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  • Surfers Paradise beachfront apartments proving popular

    first_imgMore from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North7 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago30/20 Old Burleigh Rd, Surfers Paradise.“These two recent properties within The Penthouses were both on the market for under 14 days before being snapped up for premium prices,” Mr Stevens said.The Penthouses, on Old Burleigh Rd, is a beachfront tower of 54 apartments.“I believe the confidence and desirability in securing a property within this area is being fuelled by the exciting billion dollar Jewel development,” Mr Stevens said.“Development and a lot of interstate investors are predicting this area to be the new spot and a safe investment for growth over the next three to five years.”He said he had a waiting list of interstate investors eager to buy in Surfers Paradise. The view from 30/20 Old Burleigh Rd, Surfers Paradise. This property sold for $970,000.BUYERS are snapping up luxury apartments in Surfers Paradise with two residences in The Penthouses selling for “premium prices”.Harcourts Coastal agent Tolemy Stevens negotiated the sales of apartment 30 and apartment 42 — they sold for $970,000 and $900,000 respectively. 42/20 Old Burleigh Rd, Surfers Paradise.last_img read more

  • Live in the lap of luxury in this spacious new home

    first_img14 Dovedale Cres, Ashgrove.THIS two-level home has been excellently renovated.Owner Nikita Shetty and her husband bought 14 Dovedale Cres, Ashgrove, in early 2016, after seeing potential for investment in the area.Inside 14 Dovedale Cres, Ashgrove.“We love that Ashgrove has that high-end feel, while still being affordable,” Mrs Shetty said.The couple said new build was a fantastic addition to the area.“It’s low maintenance, but still feels luxurious and spacious,” Mrs Shetty said.The lower level of the home provides ample space for entertaining, while the top floor is intended as a quiet retreat.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus22 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market22 hours agoInside 14 Dovedale Cres, Ashgrove.“We kept the two spaces separate intentionally,” Mrs Shetty said.On the lower level, there is a large open-plan living, dining and kitchen area that leads to a courtyard and an in-ground pool.Inside 14 Dovedale Cres, Ashgrove.There is also a bedroom with an ensuite, a separate toilet, laundry, two-car garage and storage.On the top floor there are two bedrooms, a bathroom, separate toilet, rumpus room and covered balcony.There is also a master suite with two walk-in wardrobes and an ensuite.Inside 14 Dovedale Cres, Ashgrove.Mrs Shetty said the stylish property was ideal for families looking for a home close to the city that could be moved into straight away.“Not everyone wants to go through the building process,” she said.last_img read more

  • Dutch pension funds should ‘under-promise and over-deliver’

    first_imgThe Netherlands’ pensions sector could improve trust among members by promising less and delivering a better result, according to Kick van der Pol, the exiting chairman of the Dutch Pensions Federation.During the industry organisation’s annual conference yesterday, he suggested that pension funds should aim to generate a surplus in eight out of 10 years.“Now we could be facing rights cuts in 2021 as a result the financial crisis in 2008, which is impossible to explain to participants,” he argued.Van der Pol – who will be replaced as chair of the federation by Shaktie Rambaran Mishre in December – supported a similar plea by Martin van Rijn, former chief executive of the €215bn asset manager PGGM. In a presentation about the parallels between care and pensions in gaining and keeping trust, Van Rijn – who also served as minister for health, welfare and sport until October last year – advised the sector to focus on the concept of “under-promise and over-deliver”.He argued that pension funds should put themselves into the position of the individual members, for example by understanding that the expectations of low and high earners regarding their pensions can differ significantly.Van Rijn also warned against providing too much transparency about risks “as this would increase uncertainty among participants, in particular if they lack the ability to act themselves”.The former PGGM CEO added that pension funds’ expectations about the effects of increased freedom of choice in their pension arrangements shouldn’t be too high.“Participants often can’t gauge the impact of their decisions, which could trigger new problems later,” he said.Discount ratesDuring the conference, Wouter Koolmees, minister for social affairs, reiterated that he would not raise the discount rate for pension liabilities because that “an articifical increase would come at the expense of confidence in the pensions system”.He said he was surprised that directors of pension funds had pushed for an increase, highlighting that he also supported inflation compensation “but in a responsible way”.Koolmees referred to a recent letter to financial newspaper NRC Handelsblad, in which the five largest schemes had called for a new pensions contract with “soft” pension rights, combined with a higher discount rate, to prevent benefit cuts in the next few years.Both the minister and Klaas Knot, president of regulator De Nederlandsche Bank, told pension funds they must stick to the risk-free interest rate for discounting liabilities, even if planned reforms introduce a pensions contract providing for soft rights.Speaking to IPE on the discount rate issue, Toine van der Stee, chief executive of the €22bn asset manager Blue Sky Group, emphasised the importance of a stable rate. In his opinion, the stakeholders should opt for a single rate and stick to it.“The discussions about the discount rate raise the impression in society that we are messing with the pensions outcome, which is bad for public trust in the system,” he said.last_img read more

