What next for once-dynamic Euro arm?

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Live in a multi-million suburb without paying the price with this beach pad

first_img2/111 Albatross Ave, Mermaid Beach.Neighbouring multi-million homes, Ms Lanham said the three-bedroom residence offers a lot of potential.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North7 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“It has been renovated throughout and has an open plan living space and a fully fenced yard,” she said.“The bottom level even offers potential to convert into a second level with subject to council approval.“It is light bright and airy and loaded with potential to rebuild.” 2/111 Albatross Ave, Mermaid Beach.JOIN the millionaires club without the eye-watering price tag with this Mermaid Beach home which captures ocean views.The beachside home at 2/111 Albatross Ave is going to under the hammer on July 9 but according to Ray White agent Carita Lanham it could be the cheapest pad on Albatross Ave this year. 2/111 Albatross Ave, Mermaid Beach.Ms Lanham said the unit is currently being leased out at $675 a week.“If you were looking to invest at Mermaid Beach this would be one of the best opportunities on the market right now,” she said. “Facing due east with no streets to cross, it is literally a hop, skip and jump to the sandy beach.“It is a great entry-level home on Albatross Ave and I expect a lot of interest from investors.”The home is within walking distance to the trendy cafe’s at Mermaid and Nobby’s Beach, shops and transport.center_img 2/111 Albatross Ave, Mermaid Beach.last_img read more

Golfer’s paradise sold after months on the market in Brisbane’s south

first_img2 Cassia Court Brookwater was sold for $1.22 million.A FIVE-BEDROOM home that has been described as premium real estate for golfers was the biggest seller for the week across the south west.The property at 2 Cassia Court in the masterplanned community of Brookwater was sold for $1.22 million after it was on the market for 131 days. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours agoModern living with a bush backdrop.Agent for the sale, Jonathon McMahon from All Properties Group Greater Springfield said the vendors were happy with the price. At home with nature.“They get to move out and downsize and the new owners get their fancy home with views of the golf course,” he said. He said homes like this appealed to people around Brisbane as well as interstate for the easy access to the Brookwater Golf Course. “It is premium living but without the price tag associated with other parts of Brisbane or the Gold Coast,” he said. The new owners were from the area, and were interested in the property for its proximity to the golfing facilities. Although Brookwater is a masterplanned community with its own body corporate, it is not gated.The median house sale price in Brookwater jumped 9.5 per cent in the last year to $520,000 according to data from CoreLogic.last_img read more

