154 Tallai Rd, Tallai will be offered to the market on Saturday.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North12 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoShe urged buyers not to pass up the opportunity to buy at auction on the Coast.“Put your hand up because this opportunity will not come by again,” she said.“If you want to secure your piece of paradise now is the time to do it.”“We’ve got everything from investments on the beachfront to hinterland acreages to properties with coastal views and penthouses — there’s something for everyone.” 45 Handel Ave, Worongary will go under the hammer on Saturday.INTERNATIONAL buyers from the Middle East and Asia are expected to challenge interstate and local buyers for a “piece of paradise” on the Gold Coast this weekend.The team at Lucy Cole Prestige Properties is taking 15 properties to auction on Saturday at their Alfresco Auctions event.“We’ve had some incredible opportunities with buyers phoning us from the Middle-East and from China,” principal Lucy Cole said.“Interstate buyers have also been on the scene as well as local buyers.“The inquiry has been flowing in.” 15 Thornton St, Surfers Paradise is going to auction on Saturday.She said some properties had already attracted up to 60 groups through the open-homes inspections.“We’ve had questions about deposits and settlements and there’s been building and pest inspections undertaken,” she said.“We’re expecting a big crowd on Saturday.” 34 Cabana Blvd, Benowa Waters is going to auction on Saturday.Some of the property to go under the hammer include:-45 Handel Ave, Worongary-154 Tallai Rd, Tallai-1 Harcourt Cres, Southport-15 Thornton St, Surfers Paradise-34 Cabana Blvd, Benowa Waters-33 Stargazer Place, Clear Island Waters-102 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters-701/1 ‘The Oracle’ Oracle Blvd, Broadbeach-50 Brindisi Ave, Isle of Capri
I wouldn’t mind a pied-à-terre in Manhattan and a beach ‘shack’ in Kingscliff, please and thank you. Plenty.And we have!We’ve just wrapped up nine months of renovation work – building in downstairs, repainting the old girl inside and out, full kitchen re-do, and the addition of a fireplace.Our home is a constant work-in-progress and that’s what we love.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoNext up? Front gates, lights along the driveway and maybe a shed upgrade for the spouse. What do you love about your home? We live in a 103-year old Queenslander surrounded by purple Jacaranda trees — what’s not to love?She’s a grand old dame, full of character, with gorgeous high ceilings, original timber flooring and french doors a-plenty.And the space!We’re on just shy of two acres, so with two boys, a husband and a Great Dane, having room to run about, a pool to expend energy in and neighbours further afield is just great. What would you change about your home? Don’t buy and sell within a year while you’re a pregnant, hormonal, emotional mess. Where do you live and why? What was the best piece of property advice you were give? We live on acreage in Eatons Hill, on Brisbane’s northside.A few years back, we were inner-city dwellers in Norman Park, but after the birth of our second son we needed a tree-change. And no neighbours. Because, boys. Eatons Hill is lovely for families.We’re very well serviced out here when it comes to sporting facilities, venues and the like.It’s a little further out which means it’s quiet and relaxed.We like popping into Samford for a coffee, which is less than ten minutes from our place and my husband is mad for a motorbike ride out to Dayboro.We also love the easy access to the Sunshine Coast. What is the best thing about your suburb? If money was no option, what would be your fantasy home and where? HIT105 breakfast announcer and one half of Those Two Girls, Lise Carlaw is warming the HIT105 breakfast chair for Abby Coleman who has just had a baby boy.BREAKFAST radio announcer and one half of Those Two Girls, Lise Carlaw, is warming the HIT105 breakfast chair for Abby Coleman who has just had a baby boy.The wife of former footy star, Dane Carlaw, also hosts the 5am to 6am spot.
… 7 wrong decisions, 5 overturned by DRS in first inningsEVER since the World Cup, the debate regarding the umpiring decisions has been raging on. The standard of umpiring in the international cricket has become a hot topic among the fans and the World Cup final continued to add to that debate.One of the most experienced umpires in the world, Kumar Dharmasena recently admitted that his decision to award England six runs in the World Cup final against New Zealand was an error. It was a crucial decision, as England went on to win the tournament on the basis of more boundaries when the match ended in a tie.The umpiring howlers haven’t stopped over there as it has continued in the longest format of the game. The first Test in the Ashes series between England and Australia is currently going on at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham.However, the first innings itself was full of wrong umpiring decisions as England and Australia relied heavily on the Decision Review System (DRS).There were a total of 7 wrong umpiring decisions with 5 being overturned by DRS. However, there were some unlucky ones as David Warner and James Pattinson were given out and they opted not to take the DRS despite being not out.Warner could have been dismissed in the second over itself when the umpire failed to spot a bottom edge on the bowling of Stuart Broad.But Australia were lucky as England opted not to take the DRS. Warner departed soon as this time Australia failed to take advantage of the DRS. The ball was missing the stumps but the umpire deemed it to be a clear dismissal.Then likes of Usman Khwaja, Steve Smith, Matthew Wade, Pattinson and Peter Siddle were affected as the umpiring decisions continued to be wrong. Khawaja was given not out by the umpires but England took the review and it showed that the batsman had edged the delivery.Matthew Wade, making his comeback into the side, was on the wrong end of the DRS. Despite being struck plumb in front of the stumps, the umpire did not deem it to be out. But England took the review and Wade was soon walking back to the pavilion.It was Smith’s turn to be affected by the poor umpiring decisions. Umpire signalled out on Broad’s delivery but Smith was quick to take the review and HawkEye showed that it was missing the stumps.The umpiring howlers continued as Peter Siddle was also given out but he quickly took the review and it showed that there was a big inside edge onto the pads.The on-field umpires for the first Ashes Test are Joel Wilson and Aleem Dar. Australia legend Shane Warne and former England skipper Nasser Hussain were also critical of the on-field umpires as they tweeted their frustrations. (hindustantimes)
