Gold Coast property: soak up the view from Burleigh Heads penthouse

first_imgVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 3:08Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -3:08 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenHow will COVID-19 compare to other market downturns03:08IT’S bigger than your average house, features multimillion-dollar views and is in one of the hottest suburbs on the Gold Coast.Welcome to the Ivory penthouse – an impressive 610sq m of ocean frontage on Ivory’s ninth and tenth floors. Dining and lounge. One of the bedrooms. Entertain in style. The rooftop pool. Luxury appointments, an extensive rooftop terrace and picturesque 360 degree vista defines the two-level residence.Floor-to-ceiling windows allow the breathtaking views of the ocean, skyline and Hinterland to be appreciated from almost every room of the residence.“You honestly can’t beat walking out on the balcony, looking right and seeing straight up to Burleigh Headland,” Ms Walsh said.A wraparound balcony forms the focal point of the open-plan living and dining space serviced by a kitchen with Italian granite surfaces, Miele appliances and an alfresco servery. MORE NEWS: Could this be the best position in Varsity Lakes? 901/200 The Esplanade, Burleigh Heads. Check out that view! Luxury awaits. Floor to ceiling windows allow the view to be appreciated from almost anywhere in the apartment. Gold Coast real estate leaders call for stamp duty reform The rooftop entertaining area. Another area to unwind in.Ivory is a residential-only tower and includes 13 apartments. “You can walk to everything Burleigh has on offer but you’re out on the fringe so you’re not in the hustle and bustle,” Ms Walsh said. “It is a very well maintained and well managed building. “There have been a lot of high network individuals who bought off the plan who still remain in the building and who will never move out. “If you love Burleigh, you love Ivory.” Agent: Katrina Walsh, Harcourts Coastal Features: Two -level penthouse, beachfront, rooftop deck with private pool and spa, media room, wine cellar, four side-by-side car parks Area: 610sq m Online auction: April 22, 11am Inspections: By appointment The location itself might go some way to explaining why marketing agent Katrina Walsh of Harcourts Coastal has had interest from potential buyers across the world.“Developers just can’t build a property of this size with whole floor apartments in Burleigh anymore,” she said.“Try finding a 610sq m floor plan with four car parks in Burleigh Heads on the beachfront – you can’t. “I’ve had interstate and international interested parties who are impressed with the size, views and location.” Standout features include a media room, office, wine cellar, multiple sitting rooms, two powder rooms and three bedrooms with ensuites. The main bedroom includes a dressing room, spa bath and balcony access.Internal stairs take you to the 261sq m rooftop – perfect for entertaining or unwinding with a pool, spa, outdoor shower, covered dining terrace with bar, built-in television and integrated barbecue.“It’s a usable space with protection from the elements,” Ms Walsh said.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 agolast_img read more

Denbighshire County Council: East Rhyl Plans on the Table

first_imgImage source: Denbighshire County CouncilDenbighshire County Council, supported by the Welsh Government’s Coastal Risk Management Program, has drawn up plans to install rock armoring and increase the height of the sea wall along the promenade between Splash Point and the slipway adjacent to Rhyl Golf Club.Construction is expected to take 18 months and start during 2019, subject to planning permission, other necessary consents being granted and funding agreement.“Residents will have the chance to view the plans and comment on them at a drop-in session on October 11 between 10am to 8pm at the Elwy Room, Rhyl Community Fire Station,” said the council.A further event is planned for November 8 at the same venue.Cllr Brian Jones, Denbighshire County Council’s lead member for Highways, Planning and Sustainable Travel, said: “Due to the low-lying nature of East Rhyl, wave overtopping remains the most serious coastal flood risk.”“Short-term resilience measures were undertaken by Denbighshire County Council following the 2013 storms and this project will provide substantial and durable protection in the long term.”Denbighshire County Council commissioned civil engineers Balfour Beatty and flood risk and environmental specialists JBA Consulting to undertake a detailed analysis of the situation to come up with the plans.last_img read more

