We’re going international for this week’s ad of the week, to the US, where food delivery service DoorDash has been very quick on the draw with its coronavirus response.It’s launched an initiative called #OpenForDelivery, in order to remind Americans that though they can no longer go out for meals, they can still support the sector and enjoy delicious food.The ad shows some empty restaurants, with a poignant voiceover reminding viewers of the good times they’ve had while out to dinner. But, he says, the kitchens are still busy in these places. “They’re still there for you. Now you can be there for them.”The ad is perfectly pitched, impressively shot and edited (one assumes it was done quickly) and relays an important message to potentially confused consumers. Let’s have a UK equivalent soon, please.
The luxury property at 15 Southern Cross Drive.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus22 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market22 hours agoAlso on the Gold Coast another waterfront property got traction online with 51 Barrier Reef Drive, Mermaid Waters getting the second highest amount of views for the week. The six bedroom, four bathroom home features sweeping riverfront views that is viewable throughout the expansive property.It also features a video-intercom system, in-ceiling speakers and a stylish interior design described as “urban industrial”. The luxury home at 15 Southern Cross Drive.The riverfront, seven bedroom, eight bathroom home has a temperature controlled wine cellar, a 10 metre pool and pontoon for easy access to the river. The four floor home also has a rooftop deck and a garage with enough room for 12 cars. Cronin Island has less than 40 properties and is connected to neighbouring Chevron Island via its single street. Luxury on a budget.It is available at just a fraction of the other most viewed Gold Coast properties, and has a price of $419,000 through Professionals Surfers Paradise. The luxury property at 15 Southern Cross Drive.The home is available through The Agency and has an asking price of $13,800,000. 51 Barrier Reef Drive.The home will go under the hammer at an auction on Saturday, January 20 and it is open for inspection through Hardcourts Broadbeach Mermaid. The next most viewed for the week is an expansive acreage property on the outskirts of Mackay.The four-bedroom, two bathroom home at 1007 Mackay-Eungella Road in Pleystowe sits on a 5.34 acre block just 12 minutes from Mackay. Acreage outside Mackay.It will go on auction on Monday, January 29 through Explore Property Mackay. The next most viewed property is further north in the Moreton Bay Region. This property at 15 Southern Cross Drive on the Gold Coast was the most viewed Queensland property for the week.An expansive home on a tiny island topped the list for the most viewed property in Queensland this week according to realeastate.com.au figures, and it is easy to see why. The property at 15 Southern Cross Drive at Cronin Island on the Gold Coast is one of the most exclusive properties in the city. 24 Caesar Road at Ferny Hills.The four bedroom, two bathroom home at 24 Caesar Road, Ferny Hills features an expansive timber deck overlooking a large garden filled with greenery.It is available through Coronis Arana Hills with a price tag of offers above $559,000.Its back to the Gold Coast for the fifth most viewed property of the week.A townhouse unit at 2/103 Salerno Street, Surfers Paradise in the Isle of Capri.The two storey townhouse has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a private courtyard in a complex that has a pool, spa, sauna and gym. Acreage outside Mackay.It features paddocks, water troughs and three equestrian stables as well as a 650 sq m industrial workshop.
The Netherlands missed an “opportunity” when it failed to create a cross-border pensions vehicle straightaway after the introduction of new European legislation, according to Sjoerd Gunnewijk, chair of the €1.2bn Dutch pension fund for BP, which plans to relocate to Belgium this year.In an interview with IPE sister publication Pensioen Pro, Gunnewijk said BP decided to establish its pan-European scheme in Belgium because the country had already moved to support the creation of cross-border pension schemes.He said BP wanted to combine local pensions activities to cut costs and improve governance.“As a result, financing, asset management and part of the governance can be carried out centrally, and we don’t need to hire investment consultants in the Netherlands any longer,” he said. BP’s pension funds in Ireland, Spain and Switzerland have joined the new pan-European scheme.In the interview with Pensioen Pro, Paul Koole, a board member at BP’s Dutch pension fund, said he expected the “Belgian route” would be particularly attractive for financially strong multinational companies, “as the Belgian regulator demands a guarantee from the sponsor”.Gunnewijk, meanwhile, took pains to emphasise the BP scheme was not “running away” from the Netherlands.“We don’t have problems with the new financial assessment framework or supervisor DNB, although we have spent a lot of money and time implementing all the new regulations in recent years,” he said. “The same goes for the reduction of tax-facilitated pensions accrual, which made it impossible for us to keep our final salary arrangements.”The chairman added that Dutch fiscal rules – as well as the social and labour-related aspects of the Dutch Pensions Act – would still apply to its pension rights in Belgium.When asked about the advantages of the cross-border plan, Gunnewijk cited the increased sponsor guarantee, comprising an additional contribution to a funding level of 110%, as well the lower threshold for indexation.“The latter was made possible by the lower discount rate for liabilities, which increases the chance of extra returns,” he said.Gunnewijk also confirmed that the pension fund would not raise its risk profile under Belgian rules.The BP scheme’s works council (OR), as well as its accountability council, have already approved the planned relocation, which now awaits the green light from both countries’ regulators.Gunnewijk is to become chairman of BP’s European pension fund, while Koole will join its board.The rest of the Dutch scheme’s board is to form a pension-rights advisory council for the pan-European scheme, replacing the accountability council in the Netherlands.
