Wynnum house is the heart of the neighourhood

first_imgThis Wynnum beauty is on the market for $2.65 million through Ray WhiteBeing stuck in isolation will be no hardship for whoever buys this glamorous bayside family home.Owned by Gaylene and Mark Beitz, the four-bedroom property at 12 Alverna Close in Wynnum has a tennis court, home cinema, 12.5m swimming pool and cabana, billiards room and a wine cellar. The house has been tastefully decorated by the ownerThe owners describe it as a private mini resort and unless they’re travelling overseas, there’s very little reason for them to want to leave the house.“You can just lay down with a book by the pool and pass the days away. The estate is gated and very quiet. You never hear the neighbours, but it’s still a very friendly community,” Gaylene says. Many parties have been held by the pool under the cabanaThe Beitz family bought the house about seven years ago and set about bringing it into the 21st century by giving it a lick of paint and modernising the interiors. “We ripped up the carpet and put wooden floors down. They’re so easy. There’s always people coming in and out of the house and the floor has held up so well. The house also has a billiards table in the games room“The original owner was a builder, so everything was already finished to a really high spec. He didn’t skimp on anything. For example, there’s two big water tanks under the tennis court, which helps us with the maintenance of the garden. He thought of everything.”Positioned on an elevated 2045sq m block the house spreads across two storeys with the kitchen and living areas, which include a games room, media room, study, powder room and There are several living areas throughout the hometerrace, on the ground floor, and the main bedroom and en suite, three further bedrooms and a bathroom on the upper level. The interiors are all down to Gaylene, who admits to having a keen interest in decorating. “Sometimes a girlfriend will come over and we’ll pour a glass of wine and potter about the house changing this, moving that,” she said. When it came to putting the house on the market, Gaylene was adamant that the images reflected its homeliness. Hunker down for a box-set marathon in the cinema room“I’ve been to a lot of open homes where the property has been staged and it can seem a little bare. It is important to me that people see this as family home, one that has been lived in.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours agoDespite its cavernous proportions, Gaylene struggles to remember a time when 12 Alverna Close has felt empty. Between their three children, visits from friends, social gatherings and momentous family occasions, she said the house has always been full of people, activity and laughter.“I have so many memories of celebrations here, 18ths, 21sts, parties in the cabana. It’s the place that everyone wants to come to. It’s a house that feels alive.” If you’re feeling active you can play a game or two of tennisNow that the Beitz children have left home, Gaylene says it is time for the couple to move on to the next phase in their life. “It’s just the two of us now and that’s why it’s not practical to stay, but I’ll be devastated when it comes to the day that I have to go,” she says.The couple intend to build a smaller three-bedroom house in the area.“We’re definitely staying local, we love the area so much. You can walk to the dog park down the road, everything is so close and there’s some nice little bars and cafes. Everyone knows everyone. My husband Mark grew up in Manly, so we have many established friendships here. We wouldn’t live anywhere else,” Gaylene says.Despite the present uncertainty in the property market caused by coronavirus, the Beitz are quite grounded about the situation. “Look, this is devastating. We’ve not seen anything like it in our lifetimes, but life goes on. We will get through this.” The house, on the market for $2.65 million, is open for private inspections.last_img read more

HMM CEO Wins Three More Years

first_imgSouth Korean shipping company Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has extended the term of its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) C.K. Yoo. until 2021.“All employees of HMM – with a sense of great duty and mission as the only national ocean carrier – will give our all to leap forward as one of the top global shipping carriers.”  “We believe that HMM will gain great cost-competitiveness and strengthen its sales power,” Yoo said.The term extension is being reported in the light of the company’s 42nd regular shareholders’ meeting held at the HMM’s headquarters in Seoul.Yoo is expected to resume the company’s fleet renewal campaign which has seen HMM order construction of five very large crude carriers (VLCC) last year at DSME and acquire two 11,000 TEU containerships.Earlier this week, the company announced it had secured USD 420 million to finance the construction of the quartet.As announced by Yoo in January, the company intends to double its vessel capacity by 2022.As part of the plan, HMM revealed an investment in the construction of 22,000 TEU newbuilding that is expected to be formalized shortly.Furthermore, the company has launched a digitalization of its operation via a switch to a Cloud-based next-generation system, planned to be completed by 2020.Image Courtesy: HMMlast_img read more

