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Huge crowd watches as landmark residence sells at auction

first_img2 Sapphire St, Hollywell.The deceased estate at 2 Sapphire St offers 50m of Broadwater frontage as part of a 1058sq m block.“It was a good turn out at the auction and a good test of the market,” he said.“We’re in the upper end of the market here and not everyone can afford these types of properties so it’s good to see the interest here.” 2 Sapphire St, Hollywell.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa17 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThe property was eventually called on the market at $2.6 million and sold to a local family.“It is a really unique position and they will either knock it down or do some major renovations,” David Vertullo of Professionals — Vertullo Real Estate said. This Gold Cosat home at 2 Sapphire St, Hollywell sold at auction over the weekend.OFFERED to the market for the first time in 40 years, a “landmark residence” on the Gold Coast sold under the hammer over the weekend for $2.6 million.A crowd of about 70 spilled out of the Hollywell house and into the waterfront backyard as auctioneer Colin Banks called on opening bids.Twelve registered bidders lined up with an opening bid of $1.9 million. With boaties and sea planes a common sight, the bids slowly came in with heavy negotiations from $2.2 million.center_img 2 Sapphire St, Hollywell.The property features a four-bedroom house, pool, jetty and a boat ramp.“One of a handful of mainland Broadwater fronting blocks, this is unquestionably one of the Gold Coast’s most unique and desirable positions,” the listing states.“The sensational preserved Broadwater outlook is ever changing over expanses of blue water across to the natural wonderland of South Stradbroke Island.”last_img read more

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iSport Genius secures data user engagement partnership with Unibet UK & Australia

first_img Submit StumbleUpon Share Kindred marks fastest route to ‘normal trading’ as it delivers H1 growth July 24, 2020 Share Related Articles Unibet backs #GoRacingGreen as lead racing charity  July 28, 2020 Mace launches EQ Connect to solve the industry’s ‘single view’ conundrum on identifying risk  August 10, 2020 Nathan Rothschild, iSport GeniusIndustry player engagement specialist and in-depth sports data provider iSport Genius has confirmed that it has entered a ‘user interaction’ partnership with European bookmaker Unibet’s UK and Australia sports betting divisions (Kindred Group).Updating the market, iSport Genius will provide Unibet UK and Australia with its interactive customer-facing tool. The product will aggregate trillions of data points into ‘understandable facts’ and further information aimed at educating and engaging Unibet’s audience.Selecting its new data partner, the Stockholm-listed bookmaker was pleased with the ‘unprecedented depth of information’ the iSport Genius tool could gather, stating that it would help its marketing and operational teams create better user ‘calls to action’.Backing iSport Genius UK & Australia integration Erik Backlund, Head of Sportsbook at Kindred Group, commented: “We are always looking to partner up with forward-thinking product and content service providers. iSport Genius will be an exciting addition for our Unibet customers, and the tool will add a different dimension to the allimportant packaging of our offering across all channels”Nathan Rothschild, Co-founder at iSport Genius was pleased to have secured his firms first major partnership of 2017, stating;“We are very pleased to be partnering with Unibet, a leading global sportsbook with significant operations in a number of jurisdictions. iSport Genius is a proven product and a perfect fit for Unibet with its ‘Luck is no coincidence’ slogan. The depth of our product will see Unibet take their data-driven angle to a whole new level. They are an excellent fit as we continue our global expansion.”last_img read more