Australia’s luxury penthouse market to lure more Asian buyers

first_imgSupernova is atop Australia 108, South Bank, Melbourne by developer World Class Global.Is it any surprise why cashed-up Asian buyers are heading to Australia to invest in the luxury penthouse market?A devaluing Australian dollar, unrest in Asia and the dramatic improvement in the premium residential market is drawing more international buyers to our shores.International interest in luxury Australian residential properties has seen the launch of The Penthouse Collection by leading property agency CBRE, which has enhanced its focus on high-net-worth apartment buyers. MAYOR SELLS WATERFRONT HOME MORE REAL ESTATE NEWS: The view from a three-bedroom Hong Kong apartment priced at $8,457,648. Greenwood Terrace, 26-28 Sui Wo Rd, Shatin, Fo Tan, New Territories. Photo: realestate.com.au The Shoreline Penthouse, North Steyne Rd, Manly (Sydney) by developer Made Property. On the Gold Coast, CBRE director Nicholas Clydsdale said as Australia’s population continued to age, wealthy buyers were moving away from sprawling houses and estates into a lower maintenance lifestyle without compromising on luxury and amenity. “They still want to welcome the extended family for milestone events but also want the freedom to travel extensively without having the stresses of a large property to contend with,” he said.“Gold Coast penthouse product is standout in Australia and is known for generous size compared to capital city markets,” Mr Clydsdale said.“…We find that each penthouse buyer we deal with in our marketplace is expecting the developer to be able to deliver a fully tailored apartment to suit their needs”. Inside a three-bedder in Hong Kong for sale, priced at over $8 million. Photo: realestate.com.au HOMESTEAD UNDERGOES MAJOR RENOcenter_img ‘BOB THE BUILDER’ TRANSFORMS HOME It’s a tight squeeze in this Hong Kong apartment for sale at over $8 million. Address: Greenwood Terrace, 26-28 Sui Wo Rd, Shatin, Fo Tan, New Territories. Photo: realestate.com.auCBRE Brisbane director Brett Jackson said international interest was predominantly from Hong Kong, followed by the United States, Singapore and Europe. Mr Jackson said the market was seeing more of an international audience turning their heads specifically to Brisbane due to its rapidly changing face.“It’s so much more aesthetically pleasing due to new projects being completed like Howard Smith Wharves, Queens Wharf and The Calille Hotel – it’s on its way to being a real sexy city,” he said.“Penthouse living is all about the best of the best. When you marry this up with strong local and international demand, and very little supply it’s a super attractive offering. I think that you will see a real concerted effort by good developers with sites in premium locations to create this type of amazing product.” The focus is exclusive Australian penthouses in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast with sales ranging from over $8 million (Brisbane) to $30 million.CBRE Residential Chairman Justin Brown said the “planets had aligned” for prime property in Australia this year, due to the devaluation of the Australian dollar, unrest in Asia and the dramatic improvement in the premium residential market – establishing Australia as an investment haven. “We have seen mounting interest from prime purchasers looking to buy in various international locations and this collection is the first of its kind to showcase a comprehensive Australian selection of prime and trophy assets, which we believe will be highly sought,” Mr Brown said. Le Chateau is atop Castle Residences, Castlereagh St, Sydney CBD by developer UDS.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoSize, exclusivity and location are some of the defining factors of the first properties to beincluded in The Penthouse Collection.The apartments offer luxury inclusion such as private lifts, wine cellars and rooftop pools, inaddition to valet and concierge services.Mr Brown said there was an intent to continue The Penthouse Collection on an annual basis, given the increasing appetite for super prime apartments in Australia’s residential market.Andrew Leoncelli, managing director of CBRE Victoria, said Melbourne had the biggest Chinese population out of any Australian city.“There’s an extremely strong Chinese culture here. Wealthy business people like it and the casino is a big drawcard,” Mr Leoncelli said.He said four years ago a Melbourne penthouse was bought by one of southern China’s wealthiest businessmen for $25 million at Southbank tower, Australia 108.“It’s currently under construction and a good example that people with a lot of money want to come here. The buyer is only going to use it for two weeks of the year,” he told The Courier-Mail. Elysian at Broadbeach, Gold Coast by developer Spyre Group. For more real estate news follow us on Facebooklast_img read more

8 healthy salad toppings you’ve never tried.

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! Food & DiningLifestyle 8 healthy salad toppings you’ve never tried. by: – June 20, 2011 Sharecenter_img 37 Views   no discussions Tweet By Mara BetschA heavy hand with the salad dressing ladle or one too many trips to the crouton bowl can turn a healthy salad into a diet disaster. You already know that the trick to a light salad is loading up on fresh, vitamin-rich veggies and lean protein while limiting cheeses, nuts, and full-fat dressing. But let’s be honest: That can get boring.Swap your ho-hum grilled-chicken salad for something more tempting. Garnish your greens with these healthy (and often ignored) toppings.FennelThis often overlooked veggie (sometimes referred to in supermarkets as anise) is related to dill, coriander, and parsley. It adds vitamin C, fiber, and folate to your salad, plus a cool, subtle licorice flavor. It also blends well with citrus fruits and tomatoes.SalsaAdd an extra serving of fruits or veggies—and tons of flavor—by spooning up to a half cup of savory tomato salsa over a bed of mixed greens. With around 200 mg per serving, it’s lower in sodium than other dressings, and most jarred varieties don’t contain added fat.Whole grainsWhole-wheat couscous, barley, or quinoa are high-fiber toppings that also add some protein to your salad. Toss them over greens with a sprinkle of lemon or lime juice; it’s a great way to use up that leftover side dish from last night’s dinner.ArtichokesThese low-cal and low-carb veggies make a filling addition to salads—and they placed fourth in a 2006 study ranking the top 50 antioxidant-rich foods. Just be wary of jarred artichokes, which are often marinated in oil.BeansWhen it comes to beans, you get a lot of nutritional bang for your buck. One half cup will cost you between 100 and 150 calories but will bring in 6 to 7 grams of fiber and protein. And not only will beans fill you up, but their mild taste will also complement almost any type of salad.EdamameThese legumes (baby soybeans sold in the pod) pack as much protein as most animal products, without the unwanted saturated fat. They’re filling and refreshing, and studies indicate that when soy consumption goes up, weight goes down. Buy edamame frozen to save on costs and keep it from going bad too quickly.SeedsIf you love the savory taste of nuts, seeds are a great alternative. Though both nuts and seeds contain a similar amount of fat and calories, you get more seeds in a two-tablespoon serving—and that means more satisfying crunch in every bite. Plus they have higher levels of zinc, and pumpkin seeds contain more than 4 grams of iron per serving.Citrus fruitOranges and grapefruit make tangy salad toppings. Not only do they bring a burst of citrusy flavor, but they are also low calorie and packed with vitamin C. Or opt for kiwi: Though not technically a citrus fruit, this little powerhouse has more vitamin C than an equivalent amount of an orange, and research suggests that its antioxidant capacity helps protect DNA from damaging free radicals.DressingsSick of oil and vinegar? Though the traditional combo is full of good fat and free from preservatives, there’s no reason you can’t branch out and still stay healthy. Yogurt and honey, for example, add flavor and texture to homemade dressings without unwanted chemicals. And the antioxidants in honey can protect the quality of salad dressing for up to nine months, according to a 2008 study.by Health.comlast_img read more

