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first_imgMr Atherton said the return of on-site auctions is expected to have a positive impact on stock levels, which have been slower to recover from the COVID-19 setback.“I think once people start to see crowds in the street for auctions and open homes, and sold stickers going up, it will increase their confidence to go to market,” he said. 8072 Riverside Dr, Sanctuary Cove is one of 10 properties to be auctioned on Wednesday by Harcourts Coastal. Auctioneer Dane Atherton in action: The return of on-site auctions is expected to have a positive impact on stock levels. Picture: Jerad WilliamsHead counts and border closures are keeping on-site group auctions from returning with vigour on the Gold Coast as agents hold out for COVID-19 restrictions to ease further.Restrictions on group open homes and on-site auctions were partially lifted last weekend, with 10 people now permitted to inspect a property or attend an auction at one time.Border closures are also holding some buyers back, with interstate bidders unable to view properties nor attend auctions in person.While agents report a surge in buyer activity and inquiries, most will continue to run auctions online until June 13 when up to 20 people are permitted to take part.Under the Queensland Government’s Roadmap to Recovery, those limits will increase to 100 people from July 10.A beachside apartment in Broadbeach and a five-bedroom house at 38 Totsi St, Sorrento are the only two properties set to go under the hammer on the Gold Coast tomorrow, with both auctions to be conducted online at 10am.MORE: Massive mega mansion record price revealedThe Queensland property regions most at riskWhy Kelly Clarkson is selling her LA estateA beachside apartment at 94 Carmel by the Sea, Broadbeach will be auctioned online today. Ray White Broadbeach agent Rachael Coffey, who is marketing 94 Carmel by the Sea with Elly Patsis, said the online auction format is preferred for now.“There are a lot of interstate buyers interested in the property and they’re not able to come to Queensland to bid,” she said.“By running the auction online we’re able to capture the full pool of potential buyers; at this stage we have four registered bidders and two of those are interstate.”Harcourts Coastal has an in-room auction scheduled for Wednesday when 10 properties are set to go under the hammer, with buyers able to bid in person, over the phone or online.center_img This Palm Beach statement home at 5 Boodera Dr will go to auction on Wednesday with Harcourts Coastal. “We are now allowing up to 10 pre-registered bidders to attend those in-room auctions,” said Harcourts Coastal Managing Director Dane Atherton.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago“We have also started taking bookings for on-site auctions beyond June 13 when up to 20 people can attend.”Last week the Gold Coast recorded an auction clearance rate of 40 per cent – of the 17 auctions scheduled, 10 results were made available with six properties sold and four passed in.last_img read more


first_imgOil company Lundin has received consent from the Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) to drill an exploration well in the Barents Sea with the Ocean Rig-owned Leiv Eiriksson drilling rig.The well is located in block 7220 in the Lundin-operated production license 609 in the Barents Sea off Norway.The offshore safety body gave its consent to the oil company’s Norwegian entity, Lundin Norway, to drill the exploration well designated as 7220/11-4 in a prospect named Alta.According to the offshore safety agency, the drilling is scheduled to start this May and it will last 65 days. The consent also includes possible side tracking and production testing.This consent was granted on condition that the activity is terminated by the beginning of October 2017.The drilling on the Alta prospect comes after the company drilled a dry appraisal well on the Gohta discovery, located only 15 kilometers from the 7220/11-4 exploration well location.The 7120/1-5 appraisal well on the Gohta discovery was also drilled by the Leiv Eiriksson rig, which, upon plugging the well, will move northeast to spud the Alta prospect.The Leiv Eiriksson is a semi-submersible drilling rig of the Bingo 9000 type, owned and operated by Ocean Rig. It was built in China in 2001, fitted out in the USA, and was issued with an acknowledgment of compliance by the PSA in July 2008.last_img read more


