Gold Coast villa knocks neighbour off top spot to claim suburb’s priciest property title

first_img MORE NEWS: How to decipher Tinder-style property listings The luxury villa sold for $1.875 million. The sale trumped the previous record of $1.845 million, which was held by the villa’s twin.The luxurious five-bedroom record holder fetched just under its $1.895 million listing price and was purchased by locals. JW Prestige Agents’ Jordan Williams and Kurt Gomez inked the deal last week. “They were local buyers looking to move from the west side of the highway and get a bit of a sea-change,” Mr Williams said. “They have a young family and really liked that they could have their boat and jetski out the back on the water but also still only be a six minute walk to the beach. “They also loved the rooftop terrace and quality of the build.” More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa9 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoMermaid Waters has been picked as the next hot spot for the Gold Coast.Mr Williams said there was hot competition for the home with multiple offers made and five buyers vying for the keys. He said Mermaid Waters was “clearly the next hot spot” for the Gold Coast. “Mermaid Waters is going really well, it’s Broadbeach Waters’ little sister,” he said. “It’s becoming more and more evident that Broadbeach Waters holds its value and people can see they can potentially get wider water and bigger blocks in Mermaid Waters.” Mr Williams said buyers were out in force after months of holding back.They have realised the market won’t crash so were trying to get back in before prices jumped again. Mermaid Waters’ median house price has increased 10 per cent in the past 12 months and a whopping 43.3 per cent in five years, according to the latest CoreLogic figures. It currently sits at $935,000. The sale of 36a Avanti St, Mermaid Waters, has set a residential price record for the suburb.A CONTEMPORARY villa has set a residential price record for Mermaid Waters.The brand-new home at 36A Avanti St claimed the title from its twin at No. 36 after selling in a $1.875 million deal. The previous benchmark sat at $1.845 million when its neighbour sold in an off-market deal in May. MORE NEWS: The Coast’s most popular suburbslast_img read more

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Zenica Athletic Meeting gathers Sports Elite

first_imgPreparations for the 7th international athletic meeting “Zenica 2016”, which is held on June 1 at the athletic stadium of the Sports-recreational Center Kamberovića polje, are nearing completion. Around 150 competitors from 20 countries will participate in this year’s meeting, including ten athletes who will perform at the Olympic Games. Majority of the participants are coming to confirm their sports shape prior to Olympic Games in Brazil.On the list of shot put for men, competitors with Olympic norms are Ivanov from Bulgaria, Žunić from Croatia, Elemba from Congo, and BiH Olympians Alić and Pezer. Similar situation is with female athletes on 1.500 meters, where the current form will be shown by Amela Terzić from Serbia, Bobochea from Romania, Chepchoech, Selah and Wangari from Kenya.Several famous names with extraordinary results will also perform at the meeting, including Amel Tuka, Kipkorir from Kenya and Temba from South Africa on 800 meters, Vakanov from Bulgaria on 110 meters, Italian sprinter on 100 meters Bompeng, Mayo and Ro from Kenya with Ribić from Serbia on 3.000 meters.Competitors in javelin throw are Magour from Egypt, Slavov from Bulgaria, Samac from Serbia and Dejan Mileusnić, who will try to reach the Olympic norm. fight for prestige among the disc throwers will be led between the Hungarian Savany, Varga from Croatia and Montenegrin Furtula, and among the female competitors are Tomašević from Serbia and Rakočević from Montenegro.In addition to them, numerous other athletes from abroad and from BiH will perform. They will try to achieve remarkable results or reach norms for great competitions. Total reward fund of the Zenica athletic meeting is 10.200 EUR, and favorites for the overall winner are Amel Tka, Georgi Ivanov, Slavov, Porter (USA), Terzić, Basad (Egypt) and Kipkorir.Organizers of the international athletic meeting “Zenica 2016”, which begins at 3 p.m., expect a large crowd, although the entire meeting will be directly broadcasted on BHTV.(Source: novovrijeme.ba/photo: rekreacija.ba)last_img read more

