Gold Coast mega mansion record price revealed

first_imgTOP GOLD COAST SALES 2020$6.75 million- 18a Ephraim Island Access, Paradise Point $5.5 million- 6/3531-3533 Main Beach Pde, Main Beach$5.2 million- 59 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach$4.75 million- 46-48 Peak Ave, Main Beach$4.5 million- 3/3565 Main Beach Parade, Main Beach Entertain in style.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago MORE GOLD COAST REAL ESTATE NEWS Middle of the market set to lead post COVID-19 sales 1-3 La Scala Court, Isle of Capri., fetched the highest sale price in two years on the Gold Coast Pictures: Amir Mian.THE sale price of a jaw-dropping Gold Coast mega mansion has been revealed.Amir Mian of Amir Prestige confirmed the sprawling mansion on the Isle of Capri sold for $11.75 million, which is the highest price paid on the Gold Coast in the last two years.Riverpoint, a six-bedroom residence with a raft of luxury features, went under contract yesterday, as reported by the Gold Coast Bulletin . The jaw-dropping mansion is on a point position. There is no shortage of luxury features here. Relax and unwind here.Previously, the highest price paid this year was $6.75 million for a residence on Ephraim Island Access, Paradise Point.The sale also trumps the highest price paid on the Gold Coast in 2019, which was $11 million for a property on the Sovereign Islands.While Mr Mian confirmed the sale price, he declined to comment on the sellers or buyers.Built on a massive point position with 90m of main river frontage, the 1,651sq m residence at 1-3 La Scala Court is surrounded with lush tropical gardens and is reminiscent of a Thai resort. Builder secures beachside site for $10M townhouse project MORE: Hinterland house attracts visitors from all around the worldlast_img read more

CYF admits mistakes made in neglect case

first_imgRadio NZ News 1 July 2013Welfare agency Child, Youth and Family admits mistakes were made in its management of a couple found guilty of the serious neglect of their children. The 23-year-old woman and 25-year-old man, whose names are permanently suppressed to protect the four children, were sentenced in the District Court in Wellington on Monday. When police went to the Lower Hutt home in January this year they found the couple intoxicated and their children, then aged four, three, two and seven months, in a distressed state and in need of medical attention.….Child, Youth and Family’s general manager of operations Paula Attrill says the case highlights the need for better coordination of services for children. Ms Attrill says that at times social workers were overly optimistic about the parents’ progress and compliance with plans to address the children’s care. She says the focus was on getting the parents to make changes and at times the needs of the children did not receive the level of response that, in hindsight, should have occurred. neglect happening under CYF’s noseNZ City 1 July 2013…The department was notified on multiple occasions, over several years, about the parenting of the mother and father, who were sentenced on four charges of neglecting their children on Monday…Hutt Valley Inspector Mike Hill said the local community was appalled by the behaviour of the parents. “This was not an issue of poverty for this family, these parents simply prioritised alcohol, drugs and parties ahead of the needs of their children,” he said. read more