first_imgThe situation echoed 2014, whencandidates Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah alleged massive fraud by eachother, forcing the United States to broker a “power-sharing arrangement” thatmade Ghani president. Both men, front-runners again, saidthey would not accept a similar arrangement. Results are expected on Oct. 19. Ifneither man wins over half the votes, a runoff would take place. Turnout was an estimated 2.6-millionvotes, about one-quarter of eligible voters, following Taliban’s threatsagainst voting stations.(Reuters) Around 4,500 complaints were filedsince the Sept. 28 election. The Independent Election Commission said on Sundaysome biometric verification machines were lost. KABUL – Despite pulling off a saferpresidential election than expected, Afghanistan looks for a prolonged periodof political uncertainty, with two front-runners claiming victory even beforeballots are tallied.  Afghan election commission workers transfer data from biometric devices to the main server at a warehouse in Kabul, Afghanistan on Oct. 7. REUTERS/MOHAMMAD ISMAILlast_img read more


first_imgSt. Louis School student council members with members of the Batesville Fire DepartmentAssistant chief of the Batesville Police Department and St. Louis alumni Brad Wessel with Maggie Beiser and Lilly Schebler Batesville, In. — Members of the St. Louis School student council showed their support for police and fire on September 11 by dropping off four dozen donuts and platters of homemade goodies.The students stopped at both departments to share the treats and American flag cards made by Evelyn Storms and signed by the student body. The initiative is part of teaching the children the historic timeline of events but also the compassion and empathy shown by first responders.last_img


first_imgIrishman Daniel Martin recorded the biggest win of his career to date as a late attack carried him to victory in the Liege-Bastogne-Liege classic. “I cannot believe it. I am really in shock,” said Martin on cyclingnews.com. “The team rode like I’ve never seen them ride before. They protected me all day. We had Ryder (Hesjedal) and me, two guys in the last group. I am so happy. I just cannot believe it.” Martin’s team-mate Ryder Hesjedal – who helped Martin to fourth place in La Fleche Wallonne earlier in the week – played a major role in the victory, helping bring the race under control on the penultimate climb of the 261.5km route as several teams tried to line up attacks. Team Sky had led the peloton as they chased down a group of early escapees but a series of attacks followed and in the end they finished no better than Sergio Henao’s 16th place, David Lopez unable to make a late attack hold. Press Associationcenter_img The Garmin-Sharp rider pulled alongside Katusha’s Joaquim Rodriguez with a kilometre to go before kicking for victory, leaving the Spaniard to come home second, three seconds back, ahead of compatriot Alejandro Valverde of Movistar. The 26-year-old Martin, who demonstrated his form with victory in the Tour of Catalonia last month, becomes only the second Irishman to win this coveted title, one of cycling’s five ‘Monuments’, after Sean Kelly triumphed in 1984 and 1989. last_img read more


first_imgRecently, Tendulkar recollected an instance from childhood which, he said, taught him to use freedom with responsibility. “I must have been 13 or so when I had to go to Indore to attend a national camp for a month and those were the days when mobiles were not available. I was going for a month and my mother was worried, and my father was telling her that he is the sharpest and cleverest among all of us, he knows, he is mature guy, I felt brilliant…with that freedom somewhere (in) my subconscious mind it registered that with freedom comes responsibility and I should not misuse my freedom,” he said.Read More | Virat Kohli returns to Sydney, a venue where India’s transition beganFollowing his 40th birthday in 2013, Achrekar had given Tendulkar his blessings by saying the Indian batsman would live happily as long as he plays. Speaking on behalf of the 80-year-old Dronacharya award winning coach, who is not keeping well after his hip bone fracture, daughter Kalpana told PTI: “My blessings are always there with him.” For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Ramakant Achrekar, the individual who coached Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli, has died at the age of 87 in