Family home built for entertaining on the market in Cashmere

first_imgThe study at 94 Corvus Dr, Cashmere“The layout is great, everyone has their own area they can retreat to,” Mrs Searle said. Outside there are two patios that overlook the in-ground swimming pool. “It’s a fantastic home for entertaining,” Mrs Searle said. “We often have friends and family over for barbecues and because of the elevated position we get fantastic breezes and a beautiful outlook.” The swimming pool at 94 Corvus Dr, CashmereMrs Searle said the home was in a quiet and secure area in Greenwoods Estate. “It’s a really family friendly neighbourhood with lots of kids,” she said. “We will miss it but it’s time for a change.”Mrs Searle said the home would suit another family who like to entertain and spend time outdoors. 94 Corvus Dr, CashmereInside, the home has four living areas, including a games room and a children’s retreat, and a kitchen with granite benchtops, walk-in pantry, electric oven and gas cooktop. The main bedroom has a walk-in robe, skylight and ensuite with granite benchtops. More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019The remaining bedrooms have built-in robes and there is also a study that could be used as a fifth bedroom. center_img The kitchen at 94 Corvus Dr, CashmereENJOY bushland and mountain views from this family home on the market in Cashmere. The property at 94 Corvus Dr was built in 2010 by Nerida and David Searle to suit their growing family. Mrs Searle said with three children, they made sure to include plenty of space and storage. “We also made sure we had those extras that make life eCaasier such as side access and a swimming pool,” she said. “The pool is fabulous — the kids are always in it.” last_img read more

Gold Coast home of famous cartoonist Paul Zanetti hits the market

first_imgAs long-time collectors of mid-century furniture from the 1950s and ‘60s, they also wanted an appropriately styled house to keep their period furnishings and classic American cars.Tallai’s The Panorama fit the bill, with sweeping skyline views and extravagant homes similar to those of the Hollywood Hills.“We couldn’t believe it, when we found this site we knew our search was over,” Mr Zanetti said. “Incredibly, the site was a bonus 10 acres.” The Zanetti’s spent two years designing and building the house. A Playboy-inspired wet bar is a standout feature.They searched for an architect that was familiar with mid-century modernism, finally finding one who had been waiting for clients like them all his life.“We imagined a place that could’ve been Frank Sinatra’s, Dean Martin’s or James Bond’s special hideaway in the Hollywood Hills,” Mr Zanetti said.“Or even Hugh Hefner’s secret Playboy pad where he could host private parties away from the mansion. “We even had a Playboy wet bar built to add that party vibe — and we’ve had some great parties up here.”More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa9 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoThey spent two years designing and building the four-bedroom house before moving into the property in 2004.“We wake up every morning to stunning views, sometimes with cockatoos on the glass pool fence taking turns to splash themselves with the water,” he said. It’s surrounded by bushland making it a private retreat. The views are breathtaking.“We sit in bed or on the balconies or pool deck watching lightning shows, fireworks, the moon rising, but most beautiful are the evenings when the sun sets behind our mountain. “It casts a shadow over the foreground of the Coast and a golden glow to the skyline. It really is like a looking at a living postcard.”Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty agents Isaac Genc and Kelly Hutchinson are marketing the property under an expressions-of-interest campaign.Ms Hutchinson said it was a unique property with a modern design that would remain relevant for years. The Tallai property at 603 The Panorama has been listed without a price tag.A FAMOUS Australian cartoonist is hoping to draw a buyer to his picture-perfect Gold Coast home.Walkley Award-winning cartoonist Paul Zanetti and his wife Michelle have listed their Tallai home, affectionately known as Eldorado.Mr Zanetti became the youngest regularly published cartoonist in Australia when he started contributing caricatures to Sydney’s The Sun at 16 years old.Over the years his work has been featured in The Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph and syndicated internationally. Paul Zanetti has lived on the Gold Coast with his wife Michelle and children since 2004. Picture: Jerad Williams The house has a retro vibe.He moved from Sydney with his wife and children in the early 2000s to build the home of their dreams on the Coast.They wanted a Hollywood Hills-style home inspired by the mid-century modernist architecture of Richard Neutra, Frank Lloyd Wright and Pierre Koenig. MORE NEWS: Penthouse revamped by The Block twins up for grabs MORE NEWS: Region now a millionaire magnetcenter_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:20Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:20 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen6 Australian wow homes that have just sold01:20last_img read more

