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Waterfront home with exclusive river access

first_imgInside 61 Gillian St, Norman Park.The architecturally designed home is set over three levels on a 1,087sq m waterfront block. Mr Ward said the home had to feel open and spacious to allow for light and ventilation. “We wanted total natural light from sun-up to sundown,” he said. 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 2020The master suite at 61 Gillian St, Norman Park.“And full access to the children – that’s why there’s such a big void throughout the levels of the home. Inside 61 Gillian St, Norman Park.Other features include the in-ground swimming pool and poolside deck, media room, gym room, wine cellar and private jetty and pontoon. 61 Gillian St, Norman ParkDesigned with uncompromising quality, 61 Gillian St, Norman Park is a luxurious inner-city home. A bird’s eye view of 61 Gillian St, Norman Park.“We wanted to have constant contact with them, no matter where they were in the house.”The impressive home has five bedrooms, including a master suite with walk-in wardrobe and ensuite, four bathrooms and two-car garage, indoor kitchen plus an additional outdoor kitchen for entertaining. The home at 61 Gillian St, Norman Park.Mr Ward said the family had enjoyed making use of the property’s waterfront position.“It’s so handy having water access,” Mr Ward said.“Our boys ride their tinnies to and from school. The home at 61 Gillian St, Norman Park.Owners Austin and Angela Ward said it was the size and position of the land that prompted them to buy the former Fleming Boat Building Yard 13 years ago, and build their dream home. Direct water access from 61 Gillian St, Norman Park.“We also have a house over on Moreton Island, and we just jump on the boat from our backyard and off we go.”Mr Ward said his favourite part of the house was the rear deck overlooking the water.“We’re surrounded by mangroves, so the home is very private and peaceful. “It feels like your own resort, like you’re somewhere remote.“It’s like an inner-city getaway.”last_img read more

Naspers buys into Brazilian media

first_img8 May 2006South African media giant Naspers has acquired 30% of Abril, the largest magazine publisher in Brazil and one of the largest media companies in Latin America, for the sum of US$422-million (R2.5-billion).The purchase gives Naspers a stake in the growing Brazilian media market as well as in strong emerging markets worldwide, Naspers said on Monday.“The acquisition is in line with Naspers’s strategy to expand into new markets,” the company said.“In particular, the group is focused on the BRICSA countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South and sub-Saharan Africa), which present attractive growth opportunities.To date, Naspers has had some success in establishing a presence in China. This transaction will establish a solid presence in Brazil.“Brazil is an attractive market, where strong economic growth is expected to drive domestic media growth. The acquisition also provides Naspers with the opportunity to apply its expertise in emerging markets.”Big in BrazilAbril has a 54% share of magazine circulation and 58% of magazine advertising revenues in Brazil, and publishes five of the top 10 magazine titles in that country. Its flagship newsweekly, Veja, is the fourth-highest-selling weekly in the world. It has a circulation of some 1.1-million and an average readership of 8-million – the largest of any magazine not owned by a US-based group in the world.Abril also owns a pay-television network and is Brazil’s leading educational book publisher.Abril will use the proceeds of the sale to reduce debt and fund business expansion, Naspers said.After the transaction, the Civita family will hold 70% of Abril and Naspers 30%. Naspers will fund the deal from existing cash resources. Abril’s current management team, headed by chairperson and CEO Robert Civita, will continue to lead the company.Naspers is a multinational media company with principal operations in electronic media – including internet publishing and pay television – and print media, including publishing, printing and the distribution of magazines, newspapers and books.The company’s most significant operations are in South Africa, where it generates about 72.7% of its revenue, with other significant operations elsewhere in sub-Saharan Africa, Greece, Cyprus, the Netherlands, the US, Thailand and China.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Geocachers Guard Nature as Citizen Scientists – Geocaching.com’s Lost & Found Video

first_imgYour next geocaching adventure can help save the environment from a multi-billion dollar scourge, invasive species.  Scientists at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado created a website called, CitSci.org.  They’re calling all geocachers to help track the spread of species which damage the natural environment. It’s a global project, that begins just outside your front door.You can find more information on Citizen Science by clicking the image below.Citsci.org There are many more geocaching adventures. Take a look at all the Lost & Found videos here.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint Related”Scuba Geocaching” A Geocaching.com Lost & Found VideoOctober 5, 2010In “Community””Desert Geocaching” A Geocaching.com Lost & Found VideoNovember 16, 2010In “Community””4×4 Geocaching” A Geocaching.com Lost & Found VideoAugust 31, 2010In “Community”last_img read more

ISL: FC Pune City appoint Miguel Angel Portugal as their head coach

first_imgIndian Super League (ISL) side FC Pune City on Thursday announced that Miguel Angel Portugal would take over as the head coach of the club for the upcoming season.Portugal will be joined by his assistant Gonzalo Yarza in preparations to lead the Stallions to glory in the upcoming season.After getting the Spanish manager to sign the dotted lines, FC Pune City CEO Gaurav Modwel said, “In Miguel Angel, I believe we have a head coach who, with his philosophy and preference to play an attacking brand of football, will embrace the style and quality of players we have at our club.”Commenting on his appointment, Miguel Angel said, “I had a very good experience of India and the ISL last season and I was very impressed with the organisation, facilities, stadiums, fan support and therefore coming back to ISL was a very easy decision for me.The club is delighted to announce that Miguel Angel Portugal will be the head coach of FC Pune City for season 5 of the Hero @IndSuperLeague #BleedOrange #RakhtKesari pic.twitter.com/0MwjvuSqlyFC Pune City (@FCPuneCity) August 9, 2018″I watched FC Pune City last season and I can say that the training facilities that they have are surely one of the best in the country.”The 62-year-old took over reins of Spanish second-division club Granada CF in May 2018 after spending 2017-18 season with Delhi Dynamos FC.Speaking on the players at his disposal, he said, “There is an abundance of top-class talent at the Club and I look forward to joining the squad soon.advertisement”The club has retained the core players from last season that qualified for the playoffs and has made very capable additions to the squad. I believe we have a strong team that can challenge for the title this season.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more