Luxury Palm Cove blocks up for grabs in Argentea development

first_imgMore from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days agoArgentea Palm Cove.“We put it to council and they said if that’s what the market says we’ll go to the market. It is a desirable product for residential.”Despite initial research indicating the estate would be best marketed to interstate buyers, Mr Dickson said the reality was far from that.“The majority of buyers are locals. About 70 per cent of our market are locals, with most moving from northern beaches,” he said. “We have four buyers in Palm Cove who going to relocate within the suburb. Some from Clifton Beach, Kewarra Beach.“And why wouldn’t you? Palm Cove is the jewel in the crown. You don’t find any stressed out people in Palm Cove.” Argentea Palm Cove. He said eight of the 800 sqm blocks close to the ocean were originally earmarked for resorts, restaurants and retail.“The previous stage of Argentea has 153 lots and 140 have houses on them. We are building the final 103 lots now,” he said“They are big premium lots. This Argentea land was not designed to be residential, but there is no demand for resorts, and no financial appetite from banks to support that. Argentea Palm Cove. Since Kerdic Homes first launched the estate there has also been a strong demand from the owner-occupier sector.“We put a stack of effort into design resulting in the average lot size of over 800 sqm,” Mr Dickson said.“People are worried about the rise of Airbnb and investors buying property and renting it out to different people all the time.”center_img THE last blocks with direct beach access in one of Cairns’ premier suburbs have been released and those snapping up are not who you might think they are.With the first stage of Argentea Palm Cove by Kerdic under way in June last year, a parcel of land separated from the beach by a piece of bushland has been converted to sought-after residential sites.Estate manager Bruce Dickson said there were only six parcels of undeveloped land on the ocean side of the highway at Palm Cove — two of those dominated by Argentea and Ocean’s Edge which is due for release soon.last_img read more

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New study reveals that marriage and decency makes men happy (shock, horror!)

first_imgThe Telegraph 30 October 2017Family First Comment: “The researchers surveyed over 2,000 men and assigned their answers a positive mindset score of between zero and five. They found that men in a marriage or civil partnership scored the highest of any relationship status, at 3.6, while single men languished at the bottom, on 3.2. Interestingly, those who were married also scored higher than those in a long-term relationship who had not married, suggesting that there is more to the marriage ceremony than just a piece of paper.”Yep!#MarriageMattersWhen we think about what makes us happiest, the first things that come to mind are often superficial. A dream holiday, a new car, perhaps the team we support winning a trophy. However, while these things can bring immediate joy, it seems that the modern British male is more interested in a more traditional form of happiness.A new survey into the state of masculinity in 2017 has revealed what makes us tick. In an eye-opening set of statistics that call into question many of the preconceptions about modern men, marriage and decency is routinely heralded as the most important aspects of male wellbeing.The researchers surveyed over 2,000 men and assigned their answers a positive mindset score of between zero and five. They found that men in a marriage or civil partnership scored the highest of any relationship status, at 3.6, while single men languished at the bottom, on 3.2.The study also discovered that marriage is on men’s minds when they enter romantic relationships, in part dispelling the misconception that long-term monogamous relationships are no longer desirable in an age of Tinder and high divorce rates. 56pc of respondents said marriage was important, more than any other factor listed, including love and children. Similarly, 90pc of men classified romance as either important or very important – while only 78pc of men assigned those descriptors to their work. Romance was also seen as significantly more important than personal growth (54pc).READ MORE: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/relationships/traditional-man-making-comeback-new-study-reveals-marriage-decency/Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

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EPL: Sheffield United reveal plans to spoil Liverpool’s title charge

