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The man behind the industrious Resolution

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Australia’s luxury real estate capital revealed

first_imgVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:31Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:31 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenIs it a good time to list?02:31The Gold Coast is officially the luxury real estate capital of Australia, according to new figures ranking premium property growth in cities around the world.The Gold Coast has also bucked the trend worldwide by recording positive growth over the COVID-19 pandemic period.The $25 million sale of 2 Heron Ave, Mermaid Beach set a new Queensland record.Knight Frank’s Prime Global Cities Index Q2 2020 tracks movement in prime residential prices in local currency across 45 cities worldwide.Prime property is defined as the most desirable and expensive property in a given location, generally including the top 5 per cent of each market by value.MORE: Buyers trade overseas trips for holiday homesRSL prize home winner makes a smart call Burleigh Head’s house a photo shoot hotspot A resort-style mansion at 1-3 La Scala court, Isle of Capri fetched $11.75 million in May.Five Australian cities – the Gold Coast, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane and Melbourne – were ranked in the top 24, with the Gold Coast coming in at number 10.The Gold Coast was the strongest performing city in Australia, recording annual price growth of 3.4 per cent followed by Sydney and Perth (3.0 per cent), Brisbane (2.5 per cent) and Melbourne (1.2 per cent).Over the past quarter, the Gold Coast’s luxury property market recorded positive growth of 1.2 per cent, tracking ahead of Brisbane and Sydney with 0.3 per cent.The sale of 15 Southern Cross Dr, Cronin Island for $12.45m was the second-highest on the Gold Coast this year.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 agoKnight Frank National Head of Residential Shayne Harris said demand for luxury property was likely to continue, with cashed-up individuals wanting more spacious homes.“During the pandemic we’ve seen the ultra-wealthy make their next residential property purchase decisions based on liveability, so places like southeast Queensland will become more attractive in a post-COVID world,” he said.“It is unlikely we will see significant volumes of distressed prime sales as we saw in 2008, during the global financial crisis.”The red roofed house at 10 Goodwin Tce, Burleigh Heads sold for $7 million.Manila was the world’s top performing city, with annual luxury residential price growth of 14.4 per cent, followed by Tokyo (8.6 per cent) and Stockholm (4.4 per cent).“Manila, Tokyo and Seoul are Asia’s top performers year-on-year, with Stockholm, Geneva and Paris leading Europe’s rankings,” said Knight Frank’s Head of Residential Research Australia Michelle Ciesielski.“However, five of these six cities registered flat or falling prime prices in the three months to June.“We expect the index to display muted growth in the second half of 2020 before recovering in 2021.”last_img read more

Freedom Party mourns passing of Ambassador Maynard

first_imgLocalNews Freedom Party mourns passing of Ambassador Maynard by: – May 9, 2012 Sharing is caring! Share Tweet Sharecenter_img Share Ambassador Charles Maynard. Photo credit: dominicacentral.comThe Dominica Freedom Party through its leader Judith Pestaina has issued a statement communicating sadness on the passing of Ambassador Charles Maynard who had been a member of the party and minister of government during the DFP’s 15 year stint in government.Ambassador Maynard died at the age of 78 at the Princess Margaret Hospital on Tuesday.The statement is as follows;“The late Ambassador, His Excellency Charles Maynard served in the Public and Private Sectors and became a Permanent Secretary at a very youthful age. He also held a number of managerial positions in the Private Sector. He was a member of the Committee for National Salvation in 1979 and was appointed Senator and Minister of Education and Health in he Interim Government. However, it is for his sterling contribution to the development of Dominica under a Dominica Freedom Party led government from 1980 -1995 that he will be specially remembered. Under the leadership of the late Prime Minister, Dame Mary Eugenia Charles, Mr. Maynard contested and won the Soufriere Constituency on the Dominica Freedom Party ticket in 1985 and was appointed Minister of Agriculture, Tourism Trade and Industry. He again contested and won the Soufriere Constituency in 1990 and was re – appointed Minister of Agriculture, Tourism, Trade and Industry. During that term, he served as Minister of Agriculture for a brief period but continued as Minister of Tourism, Trade and Industry until 1995. Judith Pestaina; Leader of the Dominica Freedom Party. Photo credit:thedominican.netAs Minister of Agriculture under a Dominica Freedom Party led Government, he led a strong drive in agricultural diversification which was bolstered by the OECS Diversification Programme. Programmes were developed for farmers in coconut rehabilitation and production, coffee, cocoa, tree crops and exotic herbs and ornamental plants.Staff and extension services were among the best in the Eastern Caribbean, markets were assured for grapefruit juice, Bello Products were able to obtain enough marketable grade coffee, packing and shipping facilities were constructed for hucksters, livestock rearing was given a boost while programmes aimed at food self-sufficiency and import substitution were developed through the IFAD-funded Domestic Food Production Project.Tourism figures shot up remarkably during that period with the construction of the cruise ship reception facility, the new Roseau Bay Front facility and special funding opportunities for the refurbishment and improvement of hotels. Eco-tourism sites at Soufriere Hot Springs, Fresh Water Lake, Morne Diablotin, National Park, Syndicate Parrot Reserve, Nature Trail and the Carib Territory were also initiated.Health services were boosted with the construction of the Louis Pasteur Polyclinic, mental health services were improved to include special clinics for ear, nose and throat problems, eye treatment and gastroenterology services were introduced and 26 health centres and clinics were constructed completing the primary health care network all over the island which was recognized as a model for the Caribbean. In Education, the St Joseph Secondary School was established, an academic programme was also established at the Grand Bay School in 1988, the technical/vocational secondary education programme was expanded to include the Goodwill, St Martin’s, Grand Bay, St. Joseph and St John’s schools. In 1993 although he lost his contest for the leadership of the Dominica Freedom Party, he won the Soufriere Constituency in the 1995 General Election. While the Dominica Freedom Party lost the government, he continued to serve his Constituents as a member of the Opposition until 2000 when he retired from elective politics. The Political Leader, Executive Committee and members of the Dominica Freedom Party extend sincere condolences to his wife, children, extended family and friends. May his soul rest in peace”.Dominica Vibes News 15 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Cardinals 5th Graders Win Home Tourney-6th Grade Birds Place 3rd

