Changes to high-rise plans have lured buyers looking for more space

first_imgMore from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North12 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoBuyers have responded to the changes.The tower will be built on site of the old Oak building on the corner of Remembrance Drive and Gold Coast Highway. Knight Frank Director of project marketing Chris Litfin said buyers had responded enthusiastically to the revised development plan.“Buyers really like the fact that they can live in the heart of Surfers Paradise but can still enjoy hectares of riverfront parkland – it is like an oasis in the city,” Mr Litfin said. “The previous plan had a wave of inquiry from local downsizers that wanted to be in a central position on the Gold Coast. But, they wanted bigger apartments and extra car parks, particularly with the three-bedroom apartments.”Mr Litfin said sales had skyrocketed since the changes were made. “Buyers are also amazed that the apartments start at only $495,000 – which allows downsizers the opportunity to sell their existing house and relocate, with change in their pockets to travel,” he said. Morris Property Group development manager Brodie Lister said the price point and location, away from the Surfers Paradise nightclub and restaurant area, made it attractive to owner-occupiers. Price and location has attracted buyers to Essence.REVISED plans for a Surfers Paradise high-rise have resulted in $10.5 million worth of sales.The 33-level Essence tower, originally launched in 2015, was reworked after market feedback saw owner-occupiers demanding more parking spaces and larger rooms.Developer Morris Property Group has now made 20 sales in the 183-apartment project.Two-bedroom apartments range from 98sq m to 162 sq m while three bedrooms are up to 132sq m. Prices range from $495,000 to $899,000. Finishes include Parisi tapware and Ilve appliances. last_img read more

Roberts joins CONCACAF to take up high profile post

first_imgMIAMI, United States (CMC) – Former Grenada international and English Premier League star, Jason Roberts, has joined continental governing body, CONCACAF, as its new Director of Development.In his role, the 39-year-old will be in charge of developing CONCACAF’s grassroots programmes as well as streamlining the organisation’s coaching education, and professional football development initiatives.“I am honoured and excited to have been selected to lead the development department as CONCACAF continues strengthening and enhancing its support for member associations to advance the game,” Roberts said.“Football is my passion; I see the potential as well as untapped opportunities for growth within our region. I am especially looking forward to our department working on a foundation focused on grassroots, coaching education, and programmes that raise the level of play.”Roberts made his name as a dynamic forward in the English professional leagues, representing the likes of West Bromwich Albion, Wigan Athletic and Portsmouth in an 18-year career.He ended his career at Reading three years ago and has since become a respected football television pundit.Roberts is a graduate of the UEFA MIP Executive Course and member of the FIFA Players’ Status Committee.He is one of two new additions to CONCACAF’s development department as former Curacao head coach, Etienne Siliee, has also signed on as the confederation’s new development manager of the Caribbean.“As part of our ONE CONCACAF Vision, we have a focused investment in football development to transform the Confederation’s future,” said CONCACAF president, Victor Montagliani.“Mr Roberts is the right leader to continue fulfilling our mission, while providing an integral support to our member associations’ efforts.“Furthermore, Mr Siliee brings significant experience and extensive knowledge of coaching and development, which will greatly contribute to raising the quality of our sport.”Siliee will report to Roberts who in turn will report to Chief of Football Officer, Manolo Zubiria.CONCACAF oversees football in North, Central America and the Caribbean.last_img read more

From young Mbappe to aging keeper, the World Cup in records

first_imgView comments Kambosos walks the talk with 2nd round TKO of Filipino Magboo However, there have been plenty of cases of players mobbing referees, wasting time and writhing in exaggerated agony. Swiss broadcaster RTS calculated Neymar spent nearly 14 minutes on the ground in Brazil’s first four games.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team PLENTY OF GOALSWith just one scoreless draw in 63 games so far, Russia’s World Cup has been far from dull.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’By the time France and Denmark delivered a boring 0-0 draw, 35 games had been played with at least one goal scored, breaking a World Cup record that had stood for 64 years.The tournament averaged 2.58 goals per game through the semifinals, second only to Brazil in 2014 for World Cups this century. France’s Kylian Mbappe arrives on the pitch at the start of the official training session at the eve of the final against Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, July 14, 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent)ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Kylian Mbappe’s breakout performances, 11 own goals and very few red cards despite all Neymar’s dives.Here is a look at the records set and broken during the World Cup in Russia, and what it tells us about the tournament:ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West LATEST STORIES Modern technology has helped the World Cup’s more modest teams pick the right tactics to frustrate top-class opponents, but there have still been some outstanding goals. Denis Cheryshev’s curling shot for Russia against Croatia and Benjamin Pavard’s swerving strike for France against Argentina are among the highlights.MBAPPE AND El HADARYYoung stars have made a mark, none more than France’s 19-year-old Kylian Mbappe, who became the youngest player to score two goals in a World Cup game since Pele in 1958.Aging players have set records, too. Goalkeeper Essam El Hadary became the oldest player ever start in a World Cup game when he lined up in Egypt’s last match against Saudi Arabia aged 45. Mexico veteran Rafael Marquez became the first player picked in a starting 11 at five World Cups.CROATIAN GRITCroatia got to the final the hard way, becoming the first team ever to win three consecutive games in extra time at a World Cup.That added up to 360 minutes of football in the knockout stages, the equivalent of a full game more than France, which also had an extra day to rest for the final.KEEPING IT COOLPerhaps with one eye on the VAR system, players didn’t break the rules so much, but they’ve certainly been bending them.There hasn’t been a single red card for violent conduct, and just four ejections in total. If it stays that way in the last two games, it’ll be the lowest number at the World Cup for 40 years. Compare that with 2006, when 28 reds were issued including four in one game when Portugal beat the Netherlands.center_img Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The record of 5.38 per game from 1954 is unlikely ever to fall without major rule changes. Back then, many teams lagged far behind the best, leading to two 7-0 thrashings and a 9-0 game.KANE’S PENALTIESTeams have scored more goals than usual, but many weren’t particularly noteworthy.The 11 own goals are a record — in part because FIFA has stricter guidelines about attributing deflected shots — while the new Video Assistant Referee system led to an increase in the number of penalties awarded to a record 28, 10 more than the previous mark from 2002. Of those, 21 were converted from the spot.Harry Kane typified the trend in his push to be tournament top scorer. The England captain scored three of his tournament-leading six goals from penalties and two shortly after corner kicks, leaving just a single deflected goal from open play.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go?last_img read more