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New beachside suburb in the running to become the Gold Coast’s most expensive

first_img MORE NEWS: New home hot spots revealed REIQ Gold Coast zone chairman Andrew Henderson.He said the suburb’s proximity to the Gold Coast Airport and popular surf breaks made it particularly appealing.The median house prices are based on 66 sales in Mermaid Beach over the past year and 16 in Bilinga, which suggested a few million-dollar sales were skewing the figures.Mr Henderson believed that once the data to the start of April was revealed, it would paint a different picture as there had been a number of million-dollar sales at Mermaid Beach during that period.Ray White Mermaid Beach agent Troy Dowker, who has sold several multimillion-dollar properties at Bilinga over the past year, backed Mr Henderson’s comments.He said when Bilinga’s prestige market dried up, the median would drop back.DJ Stringer Property Services principal David Stringer said houses in the area were already highly sought-after while five to seven-storey height limits meant new boutique beachfront developments were also on offer. Bilinga’s median house price is catching up to Mermaid Beach’s following several multimillion-dollar sales in the past year.Mermaid Beach’s median soared to $1.5 million last year, which marked a record for the Gold Coast, but it has since gradually declined to $1.385 million while Bilinga’s has rocketed to $1.3 million.REIQ Gold Coast zone chairman Andrew Henderson (pictured) believed Mermaid Beach would always reign supreme but said there was merit in Bilinga’s increased popularity.“It’s obviously heating up the competition between the two but whether it will pass (Mermaid Beach), I can’t see that happening,” he said.“But as new houses get built and more people appeal to the area … I think that (Bilinga) could be held in high esteem.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa11 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“Bilinga for a long time was probably under valued.” MORE NEWS: Imagine owning a castlecenter_img Another Gold Coast suburb is in the running to take Mermaid Beach’s title as the city’s most expensive.MERMAID Beach has long held the title as the Gold Coast’s most expensive suburb, but a new contender is hot on its heels.Bilinga joined the Coast’s million-dollar club in November and has been close to surpassing Mermaid Beach’s median house price for months.CoreLogic data to December showed there was only a $50,000 difference between the two, which stretched to $85,000 in January. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59last_img read more

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first_imgThe Reds got off to a good  start in Spring Training.  There are some nagging questions, however.  Will Latos and Leake be ready for opening day?  Can Billy Hamilton hit his way on base and patrol center field like Choo did?  Have the Reds spent their way into a corner with big contracts to Votto, Phillips, and Bailey?  We hope the first two are yes and the last one is no.  So far that tendency to score runs in bunches and then get shut out is still  around.  Will they consistently hit?  Ownership says he has spent what he can afford and TV will offset the cost.  Cincinnati will never be able to spend with the Yankees, Rangers, Cubs, or Red Sox.  That is why the minor league system must remain strong.As far as individual performances go every year is a crapshoot.  I don’t think Hamilton will every be a .300 hitter but if he can bunt, draw walks, and hit .270 he will be a winner.  A pitching staff today is a like a China doll that can break at any time.  Trainers and doctors are as important as pithing coaches.  These athletes fine tune their bodies so much they are always on the edge of breaking.Hitting is contagious and the Reds have enough of it if Frazier, Cozart, and Ludwick get back to 2012.  We will see.last_img read more

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Bulldogs Golf Results Against Twisters, Wildcats, And Spartans

first_imgBoys Golf results for Monday (4-17) played at Brook Hill Golf Course in Brookville.B, OA, FC, & C Golf (4-17)Team Scores: Oldenburg 159, Batesville 163, Franklin County 174, Connersville 182.Match Medalist:  Wyatt Rowlett- Franklin County (Even) 35.Next Match: at North Branch vs. North Decatur and Hauser- (4-20).Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Ben Siefert.last_img

