… but still winning business in Europe

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Development: Coach station’s dream ticket

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Comment: going to town in Liverpool

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Rundown deceased estate fetches $1.48m in hectic auction

first_img The 20 on-site bidders spread out around the pool.The 15-minute auction was a frenzy of activity with Mr Hill moving between bidders spread out around the pool and those on the street. “I had to do a lot of walking back and forth to make sure everyone was taken care of,” he said. “I’ve been running auctions for 13 years and this is one I will never forget.” The winning $1.48 million bid was placed by a couple from Manchester who plan to rebuild.The sale comes after more than 200 people turned up to inspect a sinking house at 14 Spinebill St, Burleigh Waters this month, with the line stretching all the way down the street to comply with social distancing rules.PRD Burleigh Heads agent Danny O’Donnell described the four days the property was on the market as the busiest of his 25-year career, with endless inquiries and multiple offers. The original house at 10 Sepik Pl, Runaway Bay is 40 years old.Leading up to the auction more than 200 people viewed the 920 sqm property at 10 Sepik Place, Runaway Bay which was put to market for the first time in 40 years.“You can walk 50 metres to the Broadwater from the front door and, if you’ve got a boat, you’ve got 33.5m of water frontage within 100m of the Broadwater,” said Ray White agent Matt Hill. MORE: Fed up buyres take matters into their own hands Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:07Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:07 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 Rate1xFullscreenCOVID-19: Current market update02:08A RUNDOWN deceased estate on the northern Gold Coast fetched $1.48 million at auction last weekend with multiple bidders and spectators spilling onto the street.Strict limits on on-site auctions and open homes are posing a challenge in a property market where more buyers are competing for fewer properties. Developer lists luxe riverfront residence Wide water frontage and access to the Broadwater were big selling points.The interest was apparent come auction day when Mr Hill and two support staff worked overtime to manage multiple bidders inside and on the street where partners, family and friends who were forced to wait with scores of spectators.“Between the 20 on-site bidders, 50-plus people out in the cul-de-sac, neighbours watching from the waterfront and people in boats, it was very busy” Mr Hill said.“On top of that we had another four people show up wanting to register so we had them on the phone ready to bid from the street.”Under current COVID-19 rules, only 20 people can attend an onsite auction with no more than one person per four square metres, while three people can conduct the auction, including the auctioneer and agency staff.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 agolast_img read more

Wave Energy Developer Wins US Navy Deal

first_imgUS-based ocean energy solutions provider and developer of PowerBuoy wave device, OPT, has been awarded a contract from the United States Navy valued at $125,000, and an additional three options totaling $100,000. Under this contract, OPT will immediately begin the development of a buoy mooring system which incorporates fiber optics for the transmission of subsea sensor data to airplanes, ships, and satellites.OPT will execute the work under its Innovation & Support Services line and aims to leverage its experience with marine systems and U.S. Navy programs to address the Navy’s need for reliable and low-cost “optical-mechanical mooring cables”.Importantly, the fiber optic mooring concepts developed under this contract may be incorporated into OPT’s PowerBuoy and Subsea Battery Module product lines, the company said.George Kirby, CEO of Ocean Power Technologies, said: “We’re very excited for this Phase I award by the U.S. Navy to develop a fiber optic mooring line which may be used for both defense and commercial applications. We believe that this new contract award further validates our technical expertise and experience with ocean energy systems and could also lead to additional future contract awards where we might utilize OPT technologies which are already in advanced stages of development. To date, OPT has earned 28 U.S. Government awards, including eight Phase I awards, which led to five Phase II efforts and 15 Phase III efforts, all related to marine systems and applications. We welcome the opportunity that this new contract brings, and this award now allows us to immediately bid on a Phase II contract.”OPT has submitted several proposals to the U.S. Navy and the Office of Naval Research under its Innovation and Support Services line on topics such as powering acoustic and non-acoustic sensors and improving the persistence of unmanned underwater vehicles through battery recharging and critical data transfer. Additionally, OPT has successfully advanced its anchorless PowerBuoy design under a prior contract with the Office of Naval Research and is seeking to prototype the design for both defense and commercial applications.“OPT has a long work history on Department of Defense projects,” continued Kirby. “Our most recent government effort has been around advancing our anchorless PowerBuoy design, and we’re nearing the prototype stage. The anchorless PowerBuoy design is very encouraging to our customers due to its innovative and patented approach to power generation and also the need for a quick-deploy solution throughout markets such as defense and offshore oil and gas.”“In addition, these markets are undergoing a radical transformation to cleaner and more efficient all electric, all digital, and all autonomous subsea operations. Rapid deployment of persistent power and real-time subsea data communications is the enabling technology. Thanks to our efforts over the past few years, OPT is positioned and ready to enable this transformation today. In fact, we currently have one PowerBuoy deployed for a global oil and gas operator, another which is undergoing preparation for deployment, and we have two additional PowerBuoys in various stages of production. We’re speaking with numerous customers about single and multiple PowerBuoy leases and sales, as well as about studies for incorporating PowerBuoys into their operations. We’ve also begun the development of our initial Subsea Battery Solution, as well as a quick-deploy liquid fueled PowerBuoy for shorter duration deployments. We hope to have prototypes of these two products available for our launch customers by late summer of this year. It’s an incredibly exciting time at OPT, and we are laser focused on execution.”last_img read more