Diver Training Agency RAID Lands New Investor

first_imgInverness Graham Investments, a private investment firm based in Philadelphia, has trough its recreational safety education portfolio company, Kalkomey Enterprises, invested in the RAID Scuba Diver Training agency.“We’ve been carefully researching the options to enter the scuba market for some time. We chose RAID because it has the values we look for in a company; world class programs driven by an enthusiastic and passionate team that is making Scuba fun for everyone involved,” said Inverness Graham managing principal, Michael Morrissey. “Their vast array of training programs and impressive technology platform make them a perfect match to partner with Kalkomey. This marriage positions RAID to challenge the current industry paradigm, which is exactly what we were looking for.”Kalkomey specializes in online recreational safety education for state required certifications and is an official provider of recreational safety education materialsin the USA, as well as Canada, Mexico, Australia, and New Zealand. Using a web‐based delivery model, Kalkomey has helped millions of students get educated to safely boat, hunt, and operate off-road vehicles and snowmobiles.Jason Alexander, Kalkomey CEO, said: “Our research indicates that people interested in outdoor recreation participate in many different activities over their lifetime. We believe there is enormous demand among the millions of Boat-Ed and Fresh Air enthusiasts we’ve already trained, as well as the hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts that we newly teach each year, that will want to try scuba diving! We’re excited about the opportunity to apply our expertise in parallel industries to drive these potential customers through the doors of dive centers that join the RAID movement. Together with RAID we know we can truly Partner with dive shops to help their businesses grow and thrive.”RAID, which operates in more than 60 countries,  is advertised as an emerging dive training brand globally with a mission to innovate the dive industry through digitizing education, systems and processes.The virtually paper-free RAID online training platform has recently been recognized for ISO compliance, and its programs were also found to meet the RSTC’s minimum standards paving the way for RAID’s membership with the RSTC.“The RAID system focuses on training divers on critical skills such as proper trim and neutral buoyancy in the diver position, we believe it’s essential to also train dive professionals on those same skills to ensure they are best serving the needs of their students to be divers, not just certified,” said Jim Holliday who will continue on leading business operations as president of RAID.last_img read more

Cricket News Virat Kohli reveals MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma’s hand in Vijay Shankar’s last over

first_imgVijay Shankar bowled the final over of the Nagpur ODI.India on the cusp of winning their fourth consecutive series vs Australia at home.The Ranchi ODI could be MS Dhoni’s last international match at home. highlights New Delhi: The India vs Australia clash at the VCA stadium in Jamtha was heading for a tense finish. Marcus Stoinis had scored a magnificent fifty and Australia needed 11 runs off the final over with two wickets in hand. Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami had bowled out and Virat Kohli had the option of bowling either Kedar Jadhav or Vijay Shankar in the final over. Shankar already had a tough night, conceding 13 runs in his only over that he had bowled and the pressure was immense. However, the Tamil Nadu all-rounder repaid the faith shown by Kohli in grand style by trapping Stoinis LBW for 52 with a length ball and the batsman could not overturn the decision on review. With Adam Zampa taking two runs on the second ball, the equation boiled down to nine runs off four balls. Shankar held his nerve and bowled a full and straight delivery which bowled Zampa and India became the second team after Australia to win 500 ODIs as they took a 2-0 lead in the five-match series with this eight-wicket win. Speaking after the end of the match, Kohli revealed that the decision to bowl Shankar in the final over was made after consultations with MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma. “He (Shankar) just put the ball in the right areas. He showed great composure with both bat and the ball; a good game for him. Both are experienced, it’s always nice to speak them. Rohit is the vice-captain and MS has been there for a long time. These guys watch the game so keenly,” Kohli said in the post-match presentation.  In Kohli’s absence, Rohit has stepped up to lead the Indian cricket team and he has had tremendous success. He won the Nidahas Trophy 2018 Twenty20 tri-series while he led India in the two matches in New Zealand. Rohit also won the Asia Cup 2018 trophy by defeating Pakistan in the final. On the other hand, Dhoni has played a vital role when it comes to strategy and planning. Behind the wickets, Dhoni has been superb especially when it comes to stumpings, catches and the ability to take the DRS correctly. Kohli’s revelation that he took the help of Dhoni and Rohit won him plenty of plaudits for his honesty on social media. On the other hand, many Indian fans stated the obvious that Kohli’s captaincy is propped up the decisions made by Dhoni and Rohit. The fact that Dhoni has transitioned to a role of a mentor in the side has given Kohli’s side a massive boost heading into the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup which will begin on May 30. India’s next match will be at the JSCA stadium in Ranchi on March 8 and this could potentially be the final international match for Dhoni at his home ground. India lead the five-match series 2-0 and a win in Ranchi will give them their fourth straight series win over Australia at home.  For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

