This city unit block pays its own way, grossing $186,000 a year

first_img7 Thondley Street, Windsor Qld 4030. Picture: Realestate.com.au 7 Thondley Street, Windsor Qld 4030. Picture: Realestate.com.auAN entire inner-city unit block, which earns $186,000 a year, is set to fire up investors when it goes under the hammer this weekend.The 12-unit, 16 bedroom, 12 car space property at 7 Thondley Street, Windsor, was built in the 1970s, and has come on the market for just the second time in over 45 years, according to agent Richard Mirosch of LJ Hooker Stafford. Some of the units have been updated. Picture: Realestate.com.au There are 12 living rooms in the complex. Picture: Realestate.com.au“So much future potential to add more units with this land rich property (subject to BCC approval)”.Ten of the units are one bedders and two are three bed apartments, all with lockup garages.Mr Mirosch believed a “developer, self managed super fund or astute investor will realise the potential of this land rich property and future landbank opportunity”.The property is open for inspection from 11.30 to noon this Saturday (August 5) and will be auctioned off at 1pm in-room at LJ Hooker Stafford (205 Stafford Rd, Stafford). There are opportunities to add value. Picture: Realestate.com.au More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoThere are 12 units in the complex. Picture: Realestate.com.au The property is on the market for just the second time in 45 years. Picture: Realestate.com.auThe unit complex is on a 1,455sq m block zoned medium residential up to five levels. Its quarterly costs include rates of about $2626.92, water and sewerage:$2614.25 and community power $135. Insurance costs were about $4571.59 per annum, according to the Realestate.com.au listing.“This cash cow is to be sold in one line and has low vacancy rates, giving the buyer a strong holding income of approximately $186,000 a year gross fully tenanted,” according to Mr Mirosch.last_img read more

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Nitehawks rally past Heat to take commanding lead in KIJHL Final

first_imgIf the Chase Heat need a shoulder to cry on following Game two of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Championship Series, the squad can put in a call to the Nelson Leafs.Because the Nelson Leafs are probably the only team that can relate to the heartbreaking experienced by the Heat after Beaver Valley rallied from a 4-1 deficit to edge Chase 5-4 Tuesday night at the Fruitvale Arena to take a commanding 2-0 lead in the best-of-five final.Game three is Thursday in Chase.The Heat looked primed to even the series after jumping all over the Hawks in the opening period, building a 3-0 lead eight minutes into the game on timely goals by Josh Bourne, on the power play, Michael Fidanza and Cory Loring.Dylan Kent stopped the bleeding with a power play marker for Beaver Valley two minutes before the period ended.But Kolten Moore restored the three-goal advantage 10 seconds after Kent’s marker. This all happening despite the Heat being outshot 15-8 in the period.However, unlike the comeback against the Leafs during Game two of the Murdoch Division Final when Beaver Valley scored twice in the final minute of the game before winning in overtime, the Hawks had a full 40 minutes to complete this comeback.Two goals by Bradley Ross in the second period combined with a power play goal from McKoy Hauck midway through the third frame tied the game at 4-4.That set the stage for Aiden Bowell to complete the comeback with a goal seven minutes from the finish line.Beaver Valley outshot the Heat 42-21 making a winner out of Tallon Kramer, who rebounded from a shaky opening frame.Nic Bruyere was in goal for Chase.If necessary, Game four of the series goes Friday in Chase.If the series needs to go the full five games, the final contest is scheduled back in Fruitvale Sunday.For Heat fans thinking about jumping off the bus, Chase rallied from a 2-0 deficit during the Okanagan-Shuswap Conference Final to oust Osoyoos Coyotes in five games.last_img read more

