Unbeatable location proves alluring for Glitter Strip sale

first_imgThe apartment sprawls over an entire floor.According to vendor Odette Hall, that’s unlikely to change.“The front of the building is extended forward to exceed other properties, so we’re not going to be built in and lose the beach view,” said Ms Hall.Aside from the standout vista, the unit also features exotic timber, granite and marble finishes across its three-bedroom, three-bathroom layout. There’s also a study and a media room. The latest in technology is also at your fingertips — literally — with fingerprint security access. 9 ‘Allure’ 1 Northcliffe Tce, Surfers Paradise has a $3.5 million price tag.THIS exclusive beachfront Surfers Paradise residence, listed for $3.5 million, has already attracted attention from overseas buyers, eager to be front and centre on the Glitter Strip.Occupying the entire ninth floor of the 13-floor ‘Allure’ residential building, the luxuy apartment boasts uninterrupted, beachfront views from every room. Room with a view. Soak in the bath while watching the surf.“It’s apartment living, but it’s more like a house on stilts because you have a huge kitchen, a separate dining room and all the bedrooms have an ensuite,” Ms Hall said. It has made a wonderful residence for entertaining since Ms Hall bought the unit as new in 2011.“I have had guests and they just don’t want to leave. They’re claiming the guest room forever,” Ms Hall said.Marketing agent Russell Rollington of First National Real Estate Surfers Paradise, said the residence is an ideal holiday home. Is it a picture or real life? The beach is perfectly framed by a large window.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North2 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa21 hours ago The property has timber and granite finishes.‘The property has recently hit the market and we have already received strong interest from local, interstate and overseas buyers looking for a unique holiday home or to live in full time,” he said.“We do not expect it to last to long over the coming holiday period.”Ms Hall said the new owners of apartment number nine will be in good company.“The other people who own the apartments, because these are exclusive units you have quality people who live there.” The balcony boasts uninterrupted beachfront views.In fact, Ms Hall is moving to one of the upstairs apartments, to continue living in the beachfront complex. It just has that kind of Allure.last_img read more

Pardew ready to make tough calls

first_img A summer spending spree, which has seen owner Mike Ashley sanction the acquisition of nine new arrivals to date, has helped to dilute some of the ire on Tyneside, but Pardew will return to the dug-out for the visit of champions Manchester City on Sunday with bridges still to be built. However, asked if he feels he has been given a second chance by supporters, he said: “I’ve been here long enough not to have to play politics with the fans. “I think they know I’m an honest person, I think they know that I work hard, because I do, to try to achieve success at this club. “I’m going to stay and bring that honesty onto the pitch. I have to make tough decisions at this club. I’ll make the ones I think are right to take this club as close as we can to winning something or to get us as close as we can to the Champions League or even into the Champions League at some stage. “I need to grow the team and build it as I go. At the back end of last season, I felt the team was nowhere near that. “We had to improve it and we have. Now I’ve got to make sure that’s replicated in results.” Pardew will be without midfield enforcer Cheick Tiote and summer signing Siem De Jong through injury, but with Daryl Janmaat, Jack Colback, Remy Cabella, Emmanuel Riviere, Facundo Ferreyra and Ayoze Perez also on board, he believes he has a strong hand. He said: “I’ve nothing to moan about now in terms of what’s happened this summer. We have got a strong squad, perhaps the biggest and best I’ve ever had in terms of options, so we are in a great position.” Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero (groin) has not been ruled of Sunday’s Barclays Premier League opener at Newcastle but new signing Eliaquim Mangala will not feature. City boss Manuel Pellegrini has warned Newcastle that the champions intend to hit the ground running this season. In both their Barclays Premier League title successes of 2012 and 2014 City needed to wait until the final day of the campaign to secure the crown. Last year their away form in the early part of the season proved problematic as they lost four of their first six games on the road. Pellegrini put that down to the players’ lack of familiarity with his attacking philosophy but he is confident of avoiding a repeat as the title defence begins at St James’ Park on Sunday. The Chilean said: “We must improve the first part of the season last year – it was very bad, especially playing away. I hope it will not be so bad. “We had so many good things last year but that maybe is one of them we will not repeat. “We were starting the season with a new style of playing. Maybe people didn’t believe we could continue playing that same way but one of the most important things when we won the title was that we continued playing that way. “This year we know how to do it and we have new players that must understand the way we want to play.” The 53-year-old manager ended last season firmly in the firing line when he was booed by his own fans at St James’ Park with the campaign drawing to a disappointing conclusion. It was he who bore the brunt of the criticism after Yohan Cabaye’s January exit for Paris St Germain prompted an alarming slump in form, and his cause was not helped by his own disciplinary problems after he head-butted Hull midfielder David Meyler. Press Association Alan Pardew has insisted he will not shy away from the tough decisions as he attempts to bring tangible success to Newcastle.last_img read more

Cricket News England vs India 2nd T20I: Kohli & co look to wrap up early series win