Mumbai. Tendulkar, who scored 18426 runs in ODIs and 15926 runs in Tests, is considered to be one of the greatest players in the modern era. Earlier in the year, Tendulkar had said coaches are like gurus. In 1990, Achrekar was honoured with the Dronacharya Award for Outstanding coaches in Sports and Games. He was honoured with one of the country’s highest civilian award, the Padma Shri in 2010. In the same year, he was honoured the “Lifetime Achievement” award by the Sports Illustrated by Gary Kirsten.Following the news, several prominent cricketers, fans of Indian cricket took to social media to pay tribute to the man who gave the country a talent like Tendulkar. VVS Laxman, on his Twitter handle, thanked Achrekar for unearthing a gem called Tendulkar while many individuals called the death a big loss to Indian sports. Here are a sample of some of the tweets. Tendulkar and Kambli, two of his famous proteges, have not yet tweeted. Read More | Sachin Tendulkar’s coach Ramakant Achrekar dies in Mumbailast_img read more


first_imgHowever, there was one major positive for Pakistan against Australia. Mohammad Amir picked up his first five-wicket haul and was key in Australia losing eight wickets for 84 runs. It was Amir who produced his brilliance during the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy final when he took Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan’s wickets to help Pakistan beat India and win the tournament for the first time. Sarfaraz said Amir was a big positive for the side.“If you take a positive from this match it is how Mohammad is bowling for us that is a big thing to take into our next matches. He’s a world-class bowler. When he’s swinging it, it’s very difficult to try to get on top of him. Then when it’s seaming and swinging, it’s even harder,” Sarfaraz said.Pakistan will take on India in the high-voltage clash in Manchester on June 16 while Australia will take on Sri Lanka at The Oval on June 15. Pakistan lost for the sixth time in 10 World Cup clashes against Australia.Australia will take on Sri Lanka in their next encounter.Pakistan will take on India on June 16 in Manchester. New Delhi: Pakistan had a torrid time in the field against Australia in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Asif Ali dropped Aaron Finch and the Australian skipper made Pakistan pay by blasting his 23rd fifty. The same fielder also dropped David Warner when he was on 104 but that did not prove costly as the left-hander perished for 107. Pakistan’s fielding lapses proved to be costly and despite Mohammad Amir’s 5/30 which restricted Australia to 307, Pakistan was undone by better fielding from Australia and they lost by 41 runs. For Pakistan, their fielding woes against Australia was a sense of deja-vu. In the 2015 quarterfinal in Adelaide, Rahat Ali dropped Shane Watson off Wahab Riaz and Pakistan squandered their chance of reaching the semi-final.Speaking in the post-match press conference, Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed said the team has to improve fielding if they are to match India in their upcoming high-voltage clash against India in Manchester on June 16. “We made too many mistakes in all departments. I’m very disappointed with our fielding, it is not up to the mark or standard expected. We will have to work hard to improve on this before we play India, there can be no excuse,” Sarfaraz said. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlightslast_img read more


first_img(CMC) – West Indies were left to chase their three-match series against New Zealand after unconvincing batting, coupled with a subdued bowling effort, left them with a five-wicket defeat in the opening One-Day International here yesterday.Sent in at Cobham Oval, West Indies got contrasting half-centuries from opener Evin Lewis who top-scored with 76 off 100 deliveries and Rovman Powell, who struck 59 off 50 balls down the order.Debutant 20-year-old Shimron Hetmyer (29) and Chris Gayle (22) got starts but failed to convert, leaving the Caribbean side well short of a competitive total at 248 for nine off their 50 overs.Seamer Doug Bracewell shone on his return to the host side, picking up four for 55 while debutant leg-spinner Todd Astle claimed three for 33 and speedster Lockie Ferguson, two for 49.With the pressure immediately on the Windies bowlers, they proved loose early on, allowing opener George Worker to post a career-best 57 while Ross Taylor stroked an unbeaten 49 