City couple snap up luxe home in quiet Brisbane suburb

first_imgCheck out the leafy outlook at 23 Cromwell Close, Brookfield.The previous highest price paid for a home at Cromwell Close was $885,000 in 2014, according to researcher CoreLogic.“The buyers are a busy couple that work in the city and wanted the peace and quiet,” Mr Juresic said.“They get that with this home which offers great privacy overlooking bushland, yet it’sonly around 13km to Brisbane’s CBD.”Located in the Kensington Estate, the home is on a 1010sq m allotment on a no-through road. More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019One of the bedrooms at 23 Cromwell Close, Brookfield.Mr Juresic said the house was beautifully renovated by the sellers, who had lived there for 19 years.“They raised their children there and then realised the home was too large for just the two of them,” he said. 23 Cromwell Close, Brookfield.The lure of a peaceful escape from the city grind has resulted in the record sale of a home in Brisbane’s leafy Brookfield.The four-bedroom, two-bathroom home at 23 Cromwell Close sold for $1.020 million a few weeks ago.NGU Real Estate’s Emil Juresic sold the double-storey home within a week of listing the property.last_img read more

Aasta Hansteen gas field officially open

first_imgNorway has officially opened the Aasta Hansteen offshore gas field, developed via the world’s largest and the country’s first spar platform.The Aasta Hansteen platform in the Norwegian Sea. (Photo: Roar Lindefjeld and Bo B. Randulff / Equinor)The Aasta Hansteen field, named after a Norwegian painter, writer, and early feminist, sits in the northern sector of the Norwegian Sea, 120 kilometers northwest of Norne and around 300 kilometers off the Nordland county coast.The Aasta Hansteen platform is Norway’s first spar platform in production. Spar is a cylindrical, partially submerged offshore drilling and production platform that is particularly well adapted to deepwater. Water depth at the Aasta Hansteen area is 1270 meters.The cylindrical substructure is floating 160 meters below the surface and is anchored with fiber rope and chain fastened to anchors on the seabed in the Norwegian Sea.From the opening of Aasta Hansteen in Sandnessjøen, with mayor Bård Anders Langø in Alstahaug municipality. State Secretary Rikard Gaarder Knutsen on the left. Photo: OEDCommenting at the official opening ceremony, State Secretary Rikard Gaarder Knutsen said: “I am happy to participate in the opening of the [Aasta] Hansteen field! The field is, like the women’s campaigner and painter Aasta Hansteen, a real pioneer. This is the first time we have been expanding into such deep water in Norway, it is the first Spar platform on the Norwegian shelf and it is the world’s largest of its kind.”The gas from Aasta Hansteen is transported by the Polarled pipeline to the Nyhamna terminal in Møre og Romsdal county.The ceremony on Wednesday, held in Sandnessjøen, marks the formal opening of the field, however, the Aasta Hansteen gas field first started producing back in December 2018.  The production was shut at one point in April due to a gas leak. While it remains unclear when the gas production was restarted exactly, some reports suggest the resumption date was April 17.Offshore Energy Today StaffSpotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Offshore Energy Today, established in 2010, is read by over 10,000 industry professionals daily. We had nearly 9 million page views in 2018, with 2.4 million new users. This makes us one of the world’s most attractive online platforms in the space of offshore oil and gas and allows our partners to get maximum exposure for their online campaigns. If you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today contact our marketing manager Mirza Duran for advertising options.last_img read more