Former cricketer Matthew Hayden’s home in Chandler.Belle Property Samford and Cashmere principal Colin Hatch said location and lifestyle were the two main reasons people moved to the area, but high profile residents moved there purely for the privacy.“That’s why they live out here,” he said.“They’re not pretentious. They come out here and like the comfort of knowing they don’t have people in their backyards spying on them.“There are homes here with driveways you wouldn’t even know how to find.”Mr Hatch said many people also wanted to “live the dream of being a city farmer”.“Everyone has the dream of the five acre block with the babbling brook and being able to go down to the creek and check the yabbies,” he said.“It’s being in the country without being in the country.“A lot of people move out here to have animals … and many are very organic in terms of growing their own food.”But Mr Hatch said property had become less affordable than it was five years ago.“The average sale is around the $1.1 million mark, with land prices increasing dramatically because of the shortage of land,” he said.Brisbane Real Estate principal Benjamin Smith, who negotiated the sale of Laura Geitz’s new home, said the acreage market had been subdued for a number of years, but he had noticed an increase in demand in the past 12 months.Netball star Laura Geitz has just bought this property in Brookfield.“The market’s just starting to realise this product is there and it’s good value for money,” Mr Smith said.“It’s the realisation they can sell a timber box in Paddington for $2.5 million and buy a home on 2.5 acres with a tennis court and a pool just 30 minutes from the city.”Mr Smith said inquiry had been strong from Sydney and Melbourne, but also local residents in the high end, inner-city suburbs of New Farm, Teneriffe, Paddington and Clayfield.“It’s getting very congested in the inner suburbs, and yet you go that extra 10 minutes out and you get a totally different world.”Mr Smith has just sold a massive seven-bedroom, six-bathroom property on nearly 5ha in Brookfield, which records show was owned by local author Wendy Dartnall.Author Wendy Dartnall at home in Brookfield. Picture: Patria Jannides. Ashleigh and Alastair McLeod with their daughter Clancy and dogs at home in Wights Mountain. Image: AAP/Steve Pohlner.He loves using the fresh produce available to him in the local area and stretching west to the Lockyer Valley.Celebrity chef Alastair McLeod lives in this house in Wights Mountain.Some of the state’s highest-profile businesspeople also own homes in Brisbane’s acreage suburbs, including tech entrepreneur Bevan Slattery and billionaire businessman and former Federal MP Clive Palmer, who recently paid $7.5 million for a mansion in Fig Tree Pocket, just 9km from Brisbane’s CBD.United Australia Party leader Clive Palmer recently bought a home in Fig Tree Pocket. Picture: Kym Smith.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours agoThe riverfront home owned by Clive Palmer in Fig Tree Pocket.The premium suburbs of Chandler and Gumdale to the south and Bridgeman Downs to the north also offer acreage lots measuring up to 4ha.Former Australian test cricketer Matthew Hayden has also embraced the tree change.He lives on a huge estate with his family in Chandler, only 14km from Brisbane’s CBD.Australian cricket legend Matthew Hayden. Image: AAP/Paul Miller. Broncos star Sam Thaiday at his home in Samford. Picture: Tara Croser.SOUTHERNERS in search of a sea change might be flocking to our beaches, but Queenslanders in the know are heading for the hills — less than half an hour from the city.The tree change is making a comeback, but time-poor professionals and local celebrities want the lifestyle without the commute.GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HEREThey’re heading to suburbs like Brookfield, Samford and Wights Mountain in Brisbane’s northwest, where the blocks of land are big, home prices still surprisingly affordable and the CBD is just a 25 minute drive away.This so-called green belt offers sprawling homes on giant estates with recreational facilities such as equestrian fields on blocks of more than 4000 sqm.Queensland Firebirds player Laura Geitz now calls Brookfield home. Picture: Peter Wallis.Some of the state’s most loved and well-known faces have embraced the area; most recently netball star Laura Geitz, who just settled on her dream home in leafy Brookfield — a historic Queenslander on acreage with a pool, tennis court and lush manicured grounds.QUEENSLAND’S GOLDEN GIRL LAURA GEITZ FINDS FOREVER HOMENetball star Laura Geitz has just bought this property in Brookfield.The median house price in the suburb is around $1 million and it’s only 12km from the city.Brisbane Broncos prop Sam Thaiday will soon be enjoying plenty of backyard bliss at his home on acreage in Samford when he retires from rugby league at the end of the year.Broncos prop Sam Thaiday with his wife, Rachel, and two children at home in Samford. Photo: AAP/Ric Frearson.He and wife, Rachel, bought their five-bedroom house on 6000 sqm for just $1 million in 2013.It reminded him