EPL: Watford battle Gunners for survival

first_imgArsenal vs. Watford Venue: Emirates Stadium Kick off: 4PMWatford head into today’s Premier League clash with Arsenal knowing that they will likely need at least a point to have any chance of avoiding relegation. The managerless Hornets are in the bottom three heading into the final round of fixtures, behind 17th-placed Aston Villa on goal difference, while Arsenal are 10th and have one eye on next weekend’s FA Cup final.Watford’s destiny is no longer in their own hands following a dramatic round of midweek action that saw Villa stun Arsenal 1-0, shortly after Watford had crashed 4-0 to Manchester City.Losing heavily to City is something that the Hornets have become accustomed to in recent times, and this latest thrashing – two days after Nigel Pearson was surprisingly dismissed – has left them requiring snookers if they are to dodge the drop.Villa travel to West Ham United on the final day – the Hammers having secured their place in the top flight for another year on Wednesday – with a victory of any sort surely being enough to keep them up thanks to their slightly superior goal difference.Watford have to better the Villans’ result against West Ham, with goal difference possibly coming into the mix, and the Hornets are currently one goal worse off than Villa in that regard. It is not out of the question that a third deciding factor will have to be used to separate the sides, which is goals scored – a deficit Watford, six goals worse off than Villa, are unlikely to make up.The target for interim boss Hayden Mullins will be coming away from the Emirates Stadium with all three points, though Watford have not won on the final day of the season since 2011-12.This fixture is perhaps not as daunting on the face of it as it may seem, however, even if Watford have only won two of their last nine games since an incredible 3-0 win over Liverpool on February 29.That is largely down to the fact that Arsenal have little to play for on the final weekend, with eighth place now the best they can hope for after the 1-0 loss to Villa in midweek.Not since 1983 have they lost back-to-back matches against teams in the relegation zone, though, and Mikel Arteta will no doubt want to finish a disappointing Premier League campaign on a relative high. The following weekend’s FA Cup final against Chelsea provides Arsenal with an opportunity to salvage something from a disappointing 2019-20 campaign, and they will not want to go into that game on the back of successive league losses.While Watford have struggled on the final day of the season down the years, the Gunners are unbeaten in their last 14 such matches, winning the last eight in a row.Indeed, not since 1992-93, when going down 3-1 to bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur, have they lost their final game of the season on home soil.Arsenal possible XI: Martinez, Holding, Luiz, Tierney, Bellerin, Ceballos, Xhaka, Saka, Pepe, Lacazette, Aubameyang. Watford possible XI: Foster, Mariappa, Kabasele, Dawson, Masina, Doucoure, Chalobah, Hughes, Sarr, Deeney, Welbeck.RelatedPosts Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Arsenal, Wolves want Michael Olise Tags: ArsenalAston VillaMikel ArtetaPremier LeagueWatfordlast_img read more

ICC World Cup ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: This could be India’s probable XI for clash vs South Africa

first_imgAmong the bowlers, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar form the core of a fantastic bowling line-up. On current form, Bumrah and Shami are on top of their game and they will be the key in every match. Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal are potent spinners and they will be on top of their game against South Africa, who are not known to be good players of spin.Here is News Nation’s probable playing XI for the clash against South AfricaShikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (captain), KL Rahul, MS Dhoni (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal New Delhi: Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team will open their ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 campaign against South Africa at the Rose bowl. India had a mixed build-up to the World Cup, losing their opening game against New Zealand at The Oval while they thrashed Bangladesh. During the course of the matches, India suffered a couple of injury concerns to Vijay Shankar, Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan. Shankar was hit on the forearm but medical tests cleared him of injury while Dhawan and Kohli got hit on the hand during practice. The Indian team has been in Southampton for close to five days and have acclimatised to the conditions well.The Indian cricket team is settled on both the batting and bowling front. Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma all select themselves with Dhawan and Rohit set to open the innings. Kohli is the master at No.3 while KL Rahul, who was impressive in the game against Bangladesh, will be the number four batsman. MS Dhoni will shore up the lower middle order at No.5 while Hardik Pandya will be the X-factor. The No.7 spot could be up for grabs between Vijay Shankar, Kedar Jadhav and Ravindra Jadeja. With Jadeja performing well against New Zealand, India might go with him as the No.7 in this game. India and South Africa have played four times in the World Cup.India have won only once in World Cups against South Africa.India lost in the 1999 World Cup encounter to South Africa. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlightslast_img read more

