Dozens of Gold Coast homes set to go to auction during the Commonwealth Games

first_imgThis Coolangatta property at 38 South Street will go to auction on April 8.Ray White Burleigh Waters sales agent Brent Hodge said its Gold Coast South Network had organised a marketing campaign around the event.More than 20 properties will go to auction on April 8, which would be held at one location in Tweed Heads – well away from the city’s chaos.He said they couldn’t guarantee people were going to “come off the aeroplane and buy property” but thought it was worth a try.Ray White Prestige Gold Coast agents Sam Guo and Julia Kuo have multiple properties set to go under the hammer over the next two weeks.Mr Guo said sellers didn’t want to miss out on the influx of visitors.They had been inundated with requests from buyers to market or auction their homes throughout the Games.“Our clients are hoping they might take advantage of all the interstate (visitors),” Mr Guo said. 74-76 The Promenade, Isle Of Capri, will be auctioned off on April 7.ABOUT 1.5 billion people are turning their eyes to the Gold Coast over the next 10 days, providing a unique opportunity for homeowners to sell their properties.Dozens of auctions have been scheduled throughout the Commonwealth Games to leverage off the hundreds of thousands of visitors expected to flock to the city.Despite road closures and plenty of sporting action, sellers and real estate agents are hoping interstate and overseas visitors will attend auctions to secure their own slice of paradise. 32 Emu Court, Sorrento, will go under the hammer on April 15. 19 Naples Ave, Isle of Capri, will go to auction on April 14. This Mermaid Waters home at 19 Cadence Avenue will go to auction on April 14. 9/17 Marseille Court, Sorrento, will also be auctioned off on April 14.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa18 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoHe said they were hoping to appeal to those who wanted to explore the city while they were here and were interested in buying.“I don’t believe everyone will go to see all the games,” Mr Guo said.However, some agents remained unconvinced that holding auctions during the event would make much of a difference.Professionals Mermaid Beach managing director Andrew Henderson said they would continue to market properties throughout the games but would hold off on auctions until May.“We avoided April,” Mr Henderson, who is also the REIQ Gold Coast zone chair, said.“It’s a great time to promote, we’ve been putting on as much stock as we can.“I just didn’t think it was the right (time to) do auctions with road closures.”Professionals Southport sales consultant Andrew Wright considered pushing one of his properties set to go under the hammer on April 8 back.center_img 27 Knightsbridge West Parade, Sovereign Islands, will go under the hammer on April 8. 47 Gumtree Crescent, Upper Coomera, will also go under the hammer on April 7. 23 Hill Ave, Burleigh Heads, is among one of the first to go to auction throughout the Games on April 7. 13 Glauca Street, Burleigh Heads, will also go to auction on April 15.He was concerned about traffic congestion but said they had already postponed an auction on the property.“It came into consideration because we were actually thinking of cancelling … but we just decided to proceed,” Mr Wright said.“Geographically, that place is a long way from the Southport and Cararra hustle and bustle.“There’s a lot of locals … that are interested (in the property), there may well be some interstate interest as well. But it certainly wasn’t a marketing plan.”Burleigh Miami Realty principal Neil Pasley would have changed the April 15 auction of one of his properties if it were close to a big Games sporting venue.He said the owners chose the date based on personal reasons but it didn’t bother him because it was not near a Games precinct.He didn’t think many visitors would attend.“Most people will either be at the Games or watching it on TV,” Mr Pasley said.“If someone is interested, they’re going to come anyway.” Auctions during the Commonwealth Games: – 23 Hill Ave, Burleigh Heads (April 7)– 47 Gumtree Crescent, Upper Coomera (April 7– 74-76 The Promenade, Isle of Capri (April 7)– 38 South St, Coolangatta (April 8)– 27 Knightsbridge Parade West, Sovereign Islands (April 8)– 19 Naples Ave, Isle of Capri (April 14)– 9/17 Marseille Court, Sorrento (April 14)– 19 Cadence Ave, Mermaid Waters (April 14)– 32 Emu Court, Sorrento (April 15) – 13 Glauca St, Burleigh Heads (April 15)last_img read more