Conservative writer David Horowitz visits campus

first_imgAuthor David Horowitz spoke at a meeting of the USC College Republicans Wednesday evening in Taper Hall. Students protested the event due to his rhetoric, which some students consider inflammatory.Horowitz, who founded the David Horowitz Freedom Center think tank, presented a talk called “Stop the Jew Hatred,” which aimed to educate attendees on anti-Semitism in America and the right of Israel to exert its influence in the Middle East. He also discussed what he saw as the widespread goal of Muslims to wage war against Jews, claiming that a large percentage of Muslims support jihadist acts of terror against the United States.“[Muslim hatred of Jews] is very open,” Horowitz said. “The difference between Islamic fanatics, or Jew haters, and Hitler is that Hitler hid the Final Solution, and the Iranians and Hezbollah shout it from the rooftops. And the whole Muslim world accepts it.”Horowitz explained that he believes Palestine has no right to its territory and that the conflict between Israel and Palestine is mainly due to Arab aggression against Jews. He defended earlier statements he had made about the inferiority of Palestinians and claimed that a two-state solution is not possible due to the inherent violence of the Islamic religion.“The terrorists that blew up the airport in Brussels came from a Muslim neighborhood,” Horowitz said. “You think they didn’t know what was going on? Same with San Bernardino. The mosque is notorious for sponsoring terrorism.”Horowitz’s arrival on campus incited student protests outside Taper Hall before his speech. Kenneth Rodriguez-Clisham | Daily TrojanPrior to the presentation, a group of students gathered outside of Taper Hall to protest Horowitz’s invitation to speak on campus. Protesters held signs declaring that “anti-Zionism is not anti-Semitism” to state that Palestinians who are against Israel did not necessarily hate Jews. They also claimed that Horowitz’s rhetoric was inflammatory and racist, citing his statements that the keffiyeh kerchief worn as a headdress by many Palestinians was a symbol of terrorism as hate speech.“I’m a Muslim living in America,” said Muhammad Yusuf Tarr, a freshman majoring in broadcast journalism who was protesting Horowitz’s talk. “I see how the people who are noticeably Muslim are treated. I know friends who are afraid of speaking Arabic.”Horowitz responded to the protesters’ claims by defending his freedom of speech, stating that if students had any serious concerns, they would try to understand why. He also alleged that the attempt to shut down any speech seen as “conservative” reflected the growing global presence of jihadist movements, which silenced opposition in an attempt to grow their own power.“[Terrorism] silences individual freedom to intimidate people,” Horowitz said. “This is a sinister movement. Why do they want to silence anyone who disagrees with them? That is the only way that they can sustain the lives that feed them.”Tarr and others, however, believed that Horowitz went beyond exercising his First Amendment rights and actually harmed many of the students in attendance through inflammatory rhetoric.“This is my University,” Tarr said. “He may have free speech, but I do too, and I don’t want him to come here to an educational institution and continue saying all of these things against many of the people who are here. There is a concept called hate speech, and I believe that he crosses the line when it comes to that.”Several students in attendance agreed with Horowitz’s viewpoint on his right to speak on campus, although they may not see eye-to-eye with the way he presented his thoughts. Jordan Tygh, a graduate student studying liberal studies, explained that he thought labeling something “hate speech” could potentially be used as a way to silence people whose opinions were simply different from the majority.“I didn’t agree with [Horowitz’s] tone, but I think that the idea of hate speech is dangerous,” Tygh said. “I can disagree with things that he says, and I have the highest respect for Muslim culture. But everyone should be allowed to speak because that way people can learn critical thinking.”Horowitz previously spoke at USC in November 2009, an event that also drew criticism from student groups such as the Students for Justice in Palestine and the Muslim Student Union. In that event, protesters were escorted from the room by Department of Public Safety officers.last_img read more