‘Somebody dropped the ball’

first_img– Sir Viv on Beaton suspect actionCMC – LEGENDARY former captain, Sir Vivian Richards, believes someone in the current West Indies setup should have picked up on fast bowler Ronsford Beaton’s suspect action before he reached international level.Beaton was reported to the International Cricket Council for a suspect bowling action, following the second One-Day International against New Zealand in Christchurch last week.The 25-year-old Guyanese had made his debut in the first ODI in Whangarei just days prior.Beaton previously represented West Indies Under-19s, West Indies A and was also called up for the Afghanistan Twenty20s earlier this year, though he failed to get a game.Sir Viv said with the player having gone through so many of the different stages of West Indies cricket, the onus was on coaches to identify these types of flaws.“He [Windies bowling coach Roderick Estwick] is supposed to have the know-how and the technical knowledge as to how to get these guys and correct them and these guys [players] would have been through that particular department for quite some time to try and rectify all that,” Sir Viv told the Observer newspaper here.“Here now he goes on tour and he is reported and especially around individuals who would have been given the responsibility to make sure that this guy; all is fine with him and that’s why he is on tour; so somebody dropped the ball somewhere guys.”Beaton has impressed in the shorter formats of recent. In the last Regional Super50 earlier this year, he claimed 14 wickets at 20 runs apiece and also picked up 11 wickets at an economy rate of 7.7 runs in the Caribbean Premier League this year.He was selected for the ongoing T20 series against the Black Caps but was forced to return home after picking up a side strain.Beaton is the second West Indies bowler in the last five months to be reported for a suspect action, with part-time off-spinner Kraigg Brathwaite suffering the same fate following the first Test against England last August.Beaton is now required to undergo testing within 14 days but can continue bowling until results of these tests are known.last_img read more

Libya Head Coach Quits Three Days to Clash with Nigeria

first_imgThe newspaper also revealed that Al-Maryami will lead the Mediterranean Knights out against Nigeria in Uyo on Saturday.Al-Maryami has already taken charge of the team’s training in Tunisia following the sudden exit of Amrouche.Libya occupy the top spot in Group E of the AFCON qualifiers with four points from two games following their 5-1 win over Seychelles in June last year and goalless draw recorded away to South Africa.South Africa are second with the same number of points but with an inferior goal difference while Nigeria are third with three points from two games. Seychelles are fourth in the standings with no point.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Barely three days to the AFCON 2019 qualifier between Nigeria and Libya, Adel Amrouche has resigned from his position as the head coach of the Libyan national team.Libyan daily,, announced yesterday that Amrouche has quit his job after going six months without his salary paid,Amrouche was appointed Omar Al-Maryami’s successor in May.last_img read more

