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It comes with a small price tag and it was Australia’s most viewed property this week

first_imgThe most viewed property on realestate.com.au this week was at 55/123 Barrack Rd, Murarrie. Picture: realestate.com.auIT COMES with a pretty small price tag, but more potential buyers checked out this Brisbane unit than any other property in Australia this week.The unit at 55/123 Barrack Rd, Murarrie has an asking price of just $295,000.Plenty of potential buyers checked out 55/123 Barrack Rd, Murarrie. Picture: realestate.com.auThe one bedroom, one bathroom ground-floor unit is in a complex which has a swimming pool, gym and barbecue area.It is also in a pet friendly complex.55/123 Barrack Road Murarrie. Picture: realestate.com.auThe kitchen has stone bench tops and the living and dining areas flow out onto a balcony. It is close to major arterial roads and outside of peak hour would be a 15 minute drive to the Brisbane CBD.It is listed through Jarrod Perry of Damilvi Real Estate — Bulimba.The second most popular listing in Queensland on realestate.com.au this week, was a house which already sold at auction.The house at 59, Thirteenth Ave, Kedron broke the price record for the suburb when it sold under the hammer for $1.65 million last weekend.Large turn out for the auction at 59 Thirteenth Ave, Kedron. Auction of 59 Thirteenth Ave, Kedron. 25th November 2017. Picture: AAP/ Ric FrearsonThe new build drew a huge growth with 14 registered bidders fighting for it.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North1 hour agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by It was listed through Matthew Jabs of Place Newmarket.The five-bedroom home has living areas on the ground level which led to an outdoor patio. It has Black Butt hardwood timber throughout, and a swimming pool with glass fencing.The third most viewed listing in Queensland on realestate.com.au has been in the most popular in previous weeks.566 Reesville Rd, MalenyThe house at 566 Reesville Rd, Reesville is listed through Place Estate Agents Judy Goodger and Matthew Foote.It has five bedrooms, and is known as Magnolia.The fourth most viewed listing this week was another affordable unit this time at Broadbeach on the Gold Coast.The unit at 7/4-10 Monte-Carlo Ave, has two bedrooms and two bathrooms and is one of 18 in the Martinique Gardens complex.7/4-10 Monte-Carlo Ave, Broadbeach. Picture: realestate.com.auIt is 500 metres from the beach. The first floor unit overlooks the pool and through to the Surfers Paradise skyline.The kitchen has a fully integrated dishwasher, stainless steel appliances and Caesarstone benches.It is listed through Jamie Harrison of Ray White Broadbeach / Mermaid Waters.Rounding out the top five most viewed listings this week is a house at 34 Kiel Mountain Rd at Woombye.The property is listed through William Emms and Martin Fisher of Elders Real Estate — Woombye.34 Kiel Mountain Rd, Woombye. Picture: realestate.com.auIt has four bedroom and is listed for offers of more than $485,000. It is on 3825sq m parcel of land.It has well established native gardens, and fruit and nut trees. There are views across the hills toward the coast.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:34Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:34 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, 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 Rate1xFullscreenMonthly core Index – November quarterly00:34last_img read more

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Apartment project aimed at investors

first_imgHigh Street Sippy Downs by Habitat Development GroupA tight rental market has prompted a developer to take a strong investor focus for its latest Sippy Downs project on the Sunshine Coast.Habitat Development Group is constructing High Street Apartments, which consists of 47 two and three bedroom apartments. More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020High Street Sippy Downs by Habitat Development GroupIts next project, One Tree, will also focus on the investor market, with construction set to start soon.“We are experiencing a zero per cent vacancy rate on current properties (145 apartments) under management in the area … with less than a three day turn around in between tenants vacating and moving in,” Habitat Development Group sales and marketing manager Michael Schenk said.“Subsequently we are seeing very strong rental yields. Our average tenant profiles are young professional couples and families, which is interesting given our immediate proximity to the Sunshine Coast University. “As such our next project release – One Tree – is being adapted to suit this audience even further with larger apartments and greater level of communal amenity.”Mr Schenk said strong sales in the area had prompted them to fast-track their projects, with Habitat expecting to finish the High Street Sippy Downs precinct 2.5 years earlier than anticipated. Other developments to be constructed within the High St precinct are the Forest Edge and Botanica apartments. A fourth apartment complex, yet to be named, is also to be built by Habitat. High Street Sippy Downs by Habitat Development GroupThe Sunshine Coast had a vacancy rate of just 0.7 per cent in the December quarter, according to the latest REIQ Residential Vacancies Report. The average rent is $360, according to CoreLogic. Brisbane had a vacancy rate of three per cent.The High Street Apartments complex was designed by architects OGE Group and K Architecture. Construction is expected to be completed by the end of July.last_img read more

