Carrara property offers idyllic lifestyle for boaties

first_img123 Witt Ave, Carrara. 123 Witt Ave, Carrara. 123 Witt Ave, Carrara.A STUNNING resort-inspired property in Carrara is set to go under the hammer this weekend.The four-bedroom house at 123 Witt Ave features two living areas and a separate dining space as well as high ceilings and airconditioning.The kitchen has been renovated and has plenty of cupboard space and a new gas cooker and oven.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North11 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoThe main bedroom is ensuited while the laundry is recently renovated.Outside there is a salt water pool with timber decking and palm trees overlooking the waterfront as well as a boat shed and pontoon.Harcourts Coastal agent Shaun Bourke is taking the property to auction on February 11 at 1pm.He said the property offered a family-sized home in a remarkable location with boating and water skiing at your doorstep.last_img read more

Watmore warns against feeder clubs

first_imgThe Premier League’s top sides must not be allowed to “bypass” fair play rules by setting up global feeder clubs, according to former Football Association chief executive Ian Watmore. Press Association Ex-FA boss Watmore reckons City were within their rights to recruit former Chelsea midfielder Lampard on loan, but reckons the European governing body may review similar processes in the long run. Watmore called on England’s top clubs to invest in home-grown talent through sending more youngsters on extended loans to lower-league clubs. “You’ve got to be careful of clubs negotiating the constraints of top European competition, and I’m sure UEFA will be all over clubs like a rash,” Watmore told Press Association Sport. “The governing bodies need to monitor this very carefully, because you do not want people bypassing European rules by doing deals elsewhere then loaning players back. “There have been half attempts at this over the years with clubs in Belgium and the Udinese model with Watford. “We are lucky enough to have the league that most people want to watch and want to pay to watch. “We should be able to use the wealth of that Premier League locally – not to try to dislodge the likes of Thierry Henry, who lift the standard, but the bog-standard average imports that we can do without. “The real cream of English football still rises, but where we lack is strength in depth, and that’s been squeezed out. “And that’s the area where we should be using our money to strengthen, not spending it abroad.” Watmore has assumed an unpaid, non-executive board role with north-east football agency Quantum Sport, to specialise in helping youngsters fulfil their potential. His son Duncan is now thriving at Sunderland, but only after being released from Manchester United’s academy and dropping into the non-league ranks. The Black Cats snapped up the 20-year-old from Altrincham, before sending him on loan to Hibernian last season. Watmore said his experiences helping his son have given him fresh insight into the battle for young English talent to succeed at Premier League level. He warned chairman Greg Dyke and the FA commission not to alter English football’s league structure, but to fight for an increased and extended loan system instead. “I think the commission that Greg started was a good idea and has come up with a lot of good ideas,” said Watmore, who was FA chief executive between 2009 and 2010. “It has got this unfortunate headline of the ‘B teams’, and I’m just not there with that. I don’t think we need to do that at all. “I don’t think we need to mess with our league structure that is unique in world football and the envy of the world too. “I don’t think we need Manchester City and Manchester United B teams in that area, for example, when you look at clubs like Altrincham and how it would affect them. “And that scenario would be played out across the country. “Clubs need to send more of their academy players on extended loans, where they can play regularly in real pressure situations. “Clubs have to realise and recognise when it’s the right time to let their young players move on in order to secure regular football. “Otherwise players hit 22 and can’t secure a post-under-21 contract, and find themselves squeezed out by youngsters coming through the system.” Watmore believes UEFA will be “all over clubs like a rash” that aim to avoid Financial Fair Play regulations by loaning top stars from overseas satellite outfits to cut transfer fees. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger earlier this month questioned Manchester City’s loan capture of Frank Lampard from New York City – a club also owned by Sheikh Mansour. last_img read more

