Brisbane home sells in a day

first_img65 Sinnamon Rd, Sinnamon ParkMr Juresic said interest in the family home was huge.“We’ve sold so much property in the area so we had plenty of buyers to show the property to straight away,” he said.“The sellers are over the moon.”An older couple keen wishing to downsize purchased the property. 65 Sinnamon Rd, Sinnamon ParkA Sinnamon Park property has sold within ten hours of going on the market and for $100,000 above the sellers’ expectations. The four-bedroom, two-bathroom home at 65 Sinnamon Rd is under contact following a $950,000 deal. “Their goal was to get about $825,000 and even if it were $850,000, that would have been fantastic,” NGU Elite Team’s Emil Juresic said.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor8 hours ago“We put it on the market and sold the house literally ten hours later.”last_img read more

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Elvis Džombić – Sportingtech – The power of the Pulse platform

first_img StumbleUpon David Webb, BetConstruct: Why meeting new regulations is the industry’s big challenge for 2019 April 4, 2019 Having only launched in 2017, Sportingtech is a relatively new player in the industry preparing to showcase its online gaming platform at this week’s Betting on Football.On the eve of the show, we spoke to Head of Business Development Elvis Džombić about Sportingtech’s USP, the developing partnership with Income Access, and the importance of building a platform that is compatible with a diverse set of third party tools.SBC: As you have developed the range of Sportingtech products, what markets and gaming verticals have you placed the biggest emphasis on?ED: I would outline our core product. The Pulse Platform is a very powerful system that demonstrates great stability, high performance, possibilities for customizations, great tools for managing all the operational activities for bookmakers, casino operators, and many more.We generally put our emphasis on the approach to the regulated and emerging markets in Latin America, Africa and Europe considering our turnkey offering for the online bookmakers and casino operators. In addition, we support projects where our clients only require certain areas of our technology, meaning that they can remain independent and able to manage operations themselves.Furthermore, the sports betting and casino verticals in our portfolio are expanding on a daily basis. We can offer the most competitive, attractive and high-value products to our clients and help them dominate their markets.SBC: Sportingtech was founded in 2017; once you establish yourself in the industry, what do you envisage being your biggest USP (Unique Selling Point) to online gambling operators?ED: Platform flexibility is our greatest USP as we have the ability to offer what other platforms cannot. This flexibility has its greatest value in the core of the Sportsbook engine which allows us to tailor our system to individual client needs.Depending on specifics; clients can manage their own risk analysis and trading activities, or we can take care of this to enable our client to focus on acquiring new players, marketing activities and so on.There is a fantastic Web Management module that gives the clients full control over the front-end part of their website. I would say these two are the biggest advantages that we proudly offer, expertly combined with other tools to create a positive difference.SBC: How pleased have you been with the first three months of your partnership with Income Access?ED: We are thrilled to be working with Income Access, one of the most renowned affiliate systems in the industry. Operators can increase their business performance by using the affiliate network, and we want to provide them with the second to none solutions. Income Access definitely has one of them.During these first months, we have been extremely satisfied. So far about 30% of our clients opted to use Income Access services and network. The exceptionally professional team provide training for its software in order to help set up foundations for a successful operator.We are yet to see the first results as some of the accounts are still in the process of setup, and we have no doubt that satisfaction will be mutually enjoyed. All of our clients have the option to choose Income Access for its fabulous network.SBC: How important is it for platform providers to be compatible with a diverse set of third party tools, for example CRM systems, business intelligence, AI, player tracking etc.?ED: Indeed, it is very important due to the fact that online operations can become very complex in terms of system requirements, the amount of data required and increasingly challenging markets.Nowadays, platform providers differentiate between areas of processing, storing and visualizing the data on behalf of clients. Furthermore, clients themselves are searching for better technology that is user friendly, meaning that the information can be found or generated in a simple and effective way.Here at Sportingtech, we have developed an ‘integration’ ready platform that can serve as the hub for a number of 3rd party software solutions, set to ease the operational processes. The factors mentioned in the question relate to the player data management, and I can confirm that some of these are already in-house developed solutions within our platform.Respecting the continuous development of the other providers and companies that specialize in iGaming software solutions, we will also continue to look at new innovations that can relate to products, to enhance the overall quality and performance of the Sportingtech platform.SBC: What are your key targets for the rest of 2018?ED: We have already signed several strategic partnerships for the South American and African regions, which are currently in the process of technical implementation. Certainly, the goal is to deliver these projects within our deadlines and to successfully set up operations within the framework of the business goals.We also confirmed our attendance at the most important regional industry events which proved great preparation to showcase and finalize new agreements with clients from the areas mentioned above. In terms of product development, we are currently working on a number of major projects to help further optimize the platform’s functionalities, developing new high-level capabilities that will ultimately allow continuous business development and growth.Catch up with the Sportingtech team at Betting on Football this week – booth 26. Share Sportingtech to show Pulse power in Uganda through BetOn August 15, 2019 Share Submit Related Articles SBC’s Year In Review: March 2019’s big betting news December 23, 2019last_img read more