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Brickwall Tavern Pulls Plan For Little Silver’s First Pub

first_imgOn Wednesday, Mayor Robert Neff said the borough council may take action on the matter at its next meeting, scheduled for April 15. LITTLE SILVER – A two-year-long saga over the borough’s first potential pub crawled to an unexpected conclusion last week when the developer withdrew its application. By ordinance, a projectof this scale would require230 parking spaces. The siteplan proposed just 36 spacescontained on location. Though the withdrawal was in their favor, Gale said, in situations like this, his clients don’t truly win. Krimko did not respondto multiple requests forcomment. The project, which proposed the construction of a two-story Brickwall Tavern with two bars on the first floor and a third bar with an outdoor balcony on the second floor, was unanimously dismissed by the planning board without prejudice. Though that potential exists, according to members of a resident opposition group that organized to fight the project, this withdrawal still feels like a win. “It’s a much better result than the alternative, which would be to have the application continue, so in that sense it feels like we accomplished something. Now we just have to keep our fingers crossed that the application never comes back,” Tom Kennedy said. At that February hearing the developer’s attorney, Jennifer Krimko of Ansell Grimm & Aaron, P.C. in Ocean, supplied a letter of intent from NJ Transit that outlined terms for an agreement that would allow Kelly 29, LLC to direct overflow traffic into the nearby commuter lot for the Little Silver train station. Noise pollution from patrons and musicians taking the party to the outdoor balcony of the second story bar, hours of operation that would see the last of the tavern’s customers departing at 2 a.m., and an exit point for vehicles that would potentially lead to an influx of vehicles through the Townhomes of Little Silver development were just some of the points raised since the hearings began. “It just wasn’t a good fit for that part of town,” said homeowner Kennedy. “The only other business in Little Silver open that late is the 7-Eleven. You’re talking about having live music late into the night. It was going to be too much.” During an April 4 meeting, planning board chairman John Chimento said simply, “We won’t speculate on why the application was withdrawn, but I will say, I think (Kelly 29, LLC) got the picture,” referring to the public outcry. A group of 15 townhome residents hired attorney Jeffrey B. Gale of Hazlet to represent them in the matter. Gale said the most egregious design flaw was the size and scope of the proposed project on the 0.63-acre lot. The developer, Kelly 29, LLC, could potentially re-submit the application at any point in the future, but would be forced to start the application process from square one. The developers planned to build an 11,480-square-foot facility with seating for 250 patrons. Gale speculates that since the NJ Transit letter was introduced, something went awry with the agreement. Kennedy and a number of his neighbors living in the Townhomes of Little Silver, a development located off Oceanport and Sycamore avenues adjacent to the proposed site of this project, 51 Oceanport Ave., had questioned several design and operational choices for the tavern. “In zoning matters, when you represent the applicant, they have the potential of winning and making a lot of money. When you represent the objectors, the only thing they win is the opportunity to maintain their property and quality of life. They simply maintain the status quo.” Though the application has been withdrawn, the question remains: What will happen to Little Silver’s first and only liquor license – currently held by Kelly 29, LLC – now that the Brickwall project has been shelved? “The testimony I thought was most prohibitive to the application was when their own professional said the lot was an appropriate size for a 2,000-square-foot Dunkin’ Donuts. What they were proposing was more than 11,000 square feet,” Gale said, referring to testimony provided by project engineer James Kennedy at a Feb. 7 hearing. last_img read more

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Chelsea thrash Man City 5-1 in FA Cup