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Beto O’Rourke ending presidential campaign: Sources

first_imgadamkaz/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Beto O’Rourke, the former Texas congressman, announced on Twitter that he is dropping out of the 2020 president race.Our campaign has always been about seeing clearly, speaking honestly, and acting decisively. In that spirit: I am announcing that my service to the country will not be as a candidate or as the nominee.— Beto O’Rourke (@BetoORourke) November 1, 2019 Thank you for making this campaign possible, and for continuing to believe that we can turn this moment of great peril into a moment of great promise for America and the world.— Beto O’Rourke (@BetoORourke) November 1, 2019 O’Rourke announced his run for the presidency in March, prompting media attention and polling numbers that put him in the ranks with some of the race’s then-front-runners and an impressive first-day fundraising haul of $6.1 million.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img Let us continue to fearlessly champion the issues and causes that brought us together. Whether it is ending the epidemic of gun violence or dismantling structural racism or successfully confronting climate change, we will continue to organize and mobilize and act.— Beto O’Rourke (@BetoORourke) November 1, 2019last_img read more

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Ovoke Shoots Rivers Utd Top Again

first_imgMeanwhile Coach Sam Okpodu had something to cheer him up when his bottom club Ikorodu United pipped his former club Warri Wolves.Former international Okpodu was assistant coach when Wolves finished runners-up last season, but he failed to stay put at his hometown club this term after a pay dispute.His immediate task now is to ensure Ikorodu United are not relegated in their debut season in the top flight.Fatai Oluwadayo’s well-taken free kick goal after 42 minutes proved to be the match winner for Ikorodu United on the day.The Lagos club swarmed over their visitors from the first whistle and deserved their fourth win of the season.They move away from the bottom of the table with 16 points from 19 matches.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Rivers United have returned to the summit of the Nigeria league after they beat Akwa United by a lone goal yesterday courtesy of a fourth minute strike by on-form Bernard Ovoke. It was Ovoke’s fifth goal of the season.The Port Harcourt club now have 34 points from 19 matches, while erstwhile leaders Rangers will only play tomorrow night against regional rivals Heartland.In other matches played yesterday, Nasarawa United beat Lobi 2-1, Heartland and Plateau United played out a goalless draw and troubled Shooting Stars defeated Abia Warriors 2-0.last_img read more

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London is reportedly the UK gaming industry’s hotspot

first_imgFollowing the 14th BAFTA Games Awards that took place this April, British marketplace and video game retailer OnBuy took to the United Kingdom gaming industry with a magnifying glass and came out with some interesting findings.Using a map provided by UK Interactive Entertainment, otherwise known as UKIE, OnBuy looked at which regions in the UK were most active in terms of game development and publishing.UK games industry mapThe report cites the British Games Institute, explaining that the UK is among the top five video game producing countries in the world. Games such as Halo Wars 2, Hellblade, and Grand Theft Auto V were all made in Great Britain, and unsurprisingly, the company’s findings point to London as the hotspot for the majority of games companies.The capital of England houses 630 companies that deal with games developing and publishing, making up a total of 28% of the UK’s game companies – which sits at 2,255. Central London is the place in which 48% of those 630 companies operate from, with the likes of Rocksteady Studios and Slightly Mad Studios setting up shop there.Other regions such as the South East and the North West, that are home to 18% and 9% of the UK’s games companies respectively, are other places that the industry is working in. Scotland houses just 9% of the total number of gaming companies, Wales is at 3% with 49 companies, and Northern Ireland at 2% with 39.Contrary to the above results, London has not released the highest percentage of the 19,617 games that have been released from the UK. The South East region makes up 38% of all UK games, which is impressive compared to London’s 29%.What’s noticeable here is that there’s a distinct lack of developers and publishers in the UK working on, or having delivered, esports titles. As of late there’s been no short of tournaments announced for the UK, such as the Rocket League World Championship, the FACEIT CS:GO Major in September and ESL One Birmingham, but games themselves are seldom. There is a Hi-Rez Studios office down in Brighton, but the company (behind the likes of SMITE and Paladins) has its HQ over in Atlanta. Indeed, the USA is home to developers such as Riot Games (though they are now owned by Chinese company Tencent), Valve, Activision Blizzard, Psyonix, Daybreak Games and Super Evil Megacorp, making the States home to a good portion of the top tier esports titles.Head over to Finland and one will find the likes of Supercell and Critical Force. Asia sees the likes of Capcom, Bandai Namco and more of course. Our hope is that as esports grows, and garners more attention in the UK specifically with Majors being located here, and companies such as RFRSH, Riot Games, LVP, ESL UK, FACEIT and Gfinity pushing forward too, that more game developers with esports aspirations will find themselves in the UK.Esports Insider says: While it’s not a shock that the English capital London is at the forefront of the UK’s gaming industry, it’s pleasant to see that other regions have a decent piece of the pie. This means those who want to enter the industry don’t necessarily have to look down south to forge a career in gaming, making it more likely for some people to actually pursue such a thing.last_img read more

