The perfect place to self-isolate: Noosa beachfront home with epic water slide and killer views sells for $8.6m

first_imgThe property at David Low Way, Sunrise Beach, was used as a holiday home previously.Imagine self-isolating here? One lucky buyer will be after paying 8.6 million big ones for this beachfront trophy home with its own water slide in Sunrise Beach.Perched on one of the largest absolute beachfront land parcels on the Sunshine Coast, the five-bedroom, five-bathroom mansion was previously used as a holiday home by an interstate couple.This property at 1/56 David Low Way, Sunrise Beach, has sold for $8.6m.Selling agent Milan Markanovic refused to comment on the sale, which was short of the original $9.95 million asking price.At the time of listing, Mr Markanovic said the property was generating a lot of “hype” and had rarely been used due to do the couple’s work commitments.The property comes with a resort-style pool and epic water slide.“There’s only a few houses in Sunrise Beach where you can walk down to the water,” he said.“It’s the chance to be in Noosa, but without the hustle and bustle of it. It’s for someone who wants a private sanctuary.This amazing property at Sunrise Beach has just sold in a top secret deal.Mr Markanovic last sold the home in 2017 for $7.6m.The luxurious pad is complete with a resort-style pool, a waterslide, a manicured lawn area leading to the pool deck and built-in barbecue.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours agoThere’s even a glass display window to check on your kids in the pool!“It’s a very large home, designed around living and entertaining, internal and external floor area 729sq m, which is just about unheard of,” Mr Markanovic said.Features include an ipad/iPhone controlled home automation system, a four car garage in the gated estate, a gymnasium and a fully-fenced lawn.It also has a family spa-bathroom with sauna/steam room.Glass floor lets light through into the downstairs zone.last_img read more

Sports development: Vandyke seals Partnership with Uniport

first_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Commenting on the MOU, Professor Ken Anugweje, said “Sports development, sports performance and the business of sports have been disrupted with so many new technologies and we want to keep in touch and  also serve as a catalyst for home grown innovations and this collaboration with Vandyke Sports and its partners is borne out of this desire,” On is his part elated Vandyke Sports CEO, Emeka Anyadike noted that partnership with Uniport has been fruitful and can only get better. “We have enjoyed a long relationship with the University through our sponsorship of the Uniport Football Team and the success they achieved over 20 years ago. Read AlsoCoutinho preparing for Barca return after UCL win “We are delighted to work with what is already a world class institute and together with our global partners, aim to achieve first sports innovation hub on the African continent,” he enthused The Uniport Sports Institute and Vandyke Sports will Co-host the maiden West Africa Sports Forum later in the year. Loading… Promoted ContentThese TV Characters Left The Show And It Just Got BetterThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThis Is The First Meme Ever, According To The Internet11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Future Determined to take education, sports development, research, training and the nurturing of athletes to the next level, Uniport, its sports institute and Vandyke sportscom have signed a memorandum of understanding. The MOU which was signed by Professor Stephen Okodudu, Vice Chancellor of the University of Port Harcourt, Emeka Enyadike, CEO of Vandyke Sports, Professor Ken Anugweje, Director, University of Port Harcourt Sports Institute and Mario Leo, Founder and CEO of RESULT Sports from Germany (International Technical Partner of Vandyke Sports), took place virtually in view of the prevailing situation. The deal is expected to ensure capacity building programs viz developing digital sports and technological solutions for sports performance, fan engagement, digital marketing and communications, artificial intelligence and enhancing competencies for emerging sports industry practitioners. It is also expected to research into the challenges faced by athletes, clubs, leagues and federations, exploring opportunities for international partnerships and sponsorships. Vandyke and Uniport partner for sports development In addition Vandyke International Sports Academy will come on board with programs in football, basketball, rugby, cricket, mixed martial arts, coaching and officiating riding on international franchise and partnerships already acquired over the years.last_img read more

