Buy a Gold Coast property and get a luxury car thrown in with the sale

first_imgThis Audi R8 is being thrown in with the sale of 64 The Sovereign Mile, Sovereign Islands.LUXURY cars are being offered with prestige Gold Coast mansions in a bid to win over buyers.The latest property to hit the market is at 64 The Sovereign Mile, Sovereign Islands includes an Audi R8 “as a gift”.With four levels and a sophisticated design, the waterfront mansion has a price tag of $5.75 million. 7 Sunnymeade Place, Mudgeeraba. Vendor David Harris is throwing in his Tesla electric car for free with his eco-mansion at 7 Sunnymeade Place, Mudgeeraba. Picture: John GassThe gimmick is not new with other homeowners opting to throw in luxury cars with their Gold Coast properties in years gone by.Last month, a Mudgeeraba eco-mansion hit the market with a rare Tesla electric car, thrown in for free with the sale.The property at 7 Sunnymeade Place, Mudgeeraba is on the market for $3.98 million through Kollosche Prestige Agents.center_img More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North10 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago64 The Sovereign Mile, Sovereign Islands.Ray White Sovereign Islands agent Edin Kara said the vendor decided to throw his vehicle in with the sale instead of selling it privately.“It’s just something different to do and it will be a gift to the buyer,” Mr Kara said.last_img read more

NKT to Link Edvard Grieg to Johan Sverdrup

first_imgNKT has been awarded a turnkey project from Lundin Norway for the 132 kV high-voltage power cable connecting the Edvard Grieg oil and gas production platform to the Johan Sverdrup field center in the North Sea. The power cable solution will finalize the Utsira High Power Hub Project to power several oil and gas fields with renewable power from shore.The connection of the two installations enables Lundin to benefit from the already planned power link in conjunction with phase 2 of the Johan Sverdrup development.The link connecting Johan Sverdrup phase 2 to the onshore power grid is currently under development by NKT.“We are pleased to be working with Lundin Norway for the first time supporting their dedicated work to reduce the environmental impact of the oil and gas production with power from shore. With the connection of the two platforms, we confirm our strong market position in the oil and gas segment and the importance of our reliability in terms of cable and installation quality. We are proud to support the growing industry focus on reducing the CO2 emissions having a key differentiator in our ability to provide the most energy efficient offshore installation driven by the capabilities of our cable-laying vessel NKT Victoria,” says Andreas Berthou, executive vice president and head of HV Solutions in NKT.The high-voltage power cable project connecting Edvard Grieg to Johan Sverdrup 2 is expected to be commissioned in 2022. The project will complete the Utsira High Power Hub Project aiming to electrify the oil and gas fields Johan Sverdrup, Gina Krog, Ivar Aasen and Edvard Grieg located on Utsira High in the North Sea.last_img read more

Handumanan stabbing lands man in hospital

first_imgTagged suspect was 22-year-old LinoAguilar of Barangay Alijis, it added. BACOLOD City – In a hospital was where aresident of Barangay Handuman landed after getting stabbed.  Police investigations showed Jocel wasstanding in front a store when Lino without apparent reason attacked him usinga bladed weapon around 4:45 p.m. on Feb. 22. Emergency responders give first aid to stabbing victim Jocel Aguilar in Barangay Handuman, Bacolod City on Feb. 22. The victim was later brought to the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital. BCPOcenter_img The 20-year-old Jocel Aguilar wasrecuperating at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital inthis city. He sustained stab wounds on the body, a police report showed. Officers of Police Station 10 conducteda manhunt operation against the suspect, who fled after the incident./PNlast_img read more

SIEOC: Grant Assists Local Families

first_imgSoutheastern Indiana Economic Opportunity Corporation, which serves Ripley, Franklin, Dearborn, Ohio, Switzerland counties, is gearing up for their Energy Assistance program beginning Nov., 4.The Energy Assistance program is a federally funded block grant offered through the United States Department of Health & Human Services and administered through the Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority.The program assists low-income families with the high cost of home energy.According to the SIEOC, if you think you are within the following guidelines, contact their office.Number in Household    Monthly Income    Annual Income1                                         $1,436.25               $17,235.002                                           1,938.75                23,265.003                                           2,441.25                 29,295.004                                           2,943.75                35,325.005                                           3,446.25                 41,355.006                                           3,948.75                 47,385.007                                           4,451.25                 53,415.008                                            4,953.75                59,445.00Each additional member add:    502.50              6,030.00Contact the office for more detailed information, as they are multiple items needed during the time of application.SEIOC’s main office is located at 110 Importing Street in Aurora, and they also have a satellite office at 528 Main Street, Brookville. SEIOCcan be reached at 812-926-1585 or toll free 888-292-5475last_img read more