Tan brothers’ ambushes may be connected – police

first_imgBACOLOD City – The murder of businessman Roberto Tan is possiblyconnected to the ambush survived by his brother, former city councilor Ricardo“Cano” Tan a year ago. “It was not just a timing. We saw thatit was carefully planned,” he added. Tan was driving a Nissan Sentra when he was shot five times. He died immediately. The still unidentified gunman fled with his driver-companion. Weeks after the ambush, the counciloragain made headlines when President Rodrigo Duterte linked him to the illegaldrug trade. (With a report fromPNA/PN) Both Tan and his wife survived theattack and only sustained abrasions. Colonel Henry Biñas, the city’s topcop, said Monday that investigators are considering this angle, but but hewould not automatically conclude that this was the reason behind the killing. Roberto “Kaishek” Tan, 70, was gunneddown by two motorcycle-riding men along C. L. Montelibano Drive in GreensvilleI Subdivision, Baragay Estefania around 9:45 a.m. on Sunday. center_img Biñas said investigators of PoliceStation 4 have not received reports of threats on the life of the businessman,but investigators believe the incident was pre-meditated. In the afternoon of Dec. 14, 2018, thecouple was on their way home from the family-owned Campuestohan Highland Resortwhen unidentified men fired at their Nissan Patrol vehicle. “There is a possibility but we are notdirectly relating the killing to that, we’re looking at all angles, includingbusiness,” Biñas said. After the ambush, Tan was unable toattend the remaining City Council sessions until his term expired on June 30this year. Roberto was gunned down exactly a yearafter his brother Ricardo, a former number one councilor of this city, and wifeAnita, were ambushed by at least three assailants.last_img read more

Mulumbu pens new Baggies deal

first_imgWest Brom midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu has signed a two-year contract extension with the Barclays Premier League club. Press Association The 26-year-old DR Congo international has become a key player for the Baggies since his arrival from Paris St Germain in January 2009, and has been rewarded with an improved deal which will keep him at the Hawthorns until 2016 with the option of a further 12 months. Mulumbu had a year to run on his previous contract and head coach Steve Clarke welcomed the player’s decision to extend his stay. center_img “This is good news for everyone connected with West Bromwich Albion,” he told the club’s official website. “Youssouf is a talented player and the fact he is willing to sign a contract extension shows we’re doing the right thing as a club. “Youssouf is an important player for the group – the number of games he’s played in the past few seasons underlines this fact. “The really pleasing thing is that Youssouf should now be coming into his best years as a footballer” Mulumbu helped West Brom gain promotion in the 2009/10 campaign, his first full season with the club, and was named both the fans’ and players’ Player of the Season for his efforts that year. last_img read more

Vautour gets the job done

first_img Press Association Vautour replicated stablemate Faugheen by following up a Cheltenham Festival win at the Punchestown meeting in the Tattersalls Ireland Champion Novice Hurdle. However, it lacked the fireworks of Faugheen’s display earlier in the week as the talented five-year-old, winner of the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at Prestbury Park, stepped up to two and a half miles for the first time and led all the way. Noel Meade’s Apache Stronghold, forced to miss Cheltenham after a setback, emerged as a big threat at one point running to the last, forcing Ruby Walsh to get serious with the 1-3 favourite, who nevertheless won by three and a half lengths. center_img Walsh said: “The ground was quick enough at Cheltenham and some of our horses are not moving as well this week having run there. He lacked the same brilliance, but it’s to his credit that he was good enough to win.” Owner Rich Ricci, who is also responsible for Faugheen, added: “To win when he wasn’t at his best, I’m delighted. I don’t buy that Faugheen is a better horse, maybe he was this week. We’ll go home and sort it all out.” Mullins said: “It’s great to get a win. Jessie (Harrington) had no runner so we had a chance! “That certainly wasn’t anything like his Cheltenham form. Someone said two and a half (miles) was maybe too far, but that can’t be right knowing what he did earlier in the season. Maybe the spectacular run left a mark. I didn’t think he was as impressive. “Having been to Cheltenham and been as impressive as he was, you would have said that today was lovely, but we know what he can do. He wasn’t right at the beginning of the week, he just wasn’t 100 per cent so had a few easy days, maybe everything took its toll. “Ruby said he was a little bit feely and maybe it was a bit firm at Cheltenham for him. These are all things we have to look at. It will be interesting to see what the handicapper says, but I wouldn’t say it was his best performance. “The one owner has so many nice novices so we’ll try and plan for each division next year. We’ve a lot of thinking to do.” last_img read more