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FIFA, CAF sending officials for FUFA polls

first_imgFUFA president Magogo.Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  CAF and FIFA officials will attend this Saturday’s Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) elections.Former President of Tanzania Football Federation Leodegar Tenga and Djibouti FA head Suleiman Hassan Waberi will represent the continental soccer governing body CAF and world body FIFA at the polls set for Masindi.It is a requirement by both CAF and FIFA to have representatives from both bodies to attend elections of their member associations. Both officials will play an observer’s role.Incumbent FUFA president Moses Magogo is set to be re-elected unopposed as his only opponent Mujib Kasule was disqualified by the electoral body. Kasule has gone to court seeking to have the elections cancelled. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Tottenham duo set to sign new deals – reports

first_imgTottenham Hotspur duo Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen are set to follow in Harry Kane’s footsteps and sign new deals, report the Daily Mirror.Strike star Kane has penned a new six-year contract with the club and now a number of other Spurs players are going to do similar. Alli and Eriksen formed a key part of Mauricio Pochettino’s midfield in 2017/18 with the Lilywhites finishing third and reaching the semi-finals of the FA Cup.And their form has persuaded the club to offer them improved terms in a bid to stave off the elite European sides who are watching the situation closely.As well as Alli and Eriksen, it’s believed Hugo Lloris, Jan Vertonghen, and Heung-Min Son could be set for new contracts too. 1last_img read more

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Mapping, Geolocation and the Future of Scalable Disaster Response

first_imgIt is true that this presents privacy concerns. However this may be a bigger issue in the West. […] In countries where privacy is not a cultural norm or expectation, geolocation software installed on the cheapest phones could provide enormous help during disaster relief efforts.Despite these challenges the VTCs will play an increasingly important role in the future disaster management, thanks a to a growing number of volunteers and the power of Web 2.0 technologies. So, what’s next? GeolocationWe may see better methods of locating people during an emergency. Perhaps a Foursquare type check-in, or even better, an automatic check-in technology, where you don’t have to press a button to enter where you are, could be included in low-cost cell phones. It is true that this presents privacy concerns. However this may be a bigger issue in the West. For example, the Singapore constitution does not contain any explicit right to privacy. In countries where privacy is not a cultural norm or expectation, geolocation software installed on the cheapest phones could provide enormous help during disaster relief efforts. The countries with the highest number of people affected by disasters in 2010 include China, Pakistan and Thailand. These are countries where privacy protections are low, and where privacy is not a strong cultural value. They also score low on “individualism” in a framework developed by Greet Hofstede as a way to evaluate a country’s culture. If we are to postulate that a lower score in individualism for a country also indicates that its people place a low importance on privacy, then it seems plausible that some disaster-prone countries could implement geolocation on cell phones without violating societal norms and save thousands, if not millions of lives.MappingA recent trend in VTC disaster management has been to use social media data as a layer on crisis maps. For example, a Hypercities project maps live Twitter messages on a map of Egypt, showing the location and picture of the Twitterer. This is helpful but some of the messages are clearly not relevant to crisis mapping. The challenge in using social media as a crisis map layer is that the data is huge, chaotic, free, and collectively good, but individually unreliable. To improve the social media data for inclusion on crisis maps, we need to focus on quality and relevance. To determine quality in a Twitter stream, we can assume that source-quality equals information-quality. To identify quality sources for a given topic, we could use Twitter sources via curated lists from Listorious or established news media outlets and non-profits like Ushahidi. For instance Listorious has a list of reputable