CSUN plant up, running

first_imgNORTHRIDGE – The world’s largest fuel-cell power plant built at any college campus was dedicated Friday at California State University, Northridge, where school officials received a $2.2 million check from the Southern California Gas Co. The 1-megawatt fuel cell, a $5.8 million power plant at CSUN, has been operating for the past month, providing the campus with enough electricity to power 800 homes, officials said. Len Pettis, chief of plant, energy and utilities for the Cal State system, said the fuel cell has made CSUN one of the most environmentally friendly campuses among higher-education institutions. Tom Brown, executive director of Northridge’s physical plant management, has called the addition of the power plant a “win” for the campus and the community. “Not only does it provide learning opportunities for our students, but it also lessens the university’s impact on the community,” Brown has said. “By incorporating the fuel-cell plant into campus operations, we are reducing the university’s (carbon dioxide) emissions into the environment by 60 million pounds during its lifetime.” The fuel cell generates base load electricity to heat buildings and provide showers and food service with hot water, and heat the student union’s swimming pool. Since 2001, The Gas Co. has awarded more than $42 million to customers installing electric-generation systems, providing the state with 46 megawatts of generation, enough to power about 37,000 homes, said Rick Morrow, vice president of customer services for The Gas Co. “We are committed to help California move toward a cleaner energy future and to help reduce the costs of self-generation technologies for California consumers,” he said in a statement. [email protected] (818) 713-3664160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Relive the Apollo 8 Earthrise

first_img45 years after Apollo 8’s  historic first, everyone can experience what it was like to see the “blue marble” rise above the limb of the moon.Detailed “archaeological” work has allowed computer animators to recreate what Frank Borman, James Lovell and William Anders, the crew of Apollo 8, experienced on Christmas Eve, 1968.“Oh my God! Look at that picture over there!” exclaimed Anders. “There’s the Earth comin’ up. Wow, is that pretty!”Andrew Chaikin narrates a new NASA video posted on that lets the viewer ride along with the astronauts, seeing what they saw out the window.  The picture Anders took, called “Earthrise,” quickly became a space classic, launching music, poetry and commentary about the precious orb, free of national boundaries, that we call home – the only body in the blackness of space where life is known to exist.NASA researchers, comparing original Apollo photographs with high-resolution images from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), were able to locate the exact point in lunar orbit where the experience happened.  Combining original photography with computer animation and the voices of the astronauts, they created the most accurate recreation to date of that historic moment.The article doesn’t mention it, but later in orbit at lunar sunrise, the astronauts read the story of creation from Genesis 1, before wishing everyone “a Merry Christmas, and God bless all of you – all of you on the good Earth.”  The U.S. Postal Service issued a stamp commemorating that moment, with the Earthrise picture and the caption, “In the beginning, God…”  Atheists at the time protested the word “God” on the stamp, but responses by many others prevailed, and it was kept.Only seniors will have a memory of that amazing Christmas Eve when the world stood still and listened to the Bible.  It had been a tumultuous decade, filled with riots, wars, and conflict, with divisions even worse than those we complain about today.  The Cold War was in full swing, Americans were torn over the carnage in Vietnam, leftists were rioting in the cities, the hippie and drug culture were ripping apart families, and traditional values were under assault everywhere.  Interest in the manned space program had waned from the glory days of the “Mercury 7” astronauts; launches had become routine, and after the Apollo 1 disaster, many were questioning the value of the space program with so many pressing ground-based problems.But then, Apollo 8 raised public interest once again when NASA changed plans, deciding to beat the Russians with a daring mission to lunar orbit.  It was to be the first manned mission away from Earth’s domain.  Within 14 hours after the Earthrise picture was beamed back home, on Christmas Eve, everyone hushed for a moment at news the crew was going to speak.  Bill Anders spoke, from 240,000 miles away, “For all the people on Earth the crew of Apollo 8 has a message we would like to send you. In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.…”   The world stood still as the crew took turns reading from Genesis 1:1-10.  ….And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.  Millions around the world listened respectfully for those few minutes.  Then they resumed their rioting.We’re glad NASA has recreated that beautiful day in time for Christmas Eve when the light pierced the darkness.  Take 7 minutes to enjoy it.  Merry Christmas, and God bless you, all of you on the good Earth! (Visited 145 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Oracle Profits Soar