first_imgThe 5th Grade Boys Basketball team won the St. Louis Tournament Saturday. The Cardnals played St. Michael’s in the first game and won with a final score of 31-24. Jaiden Kuria scored 20 points, Caleb Mohr had 9 and Ben Greiwe had 2 points. St. Louis played played Milan in the championship game and won with a final score of 28-21. Jaiden Kuria scored 16 points, Caleb Mohr had 6, Jack Freeland had 4 and Ben Greiwe had 2 points. Come out and cheer on the boys Monday (12-03) 6:00 PM as they take on St. Nicholas at home. Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Tim Reder.The 6th Grade St. Louis Cardinals hosted a 4 school tournament on Saturday, December 1st and finished in third place.  In their first game they took on St. Michael’s and ended up losing by a score  of 26-6.  The Cardinals played great defense in the first half as the score was 7-2.  Ben Miller and Sam Laloge ended up with 4 points and 2 points respectively.  Laloge led the way with 5 rebounds followed by Ryan Duerstock (3), Santiago Schutte (2), Adam Meer (2), and Max Amberger (2).  In the Cardinals second game against St. Nicholas they came away with a 22-20 win to avenge the loss to St. Nicholas earlier in the year!  St. Louis had 7 of their 10 players in the scoring column led by Ben Miller with 8 points who also hit the go ahead basket near the end of the game.  Scoring for the Cardinals were Adam Meer with 4 points and Sam Laloge, Ryan Duerstock, Henry Wanstrath, Sully Hill, and Max Amberger each with 2 points.  Laloge and Amberger each had 5 rebounds followed by Meer (3), Duerstock (2), Marc Meneses (1), and Zavier Tekulve (1).  The Cardinals had Amberger, Wanstrath, Miller, and Tekulve all record an assist.  The boys have now won 3 out of their last 4 games.  The Cardinals are back in action on Monday, December 3rd when they will host St. Nicholas at 6:00 PM. Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Ryan Tekulve.last_img read more

Sports reopening: Minister warns against breach of COVID-19 protocols

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, says all COVID-19 protocols must be fully observed as sporting activities resume across the country behind closed doors.The Minister said this in a statement by Gabriel Aduda, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry. Dare commended President Muhammadu Buhari and the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 for reopening the National Youth Service Corps Orientation Camps for the sake of the youths in the country.The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Dr. Sani Aliyu, had on Thursday announced the reopening of sports without fans under the close supervision of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development and the National Agency for Disease Control.Dare said: “We are happy that our athletes can now return to action and do what they know how best to do and our youths can return to the NYSC orientation camps.“The last few months have been very tough for our athletes as well as the ministry.”He said the ministry would ensure full compliance with all necessary protocols and tests before giving approval for resumption of sporting activities, including football matches. Dare added that approval must be sought before any game was played, while all protocols must be put in place and guidelines obeyed as directed by PTF and NCDC.“The Ministry has set up a COVID-19 monitoring and approval team for every sport engagement and event,” he added.The minister assured that all steps for the resumption of the Nigerian domestic league were being taken and warned that the league would not resume until basic conditions were met.He said: “The domestic league will not commence until the regulations and controls in the aspect of financial and licensing control are put in place.“The NFF must put clubs on notice and enforce these regulations and controls as stipulated, otherwise the Nigerian Professional and Amateur Leagues would not be approved for resumption.” The minister had earlier directed the NFF to communicate with the clubs that the needed to comply fully with financial controls and regulation as stipulated in the rule book before a date can be fixed for the resumption of the league.Tags: COVID-19COVID-19 ProtocolsMinister Sunday DareSports Reopeninglast_img read more