  • Disaster officials to meet with Massacre residents following massive flooding there

    first_imgFlooding caused by Tropical Storm Ophelia last week in Massacre.Concerned residents of Mahaut and Massacre are meeting today to discuss and review the destruction that the passage of Tropical Storm Ophelia had on their community.Excessive rainfall caused flooding in Mahaut and Massacre and destruction to properties and live stalk there.Chairman of the meeting Parish priest Father Franklyn Cuffy says one of the key discussions on the agenda is why was the public not informed to take precaution by the Disaster Preparedness personnel. Father Cuffy says persons will also have an opportunity to share their experiences at the forum.“A number of concerned people from the St. Ann’s Mahaut Massacre parish will voice their concerns about what happened that day. They are asking why the Office of Disaster Preparedness didn’t prepare us for such devastation,” he said.Officials from the Dominica Meteorological Office along with others from Planning and the Disaster office will be at the forum which is expected to commence from 5pm in Mahaut.“It will be an opportunity for people to voice their concerns and share their experience. There are people who have lived there for years and this is the first time that some people have seen the river do so much damage,” he explained.Dominica Vibes News 33 Views   no discussions LocalNews Disaster officials to meet with Massacre residents following massive flooding there by: – October 6, 2011 Share Sharecenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Tweetlast_img read more

  • Ziemke: Page application period open

    first_imgBatesville, In. — Applications are open for students interested in participating in the Indiana House Page Program during the 2018 legislative session, according to State Rep. Cindy Ziemke.Pages have an opportunity to join Ziemke during the legislative session and tour the governor’s office, the Indiana Supreme Court, and the House and Senate chambers.“The page program is a great way to experience the Statehouse and legislative process firsthand,” Ziemke said. “Pages get to watch session and help my staff with their daily tasks. I hope that students from the district will be able to take advantage of this unique opportunity.”To be a page, applicants should be between the ages of 13 and 18. Ziemke said student pages receive an excused absence from school and groups can sign up to participate together. More information is online here.last_img read more

  • IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through April 2

    first_imgIMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds – 1. Brian Schultz, Casa Grande, Ariz., 594; 2. Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, Ariz., 553; 3. John Parmeley, Phoe­nix, Ariz., 510; 4. Jeffry Sheppard Jr., Golden Val­ley, Ariz., 484; 5. Lance Mari, El Centro, Ca­lif., 452;  6. Zane DeVil­biss, Farmington, N.M., 430; 7. R.C. Whitwell, Bakersfield, Calif., 428; 8. Tyler Mecl, Queen Creek, Ariz., 398; 9. Marlyn Seidler, Underwood, N.D., 375; 10. Tim Ward, Gil­bert, Ariz., 372; 11. Don Earven, Globe, Ariz., 321; 12. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 286; 13. Johnny Morris Jr., Queen Creek, Ariz., 320; 14. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo., 312; 15. Sean Stewart, Bullhead City, Ariz., 308; 16. Shawn Strand, Man­dan, N.D., 293; 17. Spencer Wilson, Minot, N.D., 290; 18. Dean Abbey, Roanoke, Texas, 289; 19. Eric Center, Mesa, Ariz., 286; 20. Ryan McDaniel, Oli­vehurst, Ca­lif., 277.IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Logan Scherb, Paradise, Texas, 241; 2. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 222; 3. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 181; 4. Kyle Jones, Kennedale, Texas, 148; 5. Brandon Long, Wichita Falls, Texas, 141; 6. Michelle Mel­ton, Flower Mound, Texas, 132; 7. Bryson Oesch­ger, Amarillo, Texas, 127; 8. Chris Kelly, Ok­lahoma City, Okla., 125; 9. John Carney II, Lubbock, Texas, 116; 10. T.J. Honkomp, Iowa Park, Texas, 94; 11. Tucker Doughty, Heath, Texas, and Chase Brewer, Springtown, Texas, both 93; 13. Blaine Fagundes, Hanford, Calif., and Josh Hawkins Whitehouse, Texas, both 69; 15. Christo­pher Ennis, Bakersfield, Calif., 67; 16. Brandon Williams, Lubbock, Texas, 66; 17. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, and Scott Meisner, Fresno, Calif., both 64; 19. Dustin Woods, Forney, Texas, 61; 20. Regan Hawkins, Troup, Texas, 58.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas, 282; 2. Steven Daffern, Braw­ley, Calif., 278; 3. Matt Guil­laume, Haslet, Texas, 276; 4. Ja­son Batt, Harker Heights, Texas, 273; 5. Manny Baldiviez, Chula Vista, Calif., 267; 6. Jimmy Davy, Yuma, Ariz., 251; 7. Joey Essary, Yuma, Ariz., 218; 8. Cary White, Lamesa, Texas, 201; 9. Paul Pil­grim, Yuma, Ariz., and Henry Buijno­rouski, Yuma, Ariz., both 196; 11. Damon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, 193; 12. Rick Hib­bard, Yuma, Ariz., 191; 13. Dustin White, Lamesa, Texas, and Thomas Daffern, Brawley, Calif., both 188; 15. Casey Woken, Ogallala, Neb., 180; 16. Jason Rogers, Selden, Kan., 174; 17. Jay Schmidt, Tama, Iowa, 173; 18. Jody York, Lubbock, Texas, 161; 19. Joe O’Bryan, Round Rock, Texas, 158; 20. Nathan Wood, Sigourney, Iowa, 153.IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Leonard Jones, Yuma, Ariz., 322; 2. Leonard Manos, Yuma, Ariz., 296; 3. Jason Beshears, Yuma, Ariz., 293; 4. Adam Armstrong, Beatrice, Neb., 215; 5. Scott Shaw, Red Deer, Alb., 209;  6. Jamie Songer, Ankeny, Iowa, 205; 7. Brent Wofford, Yuma, Ariz., 204; 8. Frank Maisano, Yuma, Ariz., 193; 9. Jeremy Oliver, Chilton, Texas, 188; 10. Andy Roller, Waco, Texas, 182; 11. Gerald Spalding Jr., Abi­lene, Texas, 181;12. April Phillips, Abilene, Texas, 177; 13. Brock Beeter, Minot, N.D., and Craig Ebers, Yuma, Ariz., both 172; 15. Austin Luellen, Minburn, Iowa, 169; 16. Jim Robinson, Yuma, Ariz., 163; 17. Tim White­head, Yuma, Ariz., 162;  18. Ron Routh, Yuma, Ariz., 160; 19. Jesse VanLaningham, Beatrice, Neb., 157; 20. Gerald W. Spalding Sr., Stamford, Texas, 151.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Fred Ryland, Brentwood, Calif., 396; 2. Nick Spainhow­ard, Bakersfield, Calif., 369; 3. Keith Brown Jr., Pittsburg, Calif., 308; 4. Chris Toth, Holtville, Calif., 301; 5. Kyle Smith, Yuma, Ariz., 289; 6. Corey Clay­ton, El Centro, Calif., 274; 7. James Dupre, Yuma, Ariz., 261; 8. Joshua Cordova, Somerton, Ariz., 235; 9. Josh Hens­ley, Atwa­ter, Ca­lif., 234; 10. Steve Kihle, Williston, N.D., 226; 11. Cody Daffern, Brawley, Ca­lif., 215; 12. Thomas Harrison, Somerton, Ariz., 212; 13. Timmy Reese, Yuma, Ariz., 208; 14. Miles Mor­ris, Yuma, Ariz., and Larry Wyatt, Imperial, Calif., both 206; 16. Wayne Dot­son, Bakersfield, Calif., 194; 17. Jeremy Hoff, Copperopolis, Calif., 184; 18. Rick A. Diaz, Los Banos, Calif., 180; 19. Clay Money, Penokee, Kan., 179; 20. Clinton Luellen, Minburn, Iowa, 163.Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods – 1. Gabe Tucker, Carbon, Texas, 266; 2. Justin Long, Haslet, Texas, 264; 3. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 219; 4. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 191; 5. Chad Hertel, Abi­lene, Texas, 186; 6. Cory Williams, Slaton, Texas, and Doug Easter­ling, Haskell, Texas, both 164; 8. Dustin Robinson, Post, Texas, 162; 9. David San­ford, Abilene, Texas, 150; 10. Justin Shaw, Sweetwa­ter, Texas, 143; 11. Levy Galmor, Elk City, Okla., 140; 12. Matt Mueller, Stamford, Texas, 134; 13. Roger Armstrong, Carlsbad, N.M., 132; 14. Michael Maraschick, Midland, Texas, and Robert Scrivner, Woodway, Texas, both 126; 16. Trevor Foley, Iowa Park, Texas, 124; 17. David Tanner, Wichita Falls, Texas, 121; 18. Gene Yates, Red Oak, Texas, 117; 19. Sid Kiphen, Gatesville, Texas, 116; 20. Paul Scrivner, Waco, Texas, 112.Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 114; 2. Art Herzog, Hays, Kan., 112; 3. Kiowa Higdon, Hays, Kan., 111; 4. Kirk Pfannenstiel, Hays, Kan., 107; 5. Andrew McClellen, Gothenburg, Neb., 102; 6. Randy Murphy, Ellis, Kan., 1017. Brant Bachman, Weatherford, Texas, 77; 8. Danny Sims, Decatur, Texas, and Willard Van Haitsma, Boyd, Texas, both 73; 10. Charles Burk, Azle, Texas, 70; 11. Danny Sassman Jr., Fort Dodge, Iowa, and Danny Jack Baggerly, Joshua, Texas, both 69; 13. Chuck Fullenkamp, West Point, Iowa, and Cody Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, both 40; 15. Todd Tacheny, Mankato, Minn., 39; 16. Ryan Walker, Wilton, Iowa, and Mitchell Wachter, Weeping Water, Neb., both 38; 18. R.J. Maas, Wilber, Neb., 36; 19. Scott Spell­meier, Beatrice, Neb., 35; 20. Charles Burrows, Azle, Texas, 34.last_img read more