first_imgOracle surprised analysts and announced impressive earnings and growth across the board for their 2007 Q1 period ending August 31st. In terms of Oracle’s middleware vision and product direction, the strong results that Oracle reported this week make sense.  At least for the last couple of years I’ve been impressed with Oracle’s commitment to standards and solid work they’ve done on their Java-based middleware.  Their best-in-class JDeveloper IDE and their contributions to the MyFaces JSF project are good examples.  Oracle’s work with SOA and Web Services, JSR-168, XML DB, and Content DB are other examples. After being burdened with $20 Billion in debt from acquisitions over the last three years though, I think that few people expected Oracle to execute so effectively during 2007 Q1 given the challenges of their on-going multi-app Fusion project to stitch together PeopleSoft, JD Edwards and Seibel Systems. Long-term, Oracle’s future is still very dependent on the success of Fusion.  Oracle’s updates about the project haven’t always been consistent, and people have questioned the chances of its success.  If Oracle can deliver on Fusion, they will be a very strong competitor.At this week’s conference call, Oracle CFO Sandra Katz said “Oracle had another very strong quarter with outstanding performance across all product lines and geographies.  We raised guidance heading into Q1 following a blowout Q4 and still exceeded on every metric.  This is our strongest Q1 license growth in more than five years and there is no doubt that we are gaining market share across all product lines.” This is impressive because Q1 sales for Oracle are typically weak compared to Q4.  The integration costs of the their Fusion project were expected to drain Oracle for some time into the future.  Part of the reason for these good results may be that customers concerned during the period of Oracle’s turbulent acquisitions may have held back their purchases and have now decided they can wait no longer.Strong growth by Oracle in the Applications business was particularly impressive — year-on-year growth of 78%.  During the announcement Oracle made frequent comparisons to SAP and comments of increased market share.Bill Wohl, vice president of product and solutions public relations at SAP shot back that “Larry Ellison’s statements in today’s Oracle earnings press release about SAP’s product and acquisition strategy are a complete misrepresentation”.Another interesting fact that came out of  the Oracle announcement is that they’ve experienced 49% year-on-year growth in their On Demand business unit.  This may be from their integration of the Seibel On Demand, but it is another data point on the growth potential of the SaaS model.In a separate announcement this week, Oracle’s Content DB and Records Management components have now become available on most of Oracle’s supported platforms.Update:  Today Russ Stalters had an interesting analysis of Oracle’s Content DB pricing, questioning whether the pricing really fits their slogan of “ECM for the Masses”.Formtek is an Oracle partner.last_img read more

How to Batch Export Clips in Premiere Pro

first_imgNeed to export a lot of sequences or clips at the same time? No problem! Here’s how to batch export in Premiere Pro.There’s an easy way and a hard way to go about batch exporting in Premiere Pro. The hard way is to export each sequence individually. The easy way is to use the technique outlined in the steps below. Essentially this technique is a quick way to add a lot of clips into the render queue of Adobe Media Encoder.Step 1: Select Your ClipsSelect all of the clips or sequences you wish to export in the project panel. Don’t worry if you select something that can’t be exported like folders.Step 2: Select Export MediaWith your footage selected, right click and select “Export Media.” You can also hit Command+M or navigate to File>Export>Media.Step 3: Adjust SettingsYou’ll notice that the export menu looks a little different when you’re exporting more than one piece of footage. Namely, you won’t see a preview box. The process here is really quite similar to when you export clips individually. Simply adjust your export settings as needed. If you want each clip to have different export options, you can change that once the clips are in Media Encoder (step 4).Step 4: QueueOnce your export settings are set, simply select ‘Queue‘. You should now see Adobe Media Encoder open and your clips will be loaded into the queue. Once you’re in Media Encoder, you can adjust the export settings of individual clips, change the output location, or simply start the export.Step 5: ExportOnce you’re ready to export, simply hit the small green play arrow at the top of the window. Your clips will now be exported to your specified location.Want to learn a few more quick tips in Premiere Pro? Check out a few of these handy PremiumBeat articles:How to Set Sequence Start Timecode in Premiere Create Quick and Easy Vignettes in Premiere ProThree Quick Tips for Editing in Premiere ProHave any tips for batch exporting in Premiere Pro? Share in the comments below.last_img read more