NBA: Golden State Warriors shift base to Chase Center for new season

first_imgLast Updated: 22nd October, 2019 10:52 IST NBA: Golden State Warriors Shift Base To Chase Center For New Season The 2019-20 season of the NBA is all set to kick off on October 23. Golden State Warriors have finally moved into the Chase Center after 47 seasons in Oakland. 10 months ago NBA 2019-20: Houston Rockets profile, roster and season schedule 10 months ago NBA 2019-20: All about the Eastern Conference sides this season Written By First Published: 22nd October, 2019 10:52 IST LIVE TV 10 months ago NBA 2019-20: Golden State Warriors’ profile and season preview 10 months ago NBA: Things to look forward to ahead of the upcoming 2019-20 season WE RECOMMEND WATCH US LIVEcenter_img NBA: Warriors’ Chase Center set to be the envy of rivalsStephen Curry may have mastered the art of the audacious three-pointer but the Warriors’ new stadium also promises to master the art of being the model for future development. In an era where major NBA cities are wrestling with the task of new arena projects, the Warriors have raced ahead to build a facility that will no doubt be the envy of their rivals. While the Warriors have played 47 seasons in Oakland’s Oracle Arena, the arena and its fans have arguably been more impressive than the Warriors themselves. Also Read | NBA 2019-20: All About The Eastern Conference Sides This Season The much-awaited 2019-20 season of the NBA season is slated to kick off this week. A number of players have been traded and a number of pre-season games have been played. However, it’s not just the players donning new colours that fans will be looking forward to. Also Read | NBA: A Look At What To Expect From The Western Conference This SeasonThe Golden State Warriors have moved into the Chase Center this season, and their new waterfront arena in San Francisco promises to be the benchmark for new arena construction in North America. Having played all of their home games at the Oracle Arena since way back in 1971, the Warriors are set to throw open their doors to their new state-of-the-art arena for the 2019-20 season. The Chase Center features a design that includes a main bowl for basketball and concerts, and even a theatre design for smaller events.Also Read | NBA: Things To Look Forward To Ahead Of The Upcoming 2019-20 Season FOLLOW US Colin DCunha SUBSCRIBE TO US Interestingly, the Chase Center is the first privately financed modern sports arena. The makers of the billion-dollar arena, however, have opted for a more intimate fan experience, rather than maximizing the seating for the venue. The opening of the Chase Center is also set to be a boost for San Francisco, as the Warriors plan on adding a sizeable number of employees to keep a hold on every aspect of the business. However, the Warriors weren’t the ones opening their new state-of-the-art arena. The heavy metal band Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony played at the inauguration of the sports and entertainment centre during a supersized concert on September 6, earlier this year. In other arena news, the Cleveland Cavaliers renamed their home arena, previously known as the Quicken Loans Arena to the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in April, earlier this year.  Also Read | Lakers, Clippers Set To Star In Wide-open NBA Season COMMENT 10 months ago NBA: A look at what to expect from the Western Conference this seasonlast_img read more

