Change of guard at Brisbane auctions

first_imgA crowd of more than 70 people gathered for the auction of 51 Perth St, Camp Hill. Photo: ANNETTE DEWHe said once he stood in the living room at the front of the home and look out at the view through the bay window, he knew 51 Perth St was the house for him. “The character did it for me,” he said. “You can feel the originality when you walk into the house. These sorts of (properties) are very hard to come by. “You’ve got St Thomas’ up the road, a park a across the street and a block of this size is going to be harder and harder to come by in the future.” The home at 31 Cintra Rd, Bowen Hills.Vendor Shirley White was also thrilled with the sale. Ms White’s father built the home in 1925 and she lived at the property until it was placed on the market. “She was so happy with the sale — it was more than she expected,” Mr Greensill said. “She was thrilled the buyers were a lovely young family who will carry on the legacy of the house. “When the buyers greeted (Ms White) there were a lot of tears.” Auctioneer Justin Marsden and marketing agent Ben Cannon at the auction of 51 Perth St, Camp Hill. Photo: ANNETTE DEWA 1930s character home has sold for the first time in its 80-year life after a nail biting auction on Saturday. The 986 sqm property at 51 Perth St, Camp Hill, known as Lorivan, sold for $1.355 million under the hammer. The auction attracted a crowd of more than 70 onlookers. Marketing agent Ben Cannon of Ray White Stone Corner said 16 buyers registered for the auction and about half had a crack at securing the home. The home at 51 Perth St, Camp Hill.An opening bid of $600,000 started the auction and the highest bid climbed to $1 million in less than a minute. Bidding stalled around $1.3 million but once the property was called on the market buyers began to push the price up once again. After eight more agonising minutes, where bids were in $500 increments at times, the price hit $1.355 and the auctioneer declared the property sold. The highest bidder was a local Camp Hill man who had been looking for the perfect home. The home at 31 Cintra Rd, Bowen Hills.The home at 31 Cintra Rd sold for $1.475 under the hammer. Marketing agent Brett Greensill said the auction attracted a crowd of about 80 people and 11 registered bidders. An opening bid of $900,000 kicked off the auction and confident bidding quickly pushed the price up to $1.475 million where the property was called on the market and sold. Mr Greensill said the highest bidders were a young family. “Their plan is to renovate the property and for it to be a happy, family home,” he said. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoThe new owner of 51 Perth St, Camp Hill was thrilled with his purchase. Photo: ANNETTE DEWThe buyer said he planned to rent out the property for a short time before making it his home. Mr Cannon said the vendors were thrilled with the sale. “The family are really happy it’s gone on to what we see as another family and that was probably more important than the price,” he said. It was a similar story in Bowen Hills where a four-bedroom Queenslander sold for the first time since it was built 92 years ago. Vendor Shirley White, her daughters Melinda Gaudion and Lorraine Firth, and selling agent Brett Greensill.Mr Greensill said the four-bedroom home on a 810 sqm block attracted strong interest during the marketing campaign. “There have only been two sales in Bowen Hills the past two years. It’s a very small pocket and very tightly held,” he said. “We had over 120 inspections at Cintra Rd and there were 4000 hits on realestate.com.au. “People want that feeling of home. The challenge is that you can’t buy a home, you have to make a home, but this one has that elusive special ingredient.”last_img read more