  • Berahino signs new Baggies deal

    first_img West Brom head coach Steve Clarke announced last Thursday Berahino was due to commit himself to Albion “within the next 24 hours”. Clarke conceded to being hopeless at making predictions, but there has been only a slightly extended wait for the confirmation that should end rumours regarding Berahino’s future. Although he has been with the club since the age of 11 after being spotted by academy staff, Berahino burst on to the scene at the start of the season and has not looked back. Sporting and technical director Richard Garlick said: “It was always our intention to reward Saido for the huge strides he has made over the past few months. “To be able to reward one of our proteges, who has worked his way up through the ranks from the age of 11, is a great moment for the club. “It’s a fantastic story for us and especially for our hard-working academy staff, who have played a fundamental role in his development over the years. “Producing one or two players who can supplement the first team is something we want to achieve every year. “We hope this is the start of that process as we feel we have a number of other young, exciting players coming through.” Press Association Rising West Brom star Saido Berahino has finally signed a new contract that commits him to the club until 2017. Berahino,who has burst on to the scene this season with six goals in 10 matches for Albion, put pen to paper on the contract at the club’s training ground on Monday, so ending months of speculation. The 20-year-old striker, who grabbed the winner in a 2-1 victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford in September, has also bagged six goals in four games for the England Under-21s. Garlick is hoping Berahino will serve as “an inspiration” to those players involved in the club’s youth set-up. Berahino has been warned, however, not to get carried away with the limelight he has suddenly found himself under this season. Speaking to the club’s official website, Garlick added: “It’s difficult for any 20-year-old to get into a Premier League side and there are going to be times when Saido may not be playing as much as he would like to. “He’s not the finished article and he has to remain patient, as we do with him. “But he has done exceptionally well to get where he is and he now has to focus on what got him here – hard work and keeping his feet on the ground.” last_img read more

