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Chinese buyers looking property during New Year celebrations

first_imgHarcourts Coastal director of international marketing, Ray Wei, said he handled about up to 20 new Chinese buyers a week on the Gold Coast. Picture: Jerad WilliamsGOLD Coast real estate agents are gearing up for an influx of wealthy Chinese property buyers this weekend flying in to celebrate Chinese New Year.With many Chinese tourist staying on the Glitter Strip, property experts say up to half will inspect a property during their stay. Hope Island is the number one suburb on the Coast among Chinese property seekers over the past six months with more than 550 searches, according to realestate.com.au.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North12 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoIt ranked seventh in Queensland with the Brisbane suburb of Carindale leading the search charge.Harcourts Coastal agent Sally O’Neill said half of her property inquiry in Hope Island came from potential Chinese buyers.“They’re especially interested in the high-end properties,” she said.“They like the fact that they’re in gated enclaves as they can then go back to China and know their house is safe and secure.”Harcourts Coastal director of international marketing, Ray Wei, said he handled about up to 20 new Chinese buyers a week on the Gold Coast.He said the golfing, fishing and boating lifestyle at Hope Island as well as the security and its proximity to Brisbane made the suburb attractive to Chinese buyers.last_img read more

Lady Tigers Tame Lady Bulldogs In VB Action

first_imgNext the Bulldogs welcome the Lady Lions from Rushville on Tuesday (9-9) with a 5 PM JV Start.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jody Thomas. The Lawrenceburg Lady Tigers defeated The Batesville Lady Bulldogs in Varsity Volleyball play 25-21, 23-25, 25-16, 22-25, 15-12.Batesville vs Lawrenceburg Varsity VB (9-2)The Lady Tigers JV also won 25-10, 25-20.Batesville vs Lawrencburg JV VB (9-2)Freshman lose to Tigers 25-16, 25-19.Batesville cannot defend its home court against a strong Tiger program, but not without a barn burner of a fight. Varsity match is all a volleyball fan could want: Full sets, point swings & cliff hangers… but Lawrenceburg gets the rare win in five at the Dog House.last_img read more

STAG Nations Cup Football to restart on Sunday at Grove

first_imgFOLLOWING unprecedented rainfall during the Christmas season, which resulted in the organisers of the STAG Nations Cup knock-out football championships having to halt proceedings, competition is set to restart on Sunday with the final two round-of-16 matches.Teams from five associations (Berbice, East Demerara, Georgetown, East Bank and West Demerara), affiliated to the Guyana Football Federation (GFF), have been battling one another from December 14 when action got underway for a place in the final with a top prize of $2M at stake.Second place attracts $1M while third place will get $500 000 and fourth, $300 000.On Sunday evening, Grove Hi Tech will play New Amsterdam United in the feature match at 20:00hrs with Den Amstel matching skills with Ann’s Grove in the curtain-raiser, the respective winners booking the final two quarter-final spots.Already through to the quarters are Western Tigers who have earned a date with Pouderoyen, while Santos will tangle with Uitvlugt Warriors. Police will battle the winner of the Grove Hi Tech/New Amsterdam United clash and Riddim Squad will oppose the winner of the Ann’s Grove/Den Amstel match-up.Teams walking the plank are Mahaicony Thunderhawks, Flamingo, Golden Stars, Young Achievers, Northern Rangers, Kuru Kururu Warriors, Cougars, Rosignol United, Herstelling Raiders and Mahaica Determinators.STAG Nations Cup 2016/17Final round-of-16 matches – Sunday January 15, 2016Mt Teams Time Venue11. Ann’s Grove vs Den Amstel 18:00hrs Grove Community Centre Gr.12. Grove Hi Tech vs NA United 20:00hrs “Quarter Finals – Sunday January 22, 201613. Santos vs Uitvlugt Warriors 18:00hrs Leonora14. Western Tigers vs Pouderoyen 20:00hrs “Quarter Finals – Wednesday January 25, 201615. Riddim Squad vs Winner of 11 19:00hrs GDF16. Police vs Winner of 12 21:00hrs “Semi Finals – Sunday January 29, 2016 GDFThird Place – Sunday February 5, 2016 TBDFinal Sunday February 5, 2016 TBDlast_img read more

