These villas have it all — location, views and rock star history

By on October 6, 2020

first_imgThe stunning kitchen in the Shea Residences at St. Lucia, also showing the exclusive lift from the basement carpark.Back in its time the property boasted five bedrooms, six bathrooms, several kitchens, multiple living rooms and lots of fame.By the end of this year it will be home to an approximate $50 million, 28 luxury three-bedroom villa development, each with their own private lift from the basement.Scott and Karen Amos and their two teenage children, have recently purchased a three-bedroom residence at Shea Residences, with the thought of potentially downsizing when they reach retirement age.“We’ve purchased it as an investment but we also have it there if and when we decide to downsize and the kids leave home,” Mr Amos said.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor7 hours ago“From an investment perspective I think it will do pretty well because of its location, elevation and quality of the developer.”Mr Amos said he heard about the development through a contact with some expert knowledge and having grown up in St. Lucia he was more than happy with the location.“Parts of St. Lucia are quite elevated, so you get some very good city views and I think it’s one of the picks of the western suburbs and is a lot closer to the city than most people think,” Mr Amos said.Sunland managing director Sahba Abedian said construction was on track for completion later this year, with the development set to bring an entirely new housing typology to Brisbane.“The historic sandstone pavilion has been preserved and will be transformed into a stunning resident amenities building complete with a private cinema, lounge and entertaining kitchen overlooking the pool,” Mr Abedian said.More than 100 years ago the pavilion formed the main entrance to the administration building of what is now known as the Queensland University of Technology in the CBD.It was relocated in the 1980s by the original builders of the “Pink Palace” to the extensive gardens.Established in 1983, Sunland’s landmark projects include the Palazzo Versace at Main Beach and Q1 at Surfers Paradise. IF LAND sites could talk then this one would have a very long and intriguing story to tell, but the book hasn’t closed yet as it adds another chapter to its pages.Construction has started at Shea Residences at St. Lucia, what was once home to the “Pink Palace”, a popular stopover for rock stars such as Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Cher and Billy Joel.last_img read more

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Three matches billed for Hamilton Green football at Victoria ground

By on September 19, 2020

first_imgTHE Hamilton Green Cup knock-out football tournament will continue on Sunday at the Victoria ground, East Coast Demerara with a triple-header beginning at 17:00hrs.In the opening game, Georgetown’s Western Tigers, who placed third in the recently concluded Corona football tournament, will face East Bank’s Soesdyke Falcons. The second fixture brings together Mahaica Determinators of East Coast and Riddim Squad of East Bank.In the feature game from 21:00hrs Ann’s Grove of East Coast will tackle their East Coast counterparts Bakewell Buxton.In the last set of matches played at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground in Linden, home sides Winners Connection and Milerock booked quarter-final spots with comprehensive victories over Kuru Kururu (4-0) and Soesdyke (3-0) respectively.Keon Sears had recorded a brace for Winners Connection in the 24th and 31st minutes, while Marlon Davidson (5th) and Quintin Andries (15th) were the other goalscorers for Winners Connection.In the feature game, Denzil Fordyce of Milerock had found the back of the opposition’s net in the 15th and 72nd minutes. The other goal was scored by Royston Fraser in the 84th minute.Meanwhile, the competition will continue on October 1 with another triple-header, this time at the Georgetown Football Club, where Santos of Georgetown will challenge Uitvlugt of West Coast Demarera, Police will face Den Amstel and GFC will take on Golden Grove.last_img read more

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Trump Executive Order denied by appeals court

By on August 31, 2020

first_imgA federal appeals panel has maintained the freeze on President Trump’s controversial immigration order, meaning previously barred refugees and citizens from seven majority-Muslim countries can continue entering the United States.In a unanimous 29-page opinion, three judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit unanimously denied arguments made by attorneys for President Trump’s administration for reinstating the ban on immigrants from seven mostly Muslim countries.The travel ban was originally imposed on travelers to the US from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen in an executive order signed by President Trump last month.Attracting strong domestic and international opposition from its inception, last week a court In Seattle, Washington, placed a stay on the executive order. The Trump administration appealed the Washington court’s order to the 9th Circuit Court in San Francisco, California. After hearing arguments for and against the travel ban last Tuesday, the 9th Circuit ruled against the Trump administration. This means the hold on the travel ban remains in place.In a response to the announcement of the appeal court’s ruling on Thursday evening, President Trump tweeted, “SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!” He later told reporters the judges  made “a political decision.”In its ruling the judges countered the argument made by the attorney for the Trump administration that the ban should be lifted for national security reasons, and any argument that the courts could not rule against the president on immigration policies “runs contrary to the fundamental structure of our constitutional democracy.”On the other hand, the court did not support arguments made by the Washington court that the ban was one against Muslims entering the US. In its ruling the court stated it was premature to make such an assessment.Although the Trump administration has not made their immediate plans following the 9th District Court ruling, the opinion by most legal analysts and observers is that the administration will advance the matter to the US Supreme Court for its ultimate ruling.last_img read more

