An entry level home that ticks all the right boxes

first_img36 Royal Street, WulguruMore from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“The residence, itself, has been loved and looked after by its only owner and improved with a magnificent deck and just a few years ago, a new roof,” says listing agent Michele Hyde.“Enter into the comfortable living room, and walk through to the dining area and spacious kitchen. “This space features glass display cupboards and a fridge that can stay, as it is smartly built into the large pantry. “The superb back deck with timber stairs is accessed from both of these living spaces and offers the perfect area for an evening drink.” 36 Royal Street, WulguruARE you looking for an entry level home with lots of potential?If so, this beautifully maintained home, is definitely worth your attention.Located in one of Townsville’s most tightly held suburbs, 36 Royal St in Wulguru sits on a beautiful corner block, with established gardens and an unusually strong bore that can power multiple sprinklers.The land, itself, will tick quite a few boxes — being fully fenced and with double gate access from Powell Street to the powered shed/garage. 36 Royal Street, WulguruListed for sales between mid to high $200,000, the home also features three good-sized bedrooms, all of which come with split system airconditioning and a large built-in wardrobe in the master. The other two bedrooms have cupboards that can stay, and the functional family bathroom features an easy access shower. The home has security screens throughout, along with CrimSafe front and back doors. A paved and shaded area on the side of the home is a gardener’s delight, along with the vegetable patch currently growing tomatoes, shallots, herbs and even pineapples.All this only minutes from Fairfield Waters and the Precinct, Lavarack Barracks, hospital and James Cook University.last_img read more

Coaching Nightmare

first_imgEverybody going to a high school contest these days travels in some type of school bus.  Nobody expects that bus to wind up on its top in the median or in a ditch on an interstate highway.  That is what happened to the Griffith High School boys basketball team on their way to the semi-state last Saturday.  A young lady was traveling with a drink on her person that spilled as she was driving.  She jerked the steering wheel of her car and ran into the side of the bus.  The result was all 27 people on the bus were injured.Some of the players along with training staff and coaches were injured to the point that the game was not played until Wednesday night of this week.  It was very fortunate that Griffith was able to play this game at all.  However, they did and they came up 2 points short as Marion High School will play for the AAA state championship tomorrow.last_img read more

Tristan McDonald – i-pools: “an innovative, skill-based alternative”

first_img FansUnite accelerates wagering ambitions by acquiring McBookie for $2m  May 20, 2020 Social pools betting network i-pools recently launched the UK’s first real-money Daily Fantasy Racing games, with the aim of offering punters an alternative to fixed-odds markets and totaliser betting. SBC caught up with i-pools Founder Tristan McDonald to find out more.  SBC: Hi Tristan! Firstly can you begin by introducing the concept of Daily Fantasy Racing pools and what it hopes to bring to the market?Tristan McDonald: Daily Fantasy Racing is just one of the many formats available on the i-pools betting platforms. i-pools delivers a wide variety of “fantasy” and “prediction” games across all sports. Our games are designed to be simple and transparent but relevant and engaging for all types of players.Fantasy formats allow players to select participants in a sporting event to accumulate points based on their performances – and the player with the most points wins first prize, the second most points wins second prize and so on.Prediction formats run on the same basis but the players predict the outcome of key statistics in an event, such as the winner, the number of goals or yellow cards for instance, and players accumulate points for correct predictions. Again, the highest points score wins first prize and second best wins second prize etc.We also run Last Man Standing games which we will also be rolling out for Racing – a completely unique innovation in betting. In our basic daily fantasy racing games, players select a horse in each race in the game (normally a single race meeting) and score points based on its finishing position and its odds (the longer the odds, the more points you score – so picking a long priced second or third can score more points than a short priced winner).We also run festival pools – picking from the big races across a festival such as Cheltenham or Ascot, and Big Race Predictors, where players predict all the key outcomes of a big race such as winner, places, distance, number of fallers (in National Hunt), etc.We will be adding other formats based on our very simple scoring system, including a Rollover pool similar to the Tote Scoop6 (except with a much lower administration fee!). Players can use their daily selections to place a traditional ‘acca’ bet with our bookmaker partners.Players also vie for a monthly Horse Racing Hall of Fame, which is effectively our tipster of the month.So all-in-all, fantasy and prediction betting formats offer an innovative, skill-based alternative to sit alongside traditional fixed odds formats.SBC: What does the end of the tote monopoly mean for i-pools?TMc: It means nothing else to i-pools other than that we are free to offer our products on UK Racing, which we are very happy about. Previously pools betting on UK Racing was restricted by law to the Tote and other operators that they allowed to do so, which was none (unsurprisingly).But for the wider UK betting market it is really terrific news as punters will immediately see the benefit of competition and innovation in a tired and stifled sector of the industry.While the Tote Monopoly was in place, Betfred was allowed to restrict other businesses from offering ANY kind of pools betting on UK Racing, thus creating an artificial barrier to entry. This allowed them to continue to take 30%+ out of their pools and to stop any other businesses developing alternative pools-based products.Whatever happens in this market in the immediate future, it will be a better deal for customers. We think i-pools Daily Fantasy Racing offers a fun and affordable format for the less hardcore punters that love their racing. Players get a sweat across the whole meeting with a single £1 bet and you don’t need all your picks to win – just more than anyone else’s. Our objective is to offer players more fun and better value for their betting dollar.SBC: And what is the relevance of i-pools being a social platform?TMc: i-pools is a mix between a social experience and a betting experience. We just provide the platform for players to play against each other – akin to a betting exchange like Betfair, except you know exactly who you are playing against, like you do in online poker.Our games are effectively “tipping competitions” between the players. Players can enter “unlimited” games, which anyone can join, or private games which they set up themselves and invite just their friends to join. These can be “heads up” (ie 1 vs 1), 10 Max or however many players are required.Players can “tweet” or “share” their entries, invite other players by email or social media and chat with each other in each game’s chatbox. We will be enhancing our social media links in the future so that sharing games and inviting friends will be easier and more transparent.We have no intention of trying to become a social media channel ourselves, but rather to allow players to interact via i-pools using existing channels.SBC: Looking to the future, what goals have been set, both long-term and short- term, for Daily Fantasy Racing?TMc: The only goals we have set ourselves are around the playability of our game formats and the quality of our UX (user experience). The players can then vote with their clicks and their deposits. Ultimately, we believe in highly transparent and simple game formats which focus on the relevant elements of the sports and this is what we are setting out to deliver. And we are aiming to provide these in a friendly, helpful and social online environment. 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