Lee pulls out of Brighton move

first_img Brighton chief executive Paul Barber said: “It is extremely disappointing for the club, Sami Hyypia and those of us who worked hard to bring him here, that Sammy Lee has now reversed his decision after agreeing to become assistant manager. “Nobody at our club or Bolton was aware of any interest from Southampton until several hours after we announced Sammy’s appointment as our assistant manager. It’s certainly not a situation any of us have come across before. “Having already agreed his contract and terms with us to start work on Monday, we could have insisted on Sammy serving a notice period but we all feel it would have been counter-productive to do so – and while it’s incredibly frustrating for us we wish Sammy well. “Our focus now is on working with Sami to help him recruit his assistant – while also supporting him to bring in the players he needs to improve the squad for the new season.” Lee apologised for the situation on the Seagulls’ official website as he said: “I was thrilled to be offered the job at Brighton and I was excited at the prospect of working with Sami Hyypia again. “But, totally unexpectedly, I have been given an opportunity to work in the Premier League. “I fully appreciate that this is not an ideal set of circumstances and I am very sorry for the inconvenience and any embarrassment my change of mind, after the announcement was made, has caused. “However, at this stage of my coaching career, the opportunity to work again at the very top level of English football was not something I felt I could turn down. “I hope everyone at Brighton can understand the difficult predicament I found myself in and why I made this decision.” Sammy Lee has done a U-turn and will not be taking up the position of assistant manager with Brighton. The former England and Liverpool midfielder had agreed to leave his role as the head of academy coaching and development at Bolton to take up the position with their Championship rivals following the appointment of Sami Hyypia as boss. However, th e 55-year-old now intends to take a coaching position at a Premier League club – believed to be Southampton. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Gallery: Syracuse loses 3rd straight ACC tournament game

first_imgFor the third time in as many trips, Syracuse lost its Atlantic Coast Conference tournament game. With a 62-57 loss to Miami on Wednesday afternoon at Barclays Center, the Orange (18-14, 10-8 ACC) must await its NCAA Tournament fate. SU is now 2-11 away from the Carrier Dome this season, the worst mark in 41-year head coach Jim Boeheim’s tenure.MORE COVERAGEThe Final Word: Beat writers discuss Syracuse’s 62-57 loss against MiamiJohn Gillon can’t pilot Syracuse offense in ACC tournament loss to MiamiWhat we learned from Syracuse’s 62-57 ACC tournament loss to MiamiJim Boeheim pitches case for Syracuse to make NCAA TournamentSyracuse loses to Miami in ACC tournament and now all the Orange can do is wait Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 8, 2017 at 7:02 pmcenter_img Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