Australian driver ending latest American racing vacation at IMCA Super Nationals

first_imgHERVEY BAY, QLD. – If there was a long tow award given at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s, Frank Packer would be a shoo-in.The Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod driver calls Hervey Bay in Queensland, on the east coast of Australia, home. He’ll end his latest extended racing vacation to the United States by racing at Super Nationals for the first time.“I like the close competition. All the cars in this class are fairly even and that’s what attracted me to it,” Packer said. “I originally planned to race about 25 times but now it looks like we’ll be able to get in more than 30 nights.”He’s a teammate of Modified driver Jon Snyder and has lived with Snyder’s parents in rural Boone since arriving in the United States in June.“I helped John at Super Nationals last year,” Packer said. “When we got there the track was flooded. There was water everywhere. I was impressed with how they got the track ready, the number of cars, the driving style, the number of people camping, everything there.”Their travels this season have included weekly stops at Marshalltown Speedway, Boone Speed­way and Southern Iowa Speedway and trips to special events at 141 Speedway and Luxemburg Speedway in Wisconsin, Hamilton County Speedway and Hancock County Speedway.Packer’s best feature finish was third, at Marshalltown on July 10. He was a heat winner at Boone on Aug. 1.“That night at Boone was one of my highlights this season,” Packer said. “I’ve always wanted to race here and to get a heat win was really satisfying.”Packer started racing a production sedan, similar to a Stock Car, at the age of 17. He took time off from the sport after starting his own plumbing business.Now 54 years old and retired, he’s made nine visits to the US and taken in races ranging from Sprint Cars at Knoxville to NASCAR to southern-style Late Models.What caught his attention about IMCA was the rules and the emphasis on affordability.“It’s unbelievable how many races I get on a tire here. Tires are $260 each back home,” he explained, adding a plug for the work done on racing surfaces here in the states.“Australian tracks are usually shorter than Boone. The surface at my local track is decomposed granite, which is more suitable for motorcycles,” Packer said. “When you race here, you pretty much know what the track is going to be like from hot laps to the heat and then the feature. Back home, track prep is more of a crapshoot.”He’ll start the journey home to Australia on Sept. 14 and has already made plans for coming back to Boone in 2016.“I’ll do it all again next year, the weekly shows, Wisconsin and Britt,” Packer said. “What I don’t know yet is if I’ll be in a Modified or a Northern SportMod. I’ve talked to Chase Allen and he wants me in one of his cars.”last_img read more

Klitschko drills Holyfield in gym

first_imgRelatedPosts Mike Tyson comeback fight postponed Mike Tyson beats up seven prostitutes Mike Tyson to face Roy Jones Jr Evander Holyfield has been spotted in the gym with former heavyweight champ Wladimir Klitschko as the veteran continues to gear up for a sensational return to boxing.Ukrainian legend Klitschko has been drafted into his training camp to help him prepare for a potential upcoming trilogy bout with Mike Tyson. Holyfield posted a picture of himself and Klitschko in the gym on Instagram with the caption: “Surround yourself with greatness.”The “Real Deal” hung up his gloves back in 2011, but is now eyeing a sensational comeback later this year against old rival Tyson, more than 20 years after their last meeting.The “Baddest man on the Planet,” 53, is also back in shape and gearing up for a return to the ring.In 1996 and 1997, Holyfield beat Tyson twice, with the second fight ending in disqualification after ‘Iron Mike’ bit his opponent’s ear.In a video recently posted on his social media channels, titled: “Team Holyfield preparing for battle,” the American is seen shadow boxing in the ring, working the pads with his trainer, hurling huge chains and lifting weights. The clip ends with his trainer, former world light heavyweight champion Antonio Tarver, saying: “The real deal is back, baby.”Holyfield has also been challenged to a scrap by Riddick Bowe.The veteran pair could get it on for a fourth time if the 52-year-old gets his way.The American told SunSport: “It’s official. Actually, let me put it this way: I am officially back and want to and will fight.“Come on Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield….” Promoter Frank Warren, who put on a couple of UK fights with Tyson in the early 2000s, branded the potential Holyfield bout a “freak show”.Tags: Evander Holyfieldmike tysonWladimir Klitschkolast_img read more

Going green

first_imgMembers of CALPIRG hand out energy efficient fluorescent lightbulbs to students on Trousdale Parkway on Thursday in honor of Earth Day. Their booth featured a large windmill and information on stopping climate change. A number of other businesses and groups were also on Trousdale to promote sustainability and environmental awareness. The event was part of USC’s Earth Week.Sunil Murali | Daily Trojanlast_img