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LENNYFROMALIBU STAKES QUOTES – SATURDAY MAY 28, 2016

first_img            NOTES: Winning owner/breeder Pamela Ziebarth resides in Arcadia, CA. MARTY JONES, AMBITIOUS BREW, WINNER: “We ended up getting a great trip. You could tell after the first quarter mile that he was in the right spot and he was gonna be tough to beat. I keep feeling like I should’ve gotten more out of this horse, he’s a really good horse. Hopefully, there’s one more chapter in the book for him and he can string together five or six good races. Hopefully, we can finish off the year with something big with him.             FLAVIEN PRAT, AMBITIOUS BREW, WINNER: “Marty just asked me not to rush him. He broke so well and I had an easy lead. I was surprised to be on the lead that easily with him but after that when I asked him after crossing the dirt, he just took off.“I heard he is always good when he’s fresh and I didn’t know him, so the layoff wasn’t a concern for me. The way he went to the lead like that, so easily, I would say he likes to run fresh.” MIKE SMITH, FOREST CHATTER, SECOND: “I was the speed of the race and I got away extremely slow and basically just gave him (Ambitious Brew) about a four or five-length head start. At that point, I couldn’t do much about it. I tried to cut every corner I could after that and he really ran a gallant effort around the second turn but it gave him way too much to do and the winner got such an easy lead, it was over two jumps out of the gate.” PAM ZIEBARTH, OWNER/BREEDER AMBITIOUS BREW, WINNER: “This is a great way for him to come back. The whole crew at the barn has been so happy with this horse. They were texting me this morning, telling me ‘We got this.’ We have 12 horses with Marty now and they’re all homebreds. Fifty percent of them are Cal-bred.” JOCKEY QUOTES TRAINER QUOTESlast_img read more

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Validating a Just-So Story: How the Lizard Got Its Horns

first_imgAs if smarting from criticisms that evolutionists trade in stories instead of evidence, Utah State biologists Kevin Young and Edmund Brodie, Jr and son decided to test an instance of natural selection.  Their subject was the horned lizard of the southwestern United States, the misnamed “horny toad” kids like to catch. Many descriptions of evolutionary adaptations are criticized as “just-so stories” that are based more on intuition than on direct tests of adaptive hypotheses.  The elaborate crowns of horns possessed by many species of horned lizards (genus Phrynosoma) are classic examples of intuitively adaptive features that lack direct tests of function.  The bony horns that give horned lizards their name are presumed to function as a defense against predators (Fig. 1B).  Here we present data from the wild showing that natural selection by loggerhead shrikes favors longer horns (fig. S1) in the flat-tailed horned lizard (Phrynosoma mcalli).So, replete with charts, photographs, equations and scientific names, the trio have pulled off a rare achievement: connecting the selective agent (a loggerhead shrike) to the selected effect (the length of the lizard’s horns).  They showed that lizards with longer horns don’t get attacked by the predatory bird.  Their concluding statement, however, seems to disparage prior work:Modern methods for analyzing natural selection have increased our understanding of which traits experience selection.  These methods, however, typically cannot identify agents of selection or reveal the functional relations that result in natural selection.  Even most classic data sets demonstrating selection in the wild, including Bumpus’s sparrows and Lande and Arnold’s pentatomid bugs, did not reveal the agents responsible for the observed patterns of survival.  Our results present a rare opportunity to link the statistical form of selection to an identifiable agent, in this case predation by shrikes.  Our study does not show that other agents and forms of selection do not play a role in the evolution of horn size, but clearly illustrates that defense against shrike predation is one factor driving the radical elongation of horns in some species of horned lizards.Their paper was published in the April 2 issue of Science.1  Though not a just-so story in their opinion, they whimsically gave their paper a Kipling-esque title: “How the Horned Lizard Got Its Horns.”    The summary in Science Now adds that the horns on the living lizards were less than a millimeter longer, on average, than those of the dead ones.1Kevin V. Young,1 Edmund D. Brodie, Jr.,1 Edmund D. Brodie, III, “How the Horned Lizard Got Its Horns,” Science, Vol 304, Issue 5667, 65, 2 April 2004, [DOI: 10.1126/science.1094790] (published online April 1).Well, very nice.  I’m sure father and son and buddy had fun out there in the desert and learned a lot.  This is certainly better empirical research than the typical Darwin Party fare, weaving tales out of pure imagination.  Too bad it’s irrelevant.    Like the study on peppered mice (see 04/18/2003 entry), this research really doesn’t do much to help prop up Charlie.  Creationists freely admit that existing traits can be emphasized by predation or diet, including finch beaks and fur color.  Even Answers in Genesis has no problem with natural selection at this level.  This paper does nothing to explain how the lucky lizard got horns in the first place, or a head, or running legs, or breathing lungs, circulating blood, seeing eyes, hearing ears, sexual organs, or factories of molecular machines in every cell of its body.    Researchers who think these kinds of microevolutionary studies support Darwinism commit the fallacy of extrapolation.  They think that if they just add up a large number of little stories about microevolution, they will all add up to macroevolution, and prove that humans had bacteria ancestors.  But like a pendulum on a clock, a lot of little movements do not necessarily add up to vast distances.    Furthermore, this admirable field work, which must have required a lot of time and effort, raises as many questions as it attempts to answer: why aren’t all the horns long enough on all the lizards by now to prevent all shrike attacks?  Have they connected the acquired characteristics to the gametes and to developmental pathways, to prevent accusations of Lamarckism?  Are the genes for horns subject to pleiotropy or balancing selection?  Do the longer horns cause disadvantages to the lizards?  What other defense mechanisms are at work, like camouflage, better eyesight, faster legs or bad taste?  Perhaps you can think of more.   The point is, there is just some circumstantial evidence here, with plenty of wiggle room for just-so storytelling, and the relationship, which is probably valid, does nothing to explain the origin of the lizard and the origin of the bird.  The mere sorting of existing information is not what Charlie set out to explain.  The big just-so story is still that.  Swabbing the deck doesn’t make the ship float.    Science Now contains a Freudian slip that reveals the bad storytelling habit of Darwinians: “Any armchair Darwinist could tell you the lizards’ horns probably evolved to protect it from predators.”  Telling a story with your arms on the recliner was supposed to go out with Aristotle.  Get out there and prove it.(Visited 180 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Vocational training can help South Africa