ESI Gambling Report: A new opportunity in the NBA 2K League

first_imgAs esports as a collective continue to surpass a number of sports in viewership, its lucrative betting precinct is growing rapidly alongside it.Sportsbooks have carried markets on esports for quite some time now and whilst at most you’ll typically come across odds on only a select handful of esports, a brand new market was recently unchained into this hemisphere – the NBA 2K League. Believe it or not, the basketball league’s virtual equivalent has a great deal to offer in the betting galaxy, so it’s somewhat unsurprising to see the title appear across so many bookmakers spreads so early. As such we took a closer look as to what distinguishes the newest esports addition as a viable betting contest in this week’s ESI Gambling Report.There’s a lot of speculation as to how large the esports betting market actually is at the moment; Business Insider clocked the industry at $900 million at the beginning of this year while a recent report from Juniper Research estimated the combined value of skin gambling and loot boxes would equate to roughly $50 billion by 2020. Whilst this report seems to have undoubtedly gotten carried away and prone to serious overstatement, whatever the actual number is, the market is there and it’s growing. Moreover it’s to be expected that bookmakers are among those factions trying to wedge a hand into the honey pot. One of the most boisterous endeavors in sports and esports collaboration recently gave birth to the NBA 2K League, and companies are already starting to harvest the opportunities. 2K enters the ringWhen seeking to bet on esports, you’ll encounter a familiar group of suspects; League of Legends, Dota and CS:GO are among the most prevalent in the scene, and it’s also normal to see a bit of variation in that lineup across different sportsbooks. Some esports just don’t fit the bill when it comes to betting though – this ultimately depends on the market, volume of events and audience that will determine whether or not a title can be a sustainable betting line. As the highly anticipated 2K League commenced less than just two weeks ago, we’ve already seen the name featured in full across a catalog of bookmakers. Popular books parading NBA 2K on their roster include EGB, Betway, Pinnacle, Arcane Bet, and Xbet, among others. Although the newest title has only just opened its betting market for business, we’re wagering the 2K League will continue to pop up on other sportsbooks and here’s why:Why bookmakers are betting on 2KThe swift influx of bookmakers opening markets for 2K seems a bit out of the ordinary considering its fresh launch, however, its implementation isn’t unreasoned.NBA 2K offers a number of advantages to sportsbooks that routine esports don’t. First off, the 2K League has a season structure that mirrors the NBA – providing a consistency unmatched by many other esports. While most esports revolve around tournament schedules that occur somewhat sporadically, the 2K League’s first season will feature 15 weeks of matchups where multiple teams will clash at a time. This system affords bookmakers a reliable streamline of bets to offer customers, bolstering their esports division quite significantly.Las Vegas ReviewBetting on basketball has historically been a widely popular activity, so the transition towards its digital counterpart actually makes a lot of sense. With the 2K League’s similarity to its predecessor, the new market also has the chance at drawing in some of its traditional NBA clientele into esports; a bridge a lot of organisations are vigorously trying to build. Above all, NBA 2K is familiar – it’s a game reflecting a global sport we’ve come to love over two centuries, thus the crossover between basketball and 2K is embraced.UltraPlay announces 2K live bettingIn a recent announcement by UltraPlay on May 9th, the online betting solutions provider made NBA 2K League pre-match and live betting possible through the company’s esports data feed. UltraPlay would become the first to offer in-play betting options on the emerging esports league – an element likely to heighten its betting plane. Basketball traditionally offers a collection of in-play lines that allows bettors to wager on more than one aspect of a match; being that the NBA and 2K are essentially one in the same, the live betting option should be a complete and thrilling addition once fully-implemented. Why bet on 2K?As a punter, the 2K League is just as enticing as it is for bookmakers; for one, there’s a relatively low-barrier of entry for those looking to get into it. Regardless of whether you’re a newcomer to NBA 2K or an expert, its resemblance to a timeless global sport makes it comparatively much less intimidating than complex esports titles like Dota or League of Legends. Being that the 2K League is so fresh, bookmakers are still trying to finetune the odds; a bettor with some knowledge in this area may be able to turn a quick profit while still in its adolescent stages. We perceive that the 2K League will be an entry for bettors looking to take their introductory steps in esports.Esports Insider says: Overall, the 2K League would appear to be a great addition to the everyday esports betting cast; the game hits all of the points that would qualify it as a blue-chip betting market. The 2K League’s strongest attributes are in the form of its consistent schedule, volume of games and familiarity that truly establishes itself as a colossal opportunity for bookmakers.last_img read more