A total prize fund of €7,000 and a chance to compete in the national finals is up for grabs for Donegal businesses in this year’s Donegal Enterprise Awards, and entries to the competition are now open.However, previous awards winners have insisted that it’s not just the prize fund – but the positive spin-off afterwards – that has really paid dividends for their businesses.Road maintenance company RoadTeam Ltd provide cost-effective alternative road maintenance solutions and having scooped the innovation award in 2010, they went one better in 2013 when they took the overall prize. That proved to be a major benefit for the company says Adrian Britton, who explained that RoadTeam secured new business on the back of their success.“We tendered for work in Aberdeenshire and we hadn’t worked with these people before. When they saw on our website that we had won the overall award in the Donegal Enterprise Awards, they gave us the contract.”Adrian, has encouraged small businesses in Donegal to enter the 2017 awards, and insisted taking part in the competition is a superb learning experience and one that is of immense benefit.“The awards gave us a real focus on the business side of things and we had everything in order for 2013 when we won the overall prize, but the process has taught us how important it is to keep a focus on the business.” Joe Bonnar Metal Crafts Ltd – who export their high-quality bespoke metal products all over the world – were winners of the Best Established Business category in the 2016 Donegal Enterprise Awards and Mark Patton agreed that taking part in the competition really gave them focus.“Honestly, I’d say like a lot of businesses probably think, when the awards came up last year I thought we just didn’t have the time to be entering them. We were so busy, but having been through the process I am really glad that we did.Once we committed to entering it did give us the jolt we needed to look at the business and the whole process gave us a lot of confidence and renewed self-belief.”Mark said that their company had never really engaged with the Local Enterprise Office until a few years ago and he also urged businesses to consider entering the awards.“I know that the awards are open to all small businesses, not just ones that currently engage with the LEO and I really would recommend to any business to make sure they enter and to engage with Donegal Local Enterprise Office. We hadn’t done that until just around two years ago, but since then the assistance, the sharing of information and the tips on day to day running of the business we have got, have all been priceless.Winning the award, was the icing on the cake for us. It was great in terms of the publicity we got and it was a great boost for our staff, great reward for all their hard work.”Gina Witherow of Donegal English Language School was also thrilled to have won the prize in the Best Established Business category when they entered the awards in 2015.“A lot of work went into the application, but I found it really rewarding. It’s a great process to sit back on reflect on where you are in the business and also to give yourself a pat on the back to say well done for all that hard work.” The 2017 Donegal Enterprise Awards competition is open to all business sectors in Donegal employing less than 50 full-time staff, with the exception of previous county winners who are not eligible to enter. A business does not need to have had any previous contact with the Local Enterprise Office to enter the awards.This year’s competition will see awards presented in the following categories:• Overall Winner• Best Established Business• Best Start Up Business (18 months or less)• Innovation AwardFrom these a representative will be chosen to represent Donegal at the National Enterprise Awards Final.The application form, guidelines for the judging criteria, marking system and competition guidelines are all available to download from the Donegal Local Enterprise Office website:https://www.localenterprise.ie/Donegal/Training-Events/Donegal-Business-Awards-2017/Your chance to win €7,000 in Enterprise Awards was last modified: January 20th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalEnterprise Awards
Everyone is waking up this morning to some very sad and unexpected news. Satoru Iwata, Nintendo’s president, died at the age of 55 on July 11 due to a bile duct growth.We knew that Iwata was dealing with some health issues last year because he missed E3. Before the show Iwata told everyone he couldn’t attend because his doctors said he wasn’t allowed to travel. A couple of weeks after E3 it was revealed Iwata was having a tumor removed from his bile duct. He then returned to work and we all assumed a speedy recovery had occurred. That was clearly not the case.Nintendo confirmed his death in a short statement posted on their Japanese website. Bile duct cancer currently has no known cure beyond surgery to remove the primary tumor and any spread to other parts of the body. If this does not happen, or the cancer is only discovered in its advanced stage, then only management of the disease can occur with a short period of time before death.Iwata’s death has come as a shock to both Nintendo and the gaming world as a whole. Although in recent years we’ve been talking about the struggles of the Wii U and Nintendo’s difficulties in terms of competing with mobile gaming, we can’t forget the achievements of the company under the guidance of Satoru Iwata.Iwata was the first Nintendo president who is no relation to the Yamauchi family and held the position for 13 years. During that time he introduced the unique dual-screen Nintendo DS and subsequent 3DS successor, shook up the console market with the motion-controlled Wii, and has also directly worked on Zelda, Mario, Pokemon, and the Animal Crossing games. Before joining Nintendo in the 1980s as a programmer he worked at HAL Laboratory, with Balloon Fight, Earthbound, and Kirby games all benefiting from his involvement.Satoru Iwata’s funeral service will be held on July 17. Our thoughts are with his wife Kayoko and those that worked closely with him throughout his career in the games industry.We’ll end with one of Iwata’s most famous quotes, which sums him up perfectly:“On my business card, I am a corporate president. In my mind, I am a game developer. But in my heart, I am a gamer.“