first_imgVocational training gives people options other than studying at a university. Increased efforts from the government in this sector could help to empower people with skills development and contribute positively to employment rates. Vocational training could help South Africa to reach its goals, as outlined in the National Development Plan, to reduce unemployment. (Photo: Brand South Africa)• The National Development Plan• South Africa gets a mixed reaction in Africa• Anzisha Prize offers a million to African entrepreneurs• Social assistance & your taxes: how many people do you support? • How much do you know about the ocean? Compiled by Priya Pitamber A survey of South African chief executive officers found that 36% were extremely concerned about the availability of key skills, compared to a global average of 17%, stated a recent report on vocational education and training in four countries: South Africa, the UK, India and the USA.The report, from the global skills development company, City and Guilds Group, highlighted how vocational education and training (VET) could have a substantial influence on global economies.Vocational training is generally for a career in the technical or practical fields and includes a diverse range of careers, such as carpentry, plumbing, and beauty therapy. VET could significantly benefit individuals and businesses, but it was not getting the traction and recognition it needed to attract a large number of students, the report found.In South Africa in particular, VET could help the country to reach its National Development goal of decent employment, as well as help to develop the skills necessary to create a capable workforce to support inclusive growth.“The report indicates that vocational education can help to fill skills gaps, boost productivity, enhance industries and increase employment – all of which have a significant impact on individuals, businesses and the economy as a whole,” said Mike Dawe, the director of international at the City and Guilds Group.See more about vocational training here:“However, there is an ongoing challenge in South Africa, where vocational institutions and technical and vocational education and training (TVET) colleges find it difficult to attract large numbers of students,” Dawe noted. “People still see university study as the first prize and vocational options as second-choice at best – or they don’t even know what vocational options are out there.”The report also acknowledged the progress South Africa had made, however. The country has one of the highest rates of public investment in education in the world. According to Brand South Africa, approximately 7% of gross domestic product (GDP) and 20% of total state expenditure is spent on education.Apart from the more than R640-billion that would be allocated to basic education over the next three years, in his budget delivered on 25 February 2015, then Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene said that allocations to post-school education and training would exceed R195-billion over the medium term, increasing at an annual average of 7.1%.“University operating subsidies will amount to R72.4-billion. Transfers to universities for infrastructure of R10.5-billion are proposed, including R3.2-billion for the new universities of Mpumalanga and Sol Plaatje.“We are mindful of the pressures on student financing at our higher education institutions. The National Student Financial Aid Scheme is projected to spend R11.9-billion in 2017/18, up from R9.2-billion in 2014/15. This will support a further increase in university enrolments and in technical and vocational colleges.“Progress in the quality of post-school education programmes is clearly critical. Under (Higher Education) Minister (Blade) Nzimande’s direction, the 21 sector education and training authorities and the National Skills Fund will continue to provide work placements for students and graduates.“Raising the number of trainees who qualify as artisans is a special priority. Options for improving the skills funding system will be reviewed in the period ahead,” Nene said in his budget.In an effort to increase VET, the South African government also plans to increase workplace training, starting with government agencies and departments who will be encouraged to offer workplace training for vocational students. VET can help South Africa to reduce unemployment figures. Click on the image for a larger view. (Image: Supplied) “Even though there is a lack of data proving the benefits of vocational education in many contexts around the world, national governments have realised the significant role vocational education and training plays in their countries’ futures,” added Dawe.“The commitment from the government is encouraging and South Africa has a huge opportunity ahead of it.”Click here to read the full report.last_img read more