sources for the Haiti Earthquake curated by The New York Times. To further refine the source-quality measure, we could also look at the number of followers of sources and the number of retweets that contain a relevant hashtag. For example, a tweet containing #civ2010 #IvoryCoast #civsocial #ict4d about the Abidjan crowd-sourced crisis map:http://is.gd/7IUkix was retweeted extensively in April.We can assume that when we get higher quality tweets, the tweets are more relevant. Once the parameters for source and content quality are set, a program could read the Twitter stream and filter the quality tweets based on the selected parameters. In addition to improving the quality and relevance of the social media layer of crisis maps, perhaps we could also focus on improving the quality of the sources of the crisis map, through crowd sourcing methods such as incorporating Google’s +1 or a like-type function on information contained in the collaborative disaster maps. Finally, improved matching between people needing assistance in a disaster and those who can help would add value. A service could be set up to match people affected by natural disaster with those who have the funds, goods, time or know-how to assist them. For example, Kiva partners entrepreneurs with lenders via existing microfinance institutions that facilitate the loans. DonorsChoose.org matches American public school teachers who need classroom supplies with “microdonors.” This kind of a matching service could be set up for organizations, groups, individuals and families affected by natural disasters. Some of the elements that would include skills, available time, specialty, needs (goods and services) and urgency. The future of Web 2.0, social media and their applications are as unpredictable as the people they connect. But from what we have seen and and what we can reasonably postulate,  it is clear that these technologies have a profound positive impact in disaster management. I am sure the best is yet to come.Photo by connor212 Tags:#Location#mobile#privacy#web On Jan. 12, 2010 an earthquake of catastrophic proportions struck Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince. Among the buildings that were leveled was a school. In spite of the roof caving into the classroom, some of the children survived and one of them managed to send an SMS message. Relief workers, however, were unable to find the location of the school. Volunteers in Boston with Ushahidi were able to locate the source of the text message and sent that information back to the relief workers, who rescued the children. This rescue was possible only due to the use of disruptive, community-driven Web 2.0 technology by volunteer and technical communities (VTCs) working on disaster and conflict management. VTCs such as OpenStreetMap, CrisisMappers,Crisis Commons,Sahana and Ushahidi have contributed greatly to disaster management. VTCs have used SMS, social media and satellite imagery; built communities around humanitarian efforts; and created technology tools and wikis, using open source software, hardware and platforms, as well as free cloud based services in affected countries such as Haiti, Libya and Japan. Despite their successes, it has not been an easy ride. Guest author Tanya Gupta is an international development professional by day and blogger by night. Her day job is in the Corporate Finance unit of the World Bank. At night, she reflects about development, technology and her past life in academia, as she writes.VTCs continue to face major challenges, such as language and coordination. Many disasters occur in countries that are not English speaking, while much of the volunteer community is Angolophone. Coordination can be a problem too. Established development organizations such as the UN have been dealing with crises for many years and have a rich knowledge base, but are also challenged by data silos, proprietary systems and bureaucracy. VTCs are more agile and technically adept, but can be uncoordinated. Disaster Relief 2.0: The Future of Information Sharing in Humanitarian Emergencies, a report produced by the UN and partner organizations, examines these issues in detail. It identified a host of additional challenges facing VTCsThe need to build a reputation for reliability, trust, professionalismLack of resourcesThe technical challenges of geolocation with partial information and verifying accuracy of reportsBuilding local capacity to manage disaster and conflict situations The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … guest author 1last_img read more