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What does NBA’s 2-minute report say about the calls in Warriors’ loss to T-Wolves?

By on December 20, 2019

first_imgJust like the Warriors, the NBA watched the replays of the finals calls of the Warriors’ overtime loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday. Unlike the Warriors, the NBA believes the officials made the right call on the final two plays of overtime.The NBA’s two-minute report said that it made the correct call when official Marat Kogut ruled that Minnesota’s Keita Bates-Diop committed a foul on Kevin Durant before he released a 3-point shot that otherwise could have tied the game at 130 …last_img read more

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Brand South Africa invites media to JCI Conference

By on December 18, 2019

first_imgJohannesburg, Wednesday 04 May 2016 – On the margins of the 2016 Junior Chamber International (JCI) Africa and Middle East Conference, Brand South Africa will host the ‘ Active Citizenship Workshop’ which seeks to explore ways on how young people can play their part to develop their communities as part of building vibrant competitive nations.Annually, the Conference unites at least 1000 young active citizen from more than 50 partner countries to participate in inspirational sessions, impactful workshops, official General Assembly  meetings and fun-filled events to share best practices, exchange ideas and determine the future of  the dynamic organisation.The ‘Active Citizenship Workshop’ which envisions youth as partners in progress for socio-economic development initiatives, will harness effective youth development practices to engage youth in the active roles they can partake in as part of social cohesion and active citizenship. Following the ‘Active Citizenship Workshop’ – Brand South Africa’s CEO, Mr Kingsley Makhubela will deliver a keynote address on Nation Branding. Refer to the below for details on times and the venues of the aforementioned events.Brand South Africa invites media to join us for the following engagements on 05 May 2016:Event 1: Brand South Africa hosts the Active Citizenship WorkshopDate: Thursday 5 May 2016Time: 10h00 – 13h00Venue: Sandton Convention Centre – Bill GallagherEvent 2: Brand South Africa’s CEO addresses the youth on how they can play their part in Nation Branding for competitivenessDate: Thursday 5 May 2016Time: 10h00 – 13h00Venue: Sandton Convention Centre – Bill GallagherRSVP for both events: Tsabeng Nthite on [email protected] or call on 076 371 6810.last_img read more

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South Africa Nigeria Investment Conference

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first_imgSouth Africa and Nigeria, the biggest economies on the continent, have both concluded elections and governments in both countries are, with a renewed mandate, looking at the road ahead.Despite their size and potential, the nations are in low-growth trajectories currently, with GDP in Nigeria expected to be 2.1% according to the IMF, which puts South Africa’s growth at a likely 1.2% this year, down from its original forecast of 1.4%.But while these two African giants may be growing at well below their potential, they remain pivotal states in the continental firmament.According to Brand South Africa, the total African GDP/economic output in 2017/18 was $2,175bn. Of this, South Africa’s output was $295bn and Nigeria’s $405bn. It Egypt’s GDP output of $332bn is added, these three countries contribute nearly 50 percent to Africa’s total economic output.For this reason, it is imperative for Africa’s leading economies to find new and inspiring ways of supporting, enhancing, and deepening trade and investment, and building business partnerships to underpin greater African integration and human development.The relationship between the countries has been complex and dogged by issues on both sides but there is always an opportunity to address these challenges and build a vital relationship to the benefit of both countries.In this regard, the South Africa-Nigeria Business Chamber hosted the South Africa-Nigeria Investment Conference yesterday on 24 June 2019 as part of its mandate to build bridges between the two countries. The event enabled discussions on a range of issues related to trade, investment and business requirements, with a specific focus on the Nigerian market.Nigeria remains a key export destination for South Africa, which exported goods valued at R6.4bn in 2016 while Nigerian exports to South Africa totalled R30.4bn. In 2017, South African exports were valued at R5.7bn against R22.8bn imports from Nigeria, which is a major supplier of crude oil to Pretoria.The keynote speaker was top Nigerian economist and analyst Dr Doyin Salami with the line up at the one-day event having included Ralph Mupita, CFO of the biggest South African investor in Nigeria – MTN, Sola Adegbesan from Standard Bank, Celeste Fauconnier from Rand Merchant Bank, Nick Ndurito from Allan Gray, Sifiso Nzimande from Transnet, Margaret Dawes from Sanlam Pan African and Alan Mukoki from SACCI.Nigerian speakers also included Yewande Sadiku, CEO of the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission, property expert Bode Adediji, Ebele Eunwa who is rolling out a chain of supermarkets in Nigeria and Omosalwea Adeyemi from one of the fastest-growing fintech companies globally, Flutterwave.last_img read more

