New life for Leeds office

first_imgNorwich Union is planning to convert a 1970s office block in Leeds city centre into 130-bedroom hotel and leisure scheme.The office, Dudley House, is adjacent to Halifax’s St Anne’s Quarter retail and leisure development on the Headrow.It is understood that Norwich Union will submit a detailed planning application to Leeds City Council early this year to redevelop the 10,870 sq m (117,000 sq ft) office to create a two- to three-star hotel, and 5,574 sq m (60,000 sq ft) of licensed leisure and health and fitness.Norwich Union hopes to create bars and restaurants which will complement the Halifax development, and the estimated end value of the scheme is £20m.Knight Frank is the letting agent.last_img read more

Largest Allsop event breaks £100m barrier

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Local buyers snap up Gold Coast mansion for $5.7 million before auction

first_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:44Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:44 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p288p288p180p180pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenHow to bid at auction for your dream home? 01:45 The staircase is a statement feature. More than 50 people inspected the property.He conducted 52 inspections during the month he was marketing the property and fielded three substantial offers ahead of auction.“The buyers are local Gold Coast business people and they are thrilled at securing such a landmark property,” he said.“They were particularly drawn to its contemporary design built over four-levels, providing incredibly spacious living. “The home is beautifully positioned on the very still section of Nerang River, boasting a wide-water aspect and uninterrupted city skyline views.”More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa12 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThe statement residence has five bedrooms, seven bathrooms and a range of luxury features.A theatre room, gym, steam room, wine cellar, marble bar as well as a plunge and lap pool are among its standouts. MORE NEWS: Imagine living at a resort MORE NEWS: Home of a legend up for grabs The front entrance will leave you gaping. The buyers will never need to go to the cinema again with this media room.From its soaring front entrance to its curved feature staircase, every inch of the house has a cutting-edge style.Seller Kevin Chatfield told the Bulletin in February he loved living in the house with wife Vicki and had only decided to sell so they could move into an apartment that would support their travelling lifestyle.“My wife and I are mad boaters and we had a couple of different boats moored on the river side behind our home,” Mr Chatfield said.“I worked from home a lot and my study looked straight across the pool and onto the river. I loved that view.“We also really liked the (top level) bar area. The mansion at 34 Admiralty Drive, Paradise Waters sold for $5.7 million before auction.A LOOMING auction was enough to spark some local buyers into action and put up more than $5 million for a towering riverfront mansion in a ­prestige enclave of Surfers Paradise. The four-storey Paradise Waters residence on Admiralty Drive was snapped up before it was due to go under the hammer last Thursday.The buyers forked out $5.7 million to secure the property.While it had been on the market for almost a year with various agencies, Ray White Prestige agent Jackson Paradise handled the sale. The house towers four storeys above its Admiralty Drive block. Even the pool has a view of the city skyline. The agent received three offers ahead of the auction. “It has amazing 360 degree views of Surfers Paradise, which is fantastic both daytime and even more at night.“(It’s a) great place for both small or large groups for entertaining both inside and out.”Ray White Surfers Paradise chief executive Andrew Bell said the sale highlighted the resilience of prestige homes during a period when the market was steadying.“This recent sale adds to a stable of high-end prestige sales that we have been able to secure for our sellers,” he said“We are confident that our tailored marketing is reaching the right type of buyers in this current market.“What we do know is that when properties are correctly priced to the market, there is no shortage of buyers.”last_img read more

The main focus of the NYC must be to provide true representation to youth of Dominica

first_imgLocalNews The main focus of the NYC must be to provide true representation to youth of Dominica by: – July 21, 2011 Share Tweet Mr. Jules Pascal, addressing the General Assembly of the National Youth Council on July 16th, 2011Jules Pascal, Chief Youth Development Officer told the General Assembly of the National Youth Council that their main purpose should be to provide true representation to our young people.“One of the key points of the National Youth Council is to be able representation, true representation to the young people out there in the country. I want to suggest that the executive must make a very serious effort at going out into the communities. Those of you that will be elected and selected to be on the executive you need to take this very seriously, because other than that it will be defeating the whole purpose” he said.According to Mr. Jules an indication of true leadership is whether there has been growth.“It is all well and good for leadership to exist but there needs to be growth. There is a very popular and common saying that there are three men that can be seen. The man whom we all see, the man who you are and the man who you want to be, and recognizing that the person who we all see, if this person is not the person who you are then you need to change the reality, change the perspective. And if the person that we all see is not the person whom you want to be certainly there is need for change,” Pascal said.Another key aspect of leadership which Mr. Pascal highlighted is the need for leadership to embrace and involve change.“I must say that this [change] is one of the key things in leadership. Leadership has to be involving and embracing change. Some of the things that the NYC may have planned seem to not have the level of success that they anticipated and therefore it calls for change. Maybe a change of approach, maybe a change of the links, maybe a change of the structure, maybe a change in the manner in which we do things.”Pascal also reminded them that the NYC “is supposed to be one of the leading youth organizations in the country, representing young people and therefore you need to strengthen and revitalize the district councils”Mr. Pascal noted that partnerships and relationships are essential for the growth and development of the National Youth Council is in the district councils.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring!center_img 11 Views   no discussions Share Sharelast_img read more

