Apartments starting in the $1.6M range are heating up Palm Beach

first_imgONE Palm Beach is a luxury apartment development asking upwards of $1,695,000 per apartment.There are only two apartments per level and one penthouse with 360 degree views.Mr Ansell said the penthouse would be spectacular not just for its size, views and opulent features but because of its ideal elevation.“The 466sq m Grand Penthouse is eight levels up so it is at optimal height for absolute beachfront views, breezes and living,” he said. “It features four bedrooms including an exquisite master bedroom, walk in robe and master bath suite, four bathrooms, a powder room, two living areas including a spectacular fireplace in one of them, plus a huge media room that opens onto a spacious sunset deck.”Other amenities at the complex include a beach yoga deck; solar and power wall energy storage facilities to minimise electricity costs; and a beautiful pool positioned street side to maximise all weather enjoyment when you live on absolute beachfront. ONE Palm Beach is a luxury apartment development asking upwards of $1,695,000 per apartment.PALM Beach is coming into its own with strong price growth, growing amenities and luxury apartments asking upwards of $1.695 million. ONE Palm Beach, by the Velocity Property Group, has already sold four apartments with a starting price of $1.695 million confirming recent predictions by Herron Todd White that Palm Beach is a hot suburb to watch on the Gold Coast.According to CoreLogic the suburb has seen strong price growth with a 38 per cent median house price jump in the last five years and coupled with a growing number of amenities, it is proving to be the new place to watch.Velocity Property Group managing director Brendon Ansell said the absolute beachfront location of the 16 luxury apartments plus one penthouse, dictated their design, with most featuring sunset as well as oceanfront decks. ONE Palm Beach is a luxury apartment development asking upwards of $1,695,000 per apartment.“We specialise in creating homes that not only make the most of their location, but that also positively change the dynamic of the community into which our new developments go,” Mr Ansell said. More 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“In this unique spot at Palm Beach, we have created apartments that showcase stunning ocean views from all of the living and master bedroom spaces and we have also incorporated sunset decks for residents to delight in the beautiful sunsets over the Hinterland to specifically cater to owner-occupiers who want to live in and love this Palm Beach community.”The apartments only have one neighbour each, are three or four-bedrooms and at least two bathrooms with most also featuring separate media rooms and front and rear balconies and all with car parking spaces. “Part of the Velocity Property Group hallmark is to maximise space in the living and balcony areas of our apartments where people spend most of their time,” Mr Ansell said. “To do this we take space from common areas that have traditionally used a lot of square meterage, such as the lobby. “At ONE Palm Beach we have reduced the lobby size but made it beautiful and functional with a full green wall that will clean the interior air space and act as a soundproof barrier when people are moving through the space to the pool and from the entry.”last_img read more

CIOG donates supplies to over 650 persons

first_imgOver 650 persons were assisted by the Central Islamic Organisation of Guyana (CIOG) on Thursday with the donation of supplies for children and elderly persons across the country.A few persons who benefitted from CIOG’s distribution exerciseA formal donation exercise saw mattresses and basic necessities being disbursed to the elderly while stationery and school supplies followed for school-aged students that were in need of assistance. These vulnerable children will also be given textbooks that are needed in the classroom setting.Shaikh Moen-ul-Hack of the organisation told Guyana Times that this exercise was made possible through donors in the diaspora and will continue at Meten-Meer-Zorg on the West Coast of Demerara throughout the week.The International Development Relief Foundation (IDRF) has been funding a number of distribution exercises at the organisation. However, this donation cost about $5 million.“The handing over of mattresses, walkers and adult disposable items for the less fortunate in our community was made possible through the International Development Relief Foundation based in Canada. They have funded a number of projects here in Guyana through the CIOG. More than 450 orphans and vulnerable children in all three counties will benefit from this donation and more than 200 poor elderly persons will benefit from basic necessities which IDRF has funded,” he said.Moen-ul-Hack related that they accept monetary and tangible donations from the public to support these ventures. Persons can also donate their time to deliver the items to the recipients. Over the past year, they have also received assistance from other religious groups.“Our motto is caring and sharing and to be kind to the less fortunate. So the CIOG receives both donations in cash as well as in kind. Our contributions are extended to everyone regardless of race or religion. We accept distribution of clothing, foodstuff, household items and so on.”Victims of flooding, fires and other disasters also receive support whenever the need arises. It was explained that the local community has played an important role in reaching those that require help.“Our local community has stood with us, both corporate and Guyanese individuals right across from Food for the Poor, the Humanitarian Assistance Programme, members of the Hindu as well as Christian organisations,” Moen-ul-Hack expressed.last_img read more