  • B’ville boys volleyball rallies past F-M in five sets

    first_img Tags: Baldwinsvillevolleyball Mired with a 4-8 record, the Baldwinsville boys volleyball team may have reached a turning point with its come-from-behind victory over Fayetteville-Manlius Wednesday night.This was the same Hornets side that the Bees beat in four sets on Sept. 19, but B’ville had not played well since, so it felt some urgency going into this match.After claiming the opener 25-20, the Bees were on the brink of a 2-0 lead before F-M pulled out the second set 27-25, going on to take the third set 25-18. In girls volleyball, Baldwinsville, back from its weekend trip to a tournament in Lakeland that included a visit to New York City, played just once this week, handling Corcoran Thursday in a 25-12, 25-17, 25-11 sweep.Jenna Garvey had 10 assists, four aces and three digs, with Summer McClintic getting nine assists and five aces. Sydney Aiello also finished with five aces.Overall, B’ville produced 21 aces, four of them from Brooke Clute to go with her four kills. Margaret Dec, Emma LeGault and Katie Naprawa each finished with five kills, LeGault adding two aces.Another tournament appearance followed on Saturday at Horseheads before the girls Bees finish the regular season next week traveling to Cicero-North Syracuse Tuesday and hosting Nottingham Thursday on Senior Night, after the B’ville boys host Jamesville-DeWitt and Liverpool earlier in the week.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img Regrouping just in time, B’ville won the fourth set 25-21 and, in a fifth-set race to 15 points, moved out in front again and ultimately won the match 15-11.Carter Healey set a season mark with 43 assists, aided by a deep and reliable front line. Aidan Priest had 17 kills and six digs, while Bradford Doubleday mixed in 14 kills, four digs and four aces.Curtiss Hey and Adam Lobdell each gained eight kills, while Ben Stisser had six kills and John Morrissey added four digs. On F-M’s side, Andersen Fuller led with 13 kills, just ahead of Cyrus Felton’s total of 10 kills. Aidan Liddell finished with 30 assists.last_img read more

  • Minister Queries NFF over Dismal Outings of National Teams

    first_img*Demands explanation in writingOlawale Ajimotokan in AbujaSports Minister, Mr. Sunday Dare, has rapped chieftains of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) over the inability of the country’s national teams to make major impact in major international tournaments this year.Dare met the leadership of the NFF on Monday and after the brief meeting that lasted barely 30 minutes, the minister demanded that they must hand in a written explanation to the federal government, detailing what was responsible for the poor outing of national teams in four major tournaments. Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare “We need to run a reality check. Nigerians are not happy with our state of football. We must start with the football administration. Nigerians want to see us working proactively to get things working again.“I am not saying we should win at all cost, beyond identifying various issues what do we need to do to deal with these issues. The board has a responsibility. I am asking the board to do surgical examinations of what has gone wrong with our football,” Dare queried.“From stock taking it is now time to render account to Nigerians,” he said even as he warned that:“We need to take very difficult decisions.”The NFF secretariat particularly came under scrutiny for the technical failings of the board.The failure of the Nigerian female and male teams to qualify for Tokyo 2020 football event deflated national ego and caused authority to ask questions.The minister also demanded for the nominal roll of the NFF as it was alleged that the federation has continued to pay some people with expired contracts.He said the ministry’s concern went beyond the dismal performance but was also about the domestic league.NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, was reported to have informed the minister that federation was faced with a toxic situation that affected its administration.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

  • Breakfast & Lunch For Broward Students at Miramar High School

    first_imgMIRAMAR – Broward County Public Schools parents, please be advised that the school district will provide breakfast and lunch at Miramar High School.Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) will provide food to BCPS students. Breakfast will be offered from 8 – 10 a.m., and lunch will be offered from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.The meals will be provided during regular school day closures, which are:• Monday, March 16• Wednesday, March 18• Thursday, March 19It is important to know that the one place for all information related to the COVID-19 and impact/plans for Broward County Public Schools is: www.browardschools/coronavirus.com – This is a ONE STOP SHOP for THE LATEST INFORMATION YOU MAY NEED !!!last_img