28 Sep

Cashed-up buyers spend millions on Gold Coast property

first_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51 The property at 26 Southern Cross Drive on Cronin Island has sold for $4 million.A WATERFRONT home on one of the Glitter Strip’s most popular islands is among several properties across the Coast that have fetched hefty prices in the past week.A local buyer snapped up the five-bedroom house on a corner position of Cronin Island for $4 million.Ray White Broadbeach agent Sam Guo, who marketed the property with Julia Kuo, said its location and position facing the Surfers Paradise skyline attracted the attention of prospective buyers. It has some of the best views. MORE NEWS: Jetsons house still up for grabs after world-first auction The agent said the house was in one of the island’s best positions.Meanwhile, a towering four-storey Paradise Waters mansion sold for a multimillion-dollar price before its scheduled auction.Marketing agent Jackson Paradise, of Ray White Prestige, sold the Admiralty Drive home for a whopping $5.7 million.“The buyers are local Gold Coast business people and they are thrilled at securing such a landmark property,” he said.A custom-built Cape Cod-style home at Southport also sold hours before auction for an undisclosed price. It was last advertised with a $4.75 million price tag in December. A local buyer snapped up the property.“This is probably one of the best positions on Cronin Island,” he said.“The buyer had been looking for a property for a while.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa12 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“I had a couple of other interested buyers as well.”Mr Guo has sold nine properties on Southern Cross Drive, which is the island’s only street, and said it was a highly sought after location.The property had been on the market for a total of seven months with various agents before it sold.While it marks a significant sale, property records show it sold for $60,000 less than it last did in 2007. MORE NEWS: Waterfront mansion could mark Coast’s top sale It had been on the market for months with various agencies prior to selling.last_img read more

24 Sep

Benitez, Paulinho back to China and into coronavirus quarantine

first_img A number of foreign players, including Paulinho’s teammate Anderson Talisca and former West Ham United striker Marko Arnautovic – now with Shanghai SIPG – are yet to return. The CSL was scheduled to begin on February 22 but was postponed in January because of the health alert. The Chinese Football Association had been looking at late June or early July as a new start time, but the earliest possible date now looks to be mid-July. However, the Guangzhou Daily on Tuesday said that CFA plans to rescue the season by basing the 16 teams in two groups, in Guangzhou in the south and Shanghai/Suzhou in the east, have been rejected by the government’s top sports authority. Champions League winner Rafael Benitez and former Barcelona star Paulinho have arrived back in China after being locked out by coronavirus, but now face 14 days’ quarantine and an indefinite wait for the season to begin. Paulinho (C) is a key player for Guangzhou Evergrande About a third of the foreign players and coaches in the Chinese Super League have been unable to come back since late March after the country barred entry to most foreigners. Dalian Pro coach Benitez and Paulinho, Guangzhou Evergrande’s Brazilian international midfielder, were two of the highest profile figures stranded abroad. However, former Real Madrid and Liverpool manager Benitez, 60, wrote on the Twitter-like Weibo late Monday that he was “back in China” via Stockholm. The 31-year-old Paulinho, a central figure in Evergrande’s CSL title triumph last season, was pictured landing in China early Tuesday wearing a face mask. Under China’s strict rules to stop the spread of coronavirus – which emerged in the country at the end of last year – all returnees must quarantine for 14 days. Read Also: Sarri targets first Juventus trophy against former club Napoli “In desperation” the CFA is now looking at Dalian in the northeast and Suzhou, near Shanghai, the newspaper reported. China is now battling a fresh outbreak of coronavirus in the capital Beijing, having seen the number of reported deaths and infections decline markedly in recent weeks. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted ContentWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Dronelast_img read more

13 Aug

Iowa high schools’ Class of 2019 ties for top ACT score

first_imgIOWA CITY — Iowa high school students who took the ACT have tied for the best average score in the country with students from South Dakota. The ranking is among states with more than half of students in the Class of 2019 who took the ACT.Two-thirds of the Iowa students who graduated from high school last spring took the ACT. Their average composite score was 21.6 out of a possible 36. That’s slightly about the national average and slightly below the average score among Iowa students in the Class of 2018 who took the ACT.ACT is based in Iowa City. The organization reports a “growing number” of high school graduates in the United States are inadequately prepared for success in college. The national average scores in the math and English sections of the A-C-T were the lowest they’ve been in 15 years.last_img read more

18 Jan

Fernandez ready to fill Roach’s shoes if picked Pacquiao’s head trainer

first_imgLATEST STORIES Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Fernandez said he’s up for the challenge.“I’m always ready. The captain of the ship is not here and as assistant it’s my responsibility to play that role,” said Fernandez in Filipino. “The final word will come from our senator (Manny Pacquiao), but the important thing is that I’m going to start the training.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownFernandez is not only a fixture throughout Pacquiao’s boxing career, but he’s also the eight-division champion’s best friend.On Monday, Pacquiao back-pedalled from his earlier announcement that Fernandez and Nonoy Neri will be his trainers for his fight against Matthysse on July 15 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC “I believe Buboy can do it, can handle it. He knows what to do because Buboy has worked with me since the beginning.”Fernandez said he’s nowhere near the stature of Roach, whom he describes as “the greatest trainer in the world.”“Coach Freddie is legendary and I can’t compare myself to coach Freddie. I don’t think I’m going to see a trainer as great as him.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next During the first stop of his press tour at City of Dreams Manila, Pacquiao said he still hasn’t decided yet as to who his head trainer will be.Pacquiao added that even if he picks Fernandez over Roach, the door will stay open for the American coach in his future fights.“Freddie and I have a good relationship. We’re like family. I’ve not decided yet. Whatever decision I make, still I’m not closing the door on Freddie,” he said. “Whatever decision I will make, it’s just because I want to try Buboy to handle me. But right now, I don’t have a decision yet because I’m still not in training mode. I’m still in press tour mode.”Under Roach’s tutelage, Pacquiao defied the odds and made history with seven world titles in as many divisions.Fernandez doesn’t have the accolades of Roach, who is a seven-time trainer of the year by the Boxing Writers Association of America, but Pacquiao is confident that Fernandez has what it takes to get the job done.ADVERTISEMENT Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Manny Pacquiao trains inside the Wild Card Gym in Hollywood with trainers Buboy Fernandez and Nonoy Neri. PHOTO BY REM ZAMORABy the looks of it, Buboy Fernandez will be Manny Pacquiao’s chief cornerman against Lucas Matthysse on July 15.If that’s going to be the case, Fernandez has big shoes to fill in a role that had belonged to the Hall of Famer Freddie Roach since Pacquiao’s US debut in 2001.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Alab Pilipinas faces Mono Vampire in best-of-five ABL Finals In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast MOST READlast_img read more