Brisbane’s prestige market on fire in lead-up to Christmas

first_imgTony Schiffmann and his daughter Brooke at the Clayfield home that has sold for $4.15m. Image: AAP/Josh Woning.Mr Schiffmann, who was selling to downsize, told The Courier-Mail location and natural light had been important factors when he first bought the Clayfield home. “The key driver was actually around convenience which still applies today,” he said. “At that stage our daughters were younger so we moved in there for schools.“They went to Clayfield College, which was up the road.“Also I suppose work wise it was convenient to the city for myself and also my job involves travel so it was close to the airport.’’ Tony Schiffmann and his daughter Brooke at the Clayfield home that has just sold for $4.15m. Image: AAP/Josh Woning.A HAMPTONS style home in one of Brisbane’s most prestigious streets has sold for $4.15 million in another sign of strength in the market at the top end of town.The big family home at 175 Adelaide St East, Clayfield, sold after auction to a young, local family who fought off six other bidders to make an offer the vendor couldn’t refuse.The property’s previous owner, BDO managing partner Tony Schiffmann, has pocketed more than double what he paid for it 14 years ago, with property records revealing the home last sold for $1.8 million in 2003. This home at 175 Adelaide St East, Clayfield, sold after auction to a Brisbane family.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours agoMr Ferguson said he was personally seeing a lot of local buyers upgrading to the Ascot/Hamilton/Clayfield area. “They’re moving up after making money out of the homes they’re in, which drives the next level,” he said. And he believed there was still growth to come in the city’s prestige market, although the top of the cycle wasn’t far off. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE This home at 175 Adelaide St East, Clayfield, has sold for $4.15m.It’s been a big year so far for Brisbane’s prestige property market, with agents reporting increased interest from local buyers, expats and investors from southern states.Dwight Ferguson of Ray White Ascot, who negotiated the sale of 175 Adelaide St East with Damon Warat, said he still had a number of high-end homes due to hit the market in the lead-up to Christmas. CLEARANCE RATE HITS SPRING HIGH ART DECO APARTMENT BLOCK FOR SALE TECH BEHIND BITCOIN IS THE FUTURE The deck at the home at 175 Adelaide St East, Clayfield.The home has multiple living, dining and entertainment areas, five bedrooms, four bathrooms, two powder rooms, a media room, a tennis court and swimming pool — all on a large 1179 sqm allotment.It’s also close to the popular Racecourse Road restaurant precinct and major shopping centres.The top sale in the street to date is $5.8 million for 165 Adelaide St East in 2010, followed by $4.35 million for 123 Adelaide St East in 2004.It comes as another home fetched more than $4 million at the weekend.The riverfront property at 29 Laidlaw Parade in East Brisbane sold for $4.125m to a local family.last_img read more

Michigan State celebrates on Carrier Dome floor after Elite Eight win over Louisville

