Gold Coast riverfront beauty sells under the hammer

first_imgFancy a meal?Situated in tightly held River Park, home has a modern kitchen overlooking the pool and alfresco area. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North4 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoDive into the pool.“Bidding started at $1 million and there were 12 bids all up before it sold for $1.96 million,” Harcourts Coastal agent Grant Stephens said.“We had 66 groups through before the auction.” Luxury around every corner.Other features include an office with custom cabinetry, temperature controlled wine room and separate living room — perfect to use as a a children’s rumpus room, pool room or cinema room.The property last changed hands in 2014.center_img 54 Fitzwilliam St, Carrara sold for $1.96 million.A STUNNING riverfront property sold under the hammer for $1.96 million.A local family bought the recently built four-bedroom home at 54 Fitzwilliam St, Carrara.last_img read more

South Africa: No Confirmed COVID-19 Cases onboard Corona Bulker

first_imgSouth Africa’s Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has confirmed that test results from the individuals suspected to be the first cases of COVID-19 in a South African seaport have all come back negative.Earlier this week, a crew member of a bulk carrier Corona fell ill with typical coronavirus symptoms following the vessel’s departure from the Port of Cape Town on March 11.It was later established that he had been on a flight from Istanbul with a fellow crew member and six passengers who embarked the AIDAmira cruise vessel at the port. While only the first crew member was ill, protocols dictated that he and the remaining seven be quarantined.Both ships were held off port limits outside the Port of Cape Town. The cruise vessel was later allowed to dock but its roughly 1,700 passengers and crew remained onboard pending test results from one suspected COVID-19 case and seven others who had possible contact with him. Yesterday, Germany’s AIDA Cruises, operator of AIDAmira, confirmed that there are no coronavirus cases on board the 48,200 GT passenger ship.“All parties are relieved that these results have returned negative and that plans can be set in motion for the vessels to continue their journeys,” Captain Sabelo Mdlalose, Acting Chief Harbour Master at TNPA, said.“This means there have to date been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in any of our ports but we will remain on high alert after this first scare and will keep working with the Port Health unit of the Department of Health to manage vessels who report potential cases.”Port Health has now granted clearance for both vessels to continue their journeys from the Port of Cape Town.It is expected that the AIDAmira passengers will be allowed to disembark in the Port of Cape Town and fly onward to their respective countries.last_img read more

Lakers still getting comfortable with versatile Brook Lopez

first_imgEL SEGUNDO — Larry Nance Jr. was driving the lane, saw the defense collapse toward him and flung a pass to the short corner. That chunk of mid-range real estate on the baseline where Timofey Mozgov or Ivica Zubac would have been stationed last season.He forgot he is now playing with Brook Lopez.The new Lakers center was out around the 3-point line on the third quarter play in the Lakers’ final exhibition game on Friday. Nance’s pass sailed out of bounds.“That,” Nance said, “is something that we’re working on.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersLopez led all centers in the NBA last season with 134 3-point baskets (on 387 attempts). Mozgov, by contrast, attempted one.“There’s going to be those little quirks every now and then,” Lopez said, “but the important thing is he’s looking. It’s great that we’re out there looking for each other, looking to make the extra pass.”In his ninth NBA season, Lopez added a perimeter jumper to an already potent collection of scoring moves. He was already effective on the low post and in the mid-range.His ability to linger beyond the 3-point line adds a unique wrinkle to the Lakers, albeit one his teammates will probably still be adjusting to when the regular season starts on Thursday.“In this modern NBA he gives us the spacing on the floor from the big man position,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said. “Now, normally it comes from the (power forward) instead of the (center), but either way we can get a lot more creative with our offense.” Lopez led the Lakers in scoring with 16 points against the Clippers on Friday, going 2 for 5 from behind the arc. He averaged 20.5 points per game last season.At practice the next morning, Lopez said he felt like the preseason had been productive, despite the back spasms that caused him to miss the first three exhibition games.“I felt good,” he said. “I felt like I had built a good relationship on court with the guys and I continued to grow throughout preseason definitely.”Lakers practices end with a huddle at center court, then the players separate into small groups at each of the eight hoops around the practice floor. One by one, they trickle off the court. Most days, Lopez is the last to head for the showers,  lingering to work his way around the 3-point line while assistant coach Mark Madsen rebounds.Fortunate enough to employ arguably the best perimeter center in the league, the Lakers want to make sure Lopez doesn’t stray entirely from the things that earned him two maximum contracts with the Nets.“Like most players, once they get good at shooting that’s what they prefer to do,” Walton said. “He’s too good on the block to just use him as a space 5-man. So we’ve got to make sure we do a good job of getting him down there, too … as opposed to just trying to shoot jump shots.”Lopez said he takes that to heart.“When I go out to work out, with Mad Dog (Madsen), I’m not just shooting 3s,” Lopez said. “I’m working on my mid-range game, working in the post as well, trying to mix in everything and be the most complete player I can be.”A former All-Star locked in as the starting center answers one question in the Lakers’ frontcourt. Who will start alongside him remains a source of intrigue. The Lakers have three days of practice before opening the regular season Thursday against the Clippers, and Walton said he plans on using all of that time to decide on Nance, Julius Randle or Kyle Kuzma as his starting power forward.Lopez didn’t cast a vote, but Nance is the only one of the three candidates to start next to him. The 7-footer seemed to endorse the relationship they have established, occasional miscues aside.“We definitely contrast each other very well,” Lopez said. “And a lot of the differences that make us good individual players, the way we each play, I think makes us an even better tandem.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more