More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days agoThree VIVO Villas by Nathan Verri in Port Douglas sold for between $1.7-1.9million in 2019.“The raw render on the block work was probably the most difficult part of the build. Achieving the natural look is really quite difficult and so is protecting it during the build. But it’s rewarding being able to produce something that’s rustic, modern and innovative at the same time.“We also used a lot of cantilevers in the designs.”Mr Verri has just released four luxury villas in the same vein as Vivo at Palm Cove.Luxe on Amphora is 100m from the beach and each home has four bedrooms, five bathrooms, two kitchens and a private swimming pool. Three VIVO Villas by Nathan Verri in Port Douglas sold for between $1.7-1.9million in 2019.The freehold homes have no body corporate fees and are just a short stroll to the former fishing village’s restaurants, cafes and the beach. Mr Verri said the standout designs of the Mudlo St properties were enough to warrant the exclusive prices and buyers have come from overseas, interstate and the Far North.“The raw nature of the materials, the styling, the indoor/outdoor living and what we deliver for the space – four bedrooms, four bathrooms, two kitchens, outdoor kitchens, secluded areas, private living areas and private balconies – that really appeals to people wanting something different. It’s like you’re getting your own tropical paradise,” he said. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:22Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:22 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenAndrew Winter’s spring selling tips01:23THE sale of three luxury homes for between $1.7-1.9 million each has boosted the Far North’s reputation as a high end real estate destination – and there are more in the pipeline from the same designer.Builder and designer Nathan Verri’s three Vivo villas in Port Douglas have garnered plenty of attention, and a decent price, for their raw and rustic look and modern, spacious layout. Three VIVO Villas by Nathan Verri in Port Douglas sold for between $1.7-1.9million in 2019.As well as the Palm Cove project, Mr Verri has a $3.3 million Port Douglas build coming to market and some hillside designs for properties in Cairns and Port Douglas.He said his niche market means he has been able to ride out the property booms and busts. “We don’t fit into the common trend. When things die off that’s when our clients are spending more because the properties are cheaper,” Mr Verri explained.
Esports Insider says: Every naming decision in esports tends to come under scrutiny now, but the stories behind the Clutch City gives it our seal of approval – given that clutches in video games are fairly prevalent. We’re not too sold on the other two, though – although they’re not on Excelsior level by any means. Gold Coin United22$571,429 TeamSplitsSharesPayout eUnited22$571,429 Big Gods Jackals22$571,429 Team Dignitas26$1,714,255 Immortals410$2,857,143 Three NBA teams were accepted into the newly-franchised North American League of Legends Championship Series league back in October. This week, the names for the incumbent NBA organisations have been revealed. The three teams to have entered the NA LCS, and what they’re set to be called (per ESPN reports) are:Golden State Warriors — Golden GuardiansHouston Rockets — Clutch City GamingCleveland Cavaliers — 100 Thieves100 Thieves, the name adopted by the Cavaliers is an extension of the clothing brand that belongs to former Call of Duty and now famous YouTube star Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag who is heading up the Cavaliers’ esports. Meanwhile, Houston Rockets brand Clutch City Gaming is based off the city’s nickname as Clutch City. The roots to the name are interesting and entrenched in Houston’s rich traditional sports history. Back in 1994 the city was dubbed “Choke City” after the Rockets threw away fourth-quarter leads in the Western Conference semifinals and, a year prior, the NFL team had managed to lose a 32-point lead in the playoffs. The team later mounted a huge comeback in the series to win in seven games and go on to win their first championship. The headline changed from “Choke City” to “Clutch City” and the nickname has stuck from there.One would assume Joe Lacob and the Golden State Warriors’ name is fairly straight forward to explain. Given the name of the NBA franchise, it’s simply an alliterative title using the existing Golden brand. Additionally, as revealed by Jacob Wolf at ESPN, the organisations that missed out on the franchising are entitled to a payout. The payout is based on a $12 million exit payment pool, comprised of the $3 million buy-ins paid by new teams entering the league. The payouts are calculated based on 3 shares per split for former Championship Series teams, and a 1 share per split for Challenger Series teams, capped at 10. The table below illustrates the payouts for each team: Phoenix139$2,571,429 Tempo Storm22$571,429 EnVyUs39$2,571,429
DES MOINES — The state’s Judicial Nominating Commission has sent the governor the names of three judges as candidates to fill an opening on the Iowa Supreme Court.Governor Reynolds now has 30 days to name a replacement for Justice Daryl Hecht. He resigned in mid-December, for health reasons.Kellyann Lekar of Waterloo is the chief judge in Iowa’s first judicial district. She’s been a judge since 2005 and is one of the three nominees to replace Hecht. Dustria Relph, a district court judge from Corydon, worked as a nurse before becoming a lawyer and she’s on the nominee’s list. Christopher McDonald — the third nominee for the opening on the Iowa Supreme Court — is currently serving on the Iowa Court of Appeals.Nineteen judges and attorneys were interviewed by the Judicial Nominating Commission for this opening on the state’s highest court. The commission’s work happened as Republican lawmakers, including Governor Reynolds, have discussed changing the membership of the commission.