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ASA honors Joslin

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The American Soybean Association (ASA) recently honored the late Rob Joslin, of Sidney with its Lifetime Achievement Award-Association Focus, at its annual awards banquet during the 2017 Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas.The Lifetime Achievement Award-Association Focus is ASA’s highest recognition. It honors individualsRob Joslinwho have provided many years of outstanding leadership and dedication to the work of ASA and U.S. soybean farmers.Joslin, who passed away unexpectedly in May 2016, was remembered by fellow soybean farmers and friends during the awards banquet, and his wife Ellen Joslin and daughter Gail (Joslin) Kelley accepted his posthumous award.Joslin was a member of the Ohio Soybean Association and ASA for nearly 30 years. He served on numerous committees and in all top leadership positions at both the state and national level. He was also a dedicated supporter of ASA’s World Soy Foundation and served on the board of the United States Soybean Export Council (USSEC), including one year as board secretary.During nearly a decade on the ASA Board of Directors, Joslin served five years on Executive Committee, and began his year as ASA president in December 2009.During his three-year officer cycle with ASA, Joslin spent hundreds of “volunteer” hours working on policy, regulatory and trade issues to benefit soybean farmers.He was instrumental in developing ASA positions on two farm bills. He was engaged in many legislative efforts, involving such issues as the biodiesel tax incentive, estate taxes and ag appropriations. He also provided strong representation for U.S. soybean farmers on numerous trade issues.“Through all his work, Rob led with integrity, a deep knowledge of the issues and a vision for the future. He left his mark on the soybean industry and ASA is proud and grateful for his impact,” said Ron Moore, ASA President. “Rob was a true leader, forging collaboration and non-partisan relationships and always with a positive outlook and a determination to do his best in every way.”last_img read more

