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Botanica Residences by ARIA Property Group. Picture: SuppliedMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours ago“ Further, the finishes and attention to detail within our apartments are unparalleled,” he said.UDIA Qld President Stephen Harrison said the national president’s award “crowns this development the best in the country” with Botanica Residences now a benchmark for urban renewal.“The project includes impressive sustainability features such as the application of 120 solar panels installed as a vertical facade treatment and this, combined with fantastic resident amenities, such as private dining and cinema rooms with indoor/outdoor health and wellbeing facilities won the judges over.” UDIA AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE WINNERS: Botanica Residences by ARIA Property Group has Queensland’s largest green wall. Picture: SuppliedThe coveted award came after Botanica Residences picked up the gong for the best high density development in the country – a category where it went up against Anadara & Alexander – Lendlease’s Barangaroo South project in New South Wales and Piccolo’s Upper House project in Victoria.The project – which has been completed on the corner of Edmondstone and Boundary Streets in South Brisbane – has 179 apartments across 20 levels, and some of the best green credentials around including Enviro-Development accreditation from the UDIA, full 6 leaf certification and UDIA national president Michael Corcoran said the awards recognised the ‘best of the best’ in an industry dedicated to producing the best possible products for home buyers, surrounding communities and the environment. PRESIDENT’S AWARD: Botanica Residences by ARIA Property Group QLD CATEGORY WINNERS: Affordable Development: Lifestyle Hastings by Lifestyle Communities VIC Environmental Excellence: Osprey Waters by Mirvac WA High Density Development: Botanica Residences by ARIA Property Group QLD Urban Renewal: Tonsley by Renewal SA Seniors Living: Mark Moran Vaucluse by Mark Moran Group NSW Medium Density Development: The Barkly by ID_Land VIC Residential Development: Fairwater by Frasers Property Australia NSW Masterplanned Development: Blakes Crossing by Lendlease SA (Source: UDIA Awards for Excellence 2017) Botanica Residences by ARIA Property Group: UDIA National President’s Award winner. Picture: Supplied Botanica Residences by ARIA Property Group is the country’s best development project, taking out the top gong at the UDIA National Awards for Excellence. Picture: SuppliedA 20-LEVEL Brisbane apartment project has been named the best development in the country, winning a coveted national award ahead of hundreds of others.ARIA Property Group’s South Brisbane project, Botanica Residences, was won the Urban Development Institute President’s Award, making it the best of the best of around 500 projects across the country. Aria Property Group managing director Tim Forrester, UDIA national president Michael Corcoran and Aria Property Group design manager Simon White at the UDIA national awards where Botanica Residences took the top gong. Picture: SuppliedAria Property Group design manager Simon White said the team was “extremely proud” and “delighted” with the awards.“We are delighted that our unwavering commitment to quality has been recognised in this forum. We were even more honoured to win The President’s Award which is the highest accolade bestowed by the UDIA, representing the Best of the Best in all developments and categories.”He said Aria was a strong believer in delivering the highest quality amenity for residents including its exclusive residents’ rooftop clubs with private dining rooms, theatres, gyms and yoga spaces.