Eagle soars to Wales’s success

first_img Despite having been off the track since finishing third in the Champion Stakes in October, Free Eagle was the 5-2 favourite for Dermot Weld and Pat Smullen kept things simple, positioning the market leader close to the pace and out of trouble. As the pacesetting French raider Gailo Chop began to fade from the home turn, Free Eagle was sent to the lead and quickened smartly to take a couple of lengths out of the field. Free Eagle was all out to repel the late thrust of The Grey Gatsby in a pulsating finish of the Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot. Press Association Kevin Ryan’s The Grey Gatsby, a 9-2 shot under Jamie Spencer, spent much of the race in behind horses and was crying out for a gap in the last quarter-mile. When he did finally get into the clear, he found top gear and was making ground all the way to the line, but went down by a short head. Western Hymn was back in third, with The Corsican coming home well in fourth. Smullen said: “I’ve never enjoyed a winner like it. “I’ve been saying for so long how good I think this horse is and we’ve had a stop-start campaign with him, but he’s shown today how good a horse he is. “They didn’t go over-fast but I committed soon enough and all credit to him, he kept going all the way to the line even though The Grey Gatsby came at me. “I can’t tell you how good a training performance this is, it hasn’t been easy at all, he’s done wonders with this horse to get him here today. “I didn’t think he’d be able to show his best today, but he did. “I think this horse will improve for a mile and a half, but you could see his speed the way he quickened up today.” Weld said: “He got a brilliant ride, he’s a very good horse. “When you’ve got a good horse it makes the training easy, but it hasn’t been easy with him. “He got a heavy head cold a few weeks ago and I thought today was very much in doubt, but we got him right on the day that mattered. “Fitness on the day was my main concern, as I said – I had him as fit as I could get him with the limited preparation he had. “He sticks his neck out and he battles. “The Irish Champion Stakes will be on the agenda and I’ve always thought the Arc would be the race for him.” Ryan said of The Grey Gatsby: “In the first two furlongs I thought they were going to go a good pace but then they half pulled it up and he got locked up. “In fairness, Jamie gave him a fantastic ride, it was a great horse race and he’s back to his best. “I knew we had him in great shape, he’s got a long run with a lot of races coming up now, I was quietly confident he’d put up a big show. “Fair dos to the winner, it was a great training performance but I’m not disappointed, I know the horse is back to his best and we can look forward.” “He’s proved today what we’ve said about him all along. “He’s in the Eclipse and he’s in the King George over a mile and a half. We’ll let the dust settle and see how the horse comes home. “I’ll speak to Jamie and Ryan (Moore) as well, I’m sure he’ll have an opinion.” John Gosden said of Western Hymn: “It was a great run, a fabulous race and take nothing away from the first two. “We probably wish we had a bit more pace in the race and that is where California Chrome might have helped us, but I’m over the moon.” David Simcock said of The Corsican: “I’m really pleased, it was just unfortunate he couldn’t have been a bit closer.” last_img read more

New deal for Arteta

first_img The Spaniard’s extension fits in with Arsenal’s policy of offering single-season contracts to their older players. “He will stay with us for one more year because he has extended his contract,” manager Arsene Wenger told Arsenal Player. “He’s one of the leaders in the club because he’s the captain of the team. I expect him to contribute much more than last season but he also faces a battle. “With the number of games we have ahead, we could use his experience, his desire and his quality as it will be vital for next season.” Arteta joined Arsenal from Everton in August 2011 for £10million and has gone on to make 136 appearances for them, scoring 16 goals. Press Associationcenter_img Arsenal have announced that captain Mikel Arteta has signed a new one-year deal with the club.last_img read more