first_img Published on March 29, 2015 at 7:20 pm Contact Jesse: [email protected] | @dougherty_jesse Facebook Twitter Google+ When Terry Rozier’s shot rimmed out and the clock ran out, Denzel Valentine and Bryn Forbes started running toward the Michigan State bench — their mouths wide open and their arms imitating airplane wings.The Spartans held a six-point lead and Rozier’s shot had no chance of swaying the final outcome. MSU head coach Tom Izzo stood in place while pandemonium ensued around him, soaking in his seventh Final Four bid.Forbes and Valentine dodged their teammates and coaches that poured onto the Carrier Dome floor, harnessing the same characteristic that’s guided seventh-seeded Michigan State through four rounds of the NCAA Tournament.Untouchability.“I had so much energy and happiness and everything was running through my head,” Forbes said. “And I just couldn’t stop. I had to keep moving and just live the moment out. No one could catch me.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIt took two halves and an overtime period, but the Spartans eventually edged fourth-seeded Louisville to win the East Regional on Sunday afternoon. Travis Trice — named the regional’s most outstanding player — led MSU with 17 points and iced the game with two free throws before Rozier’s miss pushed the Spartans to the pinnacle of college basketball.Almost as soon as the game ended, Michigan State players wore hats that that said “Regional Champs” and shirts that said “Cut Down The Net.” And while two ladders were placed under the rim for them to do so, the Cardinals plodded off the court through a sea of Spartan green.A year ago, fourth-seeded Michigan State fell to eventual champion Connecticut in the Elite Eight. The Huskies, like MSU, were a seven seed blazing through favored opponent after favored opponent. The Spartans are on an eerily similar run, already edging second-seeded Virginia in the Round of 32, third-seeded Oklahoma in the Sweet 16 and now the Cardinals in their latest upset.“Spartan nation showed up tonight,” Izzo yelled as MSU accepted the East Regional trophy on a stage near center court. “They didn’t make it easy, but we’re going to the Final Four.”From there, Izzo faded to the background and let his team enjoy the moment — players like Trice, Valentine and Branden Dawson, among other returnees, were finally able to shake last year’s Elite Eight loss.Former Spartans guard and NBA Hall of Famer Earvin “Magic” Johnson took questions in a crowd of TV cameras. Spartans adjusted their flat-brim hats and repeatedly hugged one another. The only fans left in the Dome wore green and chanted “Go White! … Go Green!” across the court while holding iPhone cameras in front of their faces.One by one, the Michigan State players walked up the ladder in front of the net to cut a piece off.Lourawls “Tum Tum” Nairn Jr., whose pesky on-ball defense helped the Spartans hold the Cardinals to just five made field goals after shooting 53 percent in the first half, slowly stepped on each rung before raising his piece and inciting a large cheer from the crowd.Valentine, who made big play after big play down the stretch, pumped his arms in the air to ask for more noise.Dawson, whose putback off a Forbes miss gave MSU a two-possession lead with 36 seconds left in overtime, had trouble cutting off a piece and looked back at his laughing teammates for guidance.After Trice cut off his sliver, a small piece of the net still dangled from the rim. The players looked around for Izzo, who was standing behind the ring of reporters on the 3-point arc and smiling at his team.“Go cut down the last of it, Tom,” a Michigan State athletics representative said.“No, I want the seniors and those guys to do it,” Izzo answered.But no one wanted anyone but Izzo to touch the last remnants of the Spartans win. His players waved him closer to the ladder. The crowd chanted “Izzo! Izzo! Izzo!”So he obliged, leaning on Trice before stepping up the ladder, snipping off the last bit of the net and raising it high above his head.And in a very disappointing year for basketball in Syracuse, one team was able to use the city as a springboard to greater things. Commentslast_img read more

UKGC mulls credit betting restrictions

first_img UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service  August 20, 2020 StumbleUpon Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 Share UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Related Articles Submit Share Tracey CrouchUK gambling policy stakeholders are considering banning or severely restricting betting transactions undertaken through credit verticals, in a move to protect national gambling consumers.The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) is reported to be considering drastic actions on limiting credit cards with a view to reducing ‘the risk that consumers will gamble more than they can afford’.“We will consider prohibiting or restricting the use of credit cards and the offering of credit but will explore the consequences of doing so”The review of credit betting was outlined in yesterday’s UKGC industry update on ‘How to make online gambling safer’.The Commission is currently assessing player safety with regards to; provisions available for consumers to protect themselves, gambling product characteristics, protection of consumer funds and industry consumer terms and conditions.So far, 2018 has been a year of realignment for all UK licensed betting operators, who have been forced to readjust their operations to adhere to new policies on sign-up bonuses, promotions and marketing terminology.In yesterday’s industry update, Tracey Crouch UK Minister for Sport and Civil Society stated that the government was committed to developing a sustainable industry in which consumer controls were available to protect minors and vulnerable players.In its update the commission acknowledges that for licensed operators credit cards fund between 10 to 20% of the total that their customer wagers.last_img read more