The 23-year-old Northern Irishman would be eligible for selection by either Great Britain or Ireland, but may opt out instead for fear of upsetting people with his choice. But Dawson believes there may be a way to make life easier for McIlroy and others, saying: “Because of Rory’s history of playing for Ireland at amateur level and World Cup level, there may be an Olympic regulation that because you played in a previous world championship for a certain country, that has to carry with you.” He added: “Does the World Cup count as a world championship? Golf isn’t structured the way other sports are.” McIlroy has twice played in the World Cup for Ireland – both times alongside fellow Northern Irishman Graeme McDowell – and Dawson added: “I would very much like to take this burden of choice away from the player if we can possibly find a way because it’s not fair. “The last thing we want is the player to worry about it.” In September last year, McIlroy released an open letter on his Twitter account in response to quotes attributed to him which said he felt “more British than Irish”. “I am in an extremely sensitive and difficult position and I conveyed as much in a recent newspaper interview,” he wrote at the time. “I am a proud product of Irish golf and the Golfing Union of Ireland. I am also a proud Ulsterman who grew up in Northern Ireland which is part of the United Kingdom. That is my background and always will be. “I receive great support from both Irish and British fans alike and it is greatly appreciated.” R&A chief executive Peter Dawson would like to take the pressure off Rory McIlroy’s decision of who to represent at the 2016 Olympics. Press Association
Unibet backs #GoRacingGreen as lead racing charity July 28, 2020 Share The governance of Stockholm-listed European online gambling operator Kindred Group Plc has moved to file a lawsuit against Lotteri-og Stiftelsestilsynet (Lotteritilsynet) – Norway’s national gambling and lottery authority.Kindred has accused Lotteritilsynet of conducting unfair restrictions and regulatory overreach on its business services, including the blocking payment transfers and sanctioning a ban on Kindred apps listing on the Apple App Store for Norway.The lawsuit against Lotteritilsynet is filed by Kindred Group’s Malta MGA holding company Trannel International Ltd, with Kindred governance represented by Oslo law firm Glittertind AS.Anders Ryssdal, Partner at Glittertind, has confirmed to Norwegian national broadcaster NRK (NRK.no) that Kindred ‘has no choice but to move ahead with its lawsuit’, stating that his client’s services had been unfairly targeted by Lotteritilsynet actions.During H1 2018 trading, a Norwegian ‘parliamentary coalition’ demanded that an under pressure Lotteritilsynet significantly toughen its stance on unlicensed online gambling operators deemed to be targeting Norway’s consumers and undermining the funding of state-owned gambling enterprises Norsk Rikstoto and Norsk Tipping.Lotteritilsynet would enforce its strictest controls to date on bank/payment transfers, IP blocking, penalties, and further advertising restrictions, which saw the regulator demand that tech giant Apple remove all-gambling related apps from its Norway App Store (August 2018).In its filing, Kindred and Glittertind state that Lotteritilsynet actions had ‘exceeded its power of attorney’ by involving Apple a US technology firm to sanction a restriction aiding its own political purposes.With regards to payments, Glittertind charges Lotteritilsynet of ‘overreach in its regulatory conduct’, stating that it had enforced unfair blocks on a number ‘foreign intermediaries’ processing transactions with Norwegian banks, a service which does not infringe on Lotteritilsynet gambling monopoly framework. Mace launches EQ Connect to solve the industry’s ‘single view’ conundrum on identifying risk August 10, 2020 Related Articles Kindred marks fastest route to ‘normal trading’ as it delivers H1 growth July 24, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Share
Klopp admitted he will speak to Van Dijk about maintaining his concentration at St. Mary’s, but expects him to rise above the baiting.“We are all human beings, we are influenced by circumstances. It will not be a normal game, how can it be?“I think how football fans are, they want to disturb everything we try to do to help their team and they will whistle.“Is it nice? I don’t think so. Will it have influence? I don’t think so.”However, Van Dijk is far from the only former Saint set to feature for Liverpool on Sunday.Nathaniel Clyne, Dejan Lovren, Adam Lallana and Sadio Mane have all followed the same route north to Anfield in recent seasons, whilst Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain also starting his career at Southampton before joining Liverpool from Arsenal in August.And Klopp believes rather than anger, some Southampton fans might be grateful for the hundreds of millions their club has cashed in on from Liverpool.“I don’t think Southampton will say we have stolen him. It was a really public deal,” Klopp said in reference to the Van Dijk signing.“They may say thank you for all the money they have.”However, Klopp believes Liverpool’s persistent interest in Southampton players is a testament to Saints’ academy.“There are a few good players from there so maybe we should have a scouting department at Southampton,” Klopp joked.“It shows the good work they do down there.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Virgil Van Dijk has had a difficult start to his Liverpool career © AFP/File / PAUL ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 9 – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp expects a frosty reception for Virgil Van Dijk when the world’s most expensive defender returns to Southampton for the first time since his £75 million January move.Despite Van Dijk scoring the winner in an FA Cup Merseyside derby on debut against Everton, the Dutchman hasn’t had an easy start to his Liverpool career with Klopp’s men failing to win in his last three appearances against Swansea, West Brom and Tottenham.