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Fauci: U.S. Turning the Coronavirus Corner

first_imgThe U.S. leads the world in the number of coronavirus deaths On CNN’s State of the Union Dr. Anthony Fauci said the country is turning a corner in terms of hospitalizations and ventilator intubations.Fauci, a key member of the White House task force on COVID-19, added they don’t want to be premature in easing up on social distancing. He said it depends on where you live in the county and how the outbreak is developing there, but some cities may be able to get back to work by as early as next month. Dr. Fauci cautioned, “It’s not one size fits all.” Worldwide deathtoll here.last_img

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Mallard’s Team of the Week — Kootenay Rhythm Dragons – Sisters In Sync

first_imgKootenay Rhythm Dragons – Sisters In Sync aligned a First Place finish in the Women’s Championship “B” Division at the Kelowna Dragon Boat Festival held recently in the Central Okanagan City. The Sisters, with six new paddlers and contributions from a few other teams, captured the the B Championship Division and a fourth place overall.Mallard’s Source for sports would like to recognize the Kootenay Rhythm Dragons — Sisters In Sync with Team of the Week honours.The team includes, Carla Klein, Janet Stephenson, Jocelyn Davies, Frances Long, Deb Rhyder, Lena Guignion, Maggie Mulvihill, Brooke Campbell, Louise Andrew, Melissa Michaud, Amy Grumme, Mary Walters, Pat Gibson, Cath Little, coach Puleng Pratt, Marlene Pozin, Deb Smith, Tammy Nygaard, Peggy Scott, Dawn Jacobsen, Diane Tulloch(Steersperson), Verna Poohachoff and Jill Jacobsen.Next up for the squad is a Penticton event in September.last_img read more

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KO title, return of players boost Portmore

first_img It was welcome relief for Portmore, which had lost three consecutive matches in the Red Stripe Premier League. Hewitt said injuries were partially to blame for those setbacks. “There have been some injuries, so we had about four players who have not played in over six games … . [Injuries] have been contributing to our performances over the last few matches. But we are Portmore United, and whoever we put on the pitch must be ready to play, but we are just glad that we got our [injured] players back and we are just getting ready for the next round [of games],” he said. In Sunday’s parish knockout decider, Portmore controlled the match but found it difficult to score, even though they created a number of openings. Hewitt insists they must improve if they are aiming to win more trophies this season. “I thought the Bodles team was really organised; they must have had some quality to reach the final. They knew us and it was evident that they did their homework. They did not allow us to play our free-flowing football, but we eventually broke through and got two goals. “But I thought we could have done much better in front of goal and separate ourselves with a bigger margin. We created numerous chances, but we were unable to convert most of those. We got two goals and we are thankful, but still we have a lot of work to do in front of goal, and if we can convert half of the chances we create in the Premier League and domestic competition, we will be a force to reckon with,” he said. Bodles’ coach Lenworth Gordon said they were outclassed, but gave up ‘soft’ goals. “We went up against a good,-quality Portmore team, but gave away two soft goals and that was very hard to come back from because they didn’t give us any room to play, and they have quicker players,” he commented. Portmore United’s head coach Jeffrey Hewitt said they are elated to have won their first title of the season after beating Bodles FC 2-0 to win the St Catherine Happy Sutherland Knockout football competition. Hewitt dedicated the victory to the club’s long-serving chairman, Herman Ming, and his family and noted that now that their injured players have recovered, their form should improve in the Red Stripe Premier League. “It’s the first title for the season and we are very happy to have got it, and I want to say thanks to all who have been supporting us, especially the Ming family, and this victory is dedicated to them,” said Hewitt, whose team won Sunday’s title match at Spanish Town Prison Oval courtesy of Tremaine Stewart’s double in the 34th and 69th minutes of a largely one-sided contest. WELCOME WINlast_img read more