Rich Hill ready to do what he loves – take the ball for Dodgers in Game 4

first_img“Our thought process has changed a little bit, yeah. But I get it,” Roberts said, acknowledging that he constructed the Game 3 lineup with the thought in mind that Corbin would come out of the bullpen.“I just didn’t know because they have never been in that spot as far as winning the wild card. You didn’t know. It was the unknown.”Roberts has said the decision to start Clayton Kershaw in Game 2 was made, in part, to have him available to pitch out of the bullpen in a Game 5 if the series goes the distance. He was asked Sunday if Game 1 starter Walker Buehler might come of the bullpen before his anticipated start in Game 5.“Anything is possible,” Roberts said.ALSONationals center fielder Victor Robles injured his right hamstring while running out a sacrifice bunt in the eighth inning of Game 2. He underwent an MRI which revealed a mild strain and he was not in the starting lineup for Game 3. Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire At age 39, Hill might have a limited number of comebacks left. He is in the final year of his contract with the Dodgers and the free-agent market has not looked kindly on veteran players the past few winters. Veteran pitchers with Hill’s injury history and just 13 regular-season starts on his 2018 resume – a luxury the pitching-rich Dodgers can afford – could find limited options to continue a career Hill clearly isn’t ready to end.“As far as the free-agent market and whatever may come out of this year or after this is over with, I have no control over that, except for continuing to want to play this game at a high level and play for a competitor and play for a team that’s going to win,” Hill said.The possibility that he could be making the final starts of his career or that he needed to return for the postseason to prove he can continue beyond 2019 never entered his mind, Hill said.“The motivating factor to come back is I believe that I have something to give and I can help this team win,” he said Sunday. “I’m not really using anything, outside factors, other than the moment in what I really enjoy doing. I think that that’s the main factor. I love the competition part of this.”With Hill’s history, every time he takes the mound brings with it the possibility of another physical breakdown, leaving the Dodgers scrambling. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he feels secure sending Hill out for Game 4.center_img PreviousRich Hill #44 of the Los Angeles Dodgers prior to game two of the National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium on Friday, Oct. 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Dodgers Game 4 starting pitcher Rich Hill speaks to reporters during a news conference before the start of Game 3 of the NLDS on Sunday in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)Rich Hill #44 of the Los Angeles Dodgers looks toward the scoreboard against the Washington Nationals in the ninth inning of game two of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Friday, Oct. 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Washington Nationals won 4-2. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsRich Hill #44 of the Los Angeles Dodgers plays with a praying mantis during batting practice prior to game two of the National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium on Friday, Oct. 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Rich Hill sits in the dugout before Game 2 of the baseball team’s National League Divisional Series against the Washington Nationals on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Rich Hill speaking during a news conference before the start of Game 3 of a baseball National League Division Series, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)“The motivating factor to come back is I believe that I have something to give and I can help this team win,” Dodgers Game 4 starting pitcher Rich Hill said Sunday. “I’m not really using anything, outside factors, other than the moment in what I really enjoy doing. I think that that’s the main factor. I love the competition part of this.” (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)Rich Hill #44 of the Los Angeles Dodgers prior to game two of the National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium on Friday, Oct. 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Dodgers Game 4 starting pitcher Rich Hill speaks to reporters during a news conference before the start of Game 3 of the NLDS on Sunday in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)NextShow Caption1 of 7Dodgers Game 4 starting pitcher Rich Hill speaks to reporters during a news conference before the start of Game 3 of the NLDS on Sunday in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)ExpandWASHINGTON, D.C. — Rich Hill’s body has given him plenty of chances to give up, pack it in, call it a career.But overcoming adversity has been a persistent theme in his career. Just this season, his elbow nearly gave out on him in June. He returned from that only to have his knee act out during his first game action in two months.And now, he is scheduled to take the ball to start Game 4 of this National League Division Series with a chance to help the Dodgers reach the NLCS for a fourth consecutive year.“I think it was just something that I wanted,” Hill said of persevering through this year’s assortment of trials. “This is what I have a love for and … the mindset was of the sort that I was going to get back. There was never a doubt in my mind that I wouldn’t get back.” Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies “I think we have enough of a sample with those four starts (in September) and his bullpen (session on Thursday) that we feel very confident he can go the max, four (innings) and 60 (pitches),” Roberts said. “I feel really good about that. … But as far as the blowup in the first inning, I don’t see that happening.”MAX EFFORTAfter using right-hander Max Scherzer for an inning in relief in Game 2, Nationals manager Dave Martinez waited until Sunday before announcing that Anibal Sanchez would start Game 3 and Scherzer would move back to Game 4 on Monday.Martinez said the decision was made after he “talked in length” with Scherzer on Friday night. As for the potential to use any of his three front-line starters – Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg and Patrick Corbin – out of the bullpen in this series, Martinez said he has asked “a lot of guys to hold off on their bullpens” between starts.Scherzer joked before Sunday’s game that he didn’t expect to pitch out of the bullpen in Game 3 “unless Davey got crazy and came to me and said, ‘Let’s do it.’”Scherzer’s appearance out of the bullpen Friday was unexpected, Roberts admitted. But now he has to assume the Nationals could deploy their starters out of the bullpen at any point.Related Articles Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco last_img read more