Award-winning Alba Terrace in Ascot is almost a total sellout

first_imgAlba Terrace in Ascot.“The buyers to date have predominantly been local owner occupiers seeking a sophisticated and stylish lifestyle, close to the CBD, local cafes and restaurants, boutique shopping and renowned local schools,” she said.The building has a hotel-style lobby decorated with pendant lighting and feature wall artwork. The apartments are open by appointment at 9 Lapraik Street in Ascot. Alba Terrace in Ascot.“We have been looking for a long time and Alba Terrace was ideal for us due to the location and the boutique size of the development, it really has a homely feel,” Ms Fisher said. “Considering we work in high end construction industry, the quality of finishes were very important to us when choosing our next home, and we thought that this project was miles ahead of other developments in terms of quality.” More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours agoAlba Terrace in Ascot.Ms Fisher said the floorplan suited them, along with the large ensuite bathroom.“It just shows that they really had the owner occupier in mind when designing the apartments,” she said.“We chose a ground level apartment with a courtyard which has direct street access, and this was a big thing for us as we have a dog. The courtyard is spacious, great for entertaining and has a grassy area with a landscaped plant bed.“We never thought we would find something to move straight into that we were happy with and that would suit our lifestyle. This is pretty much exactly what we wanted.” Alba Terrace in Ascot.Developed by Effinity, Alba Terrace has 29 two and three-bedroom apartments starting at $548,000.The project recently won the Master Builders Queensland Brisbane award for “Medium Density up to 3 storeys and over 5 dwellings or multiple Class 1 dwellings”.Colliers International project manager Rachel Hutson said residents had been impressed with the final product and exceptional finishes delivered, some of which include bluestone tiled floors, Miele appliances, ducted air conditioning, free standing bath tubs and high ceilings. Rob and Davina Fisher, with their dog Toro, are loving their courtyard of their newly finished apartment in Alba Terraces, Ascot. Photo by AAP: Mark CallejaFIRST residents have moved into a luxury apartment development in Ascot with only seven residences remaining on the market.Davina and Rob Fisher, with their dog Toro, have recently moved into Alba Terrace, impressed with the quality of finish and spacious courtyard.last_img read more

Hot weather and holiday season provides perfect selling conditions on the Gold Coast

first_imgAndrew Bell at The Event earlier this year. Picture Mike Batterham“As always, sellers will still be taking advantage of the peak holiday season on the Gold Coast,” Ray White Surfers Paradise chief executive Andrew Bell said. “January remains our best month for tourism, and with more accommodation coming onto the market, we’re ­expecting record numbers again next year accompanied by another strong buying ­season. “Inquiries traditionally are up 60 per cent during January and we’re expecting next year to be no different.”Mr Bell said while the auction program was being finalised, he was confident of delivering an array of some of the best Gold Coast properties to buyers. “The Australia Day long weekend will be the prime time for buyers to stake their claim on their piece of Gold Coast real estate,” he said. Lucy Cole’s team is holding an auction event on January 25, 2019. Photo by Richard Gosling“They know a lot of people are here on holiday and there are a lot of events happening on the Coast,” Ms Cole said.“We are hosting our event the day before Australia Day as that weekend is extremely busy for the Gold Coast.“We’re the tourist capital — parents generally take time off to spend with their families and start doing their house-hunting research — they look at relocating, check out schools and universities.” Amir Mian Prestige Property Agents’ auction event earlier this year.He has a selection of luxury properties from Paradise Point, Runaway Bay, Surfers Paradise, Tallebudgera and Tamborine set to go under the hammer. “This will be one of the biggest auctions for high-end properties on Gold Coast,” Mr Mian said.The team at Lucy Cole Prestige Properties is hosting their Alfresco Auctions on January 25.Principal Lucy Cole said the holiday season was the perfect time for sellers to promote their properties. MORE NEWS: The tropical oasis that’s hidden in plain sightcenter_img More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa13 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoLuke Henderson and Andrew Henderson of Professionals John Henderson Real Estate. Picture: Jerad WilliamsProfessionals John Henderson Real Estate are taking eight properties to auction on January 22.“On the Gold Coast, January is generally a pretty strong market,” principal Andrew Henderson said.“Other parts of the country take time off, but for us here on the Coast, January is pretty busy.“We will keep working and be open throughout the holidays — for Mermaid Beach, Miami and Broadbeach we find we get a lot of Brisbane and interstate buyers coming here on holidays.” Amir Mian, principal of Amir Mian Prestige Property Agents, is hosting his auction event on January 23. Bidding frenzy at Ray White Surfers Paradise Group’s The Event 2018, in January. Picture Mike BatterhamHOT summer weather and the holiday season provides an ideal backdrop for Gold Coast real estate agents who are gearing up for a bumper selling period. Several agencies host their summer auction events in January, using the Coast’s busy holiday period to target potential buyers.Ray White Surfers Paradise Group is gearing up for its biggest annual auction program, The Event 2019, to be held on January 28. MORE NEWS: Good news for Gold Coast property marketlast_img read more