O’Shea scores in Ireland win

first_img Press Association But as so often in the past, Ireland were able to rely upon returning skipper Robbie Keane to get them out of trouble. The 33-year-old, who missed Friday night’s 3-0 Group C defeat in Germany with an ankle injury, converted a 16th-minute penalty for his 61st goal in the famous green shirt. However, it was O’Shea, whose last and only previous senior international strike came against Australia in 2003, who fired Ireland ahead from point-blank range as he pounced on keeper Andrey Sidelnikov’s 26th-minute error. Ireland dominated the second half and might have increased their lead on several occasions before the unfortunate Shomko turned substitute Aiden McGeady’s cross into his own goal. It all meant interim boss Noel King emerged from his two-game spell in charge with the win he craved, and with the approach he took largely vindicated. It was he who decided to call-up midfielder Andy Reid and striker Anthony Stokes, who had been discarded by Giovanni Trapattoni, to the squad with Reid in particular making the most of his first game for his country since November 2007. However, another of the men he invited back in from the cold, midfielder Darron Gibson, departed prematurely in far less auspicious circumstances after he collapsed in agony following a 35th-minute challenge and, in front of watching Everton manager Roberto Martinez, was carried from the field on a stretcher with suspected knee ligament damage. Ireland launched what had proved to be a disappointing game in Kazakhstan when they needed Keane and Kevin Doyle to get them out of jail at the death as they both struck inside the final two minutes to snatch a 2-1 victory from the jaws of a 1-0 defeat. The 32-year-old struck for just the second time in 93 appearances for his country as Ireland came from behind to beat Kazakhstan 3-1 at the Aviva Stadium and give themselves an excellent chance of being seeded among the second group for the Euro 2016 draw. Miroslav Beranek’s men had threatened to ruin the home side’s evening by taking a 13th-minute lead in spectacular style when Dmitriy Shomko lashed home an unstoppable shot from 25 yards. That evening should perhaps have served notice of the troubles ahead, and what they hoped would be a home game in which they would have a play-off place to either clinch or cement was effectively a dead rubber in World Cup terms. However, there were still Euro 2016 seeding matters and pride for which to play, and both were dented within 13 minutes. Kazakhstan had arrived with nothing to lose and still smarting from their late capitulation in Astana, and they set about their task with some relish. They got their reward when, after Seamus Coleman had made a mess of clearing his lines, Shomko ran on to the loose ball and smashed a left-foot shot across the helpless David Forde and inside the far post. However, the Kazakhs delirious celebrations were short-lived and Ireland were back in it within three minutes, and in predictable fashion. Defender Alexander Kislitsyn, claiming in vain for a push in the back, met Andy Reid’s free-kick with his hand inside the penalty area and Latvia referee Vadims Direktorenko wasted little time in pointing to the spot. Keane, whose goal in Kazakhstan had also come from 12 yards, expertly sent Sidelnikov the wrong way to restore parity, and a measure of calm was restored. There was slightly less inevitability about the way in which the home side got their noses in front with 26 minutes gone, however, when Sidelnikov, who had endured a less than convincing opening to the game, pushed Richard Dunne’s header straight to O’Shea, and he made no mistake from close range. Gibson’s premature departure eight minutes before the break cast a cloud over proceedings, but his team-mates could not afford to allow their focus to slip as they attempted to wrap up the points. Keane was at less than his clinical best when he sliced harmlessly wide within seconds of the restart after being allowed to connect with a long ball out of defence, but Ireland returned intent on building sustained pressure. Whelan and Stokes both went close as the Kazakhs found themselves pinned back deep inside their own half, and Sidelnikov was mightily relieved to see Reid’s speculative 64th-minute effort clear his cross bar as he scrambled back towards his line. But he was beaten again with 13 minutes remaining when Shomko could only help substitute Aiden McGeady’s cross into his own net under extreme pressure from Doyle and Keane. John O’Shea’s first international goal for 10 years helped Ireland end a disappointing World Cup qualifying campaign with a victory. last_img read more