GAPLF Raw Nationals Rahim, Oudit emerge overall winners

first_img… Immadeen, Oudit rewrite National recordsAFTER intense competition between strong men and women at the Guyana Amateur Powerlifting Federation’s (GAPLF) Raw Nationals Championships last Sunday, Vijai Rahim (74kg) and Lisa Oudit (84kg) emerged as the overall winners.In the male segment of the competition, where there were more competitors, there was a battle of strength between the newcomers and the seasoned lifters.In the end, Rahim clinched the overall title after garnering the highest wilks points – a total of 476.722 through his 7.5kg squat, 137.5kg bench press and his 272.5 deadlift, which totalled 637.5kg.He scored in the open category for his weight class, beating Donnell Perry whose total was 100kg less than Rahim’s.Berbice powerlifting pride and team member of the Guyanese contingent that participated in the Pan American championships earlier this year, Arif Immadeen, took part in this competition too, seeking to be the victor.He was able to total 383.975 wilks points and 485kg after his 175kg squat, 95kg benchpress and 215 deadlift, scoring first place in the junior 66kg category but was beaten in the open category by Derran Harris from the Hardcore Gym who lifted a 500kg, with 392.6 wilks points. Nevertheless, Immadeen wrote the 66kg junior records with his squat, deadlift and total.In the 53kg weight class, Neezam Deepan was able to lift a total of 215kg, amassing 260.881 wilks points, making him the male junior and open champion. And in the 59kg class, Navindra Tamasar edged past Dwayne Welch with his 442.5kg total and 387.188 wills points.Brandon Badal, Johnny Seecharran and Hardat Tarson scored the top positions in the sub-junior, junior and open categories respectively in the 83kg class.. However, in the open category here, Tarson topped second place winner Phillip Romalho and third-place holder VIckram Panday with his 585kg total.Joseph Stoll and Feroze Hussain fought in the 93kg class, and in the end, Hussain beat Stoll in the open category with his 527.5kg total and 333.380 wilks points versus Stoll’s 412.5kg and 262.433 points. Christoper Richards was the only competitor in the 105Kg class, and he amassed a total of 620kg and 379.378 wilks points.Finally, Colin ‘Mr Clean’ Chesney from the Upper Demerara Barbell Club garnered 445.625 wilks points and a total of 775kg after his 317.5kg squat, 167.5 benchpress and his 290kg deadlift.Though comprising fairly new powerlifters, the distaff side of the competition brought the heat with the females battling for supremacy.Lisa Oudit, sole female competitor in the 84kg weight class, placed first in the open category for her weight class and emerged the overall winner of the competition.Buddy’s Gym lifter erased the national squat, benchpress, deadift and total records set by Jackquelyn Toney in this weight class after she managed a 130.5kg squat, 60.5kg benchpress and a 135.5Kg deadlift which totalled 326.5kg and 304.429 wilks points. With this score, she erased the chances of her competitors.However, Grace Babb was able to cop first place in the female 72kg open and junior categories with 297.192 wilk points and a total of 290kg after her 107.5kg squat, 45kg benchpress and 137.5kg deadlift.Following closely behind in the open category was Mekdeci, with a wilks points total of 277.368 and a total of 280kg and then Blossom Babb took third place with a total of 192.5kg and 191.287 wilks points.President of the GAPLF, Ed Caesar, remarked that the athletes displayed a high degree of sportsmanship and proved that the local lifters can be “world record holders”.With the completion of this event, the next highly anticipated powerlifting event will be the Seniors championships, set for later this year.last_img read more