Schemes ‘unprepared’ for incoming EU data laws

first_imgPension trustees feel “out of their depth” on data protection and cybersecurity issues, according to a recent survey.UK audit firm Crowe Clark Whitehill surveyed 145 pension professionals on risk management issues and found a split in opinion as to the importance of cybersecurity.Data protection and cybersecurity issues ranked in the top five risk concerns, behind funding volatility, employer covenant strength, and investment issues.However, Crowe Clark Whitehill identified a “significant difference in views between small and large schemes”. Small schemes – defined as having less than £100m (€110.5m) in assets – were more likely to outsource activities to third parties, the audit firm said, and so would expect these parties to be responsible for data security.Respondents responsible for defined contribution funds were more concerned about the issue than their counterparts running defined benefit schemes, the survey showed.Eddie Hodgart, risk and assurance director at Crowe Clark Whitehill, said: “There is an awareness within schemes that the personal data that they hold is a valuable commodity and that they need to act to ensure that their members’ information is protected.“However, while most trustees are comfortable managing financial and regulatory risks, many feel out of their depth with non-traditional risks such as cybersecurity. More work is needed to educate pension trustees on managing non-traditional risks which impact pension schemes.”The findings follow a major cyberattack that hit UK institutions including the National Health Service earlier this year. The incident raised concerns about firms’ awareness of data security.Today, the UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) announced that it would be adopting the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) into its law book. GDPR is set to come into force in May next year. The rules specify 11 mandatory clauses to be included in contracts with third parties governing the protection of data, as well as a range of other measures.Leanne Oddy, associate at law firm Addleshaw Goddard, said it was “very unlikely that existing contracts will contain all of the mandatory clauses and trustees/managers will therefore need to conduct a contract review and seek amendments”.“Trustees/managers need to review processes to ensure that data breaches can be detected, isolated, reported and remedied appropriately and would be well advised to document these processes,” Oddy added.A “robust” cybersecurity policy was likely to become a key document for pension schemes, she said.“May 2018 may seem like a long time away,” Oddy said. “However, a significant number of actions need to be taken and agreement reached with various third parties and trustee/managers should therefore prioritise GDPR now.” A statement from DCMS said its planned new data protection bill would make companies handling data “more accountable… with the priority on personal privacy rights”.“Those organisations carrying out high-risk data processing will be obliged to carry out impact assessments to understand the risks involved,” the DCMS said.last_img read more

City step up expansion plans

first_img The plans are the latest evidence of the rapid growth of City on and off the field under their Abu Dhabi owners. They already have one large construction project under way with their new £200million academy and training complex due to open in a year’s time. Two options for stadium redevelopment are being considered, with the most likely being that work to the South Stand is first undertaken to initially take capacity to 54,000. Following completion the North Stand would then be extended. The second option is to press ahead with expansion on both sides of the ground concurrently. City state that the work would allow them to introduce a new season card priced at £299. City’s head of infrastructure and corporate responsibility, Pete Bradshaw, said: “Manchester City Football Club strives to provide its supporters and visiting fans with one of the best possible matchday experiences in the Premier League and European football. “Games are selling out frequently prior to going on open sale and there is rising demand from supporters for more season tickets, matchday tickets and premium seating. This is why we are considering these expansion proposals. “We will be in touch with every fan who would be potentially affected by the changes in phase one, and we encourage fans, residents and anyone who has a point of view, to visit the exhibition in person or online and tell us what they think.” Visitors attending the free exhibition will have the chance to give their thoughts in a questionnaire. This opportunity will run throughout July and August and will be followed by a formal consultation process in the autumn. Planning permission will then be sought from Manchester City Council at the end of the year. The council are the owners of the stadium having built it for the 2002 Commonwealth Games but City have a 250-year lease to play there. Press Association Manchester City have made public their proposals to increase capacity at the Etihad Stadium to 60,000.center_img The club have opened an exhibition at the stadium, which currently holds around 47,500, to seek further the views of fans, residents and other stakeholders in the latest stage of an already comprehensive consultation process. City intend to make a formal application for planning permission in December and, if it goes ahead, the work would make the stadium the third largest in the Premier League. last_img read more