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Brisbane suburbs to watch in 2019

first_imgA total 29 suburbs in Brisbane were named among those to watch for price growth in 2019. #snapbrisbane Picture: AAP Image/Jono Searle.These are the suburbs to watch in Brisbane in 2019, where a window of opportunity exists to get in ahead of demand driving prices up. The list, compiled via the Price Predictor Index by Hotspotting’s Terry Ryder, tracks increases in sales demand — which is generally considered to be a precursor to increased prices.“This precedes the price reaction,” Mr Ryder told The Courier-Mail. “Where there are sales increasing, prices will follow eventually.” For buyers, rising demand can be a handy early warning system, particularly if suburbs they are interested in are on the list of those seeing steady rises.“It’s a chance to buy in areas that are rising before prices really take off,” he said.The Moreton Bay region was still the top market in Greater Brisbane in terms of rising suburbs — with seven on the list including Kippa-Ring which also made the national top 50 list. 29 suburbs to watch in Brisbane in 2019: Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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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 Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51 FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK Opening of Howard Smith Wharves precinct parklands and Cliff-face lift in inner Brisbane. Picture: Liam Kidston.“Brisbane has definitely lagged because it hasn’t had the same drivers that Sydney and Melbourne have had. I do expect Brisbane in the coming year to be stronger than it has been.”“We’re seeing that big infrastructure spend, population growth data is favourable as well, with Queensland now the number one state for net gains for interstate migration — and 90 per cent of that goes to SEQ. Those are all things falling into line for a rise.”center_img (Alphabetical order) Suburb/Municipality/Dwelling Type/Current Median PriceAlbany Creek Moreton Bay H 585,000Alexandra Hills Redland H 470,000Annerley Brisbane-south H 720,000Bald Hills Brisbane-north H 440,000Banksia Beach Moreton Bay H 560,000Bethania Logan H 365,000Burpengary Moreton Bay H 465,000Camira Ipswich H 407,000Cleveland Redland H 620,000More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoClontarf Moreton Bay H 445,000Corinda Brisbane-south H 745,000Eatons Hill Moreton Bay H 600,000Geebung Brisbane-north H 545,000Gordon Park Brisbane-north H 845,000Graceville Brisbane-west H 905,000Indooroopilly Brisbane-west H 905,000Indooroopilly Brisbane-west U 475,000Kenmore Brisbane-west H 700,000Kippa Ring Moreton Bay H 430,000Logan Reserve Logan H 410,000Mansfield Brisbane-south H 680,000Mt Cotton Redland H 550,000Ormiston Redland H 680,000Redcliffe Moreton Bay H 440,000Redcliffe Moreton Bay U 415,000Stafford Heights Brisbane-north H 605,000Sunnybank Hills Brisbane-south H 680,000Tarragindi Brisbane-south H 775,000Tingalpa Brisbane-east H 555,000Wakerley Brisbane-east H 755,000Wynnum West Brisbane-east H 540,000 (Source: The Price Predictor Index) Brisbane is becoming a haven for cyclists with more appearing across the suburbs as infrastructure improves. Picture: Bruce LongThe Brisbane-south region came in second with five rising suburbs, followed by Brisbane-north and Redland City, both with four growth suburbs, while there were just two rising suburbs in Logan City.Graceville and Indooroopilly were named along with Kippa-Ring as the top three suburbs in Brisbane.“The whole premise is there is a time lag from when sales activity rises and prices go up,” Mr Ryder said.“If you are already in an area where sales activity is picking up strongly, well that’s good because you are ahead of the strong price rises.”Mr Ryder expects improvements in the Queensland economy including rising infrastructure spending — much of which was focused on inner Brisbane — to have a strong positive effect on the housing market.last_img read more