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Ghana booted out of CHAN tournament

first_imgA listless locally-based Ghana Black Stars made an ignoble group stage exit from the ongoing African Nations Championship in Sudan after losing their second game 1:0 to Zimbabwe in Wad Madany, Sudan.The Stars have a final Group B date against Niger on Sunday, February 13, but the result will not count much for the pre-tournament favourites who now have only a slim mathematical chance to qualify from the group stage as an earlier opening group loss to South Africa’s Bafana Bafana adds up to the Zimbabwean shocker to almost shut out the Black Stars.On a night so much was expected of Coach Herbert Addo and his boys who had vowed to put the South African loss behind them and to run down Zimbabwe, it took a 70th minute header by Zimbabwean striker Archieford Gutu to beat goalkeeper Sammy Adjei and therefore put paid to the dreams of the Ghanaians.The Black Stars were finalists in the previous tournament, and had vowed only the championship diadem would be good enough this time round, however they would be the first to admit that the Warriors of Zimbabwe were more ambitious and indeed deserved their win.South Africa had early on beaten Niger by 2:0 and the result leaves South Africa with six points, followed by Niger and Zimbabwe with three points apiece and Ghana at the bottom with no point.Moments after the game, tongues were openly critical of Herbert Addo’s game plan, while many more saw the Black Stars’ exit as justification why he was not handed the coaching job for the senior national team. Story by Isaac Yeboah/ read more

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Deontay Wilder: Team Joshua must have ‘thrown up’ watching Fury fight