and Colin Munro, 49.Captain Kane Williamson chipped in with 38, as the Black Caps eased to victory with 24 balls remaining.Skipper Jason Holder (2-52) and off-spinner Ashley Nurse (2-55) were the other wicket-takers.Lewis and Gayle had earlier handed the Windies a solid start, posting 40 for the first wicket before wickets tumbled in clusters.The left-handed Gayle started slowly but threatened to explode when he clobbered three fours and a giant six – the latter a clean blow down the ground off seamer Tim Southee.But Gayle nibbled at one from Bracewell at the start of the 10th and was caught at the wicket. Shai Hope followed off the next legitimate delivery, given out caught behind off the inside edge, though subsequent DRS replays yielded little conclusive evidence of an edge.Lewis, who counted seven fours and a six in his knock, then put on 62 with left-hander Hetmyer to prop up the innings, with both playing freely before another collapse ensued.Hetmyer held out to long-off in the 24th over off Astle, triggering a slide that saw the Caribbean side lose three wickets for 31 runs to slip to 134 for five in the 31st over.Lewis, who posted his first ODI half-century off 77 balls in the 28th over, revived the innings as he paired with Powell to add a further 43 for the sixth wicket.Seemingly cruising towards a third hundred, Lewis was the victim of a poor decision when he was adjudged lbw in the 36th over after missing a sweep at a googly from Astle, with replays showing the ball clearly missing off-stump.His was one of three wickets to tumble for 24 runs, leaving the Windies tottering on 201 for eight but the right-handed Powell, who blasted two fours and four sixes, ensured a rollocking end to the innings as he put on 45 for the ninth with Kesrick Williams (16 not out).New Zealand were gifted easy runs early on in their run chase as the Windies seamers found themselves either too full or short, allowing Worker and Munro to dominate in a 108-run opening stand.Worker struck eight fours in a 66-ball knock while Munro also crunched eight fours in his 36-ball stay at the crease.Pacer Williams got the breakthrough when the left-handed Munro drove a simple catch to Nurse at short cover in the 17th over, and Worker followed in the next over when he was bowled by Nurse trying to cut one too close to him.On 118 for two, the Black Caps were steadied by a 57-run, third-wicket stand between Taylor and Williamson which put the hosts in sight of victory.Taylor faced 76 balls and counted only two fours in a composed knock while Williamson was more expansive, striking five boundaries off 45 balls.When Williamson played on to Holder in the 32nd over, Taylor remained solid to add 26 for the fourth with Tom Latham (17) and 29 for the fifth with Henry Nicholls (17) to see New Zealand to a 1-0 lead in the series.The second ODI will be played in Christchurch on Saturday.SCORECARDWEST INDIES inningsC. Gayle c wkp. Latham b Bracewell 22E. Lewis lbw b Astle 76S. Hope c wkp. Latham b Bracewell 0S. Hetmyer c Ferguson b Astle 29J. Mohammed b Ferguson 9J. Holder c Taylor b Bracewell 8R. Powell c Williamson b Bracewell 59A. Nurse lbw b Astle 2R. Beaton c wkp. Latham b Ferguson 3K. Williams not out 16S. Gabriel not out 0Extras: (lb-6, w-18) 24Total: (9 wkts, 50 overs) 248NEW ZEALAND (target: 249 runs)G. Worker b Nurse 57C. Munro c Nurse b Williams 49K. Williamson b Holder 38R. Taylor not out 49T. Latham lbw b Nurse 17H. Nicholls c wkp. Hope b Holder 17T. Astle not out 15Extras: (lb-2, w-5) 7Total: (5 wkts, 46 overs) 249Fall of wickets: 1-108, 2-118, 3-175, 4-201, 5-230.Bowling: Gabriel 10-0-57-0 (w-1), Beaton 9-1-42-0 (w-2), Holder 9-1-52-2, Williams 5-0-18-1, Nurse 10-0-55-2 (w-1), Mohammed 2-0-13-0, Powell 1-0-10-0 (w-1).last_img read more


first_imgFIFA previously said it will make substantial sums from its $2.7 billion reserves available in an emergency fund.___The German Cup soccer final has been postponed indefinitely and will likely take place without fans.The German soccer federation says the final will no longer be played on May 23 in Berlin as planned but it’s still sticking to a June 30 deadline to finish the season.Federation president Fritz Keller says “it is extremely unfortunate that in all likelihood this special game will have to take place in a stadium without spectators.” The International Olympic Committee is allocating more than $25 million to cover extra athlete and team costs related to the one-year postponement of the Tokyo Games.The IOC says an extra $15 million will go to a program helping 1,600 athletes from 185 less well-funded countries prepare for the games in 2021.More than $10 million is available for national Olympic bodies to cover additional operational costs such as travel and accommodation for officials.The money is being awarded through the Olympic Solidarity program. The program aims to help all 206 national Olympic teams and the refugee team send athletes to the games.