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Where to buy? The million-dollar quest in southeast Qld

first_imgBelle Property head of Queensland Jon Iceton*** BRISBANE NORTH Mermaid Waters — The resurgence of this gold coast icon suburb continues, with the renovation and architectural redesign of some of the original canal front homes. Still providing exceptional value and embracing everything the coast lifestyle has to offer and so close to the beach. JI Burleigh — The new heartbeat of the Gold Coast. It’s where the beautiful people are …. or want to be. Gets more beautiful by the day. PA SUNSHINE COAST Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach Qld Sotheby’s CEO Paul Arthur (PA) *** MEET THE EXPERTS: Broadbeach — It is becoming its own lifestyle mecca as it’s got great restaurants and so much opportunity to be entertained with the casino and the Gold Coast Convention Centre. All the while enjoying the surf. TW MORE: The most expensive suburbs at the heart of the GC 10 MORGAN ST ASCOT New Farm — New Farm has something to offer for everyone with a great mix of people, places and amenities. Once you have lived in New Farm it is hard to move away from which is why people are willing to pay top dollar to live here. We are finding that the entry level properties are jumping straight to the $2mil bracket and you get a lovely renovated home. JMKalinga — Continues to shine sitting outside the traditional heavyweight areas of Ascot, Hamilton, Clayfield. Excellent family area with great village feel. PA MORE: Battle of the riverfront mansions heats up Coorparoo — Historically a very popular location with landmark properties. It is undergoing a resurgence in redevelopment, renovation and entertainment precincts like Coorparoo Square. DH West End — Hands down, West End offers wonderful opportunity with a myriad of high quality property. It’s close to the CBD and always sought after for its lifestyle. TW Dutton Park — In the Brisbane State High School catchment, Dutton Park’s popularity was underpinned over the last 12 months with CoreLogic recording a 14.1% growth in the median house price to $964,250. Interest continues to rise in the area and low-interest rates are encouraging buyers to add value to their properties through renovations. RC Hawthorne — Hawthorne is a premium river side location and has an enviable selection of refurbished homes and colonial Queenslanders capturing river and city views. Within easy reach of the CBD and Oxford Street cafe district. Hawthorne’s style and quality can’t be argued. JI Yeronga/Fairfield/Graceville/Chelmer — I see the river suburbs coming strongly back into vogue with the flood becoming a distant memory and most buyers taking this into account with their renovations or build lines. Established homes on the river are in excess of $3m and this has encouraged those who are close by to invest strongly in renovations and new builds to a north of $1m level. JM Camp Hill — Coming into its own as a true force in the South. We’re seeing strong demand and expect Camp Hill to be a real “bolter” PA BRISBANE EAST TV renovators star againon property market Ray White Queensland CEO Tony Warland Premium Brisbane units in demand 12 Alaska Ave, Broadbeach Waters McGrath Qld manager Justin Marsden Belle Property head of Queensland Jon Iceton (JI) Noosa — Noosa proves itself to be better and better all the time. It has long been regarded as the holiday hotspot for prestige living on the Sunshine Coast. TW Minyama — There was a string of $4-$5 million sales on Minyama’s exclusive Mooloolah Island earlier this year as prestige buyers recognised the values of the waterfront addresses compared to pricier northern areas like Noosa and Sunshine Beach. RC Sunshine Beach — A relaxing beachside location, with pristine beaches and national parks for the semi-retired and for those wanting larger land. There is a renewed focus on prestige new builds and renovations in this highly desired location and with the upgrade to the Sunshine Coast airport, this will increase the reach to the Sunshine Coast. JM Noosa — Never missed a beat during the recent 12 months — still one of the key QLD lifestyle locations in demand. PA Ray White Queensland CEO Tony Warland (TW) Hendra — Reaping all the benefits of Ascot and racecourse road, Hendra is an up-and-coming suburb that is seeing an increase in renovations and multimillion-dollar new builds. DH Ascot — Ascot is a beautifully established inner city suburb that enjoys some of the best homes and investments in Queensland. This suburb displays some of the most iconic homes, and if you were to take a stroll along Sutherland Ave, referred to one of the best streets in Brisbane, you’d find the true beauty and architecture that it represents. TW Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty CEO Paul Arthur Ascot — Mirvac’s Ascot Green has brought high-end, contemporary living to the character streets of Ascot. It’s also brought the on-track lifestyle to Brisbane. When completed, the Kingsford Smith Drive upgrade, riverside promenade and cycle path will add to the amenity of the older suburb. RC