first_imgLONDON (AP):Chelsea reached the quarter-finals of the FA Cup with a 5-1 victory against an under-strength Manchester City side yesterday, while London rivals Crystal Palace and West Ham also advanced.Palace defeated Tottenham 1-0 and West Ham came from behind to thrash second-tier Blackburn 5-1.At Stamford Bridge, City manager Manuel Pellegrini showed that the focus was on his side’s Champions League last 16 first-leg match against Dynamo Kiev on Wednesday – handing five players their debut.”I have 13 (fit) players. I cannot take the risk to have one more player injured” Pellegrini said, when asked if he had devalued the FA Cup by fielding a weakened team. “I think we did the correct thing.”Defeat ended City’s chance of an unlikely quadruple, while Chelsea head for a quarter-final against Everton – the team they beat in the 2009 FA Cup final, during Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink’s first spell in charge.When Chelsea took the lead after 35 minutes, it was two of Pellegrini’s senior players – rather than the youngsters – who were at fault.Diego Costa was allowed space on the six-yard box between Aleksandar Kolarov and Martin Demichelis and, when Eden Hazard hooked the ball across goal, Costa had as much time as he liked to stoop and head powerfully past Willy Caballero.The lead only lasted two minutes. City forward Kelechi Iheanacho received a pass on the right and spread the ball into Chelsea’s six-yard area. Cesar Azpilicueta tried to clear, but David Faupala stretched out a leg in anticipation and scored a debut goal.COINS THROWNAs he celebrated with teammates in the corner of the pitch, coins were thrown at the City players from the stand where Chelsea fans sat.”There were coins thrown to the Man City players in their celebration,” Hiddink said. “We condemn it. I condemn it strongly. Those people, they should not come into stadiums.”Faupala’s goal marked an encouraging first half for City’s youngsters, but Chelsea’s experience proved too much after the break.Hazard, whose movement and passing resembled the player who propelled Chelsea to the Premier League title last season, threaded in Willian in the 48th and he finished ruthlessly, lashing the ball fiercely past Caballero and into the far corner.Five minutes later, Chelsea added a third when Fernandinho made a feeble attempt to clear Willian’s corner, and Gary Cahill fired in from the edge of the area.Hazard then marked his impressive display with a goal, whipping a free kick low past Caballero in the 67th, before substitute Bertrand Traore scored with a header in the 89th.It could have been a heavier defeat for City, but Caballero saved a 75th minute penalty from Oscar.”It is a boost in the confidence for the players. We are making steps (forward),” Hiddink said. “There is not much left in the league for Chelsea, to be honest, so we focus on the games in the FA Cup.”Elsewhere, Crystal Palace dumped London rival Tottenham out of the competition.Martin Kelly hit the decisive goal for Palace at White Hart Lane just before half-time, controlling a pass from Wilfried Zaha before firing past Michel Vorm.Tottenham came close to equalising in the second half, through Christian Eriksen, who was denied by a smart save from Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey, and Alan Pardew’s side held on for a narrow victory.”It wasn’t our day,” Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli said. “There are a lot of disappointed lads in the dressing room, but we will move on.”West Ham avoided a fifth-round upset with a 5-1 comeback victory at Blackburn.Ben Marshall put the hosts ahead with a low, left-footed strike after 20 minutes, but Victor Moses equalised six minutes later.Dimitri Payet then put West Ham ahead with a free kick, and Emmanuel Emenike struck twice in the second half, before Payet got his second in stoppage time.Chris Taylor was sent off for Blackburn and Cheikhou Kouyate for West Ham, both in the second half.”After the first 20 minutes, we played fantastic,” West Ham manager Slaven Bilic said. “We played really great football and it looked easy.”Crystal Palace are away to Reading after yesterday’s quarter-final draw, while West Ham will play the winner of today’s tie between Manchester United and third-tier Shrewsbury.last_img read more

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PPP questions GECOM’s inaction

first_imgThe Opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic on Monday condemned what it said was inertia beingPPP/C General Secretary, Clement Roheedisplayed by Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) in the face of the gridlock which obtains in the town of Mabaruma and five Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs).In these local authority areas, the governing A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) and the PPP/C gained equal number of seats, leading to deadlock after attempts were made to elect the Mayor and Deputy Mayor in Mabaruma and Chairmen of the five NDCs.In spite of this, Communities Minister Ronald Bulkhan applied Section 13 (4) of the Municipal and District Council’s Act Chapter 28:01 which states, “where at an election two or more Councillors secure an equal number of votes the Minister shall direct which of those Councillors shall perform the functions of the office of Mayor; and that Councillor shall assume and perform those functions until such time as the Mayor or Deputy Mayor as the case may be is able to act.”But, PPP/C executive Zulfikar Mustapha subsequently challenged the decision in the High Court, arguing that the minister ignored Section 13 (6) which provides that the Town Clerk shall appoint a date for the election of a Mayor by the people. This date shall not be later than December 28 of the same year – the next step after the council fails to elect a Mayor and Deputy Mayor.Justice Diana Insanally subsequently quashed the appointment of a Mayor for Mabaruma as well as the appointments of chairmen of the five NDCs.However GECOM is still to make its position known on the issue.The PPP/C is maintaining that the law on this issue is clear and it mandates that an election by the people in each of the local authority area is the next mandatory step prescribed by law.It added it is GECOM that the constitution has vested with the sole and exclusive mandate to conduct these impending elections.“It is equally clear that the Local Government Elections of 2016 are not yet lawfully concluded and will only be concluded when these matters are resolved in the manner provided for by the law. Therefore, GECOM’s inaction in these circumstances constitutes a gross and reprehensible abdication of its constitutional mandate and statutory duty,” the PPP/C said.It also called attention to the International Community, the observers of the 2016 Local Government Elections, and “all those who clamoured for these elections to be held are noting the subversion of the will of the electorate and the derailing of the democratic process that are taking place by the actions of Minister Bulkan and the inaction of GECOM.”The government has already declared that it will be challenging the court decision to quash the appointment of the mayor and the chairpersons of the five NDCs when the matter comes up later this month.last_img read more