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Minister expresses condolences to family after ambulance debacle

first_imgMinister Regina Doherty has expressed condolences in the Dáil to the family of a Letterkenny who died after it took an ambulance 71 minutes to reach her home just 2km away.An inquest at Letterkenny Coroner’s Court yesterday heard that mother-of-eight Margaret Callaghan died in the early hours of January 9, 2018 after waiting for an ambulance at Mountain Top.The coroner hearing the inquest called on the HSE to review their protocols for ambulance turnaround times at hospitals across the country following the tragedy. In the Dáil, Ms Doherty admitted that an increase in the number of patients attending emergency departments has in turn put extra strain on ambulance services.However, Fianna Fáil deputy leader, Dara Calleary, said that blaming increases in patient numbers shows a “complete disconnect between the Government and what’s happening in hospitals”.He said: “The difficulties in our emergency departments are nothing to do with people getting sick and presenting to emergency departments — they are to do with the fact that there were 300 or fewer staff nurses employed in our system in October compared to last December. There’s 350 consultant vacancies.”Mr Calleary said 20 extra beds were promised for Letterkenny University Hospital but only 10 have opened. “That is where the difficulties are — our emergency departments are under-resourced, are understaffed, nursing resources and consulting resources that are absolutely necessary are not in place.”Ms Doherty expressed her condolences to the family and told the Dáil that she hopes no other family has to go through a similar tragedy:“I can’t genuinely begin to probably understand or appreciate how difficult it will be for them to get over her death given that it potentially shouldn’t have happened.”She added: “It’s the case that when the emergency care hospital system is under pressure, there’s going to the potential for delays in the transfer patients from an ambulance into our emergency departments.”She said ambulance turnaround times are currently below target. ‘We cannot say exactly where it is going to end up’ – Chairman on children’s hospital costsBetween January and October this year, 85.5% of ambulances achieved a turnaround time 60 minutes or less, which is below the target of 95%.Ms Doherty told the Dáil that in the first 10 months of 2019, the numbers of patients attending hospital emergency departments increased by 2.7% across the country and the number of emergency department admissions increased by 1% compared to the same period last year.“But I do understand that the trolley numbers at 8am in Letterkenny University Hospital have been persistently high for this entire year,” said Ms Doherty. Minister expresses condolences to family after ambulance debacle was last modified: December 6th, 2019 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:ambulancedaildonegalhospitalMargaret CallaghanMinisteroffload delayslast_img read more

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Arcata volleyball closes strong, beats St. Bernard’s in four sets

first_imgEureka >> Even when the going got tough, it was never really out the Arcata volleyball team’s hands. The Tigers (11-2) walked out of Crusader Gymnasium with a four-set win at 25-12, 21-25, 25-6 and 25-12 over St. Bernard’s Academy (3-6) on a beautiful Tuesday night.“I was glad (the girls) were able to keep their composure after losing the second game because sometimes it can end up going downhill from there,” Arcata head coach Laurie Griffith said. “But, overall I was happy. Everyone got in …last_img