Harlem Super Stars to Visit Ellsworth Dec. 2

first_imgThe Super Stars will take their comedic antics to the floor against the “Ellsworth Dream Team” — a collection of players from the community — in a benefit game presented by Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce. Proceeds will be shared by the chamber, the Ellsworth High School athletic program and The Beth C. Wright Cancer Center.The game will start at 6:30 p.m. at the Ellsworth High School Gymnasium. Advance tickets are $5. Admission at the door will be $6.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textRE/MAX Hills and Harbors, the major sponsor for the game, is offering free tickets for veterans with their families. To receive your free ticket, visit RE/MAX Hills and Harbors Realty 409B. High St., Ellsworth or call (207) 664-0434. Free tickets will not be available at the door.Advance tickets may be purchased at the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce, RE/MAX Hills and Harbors Realty, Morrison’s Chevrolet, NAPA Auto Parts in Ellsworth, Blue Hill, Milbridge and Southwest Harbor.Many of the Harlem Super Stars are former Division I college and professional players. The team, founded in 1993 by Brig. Gen (Ret.) George Mitchell, specializes in comedy basketball and tours throughout the United States each year.The Super Stars focus on audience participation and involve children and their families before, during and after the game.In addition to entertaining the fans in the evening, the Super Stars will visit area schools during the day delivering an educational message about staying in school, furthering their education, the dangers of drug and alcohol, dealing with peer pressure and building self-esteem. The players also will demonstrate their basketball handling skills.For more information, contact the Chamber of Commerce 667-5584 or visit www.ellsworthchamber.org.For more community news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. Board notes better security – March 8, 2014 Bio archivedThis post is from the archives of The Ellsworth American, Mount Desert Islander and fenceviewer.com. ELLSWORTH — Basketball fans of all ages will be treated to something special when the Harlem Super Stars return to Ellsworth on Dec. 2. Baseball roundup – May 22, 2013 Latest Posts Latest posts by archived (see all) MCMH Breast Cancer Events Scheduled – October 8, 2012last_img read more

Jackson St., Prairie View meet in SWAC semis

first_img Associated Press March 11, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 4 seed Jackson State (15-17, 12-7) vs. No. 1 seed Prairie View (19-13, 15-4)Southwestern Athletic Conference Tourney Semifinals, Bartow Arena, Birmingham, Alabama; Friday, 2:30 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: Jackson State is ready to face Prairie View with a spot in the SWAC championship game on the line. In the regular season, Prairie View won both of the head-to-head matchups. The teams last met on Feb. 17, when the Panthers outshot Jackson State 41.7 percent to 36.5 percent and made seven more 3-pointers en route to the nine-point victory. Jackson St., Prairie View meet in SWAC semiscenter_img BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: The Tigers are led by Tristan Jarrett and Roland Griffin. Jarrett is averaging 16.8 points while Griffin is putting up 14 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. The Panthers have been led by seniors Gerard Andrus and Devonte Patterson, who have combined to score 29 points per outing.FACILITATING THE OFFENSE: Patterson has accounted for 44 percent of all Prairie View field goals over the last three games. Patterson has 21 field goals and 14 assists in those games.SLIPPING AT 73: Jackson State is 0-12 when it allows at least 73 points and 15-5 when it holds opponents to less than 73.LONG-RANGE THREAT: Jackson State’s Dontelius Ross has attempted 38 3-pointers and connected on 42.1 percent of them, and is 2 for 4 over his last three games.DID YOU KNOW: Prairie View has attempted the second-most free throws among all SWAC teams. The Panthers have averaged 23.2 foul shots per game this season and 28.7 per game over their last three games. ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