Cricket News West Indies break 10 years of pain to win series against England

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: West Indies have been suffering a terminal decline in their Test cricketing fortunes ever since losing at home against Australia in 1995 which saw the end of their domination after 15 years. Since then, there have been plenty of downs and few ups for the Windies. Player disputes with the Board, the decline in the game’s popularity and continued poor results meant a bleak future for the West Indies. However, in the second Test at Antigua against England, all the gloom was erased by Jason Holder’s team as they defeated England by 10 wickets to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series after winning the first match in Barbados by 381 runs.If the Barbados Test was tagged as a one-off occasion, the result in Antigua came as Holder’s side played like a total unit on a pitch which demanded plenty of application from the batsmen while the bowlers ran riot. England was already on the back foot having been dismissed for 187 in the first innings, with only Jonny Bairstow (52) and Moeen Ali (60) showing some fight. In response, West Indies withstood some fierce bowling from James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Ben Stokes as they chipped away. Darren Bravo scored 50 and he was aided from knocks of 49 from Kraigg Brathwaite, 47 from John Campbell and 44 from Shai Hope. Shane Dowrich (31) and Jason Holder (22) ensured West Indies had taken a 119-run lead on a pitch favoring the bowlers.In the second innings, the duo of Kemar Roach and Holder decimated the England batting again. Roach, who had taken 4/30 in the first innings, once again was the chief destroyer as he picked up 4/52 and Holder picked up 4/43. Alzarri Joseph, who had lost his mother on the third day of the Test, showed his grit and strength to take the key wickets of Joe Root and Joe Denly as England were bowled out for 132. West Indies chased down 12 runs without losing a wicket as West Indies won the match to set off joyous celebrations in Antigua. The win was West Indies’ first in 10 years against England, having won in 2009 after Jerome Taylor’s haul of 5/11 helped them bowl England out for 51 in the Jamaica Test. West Indies held on for four tense draws as they won the five-match series 1-0. In 2015, West Indies had held England to a 1-1 draw while in the 2017 series, they won a match in England after a gap of 17 years.Holder, the skipper, spoke of the need for honesty after being whitewashed 0-2 in India in 2018. “After the Bangladesh tour there was a hard talk in the dressing room, and we needed some honesty. It’s been an up-and-down journey, for me personally, and for the team, but one that I have thoroughly enjoyed. I wouldn’t be here without my teammates, so they deserve all the credit,” Holder said. On the other hand, Root rued yet another collapse for England.“Scoring under 200 in both innings, it’s not going to win you many games. The toss could have made a difference, I would have bowled, but the Windies won the toss and made full use of it, and we didn’t do too well,” Root said.With West Indies eliminating a 10-year pain, Holder’s side is on the cusp of a 3-0 whitewash against England, something they have not achieved against England. West Indies, at their peak, achieved back-to-back 5-0 whitewashes against England in the 80s. highlights West Indies won a series against England after 10 years.In 2017, West Indies won a Test in England after 17 years.West Indies will be aiming to whitewash England 3-0.last_img read more

32Red -Director of Brand & Acquisition Gerry Murray – Maximising the reach of brand ambassadors