Sport will rebound in China but coronavirus exposes flaws

first_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The coronavirus exposes an ignorance of China’s lucrative sports market and poor contingency planning, experts say, after Formula One became the most high-profile casualty of a mass pullout from the country. Formula One chiefs are scrambling to fit the Shanghai race into this season’s schedule after the April 19 grand prix last week joined the World Athletics Indoor Championships and European Tour and LPGA golf tournaments in being shelved because of the deadly outbreak. Lewis Hamilton won the Chinese Grand Prix in 2019 but the race has been postponed this year because of the coronavirus The Formula E Grand Prix, badminton, skiing and Olympic qualifying events have all been cancelled, postponed or moved elsewhere in recent weeks. All activity in the country’s two most popular sports – football and basketball – has been suspended, but the obliteration of the sporting calendar is regarded as unavoidable given the circumstances. The virus, which emerged in December in the central city of Wuhan, has killed more than 1,800 people, almost all in China, and sparked global alarm. The world’s most populous country has become a major sporting destination in the last decade and top clubs and organisations, among them the Premier League, FIFA and NBA, have courted fans – and their money – in the world’s second-largest economy. Marcus Luer, founder and chief executive of sports marketing agency TSA (Total Sports Asia), said that it will be business as usual once the virus clears but a lesson has been learnt that extends beyond China. “This could happen anywhere in the world and federations and organisers need good contingency plans, especially in an Olympic year, where athletes are still qualifying for the Games (Tokyo 2020),” said Luer. “I think that’s a global learning for major sports organisations to be ready and have a good Plan B in case something like this happens again in the future anywhere in the world. “Honestly, I don’t think any sport or event had a Plan B in place.” Loading… Promoted Content6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A VegetarianWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime “The current health issues have exposed how distant many international sport stakeholders are from China, in terms of both geographic distance and cultural understanding,” Chadwick said. “Furthermore, it appears that many are rather too dependent upon second-hand information, suggesting that most don’t have people on the ground to provide accurate insight and first-hand experience.” He added: “If they are going to successfully engage in business in China, then they need to better understand the nuances and complexities of working there.” – Another Galacticos moment? – China says that preparations for the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing remain on track, despite a test skiing event being cancelled over coronavirus fears.center_img The Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai became the most high-profile sporting event in China to fall to the coronavirus Real Madrid players training at Beijing Workers’ stadium in August 2003 China has been here before, with the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) epidemic in 2002-2003, but at that time the country hosted nothing like the number of international sporting events it now holds. In the summer of 2003, a Real Madrid squad boasting “Galacticos” David Beckham, Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane and Luis Figo visited China, the first time the Spanish giants had come to the country. China is now a regular summer destination for top European football teams, but this year’s tours will fall by the wayside if the coronavirus continues to spread in the coming months. “When they appeared at Beijing Workers’ Stadium, the panic effect caused by SARS disappeared instantly… the stadium was full and the city’s confidence returned,” said a recent column in the Oriental Sports Daily, reflecting on Real’s morale-boosting landmark trip. “This is the power of sports!” said the column, declaring that China’s sporting life will similarly bounce back with renewed vigour after the coronavirus subsides. “The confidence of life, the confidence of the city, the confidence of the government and the good use of the spirit of sports culture will surely return quickly.” Professor Simon Chadwick echoes that sentiment. Chadwick, director of the Centre for the Eurasian Sport Industry based in Shanghai, also said that European football clubs in particular had failed to grasp the opportunity to show support for China and its people.last_img read more

Rod Marsh steps down as Australia chairman of selectors after Hobart loss

first_imgRod Marsh quit as chairman of selectors on Wednesday in the wake of Australia’s fifth consecutive Test loss, bringing forward his retirement by six months. (Inquisition continues for Australia ‘in crisis’)Australia was ranked No. 1 in the Test format before being swept 3-0 in Sri Lanka in July and August and has now surrendered a three-Test series at home to South Africa with a match to spare.Australia’s brittle batting was exposed in the first two losses – by 177 runs at Perth and by an innings and 80 runs in Hobart, where the depth and technical flaws were obvious as Australia was dismissed for 85 in the first innings and lost its last eight wickets for 32 runs in the second innings on Tuesday. (Humiliated Steve Smith says Australia lacking pride)The tenures of the national selectors, coach Darren Lehmann, Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland and high-performance manager Pat Howard have all been under intense scrutiny as Australia slumped to one of its worst losing streaks. Sutherland had backed Marsh earlier Wednesday, saying the ex-test wicketkeeper would see out his contract until mid-2017.There’ll undoubtedly be changes in the playing personnel, yet Marsh was the first casualty of the loss. (Also read: Faf Du Plessis lauds ‘relentless’ South Africa attack)”This is my own decision and no one within Cricket Australia has pressured me or even suggested that I should do this,” Marsh said in a statement released by Cricket Australia. “Clearly, though, it is time for some fresh thinking, just as it is for our test team to welcome some new faces as we build for the future.advertisement”I have always had the best interests of Australian cricket foremost in my heart, and that’s why I have made this decision.” (Also read: South Africa humiliate Australia in Hobart, clinch series 2-0)Cricket Australia planned to appoint an interim chief selector for the remaining Test against South Africa, starting Nov. 24 in Adelaide, and for the three-Test series against Pakistan starting Dec. 15.Marsh was appointed chief selector in May 2014, replacing John Inverarity. He was previously Cricket Australia’s manager of elite coaching development, head of the Australian Cricket Academy from 1990-2001, and worked for the England and Wales Cricket Board as director of its academy and later as a selector.Cricket Australia chairman David Peever said Marsh played a pivotal role in helping Australia reach the No. 1 rankings in Test and limited-overs cricket.”We understand this decision has not come easily for Rod and on behalf of Australian cricket we thank him for his leadership and the integrity and insight he brought to the role throughout his tenure and the lifelong commitment he has given to our sport,” Peever said.Marsh remains one of the greats of Australian cricket, and kept wickets in an era featuring the legendary fast bowlers Dennis Lillee and Jeff Thomson.In a Test career spanning 1970-84, Marsh completed 355 dismissals – a then record for a Test wicketkeeper.last_img read more