CAF Elections: Day of Long Knives in Abuja

first_imgThe minister and some Nigerians in CAF committees are known to be openly opposed to Pinnick’s support for Madagascar’s FA President, Ahmad Ahmad who is challenging Isa Hayatou for the coveted position.One of the board members told THISDAY last night that except for one or two members of the NFF board, Pinnick has a solid support base among his men and that any attempt to want to force the board change the position it reached at its December 18 Congress where it asked the president to use his discretion in voting at the CAF election may be resisted.“Nobody can force us to go against the position we reached at the December 18 Congress. We have taken a stand and given the President go ahead to use his discretion in voting for the candidate that will advance the growth of football in the country. Why are they now fretting that Amaju has openly declared his support for Ahmad Ahmad. Is Nigeria not just one vote?” stressed the board member on telephone with THISDAY.He admitted to have also heard speculations of trying to use the board members to oust Pinnick from the position is he refused to toe the line of the minister in voting for Hayatou.“If anybody is thinking of interfering in the activities of the board, they are just wasting their time. This is 2017. The era when certain individuals who have been discredited world-wide in the administration of football will think they can use any of us is over,” the board member further observed.The minister who had earlier opposed Pinnick’s aspiration to contest for a seat on the CAF executive also maintained at the weekend that Nigeria was not in support of Ahmad Ahmad.Nigerian members of CAF included four former NFF presidents – Amos Adamu, Dominic Oneya, Sani Lulu and Aminu Maigari – issued a press statement condemning Pinnick, while pledging their support for incumbent CAF President Issa Hayatou.They also argued that the interest of Nigerian football should be paramount over any personal interest and consideration.“We have consulted widely within the executive of the NFF, the sports ministry and indeed football stakeholders in Nigeria and discovered to our dismay that there is no evidence where Mr Pinnick was mandated to commit this country to supporting Mr Ahmad,” the statement read in part.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Duro IkhazuagbeAhead of tuesday’s emergency Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) board meeting called by the Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, at his office at the National Stadium in Abuja, there is apprehension in football circles in the country that the forum may be used to create fresh troubles in the administration of the game here.The meeting has just one agenda: Nigeria’s position on the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Presidential Election.last_img read more