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49ers 53-man roster projection: Where it’ll go wrong

first_imgSANTA CLARA – Here is how the 49ers 53-man roster could, should and most certainly will not look come Saturday’s deadline:QUARTERBACKS (3)IN: Jimmy Garoppolo, Nick Mullens, C.J. BeathardOUT: None Where I’ll go wrong: Some team needing a backup quarterback comes calling for Beathard, perhaps the Denver Broncos, Indianapolis Colts or Kansas City Chiefs (but not the Week 1 opponent, Tampa Bay).KANSAS CITY, MO – AUGUST 24: Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers warms up prior …last_img

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Fifa gives Zuma his ref’s certificate

first_img30 June 2009In the unlikely event of an injury to a referee during the 2010 Fifa World Cup, South Africa has a ready replacement – in President Jacob Zuma, who’s just been given a special award by Fifa for refereeing on Robben Island during his years as a political prisoner.Zuma refereed for the Makana Football Association, which ran a soccer league for political prisoners on Robben Island, between 1965 and 1973.Fifa president Sepp Blatter conferred the special award on Zuma on Sunday, the final day of the 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup.“It is a historical moment for Fifa to have a former referee of Robben Island in Mr Jacob Zuma,” Blatter said. “As such, we have decided that you are an International Referee, and that is why we have prepared a special certificate for you.”“Thank you so much, I appreciate it,” Zuma replied. “This brings back memories of my young days, when I could still play and referee!”For years on Robben Island, political prisoners had to fight for the right to play football, with men secretly playing the game in their cells with balls made of pieces of paper, cardboard and rags tied together with string.The island’s authorities finally gave in, granting inmates the right to play football in 1965. The prisoners then built their own goals, and would swap their drab prison garb to play in the colours of their teams on Saturdays.The Makana FA was formed in 1966. It was a football association which adhered strictly to Fifa’s statutes and laws of the game. On 18 July 2007, Makana FA became the first Fifa honorary member association.Among the best players on the island were the likes of Kgalema Motlanthe, currently Deputy President of South Africa. Dikgang Moseneke, now a Constitutional Court judge, was on Makana FA’s disciplinary committee.SAinfo reporter and Fifa.comlast_img read more

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Nigeria invites SA to do business