EPL: City plot to compound Saints woes

first_imgRelatedPosts Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win EPL: Saints tackle Mourinho’s Spurs Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says Man City vs. SouthamptonVenue: Etihad StadiumKick off: 3PMManchester City welcome Southampton to the Etihad Stadium this afternoon for the second time in just five days.Pep Guardiola’s side won Tuesday’s game 3-1 to secure their place in the EFL Cup quarter-finals and consign the Saints to a fourth defeat in five games in all competitions.City’s win in midweek was their fourth in a row following the international break – a run that suggests that the club are close to hitting top form as they continue glory on four fronts.The Citizens are the Premier League’s top scorers this season with 32 goals from their opening 10 games, while Saturday’s opponents Southampton have the division’s worst defence, having conceded 25 goals already.Those numbers will make pleasant reading for Guardiola’s side, who in the form of Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero boast two of the division’s most deadly finishers.England international Sterling has starred for City this season, consistently beating defenders with his pace, creating opportunities for his teammates and regularly getting in behind opposition defences.His speed and direct approach play down the left-hand side has been a thorn in the sides of many teams this season, and that is likely to be the case against a Saints team who have struggled to defend effectively in the wide areas this season.Kyle Walker is expected to return to the team at right-back and his lung-busting runs will be a source of nightmares for Southampton’s beleaguered defensive unit.City will also have, statistically at least, a distinct advantage in the air against Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men, with defender Nicolas Otamendi leading the way for the club in terms of aerial challenges won this season.Interestingly, the Sky Blues have not lost a home game against a side starting the day in the relegation zone since November 2008.Meanehile, Hasenhuttl’s men enter today’s game hoping for a response to their record-breaking 9-0 defeat against Leicester City last Friday, a game in which their attempt to mark man-to-man was torn apart by Ryan Bertrand’s early dismissal.The one-man advantage that the Foxes enjoyed was the undoing of the Saints’ back three, who have looked far from convincing throughout the season thus far.In midweek, the Saints did look much more organised, opting for a fully-fledged 5-3-2 that gave them numbers behind the ball at all times.However, they still lost, a result which extended their winless run in all competitions to five games.After winning their first ever match at the Etihad back in April 2004, the Saints have failed to register a win in the blue half of Manchester in their nine subsequent visits.Although their Austrian coach is under severe pressure at the moment with the south coast club down in the bottom three, there are some signs that they could grab something from the game at the weekend.For example, City had real difficulty breaking down Wolverhampton Wanderers a few weeks ago, eventually being beaten by the pace their opponents possessed on the counter.That offers a blueprint for the Saints to follow, as although they are without influential and explosive winger Moussa Djenepo, they do have the likes of Danny Ings, Che Adams and Nathan Redmond at their disposal.Likewise, as Norwich City showed in September, there will be chances to score against a City backline that is far from impenetrable. Man City possible XI: Ederson, Walker, Otamendi, Stones, Mendy; D. Silva, Gundogan, De Bruyne, B. Silva, Aguero, Sterling.Southampton possible XI: Gunn, Valery, Stephens, Vestergaard, Bednarek, Danso, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Hojbjerg, Ings, Redmond.Tags: EPLManchester CityPep GuardiolaSouthamptonlast_img read more