Antonio Brown trade ripple effects? How the NFL might react to WR’s power play

first_imgStill, the league reacts to these things. There could be more of a push by teams to broaden exactly what constitutes “conduct detrimental to the team.” They could seek to gain more control over players’ abilities to do certain media appearances in which they discuss the team. That could limit the use of offseason roster bonuses, paid in early March, beyond the second year of a contract.For now, though, Brown should bask in the glory that comes with getting the last laugh. We almost never see this happen in football, but he dragged a team through the mud and came out better.It will probably be some time before we see it happen again. The Raiders are a slight winner. They were desperate for a receiver and did not give up much for the rights to Brown. They will pay Brown $16.7 million a year, which is in line with what Brown would have received in free agency had he been released. Ultimately, the Raiders can spin it to say they traded Amari Cooper, a third-round pick and a fifth-round pick for Brown and a first-round pick — exceptional value.In some league circles, though, Oakland’s willingness to rework Brown’s contract might be viewed as enabling the player side in negotiations.MORE: Brown and Bell are gone, but Steelers’ failures will endureAs for long-term impact of this deal in the NFL, it was the first real use of player-controlled media, both social and traditional, to continue to hammer the situation. We have come a long way since Owens had to attract a crowd of reporters in his driveway to bring attention to himself.Brown’s ability to control the situation helped destroy his own trade value, and it put so much pressure on the Steelers that they had to move him. The question: Can other players follow Brown’s lead?Players in the past have not been able to replicate the success of Owens and/or Revis. Whether it was Vincent Jackson, Le’Veon Bell or Julio Jones, they threatened holdouts and tried to sell their cases to the public, but they found themselves either sitting out or returning under slightly modified deals. What Brown pulled off requires both a special player and a special situation.FREE AGENCY: Tracking signings for top players on the market MORE: Grading the Antonio Brown trade for Steelers and RaidersDespite all of that posturing, the Steelers held most of the cards. They had no real reason to trade Brown or to give him a raise. He signed a new deal in 2017 and was under contract through 2020. Had Brown actually refused to report to training camp, the Steelers would have had the right to begin to recover up to $4.63 million per year from him. The $2.5 million roster bonus never would have been exchanged, either, as the money from that would have been withheld as part of the forfeiture.Because of this, the team and the player would have reconciled about 99 percent of the time. But this was a rare happening.We can think of only two similar instances in which a player has wanted out for a new deal and has actually forced his way out: Darrelle Revis in 2013 and Terrell Owens in 2006.MORE: Antonio Brown can avoid a Terrell Owens-like end to careerThe Steelers did not want to deal with the public spectacle of the situation any longer, and their decision to move him at all costs became their loss and Brown’s gain. Brown turned $38.925 million with an effective guarantee of $15 million from the Steelers into $50.125 million with an effective guarantee of $30.125 million from the Raiders. The raise will bring Brown’s current contract value up to $79.2 million, an average of $19.8 million per season, the most for a receiver in NFL history. There are also incentives that can boost the value a few million more.The Steelers come out the big loser in all of this. They extended Brown in 2017 and paid him $29.075 million in new money for what wound up being just the 2018 season. They could have just tagged him at $16 million, avoided the drama and let him walk. Or, they could have just let him walk in the first place. Either way, they would have been in line to receive a third-round compensatory draft selection for him.Instead, they received that same third-round pick plus a fifth-rounder, and now they sit with $21.12 million in dead money for Brown. The Steelers also set a bad precedent for themselves one year after holding firm on the Le’Veon Bell contract.center_img Antonio Brown pulled off the impossible. After forcing his trade from the Steelers and getting a large raise from the Raiders in the process, he might end up being the biggest winner of the 2019 offseason.Rarely do NFL players with next to no leverage even attempt something like this. It is even more rare that the player comes out on top. Brown’s public spat with the Steelers, which began late last season, grew worse when he suggested his time in Pittsburgh was done. He wanted to be traded, he wanted a new contract, and he threatened to retire if the Steelers did not move him. The team owed him a $2.5 million bonus if he was on the roster on the fifth day of free agency, and he refused to push that date back.last_img read more

He achieved a Result that had not been recorded in the former Yugoslavia

first_imgMirza Pramenkovic is young athlete, kick boxer, who never lost a fight in his entire career!He won 10 gold medals at national and international competitions and tournaments, he was the champion of BiH twice, and the last great success he achieved was in the Balkan Championship, where he won the second place.No one in the history of the former Yugoslavia managed to achieve results like this.(Source: N1)last_img