Ascot — In demand for its highly sought-after tree lined streets, and the offerings of racecourse rd. Cafe lifestyle, this picturesque suburb has a perfect blend of community, heritage aesthetics and entertainment culture, home to some of Brisbane’s top-tier villas and large estates. JIMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours ago 95-99 MCCONNELL ST BULIMBA LJ Hooker Avnu Queensland Sales Leader Roger Carr BRISBANE SOUTH Norman Park — It has a large spread of housing with almost 3,000 properties and a wide variety of style of homes. From post-war to homes on bigger blocks through to riverfront properties with city views It is close to the CBD and, with infrastructure underway along Lytton Road, speed and access to the city will improve dramatically early next year when the upgrade is complete. DH Bulimba — Bulimba is loved by all those that live there and surround it. So attuned to riverside living and easy access to the city. TW Bulimba — Oxford Street bubbles with shoppers and gatherings of friends on the weekend while Riverside Park echoes with the laughter of kids. The enclave is a regular on the list of most-sought after riverside suburbs, offering a village lifestyle with all the amenities of the inner-city. Architecturally-designed statement homes are common throughout Bulimba but there’s still the odd Queenslander found through the quiet streets. RC Place CEO Damian Hackett GOLD COAST Manly — This leafy Bayside neighbourhood is never going out of style. With its relaxing yet changing demographic towards younger families, its cafes and eateries are at your disposal. Architectural new builds in keeping with the suburb’s tradition and charm, plus ongoing renovations of the traditional Queenslander are now the focus. JI Gumdale — Gumdale continues to increase their average sales price off the back of Chandler’s high demand. Although Gumdale is not solely acreage properties like Chandler, with a current average sales price of $920,000, and only 20 minutes from Brisbane CBD, they will be the next Brisbane suburb to be included in the $1 million club. BRISBANE WEST Chelmer — Riverfront opportunities, larger blocks and estates. A leafy green environment with a nice family community feel. DH Paddington — Everyone loves Paddington in the leafy western suburbs of Brisbane. It’s always been popular with prestige buyers. It’s only a short distance for professionals working in the city and has some of the best schools in Brisbane. TW Graceville — Beautiful homes grace beautiful streets throughout the suburb which is only five minutes by train to Indooroopilly and 20 minutes to Central. Stunning Queenslanders are only a short walk from the quaint retail strip which hosts fashion boutiques, popular cafes and Graceville’s grand old Regal Twin cinema. RC Brookfield — Only 16km from the CBD, making it one of the closest available acreage homesites suburbs to the city, the demand for these quality larger acreage residences never diminishes. The freedom of space and a semirural existence surrounded by other quality homes, and only minutes from all amenities just sets this suburb apart. With legacy way tunnel addition to the western freeway making it even easier to reach. JI Chelmer — Chelmer recorded a record growth in the last 12 month at 25.2% in its median house price. With the riverfront opportunities, larges blocks and a leafy green environment it has a nice family community feel to it. JM Chelmer — Especially the riverfront — a true ‘blue chip’ among the West. Should always be on point for discerning buyers PA MORE: Peabody heir lists Chelmer mansion RELATIVE affordability and a desirable lifestyle is seeing southeast Queensland’s prestige property market attract attention from all over Australia and the world.For the price of some three bedroom units in the Sydney CBD, you can buy a sprawling riverfront estate or a luxurious home by the beach.Like all blue-chip suburbs, prices are going up and new destinations are finding themselves on the radars of buyers.Six real estate industry experts share their hot tips on where to look if you have $1 million or more to spend in Brisbane, or on the Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast. MORE NEWS: ‘Out-of-towners’ boost prestige market 37 BALDWIN ST ASCOT Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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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 Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59 Looking down over the ocean at Noosa on the Sunshine Coast Picture: Istock McGrath Qld Manager Justin Marsden (JM) Place CEO Damian Hackett (DH) Mermaid Beach — The median house price can fluctuate dramatically in Mermaid Beach dependent on how many oceanfront properties change hands. Home to Hedges Ave, the millionaire’s row, the suburb epitomises coastal living and is the home and getaway of many of Queensland’s boardroom heavyweights. Attempts to extend the light rail along the highway would rejuvenate the retail strip. RC Brisbane’s million-dollar suburb boom LJ Hooker Avnu Qld Sales Leader Roger Carr (RC)last_img read more