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Items stolen from unlocked vehicles in Dawson Creek

first_imgHowever, every single vehicle that was stolen from had been left unlocked. Public assistance is being requested in identifying a suspect or suspects, but police are also reminding residents to lock their vehicles and not leave valuable items in sight. If possible, valuables should be taken inside overnight. Anyone with information is asked to call the Dawson Creek RCMP at 250-784-3700 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.- Advertisement –last_img

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Hughes hails Everton boss

first_imgMark Hughes has paid tribute to Everton manager David Moyes, who this week celebrates 10 years in charge at Goodison Park.Moyes is regarded as one of the top managers in the country and Hughes says the Scot can be proud of his achievements.“David’s done a remarkable job. Managing a big club like that comes with big expectations and he’s managed that very well,” said the QPR boss.“He possibly hasn’t got the resources that other clubs have but he still manages what he has very, very well.“It’s difficult to be at a club that long – and being at the same club a long time can bring it’s own problems, because people will have heard the same voice over and over again.“It takes a skilled manager to keep making players aware of what’s required of them and he’s done that really well.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Rangers boss Redknapp defends Cesar for wearing Chelsea shirt

first_imgHarry Redknapp has leapt to the defence of Julio Cesar after the QPR goalkeeper was pictured wearing a Chelsea shirt.The photograph was taken at the birthday party of Blues defender David Luiz – Cesar’s Brazil team-mate and close friend – and angered some R’s fans.Cesar has since insisted he did not mean to cause offence, while QPR said this week they would be “dealing with the issue internally.”And Rangers boss Redknappp said: “It was a bit of fun. He was round his mate’s house – two Brazilian boys. It was just a bit of fun, that’s all.”YTo4OntzOjk6IndpZGdldF9pZCI7czoyMDoid3lzaWphLW5sLTEzNTI0NjE4NjkiO3M6NToibGlzdHMiO2E6MTp7aTowO3M6MToiMyI7fXM6MTA6Imxpc3RzX25hbWUiO2E6MTp7aTozO3M6MjI6Ildlc3QgTG9uZG9uIFNwb3J0IGxpc3QiO31zOjEyOiJhdXRvcmVnaXN0ZXIiO3M6MTc6Im5vdF9hdXRvX3JlZ2lzdGVyIjtzOjEyOiJsYWJlbHN3aXRoaW4iO3M6MTM6ImxhYmVsc193aXRoaW4iO3M6Njoic3VibWl0IjtzOjMzOiJTdWJzY3JpYmUgdG8gb3VyIGRhaWx5IG5ld3NsZXR0ZXIiO3M6Nzoic3VjY2VzcyI7czoyODM6IlRoYW5rIHlvdSEgUGxlYXNlIGNoZWNrIHlvdXIgaW5ib3ggaW4gb3JkZXIgdG8gY29uZmlybSB5b3VyIHN1YnNjcmlwdGlvbi4gSWYgeW91IGRvbid0IHNlZSBhbiBlLW1haWwgZnJvbSB1cywgY2hlY2sgeW91ciBzcGFtIGZvbGRlci4gSWYgeW91IHN0aWxsIGhhdmVuJ3QgcmVjZWl2ZWQgYSBjb25maXJtYXRpb24gbWVzc2FnZSwgcGxlYXNlIGUtbWFpbCBmZWVkYmFja0B3ZXN0bG9uZG9uc3BvcnQuY29tIGFuZCB0ZWxsIHVzIHlvdSB3aXNoIHRvIHN1YnNjcmliZSB0byBvdXIgbmV3c2xldHRlci4iO3M6MTI6ImN1c3RvbWZpZWxkcyI7YToxOntzOjU6ImVtYWlsIjthOjE6e3M6NToibGFiZWwiO3M6NToiRW1haWwiO319fQ== Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Rooting for Human Evolution