Rangers assure fans of steady rise to the top

first_imgCoach Salisu Yusuf of Rangers International Football Club has assured the club’ numerous fans that it will be a steady climb off the bottom rung of the NPFL log with a win over visiting Jigawa Golden Stars F.C of Dutse in a rescheduled match day 7 fixture slated for Nnamdi Azikiwe stadium, Enugu. Salisu The vastly experienced gaffer will lead his wards out at ‘The Cathedral’, Wednesday, February 12, 2020, with the three points at stake not negotiable. After two drawn games on the road against table topping Lobi Stars and Akwa United in the last four days, the ‘Flying Antelopes’ look set to annex all three points against the returning premiership boys with new coach Gilbert Opana promising to ruffle some feathers. Coach Yusuf said, “We have done well in our two away matches in the NPFL and I believe that such form will continue. We have to continue from where we stopped by winning convincingly. Sure, in every match one is expected to work extra hard as victory is expected all the time.”Advertisement Loading… He further said, “We know its not going to be an easy match against Jigawa Golden Star but we hope to smile home after the match. We cannot underrate the visitors but we have made winning our watchword. Any team that will beat us must work extra hard because we are not thinking of losing away, not to talk of home. Every team is beatable hence, I have told my players to up their game in every match.” Also speaking ahead of the first encounter between both sides for over a decade, Super Eagles B defense lynchpin, Ifeanyi Nweke said, “We all know the importance of tomorrow’s game even when we have three home games at hand. We believe it will be a very good point for us as we expect a good match from the boys from Dutse. The atmosphere in camp is charged for the maximum points as we are well motivated to get the win. By God’s grace we shall be victorious.” Jigawa Golden stars hit Enugu with some experienced legs in such players as goalkeeper Dami Paul and Papa Idris have two wins on the bounce under new coach, Gilbert Opana, who is just two weeks with club, seats on the 17th position with twenty points from 18 matches while Rangers occupy the 18th position with seventeen points from 14 matches will be banking on the likes of Ibrahim Olawoyin, Israel Abia, Ifegwu Ojukwu and Tony Shimaga to annex the three points at stake and extend its unbeaten run to nine matches. Read Also:CCC: Enugu Rangers make history in Egypt, beat Pyramids Coach Opana said ahead of the tie, “We are in Enugu to play a very good match and expect a good result as well knowing fully that we did not start the season well even as I was not there at the start. My opposing coach is a very sound coach who likes good football so there will be beautiful football at ‘The Cathedral’ on Wednesday.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Beckendorf, Larson, Brown named to Fast Shafts All-Star field

first_imgBoth drivers have made one previous All-Star start, Beckendorf, from Danube, Minn., in 2018 and Lar­son, from Freeport, Ill., last year. They’ll have the top IMCA Modified national point and 40-point win totals, respectively, going into the week of the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. The $1,000 to win All-Star race is Friday, Sept. 11 at Boone Speedway.  BOONE, Iowa – Brandon Beckendorf and Jeff Larson will complete the Fast Shafts All-Star Invita­tional field. The All-Star start will be the fifth consecutive for Brown, his best finish being fourth in the 2017 race. And Kyle Brown of Madrid has been named to the All-Star field replacing Hunter Marriott, now unable to attend Super Nationals.last_img

