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Buyer’s can’t get enough of Paddington’s gems

first_img7 Reading St, Paddington.A LOCAL real estate agent is predicting a good year ahead for those in the market to sell and buy in the inner-city suburbs of Brisbane.Marketing agent Luke Dawson of Ray White, Paddington said the property market was strong in Paddington, with many attracted to the type of homes in the area, and the lifestyle offered. “It’s a very sought-after pocket of Brisbane,” he said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus22 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market22 hours ago7 Reading St, Paddington sold in December for $3,125,000.“There are lots of cafes, restaurants and shops and it’s close to the city, so it appeals to a lot of buyers.”Mr Dawson said he had seen a spike in first-home buyers and owner occupiers in the area.“With interest rates low and banks competitive, people are buying instead of paying rent,” he said.Mr Dawson said that Paddington has been attractive to buyers looking for long-term investments. The home at 7 Reading St, Paddington was built in 1895.“It’s a suburb where people hold for a long time, so I think new buyers entering the market will feel safe knowing they are buying into an area that’s stable,” Mr Dawson said.He added that recent high sales were a reflection of the high demand for “prestige properties in the area,” that would continue to gain buyer interest in 2018.last_img read more


LSSTF Rolls Out Plans to Make Lagos Flagship of Sports Devt

first_img“The Lagos State Sports Trust Fund is set up to promote sports by creating state-wide sport awareness to ensure increased interest, participation and sustainability of sporting activities in the state.“We are also out to help raise funds and generate adequate funding for sports development in the state through effective fund-raising strategies and tactics.“The LSSTF will also manage the funds in a judicious way, simply put, we will adequately manage sports funds in the state. We also have plans to build and maintain six standard sports centres in Lagos State.“We are created primarily to play a critical role in financing the development and promotion of sports, sporting activities and facilities in the state because we appreciate the relative importance of sports in wealth creation, job creation and general economic development.”Pedro further revealed that the body has developed a blueprint for sports development in Lagos State.Also on the 12-man board is Wahid Enitan Oshodi, a former sports commissioner in Lagos State who is also the President of the Africa- Western Region of the International Table Tennis Federation.Other members include Dr Kweku Tandor, the chairman of Lagos State Sports Commission; Babatunde Bank-Anthony, the Director General of Lagos Sports Commission; Mrs Omolola Essien who represents the local governments of Lagos State; Kenneth Odusanya, a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria; Oladipo Awe; Moyo Ogunseinde, chairman of Lagos State Gymnastic Association; Adekoyejo Adejumo, Akin Ogunlana, Fola Pandonu, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs; and Olaposi Agunbiade is the Executive Secretary of the LSSTF.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Lagos State Sports Trust Fund (LSSTF), the first of its type in Nigeria yesterday unfolded its programme aimed at making the state the flagship of sports development in the country.The LSSTF board inaugurated last March by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode is led by the former Deputy Governor of Lagos, Olufemi Pedro and has 11 other members to pilot its affairs. It is the first of its kind in sub-Sahara AfricaSpeaking at a media session in Lagos yesterday, Pedro highlighted the vision, mission and core values of the LSSTF as what differentiate it from any previous attempt by any agency to assist in the development of human capacity and infrastructure in the state.last_img read more


Gem amongst stones: Kevin Pietersen discovers swashbuckling toddler on social media; calls for Virat…

first_imgAdvertisement gqawlNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs3833Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E4ia26( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 0dsWould you ever consider trying this?😱mulw2Can your students do this? 🌚c62d1ihRoller skating! Powered by Firework Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen, who makes his stance known on social media posted a short video of an extremely talented young player. The video garnered rapid attention in a short span after Pietersen asked for the young star’s inclusion to none other than Virat Kohli himself. Advertisement The video includes the toddler playing a couple of shots with precise footwork that would even earn the notice of the best. Armed with gloves and a bat in hand, the toddler manages to time each of the received delivery with exquisite timing inside the comfort of his house.Advertisement Upon coming across the video, Kevin Pietersen posted this on Instagram along with the caption “WHAT?!?!?!?!?! Get him in your squad, @virat.kohli! Can you pick him?!?!”The video quickly earned a reply from Virat Kohli who was also amazed upon seeing the brimming talent of the young cricketer. Kohli proceeded to reply to Pietersen’s caption by stating “Where’s he from??? He’s unreal.”The video also earned responses from notable sports personalities such as current England Women’s Coach Phil Neville, prominent sports anchor Erin Holland, South African cricket team captain Faf Du Plessis and footballer Patrick Kluivert. The identity of the toddler is yet to be known.This marks the second occasion in the recent post where Virat Kohli has been tagged in, a few weeks back David Warner’s daughter proceeded to claim that she was Virat Kohli after playing a few shots in the backyard. The Australian opener had tagged Kohli in the caption after posting the video on social media.Kevin Pietersen, who once shared a dressing room with Virat Kohli during his stint with the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL has cultivated the reputation of posting such quirks on social media.Virat Kohli, on the other hand, enjoyed a fruitful outing in the T20 series against the West Indies. The Indian captain was adjudged as the man of the series after scoring 2 fifties off the three innings he played. The batsman is currently gearing up with his teammates to face the visitors in a three-match ODI series which is set to start from Chennai.Read Also:India to create world record with cricket stadium that will accomodate a whooping 110,000 spectators!Jasprit Bumrah to make comeback in the nets ahead of India – West Indies ODI match  Advertisementlast_img read more