58/1 Marlin Parade, ‘Harbour Lights’. Cairns. Picture: ColliersA CAIRNS CBD unit has cracked the $2 million mark for the first time in more than 12 months.In what property experts hope is a sign of things to come, a five-bedroom Harbour Lights apartment settled for $2.35 million.It eclipses the highest unit sale of 2016 – a Cairns Aquarius penthouse that fetched $1.8 million in December – while an Earlville mansion settled for $2 million in last year’s most expensive house sale.After the Aquarius unit sold last year, REIQ Cairns zone chairman Tom Quaid said there were buyers out there “willing to spend more than $2 million”.The deal for 58/1 Marlin Parade, struck by Belle Property, has proved him right. “It says there is confidence among buyers in the value on offer there is in Cairns,” Mr Quaid said. “We saw last year there was a market for this kind of property and it comes down to making sure it’s marketed properly to reach the ideal buyer.”More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days agoAccording to CoreLogic, the unit was listed for $3.5 million between September 2013 and December 2014, before being dropped to $2.95 million during the 12 months to July last year. From last October it was listed for offers above $2 million.The median unit price in Cairns has dropped markedly since 2010 and, according to the latest Cairns Watch report by Herron Todd White, was most recently about $215,000.Mr Quaid expected this figure to rise. “There are people looking at Cairns who haven’t necessarily been considering us for some time and there are a few exciting projects going on,” he said.“For three or four years, these sorts of homes weren’t getting a nibble … it’s good to see more high-end activity here in Cairns.“People are going to see that Cairns is a fantastic place to live and, if they want a unique home, they can find one here.” Set on 353sq m, including 91sq m of balcony space, the unit at 58/1 Marlin Parade features sweeping water views and living space in abundance. read more
April 16, 2020 The event was scheduled for June 8-14 at St. George’s Golf and Country Club in Toronto.The Canadian Open is the third oldest event on the PGA Tour schedule behind the British Open and the U.S. Open.___The French soccer federation is preparing a rescue package for its 14,000 amateur clubs.The FFF says it will announce its “massive support plan for amateur soccer” in the coming days. It says the plan will support clubs when their leagues restart next season. ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 French soccer club Paris Saint-Germain is helping to provide meals for medical staff combating the coronavirus outbreak.Up to 1,200 meals per day are being prepared in the kitchens of the Parc des Princes in western Paris. They are then delivered by volunteers from the Street Food en Mouvement (Street Food on the Move) association.Volunteers from the association have used the stadium kitchens since April 9. Four trucks have been used to take more than 5,000 meals to seven hospitals.Every day a team of 12 delivers a full meal outside hospitals from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 6 p.m.-10 p.m.PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi says the hospital workers are “true heroes” who should continue to be applauded. Nice coach Patrick Vieira has been thanked by the city’s mayor for donating 250 iPads to elderly people in four public care homes.The 43-year-old Vieira is a former player who won the 1998 World Cup with France.Mayor Christian Estrosi says “together we’re always stronger and I thank Patrick Vieira and Nice for their generosity.”Estrosi says the tablets are essential in helping people maintain contact with their families “and limit the isolation of our elders during the confinement period.”___ Associated Press The Latest: Canadian Open golf tournament canceled The FFF canceled all its leagues this season because of the coronavirus pandemic except the third division and the women’s first division. The top two men’s leagues in France and the League Cup are run by the LFP.The French Cup final on April 25 and the women’s French Cup semifinals on March 21 have been postponed but not canceled.___The U.S. Tennis Association says it is overseeing a commitment of more than $50 million to help the sport deal with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.The USTA says it is shaving more than $20 million from its budget by reducing salaries of its management and eliminating programs in player development and marketing. The IPL has become cricket’s primary annual competition in April and May but India this week extended the world’s biggest lockdown to May 3. That has dashed hopes by the Board of Control for Cricket in India of a shortened IPL in May possibly without spectators.The BCCI bowed to the inevitable to suspend the Twenty20 competition until further notice.BCCI honorary secretary Jay Shah says “the health and safety of the nation and everyone involved in our great sport remains our top priority and … the IPL 2020 season will only commence when it is safe and appropriate to do so.”The eight-week IPL was to begin on March 29 but was then pushed back to April 15.___ The group that runs the U.S. Open says the total future support provided by the USTA and its industry partners for the sport at the grassroots level “will be determined by the financial performance” of the 2020 Grand Slam tournament in Flushing Meadows.The USTA says it still plans to stage its tournament as scheduled from Aug. 31 to Sept. 13.The U.S. Open would be the next major tennis championship on the calendar after the French Open was postponed and Wimbledon was canceled.The WTA and ATP professional tours are currently suspended until at least July and one tournament in August already has been called off.___ World Rugby is offering a $100 million relief fund for national unions distressed by the coronavirus pandemic.World Rugby says “it is designed to assist the maximum number of unions for the maximum amount of time while there is a rugby void.”The body adds “the financial package will potentially involve a combination of advances and loans” for Six Nations and Sanzaar unions and that “World Rugby is also committed to supporting emerging nations and regional associations where required.”___The Indian Premier League has been suspended indefinitely because of the coronavirus pandemic. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Canadian Open golf tournament has been canceled because of the to the coronavirus pandemic. read more
The president of the sport’s governing body – the IAAF – has denied lobbying for Eugene in Oregon, which clinched the tournament without a bidding process.That city is closely linked to Nike, which Seb Coe is an ambassador for.Gothenburg had expressed strong interest in hosting, and the leader of its bid, Bjorn Eriksson, says an investigation is needed.