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Trump administration moves ahead with Obama menulabel law

first_imgWASHINGTON – The Trump administration is moving ahead with Obama-era requirements to post calorie counts in restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores and pizza delivery chains nationwide next year.Despite years of opposition by some food sellers, the Food and Drug Administration is offering only minor compromises to industry complaints about the difficulties of displaying calories at takeout chains, self-service buffets and other non-restaurant food locations.The FDA posted a preliminary guidance online Tuesday to help businesses comply with the law.Trump appointees have delayed or upended regulations passed by the Obama administration including rules for water pollution, fuel emissions and policing for-profit universities. But the menu labeling rules, championed by former first lady Michelle Obama, appear on track to take effect next May after years of delays.Behind the law is the idea that people may think twice about buying their daily doughnut at the gas station if they see how many hundreds of calories it contains.“When you arm consumers with reliable information, they are going to make better decisions, smarter and more informed decisions about their diet,” FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in an interview with The Associated Press. “Providing this information is more important now than ever because more people are eating their meals away from the home.”In a key move, the FDA rejected requests from pizza chains, including Domino’s Pizza, which wanted to post calorie information on their websites instead of each store location, arguing that most customers don’t visit their physical locations. However, the agency said stores have a variety of options for displaying calorie counts beyond traditional menu boards, including electronic kiosks, tablet devices and even paper menus.“At first glance, there appears to be some progress, showing that the FDA is listening to concerns,” Domino’s spokesman Tim McIntyre said in an email.However, he added that the company still wants Congress to intervene to change the law. Industry groups are backing legislation in the House of Representatives that addresses many of their concerns.Pizza chains have argued that displaying calorie counts in their locations doesn’t make any sense because most of their customers don’t come into the store. Grocery and convenience stores have said the rules would be more burdensome for them because they typically have more limited offerings than restaurants and one central ordering point.The FDA offered clarifications that it said could reduce the workload for some businesses. The agency said posters, coupons, mailings and other advertising materials are not considered menus and do not have to list calories.The agency will take comments on its guidelines for 60 days before moving to finalizing them.The restaurant industry has backed the law and major chains including Starbucks, Subway and McDonald’s are already posting calorie counts. New York City and several other cities have passed laws requiring restaurant chains to list the information, but the federal rule would apply to more places and require them in non-traditional food outlets such as gas stations and movie theatres.Most of the setbacks to implementing the 2010 law came during the Obama years. The FDA took more than four years to write the rules and establishments originally had until the end of 2015 to comply. But that deadline was pushed back twice. Last year, the Trump administration pushed the date back again to May 2018 to review how to “reduce costs and enhance flexibility.”Consumer advocates who lobbied for years to pass the law expressed relief after reviewing the FDA guidelines.“We were worried about the Trump administration caving to industry and weakening the information people get when they eat out,” said Margo Wootan, a lobbyist for the Center for Science in the Public Interest. “That didn’t happen today and that’s great news.”last_img read more

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Stingray inks deal to acquire radio station in Drumheller Alta

first_imgMONTREAL — Stingray Group Inc. says it has entered into an agreement to acquire a music radio station in Drumheller, Alta., for an undisclosed price.The Montreal-based company, which provides advertising-free music service through major Canadian distributors, says it is buying the assets of CHOO-FM from Golden West Broadcasting Ltd.Stingray’s head of radio operations, Ian Lurie, says the acquisition complements its country-based CKDQ-AM by focusing limited resources in a small-market environment.The transaction is subject to approval from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission and is expected to close mid-year. Companies in this story: (TSX: RAY.A)The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Ohio State quarterback situation daytoday playerbyplayer as spring practice begins