Moses Voted Man-of-the-Match as Chelsea Beats ‘Boro to Move Top

first_imgSuper Eagles’ forward, Victor Moses, wants Chelsea to hold on to top spot for the rest of the Premier League season following their 1-0 victory over Middlesbrough yesterday.Diego Costa’s 10th league goal of the season at the Riverside Stadium gave Antonio Conte’s side a sixth top-flight win in a row and took them a point clear of Liverpool and Manchester City in the standings.And Moses, who was named man-of-the-match as he continued his exceptional run of form, is determined to stay ahead of the chasing pack between now and next May.“The Premier League is harder every season, so we just want to make sure we stay on top now,” he told Sky Sports.“We showed a lot of character today. In the second half they came at us but we were really strong at the back.“I’m delighted to be in the first 11. I just want to keep on enjoying my form.“I’ve been on loan three times, but we’ve got a good manager here who wants to give the young players a chance, so I just want to stay in the starting 11 now.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Jim Boeheim on Mike Hopkins: ‘He’s like a son to me’

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ When Mike Hopkins told Jim Boeheim that he had “an unbelievable opportunity” at the University of Washington, Boeheim was only happy for his former player and 22-year assistant coach, Boeheim said Monday afternoon.Hopkins accepted UW’s head coach position on Sunday afternoon, leaving Syracuse with a vacant assistant coach spot and a looming question about the program’s future since Hopkins had been named the team’s head coach-designate and planned to take over for Boeheim after next season. But despite the cloud of uncertainty that came with Hopkins’ departure, Boeheim was happy for him.“I was so happy because he was happy. That was my only thought. Mike Hopkins is like a son to me,” Boeheim said. “… He’s meant a huge amount to Syracuse basketball and through the years.”Syracuse’s season ended earlier on Saturday when it lost to Mississippi in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament. Only one season remained until Boeheim’s planned retirement. But once Hopkins left for the Huskies, SU Director of Athletics John Wildhack contacted Boeheim and offered a contract extension, both said Monday afternoon. They declined to discuss the terms of the contract.The plan for Boeheim to step down after the 2017-18 season was announced by Chancellor Kent Syverud in a campus-wide email on March 18, 2015. About three months later, Syverud announced Hopkins would replace Boeheim.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhen Wildhack was hired in July 2016, he knew it’d be part of his job to ensure a smooth transition from Hopkins to Boeheim. The 41-year head coach cooperated with the transition, Wildhack said, even though Boeheim said he didn’t want the initial three-year limit to be made public.Prior to Hopkins leaving, Boeheim said his plan was “set in stone” that he’d retire after next season.While the plan didn’t come to fruition, Boeheim and Wildhack are appreciative of Hopkins’ time with SU and wished him well on Monday. Boeheim disputed the idea that replacing a Hall of Famer would have been problematic for Hopkins.“That’s what the normal perception is, but it’s not true if he’s good,” Boeheim said. “Mike is good. Mike would have done well here. I have no question about that. Because he’s good.”In the past several years, Hopkins had been in the mix for several head coaching jobs, including the Southern California job in 2013, but didn’t land one that he wanted until the Washington opening.While Boeheim served an NCAA-mandated, nine-game suspension last season, Hopkins filled in as the Orange’s interim head coach.“I’d been preparing to be a head coach for 20 years,” Hopkins said after his first game as interim head coach. “That’s always what I wanted to be and I always visualized myself doing it.”Now he gets the chance to fulfill his goal even though it doesn’t come at SU, like expected. Boeheim said he was glad for Hopkins to accomplish that regardless of Syracuse’s future being temporarily in question.“He got an opportunity that’s a tremendous opportunity to build a program. I think that was appealing to him,” Boeheim said. “I talked to him two or three times today about things that he’s going and trying to do. We are like father and son in a lot of ways. I’ll be asking him things and he’ll be asking me things from now on. I think in his mind, this was a great new opportunity.” Comments Published on March 20, 2017 at 8:13 pm Contact Paul: | @pschwedslast_img read more

Tipp footballers have ‘a lot of potential’

first_imgLiam Kearns is praising those who lined out in the McGrath Cup defeats to Kerry yesterday and Clare just over two weeks ago.However, the Tipp boss was without many of the personnel he’d hope to have available later in the year for both the Nationa League and championship in these tournament games.He also says he’s delighted with the efforts of the players during his reign so far.last_img