Around the ACC: Check out key games in the ACC landscape this weekend

first_img Published on September 9, 2016 at 12:16 am Contact Justin: jmatting@syr.edu | @jmattingly306 Facebook Twitter Google+ This weekend, two Atlantic Coast Conference squads take on ranked teams when Virginia takes on No. 24 Oregon and Virginia Tech takes on No. 17 Tennessee. Check out the rest of the action this weekend.No. 3 Florida State (1-0) vs. Charleston Southern (1-1)Florida State was in danger of going 0-1 to start the season, trailing 28-13 at halftime to Ole Miss. But Deondre Francois led a big comeback in crunch time, totaling 419 yards in the air and another 59 on the ground. The Seminoles will face a lighter opponent in Week 2 as Charleston Southern travels to Tallahassee, Florida.Game time: Saturday at 12:30 p.m.TV: ACC NetworkBetting line: OddsShark.com does not have any odds posted for the game.SU week opponent: The Orange plays Florida State in Week 12.No. 2 Clemson (1-0) vs. Troy (1-0)AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLike Florida State, Clemson received a scare in Week 1 from an SEC opponent. Unlike the Seminoles, however, the Tigers faced unranked Auburn. They held on to win, 19-13, on the road, but will try and work out some kinks against Troy.Game time: Saturday at 12:30 p.m.TV: ACC NetworkBetting line: Clemson -35.5SU week opponent: The Orange plays Clemson in Week 10.Duke (1-0) vs. Wake Forest (1-0)Duke won its fifth straight season opener by beating NC Central, 49-6, in a commanding triumph. Wake Forest also posted a “1” in the win column in the first week, but did so in different style. Despite just 175 yards of total offense, the Demon Deacons beat Tulane, 7-3. Saturday’s contest is the only ACC-on-ACC action this week.Game time: Saturday at 3:30 p.m.TV: ESPNUBetting line: Duke -5SU week opponent: The Orange plays Wake Forest in Week 6 and does not play Duke this year.No. 24 Oregon (1-0) vs. Virginia (0-1)It was a rough start to the season for Virginia, losing to area rival Richmond, 37-20, at home. Things aren’t getting any easier for the Cavaliers, despite decent quarterback play, as they travel to Oregon this week to face the No. 24-ranked Ducks.Game time: Saturday at 10:30 p.m.TV: ESPNBetting line: Oregon -24.5SU week opponent: The Orange does not play Virginia this year.Illinois (1-0) vs. North Carolina (0-1)North Carolina came into the season ranked No. 22 in the country but couldn’t hold on to beat then-No. 18 Georgia at home. The Tar Heels led 24-14 in the second half before Georgia’s run game, which totaled 289 yards, got to the UNC defense. Larry Fedora’s squad will look to get its first win Saturday on the road against former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith’s Fighting Illini.Game time: Saturday at 7:30 p.m.TV: Big Ten NetworkBetting line: UNC -7.5SU week opponent: The Orange does not play North Carolina this year.No. 25 Miami (1-0) vs. Florida Atlantic (1-0)Miami, led by former Georgia head coach Mark Richt, crept into the national rankings this week after a dominating 70-3 win over Florida A&M. Hurricanes quarterback Brad Kaaya threw four touchdown passes and Miami set a school record with 42 third-quarter points.Game time: Saturday at 6 p.m.TV: ACC NetworkBetting line: Miami -24SU week opponent: The Orange does not play Miami this year.Pittsburgh (1-0) vs. Penn State (1-0)In a Pennsylvania battle, Pittsburgh and Penn State will square off at Heinz Field. Both teams are coming off strong Week 1 performances. Pittsburgh topped Villanova, 28-7, while the Nittany Lions, after honoring controversial former head coach Joe Paterno pregame, topped Kent State.Game time: Saturday at NoonTV: ESPNBetting line: Pitt -5SU week opponent: The Orange plays Pittsburgh in Week 13, the final week of the season.Massachusetts (0-1) vs. Boston College (0-1)The last time Boston College won a football game, Pope Francis was in the United States and Syracuse had just lost to LSU in the Carrier Dome. It’s been 350 days. But the Eagles are favored by 17 points Saturday against Bay State rival Massachusetts.Game time: Saturday at NoonTV: ESPN3Betting line: Boston College -17SU week opponent: The Orange plays Boston College in Week 8.East Carolina (1-0) vs. N.C. State (1-0)Following one of the tighter ACC preseason starting quarterback battles, NC State got off to a solid start in Week 1 with a 48-14 win over William & Mary. Now the Wolfpack heads to East Carolina for an in-state battle against the Pirates.Game time: Saturday at NoonTV: ESPNUBetting line: NC State -5.5SU week opponent: The Orange plays NC State in Week 11.Georgia Tech (1-0) vs. Mercer (1-0)There’s only one team in the ACC that’s undefeated in conference play — the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. They won the only ACC game played so far. Now it’s on to Mercer in Week 2 but Tech will be shorthanded come Saturday as running backs Dedrick Mills and KirVonte Benson have been suspended for the game.Game time: Saturday at 3 p.m.TV: ACC NetworkBetting line: OddsShark.com does not have any odds posted for the game.SU week opponent: The Orange does not play Georgia Tech this year.No. 17 Tennessee (1-0) vs. Virginia Tech (1-0)New Virginia Tech head coach Justin Fuente got his first win in Week 1 with a 36-13 victory over in-state foe Liberty. But Fuente will take his Hokies team to Bristol, Tennessee on Saturday to face the No. 17 Tennessee Volunteers, who escaped an upset bid from Appalachian State in Week 1.Game time: Saturday at 8 p.m.TV: ABCBetting line: Tennessee -11.5SU week opponent: The Orange plays Virginia Tech in Week 7. Commentslast_img read more