first_imgChris Wilder accepts that Liverpool are on a stunning run of form, but says his Sheffield United side are out to spoil the party.Advertisement The Blades make the trip to Anfield on Thursday evening, looking to end the Reds’ incredible run of 18 wins and one draw from 19 Premier League games this season. Read Also:Real Madrid contact Liverpool star over winter transfer plansLiverpool were fortunate to win at Bramall Lane earlier in the campaign, with a Dean Henderson error allowing Gini Wijnaldum to earn Klopp’s men a 1-0 victory.The Blades are an awkward side to face, with Wilder’s unique tactics deservedly earning much praise this season.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… While Jurgen Klopp’s side are strong favourites to once again add three points to their tally, United will provide a stern test.Wilder is focused on dealing a blow to Liverpool’s title bid, even though he accepts the Reds are as fearsome as anyone currently: “Going to Anfield, iconic stadium, fabulous experience, everything that Liverpool bring to the English game,” he said. “They are the most powerful, historic of clubs in our game and going so well.“But we’d like to put a little bump in their road, as we tried to do at Manchester City.”Thursday’s game should be an interesting one, with United causing the top sides problems this season. Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseTop 10 Most Iconic Characters On TV10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Themlast_img read more

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Neville: I hope Ighalo does well at Manchester United

first_img Ighalo was announced by United on a temporary deal until the end of the season just after midnight on Saturday morning, with the Nigeria international brought in to help solve the club’s lack of options up top. The Red Devils were linked with a host of other attackers but closed in on Shanghai Greenland Shenhua marksman Ighalo towards the final hours of Friday evening. Writing on Twitter, Neville broke his silence by admitting that he struggled to find the words to describe the move. “I’ve been trying to find the words to describe what I think about the Ighalo signing. I can’t…,” the former United full-back said. Neville’s comments come after United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed that he hopes Ighalo can provide a different type of threat up front. Promoted ContentCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?Fascinating Ceilings From Different Countries10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do10 Of The Dirtiest Seas In The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone Loading… The Norwegian said: “Odion is an experienced player. “He will come in and give us an option of a different type of centre-forward for the short spell he’s staying with us. “A great lad and very professional, he will make the most of his time here.” Neil Warnock was less convinced about the move, however. Speaking to Sky Sports News before the announcement was made, the 71-year-old said: “I’m not sure he’s the right player for United. He’s not consistent and isn’t the right type of player. “They want young players. Why didn’t they go for Danny Ings? He’s someone similar to Marcus Rashford. It’s desperation.” Read Also:Ighalo’s agent ‘got the impression’ Man Utd move wouldn’t happen Ighalo has previously spoken about his love for United, revealing in 2016 that it was his “dream” to play at Old Trafford. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Gary Neville has said that he hopes Odion Ighalo “does brilliantly” at Manchester United during his loan spell at Old Trafford.last_img read more

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Five IMCA divisions run at Abilene’s Southern Challenge

first_imgABILENE, Texas – Five sanctioned divisions are on a very full race program for the Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 17-19 Ryan Bard Memorial Southern Challenge at Abilene Speedway. Total purse for the 19th annual event is approximately $75,000.IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds chase a $3,000 top check, with a minimum of $450 paid to start the 2014 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier.Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods race for $2,500 to win and a minimum of $250 to start. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars vie for $2,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to take the main event green. IMCA Race Saver Sprint Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks both race for $1,000 to win. Sprints run their entire program on Saturday with a minimum of $175 to start. Minimum start money for the Hobbies is $100. “B” feature starters get $250 in the Modifieds and $150 in the Southern SportMods and Stock Cars. Non-qualifier pay is $100 for the Modifieds and Stock Cars and $75 for the Southern SportMods and Hobby Stocks. A practice session will be held from 6-10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, with complimentary beverages, barbe­cue and music at the party to follow.Pit gates open at 3 p.m. both Thursday and Friday and racing starts at 7 p.m. On Saturday, gates open at 2 p.m. and racing starts at 6 p.m. Adult grandstand admission $12 on Thursday and Friday and $15 on Saturday. Kids 6-12 are $5 with five and under free all three nights. Pit passes are $25.The Southern Challenge is spon­sored by Smiley’s Racing Products and NAPA Auto Parts. More information is available from promoter Rob Poor at 325 725-3849 or 325 692-8800, and at the www.abilenespeedway.com website.last_img read more

