first_imgSeveral leading universities, including Cambridge and York, have been accused of changing A-Level entry requirements subsequent to students applying.This comes following the pressure of funding cuts of £915m, a surge of almost 12% in students applying, and potential fines for universities of £3,700 for every place over government quotas awarded.Jonny Medland, Vice-President for Affairs at OUSU, said that the move is “an inevitable consequence of government cuts in higher education funding” and “is indicative of the desperation forced on universities”.Oxford University has made clear that AAA has been the “standard conditional offer” at Oxford for “some time” and will remain so.last_img read more

first_imgCredit: Berlyn PhotographyA US mega mansion nicknamed Billionaire has sold for $94 million – a whopping $156 million discount off its original listing price of $250 million. And in case you are wondering, that’s in US dollars so about $137.5 million in Aussie dollars. MORE NEWS: Ray White boss lists own home Earlier this year, News Corp Australia and a group of Brisbane real estate agents toured the jaw-dropping property, which comes with its own helipad, 40-seat movie theatre, candy wall, infinity pool, bespoke art installations, and Louis Vuitton-styled bowling alley. See, we were there! But back to Bel Air. Billionaire at 924 Bel Air Rd, Los Angeles, has sold for US$94 million USA. Source: www.realtor.comThe sprawling private residence, which was developed by handbag designer and real estate developer Bruce Makowsky, is located at 924 Bel Air Road in Los Angeles, and was once the most expensive house ever listed on the market in the US. Real estate developer Bruce Makowsky The US sale falls just short of Australia’s biggest ever residential sale – an incredible nine-bedroom penthouse in Sydney that just sold recently for more than $140 million.And last year, Australia had a $100 million sale of Lady Mary Fairfax’s property at Point Piper in Sydney to Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes. It also makes Brisbane’s most expensive house – 1 Leopard St at Kangaroo Point – look like spare change. It sold for $18.48 million in 2017 and is back on the market. RELATED: Take a look inside Brisbane’s most expensive house The riverfront mansion that set a new Brisbane auction record Located in the exclusive and gated Bel Air residential precinct, its neighbours include Beyonce, actor Salma Hayek, Hyatt Hotel heir Tony Pritzker, and French luxury goods magnate Francois Pinault. Beyonce throws shade at a woman talking to Jay ZAt the time, Williams & Williams Estates Group agent Rayni Williams said the property at was a rare, dream listing.“Extreme wealth from every industry settles in Bel Air,” Ms Williams said.Billionaire has 12 bedrooms and 21 bathrooms spread over four levels and 3500sq m of living space.Two of those bedrooms are OTT opulent master suites – the only two rooms that we were not permitted to photograph during the tour.We were told by the listing agents that they were the only spaces they wanted to keep “private” for the new owner.Regardless of who you are, rich new owner, I have seen inside your boudoir – and I might have poked around in the bedside tables. Source: www.realtor.comSo what else do you get for that mega price tag? Besides the house, which envokes some serious sensory overload on its own, you also get most of accessories and inclusions used to style the property.For example, there is a custom Etienne Moyat wall, a Yibai Liao oversized Leica camera sculpture and hand-carved honey onyx stone pieces.All up, there are over a hundred art installations and a huge collection of key pieces by some of the world’s most exclusive design houses, including a Hermes bag sculpture. Source: www.realtor.comThe two wine cellars inside the house also require a special mention as they both come fully stocked. Credit: Berlyn PhotographyThere is also a helipad conveniently located close to the home office for an easy commute, a 40-seat 4K Dolby Atmos James Bond-themed theatre which we got to experience first hand.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoMy ears are still ringing! Credit: Berlyn Photography Credit: Berlyn PhotographyThere is a four-lane bowling alley and a games area complete with authentic Teckell ping pong, foosball and pool tables, a massive candy wall, a bar that could rival a nightclub and a collection of rare cars and motorcycles. Credit: Berlyn Photography Credit: Berlyn PhotographyIn terms of technology, Billionaire has one of the world’s most advanced smart home systems, including a crocodile skin-lined elevator, a pop-up outdoor movie theatre and a whole-of-residence control system.Outside there is a swim-around jacuzzi, a huge infinity pool with a swim-up bar and waterfalls that have been designed to make the most of the 270 degree views. Source: www.realtor.comI have since done the numbers. There were 13 of us on the trip to the US in July so we could have each pitched in about US$7.4 million to buy Billionaire.But I would have had to work for another 104 years. And live to at least 140 years of age. Yeah, maybe not. Credit: Berlyn Photography Source: www.realtor.com *Samantha Healy is the Courier Mail and Quest real estate editor and was in the US for the Inman Connect conference in Las Vegas earlier this year. Broncos boss sells Brisbane home for eye-watering pricelast_img read more

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Hockey News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Hyderabad: A cheating case has been registered against triple Olympian and former India hockey team captain N Mukesh Kumar and his brother for allegedly obtaining fake Scheduled Caste certificates and securing jobs in the Indian Airlines, police said on Wednesday. Acting on a complaint by a local ‘Tahasildar’, an FIR had been registered under the Indian Penal Code sections 420 (cheating) an 471 (using as genuine a forged document) against Kumar and his brother Suresh Kumar, Bowenpally Police Station Inspector D Rajesh told PTI.Kumar, an Arjuna awardee, and his brother allegedly furnished false SC ‘A’ Mala caste certificates and secured employment in the state-run Indian Airlines while they belonged to backward class ‘A Nayee Brahmin” community, he said quoting the complaint.Also Read | Amit Bhandari Assault Case: After Gautam Gambhir’s proposal, DDCA bans U-23 player Anuj Dedha for lifeThe airlines had earlier requested the Hyderabad district officials to inquire into the matter after it received a complaint that the two brothers did not belong to the SC community.We are proceeding further with the investigations, the police official added. Reacting to the development, Mukesh Kumar, a city resident, said he had been having the SC certificate from class I.“I got the job in the Indian Airllines under the sports quota,” he told PTI. Mukesh Kumar, a star forward, had represented India in over 300 international matches and scored as many as 80 goals.He had featured in three Olympic Games – Barcelona (1992), Atlanta (1996) and Sydney (2000). He has also been conferred with the Padma Shri award. last_img read more

first_imgManchester United Manchester United given go-ahead for women’s team Ryan Conway 21:07 5/28/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Manchester United fans generic Getty Manchester United Premier League Based at The Cliff training ground and playing in the FA Championship, Manchester United Women will begin competitive action in 2018-19 Manchester United have been awarded a license to establish a professional women’s team by the Football Association.A statement on the Premier League giants’ official website confirmed Manchester United Women would be placed into the FA Women’s Championship – the second tier of the game in England below the Super League.The team will be based at United’s historic Cliff training ground in Salford, where the men’s side trained until 2000. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now United’s Executive Vice Chairman, Ed Woodward, said: “The board is delighted that the FA has approved the application. The new women’s team will have the same philosophy as all Manchester United sides, creating a pathway from academy to first team.”We will be making some exciting announcements in the coming days and weeks.”Starting a professional team from scratch is challenging but rewarding and we will make every effort to provide the support and experience for the new women’s team to be successful and to uphold the fine traditions of our great club.”Former England international Casey Stoney is reportedly set to be appointed as manager of United’s new team. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more