EPL: Foxes ease past Arsenal, move second

first_imgRelatedPosts Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal Arsenal, Wolves want Michael Olise EPL: Foxes attack Burnley Red-hot Jamie Vardy piled the pressure on Arsenal boss Unai Emery as the Leicester striker continued to haunt the Gunners.The forward scored his ninth goal in nine games against the Gunners to inspire the Foxes to a 2-0 win and into second in the Premier League.Vardy, the top flight’s 11-goal leading scorer, also set up James Maddison’s clincher as Emery’s side slumped to a limp defeat at the King Power Stadium.Alexandre Lacazette wasted Arsenal’s best chance and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had a goal disallowed but the visitors were poor.The Gunners, winless in the Premier League for over a month, slipped eight points behind the top four with Emery’s position under increasing scrutiny.Leicester now sit five points behind leaders Liverpool – who host Manchester City on Sunday – after a deserved fifth straight win.Trailing Leicester by six points before kick-off the Gunners desperately needed the win and Lacazette should have put them ahead after 14 minutes.The hosts started brightly but Arsenal created the first opening when Hector Bellerin crossed for Aubameyang.He failed to find the finish and the ball rolled for Lacazette, who could only fire wide from six yards.It allowed the Gunners to briefly look dangerous and Lacazette’s weak shot was gathered by Kasper Schmeichel.They had contained any early Leicester threat but were guilty of poor distribution as Emery’s men tried to play out from the back.Sloppy passing continued to blight the Gunners and Bellerin, making his first Premier League start since January after injury, gifted the ball to Ayoze Perez to fire over.Encouraged, Leicester pressed and only Calum Chambers’ telling touch on Perez’s low cross denied Vardy after 33 minutes.Arsenal were there for the taking but the Foxes’ lack of intensity aided the visitors.Maddison’s free-kick flew just over three minutes before the break and Harvey Barnes miscued a header.Yet the hosts came closer four minutes into the second half after finally upping the tempo.Fine work from Ricardo Pereira saw him cross for Wilfred Ndidi but his 16-yard effort slammed off the bar.Arsenal then thought they had opened the scoring after 55 minutes when Aubameyang converted Sead Kolasinac’s cross, only for the striker to be correctly ruled offside.But Leicester finally took control with 22 minutes left when Vardy continued his excellent record against the Gunners.A sweeping Leicester move ended with Youri Tielemans swapping passes with Barnes and Vardy found the corner from 12 yards.Four minutes later Bernd Leno denied Vardy a second before Maddison wrapped up the points with 15 minutes remaining.Pereira fed Vardy and he teed up Maddison to drill in a fine low effort from the edge of the box.Tags: ArsenalEPLJamie VardyLeicester CityUnai Emerylast_img read more

FIFA World Cup Asian qualifiers postponed

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians The qualifying matches for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 have been postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 outbreak.This was disclosed by the Asian Football Confederation said on Wednesday. AFC said: “The decision had been jointly made by FIFA and AFC in light of the current COVID-19 situation in many countries, with the matches scheduled for October and November being pushed back to 2021.“With the aim of protecting the health and safety of all participants, FIFA and the AFC will continue to work together to closely monitor the situation in the region and to identify new dates for the respective qualifying matches.”AFC added that new dates for the next round of qualifying matches would be announced at a later point.Xinhua/NAN.Tags: Asian Cup 2023Asian Football ConfederationCOVID-19FIFAPostponementQatar 2020World CupWorld Cup Asian Qualifierslast_img read more

O’Neill surprised by McAlinden choice

first_img O’Neill has made it a priority of his reign to stop the player drain that saw the likes of Darron Gibson, Marc Wilson, Shane Duffy and James McClean opt for Ireland instead of Northern Ireland during Nigel Worthington’s tenure, but McAlinden’s decision is a setback. O’Neill told BBC Radio Ulster: “It was one which came as a little bit of a surprise to us. “He has a good relationship with Stephen Robinson, our Under-21 coach. “I met Liam personally on a couple of occasions and we met with him hoping that might persuade him to stay with Northern Ireland, but he has decided to stick by his decision. “I think for family reasons he maybe felt a greater sway to play for the Republic of Ireland. He mentioned that when we did have a meeting with him. “I believe he would certainly have a greater chance to play for us at senior level in the near future than he will do with the Republic of Ireland, but ultimately the decision lies with the player.” Middlesbrough’s Jordan Jones and Swansea striker Rory Donnelly have also informed the IFA they do not wish to be considered for selection for the time being, but neither has openly declared for a rival association. Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill admits he is surprised Wolves teenager Liam McAlinden has chosen to turn his back on the Irish Football Association. The 19-year-old turned down a call-up for Northern Ireland’s Under-21s last week having informed the IFA he wished to play for Ireland. But McAlinden had played for Northern Ireland at age-group level and joins a number of young players who have taken advantage of a FIFA ruling that allows players affiliated to the north to declare for either side. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more