Gold Coast block of units on Millionaires’ Row hits the market

first_img122 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach.Mr Henderson said the property sat in a prime location only metres from the beach, minutes from Pacific Fair, Broadbeach Mall with its abundance of shops, restaurants, cafes andthriving night-life, the light rail station, newly refurbished Star Casino and the Gold Coast Convention Centre. 122 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach.QUEENSLAND shop-fitting industry figure Scott Headland is selling a beachside block of four units on the Gold Coast’s Millionaires’ Row.Set on a 405 sqm corner property with 36m of frontage at 122 Hedges Ave, the two-storey building comprises two, two-bedroom units on the ground floor and two, three-bedroom units on the upper level. 122 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa18 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThe property first hit the market in November, 2016 when it was marketed with No. 120, which Mr Headland also owned.He sold No. 120 for $1.545 million in February, 2017.In his latest marketing push, Mr Headland is seeking offers of more than $2 million for No. 122.Agent Luke Henderson, of John Henderson Professionals Mermaid Beach, said the property offered “many financially rewarding opportunities” for potential buyers.“The units are now generating annual rental returns of just more than $72,000, which creates for an investor to buy and hold the property,’’ Mr Henderson said.“However, I can also easily imagine a buyer transforming the property with a dream home on the site.”last_img read more

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first_imgCAPTION: Israel Railways has started testing its latest inter-city coaches supplied by GEC Alsthom Transporte of Spain and assembled at Haargaz Zriffin. The four air-conditioned coaches and a driving power van trailer (inset) were hauled on their first run from Lod (above) by a General Motors GT26W CAPTION: One of Thrall Europa’s prototype Eurospine piggyback wagons (RG 10.96 p625) was at London’s St Pancras terminus for the Piggyback Consortium’s conference on December 2 . An out-of-gauge P22 trailer and another matching Railtrack’s SB1C gauge were successfully loaded and unloaded in a siding just outside the station, but became trapped there for several days while catenary isolation was negotiated. The wagon was moved to London Underground’s civil engineering depot beneath the Earls Court exhibition centre for Intermodal 96 on December 4-6last_img read more

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The surprising benefit of a stay-at-home mother

first_imgMercatornet 13 August 2014Our legislators may have decided that society is better served by clever women entering the workplace, rather than staying at home to raise children, but every now and then a spanner falls into the works.The latest challenge to the prevailing orthodoxy comes, not for the first time, from Scandanavia – a part of the world where, for all its nanny-state associations, it is still possible to question the moral and practical superiority of the working mum without being labelled a neanderthal.Academics from the university in Stavanger have drilled into a mass of data to study the impact on a child’s educational ability of a stay-at-home parent. The context for this research is that, in 1998, the Norwegian government brought in a scheme that greatly increased parental incentives to stay at home with young children – but only up to the age of three.What the 2013 study (pdf) found is an unforeseen consequence of this policy. It is hard to measure whether having a mum around all the time can make a toddler smarter. But having a mother at home helps more than just the small child she may have recently brought into the world.Her being ever-present improves quality of life within and without the home, for neighbours, spouses, grandparents – and yes – older children. And, where older children are concerned, we find ourselves in territory which does have a metric; because older kids do exams.So what is the impact of having a stay at home mum on teen-aged children doing school exams? Guess what – it’s positive. And demonstrably so. The Norwegian policy was not intended to give them a booster. It was rooted in a belief in Attachment Theory, a fear that severing the connection between a parent and a young child would be deleterious for that child.But it turns out that the really provable benefit actually accrues to older children.http://www.mercatornet.com/family_edge/view/14579last_img read more

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Bishop Malzaire admonishes Dominican public to change their lifestyle

first_img Share Tweet Share FaithLifestyleLocalNews Bishop Malzaire admonishes Dominican public to change their lifestyle by: – September 19, 2011 Sharing is caring!center_img Share 23 Views   no discussions His Lordship Bishop Gabriel Malzaire. Photo credit: dioceaseofroseau.orgBishop of Roseau his Lordship Gabriel Malzaire is calling for a change in life style among the Dominican public. Bishop Malzaire believes that the prevalence of HIV/Aids and other STD’s will continue to escalate if drastic measures are not taken. He says the Catholic Church will continue to advocate for a change in lifestyle among the population. “There is a certain advocacy that the Church has and the kind of advocacy that we have is in the area of prevention. What style of life aught we to live in other prevent it or curb this,” he said.He said HIV/AIDS is by and large a lifestyle disease.“What we proclaim and teach is lifestyle issues. We know that it is not easy as I am saying because people are relating to people. Especially with couples, especially the unfaithful partners of the couple. Things happen and without any knowledge or understanding of what’s happening, some other member of the couple can contract the disease,” he added.Bishop Malzaire said the church has been doing its best to deal with the matter.“The church has been speaking of the disease and its prevention, especially in the area of abstinence. It also talks about having respect for your family. This is the key,” Malzaire said.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Stones signs five-year Everton deal

first_img Press Association John Stones has made a big impression in his short time at Everton John Stones has made a big impression in his short time at Everton 1/1 John Stones has made a big impression in his short time at Everton slide 1 of 1 John Stones has made a big impression in his short time at Everton Twitter “I am over the moon,” Stones told the club’s official website. “It’s just been such a great last season and to get pen to paper on a new deal is a dream come true. “The last 12 months have been so enjoyable thanks to the faith that the manager has shown in me and all the players. What we achieved was unbelievable. It was a very memorable season and hopefully there’s more to come.” Stones joined Everton from Barnsley in January 2013 and has quickly made his mark in the top flight. Martinez said: “It is an important signing for the club and a really good reward for a young footballer with a fantastic future. “He had an excellent season in 2013-14 and it’s really good news all round. “It is very important that we continue to let our youngsters continue to develop into bigger roles.” center_img Whatsapp Email The 20-year-old made 26 appearances for Roberto Martinez’s side last season and earned England honours on the back of some impressive performances, with the club keen to fend off the interest of several suitors by securing him on a new long-term deal. And he has now followed Ross Barkley and Seamus Coleman in signing a new contract with the club. Facebook John Stones has made a big impression in his short time at Everton Close Everton have tied down young defender John Stones to a new five-year contract after his breakthrough season at Goodison Park.last_img read more