Dandy seeking Wokingham repeat

first_img “Seanie’s going for the Buckingham. He’s had one run this year and was second at Navan where he ran very well over five,” Marnane said. “He’s going back up to seven, which is probably his trip. He’s in great form and we’re looking forward to running him there. “Jamesie was second in the same race there a couple of years ago. It’s the same owners, so hopefully we can go one better.” Press Association David Marnane has his sights set on Dandy Boy going for a second win in the Wokingham Stakes at Royal Ascot. “He goes for the Wokingham. I was pretty pleased with his run in Naas the other day on ground and over a trip that didn’t suit,” said the County Tipperary trainer. “He’s won two major handicaps over in Ascot and he’s going to take his chance. He’s training every bit as well as he ever has since we’ve had him. Fingers crossed he’ll get his fast ground and a strong-run race. “He won the Wokingham off 106 two years ago. He’s an old star here and always wants to work.” Dandy Boy could be joined by his stablemate Nocturnal Affair, although the latter could first take in the Midsummer Sprint Stakes at Cork on Sunday, if conditions are suitable. “He might be joined by Nocturnal Affair. It was a good first run back behind a good horse of Aidan’s (O’Brien, Guerre) and Maarek up at Naas. He wasn’t beaten far,” said Marnane. “He was a little bit disappointing the last day but that was on softer ground at Cork and he hit his head coming out of the stalls as well. “He’s in at Cork on Sunday. If we got good ground, we might run him there just to see. If it didn’t come up good at Cork we’ll just go straight to Ascot. On his day he’s good. He’s shown up in Dubai and in races like the Portland. We think he’d like a fast-run race as well.” Seanie will also represent the Marnane team at the Royal meeting as he attempts to go one better in the Buckingham Palace Handicap than Jamesie, who was second for the same owner and trainer in the seven-furlong contest in 2012. The eight-year-old lifted the prestigious six-furlong handicap in 2012 and has also tasted success at the Berkshire track in the Victoria Cup back in 2010. Marnane reports Dandy Boy to be in tip-top shape ahead of another important engagement at the course, after showing up well on his latest run at Naas last week. last_img read more

Sevilla give Liverpool Moreno hope

first_img The club’s president Jose Castro confirmed that Brendan Rogers’ side are one of several teams interested in signing the highly-rated 21-year-old, but explained that serious negotiations were yet to begin while emphasising that Sevilla were under no pressure to cash in on the Spain international. “It’s true that there is interest from a number of clubs, above all Liverpool, in him, but we haven’t had proper conversations about selling him,” Castro said in an interview with Spanish newspaper ABC. Liverpool have been told they can sign Sevilla left-back Alberto Moreno – as long as they meet the club’s asking price. “Signing any player from this club has a price and we will decide that price. If Alberto Moreno has to stay at the club he will stay but if a club pays the amount we think is big enough for him to leave, he will leave. But there is no pressure. “We haven’t reached an agreement, but talks haven’t broken down. We’ll wait and see what happens. If Liverpool are interested in the player and pay the right amount, he will be sold.” Last summer Sevilla sold four key players in Jesus Navas and Alvaro Negredo, who both joined Manchester City, plus Gary Medel and Geoffrey Kondogbia, who left for Cardiff City and Monaco respectively. Last season’s Europa League winners have already sold Ivan Rakitic to Barcelona, and Castro made no effort to hide his disappointment at losing one of his top players. The Croatia international moved to the Catalan side for an estimated 18 million euros after failing to agree a new contract with Sevilla. “Selling Rakitic was tough,” said Castro. “He’s a player of such quality and importance to the club, the captain of the team, and when we meet with him we made a superhuman effort to keep him, offering him a contract that was unusual for a club like this one. “He decided he wanted to go elsewhere, and it did not go the way we wanted it too, because the negotiations could have been done differently. “I can assure you that I wasn’t happy at all about Rakitic leaving, because I wanted him to stay here so we could enjoy him, but as he had other ideas, there was little we could do.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Sam Alvarado wins Islesboro Crossing