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: A dominant win by India in the opening T20I against a spin-wary England has set the tone as the hosts remain on the back-foot when the two sides clash in the second T20 International at Cardiff on Friday.Kuldeep Yadav took 5-24 and KL Rahul scored a stunning unbeaten second T20I century as the Men in Blue produced a fine all-round display to stun the hosts by eight wickets in Manchester for an early lead on this tour. A win on Friday would seal the three-match T20I series for Virat Kohli’s high-flying brigade.In fact, India stand on the brink of a sixth successive T20I series’ win – a run stretching back to their 2-1 win over New Zealand in November 2017.In terms of ICC Rankings, a 2-0 series’ lead will allow India to close the gap with second-placed Australia, while a 3-0 whitewash will help them overleap to second behind top-ranked Pakistan.Australia will have to win both their next two games in the ongoing tri-series in Zimbabwe to stay above India.A loss on Friday will see England drop down to rank seven below New Zealand, South Africa and West Indies, respectively.It will be a surprising downturn for the high-flying English team, one of the better in limited-overs’ cricket at the moment. It is a stark reminder of their poor winning ratio nevertheless, having won only 5 out of their last 10 T20 internationals.The big question facing England is how to contend with the unorthodox wrist spin of Kuldeep Yadav.In the aftermath of their loss on Tuesday, both skipper Eoin Morgan and ace batsman Jos Buttler have urged their teammates to show more patience at the crease and watch the ball carefully.But with such a short turnaround in the fixtures’ list, it is easier said than done.The English camp will deploy the services of spin-bowling machine ‘Merlyn’ at Cardiff. A scarcity of unorthodox wrist spinners to practice against is one of the key reasons for this move, as the spin-bowling machine is capable of replicating every style of delivery.An English team last used it ahead of the 2005 Ashes, when they were practicing to contend with Shane Warne.A key reason underlined by Morgan after the first defeat was that the middle-order batsmen, Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root, who both got stumped off successive googlies, needed more time to settle in.Despite the loss, one of the key strengths for England is their top-order’s ability to handle pace and they would like another fast start at Cardiff.It is perhaps the only real concern for India emanating from that first game as the enforced new-ball pairing of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Umesh Yadav was proven ineffective at Old Trafford.Even with Kuldeep causing all sorts of trouble for the hosts, India wouldn’t like to to pull things back after a high-flying English start once again.The visitors are unlikely to make a change and disturb their winning combination and the pacers will have to learn from the experience of bowling on such batsmen-friendly pitches.England’s top-order, in particular Jason Roy, doesn’t enjoy facing spin in the powerplay overs, and India might opt for Krunal Pandya, who is proficient at bowling economical left-arm spin.However, it is tough to see the Indian team management making space for him in the eleven after just one game. Instead, they might back Yuzvendra Chahal to deliver any initial spin overs, despite being taken for runs in Manchester.Weather could play a part in the game here at the Sophia Gardens. After enjoying a sunny welcome both in Dublin and Manchester, the team was greeted to typical English grey skies, light rain and chill when they arrived in Cardiff on Wednesday.It is expected to clear out for match day, but rain curtailed the last game these two sides played here in 2014.India had won that ODI with an all-round performance from Suresh Raina.England pacer Tom Curran has been ruled out of the remaining T20Is and the ODI series owing to a left side strain. For the ODIs, his brother Sam has been named as replacement.Teams:India: Virat Kohli ©, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Hardik Pandya, Siddarth Kaul, Umesh Yadav.England: Eoin Morgan ©, Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Jos Buttler (wk), Sam Curran, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, David Willey, Dawid Malan.Match starts at: 10 pm IST(With inputs from agencies) last_img read more

UKGC advises operators to reassess novelty market approach

first_img Share ‘Pent-up demand’ for live sports drives gambling pick-up in June August 17, 2020 EPIC and Whysup ‘continue to make real change’ with partnership renewal August 19, 2020 Submit UKGC lifts Matchbook suspension August 12, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Earlier this week, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) released its latest advice to operators, suggesting that they should be reassessing their approach to allowing customers to wager bets on novelty markets.The regulator has strongly suggested that, in relation to markets centred around reality tv shows dependent on public voting, operators should cease to accept bets “in parallel to the public voting concluding.”The UKGC expressed concern over the time lag between the conclusion of voting and the official announcement of results. This could prompt advanced information being leaked to punters wishing to place bets.Head of sports trading at Sky Betting and Gaming, Paul Lowery, commented on the suggestions: “I think the advice is valid as it serves as a reminder that there is risk for the operator in offering any novelty market where results are potentially known by employees of the show. This is the same for any market of this nature, be it Politics or “Next Manager” markets in football. “However, most operators treat these markets as the name suggests; as a novelty and betting limits reflect this. With the correct care and due diligence from the bookmaker these markets can be managed accordingly and seen as a great unique selling point.”Both operators and punters need to be aware of the intricacies of the market, which can pose risks in itself. Lowery continued: “From the customer’s perspective the biggest risk is inexperience or misunderstanding the terms under which the bet is placed. Be aware of what you are betting on and read the rules or market notes thoroughly before placing your bet and if the market notes seem unclear seek clarification from the bookmaker. It’s likely your question will prompt them to make the market notes or rules easier to understand for everyone. “These markets are offered as a bit of fun; in all likelihood your bet will be for a small stake and to add an interesting element or opinion to your viewing. Bookmakers will trade these markets based on the money coming in and may be aggressive with price changes if the books are too one sided. “They will rarely take their own opinions too strongly into account so if you don’t want any potential clues or spoilers to a result it might be better to avoid looking at the markets completely in close proximity!”last_img read more

Venue change for Arsenal and Aduana matches

first_imgThe Premier League Board confirms new home grounds for Berekum Arsenal and Aduana Stars for next week’s match-day-28 fixtures.For Wednesday’s round of matches, Arsenal, who play home to Berekum Chelsea will host the derby clash at the Agyemang Badu Park in Dormaa while Aduana’s fixture against Real Tamale United comes off at the Coronation Park in Sunyani.“Following the temporary ban of Berekum Arsenal and Aduana Stars from using the Golden City Park and Agyemang Badu Park as their home grounds, the Premier League Board has decided that the 28th Week league match between Arsenal and Berekum Chelsea on Wednesday 29th May, 2013 should be played at the Agyemang Badu Park.“The game between Aduana and Real Tamale United will be played at the Coronation Park in Sunyani,” a PLB statement read.last_img read more