The OSU football team returned to the practice field on March 10 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center, less than 2 months after the Buckeyes beat Oregon in the 1st-ever College Football Playoff National Championship. Credit: Tim Moody / Sports editorThe defending national champion Ohio State football team took the field at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center for the first time since walking off it in Arlington, Texas, less than two months ago.And for the first time since August, a familiar face emerged onto the field donning the No. 5.And no, it wasn’t Jeff Heuerman.Redshirt-senior quarterback Braxton Miller participated in spring drills in a limited role Tuesday, as he is still rehabbing the torn labrum in his throwing shoulder that held him out for the 2014 season. However, senior offensive lineman Taylor Decker said Miller’s presence was encouraging to see.“It’s good because people know his face around here. Even the young guys coming in, everybody knows Braxton,” Decker said. “It’s been awhile since he has been able to be out there with us.”Coach Urban Meyer said Miller has made multiple trips to Birmingham, Ala., to rehab the shoulder injury and added he is happy with Miller’s honesty concerning the injury.“Our day today was all about Braxton continuing along his journey to get healthy, which he has done an excellent job (with),” Meyer said. “I ask him everyday, ‘How’s it going?’ And he is man enough to tell me.”Not only was Miller on the field, but redshirt-sophomore quarterback and the 2014 Big Ten Freshman of the Year J.T. Barrett entered the practice facility as well.Barrett, though, is also coming back from a significant injury: a fractured ankle suffered against Michigan in the regular season finale.Meyer said the Wichita Falls, Texas, native is ahead of schedule on his rehab.“He was doing more than I thought he could,” Meyer said after practice. “We want to keep pushing him and get him healthy.”Barrett didn’t participate in the Buckeyes’ team stretches or light running drills before practice, but he joined the other quarterbacks for passing drills shortly after.Finally, redshirt-junior Cardale Jones was also back on the practice field for the first time since he led OSU to a 42-20 win against Oregon in the College Football Playoff National Championship. Jones was one of just two healthy scholarship quarterbacks on the practice field for the Buckeyes Tuesday, earning almost all the first-team reps.Even with the success of Barrett and Jones in Miller’s absence last season, Meyer said he has not discussed moving Miller to another position.“Our conversations are about health. I just want to see him get healthy,” Meyer said. “I think he can do whatever. He is athletic enough. But I still think he is a quarterback.”With three viable options at the quarterback position, Meyer said he isn’t worried about the production on the field with any of the three, but rather having to tell two of his quarterbacks no.“At some point there will be some (stress) because of the respect I have for those three guys. There is no stress at all as far as the functionality of the position,” Meyer said. “It’s the personalities, families and people involved. I have a lot of respect for those guys and everyone around here has seen what they have done.”For the other players, Decker said he doesn’t worry about the quarterback battle because of the confidence he has in all three.“I am going to let the coaches figure that out,” Decker said. “I know we have three great quarterbacks that can all play, and whoever they throw in there will be fine.”So with three stars at the position, only one of whom is healthy, how is Meyer approaching the competition with months until kickoff?“Day-to-day, player-by-player and that’s the focus,” he said. “How does it play out? I don’t know.”The Buckeyes are set to take the field at Ohio Stadium on April 18 for their annual Spring Game before starting the 2015 campaign on the road against Virginia Tech on Sept. 7. read more

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Roy Hodgson rues Palace missed chances

first_imgCrystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson is gutted with his side’s inability to capitalise on their first-half opportunities after going down 1-0 to Wolves.Palace were undone by a Matt Doherty’s goal which happened to be the solitary strike in the game despite an array of chances.“They took a goal chance at a time in the game where they hadn’t really created anything, and we dominated the play, and then after that, they were able to defend very well.“Our game became more desperate as we chased that goal and gave them the chance to look more solid than they did at the start of the game.“I think if we really put our hands up and look for why we lost, it was because in our very good first half performance where we had not only the best of the possession but the best of the game, we weren’t able to create those clear-cut goal chances that would have put us 1-0 in front.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“Had we got the goal that I thought our play certainly deserved in the first half, then it would have been harder for Wolves. As it was, they got it, and it made it harder for us.”“They played very deep, so we knew it was going to be difficult but we still created chances and had some good ones.“In the first half there were a couple of balls that flew across the six-yard box that could so easily have been goals, and there was a big scramble in the six-yard box and there were several of those in the second half, so it wasn’t as if we played for 90 minutes without creating opportunities.“It was difficult for us to get those clear-cut chances because there was no reason for them to push out or flood people forward.“They could quite happily sit behind the ball and rest on their laurels after taking the lead and then look for the obvious counter-attacking opportunities that would present themselves later on in our desperation to get an equaliser.”last_img read more

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Soldotna City Council To Tour Proposed Site For New Visitor Center

first_imgWith more than 700,000 tourists passing through the Kenai Peninsula each year, the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce has outgrown the current visitor’s center. Shannon Davis, Executive Director of the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce: “We want to outline where the new building would be to help people visualize the fact that it will only take up 5%, maybe even a little less, of the actual usable park space.” The tour will begin at 4:00 pm, in Soldotna Creek Park. For more information contact the City Clerk’s Office at 907-262-9107. Immediately following the tour at Soldotna Creek Park, the city council will travel to the current Soldotna Visitor Center to conduct a site visit and inspect the current building and surrounding property.last_img read more

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