of the countryside around his hometown of Townsville.PRESTIGE HOME SELLS IN JUST TWO DAYSBrisbane Broncos prop Sam Thaiday lives in this house in Samford.Former Powderfinger guitarist Ian Haug lives in Camp Mountain, where he also has a music recording studio.Members of the band Powderfinger (L to R), Darren Middleton, Jon Coghill, Ian Haug, Bernard Fanning, and John CollinCelebrity chef Alastair McLeod has lived all over the world working in some of the finest restaurants, but calls home the rural suburb of Wights Mountain, 20km from Brisbane’s CBD.Alastair McLeod, cooking at home in Wights Mountain. Image: AAP/Steve Pohlner. This property in Savages Rd, Brookfield, is under contract.Ben Jacobs of Ben Jacobs Real Estate has also noticed an increase in people wanting to swap their penthouse in the city for a plot of acreage in the suburbs.“They could afford to buy anywhere, but they want the tree change,” Mr Jacobs said.“It’s a lifestyle choice.”TREE CHANGE SUBURBS WITHIN 20KM OF BRISBANE CBDSuburb Distance from CBD Median house priceBrookfield 12km $1.02mCamp Mountain 15km $950,000Pullenvale 15km $1.21mSamford Village 17km $668,000Anstead 18km $840,000Moggill 19km $590,000Wights Mountain 20km N/ASamford Valley 20km $1.025mFig Tree Pocket 9km $1.006mChandler 14km $1.49mGumdale 13km $830,000Bridgeman Downs 13km $740,000(Source: CoreLogic)
Following the start of gas production at Eni’s Jangkrik development off Indonesia, Offshore Energy Today has obtained images of the project made by one of the workers involved in the project execution. This deep water project was brought online on Monday, May 15, which was ahead of schedule and three and a half years after the project sanctioning.The photos of the project were sent to Offshore Energy Today by Bryan Montalbo, an Electrical & Instrument Integration/Hook-Up Supervisor at Saipem. Montalbo has been involved with the project for about two and a half years.The Jangkrik development comprises the gas fields Jangkrik and Jangkrik North East, located in the Muara Bakau block, Kutei basin, in the deep water of Makassar Strait.Production from ten deep water subsea wells, connected to the newly built Floating Production Unit (FPU) Jangkrik, will gradually reach 450 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscf/d), equivalent to 83,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boed).The Italian company Eni acts as the operator with a 55% stake and its partners are Engie E&P with 33.334% and PT. Saka Energi Muara Bakau with 11.666% interest.Offshore Energy Today StaffPhotos by Bryan Montalbo, Electrical & Instrument Integration/Hook-Up Supervisor at Saipem
Kylian Mbappe says he is dreaming of helping Paris Saint-Germain win a first Champions League trophy this year, as well as leading France to the title at Euro 2020 and the Olympic Games in Tokyo.Advertisement “It would be a treble of Champions League, European Championship and Olympic Games. That wouldn’t be bad,” said Mbappe, with a smile.“That seems unattainable for the time being but I’m going to make sure I fulfil this dream. It would be a proud moment to be able win the first European title for PSG and for our country to keep winning.”Mbappe’s charity, “Inspired by KM”, was set up to help 98 children – a nod to his birth year – between the ages of nine and 16 from various social backgrounds to accomplish “their dreams”.Last month, Mbappe put himself forward for the French team at the Tokyo Olympics, while adding he would not want to fight his club over taking part in Japan. Loading… The 21-year-old PSG and France star, a World Cup winner in 2018, was asked what was on his wish list for the new year while launching his charity in the Paris suburbs on Monday. Read Also: PSG coach to Kylian Mbappe, you must respect me“Playing in the Olympics, I don’t control everything,” he told France Football magazine. “Of course I want to go, but if my club, which is my employer, doesn’t want me to go, I won’t force a clash.”He said he would hold talks with PSG sporting director Leonardo, who is said to be hesitant to allow Mbappe to play at the Olympics for fears over his fitness.Euro 2020 will be held across 12 different cities over the continent from June 12 to July 12, with the men’s Olympic football tournament scheduled for July 23 to August 8.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享