Round table – Kambi: The future of sportsbook personalisation

first_imgShare Related Articles Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 Simon Noy, Kambi: Revolutionising the bet builder July 20, 2020 Submit Kambi and DraftKings agree on final closure terms July 24, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Some of the leading suppliers to the sports betting industry offered their insights into the future for sportsbook personalisation based on automated customer segmentation, advanced behavioural analysis and predictive AI-driven models.The next round table participant was Kambi, represented by its Head of Data Analytics, David Warder.SBC: What role does pricing and risk have to play in the differentiation of a sportsbook offering?DW: Automation and odds feeds have meant odds served up to players can be fairly homogenised, with operators who are prepared to take a view becoming a rare breed. As players become ever more sophisticated, sportsbooks wanting to differentiate through pricing must employ the very best technology, analytical resources and above all, proven experts working together to take a position while maintaining margins. None of this comes cheap, which is why there is a growing tendency for less sophisticated sportsbooks to follow the odds produced by leading operators and suppliers, which ultimately means they have no control over when they open markets or the ability to produce unique betting content. Naturally, this has consequences for risk management. Without in-house excellence in trading and pricing, operators are obliged to punish anyone who makes the cardinal sin of daring to take top price.At Kambi we aim to leverage the power of our network data and technical capacity to empower our odds teams to produce accurate probability forecasts fed into powerful models to generate odds. Operators are empowered to express themselves through differentiation in paybacks for bet offers by region, with a range of odds boosts and price boosts at their disposal, to ensure they have control of their differentiation in price. This is supported by a market-leading, automated player management solution built on advanced, self-iterative machine-learning technology, which is configured to each operator’s unique expectations delivering bespoke risk management.SBC: How can operators build on their customer analytics to both enhance player experience and drive higher margins? DW: Unleashing the value hidden within the vast quantities of data generated in sports betting requires both an advanced data platform used by experts, and an up-skilled workforce that is fully data-literate. Operators must concentrate on both the capability to supply and consume analytics.Scalable differentiation in a product means manageable personalised experiences, potentially achieved through segmentation, but becoming ever more granular in their application. Identification of the highest value-driving functions of a sportsbook, combined with detailed analytics can direct strategy around cultivation of customers.A deep understanding of behaviour driving key success indicators such as retention and lifetime value will identify the critical components defining different customers’ experiences – these might not necessarily be traditional front-end components, but platform and product performance, availability or integrity. Some customers may be attracted by the look-and-feel, some by the in-play delay and others by the ease of placing multiples through bet builder. In many cases, higher margins should not be the goal, rather operators should focus on finding the optimal margin to maximising revenue.Analytics strategies will only succeed in leading to improved experiences and realised business goals if their maturity continues to develop. While there is value to be gained from descriptive and diagnostic analytics, ensuring expertise and ‘productionisation’ of predictive and prescriptive analytics is key. Combining this with replicable, trusted testing frameworks within a culture that prioritises data-driven decisions provides the base to deliver improved experiences, increased engagement and optimal margins.SBC: How can AI and analytics be used to personalise and tailor the sports betting experience?DW: With ever-increasing data storage and usage capabilities, tapping into the richness of sports betting data and productionising its value will be critical in maintaining a competitive advantage. Customers expect the most efficient personal service, and by definition, this can vary significantly.To enable the future proofed service that customers demand requires more accurate decisions to be made at scale, as close to real-time as possible. Every decision a customer makes (or doesn’t) is another set of data points from which predictions can be generated, or can supplement complex ML-algorithms. From the very beginning of a customer’s lifecycle their experience can be tailored, while integrating further information from product interactions, personalisation leads to a unique experience at the most granular levels.The industry is still some way behind the technology and its application, and would be wise to tread carefully. The complexities of an ever-changing offering, both in terms of the short lifespan of available events and the highly variable pricing, are not easily comparable to classic cases of personalisation. Customers still need to maintain independence and control over the experience – an overly operator-defined experience, strongly pushing customers towards a particular outcome can erode the critical trust in the customer versus operator competitive dynamic.SBC: A lot has been said recently about gamification, what can it do for sportsbook? DW: Gamification is an emerging trend within sportsbook, though it has gained traction in related industries and more widely. The basic premise is to bring gaming mechanics to the product, with primary aims to increase engagement and retention. By exploiting the natural competitiveness of customers, simple concepts such as leaderboards, badges and challenges are clearly applicable in a sportsbook environment. Operators should be mindful that some customers could be turned off by socialising the sports betting experience.No platform has yet harnessed the full potential of gamification, and the elements of a gamification strategy listed above barely scratch the surface of the potential. As an example, gamification can be a powerful tool during the onboarding process. The broader a customer’s view and understanding of the product, the more likely they are to extend engagement. A customer who is educated in all aspects of sports betting and the offering will see more opportunities and would be expected to interact more frequently, taking advantage of the breadth of the product and the depth of their knowledge. As operators’ products continue to evolve and improve, gamification can be a useful communication and conversion tool.As personalisation becomes more and more prevalent, individual customer-specific retention strategies will be more manageable, and gamification can play a significant role in this with tailored offerings delivered in real-time. It is one more tool in the box for operators to differentiate their platform from those of competitors.last_img read more