‘SC’s Star Seniors: Q&A with Justin Suh

first_imgRight after nationals [in May] is when I’ll be turning professional, so every tournament and every second counts before then. I don’t regret anything, to be honest. Since freshman year, the goal has always been to become a better golfer. I feel like I’ve done that and progressed — I wouldn’t say slowly, but in a timely manner. Freshman year was a building year. Sophomore year, I was able to get into competition in the lead and the final groups. Junior and senior year, it was all about winning and getting better, getting ready for the next chapter in my life, which is professional golf. The one that sticks out is winning at Rolling Hills [my junior year], that was the Pac-12 Championship. That one sticks out because the past couple of years, we’ve been close at nationals and last year, we didn’t get to nationals. So Pac-12 sticks out to us as one of our bigger wins. For it to be in front of our home crowd, in front of the whole fanbase, it was a very electrifying win we had against a couple of names — [Cal’s] Collin Morikawa and [Oregon’s] Norman Xiong, two of the top players at the time … It was a picture-perfect win for me. It’s an athletic sport. A lot of people might put that as not the right term for golf, but it really is. We’re walking every morning, we all have physical demanding needs in our swing, just to hit the ball further. The training that we do … it’s a mentally and physically demanding sport, and that’s something a lot of people don’t realize because you see casual golf as more of the image of golf. That’s not what it is. We’re competing, we’re grinding out there. It’s a tough sport. Q: Do you have any regrets from the past four years? Q: What is your favorite memory at USC? Just to learn. One of the best pieces of advice that I got was before I came to college — I talked to a friend of mine, [former Stanford golfer and No. 1-ranked amateur] Maverick McNealy. I went through the same path as him, where freshman year was shaky. Senior year, he ended up winning 11 college titles. I asked for his advice before I came to college, and he said, “Just to learn.” Just to learn from the guys that are on your team because everyone’s good at something. Just enjoy college because I can say it now — it went by pretty quick. It’s just been a learning process. For many college students, four years of school can seem to fly by quickly. For student-athletes, grueling workouts, travel and the rigors of competing at the Division I level can make it go by even quicker. In this series, the Daily Trojan sits down with senior athletes playing various sports at USC to discuss their experience over the past four years, from their athletic life to their academic life. This week’s senior is men’s golfer Justin Suh, the No. 1 ranked amateur golfer in the world. Q: What’s one thing about golf that most people don’t know?center_img Q: Do you have any advice for freshman athletes? Q: What have you had to sacrifice in order to be a student-athlete? We practice every morning, Monday through Friday. We wake up [around] 5:30 to 5:45 a.m. We have to drive to the course before traffic, and leave before 6 a.m. We tee off right at 7 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday until 11:30 a.m., get back to campus around noon. Tuesdays and Thursdays we have on-campus practice, wake up around the same time, get to campus around 6:30 a.m., start working until 10:30 a.m. and then weights 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. We have a pretty jam-packed practice schedule, but that’s just what it takes to compete at nationals and perform at the level that we’re at. Q: What’s next for you? We have to sacrifice a lot. Golf especially, we’re on the road probably the most out of any sport here. When we compete, we travel probably four days out of the week. Most of our seasons, we’re traveling weekdays, so we’re missing a lot of school, we’re missing a lot of classes, and that’s something I can’t really get back … I wish I had more time to be more involved in school activities, but the memories I’ve created with my team and with other student-athletes is unregrettable. Q: What is your schedule like? As for the memories and friendships I’ve created at USC, it’s been an unbelievable journey so far. I’ve met such intelligent minds at USC in the business school, in the athletic facility with all our trainers, nutritionists, coaches. There’s nothing to regret.last_img read more