Rahm Eyes History at 120th US Open Golf Championship

first_imgRahm, who tied for third place at last year’s US Open at Pebble Beach, hopes to change that this week.“I’m not going to lie to say this; there’s always something extra special to be possibly the first Spanish player to win a US Open,” Rahm said on Tuesday.“That would be amazing. So it’s a bit of an extra motivation there to play good this week and do what I have to do.”Last year’s third place at Pebble Beach aside, Rahm has had mostly unhappy memories of the US Open.He missed the cut at the 2018 and 2017 tournaments, but did manage a tie for 23rd as an amateur in 2016.Rahm says the traditionally unforgiving nature of US Open makes drawing up a gameplan particularly challenging.“It’s sort of like in boxing where Mike Tyson said everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face,” Rahm said.“It’s the same thing here. We all have a plan, but if you hit it sideways, you got to figure it out.”Rahm, however, believes his form this season augurs well for his prospects at Winged Foot.Since the PGA Tour resumed following the coronavirus shutdown, he was notched wins at Memorial in July and at the BMW Championship last month in the FedEx Cup playoffs.“In the past maybe this type of golf wasn’t my bread and butter, but again, based on the two events I’ve won this year, I’m pretty much ready,” Rahm said.“I’ve been able to dial it back when I needed to, and I’ve been able to play it properly when I needed to.“I think I’ve always thought US Open is the type of golf course I can win on. I know my game can win on any golf course, but when you’re playing good, again, it becomes a mental challenge. I welcome those.”Meanwhile, English golfer Sam Horsfield has withdrawn from the 120th US Open Championship after testing positive for Covid-19, organisers have announced.The US Golf Association said Horsfield’s positive case came after he arrived in New York last week and underwent pre-competition testing.Horsfield, 23, said in a statement he was “asymptomatic and feeling well.”“It goes without saying that I am hugely disappointed to not have the opportunity to play in my 4th US Open but clearly the safety of the tournament and other players is paramount,” Horsfield said.The US Golf Association said Horsfield’s place would be taken by Rory Sabbatini, the 44-year-old South African-born professional who now represents Slovakia.Horsfield is the second player to withdraw from the US Open due to a coronavirus positive.On Sunday, Scottie Scheffler withdrew from the tournament following a positive case.This year’s US Open was moved from its traditional slot in June after Covid-19 brought sport in North America to a standstill.This year’s tournament starts on Thursday at Winged Foot in Mamaroneck in New York.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Jon Rahm is eyeing a piece of golfing history as he aims to break his major tournament duck at the US Open starting tomorrow.The in-form 25-year-old, who had a spell as world number one earlier this season, could become the first player from Spain to win the US Open if he triumphs at Winged Foot.While the greats of Spanish golf have recorded multiple wins in other majors, with Seve Ballesteros, Jose-Maria Olazabal and Sergio Garcia sharing five Masters victories and three Open Championship wins between them, no Spaniard has ever prevailed in the major billed as the “toughest test in golf.” Jon Rahm…eyeing a big win at the US Open Golf Championship starting tomorrow last_img read more

#SmartCity: Miami Earns Top Digital Cities Award for Innovation Efforts

first_imgMiami, Florida – The City of Miami and its Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT) have been recognized by the Center for Digital Government for their ongoing, wide-ranging efforts to drive innovation into all facets of the local government and the residents it serves.Miami earned first place in the 2019 Digital Cities Survey for cities with a population between 250,000 and 499,999 for the work of its DoIT team, which has is focused over the past year on making the department more agile in its operations and service delivery.“This is a welcome recognition for the City of Miami and shows that our commitment to organization-wide innovation is moving the needle in terms of better serving our residents and operating more effectively,” said Miami Mayor Francis Suarez. “I applaud our DoIT team for their efforts and for advancing a new way of working and delivering public services.”As it endeavors to be more agile in its operations and service, Miami’s DoIT technologists have focused their efforts on several key areas for change or improvement:Providing citizen-centric solutions that place users firstCreating data-driven efficienciesIncreasing cybersecurity measures to safeguard public resourcesBoosting network resilience by moving City’s data center to a fortified siteEstablishing clear data governance standardsPromoting innovation techniques throughout the entire City organization through the Miami Innovation AcademyIn the past year, the City’s technology professionals have launched and completed several projects that support these focus areas. From adopting a mobile-first approach for online content, to gathering feedback through continuous user testing, to moving paper-based permitting processes online, to completing the physical relocation of the City’s data center, DoIT has taken decisive steps to improve how the City delivers services to the public.“I’m proud of our DoIT team for being true champions of innovation and making huge strides over the past year in how we work, deliver services to the public and strengthen our assets for the long term,” said Mike Sarasti, the City of Miami’s Chief Innovation Officer and Director of DoIT. “We’re all-in on innovation here in the Magic City and appreciate the Center for Digital Government for recognizing our efforts.”The Center for Digital Government announced the winners of the 2019 Digital Cities Survey late last week. Now in its 19th year, the annual survey recognizes cities using technology to tackle social challenges, enhance services, strengthen cybersecurity and more. The survey is open to all U.S. cities and selected national leaders in the Top 10 characteristics of a Digital City: Leadership Alignment, Citizen-centric, Efficient, Data Governance, Secure, Resilient, Staffed/ Supported, Connected, Innovative, and Best Practices.last_img read more