USG candidates hold forum

first_imgUSC’s Program Board, Undergraduate Student Government Elections and six other campus organizations hosted an open diversity forum between the USG candidates and students on Monday night.Real talk · USG candidates (from left to right) Brigid Kelly, James White, Jasper Abu-Jaber, Rini Sampath, Andrew Menard, Logan Heley and A.J. Pinto discuss issues of diversity among students on campus. – Hailey Sayegh | Daily TrojanThe third annual USG candidate diversity forum, held in the Rosen Family Screening Theatre, gave students a chance to ask questions on race, sexuality, gender and class.The USG presidential and vice-presidential candidates present at the forum were Andrew Menard and Rini Sampath, James White and Brigid Kelly, Logan Heley and AJ Pinto. Write-in candidate Jasper                     Abu-Jabar, whose vice-presidential running mate, Harrison James could not make the event, was also present.Representatives from the Women’s Student Assembly, the International Students’ Assembly, the Latina/o Student Assembly, the Black Student Assembly and the Queer and Ally Student Assembly were also in attendance at the forum.Jonathan Wang, assistant director of Asian Pacific American Student Services, was the moderator, and Kaya Masler, co-executive director of the WSA hosted the event.The forum began with a brief introduction of the USG presidential and vice presidential candidates, along with Providence Ilisevich, a Greek senator candidate, and Aziz Akbari, a residential senator candidate, both of whom were not on the panel.When asked to explain whether USC is a diverse campus for all, the candidates had varying opinions. All of the candidates, however, agreed and acknowledged a need for USC to be more welcoming and accepting of everyone who steps foot on campus.“USC is a diverse place in a sense,” James White said. He added, however, “I do not feel that [USC] is a place that promotes and appreciates diversity.”Many of the answers from candidates seemed to go back to the same central issues of inclusion, fairness and student involvement.All of the candidates advocated for students to be more involved in the administrative choices on campus. They also wanted to reach out and represent different types of students.Shyann Murphy, a member of the executive board of WSA, was one of two students who asked a question during the Q&A of the forum open to the general audience.Murphy said she attended Monday night’s forum to get a better sense of the candidates’ positions.“I think it was nice to see the true colors of the candidates [when they] answer questions that they were not prepared to answer,” Murphy said.Gloria Kim, executive director of APASA, said a lot of the issues the candidates addressed had not been addressed on the campaign and that it was a great space for the conversation to get started.Alison Chang, assistant director of the APASA, was not as impressed with the forum. She did, however, mention that she was pleased to finally hear the candidates talk about some diversity issues.“To be honest, I don’t think a lot of our questions were answered, but it was good to at least hear them talk about it for once,” she said.last_img read more

PDC quarter finals stage

first_imgFirst up, defending champion Michael Van Gerwen takes on the ninth seed, Robert Thornton. That’s followed by the meeting of Gary Anderson and last year’s beaten finalist, Peter Wright.last_img

HBLB anticipates 40% drop in Levy reserves

first_img The Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) has confirmed that reserves held to support the sport through difficult times will be 40% lower than pre-pandemic levels.Reported by The Guardian, the Board’s chief executive Alan Delmonte revealed that reserves are predicted to be around £30 million by the end of December, having been around £50 million in March.“That shows you what’s happened to them in the nine months to the end of this year. That’s the sort of call that’s been made on them,” Delmonte told The Guardian.It highlights the growing pressure on the sport to allow crowds to return. Last month, HBLB made a ‘substantial increase’ in its prize money for the remainder of the year, with allocations said to rise by 50%.Delmonte acknowledged that if there wasn’t a marked improvement in the current situation for racing, then things would become ‘very difficult’. Discussing how the levy figures have fluctuated in recent years, the HBLB CEO said: “The highest that they’ve been in recent times is probably where they were just before Covid started.“That figure of £30m sounds quite healthy but there’s a world of difference between £30m with the arrow pointing upwards and the same figure when the arrow’s pointing downwards. We’ve always said we don’t want to be in a position where we ourselves are starting to worry about where the next pound is coming from because the effect that it has on industry confidence is quite significant, so we don’t want to over-commit.”Looking forward, Delmonte said that racing must gain clarity from racecourses over prize money contributions, as well as ‘a return to some sort of paying crowds on a sustainable basis, which helps to make the racecourse contributions possible’.Highlighting that betting turnover figures have been encouraging since racing’s resumption in June, Delmonte said. “But that can’t be assumed to continue, in an environment where we know that the furlough scheme is coming to an end in the autumn. You just don’t know what the effect will be on consumer spending and confidence.”HBLB’s decision to increase prize money commitment will help get total prize money to approximately two-thirds of the normal level for the final third of the year.Delmonte concluded: “No one is suggesting that’s enough in the longer term to maintain owner interest and confidence but that’s the sort of ball park that we’ve had in mind. If you get to two-thirds of the normal and you’ve managed to restore the minimum prize money values throughout the sport at every class except for the very top, which is 75% of the norm, that at least gives you something where you can say, there’s a structure, there’s an aspiration and people can see where we’re trying to get to.“But that just buys you four months with the hope that things start to turn the corner in early 2021.” Related Articles StumbleUpon Share HBLB ups prize money commitment by 50% July 31, 2020 HBLB funds additional fixtures as racing returns June 3, 2020 Submit HBLB gives £3.2m boost to UK racing August 13, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