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Steel Cut for SunStone’s First of Ten Expedition Ships

first_imgChina Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) held a steel cutting ceremony in Haimen on March 16 for the first of ten expedition vessels ordered by Miami-based expedition vessels provider SunStone Ships.Under the deal announced last year, the Chinese shipbuilder would construct four expedition ships for SunStone with options for six more vessels.The newbuild will feature Ulstein’s X-Bow design, with options for additional nine vessels to integrate the design as well.The hull will be built in accordance with polar class PC6 and complies with the notation Safe Return to Port and Virtual Anchorage, Ulstein said.The first ship of the batch will have the capacity to accommodate 255 persons including passengers and staff.The vessel will be operating for Aurora Expeditions, and has been named Greg Mortimer.The ice class 1A vessels will be 104 meters long and 18.2 meters wide, featuring up to 95 passenger cabins.last_img read more

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Jan De Nul Completes German Export Cable Operations

first_imgJan De Nul has completed the export cable installation works at the Trianel Windpark Borkum II and the Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farms in the German North Sea.The first two cables connect the Borkum Riffgrund 2 substation with the Dolwin Gamma converter, while the third connects Trianel Windpark Borkum II with the Dolwin Alpha converter station.The company’s cable laying vessel Willem de Vlamingh completed the installation of the cables at the end of April, with trenching support vessel Adhémar de Saint-Venant executing the cable protection works in mid-May by means of post-lay jet trenching using Jan De Nul’s UTV1200 trencher.The Greece-based cable manufacturer Hellenic Cable is currently terminating and testing the cable connections. Overall commissioning is planned in June/July this year.Last summer, Willem de Vlamingh identified and removed potential UXOs from the cable routes and in spring 2018 the vessel loaded the three cables with a total length of 26.4km in Greece.Trianel Windpark Borkum II will comprise 32 Senvion 6.2M152 turbines. The 203MW project is being developed as the second stage of the Trianel Windpark Borkum offshore wind farm, operational since 2015.Located next to Borkum Riffgrund 1, Ørsted’s 450MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm will comprise 56 MHI Vestas 8MW turbines.Both wind farms are scheduled to be fully commissioned in 2019.last_img read more

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Serena Williams coach launches five-week tournament amid pandemic

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians Serena Williams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou says his tennis academy will host a five-week tournament starting in May that will give players the chance to get back on court during the COVID-19 pandemic. The inaugural edition of the Ultimate Tennis Showdown – which aims to fill the gap in the tennis calendar created by the health crisis – will take place without fans at the facility in the south of France, and be broadcast live, organisers said in a statement on Saturday. The event will comply with local physical distancing requirements to ensure the safety of players, coaches and a limited number of UTS staff onsite, the statement added. The tennis season was suspended in March due to the coronavirus outbreak, which has infected more than 2.26 million people globally causing over 154,000 deaths. “The UTS is simply meant to be an alternative to what already exists,” tournament co-founder Mouratoglou, who coaches 23-times Grand Slam singles champion Williams among others, said in the statement. “It’s a platform created to showcase the incredible talent, athleticism and personalities of the wide range of players. “It offers a new and innovative approach, targeting a younger tennis audience and proposes a different way to distribute the money among the players.” The tournament will begin the weekend of May 16-17 and 10 matches will be held every weekend for five weeks, accounting for a total 50 matches throughout May and June. Australian Alexei Popyrin will take on world number 10 David Goffin in the opening match. The full list of players will be announced shortly, the organisers said. Fans will be able to listen to conversations between players and coaches and the code of conduct for players will be light to encourage them to express emotions more freely. “Fans watching at home will feel closer than ever before to the stars of tennis through our engaging format,” co-founder Alex Popyrin, the father of world number 103 Alexei, said. “There’s no doubt the UTS, with thrilling single matches and millions of US dollars in prize money, has the potential to be the world’s most exciting tennis competition.” Reuters/NAN.Tags: CoronavirusCOVID-19Serena Williamslast_img read more