first_img16 November 2012 As two of the strongest economies in Africa, co-operation between South Africa and Nigeria is pivotal to the growth of the continent – this is the message that came out of a dialogue co-hosted by the Financial Times (FT) and the Nigerian High Commission and supported by Brand South Africa. There was keen interest in the high-level event, and guests included the Nigerian High Commissioner Sunday Samuel Yusuf; director-general of South Africa’s tourism ministry Kingsley Makhubela; South Africa’s minister of arts and culture Paul Mashatile; Charlotte “Chichi” Maponya, chairperson of Brand South Africa; and Lindiwe Maseko, speaker of the Gauteng legislature. The purpose of the gathering was to discuss current and future trade and investment relations between the two countries, and to identify areas of opportunity for South African companies in Nigeria. Guests stood for a moment in respectful silence to honour victims of the heavy floods which have killed 363 Nigerians and displaced over two-million, before proceeding with the evening’s agenda. “South African companies first moved into Nigeria about 12 years ago,” said Nigerian Consul-General Okey Emuchay, “and they have thrived.” He named food manufacturer Tiger Brands, the Protea hospitality group, mobile provider MTN and retailer Shoprite as a few of those who have prospered. But there are many more opportunities available today, in four main markets – agriculture, oil and gas, infrastructure and power, and solid minerals or mining. The country is looking for creative ways to build its economy, said Emuchay, and South African companies should explore opportunities in the agriculture and manufacturing sectors, especially. “Tonight is the beginning of a mutually beneficial co-operation for South African companies and their Nigerian counterparts,” said Emuchay. “The Financial Times and Brand South Africa have given us this platform to start thinking afresh, and I envision this as becoming an annual event.”Growth hotspot “At a time when many developed countries are being downgraded,” said keynote speaker Olusegun Aganga, the Nigerian minister of trade and investment, “our country is being upgraded. We are seeing generally low growth and returns in the developed world, but the opposite tends to be true in developing nations. There has been a shift in the global economy.” Africa’s time has come, he said, and South Africa and Nigeria must work together to help the continent seize the moment. As one of the world’s fast-growing economies, Nigeria is an investor’s dream, with policies such as 100% repatriation of profits, 100% foreign ownership in all ventures except for oil and gas, and a liberal visa regime all designed to make it as easy as possible to do business. Aganga encouraged all African countries to look closer to home for trade and growth. “For more than 50 years Africa has exported its minerals and other precious resources to the developed world – those days should be over.” But there is more to be done – the continent must develop its industries. “Africa contributes just 3% to global trade, and 1% to manufacturing value-added services,” he said. “We are not industrialised, but we should be. Aid won’t get us very far in the global arena.” He described the financial crisis that has gripped many developed countries, including the Eurozone, as a “window of opportunity” for Africa.Areas of opportunity There are four important factors that investors consider – money, technical knowledge, a market, and raw materials. Capital and technology can be taken anywhere in the world, but raw materials and a market are immovable – and Nigeria has these two in abundance, said Aganga. “We have a vibrant population of 167-million people and estimates show that by 2070 we will be the third largest nation in the world, after China and India. The average age at the moment is 18.6 years, and there is a fast-growing middle class.” The country has sought-after minerals in commercially viable quantities, is the seventh largest crude oil producer in the world and is in the top 10 in terms of gas reserves. All these factors serve to make Nigeria a country that South African companies should buy into before the rest of the world knocks on the door, said Aganga. He named several specific areas of potential – they include agriculture and food processing, such as maize production and the processing of sugar cane to sugar. “Nigeria produces just 2% of all the sugar it consumes,” he said, “but South Africa is a renowned grower of sugar cane.” The textiles industry is another potentially lucrative area, with opportunities existing in the processing of leather to leather products, and cotton to fashionable designs. Such operations would boost job creation too. Mining and associated services such as the processing of iron ore into iron and steel, and bauxite into aluminium, hold good prospects, as does petrochemicals and its related industries of plastics, textiles and chemicals. “Nigeria has the potential to become the continent’s petrochemical hub,” Aganga said. South Africa is internationally known for its motor industry, which produces goods in vast quantities for domestic and international consumption, and Nigeria aspires to an equally healthy motor industry, said Aganga. Another area where South Africa leads is in its services sector, and Aganga lauded the country for its progress in this area, saying that Nigeria can learn from its southern counterpart. And as for the all-important question of whether such initiatives would succeed – “Just ask MTN,” said Aganga. “Ask Protea, ask Shoprite.” To make it even easier for South African businesses to set up shop in Nigeria, the visa process for businesspeople has been streamlined, and a company can be registered in 24 hours, said Aganga. “We extend the hand of friendship to South Africa – together let us transform our continent.” To finish off the evening, there was a panel discussion moderated by FT Southern Africa bureau chief Andrew England, and featuring Brand South Africa’s research manager Petrus de Kock, as well as Nigerian businessmen. “All 54 African countries together are a force to be reckoned with,” said Chichi Maponya, introducing the panel, “and we should be setting our own agenda.” Maponya felt that the two countries’ futures are “inextricably entwined”. The panel discussed the perceptions people from each country have about the other side, agreeing that South Africans should not be suspicious of Nigerians, and vice versa. Intra-African trade stands at 10% at the moment, they said – but getting it to even 20% within a reasonable amount of time will have a huge impact on continental growth. The panel also advised local businesses to stake their claim in the West African country before the rest of the world takes an interest, and expressed their commitment to doing business in a corruption-free-manner, to the applause of the audience. First published by MediaClubSouthAfrica.com – get free high-resolution photos and professional feature articles from Brand South Africa’s media service.last_img read more

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