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O’Neill wants swift Keane decision

first_img Keane, the former Sunderland and Ipswich manager, has been linked with a post as Paul Lambert’s number two at Villa Park over the past week. The 42-year-old had previously been a contender for the manager’s position at Celtic but withdrew from consideration. O’Neill believes Keane could combine his role with the national team with new duties at Villa but does not want the matter dragging into next season. O’Neill, quoted in the Irish Independent, said: “I want to be careful about jumping the gun because we had him signed, sealed and delivered to Celtic and that did not materialise. “I don’t really know if this is something that he is going to have a serious look at. “But if he is then I will definitely speak (again) to Paul Lambert – and see if that kind of role can be combined. “One thing I want to establish is what sort of in-depth conversations have gone on. “I have spoken to Paul Lambert. Paul has spoken to Roy about the possibility of it happening. “Nothing definitive has happened and I don’t really know what sort of commitment (the Villa position) would entail. “If he is actually a full-blooded assistant then that is something to consider. Press Association Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill is open to the possibility of his assistant Roy Keane working at Aston Villa – but wants the issue resolved in the next few weeks. “I don’t mind it (speculation) going on for a week or two. Celtic wanted something in place as they have games coming up quite soon. “And I assume Aston Villa will want to get something in place by the time they start pre-season. “I don’t want it to be continued right through until August time.” last_img read more

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ICC World Cup Imad Wasim’s 49 off 54 balls steers Pakistan to nail-biting win against inspiring Afghanistan

first_imghighlights New Delhi : Imad Wasim’s 49 off 54 balls along with the brilliance of Shaheen Afridi helped Pakistan with a nail-biting three wicket win over inspiring Afghanistan at Headingley in Leeds. Chasing a stiff target of 227 runs, the men-in-green lost track in the middle overs and were slumped to 182 runs for the loss of six wickets. With 45 needed off 30 deliveries, Afghanistan was fancying their chances to register first win in the quadernnial tournament. However, in the 46th over, Gulbadin Naib, skipper of Afghanistan took the bowling duties and was hammered for 18 runs which eventually changed the course of the game and significantly pulled Pakistan back into the game. Eventually, Pakistan registered their fourth win in the tournament and now are just a win-away to make it to the semi-finals. Earlier in the day, Afghanistan opted to bat first after winning the toss but kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Despite starting well, they found themselves struggling at 57 runs for the loss of 3 wickets. Asghar Afghan counterattacked then and especially targetted wrist-spinner Shadab Khan. The former captain scored 42 runs and also strung a partnership of 64 runs with Ikram Ali Khil.But Shadab itself got the better of Afghan and even Ikram lost his way to leave the team reeling at 125/5. However, Mohammad Nabi and Najibullah Zadran showed heart to build a partnership again. Just when things looked like going their way, Nabi top-edged a Wahab Riaz bouncer. But Najibullah didn’t lose heart and played a fighting knock of 42 runs only to get out in the 45th over.Afghanistan couldn’t get the final flourish and could only reach 227 runs for the loss of 9 wickets after 50 overs. But they managed to make a thrilling game out of it and made Pakistan earn each and every run.In response, Fakhar Zaman and Imam Ul Haq started the proceeding for Pakistan. However, former’s stay at the wicket didn’t last long as Mujeeb Ur Rahan trapped the left-hander right in front to provide Afghanistan a dazzling start. Fakhar’s departure led Babar Azam to the crease, who continued his sensational run and strung a partnership of 72 runs with Imam Ul Haq. However, just when Pakistan looked to take the game away from Afghanistan, Mohammad Nabi sent the duo back to the pavilion in space of two overs. Eventually the middle order was exposed and Pakistan were six down for 156 runs. Imam and Shadab continued to believe in their skills and took the side close to victory. Shadab got run out in 47th over but Wahab Riaz, who was playing the game with a fractured finger showed intent to register an unbeaten winning partnership of 21 runs with Imad Wasim, which eventually helped team to cross winning line with two balls to spare.  For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.center_img Pakistan move up to fourth position in points table. Afghanistan suffered their eighth loss in World cup 2019. Imad Wasim was awarded as the man-of-the-match. last_img read more