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Microsoft Buys Into Mimvi To Help Show You Windows Phone 8 Apps

By on December 15, 2019

first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#Microsoft#mobile The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces markhachman Microsoft invested in Mimvi on Tuesday, designed to improve its app discovery capabilities for Windows Phone 8. For if developers build the most wonderful apps for Windows Phone 8, but no one sees them, what happens? Everyone loses.Microsoft made an unspecified investment into Mimvi on Tuesday, almost certainly in an attempt to improve app discovery on Windows Phone 8 as the software giant prepares to launch its latest operating systems.Specifically, Mimvi will develop a number of products and services to complement the Windows Phone 8 apps that will be hosted on Microsoft’s Windows Azure public cloud, the two companies said. The agreement also involves Microsoft making undisclosed investments in Mimvi in the form of engineering services, software and cash.As history has proven, a vibrant app ecosystem is essential to spur adoption of a phone platform. The number of apps published to Microsoft’s Windows Phone app store, by one estimate, was just over 100,000 in June. But just over 77,000 were available to U.S. users. AppBrain estimates that over 520,000 Android apps are available, with a quarter of them ranked as “low-quality” apps that are likely to be removed. Apple’s App Store now plays host to 700,000 apps, the company said at its iPhone 5 launch.At the same time, Microsoft’s share of the U.S. smartphone market shrank from 4.0% to 3.6% in July, the most recent numbers available from comScore. Google’s Android holds 52.0%, versus 33.4% for Apple’s iOS.Pushing the best apps in front of users has to be a priority for Microsoft. And that’s where Mimvi comes in. What Is Mimvi, Anyway?Essentially, Mimvi’s front page is an app search engine, complete with a minimalist white page, a large logo and an unadorned search box. Type in “Bejeweled,” for example, and the site returns a list of results, ranked by relevance, with a left-hand nav bar available to filter out apps running on iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone – and even Facebook and Web apps. Each listed app links directly to the app’s marketplace, so that a search for the Android receipt app, Lemon, clicks directly into Google Play.  Each app also comes with a “star” ranking of one to five, although Mimvi apparently curates its own results; Lemon for Android, for example, claimed that 304 people had voted it a total of of four stars, while Google Play claims 3,750 have awarded it an average of 4.5 stars.Mimvi is also preparing to launch Mimvi Echo, billed as a “a unique and proprietary technology that matches mobile apps to Web content,” apparently to suggest apps based on what the user is either reading or searching for. Echo might suggest an app like Income Tax Calculator 2011-2012 when a user searches for tax preparation software.In August, Mimvi acquired Lone Wolf, a “social innovator” that will collaborate on Mimvi Echo.“We believe that the combination of Lone Wolf and its Smash Networks product with our contextual search and recommendation technology will provide Mobile App developers a complete marketing and distribution solution and will help developers deliver a compelling proposition to millions of people on a daily basis – eliminating their reliance on app stores and other search sites for Mobile App discovery,” said Michael Poutre, Mimvi’s chief executive.The “SuperPlatform” that the two companies will deliver will free consumers from a reliance on app stores, the two companies claimed at the time. Representatives from Mimvi and Microsoft were not available to comment at press time.Windows 8 And Windows Phone 8 – Better TogetherMicrosoft has also set out to push developers hard to create apps for the Windows 8 platform. On Sept. 22, Microsoft brought together 2,567 developers at a single location in India to compete in Windows AppFest – a non-stop 18 hours coding marathon for developing Windows 8 applications. The effort earned Microsoft the somewhat dubious Guinness World Record for Most Participants in a Software Development Marathon in One Location. According to the unofficial WinAppUpdate blog, there are now 2,079 Windows 8 apps available internationally.That’s important, because Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 will partially share a common code base. Known as “the common core,” it represents a shared set of code between Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 that will allow developers to write an app once for Windows 8 and make minimal changes to port it to Windows Phone 8. Apps will share drivers and hardware, including multicore processors.“The net of this, in our opinion: We will see more apps, bigger apps coming faster, and we will see bigger, more beautiful apps running on Windows Phone running faster than ever before,” Joe Belfiore, the Microsoft vice president who is responsible for Windows Phone, said in June.But if no one knows those apps are there, Microsoft loses – hence the investment in Mimvi. Related Posts last_img read more