The Chilean must now rally his side to prevent a campaign that promised much ending in anti-climax. The club’s demanding hierarchy will expect no less than a strong push for the Barclays Premier League title and the spotlight on Pellegrini will inevitably intensify. But the 60-year-old said: “I don’t think it is an extra pressure because for me the pressure is exactly the same from the first game of the Premier League to the end.” City’s cup commitments over the past three weeks have seen them slip to fourth in the league title race, nine points behind leaders Chelsea but with three games in hand. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has claimed City retain the upper hand because of their superior goal difference but Pellegrini refuses to get drawn into more verbal jousting with his rival. He said: “I don’t give importance to those things. Maybe some parts of the newspapers think some managers are very smart or play mind games, but I don’t read those things.” Pellegrini is not fazed by the challenge facing his side over their remaining 12 games, in which they must also climb over Liverpool and Arsenal to claim the title. He said: “I am not concerned but, of course, it is better if we had already played those three games and won, but Chelsea did it, so we must do it in the future. Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini claims he feels no greater pressure now than when he arrived at the club. “If we want to win the Premier League you must do things better than other teams and maybe small things or little things can make the difference. “But I’m not only talking about Chelsea. Liverpool have a lot of options and Arsenal also.” One area of worry for Pellegrini, however, is the recent lack of goals scored by his forwards. Having overpowered a number of sides earlier in the campaign, the goals from City’s prolific front line have dried up. Alvaro Negredo has scored 23 goals this term but none in his last eight appearances. Edin Dzeko has also not added to his tally of 17 in his last eight outings. Sergio Aguero, top-scorer with 26, has not found the net since January and, despite only recently returning from a five-game lay-off, is now facing another spell out. Pellegrini said: “It’s difficult to understand. It’s one of the reasons why we are not going so well. “The other time when Sergio was injured we could cover him without problem but in this last month we are not scoring too many goals and we are conscious about that. “It’s not easy to say one reason why that happened but of course we are worried about that.” Aguero has undergone a scan on the hamstring injury suffered in Barcelona in midweek. The results are not yet clear but Pellegrini expects the Argentinian to be out for a fortnight. He said: “I am concerned about not having the possibility of using Sergio more this season. He is a very important player for us. “Unfortunately for him, he has had two or three injuries. I hope he can recover.” City’s season has reached a crucial juncture after elimination from both the Champions League and FA Cup in the past week. They did win the Capital One Cup earlier this month but defeats to Barcelona and Wigan in the other knock-out competitions have ended their quadruple bid and brought a scrutiny on Pellegrini not seen this season. Press Association
The 24-year-old Belgian has scored 18 goals across all competitions for his club this season, helping the Blues win the Capital One Cup and putting them on the brink of a first Premier League title since 2010. He was rewarded for his sterling performances with the top individual award of the night at the Grosvenor Hotel in London. Tottenham striker Harry Kane won the Young Player of the Year award and was second in the voting for the top prize, with Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea third. Victory in their next two games – at Leicester and at home to Crystal Palace – would see Chelsea wrap up the championship. Hazard said of his award success: ” I’m very happy. One day I want to be the best and what I did this season is play very well, Chelsea played very well. “I don’t know if I deserve to win but it is good for me. “It is good, it is better to be voted by the players – they know everything about football. This is good. I’m very happy.” He took the Young Player of the Year prize 12 months ago, and has rapidly progressed to the top award. “We are almost champions, maybe this is the key,” said Hazard. ” Last season we finished third and this season we have an opportunity to win the league. This has changed from last season. “I continue like I did last season – I try to be the same. I try to score more goals than last season. Personally I have played a good season, I have been there in the big games and I scored a lot of important goals, this is why I’m better this season.” Hazard’s goal last weekend earned Jose Mourinho’s men a 1-0 win over Manchester United. Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard was the toast of the English game on Sunday as he carried off the PFA Player of the Year award. Press Association He picked out that moment as one of his best of the campaign. Asked to describe his season in a single word, Hazard struggled. “I don’t want to say ‘amazing’ because it is not finished yet – maybe amazing!” he said. “I started the season not to be the PFA player of the year but it was in my head – I want to be the best and I hope one day I can win a lot of trophies. “I just want to say thank you to the players who voted for me – it is always good to have an individual trophy but the most important thing is to win the league. “I hope I can win a lot of trophies again – the most important is to win the league, without my team-mates I would not be here. “Jose (Mourinho) lets me play, we talk sometimes together and when I’m on the pitch I know what I have to do, this is most important. “We are