first_img Submit Wayne Rooney speaks from experience to support 32Red’s ‘Know Your Limits’ campaign April 8, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Rooney links with 32Red for ‘Stay In Control’ series January 2, 2020 32Red brands reports of educational data breach as “untrue and unfounded” January 20, 2020 Share Share Brand ambassadors and sponsorship deals are regularly used by betting operators as a key marketing strategy. However, maximising the reach of these deals is a conundrum that many are still yet to fully solve.With the recent acquisition of Carl Frampton, online casino and betting operator 32Red strengthened its already extensive portfolio of brand ambassadors, in the process affirming its strong partnership with one of the sport’s most decorated promoters, Frank Warren.  As a brand ambassador for 32Red, the featherweight fighter joins elite company alongside renowned jockeys Jamie Spencer, Paddy Brennan and Bryan Cooper, as well as his domestic boxing rival Josh Warrington.  Director of Brand & Acquisition at 32Red Gerry Murray underlined that in Frampton and Warrington 32Red have been “fortunate enough to align the brand with two successful boxers who have the unique ability to generate a loyal and passionate following, as well as having right mix of genuine talent which means they’ll be competing in meaningful fights and therefore give the brand the exposure that those events bring about.”The partnership between Warrington and 32Red is a natural one given that Warrington is very closely linked to the Leeds United fan-base, who are also partners with 32Red, added to that  both boxers are promoted by Frank Warren, whose events on BT Sport are sponsored by the online operator. Detailing further why both Frampton and Warrington  fit well with 32Red’s wider sponsorship portfolio and strategy, Murray credited both sportsmen with possessing “engaging personalities” which he stated reflects the brand in a “positive way.”Murray also described how 32Red ensures that its portfolio of sponsorship deals are utilised to the full potential, lauding athletes from boxing and racing in the process: “Currently, the two areas where we have individual endorsement deals are racing and boxing and fortunately these are two sports where those involved are happy to work with sponsors collaboratively. “That’s certainly the case with the jockeys and boxers we work with. As long as we’re sensitive to the fact that their ‘day job’ takes precedence, then we rarely struggle to get access for the production of content or sponsored events.“We also make a conscious decision to plan on securing deals in sports we believe provide the right audience and platform for us and then we stick with these. We’ve done that over a number of years with racing sponsorships, our football club sponsorships have been multi-season agreements and more recently we’ve replicated that with boxing. By agreeing longer term partnerships we can dedicate budget and resource to these partnerships and try and build a consistent association with the property over time. We’ve generally found that this approach is far more effective than one off, ad hoc event deals.”32Red’s sponsorship deals also extend into the sport of football, as prime sponsors of Rangers FC, Leeds United FC and Swansea City FC. Murray explained why 32Red specifically chose these clubs to associate with: “There’s a number of reasons these club sponsorships work well for us. First and foremost, 32Red is primarily a casino focused brand and football offers the highest volume opportunity to reach an audience who over-index for the likelihood to play casino games.“Secondly, all the teams we’ve worked with have a significant fanbase which clearly gives us a great platform to build on. This naturally means regular televised games, high matchday attendances and a large and active social following. All ticks when we’re looking at partnerships in football or any sport.“We’ve then tried to be focused on securing deals with teams who have the ability to dominate their local and regional sports media – this means that we’ll naturally pick up a significant amount of branding across TV, Print and digital all year round. 32Red rarely go a day without appearing on the back page of the Scottish papers or The Yorkshire Evening Post as a result of the Leeds and Rangers deals and that wasn’t a fluke.“Effective measurement of sponsorships is always a discussion point, but by getting those elements right, we’ve seen growth in the regional areas around our sponsorships outstrip UK growth overall, so we’re confident in the impact this is having on the business.”Murray then went onto emphasise how 32Red maximises the benefits of being a prime sponsor for football clubs with such ardent supporters: “It’s got to be about trying to strike the right balance between delivering your commercial objectives and appreciating the emotional link the fans have with the club you’re sponsoring. “We obviously want Leeds fans to open an account with 32Red, but rather than just bombard their database with standard offers, we try and tailor those to ensure they’re relevant to the fanbase and also rotate them with less overtly ‘direct response’ content. When we do run a promotion to their fans, we want them to be open to hearing what we have to say, as opposed to sick of the sight of the same old  ‘sign-up now’ message.“I think Leeds is a good example of how we’ve made that work. You may have noticed the 32Red logo isn’t in red on the Leeds shirts due to their rivalry with Man United. That wasn’t a lightly taken decision, but it got us off on the right foot. Supporting Josh Warrington, who has a huge following from Leeds fans was also important. While it worked strategically for us, it also showed we were looking to develop a proper relationship with sports fans in Leeds and opened up a lot of content opportunities – particularly with the potential of a Word Title fight at Elland Road for Josh in 2018.”As prime partner of Rangers, 32Red also takes great pride in sponsoring ‘The Big Sleep Out’ an initiative that Rangers Charity Foundation and the fans all show tremendous support for, Murray expressed that: “We receive a positive benefit on the business from an association with the club and therefore it’s only appropriate that when we’re asked to help support an initiative for a great cause, that we step up and do our bit where we can. I wouldn’t however see this as ‘part of our sponsorship’, this is just a natural consequence of having a positive relationship with Rangers and their fans.”last_img read more