6 Oct

Auctions proved profitable for sellers last week with $44 million worth of Queensland homes changing hands

first_img1 Dungogie Drive, Tallebudgera was one of the properties to change hands in the past couple of weeks.ALMOST $44 million worth of Queensland homes changed hands at auction in the past week.According to the Real Estate Institute of Queensland the median auction price achieved last week was $698,162, which was higher than the Brisbane median house price of $670,000.CoreLogic figures put the preliminary auction clearance rate at 53.8 per cent, which was just slightly higher than the same time last year when it was 53.1 per cent.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoIt said there were currently 17,870 properties listed for sale in Queensland, which was 7 per cent less than the same time last year.The top sale in Brisbane last week was for a house at 1 Dungogie Drive, Tallebudgera, which sold for $2,255 million.The five-bedroom house, in the Tallebudgera Park Estate, included a three metre built-in aquarium, gold class home theatre room and state of the art kitchen.The property also had a 25 metre swimming pool, a sandy beach and poolside gazebo.The home was listed through John Fischer and Ilona Barry of LJ Hooker – Mudgeeraba.last_img read more

17 Sep

MBB : SPARK PLUG: Waiters leads Syracuse’s spectacular offensive performance in win over GW

first_imgDion Waiters finished an astonishing personal sequence at the rim and released his jubilation with a fist pump toward the ground and a chest bump with Scoop Jardine.A combination of dominating defense and offense culminated in the Syracuse guard taking his steal all the way to the basket, rising above George Washington guard Tony Taylor and sinking a layup plus the blocking foul. Less than a minute earlier, he flew in for a highlight-reel right-handed reverse dunk on a fast break, sending the Carrier Dome crowd into a frenzy as he celebrated too.‘I’m happy for Dion because he’s really playing hard for us and he’s really making a commitment and being that player off the bench, that spark that he can be,’ the SU guard Jardine said.Off the bench, Waiters helped provide a jolt to an SU offense that was in a swoon in its last couple games. Syracuse (10-0) shed itself of its previous early-game struggles, scoring the first seven points of the game and shooting 51.4 percent in the first half of an 85-50 rout over George Washington (4-5) in front of 23,226 in the Carrier Dome on Saturday. On his 20th birthday, Waiters erupted for a career-high 19 points and six steals to lead the charge, as SU took a 20-point lead into the locker room at halftime. A combination of pressure defense creating turnovers and improvement in finishing in transition allowed No. 3 Syracuse to cruise comfortably in the second half against the Colonials.And with each of the top two teams in the country — No. 1 Kentucky and No. 2 Ohio State — losing on Saturday, the Orange may be poised to ascend to the top ranking in the country for the first time since March 2010.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘It’s nice, these kids have worked hard,’ SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. ‘Whatever happens, happens, we’ll just have to be ready to play next week.’The Orange’s relentless full-court pressure helped it pull ahead early. GW head coach Mike Lonergan said after the game his guards were worn out by the pressure applied on defense by the SU guards.That pressure began as soon as Syracuse scored a basket. While it didn’t lead to a ton of turnovers in the backcourt, the defense threw the Colonials off in their offensive sets.‘I think they were a little nervous,’ SU guard Brandon Triche said. ‘They didn’t really have a clear idea of what they wanted to do with the ball and I think they struggled with our defense.’It took a GW team technical — for having an incorrect number in the scorebook — to put SU on the board a minute into the game, but from there, the Syracuse offense rolled. Kris Joseph came up with a steal under the SU basket and quickly pushed the ball out to Triche in transition. The guard found Jardine streaking up the floor for a layup, putting the Orange up 7-0 and causing Lonergan to use a timeout. Jardine scored six of SU’s first 11 points as the Orange took an early 11-2 lead.‘We start out slow a lot and today we really tried to pick it up,’ Jardine said. ‘Especially on the defensive end, coach pressed as soon as we got a bucket. And that was something we never really do and it kind of got us going a little bit.’The breakneck start for SU continued when Joseph hit a 3 right in front of the GW bench to put the Orange up 16-4, causing Lonergan to just turn away, shake his head, and laugh. The Colonials were overmatched.Then Waiters took over the game. The sophomore said after Tuesday’s game against Marshall he anticipated a big game on his birthday, and he delivered.His first bucket came after Michael Carter-Williams recovered a loose ball, and pushed it to Waiters for a reverse right-handed dunk that got the crowd going. It was the first of many points off turnovers for Waiters. SU scored 34 points off GW’s mistakes, while the Colonials only managed three points off turnovers.His steal on GW’s next possession led to the three-point play and Waiters’ excitement.‘The crowd always gets me hyped,’ Waiters said. ‘And I just try to go out there and give them a play, get up, get on their feet, bring more energy into the Dome.’Waiters led SU with 10 points in the first half, his final two coming on an alley-oop lay-in on a pass from halfcourt by Carter-Williams. In the second half, it was more of the same. He stole a Nemanja Mikic pass and coasted down the court, reaching back for a strong one-handed slam to put SU up 63-38.That one prompted the SU student section to sing Waiters ‘Happy Birthday’ during the next timeout, to the sixth man on what might soon be the No. 1 team in the country.‘Just another great opportunity, being able to just go out there and play,’ Waiters said. ‘Play aggressive and play physically and that’s what I try to do.’[email protected] Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on December 10, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Mark: [email protected] | @mark_cooperjrlast_img read more