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Cricket News Prithvi, Vihari get maiden Test call-up, Vijay, Kuldeep axed

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Young Mumbai opener Prithvi Shaw and Andhra middle-order batsman G Hanuma Vihari were on Wednesday included in the Indian team for the final two Test matches against England.Veteran opener Murali Vijay was axed after a disastrous show in the first two Tests while Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav made way for an additional batsman as a third spinner is not required in the seamer-friendly English conditions.Vijay bagged a ‘pair’ against England at the Lord’s and scored 20 and 6 in Birmingham. With Shikhar Dhawan and K L Rahul putting up a much-improved show, the axe was always looming large on the 34-year-old Tamil Nadu opener.Also Read | When it comes to preparation, Virat is similar to Tendulkar, says Ravi Shastri Also, his form outside the sub-continent has been wretched for sometime now even though he has a decent average of 39.33 across 59 Test matches. He has scored 3933 runs with 12 hundreds. There is a fair chance that Vijay has played his last Test at the Lord’s.The 18-year-old Prithvi, who had captained India U-19 to World Cup triumph earlier this year, is set to be rewarded for his consistent show in the first-class arena.Prithvi has scored 1418 runs in 14 first-class games with an average of 56.72 and seven centuries. He was one of the star performers along with Vihari and Mayank Agarwal during India A team’s recent tour of the UK.He scored 188 in a first-class game against West Indies A in Beckenham and recently scored 136 against South Africa A in Bengaluru.Vihari, a member of the 2012 U-19 World Cup team, has been a consistent scorer in Ranji Trophy and has also done well for India A in recent times.It is learnt that the Indian team management and the selectors feel that an extra batsman in these conditions won’t be of any harm.Vihari enjoys a phenomenal average of nearly 60 in 63 first-class games with 5142 runs and 15 hundreds to his credit.Read More | ENG vs IND, 3rd Test: India beat England by 203 runs, Virat Kohli dedicates win to Kerala flood victims His game is cut out for the longest format with good defensive technique. During the tour of UK, he scored 147 in a List A game against West Indies A. He also had a half century in a four-day ‘Test’ against the same opponents.Recently, he also scored 54 and 148 in the two ‘Tests’ against South Africa A side at home.The fourth Test will be played at Southampton from August 30 while the fifth match will start at the Oval in London from September 7.The Squad (for 4th and 5th Test): Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, K L Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Karun Nair, Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya, Ishant Sharma, Mohd. Shami, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Hanuma Vihari. last_img read more

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ICC World Cup ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: What must South Africa do to end poor form?

first_imghighlights Shikhar Dhawan has hit two centuries and a fifty in ICC events vs South Africa.South Africa has lost only once in World Cups to India.South Africa has lost both games in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. New Delhi: South Africa has gotten off to a bad start in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 with losses to both England and Bangladesh at The Oval. Their task will only get harder as their next encounter is against Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team. India has been in dominant form in ODIs in the last couple of seasons. In the 2018 bilateral series, India registered a comprehensive performance against South Africa as they won the six-match ODI series 5-1. In ICC events in the last four years, India has held the upper hand over South Africa, winning the 2015 World Cup clash as well as the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy.Heading into the contest, Kohli’s side is favourites against a Proteas side low on confidence. A loss for South Africa will be detrimental to their World Cup prospects while a win could get their campaign back on track. Here is what South Africa need to do if they have to beat India and get their campaign back on track. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Key factor: Tackle the spin of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal confidentlyIn the six-match ODI series in January 2018, South Africa was undone by the wrist spinning duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal. Kuldeep and Chahal took 17 and 16 wickets respectively and this was a major factor in India winning the series 5-1. In the game against England and Bangladesh, South Africa was undone by the discipline of the spinners. Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid bowled well while Shakib Al Hasan and Mehidy Hasan built pressure. If South Africa has to do well, they must tackle the spinners well.Key Factor: Kagiso Rabada must regain his death overs mojoIn the clashes against England and Bangladesh, South Africa conceded 86 runs in the last 10 overs. In both matches, Kagiso Rabada’s figures were 2/66 and 0/57. Rabada was the ultimate death overs bowler for Delhi Capitals in the IPL and it was his wicket-taking prowess combined with his pace and accuracy made him a stand-out. However, in this World Cup, his accuracy has been found wanting and he has not nailed the yorker frequently. Rabada’s ineffectiveness so far has hurt South Africa in the death overs.Key factor: Get Shikhar Dhawan out cheaplyWhen one looks at South Africa and their pain in ICC tournaments, only one man has been responsible for this. Shikhar Dhawan. His century in the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 in Cardiff was the beginning of the pain. In the 2015 World Cup, it was Dhawan’s century in Melbourne that helped India win for the first time against the Proteas in this tournament. In the 2017 Champions Trophy at The Oval, it was Dhawan’s half-century that knocked South Africa out. For South Africa, the plan must be simple, get rid of Dhawan cheaply and give themselves a big chance of winning.last_img read more