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Grizzlies GM: Chandler Parsons chose option to continue rehab in LA

By on November 27, 2019

first_imgSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LATEST STORIES View comments Reporter nabs NBA job she’s dreamed of since age 11 Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Dunleavy did not immediately return messages from The Associated Press on Sunday night.Parsons was the Grizzlies’ big free agent signee in July 2016, with Memphis believing it finally had the 3-point threat the team has lacked for years. Parsons has been nothing but a disappointment with injury after injury. Before signing with Memphis, Parsons had never played fewer than 61 games in a season in the NBA with stints in Houston and Dallas.At media day in September, Parsons said he thought his knee issues were past him after playing with no limitations during the summer.“Let’s face it, the last two years have gone horribly and not the way I planned, but the reasons why I came to Memphis are still all intact,” Parsons said then.Parsons last played for Memphis on Oct. 22, going scoreless in just over six minutes in a win at Utah. Now the Grizzlies have lost five straight and are 2-8 over their last 10 games. They have dropped to 12th in the Western Conference after sitting atop the West at 12-5 in late November.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño It’s been a busy few days for the Grizzlies.Wallace apologized Thursday for an apparent altercation in the locker room between Garrett Temple and Omri Casspi after a loss to Detroit the night before. Hours later, the Grizzlies traded for guard Justin Holiday , sending guards MarShon Brooks and Wayne Selden Jr. along with second-round picks in 2019 and 2020 in the deal.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games openingcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion File-This Dec. 10, 2018, file photo shows Memphis Grizzlies forward Chandler Parsons (25) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Denver. Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace said Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, that Parsons has chosen to continue rehabilitation in Los Angeles out of the options Memphis gave the 30-year-old forward. Wallace issued a statement Sunday night after ESPN.com reported that the Grizzlies and Parsons had agreed to a split.(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace says Chandler Parsons has chosen to continue rehabilitation in Los Angeles out of the options Memphis gave the 30-year-old forward.“We will continue to monitor Chandler’s progress,” Wallace said in a statement Sunday night.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ Wallace issued his statement just hours after ESPN.com reported that the Grizzlies and Parsons had agreed to a split, with Parsons leaving Memphis while his agent, James Dunleavy, and the team negotiate an end to his contract.The Grizzlies GM says they met with Parsons and spoke with both the forward and his representation numerous times during the forward’s rehab on how to “integrate a healthy and effective Chandler” back on the court.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion“In the last of these conversations, we presented Chandler clear options for him and his representatives to choose, which included a short three-home-game stint for the Memphis Hustle or rehab either in Memphis or in Los Angeles with the training team of his choice,” Wallace said. “Chandler subsequently chose to continue his rehab in Los Angeles.”Parsons has played three games in the third season of the four-year, $94 million contract he signed in July 2016. Limited by injuries, he played a combined 70 games over the first two seasons of that contract, but Dunleavy told The Commercial Appeal on Dec. 28 that Parsons had been cleared and was ready to play. Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola?last_img read more

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Match against China kind of game we need: Constantine