Courtois keen to bounce back

first_img Press Association The 22-year-old told Chelsea TV: “That’s the most important, that we are still leaders and from the next game on, we will fight to keep that bonus up and make the gap bigger. “There are only difficult games in the Premier League and we know that. The next game is in the Champions League at home and then against Hull, we have to win in front of our fans.” Chelsea, who have now lost on their last three league visits to St James’ Park, left the north east for the second time in a week wondering how they were doing so without three points after dominating for long periods just as they had done at Sunderland seven days earlier, when they emerged with a 0-0 draw. On this occasion, however, their inability to turn pressure into tangible reward was punished by their hosts, who defended manfully before striking decisively on the counter. The deadlock was broken with 57 minutes gone when Cisse, who had only been on the pitch for four minutes, slid home Sammy Ameobi’s cross after Gary Cahill could only help the ball into his path. Chelsea immediately launched a fightback and came desperately close to an equaliser with 12 minutes remaining when Eden Hazard’s shot came back off the post with Newcastle’s third-choice keeper Jak Alnwick, who had replaced the injured Rob Elliot at the break, beaten for the first time. But worse was to follow as the Magpies turned defence into attack for Moussa Sissoko to play in Cisse for his second. Substitute Didier Drogba gave the visitors hope when, after defender Steven Taylor had been dismissed for a second bookable offence, he glanced home an 83rd-minute Cesc Fabregas free-kick, but despite having 13 minutes, including six of stoppage time, in which to find an equaliser, they could not manage to beat debutant Alnwick again. Thibaut Courtois has urged his Chelsea team-mates to put their first defeat of the season behind them to cement their place at the top of the Barclays Premier League table. Courtois said: “Obviously we are disappointed with the result. We tried our best to win this game, and it was a hard game. We were a little bit unlucky. “At 2-0, it’s harder. We tried to fight back, we scored to make it 2-1, but then the ball wouldn’t fall right for us and we couldn’t draw this game and maybe then win it, so obviously we are disappointed. “But we will work hard again tomorrow in training to win the following games. Everybody worked hard and gave it all on the pitch to win this game, but we know here it is difficult and we went down against them. “It was a hard game, but we have to stay positive. We are still leaders, but we know these games to be champions you have to win, so from the next game on, we will try our best to win all the games if possible.” The Blues ended up on the wrong end of the scoreline for the first time in 22 games in all competitions at Newcastle on Saturday as substitute Papiss Cisse’s second-half double secured a 2-1 victory for the Magpies. However, keeper Courtois insists they must forget the disappointment of defeat at St James’ Park as they prepare for Wednesday night’s Champions League clash with Sporting Lisbon before turning their attention to Hull’s visit to Stamford Bridge and the business of winning the title. last_img read more

Hockey News Indian women hockey team hold Korea to a 1-1- draw

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Hockey News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Donghae City (Korea): Young forward Lalremsiami’s equaliser earned defending champions India 1-1 draw against Korea in the last round robin match at the fifth Asian Champions Trophy women’s hockey tournament here today.With this draw, the Indian team led by defender Sunita Lakra go into the final tomorrow as the table toppers. They remain unbeaten in the tournament, having won against Japan (4-1), China (3-1) and Malaysia (3-2).Despite Korea’s attacking game from the start of the match, India managed to win the first penalty corner of the match in the fourth minute. But drag-flicker Gurjit Kaur’s flick was padded away by the Korean goalkeeper. Though India made forays into the striking circle, breaking Korea’s defence was an uphill task.World No 9, Korea, meanwhile, were the first to make a breakthrough when they forced an error to win a short corner in the opening minute of the second quarter.Seul Ki Cheon was brilliant with her drag-flick as she struck the ball to the right corner of the post almost making it impossible for India goalkeeper Savita to save.After barren third quarter, an infringement while attempting to defend a shot on goal by a Korean attacker led to India concede a penalty corner at the start of the fourth quarter.An ambitious variation by Korea however didn’t help score the goal as it was off the mark. Almost immediately, Lalremsiami helped India win a penalty corner. While Gurjit’s flick rebounded off goalkeeper pads, Lalremsiami was quick to pick up the ball and make a diving effort to flick it into the goal post equalising the score to 1-1.The hard-fought action heated in the final quarter with both teams hunting for a lead. In the 54th minute, Korea won another penalty corner but goalkeeper Swati was splendid in her effort to block the goal. Though both teams upped their ante in attack, they could not muster a goal with the match ending in a draw.The teams will play each other again in the summit clash tomorrow. last_img read more