Betfair – Record breaking summer of betting on women’s sports

first_img Bookies Corner: Trump Presidency sinks as US 2020 enters its 100 day countdown July 29, 2020 Share Submit Share Tonight’s semi-final clash between tournament favourites England and host nation Holland marks the continuation of a record breaking summer of betting on women’s sport. England earned their spot in the semi-final with a hard fought victory over France last Sunday, in a game that traded £2.5m on Betfair. So far, Betfair has traded over £30m on the tournament from over 50,000 customers, with a total of £6m just on England games.If the Lionesses can continue their heroic run with victory at FC Twente’s Der Grolsch Veste stadium this evening, Betfair expect the final to break the previous trading record of £4m on women’s football, set at the 2015 World Cup. Nonetheless, Mark Sampson’s side remain unlikely to break the trading record of over £40m on a women’s sporting event, set last weekend at the cricket World Cup final when England defeated India. Katie Baylis, Spokesperson for Betfair, told SBC: “It really has been a huge summer for women’s sport with the Cricket World Cup, Euros and the upcoming Rugby World Cup, and we have certainly seen unprecedented interest when it comes to betting on these events.“The Cricket World Cup final, which saw England beat India, had record crowds and viewing figures and was also a betting record for us on a women’s sporting event, with over £40m bet on the Betfair Exchange.“If they can make the final, we predict that game will become the biggest women’s football match in Betfair history in terms of volume, beating the £4m bet on the 2015 World Cup.” Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 StumbleUpon ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020 Related Articleslast_img read more

Bundesliga return offers May boost for German betting market

first_img Share StumbleUpon Mateusz Juroszek – Non-stop STS will expand amid industry disruptions August 12, 2020 MoneyMatrix boosts wire transfer options by integrating Klarna’s Sofort August 24, 2020 Submit Successful summer leaves Leadstar positive over industry’s recovery August 18, 2020 Share Related Articles German bookmakers and affiliates have reported a drastic increase in business after the Bundesliga returned following an eight week hiatus.Affiliate company Leadstar Media reported that its MyWettbonus.de brand had recorded a 100% increase in business since football resumed. Meanwhile, searches for ‘sportwetten’ – the German for ‘sports betting’ – were 2.5x higher in May than in the middle of April.Leadstar Media also revealed that searches for ‘Wettbonus’ (bookmaker bonus) and ‘Wettanbieter’ (bookmakers) had also increased since April.Meanwhile, international broadcasters have recorded record figures for viewers, with the Dortmund-Schalke derby attracting an audience of 203,000 on Fox Sports 1 in the Netherlands – which is more than double the usual figure for Bundesliga matches shown on the channel.But despite the positive increases, the value for affiliates from the German sports betting market is expected to shrink, with the uptake in activity following the resumption of live football not expected to mitigate the losses experienced during the lockdown. In fact, the market for gambling and sports betting in Austria is likely to be one of the major losers in the shutdown in 2020. That’s according to data from market research institute Industry Radar, who authored a study predicting that the country’s gross gaming revenue could shrink by 16% to €1.62 billion for 2020.The same research suggested that GGR for the sports betting industry in Austria will drop by 45% to €145 million, with no improvements expected until Autumn.last_img read more