travelling from Kenya to Uganda to deliver crucial supplies to Comic Relief funded projects.With a cast of comedy favourites, old friends and new acquaintances coming together to see Comic Relief cash in action, viewers can expect more than a few twists and turns and bumps in the road, as the famous six turn expert convoy outriders and DIY superstars to assemble delivery beds, hand out mosquito nets and take on challenging driving terrain.Their epic journey takes the famous six through communities affected by many of the health issues that Comic Relief works to address, including remote villages with no access to healthcare and a massive slum with small healthcare facilities serving thousands of people. They meet inspiring individuals dedicated to changing lives in their community and discover the huge difference Red Nose Day money is making.Katy Brand, who is paired up with fellow comedian Russell Kane, said: “I’ve watched Comic Relief on TV for as long as I can remember and I have donated every time, like millions of others have, so to be given the chance to go and actually see projects that have benefitted directly from the money was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up. Plus I have always longed to spend six days in a car with Russell Kane.”Money raised this Red Nose Day will be spent helping some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in the UK and some of the world’s poorest communities. Visit rednoseday.com to find out more.The Red Nose African Convoy airs on Thursday 23rd March at 9pm on BBC One.last_img read more

Enbridge to begin building road to access pipeline explosion site in BC

first_imgEnbridge says it has completed soil sampling and preliminary field observations in the area of the blast and found no traces of hydrocarbons in the soil.It also says field observations show that animals and plants are still active and viable around the explosion site.Enbridge says it expects the site to recovery quickly.(THE CANADIAN PRESS) VANCOUVER, B.C. – Enbridge Inc. says it has begun construction of a temporary access road to the site of a natural gas pipeline explosion in Prince George, B.C.In a news release issued Sunday the company says construction will take a few days, but it has no timeline on when the repair work will be completed.An explosion Tuesday knocked out a 91-centimetre line and another pipeline is supplying natural gas on a reduced basis.last_img read more