first_imgCan you squeeze human blood out of a turnip?  A new story floating around for how humans began their long divergence away from apes in the jungle was that they developed a taste for roots.  EurekAlert reported a story coming out of U of Minnesota: “About five to seven million years ago, when the lineage of humans and chimpanzees split, edible root plants similar to rutabagas and turnips may have been one of the reasons.”  A line of apes found fleshy roots attractive as a supplement to meat and fruits.  They had to move out into the savannah to get more of them.  For evidence, the evolutionists point to larger jaws of early humans needed for chewing the tough roots.Sorry, chimps were already out there, too (see 09/01/2005 story).  They didn’t evolve into anything like us.  Try again, and this time, let’s see some equations (see 08/22/2005 and 08/19/2005 entries) with the fables.(Visited 15 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Alleged Leader Of Hacker Group LulzSec Arrested In Australia

first_imgInvestigators in Australia have arrested the self-proclaimed leader of LulzSec, the hacker group and Anonymous offshoot that previously claimed responsibility for a slew of major hacks in 2011 including attacks on Sony Pictures, the UK tabloid The Sun, and the CIA’s public website. All “just for the Lulz” — laughs, that is — of it.On Tuesday night, police in Sydney took into custody Matt Flannery, a 24-year-old Australian IT professional who goes by the online moniker Aush0k. The alleged hacker faces up to 12 years behind bars for two counts of unauthorized modification of data to cause impairment and one count of unauthorized access to a restricted computer system.  Australian Federal Police say their investigation began only two weeks ago when they discovered a government website had been compromised. Police apparently made the connection between Flannery and the recently targeted website because the multinational Tenable Network Security, where Flannery was allegedly employed, had access to specific Australian government information (a quick search on Google revealed a LinkedIn profile of Flannery claiming employment there).However, representatives from Tenable contacted ReadWrite and informed us that Flannery was instead employed by Content Security, a security firm that subcontracted for Tenable. Still, it could explain just how he had access to such sensitive material. Tenable’s Nessus software is used by clients such as the U.S. Department of Defense, Amazon and the American Red Cross for checking network security vulnerabilities. And determining weaknesses in networks is exactly what allowed LulzSec and similar hackers to pick their targets. Following the arrest, Content Security’s Phil Kurth described Flannery as a low-level support tech already on 3 month probation, although the reason behind the suspension, and any tie-into these charges, was not specified. Kurth further pointed out that Flannery had no access to any type of customer data apart from support tickets, and that most of the activities Flannery was accused of were conducted on his home PC, and seldom on his work-issued laptop. Flannery’s work computer has been seized by police.Authorities claim Flannery asserted his LulzSec leadership in online forums monitored by police and visited by LulzSec members. They also claim Flannery admitted his leading role in the group directly to police. Some discussions in the hacker material stored at the online locker Pastebin also seems to support authorities’ claims. “This man is known to international law enforcement and police will allege he was in a position of trust within the company with access to information from clients including government agencies,” explained Glen McEwen, the AFP’s federal police commander. Flannery isn’t the first alleged member of LulzSec to face the wraith of law enforcement. Another reputed leader, Sabu, aka Hector Xavier Monsegur, turned states evidence and became an FBI informant after his 2011 arrest. Sabu may have been the hacker who ratted out former Reuters social media editor Matthew Keys, who was indicted for his role in the Anonymous infiltration of the Los Angeles Times website. Just 2 weeks ago, another former LulzSec member, Ryan Ackroyd, pleaded guilty to several cyberattacks in the UK. The 26 year-old Ackroyd faces sentencing next month. Flannery has already been released on bail, and now faces a May 15 court date. Photo courtesy of Twitter   A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Anonymous#LulzSec#privacy#security adam popescucenter_img Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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