___ Lloris plays for Tottenham in the Premier League. The team has nine matches remaining this season.Lloris says in an interview with Le Parisien newspaper that “if we have to finish the league without fans then we will.”But the World Cup champion adds that “soccer remains totally secondary given the current situation.”___The governing body of field hockey says it has extended the international Pro League seasons by one year to run through June 2021. ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 England will try to reschedule its test series with the West Indies after announcing there will be no professional cricket played in the country until July 1 at the earliest because of the coronavirus pandemic.The inaugural season of The Hundred is due to start on July 17 and has not yet been canceled. The England and Wales Cricket Board has arranged a meeting for next week to discuss whether it can go ahead.No domestic competitions have been scrapped for this year.The ECB says the international season in England will now be played from July to the end of September. The three-test series against the West Indies that was due to start on June 4 has been postponed.ECB chief executive Tom Harrison says his organization is following advice from the government and health experts and that “our plan is to reschedule international matches as late as possible in the season to give the best chance of play.” The nine men’s and nine women’s national teams were scheduled to play January-to-June annually.Games in the 2020 season were stopped because of the coronavirus pandemic. Germany has yet to play in the women’s competition while leader Argentina has played eight of its 16 games.The International Hockey Federation says the new time frame gives it the best chance “to deliver on broadcast and commercial partner agreements.”The subsequent season will run from September 2021 to the following June.___ FIFA says advance payments of $500,000 are being sent to member associations to cover running costs during the coronavirus pandemic.Each of the 211 member associations is entitled to $6 million from FIFA spread over the four-year World Cup cycle.FIFA says the next instalment due in July will now be paid in the coming days along with other payments due from last year.FIFA is easing some criteria required before being paid but the money is still subject to audit checks.FIFA president Gianni Infantino says the soccer body has a duty “to be there and support the ones that are facing acute needs.” The Latest: Le Graët eyes restart with French cup finals France is on lockdown until May 11 because of the coronavirus outbreak. The league is scheduled to restart on June 17 if the government allows it.French soccer federation president Noël Le Graët says he hopes “to resume the season and try to go to the end.”His new proposal is that the French Cup final be played either on June 13 or 20 with the League Cup final three days later and then the 10 league games.Le Graët says “this proposal wasn’t challenged.”___ Associated Press April 24, 2020 There are also no dates for the postponed semifinals. They were originally scheduled to be played earlier this week with champion Bayern Munich hosting Eintracht Frankfurt and fourth-division club Saarbrücken welcoming Bayer Leverkusen.___France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris says resuming soccer leagues should not come at the expense of people’s health amid the coronavirus pandemic.Talks are ongoing in leagues around the world as to when the season can restart. South Korea’s K-League will kick off on May 8 in empty stadiums. The Bundesliga in Germany is discussing playing again on May 9.Lloris says “there’s so much at stake financially for clubs … But above all of that there is health.” Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The president of the French soccer federation wants the season to restart with the two domestic cup finals followed by remaining league games.last_img read more