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Trustly’s Nicholas Tucker: Fast payments, fast answers and fast Pay N Play pick up

first_img Internet Vikings appoints ‘marketing pro’ Stefan Backlund as corporate advisor March 20, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Share SBC Magazine Issue 8: International expansion and picking up the sporting slack April 7, 2020 Share Submit SBC Digital Summit: ‘Cashless’ environments to take centre stage when retail returns – Samuel Barrett April 30, 2020 Fresh from completing a research study into ‘The Power of Fast Payments’ that yielded such an eye-catching set of takeaways for the industry, we went back to Trustly to delve deeper into the data that really matters for gambling operators.We’ve taken an educated guess that those interested in fast payments may also be here looking for fast answers. So, for the quick and easy responses from Head of Sales Nicholas Tucker, here goes: Has the value of payments been overlooked by the industry? No. Has the ‘race to the bottom’ approach to bonusing opened the door for payment innovation? Definitely. Are operators unjustifiably concerned about losing revenues from instant withdrawals? Yes.Now, these sharp responses could have been elicited by our line of questioning, or maybe we were just hitting the right notes for Trustly heading into next week’s Betting on Sports.In any case, Tucker proceeded to deliver some must-read insight into the influence of Pay N Play and where the company’s flagship product is seeing the biggest uptake, as well as some of the more surprising findings from last month’s fast payments research.SBC: Do you think the value of payments has been overlooked by the gambling industry?Nicholas Tucker: No! Personally, I think that successful gaming operators have always viewed payments as a core pillar of the success of their operations. The last thing you want is to lose the player at the first hurdle when they try to make a deposit or create a bad wagering experience by making it hard to access winnings. As a whole, we see much more expertise and innovation in payments within the gaming vertical compared to some others we work in. Essentially, for an operator to be successful, it needs to make payments as easy and frictionless as possible for the consumer. When you look at the cashier of a gaming operator vs an e-commerce or travel merchant, you will see far more payment options. I think this reflects the level of value and dedication placed on making payments possible for the player.SBC: Has the slowing of the ‘race to the bottom’ approach to player retention opened the door for payment-based innovations to take centre stage?NT: Definitely. We were seeing fierce competition between operators all trying to attract and retain players by offering huge bonuses (with hidden and confusing wagering requirements) but without much regard for what players wanted in terms of experience. Also, regulators are beginning to step in by simplifying or restricting the size and frequency of player bonuses, hampering this model of acquisition and retention. Through our Pay N Play product, we have helped operators switch the focus to player experience by offering a simplified registration and deposit process and improving the speed that winnings reach the player’s bank account. I think increasingly we will see payment, game and affiliate suppliers working closely with the operator to enhance the player experience rather than simply offering them a bonus to play more. The operators with the best player experience and strongest brand recognition (based on values players respect) will come out on top. This is what we have started to see in the Swedish market since regulation.SBC: Part of the research summary was that operators are worried about losing revenues when in fact instant withdrawals represent a revenue growth opportunity; was dispelling these concerns one of your biggest commercial challenges?NT: Yes! I have had conversations with some of the largest sports betting brands that indicate a very significant proportion of their revenue comes from cancelled withdrawals. It requires a big change in mindset to adopt a new approach, especially when some stakeholders within the business are worried about the impact on the balance sheet. However, once one operator in a market offers instant withdrawals (and it embraces the revenue growth opportunity), others soon follow as players begin to expect the functionality as a hygiene factor when considering which brands they play with.SBC: What were the surprise findings from the research?NT: Contrary to the belief of some of the more traditional operators, we have found that players increasingly prioritise the speed and access to winnings as a key driver of loyalty towards a brand. This is especially prevalent among VIP players. Out of the 1,700 players across nine countries that we interviewed during the research, we found that 94% want instant access to their winnings. Given the high cost of acquiring new players, it is more important than ever to keep active players happy by catering to their needs over the long term, such as instant withdrawals. Interestingly, 80% of players said they would gamble more if they were offered instant withdrawals by the operator. Another interesting find was that more people remember their bank login details versus their card details. Now that the ease of logging in and authenticating a bank payment is improving dramatically, supported by PSD2 and Open Banking, there is a genuine opportunity for direct bank payments to become the method of choice in markets where card schemes have previously dominated. This provides a platform for innovation around player registration, ID verification, source of funds and responsible gaming checks in markets like the UK.SBC: Finally, your Pay N Play product has quickly become an ‘industry standard’ in Sweden; in which other countries are you seeing the biggest pick-up?NT: We have seen fantastic growth in Finland and Estonia throughout 2019 and we are also seeing rapid adoption in Germany and recently the Netherlands. We expect the first brands to go live in Denmark by the end of the year and are hoping the product has a disruptive impact on this market, which has traditionally been card-focused.last_img read more

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