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Lack of attention should help USC

first_imgThe USC football team’s bye week came at the perfect time in the calendar, as Saturday marked the second year of the Andy Enfield era, kicking off with an exhibition game against Cal State Los Angeles. With all the buzz and hype surrounding the football team, it’s sometimes easy to forget that the Trojans have another national brand just across Figueroa at the Galen Center. This season especially, it seems like the Trojan basketball team is flying under the radar.The lack of fanfare surrounding the team is probably explainable by the Trojans’ record in conference play the last few seasons, combining to win just 12 conference games in the past three years. The fickle nature of L.A. sports fans is fairly evident in this regard. The lack of attention could be a good thing; going unnoticed could help the young team for many reasons. Much like the Pac-12 conference as a whole, the Trojan basketball team is on an upward trajectory.Without the national attention of a Kentucky or a Duke, USC’s players can use the early season and a soft non-conference schedule to feel each other out and start to develop some team chemistry. No one is expecting this year’s Trojans to be national title contenders right out of the gate, but they should be significantly better than last year’s team. If the team can battle competitively in all of their Pac-12 games and demonstrate they are on the right track under Enfield, this season will be a roaring success.Enfield took over a program last year that was devoid of talent. Over the last few years of his tenure, former coach Kevin O’Neill had been so focused on the present that he turned USC into Transfer University. The majority of the guys he brought in only had a few years left of eligibility, and the few freshmen he did bring in generally transferred pretty quickly. As it is, this year’s Trojan squad only has three juniors and zero seniors.Understanding this, it’s pretty hard to judge Coach Enfield on last season’s showing, as he was handed a roster that would have fared a lot better competing in the Sun Belt Conference or Horizon League. Though he did mitigate the roster deficiencies somewhat by bringing in sophomore guard Julian Jacobs and sophomore forward Nikola Jovanovic in his inaugural recruiting class, Enfield didn’t have the weapons to run his fast-paced offense effectively last season.This season is a completely different story. The Trojans brought in four talented freshmen prospects for the first time since 2010. Jacobs looks to have worked on his jump shot throughout the offseason. Already one of the most athletic guards in the conference, Jacobs will be one of the most dynamic and complete offensive players in the Pac-12 South if he is a threat to score from deep this season. Jovanovic is coming off a freshman year where he flashed glimpses of double-double potential. The lanky Serbian native appears to have added substantial strength in the offseason and will be a formidable presence on the block this year. His progression is eerily similar to that of former Trojan and current NBAer Nikola Vucevic thus far, and one can only hope his development continues to mirror Vucevic’s time as a Trojan.The Trojans will also be buoyed by the eligibility of two sophomore transfers, guard Katin Reinhardt and forward Darion Clark. Reinhardt, who played at Mater Dei, averaged double digits as a freshman at UNLV, while also displaying great court vision as he finished second on the team in assists. Clark, who was originally a USC commit, brings much-needed offensive prowess and unlimited range to the Trojans.Finally, Enfield’s first full recruiting class is led by Jordan McLaughlin, a highly touted local prospect who could soon be the court general that commands the high-octane offense that USC will run this season. Additionally, Malik Martin, Malik Marquetti and Elijah Stewart all provide immediate upgrades over the rotation players who filled their roles last season.The USC basketball team isn’t going to go from Pac-12 basement dweller to national powerhouse overnight. The team this year is laying the foundation for the Enfield era, where his “Dunk City” mentality will hopefully fill the Galen Center and bring much needed excitement back to the Trojans basketball program. Already, USC has secured the commitments of two recruits on the ESPN 100 list for next season.USC is a program on the rise and while nobody is really paying attention to the Trojans now, they could be a team to watch come this time next year. If USC can win eight or more games out of conference and go around .500 in conference play, the Trojans will be the team no one wants to play when February and March approach. One thing is for certain, though: From the first game against Portland State this Saturday night, this year’s USC team will be very entertaining to watch.Jake Davidson is a sophomore majoring in accounting. His column, “Davidson’s Direction,” runs Mondays.last_img read more

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Kiwi takes over Cricket Ireland coaching job

first_imgThe 57-year-old has a track record of success with both New Zealand and in English domestic cricket and is seen as the ideal man to deliver the target of Test cricket for Ireland by 2019.Bracewell won’t lead Ireland when they meet England in Malahide on Friday week with his first game in charge against the U.A.E on June 2nd.last_img

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