Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie voted best Women’s Prize for Fiction winner

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Home automation system ticks all the boxes

first_imgInside 6 General St, Hendra. Describing the property as “Hamptons exterior meets modern European interior”, Mr D’Arro said there were functional spaces for an executive family’s day-to-day living which easily converted to an entertainer’s dream.“Modern life requires thoughtful use of space and automation as well as comfort and this was at the forefront of each and every design and inclusion decision,” he said.The property features a climate-controlled wine cellar with custom joinery to showcase an extensive collection.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours ago Could you entertain your friends at 6 General St, Hendra? It is very spacious.Mr D’Arro said the space was the perfect use of what could often end up a design “dead area” and acts as an amazing conduit between the entranceway and living area in the home.“The beauty and functionality of the home is lifted immensely by the inclusion of custom crafted cabinetry in many spaces – this sets it apart from most homes on the market,” he said.Place Ascot selling agent Patrick McKinnon said the developer had gone “above and beyond” in the quality of the build and finishes.“It’s a whole new standard to anything on the market. In addition, the feedback has been that they have nailed the floor plan and flow, the use of space in the block and its width; the home feels like it’s on a much bigger block than it is,” Mr McKinnon said.“It’s a benchmark for the area that was once typically known as a suburb where homes had stables. Now, the Eagle Farm racecourse, these large blocks are being created into architectural masterpieces, much like 6 General St.” Imagine all this wardrobe space at 6 General St, Hendra.center_img 6 General St, Hendra.This tech-savvy new build is in the highly desired suburb of Hendra and is perfect for an executive family.The five-bedroom, four-bathroom home at 6 General St is the masterpiece of Innovare Builders.Featuring state-of-the-art automation and electrical integration the house is controlled effortlessly and efficiently both while on site or remotely from anywhere in the world. Orazio D’Arro, the managing director of Innovare Builders, said part of a busy modern family’s lifestyle demands convenience (even while travelling) and the electronic aids in the home deliver convenience in spades. The wine cellar at 6 General St, Hendra.He said these were homes of the future, with state-of-the-art technology, security and double glazing windows that save money on power bills. “Finally someone has built what the buyers are asking for and I can tell you they are happy,” Mr McKinnon said.last_img read more

Warner hails ‘world-class’ Archer

first_imgBy Peter HallLEEDS, England (Reuters) – Australia batsman David Warner described England fast bowler Jofra Archer as “world class” after he picked up his first five-wicket haul in Test cricket to help dismiss the touring side for 179 in the third Ashes Test yesterday.Barbados-born Archer, who made his Test debut in the last match at Lord’s, ripped through the Australians with figures of 6-45 on a weather-affected opening day to put England in command as they look to level the series at 1-1.Warner, who scored his first half-century of the series before falling to Archer for 61, was full of praise for the 24-year-old, comparing him to Dale Steyn, South Africa’s all-time leading wicket-taker. “That was incredible Test bowling,” Warner said. “England put the ball in the right areas.“He bowled at bit like Dale Steyn with the new ball, tried to use the conditions and ramp it up when he needed to. It was world-class bowling at its best.” Archer struck early to remove opener Marcus Harris in damp, overcast conditions, but Australia recovered after a rain-affected morning session to 136-2.Backed up by Stuart Broad, Archer then turned the match in England’s favour. Bowling at a slightly slower pace than he did at Lord’s, Archer said his style reflected the conditions.“I don’t need to run in and bowl 90 (miles per hour) every spell to get wickets,” Archer said. “It has shown that today.“There will be times in Test matches you have to focus on hitting your length. There will be times to ramp it up as well but you don’t have to go into it every innings. “These are things you train for. If you train hard you will be rewarded. We bowled well as a team at Lord’s, luckily enough for us it happened today.”Australia need one more win in the five-match series to retain the Ashes urn for the first time in 17 years. But, in the absence of the tourists’ leading batsman Steve Smith, England are looking to seize their chance to restore parity, and former Australia paceman Glenn McGrath believes Archer can be the difference.“I dare say Jofra Archer will be getting a fair few more five-fors in his career,” McGrath told the BBC. “With him, England could win this inside three days.”last_img read more

Sportradar white paper highlights importance of betting data in boosting engagement

first_img David Lampitt, Sportradar: F1 presents betting’s most sizeable opportunity August 14, 2020 Sportradar combats social media abuse with player protection solution August 17, 2020 Share Related Articles Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Share Submit StumbleUpon Major industry supplier Sportradar has released its second OTT white paper, ‘The Future of the OTT Experience’ which offers insight into how data can be used to boost engagement.The inclusion of betting content and advanced insights, according to the white paper, can also facilitate a growth in engagement with modern audiences and keep them on platforms longer.The report looks into the ways that data rights holders and content owners can maximise sports data and statistical insights to heighten engagement.Felix Blank, Director of Digital Platforms at Sportradar, commented: “Following the positive feedback we received around our first white paper – The Monetisation of OTT and Data – we are pleased to be able to continue sharing both our and our clients’ knowledge with rights holders and content owners.“In a splintered and competitive media landscape, publishers need to ensure their video strategy is as engaging and user-focused as it can be. By using data not only to keep viewers engaged but also properly monetise the overall strategy, rights holders can fully leverage their digital ecosystem.”The paper highlighted the increasing importance of data when it comes to rights holders increasing engagement and monetising their offering.The white paper also offers insights into the growth and engagement of OTT services and emphasised that data is key to the personalisation of content and the overall monetisation strategy for rights holders, content owners and sports teams.last_img read more