first_imgJoin DAZN and watch Canelo plus more than 100 fight nights a yearThe thought is it couldn’t have worked out any worse for Anthony Joshua and his team. Prior to Saturday night, Joshua was the clear A-side in a potential showdown with Wilder. He can draw tens of thousands of fans in the UK and has three of the belts. Wilder was seen as an unknown even in his own country, but that looks as though it’s quickly changing.“Oh, man, they was throwing up,” Wilder said about how he thinks Joshua and promoter Eddie Hearn felt watching the fight Saturday. “They didn’t wanna see this fight do well. You know, he was already trying to downplay it. They didn’t wanna see this fight do well at all. They want to be the global face of boxing — period. They don’t want no one else to be equal to them or come past them. They want to be the main source that everyone goes to. Well, if he wants that to be, he has to be the undisputed, undefeated, unified champion. One champion, one face, one name, and that’s what I’ve been trying to do. If they wanna be singled out, he gotta obtain all the belts and just, he gotta leave no doubt. He gotta leave no fighters left out.”If Wilder blew out Fury in a couple rounds, the narrative would have been Fury was a shell of himself and Wilder wouldn’t have received much credit for the win. Fury outboxed Wilder for much of the fight, but was sent crashing to the canvas on two separate occasions. He rose from the ashes like a phoenix in the 12th round to hear the final bell, the knockdown securing Wilder a draw and allowing him to hold onto his WBC belt. Fury remains the lineal champion. Both guys have been elevated because of Saturday’s action.Now, thoughts of a Joshua fight go on the backburner. There’s so much unfinished business between Wilder and Fury — and the negotiations for the first fight went so smoothly — that it makes for an easy rematch. The Showtime pay-per-view likely outperformed modest expectations and should do a sizable boost on a second fight. The WBC has already said they would halt the need for a mandatory defense by Wilder in order to allow the rematch to happen.“Everyone is talking about this fight. It’s only right for us to go back in and do it again,” Wilder said on a Tuesday conference call. “I don’t want any other fights to happen between him and I (meeting again).”Wilder said he would be ready for a rematch as early as March or April. But Showtime Sports president Stephen Espinoza indicated May or June would be a better fit in order to allow these two giants to recover from the difficult fight they engaged in.Having been there ringside Saturday at STAPLES Center, it was some of the best atmosphere I’ve experienced on a fight night. Fury proved that British and Irish fans will follow him wherever he goes. Wilder made believers out of doubters by uncorking what we all thought was a fight-ending left hand in the 12th round.Anthony Joshua has an April 13 defense lined up against a to-be-determined opponent at Wembley Stadium. It will undoubtedly be in front of tens of thousands of fans, as are all his defenses. But Wilder and Fury have certainly stolen a little bit of Joshua’s shine by taking part in an all-time great heavyweight title fight. It wasn’t clear whether Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury could deliver a fight Saturday night on par with what they brought to the buildup. The two unbeaten heavyweights surprised everyone and became the water-cooler topic of Monday and beyond after fighting to a draw.Max Kellerman has discussed the fight on ESPN’s First Take on back-to-back days. Wilder has appeared on “The Late Late Show” with James Corden and “The Herd” with Colin Cowherd on FS1. These are the kinds of platforms heavyweight boxing in America hasn’t been featured on since at least Lennox Lewis reigned as champion more than a decade ago. Join DAZN and watch Canelo Alvarez vs. Rocky Fielding on Dec. 15“You know, they’re getting what they deserve,” Wilder said. “They felt like they was the only people in boxing, in the heavyweight division, that people cared about. They felt like they was the only ones that was running this sport. Well, we had to show them that they’re not the only ones. This is a family. This is a group of guys together, making this thing happen, not just one individual person. So me and Fury came together — we had to show the world what it looks like for the best to fight the best, and look at the outcome. No one has talked about Joshua since I don’t know how long. And we’re planning on keeping it that way, to show them.”Now, more than ever, the pressure is on Joshua and Eddie Hearn to find a way to make a fight with one of those two before the year is up.last_img read more

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Hoffarth: Dodgers’ chances with Kershaw’s back injury? We’ll get back to you