GBA counts loss of millions as IOC cancels Olympic Qualifier Boxing in Argentina

first_img… Guyana’s five-member team Olympic dreams in limboTHE Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) has been informed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Americas Boxing Confederation (AMBC) that the Americas Olympic Qualifier for boxing has been cancelled because of fear of spread of the Coronavirus.The Qualifier was scheduled for March 26 to April 4 in Buenos Aries, Argentina. Guyana was scheduled to send a team of five boxers and three coaches to the tournament.It follows a move from the Government of Argentina to restrict international events in the country with immediate effect.The boxing tournament at Tokyo 2020 will be run by an International Olympic Committee (IOC) task force after the International Boxing Association was stripped of involvement for a series of governance issues.The IOC Boxing Task Force (BTF) announced the decision yesterday, the latest in a long list of events that have been cancelled because of COVID-19.“The BTF understands and respects the decision taken by the public authorities of Argentina during this difficult time worldwide.  We are searching for the appropriate solution for this unexpected situation and will immediately inform the National Olympic Committees, National Federations and other impacted parties as soon as further information is available,” the task force said in a statement.Canada-based Taveena Kum is the lone female on Guyana’s five-member team.Officials now face a headache in creating a fair qualification system for all athletes, with the African event in Dakar already completed and the Asia-Oceania competition finished in Amman yesterday.GBA president Steve Ninvalle called the cancellation a major setback but reasoned that it was done for the safety of all involved.“We have already spent a hefty sum securing tickets and insurance for the boxers and coaches. Those moneys are not refundable. We had also timed preparation of four of the boxers to peak just before the Qualifier. We will now have to await information from the IOC regarding if there would be a rescheduling,” Ninvalle said.“The spread of the Coronavirus is a very serious issue and for that alone we accept without reservation the decision to cancel the tournament,” said the GBA head.With the support of the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) and the Government of Guyana, GBA dispatched Keevin Allicock, Desmond Amsterdam, Colin Lewis and Dennis Thomas for a three-month trading stint in Cuba.The stint is scheduled to conclude next week. They would have been joined by Canada-based Taveena Kum at the Qualifiers. The coaches were Terrence Poole MS, Sebert Blake and Cuban Francisco Roldan. Ninvalle said that he has sent off a message informing the boxers and had called president of GOA, K. Juman-Yassin to update him. Efforts to contact Director of Sport Christopher Jones proved futile.Meanwhile, Ninvalle informed that in light of the recent cancellation, GBA is planning an international card for early April, stating that “we have to make sure that at least the four from Cuba remain active. I am in discussion with Trinidad and hopefully by weekend we will have concrete information”.last_img read more

SuperSport Lands Anthony Joshua/ Andy Ruiz Rematch

first_imgThe upset immediately drew comparisons with Buster Douglas’ upset victory over Mike Tyson in 1990 and Hasim Rahman’s dramatic victory over Lennox Lewis in South Africa in 2001.Ruiz was dismissed largely on the basis of his roly-poly body shape, but his fast hands and solid chin saw him prevail.Former Olympic champion Joshua swears that he will make the necessary adjustments to avenge the defeat, following the path of former heavyweight champions Lewis (against Rahman), Evander Holyfield (Riddick Bowe) and Muhammad Ali (Joe Frazier), who all rebounded to win their rematches.Speaking of Joshua last week, Ruiz said: “He looks a little slimmer, but I don’t think that’s going to do any different. You can do whatever you want outside of the ring, but inside of the ring when it’s fight time, like Mike Tyson said, everyone has a plan until you get hit.“He’s going to try and win by points, especially since he’s going to be running around. My job is to cut the ring, and that’s exactly what we’ve been training for.”Several outstanding fights will make up the undercard, including heavyweights Alexander Povetkin and Michael Hunter and junior-lightweights Scott Quigg and Jono Carroll.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The biggest fight of the year – the much-awaited rematch between heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz and Anthony Joshua – will be broadcast live on SuperSport on December 7. The event will be available on DStv packages from Compact Plus to Premium.Five months after American Ruiz upset Joshua in one of the greatest shocks in boxing history, the pair will meet in a purpose-built 15, 000-seat arena in Saudi Arabia, in an event aptly called “Clash on the Dunes”.In June, Ruiz put Joshua down several times in their battle at Madison Square Garden before ending matters in the seventh round.last_img read more