Stone: Trump Did Nothing Wrong, Impeachment Could Mean Political Revolution

first_imgRepublican consultant Roger Stone, who is currently facing a federal indictment related to the Mueller investigation, spoke to our news partner, CBS12, on Saturday evening, three days before his trial is set to begin.Stone did not comment on his case due to a court-imposed gag order.He says it has been “quite some time” since he has spoken with President Trump, to whom Stone served as a close confidant leading up to the 2016 campaign.Stone believes the current impeachment inquiry against the President could hurt the Democratic party, while galvanizing Trump’s supporters. He adds that impeachment by the House of Representatives is an “almost certainty,” and suggested that Trump use campaign funds to advertise in states with Republican senators who might be “undecided” in a potential Senate impeachment trial.According to Stone, “I think the president has not only an obligation but a responsibility to investigate official corruption by government officials. Donald Trump did nothing wrong,” referencing the President’s call with Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky.As for the Democrats’ allegation that the call shows Trump pressuring a foreign leader for dirt on a political rival, Stone says, “I think the president’s done nothing wrong. I read the transcript of that phone call, as did every American, and I still don’t see any impropriety about what the president did.”Stone thinks Trump supporters will rise up if impeachment occurs, adding, “I don’t think it will be violence but i do think there will be a political revolution. I think that the Republicans might well take back the house because of this impeachment drive.”In terms of his overall thoughts on President Trump’s style in handling the impeachment inquiry, Stone states, “He’s a brawler, he likes a good fight. he’s fearless. you can’t judge him on bass of judging past presidents. He has a unique style. It’s a style some people love, its a style that grates others.”last_img read more

GFSCL Prime Minister’s T20 Cup launched

first_img…Over $ 1.3M in cash prizes up for grabsOVER $1.3M in cash prizes will be up for grabs when the Georgetown Softball Cricket League (GSCL) Incorporated stages its third edition of the Prime Minister’s T20 Cup on November 1, 2 and 3 next under the theme: “Fostering social cohesion through sports”.At last Friday’s launch of this year’s tournament, held at the Guyana National Industrial Company (GNIC) ground, Thomas Lands, GSCL president Ian John disclosed that both the All Stars and Over-45 winners will cart off $500 000 each while the Legends Over-50 victors will take home $300 000. The runners-up in each category are also guaranteed $100 000.This year marks the first for the Legends Over-50 category which has been gaining popularity since its introduction at the 2017 Toronto Cup.In addition to trophies, there are a number of lucrative incentive prizes which include man-of-the-match in the finals and the Most Valuable Players in each category.The man-of-the-match in the All Stars final will receive a trophy and $10 000 while the MVP will ride away with a Hero motorcycle, compliments of Rose Ramdehol. The man-of-the-match in the Over-45 final will take home a trophy and $10 000 and the MVP a 55-inch smart TV while the man-of-the-match in the Legends Over-50 will collect a trophy and $10 000 and the MVP one gold bracelet.John also announced that the organisers have agreed to allow two players aged 43 plus to be included in the Over-45 category while the Over-50s have the luxury of playing three 49-year-olds.According to the GSCL president, his entity is expecting at least 24 teams from Guyana, Canada, New York and Orlando to participate in a “bigger and better” tournament which features a number of giveaways on the final day.Some of the trophies which will be up for grabs at this year’s tournament.While entrance remains free, teams will be required to furnish their own meals and water and are required to be decked out in their various team uniforms. They will also be required to deposit a commitment fee of G$60 000 or US$300 which will be refunded on the second day of the tournament (November 2).John had previously pointed out that there have been instances where teams gave their assurance of competing and pulled out at the last moment, placing the organisers in a quandary to fill places, hence the reason for the commitment fee.Unlike the two previous tournaments, John also disclosed that the All Stars final will be staged under floodlights at the Everest Cricket Club ground, Camp Road, following the completion of the other two finals earlier on Sunday, November 3. Star Party Rentals will provide the floodlights.The GSCL president is therefore urging spectators to come out in their numbers in what promises to be a fun-filled day which will also feature the ever-popular “dancing girls”.Among those at the impressive launching ceremony were Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo and Minister of Social Cohesion with responsibility for Culture, Youth and Sport Dr George Norton.The Prime Minister told the gathering that he was extremely happy that the Office of the Prime Minister has been associated with the staging of the tournament over the past three years as it allows everyone to unite. “Sports of this nature is intended to create a space for all,” the Prime Minister added.While commending the organisers for their excellent efforts, Minister Norton felt that some consideration should be given for a women’s category in future. That, he said, would fully embody the theme of this year’s tournament.Matches are scheduled for the Everest, Police, YMCA, Gandhi Youth Organisation (GYO), GNIC, Malteenoes and DCC grounds while, according to John, should matches be played at Enmore, Minister Norton has assured that transportation will be provided free of cost through his ministry.All teams will be required to attend a meeting on Thursday, October 31, prior to the commencement of the tournament the following day, and their 15-member team list should also include identification photographs which will be placed in a database system.While new Over-50 champions will be crowned, Speedboat and Regal Masters are the defending champions in the All Stars and Over-45 categories respectively.Among the several sponsors for this year’s tournament are Banks DIH, Regal Stationery and Computer Centre, Crown Mining, Rajiv Gandhi University, Green Heart University, Star Party Rentals, Supreme Venture, Elegance Jewellery, Cyber Sports Pakistan, Ink Plus the Computer Store, Dyna’s Embroidery, USA Cricket Zone, Krishna and Balram Printery and Hero Motorcycle Rose Ramdehol. (Frederick Halley)last_img read more