Continent 8: The impact of the Cloud for sports betting operators

first_img Sylvia Jensen – Oracle Marketing Cloud – Its time for Marketing to step back & understand its ecosystem May 19, 2017 Related Articles Share Submit StumbleUpon Share Amelco solidifies US presence with Continent 8 deal August 26, 2020 FSB Technology boosts platform scalability capabilities with Rackspace partnership July 20, 2016 Cloud technology comes in many forms. The most well-known are the ultra-scale cloud providers like Amazon’s AWS or Microsoft’s Azure.The benefits of cloud from these providers are clear, writes Justin Cosnett, Head of Solution Architecture at Continent 8 Technologies. Unlimited compute and storage capability charged on a usage (OPEX) basis. Arguably it’s “cheap” too – I’ll come back to that.Online gambling companies, as with other online businesses, utilise cloud, and have done for a few years for various purposes; whether test and development or business analytics or content delivery. Regulation has usually limited ambitions to opt for an “all cloud” model in the past, with the potential cost savings in maintaining, managing and hosting infrastructure encouraging many to consider moving as much to the cloud as they can.As regulators look at cloud and its potential impact on the future, it’s a topic of discussion we have with our customers, competitors and even internally regularly. After all, Continent 8 has several cloud products, albeit more specifically designed towards the online gaming industry than the ultra-scale providers.Justin Cosnett, Continent 8I’d best address the “cheap” statement – cloud provision can mean that an operator doesn’t have to purchase, maintain, manage and host infrastructure. Usually, no capital expenditure (CAPEX, every 4-5 years) on equipment, reduced internal staffing (or outsourcing) to manage infrastructure, and no hosting and power fees.  In addition, and perhaps the most important part for a sports betting operator, that infrastructure, staffing and hosting needs to be scaled to cover the potential maximum usage.  Examples like a Football World Cup, NFL Super Bowl or UEFA Champions League where the infrastructure must be able to perform and scale to the consumer base. The rest of the time that equipment and staffing, whilst not “idle”, isn’t being used most efficiently.This is where many chief technology and finance officers will begin a conversation when reviewing cloud migration – the efficiency of “pay for what you use, have limitless availability” is seemingly very appealing.Note: Ultra-cloud providers are also now providing platform as a service (PaaS) and containerised development tools which can be consumed on demand with no underlying “server” infrastructure interaction at all. Some of this software is proprietary to the cloud provider, with obvious potential cost implications in the long term.It’s for this reason that Continent 8 initially enabled customers’ journey to the cloud through private cloud connectivity (CloudConnect) several years ago. As discussed in a recent white paper, this connectivity offers financial benefits in reduced cost to Internet Bandwidth and therefore reduced DDoS mitigation costs, and technological benefits in reliable, low latency, private dedicated connectivity direct to the cloud providers network. Our first customer on this journey was a sports betting operator, utilising (Microsoft Azure EU) cloud for “burst compute” – to provide a scalable infrastructure capability during international sporting events to add scale.  Movement “to Cloud” has been occurring (mainly) in Europe, where operators have either designed a “split” infrastructure capability to enable regulatory adherence and make use of cloud (a hybrid model), or where applicable used cloud in specific jurisdictions. Continent 8 similarly offers “incloud” capability in most European regulatory jurisdictions.However, cloud should not ALWAYS be considered “inexpensive” – the scale of efficiency will vary dependent upon utilisation, and in fact most enterprise or “heavy” compute and storage consumers can actually spend more over a 3-4 year period than if they used dedicated, hosted equipment.  Cloud usually benefits the smaller operator or new market entrant, or as a burstable commodity available to large enterprises in a hybrid model. The Continent 8 Malta ‘start up Cloud’ being a good example. There are challenges for regulators, as well as compliance officers, in the use of cloud and where data is stored, the service level agreements and its impact on “substance”. Some of these considerations were covered in previous white papers from Continent 8, and we expect to see further moves in regulation and supplier activity which could change the operating environment in Europe.As ultra-scale cloud providers “capture” more data and compute through models which encourage data storage upload (for free in many cases), there can be more punitive data download or export models to be considered, and how those models will fare as the NEW cloud customer market starts to shrink. There is, however, a new dynamic which Continent 8 has been facilitating; the move “from cloud”. Mostly beginning in the USA to fulfil the new regulatory environment – Continent 8 has seen an explosion in operators seeking a non-cloud OR dedicated (private) cloud option.  A combination of new market entrants or software designers bringing “developed in the cloud” solutions, and, previously non or less regulated “Fantasy Sports” providers “grown in the cloud” now need to create implementations in specific states or even facilities.  In many cases these companies do not necessarily have in-house skills or experience in procuring and managing and hosting production online gaming infrastructure, and so are looking to either bring in these skills or seek services from providers to produce a “cloud” experience on dedicated infrastructure. Continent 8 meets this USA challenge with our private cloud solution, we take a customer’s cloud requirements (compute, memory and storage) and translate them into a fully managed dedicated infrastructure stack which is hosted and powered in a suitable environment.This solution enables customers to concentrate on running the software and virtual instances, whilst Continent 8 managed the hardware infrastructure; including storage, maintenance, break-fix, networking and monitoring.Combining this private cloud solution, with private connectivity to public clouds, customers are still able to reap the benefits such as data upload, whilst maintaining regulatory adherence to service this new market avoiding punitive data download.In summary, any sports betting operator not already utilising cloud is likely a minority or soon will be. However, the move to cloud isn’t necessarily an end result, and care should be taken to ensure that access to assets and the ability to move them to another supplier or even to dedicated hosted equipment should be considered or even maintained as an option when reviewing spend and future development.last_img read more

Ghana’s Samuel Taylor selected for Arsenal and World Remit’s “Future Stars”

first_imgGhanaian coach, Samuel Taylor, has been selected as part of 8 finalists for Arsenal and World Remit’s “Future Stars” program.The eight Future Stars finalists will now compete in a public vote for the chance to attend a personalised training programme with Arsenal Football Development coaches in London – sponsored by online money transfer company, WorldRemit. Two winners will be chosen – one male and one female.Taylor described his selection as a once in a lifetime opportunity and urged people to vote for him to help realise a lifelong dream.“The opportunity World Remit is offering me is a once in a lifetime opportunity and it will open my world to new skills and new people who can all help me further my career as a coach,” Taylor told Citi Sports.“I’m urging people to vote for me so I can use the experience I acquire at Arsenal to help my kids to nurture their talents,” he said.To vote for Samuel Taylor, visit, scroll down and vote for him.Voting is FREE.About Samuel TaylorSamuel coaches under 13, under 15 and under 17 teams at Em Sporting Club, which is located in a rural area near Accra.A passionate football player himself, he decided to start coaching to bring together children and coaches from neighbouring villages to enjoy football together.Learn more about Samuel Taylor’s work in the video below:How was Samuel Taylor selected for the World Remit Future Stars?In August, World Remit and Arsenal Football league launched its “FUTURE STARS” Competition targeting youth football coaches across Africa, the Americas and the Caribbean.Out of all the global submissions, Mr. Samuel Taylor, a youth coach from Ghana was chosen as finalist! This means he has advanced to the next level to be considered for training in London UK with Arsenal Football Club Development Coaches.last_img read more