first_imgIf there’s an epidural epidemic on this Dodgers roster, as an entire starting rotation is now on the DL leading to some minor-leaguer getting called up to fill a spot before getting released, the future ain’t looking all that “Blue Heaven on Earth” stuff that a former manager once preached and everyone bought.Southern California might be able to surf through a 2.2-magnitude earthquake that goes from now until past the All-Star break than get shaken up by the vision of seeing No. 22 leaning on the dugout railing, wondering when he can next volunteer to pinch run.What’s the Dodgers’ best-case backup plan? They’ll get back to you on that.The most realistic shot of them even sniffing the playoffs at this point is — take a wild guess — chase a wild-card spot. But then, who would be the one person to become the starting pitcher in that one-or-go-home effort?God speed to you, Bud. Now to find out if playing ping-pong counts as a rehab assignment for Kershaw. • When their latest Old-Timers’ Game unfolds Saturday afternoon prior to the regularly scheduled outing against the Rockies, would Andrew Friedman send a few scouts out to watch what kind of effective numbers are being put up by participants like Orel Hershiser (age 57), Fernando Valenzuela (55) and Kevin Gross (55)?• Feel any better that the Dodgers are second in the latest ESPN poll of something called the “future power rankings”?• What if the forward-looking NBA decided it wasn’t such a grand idea to raise the salary cap, thus causing sports-talkers everywhere to marinate in the insanity of someone who spells his name Timofey Mozgov suddenly becoming worthy of a $64-million contract from the Lakers, even if he doesn’t last the next four years giving what they only hope to be “quality minutes”? And now the easy comparison: Do you devalue DeMar DeRozan (five years, $139 million) because he’s not as valuable to his team as Andrew Luck (six years, $140 million) is with the entire NFL (and lucky for him that $87 million of that is guaranteed)? And nothing could be done for the fans to maybe lower some ticket prices in the process?• The Lakers lock in Mozgov and bypass Bismack Biyombo. Or were we just talking about two high-priced items Jack Nicholson can order on the drink menu at the Chairman’s Room at Staples Center?• To be clear: The Sparks are off to a 15-1 WNBA start, attributed in large part to Candace Parker’s availability from the start of the season, and the U.S. Olympic women’s basketball team continues to have no need for Parker, a leader of the 2008 and 2012 gold-medal winning roster? Think Parker has any extra motivation this season, along with the emotional surge she has now from the passing of college coach Pat Summitt?• The Kings once traded Martin Jones to Boston in a deal for Milan Lucic. Jones then got sent to San Jose to help knock the Kings out of the recent playoffs. And now Lucic goes to division rival Edmonton for the next seven years. A face wash?• What happens if every U.S. golfer invited to go to Rio to compete in the Olympics declines? Or is Bubba Watson the only member who has any experience in swatting away poisonous mosquitos or dealing with floating corpses?• Where is Coastal Carolina, what is a Chanticleer, and how did these guys win the NCAA College World Series instead of (fill in the blank with any one of the 300-odd other schools that field Division I baseball)?The next thing this team (and school) does is jump from the Big South Conference to the Sun Belt Conference. Why not take a shot at the ACC instead?• What’s the first line of Johnny Manziel’s obituary going to say? Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img In all honestly, who could have foreseen Clayton Kershaw trying to come back from back problems at this point in his career?The MRI probably shows the same thing that’s been plaguing Adrian Gonzalez for some time now. When you’re trying to hoist a franchise onto your shoulders, even Justin Turner knows you gotta use more of your knees. Do the surgery in the offseason.The Dodgers’ “greatest fears have been realized,” as broadcasters on the SportsNet LA have been lamenting over the past 48 hours, as if they were begging for pledges on a telethon so “we” can afford someone with more pizzazz than the guy named Bud Light who started Friday night’s game in Kershaw’s medical absence.last_img read more

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On this Day 20 years ago National Team of BiH played with Brazil

first_imgOn this day, the 18th of December 1996, the national football “A” team of BiH played a friendly match against one of the best football teams of the world, the national team of Brazil. For some it represented the beginning of sports life in BiH, after the country emerged from the four years of defensive – liberation war.Brazil won this match with the result 1: 0, but the team of BiH played very well.The match was played in Manaus and it was watched by around 20,000 spectators. Scorer of the only goal of the match was popular Ronaldo, and he scored in the 67th minute.For the selection of Brazil played:Zetti, Cafu, Goncalves, Cruz, Roberto II (Junior II 73,), Conceicao (Ricardinho I 46.), Leandro, Denilson III, Djalminha (Rodrigo II 73.), Giovanni (Oseas 77.), Ronaldinho.For the selection of BiH played:Dedić, Geca, Pintul, Ramčić, Kapetanović, Glavaš (Dadić 78.), Begic (Musić 62.), Beširević, Šabić (Turković 70.), Bolić, Salihamidžić (Osmić 78.).Coach of BH team was Fuad Muzurovic.(Source: read more

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