Ikea partner with Area Academy’s and Unyq to create esports furniture

first_imgWorking alongside American 3D design company Unyq, and Swedish based educational activities company Area Academy, Ikea will produce a line of furniture designed specifically for esports.Area Academy organise camps for esports in collaboration with schools that wish to use esports as a tool to educate children. The company has used its esports expertise to assemble a panel of esports people from older pros to young future stars to advise Unyq and Ikea about how to create the furniture.Speaking about the partnership, Tommy “Potti” Ingemarsson, CEO of Area Academy had this to say: “When designing for esports players, one must remember that a gamer is not just a youth. Many people who play are actually in their 30s. The idea of this and the cooperation with Unyq is that you can scan your body and customize the furniture for each individual, users can also adjusting colour and appearance”He continued “I spent several years sitting on a kitchen chair when I started playing and it was not very good. The furniture is a big part of everyday life for an esports player and using the wrong furniture can damage both your back and your posture.”Ikea has clearly seen a huge market that they can sell to, in this young and mostly online demographic, Ikea stated that: “There are about 2 billion gamers around the world and that group needs functional ergonomic, tailored furniture for their everyday lives. The purpose of the new furniture collection is to explore how personalisation and home decoration can change the lives of all gamers out there”Marcus Engman, Design Manager at Ikea had this to say:  “We are curious about how furniture combined with technology can improve gaming and life around it. We think we’ve found the right players to collaborate with to succeed.”Esports Insider says: This is huge for everyone involved, it cannot be understated how big of a deal Ikea is in Sweden, so getting them involved in esports, even just making furniture is massive. If this experiment works from an Ikea point of view, the possibilities are endless for what the future could hold.Sign up to our newsletter!last_img read more

Spurs medical staff followed protocol on head injury – Pochettino

first_imgTottenham’s medical staff followed the correct protocols before allowing Jan Vertonghen back on the pitch after his head injury, says Mauricio Pochettino.Vertonghen collided with team-mate Toby Alderweireld and Ajax’s Andre Onana during the Champions League semi-final.He was treated for five minutes on the pitch and attempted to continue playing but was eventually helped off by medical staff after appearing unwell.“Of course I was worried, it’s normal,” said Spurs boss Pochettino.“For me the most important thing is the health of the player,” he added. “In that moment the doctor decides it’s OK. The medical staff are the boss on the decision.”Referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz had asked for confirmation to allow Vertonghen to return to the pitch but the centre-back was hunched over as he swiftly signalled that he would be unable to continue playing.No ambulances were called to the stadium and Vertonghen was later seen walking freely through the media zone after the match.“I wasn’t involved. It was the doctor’s decision,” said Pochettino. “The rules and the protocols are there. Our medical staff followed the protocol.“He’s OK. We hope it is not a big issue. He walked away from the stadium. We know we have to keep watching and monitoring him because it was a big knock.”What are Uefa’s protocols? Referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz sought confirmation from Tottenham’s medical staff before letting Jan Vertonghen return to the pitchAccording to Uefa’s concussion protocol, “in the event of a suspected concussion, the referee stops the game for up to three minutes, to allow the injured player to be assessed by the team doctor.“A player will only be allowed to continue playing on specific confirmation by the team doctor to the referee of the player’s fitness to carry on.”In this instance, referee Mateu Lahoz stopped play for five minutes and received confirmation before allowing Vertonghen to re-enter the game, after the correct protocols.Ex-Aston Villa striker Dion Dublin told BBC Radio 5 Live: “I had so much concussion during my career. You have to stay still and do exactly what you are told. Going back on the pitch was incredibly risky for Vertonghen because if there was any challenge near him, it could have been terrible.“If the player is saying he is OK, it is difficult for a medical professional to say ‘no you cannot go back on.”–Source: BBC Sportlast_img read more