Betting in 2017-2018: Superbet, Technical Innovation, and Erlang

first_img StumbleUpon Share Submit Share Standing at the doorstep of 2018, a huge year for sports betting with the FIFA World Cup and the Winter Olympics, we’re taking some time out to look back at the industry in 2017. That’s why we sat down with Finbarr Joy, Group CTO at Superbet, and Stuart Whitfield, CEO at Erlang Solutions.SBC: In terms of developments in digital betting, what has been the highlight from 2017 for you?Finbarr Joy, Group CTO at SuperbetFinbarr Joy (FJ): Across the industry we’re seeing continued growth and expansion, but we haven’t seen anything really significant emerge in terms of sector technical capability, yet. We believe that a part of our opportunity at Superbet going forward is to work more with digital investment and digital opportunities. 2017 has essentially been a year to make what we do better. For Superbet, it’s been a year of international expansion and seeing our Group brands mature, generating some real traction in terms of relative scale. This gives us confidence in our multi-brand strategy going forward.Stuart Whitfield, CEO at Erlang SolutionsStuart Whitfield (SW): There are new entrants joining the marketplace everyday who we’re seeing mimic the market leaders’ technology choices. Competition is really heating up in the industry, especially as online has clearly become the main focus of most, if not all, betting operators. Beyond that, a lot of the established industry players are technologically conservative relatively. Because of this, we’ve not seen huge disruptions in the industry this year beyond steady growth and rising competition. SBC: How has Superbet innovated its digital platform in 2017?FJ: The main innovation has been around the establishment of the digital platform team and setting the roadmap for digital operations around the organisation. We’re taking on platform ownership for ourselves when many in the industry tend to defer to the off-the-shelf package vendors. We believe this gives us the foundation for innovation.2017 was the year that we put together the core dot com team, which is the context behind working with Erlang. Since we already had a strong team driving our Retail and Romania online growth, we’re now getting ‘compound’ benefit from the both together. Our main platform technology considerations are related to the need to handle scale and handle frequent change. We know that there are many opportunities for us in digital. We know that customers are increasingly led by the consumer internet. They’re getting more and more sophisticated. We’re working towards having a core platform capability, which means that we can change pretty much on demand. Whether it be Samsung, Facebook, Google, Apple, the reality is that we’re dependent on an ecosystem that we don’t control for our product to be successful. That ecosystem is going to move forward, and none of us really know how that’s going to pan out over the next three to five years. We need the flexibility to change on demand across pretty much any point of the customer experience. Our ability to ‘lock step’ with the best of the consumer internet is therefore what will keep our products ahead of the rest. It’s also worth calling out that in terms of digital, we believe it requires a different operating model to a traditional, or so-called corporate, business. We are looking at that right across the organisation, not just in technology teams. For instance, our customer services team is up and running with agile working now. They’re targeting short-term initiatives that deliver value a lot sooner and taking on a level of autonomy for tackling their own targets. That’s been really significant as we turn the orientation of the company towards a digital operating model. It’s interesting that one of the first examples we’ve seen is actually in one of the business operations teams rather in technology!SBC: How has Erlang and Elixir contributed to the betting industry in 2017?SW: Erlang in particular provides a core part of the tech stack for a number of key players in the  industry. It was built to solve the very challenges that online gambling & betting operators face everyday; reliability, scalability, and concurrency. You need look no further than bet365, online betting’s biggest player, which employs Erlang and Elixir at scale to help it service its 20 million users and made £525m profit from a record £47bn of bets last year.  Ambitious newer entrants to the market, such as Superbet and Derivco are also seeking to exploit the strengths of the Erlang ecosystem.FJ: There are more than just a handful of operators now considering the BEAM’s Erlang and Elixir as technology choices. Across the industry, there’s serious consideration based off the big examples of the likes of bet365. Erlang and Elixir are a solution to the challenge of dealing with concurrency and scale. Erlang has classically had that capability for quite a significant period, though it’s been only fairly recently that the sector has recognised that. I’m thinking of many organisations who’ve spent a lot of time wrestling with middleware stacks of various flavours to try and get them to scale when actually it’s a part of the core capability of the BEAM