Bajrang Punia in an exclusive interview calls out the bias of referees

first_img 11 months ago Deepak Punia pulls out of World Wrestling Championship due to injury Written By 11 months ago Bajrang Punia, Ravi Dahiya win Bronze at World Wrestling Championships Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Duration 0:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackQuality LevelsFullscreenThis is a modal window. This video is restricted from playing on your current domain Error Code: PLAYER_ERR_DOMAIN_RESTRICTED LIVE TV COMMENT Last Updated: 25th September, 2019 10:32 IST Bajrang Punia In An Exclusive Interview Calls Out The Bias Of Referees In an exclusive interview with Republic TV, Bajrang Punia claimed the referees & organisers were biased and discriminatory in the World Wrestling championship. Bajrang Punia questions the bias of referees favouring powerful wrestling countries. The wrestling star Bajrang Punia has come down heavily on referees and judges of World Wrestling championship calling them ‘cheats and highly discriminatory’. “I missed Gold because referees were cheats. I had clearly won the semi-final bout. And our decision to go for the challenge was right but the referees and organisers were biased and discriminatory and I would say in simple words, cheats,” Bajrang told Republic TV after his return from World Wrestling Championship.Read: Bajrang Punia, Ravi Dahiya Win Bronze At World Wrestling ChampionshipsHigh Time Wrestling Be Made More Transparent: Bajrang PuniaBajrang Punia, who excelled his own record of bagging maximum medals at the World Championship, was not happy at all. “This has been going on for many years. The marginal points always go in favour of traditional powerhouses of World Wrestling. And the clear cut bias can be seen every time. It’s high time wrestling be made more transparent with clear rules and regulations. At the moment, its heavily loaded in favour of some the Middle East and East European countries. Not good for wrestling,” he observed.Read: WFI Writes To UWW Following Bajrang Punia’s Defeat, Asks For ReviewBajrang, who got the Khel Ratna award but could not attend the ceremony due to World Championship, said he was honoured to get the award which should have come last year. “Just like getting the award a year late, I hope the rules favouring powerful wrestling countries also change, “I missed gold because of these policies and I can never forgive and forget that,” he added. Bajrang said he would like to strengthen his legs and his game would further improve. “Yes, there is one area of development. Olympics is my target now. Will train to the extreme to improve and go all out to bag a medal at the Olympics. I cannot assure you the colour of the medal but yes its coming in Tokyo. Bajrang Punia assures you that,” thundered the triple World Championship medallist.Read: Bajrang, Ravi Seek Bronze After Booking Tokyo 2020 Olympics Berths’Wrestlers Are Second to None’Bajrang, who has won maximum medals for India in men’s category like PV Sindhu has won in women’s category across all sports, is World number one in 65 kg category. “Without a World Championship gold and Olympic medal, the journey won’t be complete,” he noted. He has a unique record of winning back to back Commonwealth Games and Asian Games gold medals in 2018 after winning silver medals in their previous edition in 2014. He won two gold medals in Commonwealth Championship and a staggering five medals including two gold and a silver in Asian Championship. Bajrang also endorsed Wrestling Federation of India president, Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh’s proposal to make Wrestling ‘the national game’. “Which other sport in India is giving international medals in heaps on a consistent basis? Wrestlers are second to none and wrestling deserves to be declared as national sports.”Read: Bajrang Punia Punches Ticket To Tokyo 2020, Third Indian To Qualify SUBSCRIBE TO UScenter_img WE RECOMMEND First Published: 25th September, 2019 10:32 IST FOLLOW US Suman Ray Session ID: 2020-09-09:19ce5e57980101a9efa05b1a Player Element ID: video_player_5f5856b5bdfc7 OK Close Modal DialogBeginning of dialog window. 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Lomachenko beats Luke Campbell to retain lightweight world titles

first_imgVasyl Lomachenko produced a battling display to beat Britain’s Luke Campbell on points and add the WBC lightweight title to his WBA and WBO belts.Lomachenko, 31, regarded as one of the best pound-for-pound boxers, was made to work hard for the thrilling win.Campbell, also 31, was aiming to become a world champion for the first time but was floored in the 11th as the Ukrainian’s class proved decisive.Lomachenko got the verdict 119-108, 119-108, 118-108 at London’s O2 Arena.Campbell, an Olympic gold medallist in 2012, suffered the third loss of his 23-fight professional career but deserves huge praise for the way he fought back to hear the final bell.“He is so good, he adapts to any plans,” said Campbell. “Tonight was not the jackpot but my time will come.”The Hull man was in trouble at the end of the fifth when he was caught by a crushing left hook and then a barrage of body and headshots, but was saved by the bell.Campbell took more punishment in the sixth but had a success of his own later in that round and the next in a captivating contest.He was floored in the 11th after a barrage of body shots and then a jab. But he got up to finish the fight, although two of the three judges did not give him a round, only a share of one.Campbell was later taken to hospital but promoter Eddie Hearn said it was only a precautionary measure. Source: BBC Sportslast_img read more

NBA players send condolences to Karl-Anthony Towns after his mother dies of COVID-19

first_img“We would like to thank all the doctors, nurses and medical personnel who cared for Jackie during her illness and all of Karl’s fans who sent their support this past month,” the Timberwolves wrote in a statement. “Our deepest condolences go out to Karl and his family during this difficult time.” Jacqueline Cruz, mother of Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns, died Monday from coronavirus complications, according to the team.Towns announced in a March 24 Instagram video (later uploaded to YouTube) that his mother had been placed in a medically induced coma as a result of her worsening COVID-19 condition. Towns was extremely close to his mother, who was by his side during almost all of his career accomplishments.The NBA community offered support to Towns via social media on Monday afternoon.Here is a sampling of the messages:Rest In Peace to Karl-Anthony Towns Mother, she passed away today from the coronavirus. 😢She was always ready to go to war for her son ❤️pic.twitter.com/kr5oKKpMtJ— New Culture 👑 (@NewCuIture) April 13, 2020last_img read more