By on November 17, 2019

first_imgNew Delhi, Sep 23 (PTI) India football team head coach Stephen Constantine is upbeat about his side’s international friendly against China next month, saying a match against a strong side would help them prepare well for next year’s Asian Cup. India are scheduled to clash with China in an international friendly on October 13 at the Suzhou Olympic Sports Centre Stadium at Suzhou City, Jiangsu province. “China are a strong team and the match will be a tough test for us. But we need to play these sort of games right now. Getting to play under pressure is important and an away fixture in China is exactly the kind of game we need,” Constantine said “Hopefully, everyone stays free from injury as it’s going to be an important game for the build-up to the AFC Asian Cup in January,” he added. This is the first time ever that an Indian senior national team will be travelling to China. The two nations have till now faced 17 times, all on Indian soil — the last being 21 years ago for the Nehru Cup in Kochi in 1997. India are yet to win a match against China. Out of the past 17 matches, 12 have gone in favour of China while the remaining five were drawn. All India Football Federation (AIFF) General Secretary Kushal Das said that they are looking forward to a “long bilateral footballing relationship with China”. “Globally, India and China are now being looked up to as two of the fastest emerging football markets. The match will usher in a new era in Asian football as this is the first-time ever that the Indian national team will be travelling to play in China. We look forward to a long term bilateral footballing relationship with China in near future,” he said.advertisement “Playing against China in China is a perfect way to gear up for the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019. China are a supremely talented side and it will provide us an opportunity to further gauge ourselves where we stand prior to the Continental Championships.” India are currently ranked 97 in the September FIFA Rankings while China are placed 76th. PTI PDS PDS ATATlast_img read more

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Wrestling No 2 Ohio State looks to rival No 4 Michigan as

By on September 28, 2019

Ohio State’s Luke Pletcher wrestles Paul Glynn in the dual-meet against Iowa on Jan. 21 in the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorA week after a devastating 19-18 loss to No. 1 Penn State, the No. 2 Ohio State men’s wrestling team (12-1, 7-1 Big Ten) will have an opportunity to rebound from the defeat against rival No. 4 Michigan (9-2, 6-1 Big Ten) in a road dual meet at 6 p.m. Sunday.Ohio State lost by one point to the Nittany Lions after taking a 15-5 lead entering intermission, which still looms over the team.“I wanted everyone to hurt, but not that much. I wanted them to hurt because I know you grow from it. But at the same point you don’t want them moping around,” Ohio State head coach Tom Ryan said. “Last week, there was a lot of pain around this facility.”There are four potential rematches between Ohio State and Michigan wrestlers that first took place at December’s Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational that could take place Sunday. Ohio State No. 2 Luke Pletcher won by decision against Stevan Micic 7-5, who is now ranked No. 6 at 133 pounds.Buckeye wrestlers No. 3 Bo Jordan and No. 2 Myles Martin also earned decision victories against Wolverines in Las Vegas. Jordan beat No. 6 Myles Amine 6-4 at 174 pounds and Martin defeated No. 5 Domenic Abounader. No. 5 157-pounder Micah Jordan will have a chance to redeem a 10-3 loss at the meet to Michigan No. 7 Alec Pantaleo.“I watched my match a few times, it was pretty tight going into the third period, I think it was a 3-2 match,” Micah Jordan said. “I just got caught in a suck-back and lost some back points, so I definitely be leary of that position, and also excited to wrestle him again.”Micah Jordan is coming off of a 24-9 technical fall win against Penn State’s Bo Pipher. This weekend he hopes to avenge that early-season loss to Pantaleo.Ohio State’s Joey McKenna rose four spots to No. 7 in the latest rankings after beating Penn State’s Nick Lee last week at 141 pounds. McKenna will face Michigan’s only unranked wrestler, which might be Ohio State’s best opportunity to earn additional points with a technical fall or pin.“I believed in myself, believed I could win. Maybe other people didn’t on paper,” McKenna said about his victory against Lee. “Shushing some of the haters, that’s always fun.”Ohio State’s Kollin Moore remains ranked first at 197 pounds despite suffering a surprise loss to unranked Nittany Lion Anthony Cassar, which was the turning point in Penn State’s comeback victory. “He didn’t have the best week of practice,” Ryan said on Moore’s loss to Cassar. “He just didn’t compete the way [he’s] capable of.”Moore will face No. 13 Kevin Beazley for a shot at redemption from the previous week.Not many people give Ohio State top-ranked heavyweight Kyle Snyder trouble on the mat, but he will have his hands full with No. 2 Adam Coon on Saturday. Coon, listed at 6-foot-6, 285 pounds, towers over the 5-foot-11 Snyder and has not lost yet this season.Ohio State must quickly knock off the disappointment of losing to Penn State, with nine of 10 matches being against ranked wrestlers. read more

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