almost there to win the league. “Last season we finished third, now we can bring the trophy to Stamford Bridge, personally I have played a very good season, have scored a lot of important goals and this is why I’m here. Mourinho has long sung the praises of the 24-year-old, believing he is rivalled by only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in the global order. ”I had lots of stars, but he is the humble star,” the Portuguese said last weekend. “He knows that he is one of the three best players in the world, the responsibility that comes (with that) and he is coping with that responsibility. ”He understands that his talent is fundamental for the team.” Hazard was earlier on Sunday named in the PFA Premier League team of the year – for the third time in his three seasons in England. He was one of six Blues players in the XI, along with captain John Terry, Gary Cahill, Branislav Ivanovic, Nemanja Matic and Diego Costa. Ivanovic, though, was in no doubt as to the team’s most influential cog. The Serbia defender, speaking about Hazard last week, said: ”He has been our most important player since day one. ”He is the guy who you just have to give the ball and he will do everything. ‘Sometimes he looks so impressive, like he is not from this world.” Hazard arrived at Stamford Bridge in June 2012 – having been crowned Ligue 1 player of the year in each of his final two campaigns with Lille – for a fee reportedly around £32million. Kane – the only English attacking player in the team of the season – also had a night to remember. The 21-year-old has enjoyed a remarkable rise to stardom, scoring 30 goals for Spurs in all competitions this term despite not being given a regular starting slot until November. He helped Mauricio Pochettino’s men to the Capital One Cup final, and also scored 79 seconds into his senior England debut as a substitute in the 4-0 European Championship qualifying victory over Lithuania at Wembley last month. South Korean midfielder Ji So-yun made it a Chelsea double by taking the Women’s Player of the Year award. She said: “I’m really, really happy to be nominated alongside Hazard, I’m really proud of myself and Chelsea, and the Chelsea Ladies team.”
After back-to-back 1-0 wins, Avram Grant’s side will secure top spot by avoiding defeat when they play Egypt in their last group match on Wednesday.The teams had been prevented from warming-up on the pitch in order to prevent the damaged surface from further deteriorating, and when the game began it was Ghana who adapted quickest to the conditions. Andre Ayew should have put the ball in the net rather than poke wide from a Christian Atsu assist, before the goal arrived in the 21st minute. Gyan headed in a Jordan Ayew cross for his eighth goal at the Cup of Nations — his first came on home soil in 2008 — and Ghana then soaked up Malian pressure after the break.Mali, who were eliminated from the group stage after a drawing of lots in 2015, must now beat Uganda in their last match and hope Egypt lose if they are to stay in the competition.“The players are disappointed but not completely knocked down. They will be ready to lift their heads for the last match,” said the Mali coach Alain Giresse.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Asamoah Gyan headed Ghana into the quarterfinals of the Africa Cup of Nations yesterday while Uganda were condemned to an early exit after an agonising defeat to Egypt in Port-Gentil.Gyan scored the only goal of the first match of the day in a Group D double-header in the Gabonese port city, securing a 1-0 win for the Black Stars against Mali. Four-time winners Ghana, the runners-up in 2015, are one of only two teams to have clinched qualification for the quarter-finals with a match to spare, the others being Senegal.“In tournaments you need to be winning games and that is what we did today,” said Gyan, who has now scored at six consecutive Cup of Nations tournaments. “We are satisfied about our performance. Whether we play an excellent game or not, at the end of the day we just want to win and move forward.”
Former Hearts of Oak National Chapters Committee Public Relations Officer, Mr. Maxwell Asabre says it is unacceptable to sell the club as has been proposed in the club’s floating of shares.The management of Hearts of Oak is set to float shares in a public offer to enable a smooth running of the club.Mr. Asabre says the flotation is an indirect sale of the club and believes it brings into disrepute the status of the club.He told Asempa Sports that instead of the Hearts leadership to concentrate on how they can restore the pride of the club after its poor performances locally and internationally, they are rather focused on selling the club due to their selfish interest.According to him, the flotation of shares will not benefit the club in any way and that those behind it should desist from it.He believes lack of transparency in the management of the club is killing Hearts but as a traditional club, he and his colleagues will not sit for some self centered people to demolish Hearts of Oak. Story by Benedict Owusu Danquah/Asempa Sports/Ghana