Syracuse comeback falls short in 5-set loss to Duke after saving 3 match points

first_imgWhen Duke’s outside hitter Payton Schwantz tipped the ball over the net to win a point deep in the fifth set, Syracuse head coach Leonid Yelin didn’t see it that way. Furious with the referee’s judgment that it was a legal tip, and not an illegal fourth hit, Yelin threw the game ball behind him and demanded an explanation from the sideline referee.With the set tied at 15-all, Syracuse needed just two points to complete a two-set comeback. But the call went against Syracuse, instead setting up a match point that the Blue Devils converted. Duke (8-9, 1-3 Atlantic Coast) won the final two points of the match to defeat the Orange (4-7, 1-3). The match tipped on that one point, when SU celebrated as if they had they had won it, only to realize that the referee had given the point to Duke.“The reaction was that it wasn’t a block,” Yelin said on the controversial call. “It’s not a block. It was four touches.”Duke’s serve that started the point left Syracue’s backline scrambling, but senior libero Kendra Lukacs returned it on the third hit.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOne of Duke’s middle blockers connected with Lukacs’s hit, but it flew back toward the backline, as Duke raced to get the ball over in three hits. A fourth hit would have given Syracuse its second match point.When Schwartz tipped it over, the Orange stopped playing and celebrated. The referee explained that the initial hit by Duke’s Samantha Amos was not a hit, but a block that deflected back to Duke’s half. Having already using a challenge earlier in the fifth set to overturn an out call on a Polina Shemanova kill, Yelin had no other options.On the ensuing rally, Duke’s middle blockers Amos and Lizzie Fleming forced a double team on junior outside hitter Ella Saada. Saada, who led the Orange with 19 kills against Duke, tried to avoid the block by planting the ball on the left sideline. The ball bounced out of bounds, killing Syracuse’s chances of completing a 2-0 comeback.“I think we played much better today than Friday,” sophomore setter Elena Karakasi said on the loss. “It was very important that we came back after being down 2-0. Next time after we push more toward the end.”Even in a game where Syracuse was able to come back and limit its service and attacking errors, several return mistakes, attacking errors, and positional miscues plagued the Orange in the first two sets.Syracuse’s coaching staff experimented with formations early on, playing three at the back to return serves and moved usual freshman outside hitter Marina Markova to the middle to assist fellow freshman middle blocker Abby Casiano.The shifts in tactics didn’t work initially. Duke outside hitter Ade Owokoniran kept firing kills past Casiano and Markova. The Orange also failed to beat double and triple teams from Duke on their outside hitters. Duke took the opener 26-24.The second set saw Duke keep pounding the Orange’s middle blockers, providing the Blue Devils with a 6-0 start. Yelin quickly called a timeout. Shemanova came out of the timeout and delivered a kill that painted the right sideline.Markova’s play in the middle also improved coming out of the break. Markova combined with Karakasi to deliver a block that bounced off a Duke player to cut the deficit to 18-17. But several attacking errors from Shemanova, Saada, and junior Yuliia Yastrub caused Syracuse to drop the second set, 25-22.Yelin and his staff pulled his team off the floor and into a glass-enclosed conference room during the break. He told SU it had to stop living in the past and keep moving forward. He wanted the Orange to stop lamenting the mistakes that hurt them in those first two sets.“When you’re in the game you can’t think and worry about what has happened,” Yelin said. “What frustrated me the most was that people were almost in the past…the past was so dominant inside.”With the Orange up 15-12 in the third, Markova and Shemanova leaped into the air and rejected a Duke shot back into the Blue Devils’ half. When they landed, they both screamed and hugged each other.“We cheered her on a lot because she did a great job today,” Shemanova said on Markova’s performance in the middle.The Orange took the third set with a convincing 25-19 score line. The fourth set was more of the same. Saada smashed kills that found holes in Duke’s defense. Karakasi, who set her career high in assists with 43, helped avoid Duke’s double and triple teams.“I think Elena’s come a long way this year from last year,” assistant coach Derryk Williams said. “I think today she did a lot of really good things to put our hitters in really good spots to be successful.”Syracuse nearly pulled off the comeback, but not until SU saved three match points down 14-11. Shemonava and Markova killed off two match points, and an Orange block saved a third.Leading 15-14 after an attack error, the Orange couldn’t hold off a Duke attack to level the match again, and the Blue Devils took the lead for good on the controversial point that tipped the match against the Orange.“In the end we weren’t able to get what we needed, but at least we showed some fight and down 14-11 in the fifth [set] and coming back and tying it,” Williams said. “Once we get past that, there’s a lot of good things from today.” Comments Published on October 6, 2019 at 7:47 pm Contact Nick: Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more