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FG May Name Abuja National Stadium after Keshi

first_imgAhead of his burial tentatively scheduled for July 27-29 in his ancestral home of Illah, Delta State, top government sources in Abuja revealed yesterday that a proposal to honour the late football legend has been tabled before the Presidency.The Abuja National Stadium specifically commissioned in 2003 to host the 8th All Africa Games is being touted to be the edifice that may be named after the illustrious ex footballer.A family source who spoke on condition of anonymity hinted that children of the late Keshi had asked the government to honour their father with a lasting legacy.“The final decision rest with the Federal Government but the family is aware that there are such plans”, a family source revealed yesterday.To give Keshi a befitting farewell, Youth and Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, has indicated that he or the Permanent Secretary of the ministry will now head the expanded committee for the burial of late soccer icon.Several state governments have already signified their intentions to be part of the burial. Among the states are Lagos, Cross River, Rivers and Keshi home states of Edo and Delta.The 20-man committee initially announced may have been expanded to 25 with several important sectors like the supports club, sports journalists, representatives of the NFF, all states indicative of participation in the burial, the Police, Civil Defence, Army and a strong team from his ancestral home in Illah all involved.Among the media men already touted to be in the committee are IAPS big wig, Mitchell Obi and former NFF Spokesman, Austin Mgbolu.The family is fully involved in the latest development and they have agreed that Keshi’s body will lie in state at the National Stadium in Abuja, from where it would be moved to Benin City for another lying in state. From the Edo State capital, the body will move to the Delta State capital Asaba, from where it will make its final journey to Illah for burial.Meanwhile, some of Nigeria’s ex-international now living in the Diaspora have opened a condolence register in remembrance of Keshi and Amodu Shaibu.According to a statement issued by the Nigeria Ex-international Footballers’ Association, (NEIFA) and signed by Paul Okoku, NEIFA’s President, Francis Moniedafe said the former footballers received the news of the passing of Keshi and Amodu with deep shock.While commiserating with the families of the deceased, Moniedafe said Keshi and Amodu touched the lives of many youngsters positively.“The president of the Nigerian Ex-International Footballers Association, (NEIFA), Francis Moniedafe, Dr. Femi Olukanni, Nathaniel Ogedegbe and Ikechukwu Ofoje and other NEIFA members wish to express our deepest sympathy to the families of the late Stephen Keshi and the late coach Amodu Shaibu over their sudden deaths.“We pour our grief in remembrance of them. You will be greatly missed in Nigeria and in the continent of Africa, particularly, in the circle of footballers’ fraternity and sporting world because you contributed immensely to youth development in football effortlessly. You also touched the lives of many young men, in many positive ways,” the statement concluded.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram * Dalung heads burial committee * Ex-players in Diaspora send condolencesDuro IkhazuagbeFor his contributions as both player and coach of the senior national team, the Federal Government may have concluded plans to name one of the national stadiums in the country after late former Super Eagles Head Coach, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi.Keshi, 54, died on June 8 in Benin City. He won the continent’s highest football prize, the Africa Cup of Nations, as a player and coach as well as qualified Nigeria for the FIFA World Cup and even equaled Eagles best ever performance.last_img read more

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