John Harbaugh: ‘Bet the over’ on Lamar Jackson rushing more than Cam Newton

first_imgSo much for Lamar Jackson running less for the Ravens in 2019.Speaking Sunday on NFL Network’s “Inside Training Camp Live,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh was asked to estimate the second-year quarterback’s rushing output. Panthers’ Cam Newton admits he shouldn’t have thrown with shoulder injury Derrick Henry injury update: Titans back (lower leg) has no timetable for return JuJu Smith-Schuster promises season tickets to fan who got autograph tattooed on head But Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti said in May the team will look to build around Jackson and decrease his rushing attempts to keep him safe and healthy.”I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised that Lamar is not going to be running 20 times a game,” Bisciotti said at the time, via ESPN. “That’s not what this offense is about.”Now that veteran Joe Flacco is with the Broncos, Baltimore’s offense will be tailored to Jackson, though it appears he’ll run things — literally — when he’s comfortable.“What’s the next era going to be? We’re about to find out.” @Ravens head coach John Harbaugh generously sat down w/ @CoachBillick and me after a sweltering practice. We had some fun. Here’s Part I:— Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) July 28, 2019“It’s exciting for me!” Part II of our chat w/ @Ravens coach John Harbaugh on @nflnetwork earlier today.— Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) July 28, 2019 Former Ravens coach Brian Billick noted Cam Newton’s career-high 139 rushing attempts under center for the Panthers in 2017, which Harbaugh believes can be beaten.”I’d bet the over on that one. I’d bet the over for sure,” Harbaugh said. “It’s going to be interesting. I don’t think we know the exact numbers or the math.” Related News Jackson rushed for 695 yards on 147 carries last season, which is the most attempts by a quarterback since the AFL-NFL merger. He completed 58.2 percent of his passes for 1,201 yards and six touchdowns with three interceptions in addition to his five scores on the ground.last_img read more

Jonathan Isaac injury update: Magic forward out at least two months with hyperextended knee

first_imgAfter receiving an MRI on Thursday, Orlando ruled him out for at least eight-to-10 weeks.JONATHAN ISAAC INJURY UPDATE#MagicAboveAll— Orlando Magic PR (@Magic_PR) January 2, 2020The injury occurred after Isaac stripped Bradley Beal, accelerated down the floor and rose for a layup. He tangled with Beal, who was backtracking to contest the shot, and crumpled to the court.Jonathan Isaac was taken off the floor on a stretcher after injuring his left knee.Hope he’s alright. 🙏— Bleacher Report NBA (@BR_NBA) January 1, 2020MORE: David Stern dies at 77 Magic forward Jonathan Isaac was in the process of making one of his trademark explosive plays in transition Wednesday against the Wizards when his knee appeared to buckle.Isaac stayed on the ground for an extended period before being stretchered off the floor with what the team announced is a hyperextended left knee. Isaac, 22, has been a defensive monster this season. He averages 1.6 steals per game and 2.5 blocks per game. He is considered the most promising piece of a Magic team trying to break a perpetual cycle of mediocrity since the departure of Dwight Howard almost a decade ago.Orlando is no stranger to serious lower-body injuries in recent years — fellow wing Aaron Gordon has dealt with knee problems throughout his career and is now sidelined with an Achilles injury.The Magic (14-19) recently got center Nikola Vucevic back from a foot injury.last_img read more