platform. The BEAM is interesting when it comes to the problem of dealing with surges in demand, dealing with the need to scale out, especially horizontally. You don’t have to engineer all of that for yourselves, whereas in other middleware environments, you typically do. That’s been, by far and away, the biggest benefit of adopting Erlang and Elixir for us. There’s a lot of work we would have done we didn’t have to do because we’re using the BEAM. There’s also a lot of reassurance from having confidence in the ability to scale based on its proven model.SBC: How do you see the BEAM VM (Erlang, Elixir, etc) playing into Superbet’s digital offering in 2018?FJ: For our .com platform, the BEAM VM is the glue for our architecture going forward. It underpins all of our different services across sports and gaming. It’s the common mechanism across both, holding the whole thing together. As such, it is the common model which we find is useful for integrating our teams but also solving some of our challenges with scalability and concurrency. We are running with the benefits of BEAM, with Erlang across the whole back-end. We’re also seeing progress with teams in working with Elixir. The fact that you can use the common model between those different groups, back-end and front-end, offers us cohesion. They might be completely different groups of engineers but we can align on that core model.SW: Superbet is in a rare position of building an online betting stack from the ground up. They’re not having to grapple with legacy software, and I suspect that’s how they’ve managed to attract some of the industry’s top talent. It’s really a green field opportunity where Superbet is able to build their ideal tech stack with fewer compromises and legacy-imposed constraints. This is exactly what we’re seeing them doing, it’s very exciting. SBC: What are your hopes and expectations for the online betting industry in 2018?FJ: My hope would be that the industry could take a lead in demonstrating that even in highly regulated industries, very innovative things can emerge. There tends to be too much of a contrast in proposition and customer experience between those who classify as the “consumer internet” – the big four or five of Silicon Valley – and the regulated industries. Banking always gets called out, but certainly the gaming industry to a certain extent as well, does not benchmark as well. It’s very often that people will highlight that the reason for that is because the regulatory barriers are so much higher. My hopes would be we can demonstrate that it’s by leading with highly regulated customer care that we can be highly innovative. I’d like to think that the industry starts to develop propositions that do genuinely compete with the best of the consumer internet.My expectation is that we’ll continue to see growth. It’s very interesting how much dialogue there is now especially about potential licensing in the US. It would be a very big market! I have every reason to believe that we’ll see continued growth throughout the industry.Then there’s eGaming. It’s very early days for that yet. The fact that there’s high participant levels and high spectator levels in eGaming is a huge draw. I think there’s still the question mark around genuine levels of betting interest. But inevitably eGaming is one of the things that we’re obviously going to be considering. It’s in the mix.SW: I expect to see further growth in esports and peer to peer (or social) gaming. I also don’t think it’s long before there’s a game-changing (excuse the pun) integration between an operator and a significant social media player, once the regulatory buoys can be navigated.   We’ve already seen some of the big consumer internet players file patents for betting-related innovations.bet365’s open-sourcing of their main database platform, Riak, may well lead to its adoption by a number of operators in the sector – it’s early days yet but the technology is rock-solid and well-supported.In terms of hopes for 2018, I would also like to see technology used in more innovative ways to encourage responsible gambling, particularly as regulatory pressures are likely to increase in this respect. Erlang Solutions is a trusted partner to some of the world’s leading and most innovative online gambling and betting operators. Learn more about Erlang Solutions and download our eBook: A Guide to Handling Massive Spikes and Loads.last_img read more

Pets of the Week

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich — On today’s Pets of the Week we have Kit Kat, Arnold and Franklin.Kit Kat is finally excited to have some good weather and just wants to have her me time. she is eight-months old and considered a rag-doll mix.This black and white cutie named Arnold is just trying to figure out his surroundings but he keeps getting distracted by the toy.Next we have Arnold’s brother Franklin who seems to be getting hypnotized by the toy but it only lasts for a second.That will do it for today’s Pets of the Week.If you’re interested in adopting. you can visit huronhumanesocietyinc.orgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Bingo begins Thursday June 11th at VFW post 2496Next Local law enforcement respond to a multiple vehicle accidentlast_img read more