1970s Brisbane castle sells under the hammer

first_img3/32 Kirkland Ave, Coorparoo sold under the hammer for $1.305 million.ONE of Brisbane’s more unusual properties has sold under the hammer for $1.305 million.The 1970s ‘Castello Romano’ home at Coorparoo is three levels of Art Deco meets European influence with a generous touch of mid-20th century design.Competing with the interior for attention is the rooftop pool with possibly the best views across Brisbane. The rooftop pool at 3/32 Kirkland Ave, Coorparoo.Five bidders registered at today’s auction of 3/32 Kirkland Ave, which opened with a vendor bid of $1 million. A good indication of the slow pace was a second vendor bid at $1.1 million before the process paused for negotiations. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours ago3/32 Kirkland Ave, CoorparooHarcourts Queensland chief auctioneer Mitch Peereboom worked some magic behind the scenes to lift the final sale price under the hammer to $1.305 million.“It ducked and weaved but Mitch, my auctioneer, was fantastic,” Harcourts Solutions Inner City’s Gabrielle Baker said. 3/32 Kirkland Ave, CoorparooMs Baker said the buyers are a couple who were very keen on the property from early in the marketing campaign.“They came in the first week we had the opens, I think, and had been back a couple of times since,” she said.“We knew they were committed and we got the result on the day which was amazing.”The sellers were an older couple who, after 17 years, planned to relocate to a new build within Coorparoo.center_img 3/32 Kirkland Ave, CoorparooMs Baker said she got an extra kick out of selling this style of home.“I’ve been doing this for 15 years and seen a few but that one is quite exceptional from an architect’s point of view,” she said.“I wish I had ten of them because I just love it, it’s lovely selling property like that.“It’d be nice to be known as the agent who appreciates architecturally interesting properties.”last_img read more

98-year-old Prince Philip admitted to hospital with pre-existing condition, Palace confirms

first_imgThe Duke of Edinburgh has been admitted to hospital with a pre-existing condition, Buckingham Palace has confirmed.In a statement, the palace said: “The Duke of Edinburgh travelled from Norfolk this morning to the King Edward VII Hospital in London for observation and treatment in relation to a pre-existing condition. The admission is a precautionary measure, on the advice of His Royal Highness’ Doctor.”It is understood the Duke has been under the weather for some time and concerns were raised when he developed a bad cold in recent weeks.He is expected to remain at the private hospital in Marylebone for a few days. He was not taken by ambulance and it was a planned admission.The Duke has not been seen in public since May, when he was pictured at the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston.The 98-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth is expected to be in the hospital for a few days.His admission today came as the Queen arrived in Norfolk to begin her annual Christmas break.last_img read more

GVC strengthens operational division with two new hires

first_img SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 StumbleUpon Share GVC Holdings has strengthened its senior operational management team by announcing the appointment of a new director of payments and compliance, and a new gaming product director.Set to join the operator’s leadership in early November, Gabriele Griesbacher will assume the role of Director of Payments, while Colin Cole-Johnson takes up the role of Gaming Product Director.Shay Segev, Chief Operating Officer of GVC celebrated the new appointments: “We are delighted to have Gabriele and Colin joining us. Both have huge expertise in their respective areas and will further strengthen the Group’s leadership team.“Gabriele will spearhead our ever-increasing focus on compliance, ensuring we maintain a player-safety-first approach in everything we do, while Colin will drive our gaming product forward, bringing his unparalleled industry experience and gaming expertise.”Griesbacher will hold the responsibility of overseeing all aspects of payments across the Group covering the areas of commercial, product and compliance.The role will involve close collaboration with the Group’s Compliance, Marketing and Customer Service Teams, with the role having a particular focus on responsible gambling, Know Your Customer and Source of Funds commitments.She joins from the end-to-end financial platform, PXP Financial (formerly part of the GVC Group as Kalixa), where she was COO. Based in Gibraltar, she will report directly into Group COO, Shay Segev.Meanwhile Cole-Johnson will oversee GVC’s casino, live and bingo products with a particular emphasis on elevating player experience. GVC explained that he brings with him a ‘proven track record of delivering success’, having previously held positions at Rank, William Hill and Ladbrokes. Based in London, Colin will report to Deputy COO, Valery Gelfman. Related Articles Share GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Submitlast_img read more

THIS WEEK: Airtel resumes Cranes’ sponsorship

first_imgAirtel will contribute a total of shs 10 billion towards the Uganda Cranes for the next 4 years that will be shs 2.5 billion every year.THIS WEEK: Airtel resumes Cranes’ sponsorshipKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Airtel Uganda has resumed sponsorship of the National Football team – the Cranes sponsorship with Shs10billion.This meant that the Telecom Company has renewed its ongoing partnership with the Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) as the official sponsor of the team for another four years. In addition to the national team that the company started sponsoring in 2013, it also sponsors the Uganda Cup and the FUFA Big League. Charles Bakkabulindi, the minister of state for sports commended Airtel. “We are grateful to see an international brand like Airtel sharing the passion and love that we have for this team by sponsoring them,” Bakabulindi said.Airtel’s Managing Director, V.G. Somasekhar said that since Airtel signed the partnership agreement with the Uganda Cranes national team, it has enjoyed a long list of successes both for the team and for the individual players. “To us, this is an indication that a strong partner that believes in you is a key component of success,” he said.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Body of missing paddleboarder found

first_imgAuthorities in Citrus County are reporting that they have found the body of a paddleboarder who went missing on Saturday.The body of 43-year-old Joshua Grant Hensley was found Monday morning at the King’s Bay in Crystal River.According to the report, park rangers last saw Hensley alive when he paddled out of Hunter Springs Park. It is believed he was on his way to to Shell Island to watch the sunset, however, investigators say during their search for him, they found no evidence that he actually made it to the park.Citrus County Sheriff’s Office’s aviation and marine units then found his paddle board in King’s Bay and then Hensley’s body near Pete’s Pier.“We offer our deepest condolences to Joshua’s family and friends in this difficult time,” Citrus County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. “‘Captain Jack’ was a beloved figure in the community and will be missed.”Park Rangers say they contacted the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office when they noticed that Hensley’s car remained in their parking lot Sunday and no one had seen him since Saturday.last_img read more