first_img Bio Latest Posts Donald Trump Jr. to host Holden campaign event – September 18, 2020 Latest posts by (see all) Drive-thru flu shot clinics scheduled – September 18, 2020 ISLESBORO — Sam Alvarado of Lamoine won the third annual Islesboro Crossing for LifeFlight swim on Saturday.Eighty swimmers participated in the 3.1-mile swim from Lincolnville to Islesboro — a fundraiser for LifeFlight of Maine. Each swimmer raised pledge support.Alvarado finished the swim first in one hour and 10 minutes. He raised $350 for LifeFlight.DEFY assistant coach Zach Cravens was Alvarado’s support kayak (required for each swimmer).This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe event raised more than $107,500 for LifeFlight of Maine.Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated where Alvarado is from. He is from Lamoine.Sam Alvarado swims in the third annual Islesboro Crossing for LifeFlight swim on Saturday. PHOTO BY ZACH CRAVENS Real Estate Transfers Week of Sept. 17 – September 18, 2020last_img read more

Doris, Thompson, Bascom impress in the USA

first_imgGUYANA’S 100 and 200 metres record-holder Brenessa Thompson along with triple jump record-holder Troy Doris were among the string of Guyanese athletes who turned in several great performances over the weekend in the USA.Jeremy BascomThe 21-year-old Thompson, competing at the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) level with Texas A & M, clocked 7.43 seconds to win the women’s 60 metres race, while placing fourth in the 200m at the same event, running 23.70 seconds.Doris (16.35 metres) bested a field of strong jumpers to finish top of the podium at the Larry Wieczorek Invitational.Jeremy Bascom (Open/Senior), who competed at the Ocean Breeze Grand Prix, clocked 6.78 seconds to win the 60 metres race and at the same event, Winston George (Open/Senior) was 3rd in the 300m in a time of 33.78 seconds.Stephan James (Mississippi State) finished 9th in the 400m at the Vanderbilt Invitational with a time of 47.97 seconds and Iana Amsterdam (Open/Senior) fouled her first two jumps and jumped 12.66m and was 9th, at the Clemson Invitational, where Christian Coleman broke the 60m world record.Shenika King (Open/Senior) had a busy weekend, first at Gotham Cup where she was third in the 400m in a time of 56.74 secs and second in the 200m with a time of 24.98. She also competed at the Ocean Breeze Grand Prix in the 60m and ran 7.92 seconds, placing fifth.Ken Nelson (Unattached/Junior) ran 50.25 secs to win the 400 metres at the Terrapin Invitational at the University of Maryland.Jenna McCammon (Open/Senior) was seventh in the 60m in a time of 8.61 secs and 12th in the 60m with a time of 7.87 at the Clemson Invitational.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgThere were no positive tests from the 487 administered at the Charles Schwab Challenge to players, caddies and key personnel. There were no fans, either.Monahan called it a phenomenal return, mainly because it was a healthy won.Berger won in a sudden-death playoff when Collin Morikawa missed a 3-foot putt.Morikawa says just because it was a good return doesn’t mean players can ignore that the COVID-19 pandemic remains a threat.NASCAR-HOMESTEAD Fitch Ratings recently affirmed its “A-plus” credit mark for the NFL and its properties in part because of the league’s media deals. Fitch says the NFL estimates each team’s media revenue at $250 million per season. The number gets bigger later in the contract, and each deal is set to expire in the next two years.So, it’s safe to say more than half of the league’s $15 billion in annual revenue comes from the TV deals shared equally among all 32 teams — unlike Major League Baseball, the NBA and NHL.MLB’s attempts to get the baseball season started are being held up in part by a disagreement over how to compensate players in the likelihood that owners will have no fan-related revenue.In other developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic:— Ash Barty has joined the ranks of high-profile players expressing concern over the staging of the U.S. Open while there’s still so much uncertainty around the coronavirus pandemic. The women’s No. 1 hasn’t had the chance yet to defend her French Open title because all elite tennis competition is shuttered. She’s still awaiting clarity on the U.S. Open, which is scheduled to start Aug. 31. Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have aired reservations about the potential restrictions on players and other changes being considered. Barty says “I understand the tournaments are eager to run but keeping everyone safe has to be the priority.” Associated Press Update on the latest sports — An Arizona Coyotes staff member has tested positive for COVID-19 and is isolated at home in the Phoenix area. The teams say the staffer is asymptomatic and feeling well. The team says all other staff members or players involved in phase 2 of the NHL’s testing protocol have tested negative as teams prepare to start voluntary small-group workouts on Monday. NHL mandatory training camps can open July 10, pending an agreement to returning to play later this summer.— Jeremy Jeffress, Jordan Montgomery, Kevin Plawecki could be playing for free this season, earning salaries lower than what they already received as advances. Mookie Betts, George Springer, J.T. Realmuto, James Paxton and Marcus Stroman are likely to find fewer bidders, dollars and contract years as the free-agent market lurches into a free fall next offseason. And all of baseball could be bracing for a spring training lockout and shortened 2022 season after the coronavirus pandemic heightened the likelihood of the sport’s first work stoppage since 1994-95. Denny Hamlin wins on a long day at HomesteadHOMSTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Denny Hamlin found the magic at Homestead-Miami Speedway, once again.Hamlin went to the lead for the final time with 30 laps left and held off Chase Elliott for his record-tying third NASCAR Cup Series victory at Homestead. Former drivers Tony Stewart and Greg Biffle are the other three-time winners.Hamlin is in the club now, after battling Elliott most of the night. Hamlin raced to his third victory of the season and 40th overall.He opened the season with a victory in the Daytona 500 and won at Darlington last month. At Homestead, he led 137 of 267 laps on the 1 1/2-mile track in Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 11 Toyota, finishing 0.895 ahead of Elliott.US SOCCER-NATIONAL ANTHEMU.S. Soccer president addresses repeal of anthem policyUNDATED (AP) — U.S. Soccer President City Parlow Cone has apologized for the federation’s lack of leadership in the fight against racism. Parlow Cone on Saturday discussed the federation’s decision to repeal a policy that required players to stand during the national anthem.The rule had been adopted by U.S. Soccer in 2017 when national team player Megan Rapinoe kneeled during the anthem in support of Colin Kaepernick’s protests of police brutality and racial injustice. It was repealed this week during a special meeting called by Parlow Cone. On Saturday, she apologized to African Americans and other minorities “for us not being leaders in this fight.”AMERICA PROTESTS-NHL‘Long overdue’: White NHL players find their voice on racismUNDATED (AP) — The predominantly white sport of hockey has a checkered history of racism and a culture of not speaking out. The death of George Floyd in Minnesota has changed that.A number of white NHL players have decided to join their black counterparts in discussing the issue. More than 100 players posted statements on social media. Kim Davis is the NHL’s executive vice president of social impact and the highest-ranked African American in the league. She says she thinks many players are realizing the truth about what she calls “the racial pandemic.”VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSTV money gives NFL leg up if fans can’t fill team’s coffersUNDATED (AP) — Timing favors the NFL over other major pro sports leagues in trying to figure out how to keep the coronavirus pandemic from wrecking the 2020 season. America’s most popular sport has another big advantage if the games are played: TV money.While NFL owners could lose billions collectively with limited capacities in stadiums or no fans at all, the league is well positioned financially because of lucrative media contracts approaching $10 billion in a full 2020 season. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditTOUR RETURNSBerger a winner at Colonial, and PGA Tour feels like it, tooFORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The PGA Tour returned after three months and Commissioner Jay Monahan felt every bit a winner as Daniel Berger at Colonial. June 15, 2020last_img read more