17 Sep

Clubs promote opportunity to help cancer patients

first_imgBrandon Le, a senior majoring in business administration, and Felipe Vargas, a junior majoring in film and television production, helped produce a promotional video for USC’s American Cancer Society. (Photo courtesy of Emily Heuring)The Trojan Marketing Group recently collaborated with the American Cancer Society of Los Angeles to develop a digital campaign in the Los Angeles area. The campaign was created to promote ACS’s “Road to Recovery,” which provides transportation for cancer patients who need to be driven to treatment centers.Since last September, TMG has been working closely with ACS to convey the program’s message. According to Dan Witzling, executive director of ACS’s Los Angeles chapter, the goal of the campaign is to increase awareness of how volunteering can create more affordable transportation for those diagnosed with cancer. “At the most basic level, the need is that there are more cancer patients that are requesting rides and treatments than what we have been able to provide and that is through any means,” Witzling said. “Next to the cost of treatments, transportation is one of the single highest barriers to care.”To recruit new drivers through the campaign, TMG began with market research to determine why individuals are not currently volunteering. At the end of their research, the group concluded that the perception of volunteers being “held to the standard of saints” prevented others to not envision themselves as eligible to volunteer, according to creative director Hannah Nowak. With this new insight, Nowak and her colleagues began planning for the digital commercial towards their targeted age group of caregiver-type females ages 35 to 55 in the Los Angeles area.Video producer Kris Nguyen coordinated with the other TMG members to host an on-campus casting call in March to promote to Los Angeles-area casting agencies for the roles. Nguyen shared how the project provided insight into how to create a full-scale advertising campaign.“It was an illuminating process because it was the first time for me doing something for a client this big and with a project that requires a lot of attention to detail [… and] learning how to deal with clients and how they spend their money,” Nguyen said.After researching and brainstorming, TMG practiced pitching their final concept in front of a panel of industry professionals and professors to provide constructive feedback before the final pitch to ACS Board of Directors. The final video features two separate mothers helping their children get ready in the morning before school, and while one of the mothers is out on the road, she picks up the second mother to take her to her cancer treatment.“They really try to emphasize in the campaign that both of the moms are struggling in the morning,” TMG vice president Emily Heuring said. “It is not perfect, it’s rushed, they are helping their kids with their homework like they are not some superhero — they are like a mom.  We wanted people to be able to relate with both of them so that they felt like they would be good enough to do this themselves.”This is the first time TMG has worked with the ACS; however, the group has collaborated with other clients including start-ups, clothing brands and food industries. Nowak explained how on each project, the group specializes on the particular industry they are marketing for with a clear demographic. For this campaign, TMG had to determine what the ideal messaging and demographic of the campaigns should be.“To have to do that for each different campaign is always really unique, but for this campaign specifically, it was really difficult for us to find what type of demographic we actually want to get,” Nowak said. “We could target Uber drivers -— they have free time, like they are willing to drive — but we needed something more nurturing. I think that was the most unique part of the campaign to find that type of person. And people that are willing to donate their time.”After months of pitching and reviewing the corporate structure of the ACS, Witzling shared the finalized video that will be launched soon. Distribution will start in Los Angeles with aspirations to expand the advertisement campaign nationwide.Witzling looks forward to the release of the campaign and reflected on his positive experience working with TMG to forward the message of the ACS.  “Coming from that level and what they were able to do at a very highly professional level,” Witzling said. “The volunteer board was very impressed, the staff was impressed definitely at the level of some other major marketing concepts that we’ve seen in some very advanced companies we get involved with. They definitely took great pride in their work and you could see that and we were pretty pleased with the outcome.”last_img read more

26 Dec

Watford win shows just how confident we are, says Liverpool defender

first_img Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January The Reds ended up comfortable winners but were made to work for it This was Alexander-Arnold’s second Premier League goal Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card 4 no dice huge blow Trent Alexander-Arnold cited Liverpool’s sky-high confidence as the main reason behind their ruthless victory at Watford on Saturday.The right-back scored a wonderful free-kick as the Reds ran out 3-0 winners – keeping them in touch with Premier League leaders Manchester City, who beat West Ham 4-0. “Before the game me, Hendo (Henderson), Millie (James Milner), everyone was joking about who would take it (his free kick),” Alexander-Arnold added.“I think Hendo wants one so he stepped up with the ball in his hand. Then he passed it to me because the gaffer said before the game that me and Shaq (Xherdan Shaqiri) would be on them.“So that’s why when you look back at it, me and Hendo had a little moment together when we celebrated as a bit of a joke.“It’s always good to be able to score and contribute to a win; we were happy to get the win first and foremost.” 4 tense Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? “We are not going to concede that many goals – and the forwards can score the goals. As long as we keep that belief then I’m sure we will keep getting these types of results.“In the first half we found it quite tough but we managed to keep them out and we knew if we kept going we would get a good chance at goal ourselves. That came in the second half and the later it went on, the better it was for us to break them down.”Salah opened the scoring from close range after 67 minutes but only after Watford were denied a penalty when Andy Robertson felled Will Hughes in the box.Alexander-Arnold doubled the lead before Firmino headed in with a minute left. Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars gameday cracker center_img shining 4 Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City deals The youngster said Jurgen Klopp put him and Xherdan Shaqiri on free-kick duty Watford were unfortunate not be awarded a penalty when the scores were level Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury REVEALED Liverpool player ratings for win over WatfordWatford sit ninth in the table and are winless in three games but boss Javi Gracia remains unconcerned.He said: “I feel in all the games we have played so far we have competed well and in the last two games there were some decisions that made us feel a little bit unlucky.“If we keep the same attitude and way of work every day I don’t have any doubt we will be able to win.” Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT REVEALED 4 Latest Premier League News Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino also netted in the second-half to extend Liverpool’s unbeaten start in the league to 13 games.Reds skipper Jordan Henderson was dismissed before Firmino’s third and will now miss next week’s Merseyside derby.Liverpool are on 33 points – a Premier League record for the club at this stage of the season and have conceded just five goals.“That’s just the confidence that we have got at the minute,” the England right-back told the club website.last_img read more