CAF abandons Final 4 plans for CAF Champions League semis

first_imgThe Confederation of African Football (CAF) has released a new schedule for the Champions League semi-finals effectively abandoning its plans to stage a Final Four Competition.CAF’s original schedule had Zamalek facing Raja Casablanca, while Wydad Casablanca were to take on Al Ahly earlier in the year.However, following the COVID-19 pandemic, the body had to make adjustments to its schedule.CAF considered staging a mini final four competition but that idea appears to have been shelved after Cameroon, originally named as hosts, pulled out.“The semi-finals will be played at home and away. The first leg matches will be played on September 25 and 26, 2020 in Morocco, and the return matches on October 2 and 3 in Egypt,” CAF said in a statement.CAF added that in case the final ends up being between a Moroccan side and an Egyptian side, it will be played at a neutral venue.“However, if the two Egyptian or Moroccan clubs qualify for the final, the single match will be played either in Egypt or in Morocco on October 16 or 17, 2020. In this regard, the Member Associations concerned, namely the Egyptian Federation de Football and the Royal Moroccan Football Federation, must confirm their availability no later than August 15, 2020.CAF, however, retained the  Final 4 at the end of September in Morocco for the Confederations Cup.Confederations Cup Semis09/22/2020 – Pyramids (Egypt) vs. Horoya (Guinea) at Complexe Mohammed V, Casablanca09/22/2020 – RS Berkane (Morocco) vs. HUSA (Morocco) at Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium, RabatFinal09/27/2020 – Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium, RabatAll matches will be played behind closed doors.last_img read more

Local school district approves pay increase for substitutes

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich.— The Alpena Montmorency Alcona Educational Service District approved a pay raise for substitute teachers effective this coming school year. Certified substitutes will now receive a stipend of $65 for a half day of work.For a full day, substitutes will receive $130. Substitutes are responsible for maintaining the classroom, assisting students, lesson planning and transporting students who have mobility challenges.The pay increase will not only support substitutes working during the pandemic, but will recognize their passion to help vulnerable students.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Local shop’s RV sales skyrocketNext Local ophthalmologist reminds parents about eye healthlast_img read more

Stampede kills 15 Congolese fans

first_imgThe end of the domestic league season was marred by tragedy when a wall and a gate collapsed at the Tata Raphael Stadium in KinshasaThe head of African football has offered his condolences to the families of 15 fans killed on Sunday amid a stampede during AS Vita’s season-ending match against TP Mazembe in the Democratic Republic of Congo.Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Issa Hayatou expressed the continental governing body’s “deep sadness” at the events at the Tata Raphael Stadium in Kinshasa and has called upon the Congolese football federation to give a full report on the incident.”I would like to express my deepest sympathy on hearing of the untimely deaths of at least 15 people during the match of AS Vita and TP Mazembe,” Hayatou told CAFOnline. “Personally, and on behalf of the members of the African football community, I should be grateful if you could extend our deepest condolences to their families, friends and loved ones.”Further, we wish those that have been reported injured and receiving medical assistance a full recovery.” The stampede took place during injury-time with Mazembe leading 1-0, with a wall and gate collapsing under the weight of bodies. Fans of AS Vita had earlier launched objects onto the field of play, with police responding by releasing tear gas into the stands.The governor of Kinshasa has moved quickly to set up a commission looking into the tragedy, but Hayatou has taken the opportunity to speak of Caf’s resistance to violence in the game.”I wish to re-emphasise that any acts of violence have no place in football. They must be condemned in the strongest possible terms and I urge the Fecofa (Congolese FA) and authorities in the DRC to thoroughly investigate this matter.”last_img read more