Joyful, colourful Confed opener

first_img15 June 2009 The 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup kicked off at Ellis Park stadium in Johannesburg on Sunday afternoon with an opening ceremony bursting with youthful exuberance and African flair, bringing the tournament’s slogan, “Ke Nako” (It’s Time), to life in spectacular fashion. Over 45&nbps;000 enthusiastic specatators filled the stadium, with a strong police presence in and around the venue, and hundreds of stewards on hand to assist the fans. The vibrant opening ceremony, co-produced by Lebo M, the award-winning co-producer of the Lion King musical, featured world-renowned musicians Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Hugh Masekela, Bhekumuzi Luthuli, Siphokazi, penny-whistling brothers Kwela Tebza. Bodies moved across the stage in colourful costumes representing the people from the east, west, north and south of Africa, and 700 schoolchildren moved in flawless synchronisation to form the words “Ke Nako”, followed by a giant South African flag. Addressing the crowd before the kickoff of the opening match between South Africa and Asian champions Iraq, Fifa president Sepp Blatter thanked the people of South Africa, who he referred to as “brothers and sisters”, for hosting Fifa’s “Festival of Continental Champions”. “The world of football trusts you as you are hosting this event,” Blatter said. President Jacob Zuma welcomed participating countries Brazil, Egypt, Iraq, Italy, New Zealand, Spain and the USA to South Africa. “Today we are making history,” Zuma said. “Today is the day. The time has come. Let us show the world.”SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Adobe’s Digital Publishing Suite is Coming to Android

first_imgsarah perez What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#Android#mobile#news With the new version’s launch Adobe says that several leading publishers will soon bring their content to Android tablets. That list includes Condé Nast, National Geographic, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and Dennis Publishing. Dozens more magazines are coming to iOS, too, says Adobe, but it cannot announce additional names at this time, we’re told. The new software will be available on February 14, though the Adobe Digital Publishing Prerelease Program. More info on that program is available at www.adobe.com/digitalpublishing.It will be interesting to see how well digital magazines perform on the Android platform as compared with iOS. Will Android users pay for magazine content when they’re less wiling than iOS users to pay for apps? It looks like we will soon find out. Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Adobe is announcing at Mobile World Congress that its digital publishing suite, which allows content publishers to craft magazine-like content for tablet computers, is now going to be available for Android in addition to iOS. Already, the Adobe software has been used to create over 100 publications that run on iOS devices, including big names like Wired, The New Yorker and Empire.With the introduction of the Content Viewer for Android, the resulting publications will run as Adobe AIR applications on Android-based tablets.Adobe says that its software will support Android 3.0, Honeycomb, and higher. It will offer the same options as found in the iOS suite, including the analytics feature which tracks the app’s usage and how end users move through the magazine’s pages. And it will include support for HTML5, navigational elements, visualizations, and overlays, just like the iOS version.last_img read more

Four Reasons Selling Is More Difficult Now (and what to do about it)

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now You might believe selling is more difficult now than it has been in the past. And for many reasons, it is. Here are four big reasons selling feels more difficult and what you can do to make it easier.Latent Dissatisfaction: Your dream clients should be dissatisfied, but they are not. Many of them don’t know that better results are possible. Some of them don’t believe that better results are possible. And more than a few are complacent, bathing in the lukewarm status quo. When there is no belief that change is necessary, there is no reason to change. For my money, this is the most pernicious problem facing salespeople and the sales organizations that employ them.You make selling easier when you create dissatisfaction. You need to show your dream client what better looks like.Risk and the Fear of Change: Plenty of your dream clients know that they need to change. But they are afraid. Change brings risk. What if it doesn’t work? What if it makes things worse? What if I am embarrassed? How painful is this going to be? Your dream client contacts want to avoid risk. They want to be certain they are going to succeed.You make selling easier when you eliminate risk and fear by spending time explaining how you are going to ensure they succeed and how you are going to mitigate risk.Crowded Markets and Commoditization: For most of us, there are plenty of competitors in our space. We look a lot alike. We sound a lot alike. It’s difficult for our dream clients to know who is worth spending time with and who isn’t. They believe that everyone in your space is about the same, that no one is really better than the rest of the field. So they default to seeing no one–no one except the few who can differentiate themselves and their offering.You make selling easier when you differentiate yourself and your offering. You make it easier to win new business when you avoid playing “me too.”Poor Buyer Psychology: Some buyers believe the only thing that matters is price. They believe that they can have better, faster, and cheaper. Some of these buyers aren’t willing to even entertain salespeople who won’t first submit that they are coming into the conversation agreeing that they will try to meet or beat their current price. Some salespeople feed this poor psychology, driving their prospect deeper and deeper into the belief that they can underinvest and still get the results they need.You make selling easier by making the case for the right investment and building consensus high enough in the organization that you can help change the psychology. You make it easier by providing proof, and sometimes by instilling the necessary fear that your prospect should have around their lack of investment.What about consensus? I am glad you asked. Check out my post over at Salesforce.com.QuestionsWhat do you do to create a compelling case for change?What do you do to help alleviate your dream client’s fears? What do you do to mitigate risk?How do you differentiate yourself and your offering?What do you to help buyers understand the investment they need to make?last_img read more