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Apple’s ARKit and the Future of AR

first_imgFew Industries will not be Transformed by AR an… The mobile AR software wave is the main reason people are paying attention to AR. Mobile software makes AR accessible to anyone with a smart device.A great fit for the gaming industry, mobile AR software literally brings games to life by superimposing virtual objects in the player’s real world. Just ask anyone who’s fended off zombies in The Walking Dead’s “Our World” game. But mobile AR promises real-world benefits, too. For example, AR can superimpose arrows and instructions on a new piece of machinery to help train employees on how to operate it. Or AR can guide healthcare professionals to accurately insert IVs by overlaying anatomical configurations on patient’s arms.Zion Market Research expects the global AR market to rise to $133 billion in the next 4 years.We’ve been hearing about AR and VR for years, so why the sudden explosion? Apple’s ARKit is now available on all iPhones thanks to the release of iOS 11 this fall, which means it could be on up to 400 million devices by the end of 2018. What is Apple’s ARKit?Apple’s ARKit allows developers to create AR apps relying on the phone’s camera, which finds horizontal planes in the room, applies appropriate lighting to virtual objects, and moves real objects in sync with virtual ones. The most important feature is it works fast, so there’s no jarring disconnect. The real and the virtual appear to co-exist seamlessly. Apple also notably emphasized ARKit’s efficient CPU use in the release, so it won’t drain the battery, something that’s been a problem with previous forays into AR like Pokemon Go.ConclusionApple’s release of ARKit is huge for brands. They can now create AR apps to promote their products, encourage adoption, and drive more sales.As for users? They simply get to enjoy the technology in the AR-enabled apps they download.This is the first post of a four-part series on Apple’s ARKit. Check in tomorrow to learn how Apple’s ARKit will revolutionize ecommerce.Michael Quoc is the founder & CEO of Dealspotr, an open shopping platform bringing together up-and-coming brands, influencers, and savvy shoppers around today’s best deals. He was previously the Director of Product Management for Yahoo’s media lab, spearheading the launch of several innovative live video and mobile social networking services. Michael has been awarded nine patents relating to mobile and social network applications and technology. Follow him on Twitter at @michaelquoc. AR And VR: Which is More Important to Emerging … Michael Quoc is the founder & CEO of Dealspotr, an open shopping platform bringing together up-and-coming brands, influencers, and savvy shoppers around today’s best deals. He was previously the Director of Product Management for Yahoo’s media lab, spearheading the launch of several innovative live video and mobile social networking services. Michael has been awarded nine patents relating to mobile and social network applications and technology. Follow him on Twitter at @michaelquoc. Related Posts How AR and VR Will Enhance Customer Experience How a Modern Gaming Engine Can Supercharge Your… Michael Quoc Pokemon Go. Google Glasses. Iron Man. These are all examples of AR, albeit rudimentary, failed, and fantasy.Now, with Apple’s ARKit available on iPhones this fall, augmented reality is about to become a lot more real, successful, and exciting.What is AR?AR stands for augmented reality. Perhaps the best way to understand AR is to compare it with VR:Virtual reality (VR) is a fully immersive, completely artificial, virtual 3-D world. Users need to use headsets, controllers, and software in order to experience it.Augmented reality (AR), on the other hand, uses what’s already there. AR relies on a live view in the real world, and enhances it through computer-generated sound, graphics, and video. Users can either use AR hardware like Google glasses, or the camera on a smartphone or tablet, to experience it. The future of ARAR has seen a swift rise over the past few years, thanks to four distinct iterations:Mobile AR software that works on smartphones and tablets, like Apple ARKit and Facebook’s Camera Effects PlatformStandalone mobile AR hardware, like Google Tango phonesTethered smartglasses that require a smartphone, tablet or PC connection, like Meta sunglassesStandalone smartglasses that work on their own, like Microsoft HoloLenslast_img read more

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India successfully testfires 2 quick reaction surfacetoair missiles

first_imgBalasore (Odisha): India successfully conducted two back-to-back flight tests of its state-of-the-art quick reaction surface-to-air missiles (QRSAM) against live aerial targets from a base in Odisha on Sunday. The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test-fired the two missiles from the integrated test range (ITR) at Chandipur near here. “Two missiles were tested against two live targets meeting complete mission objectives of engaging the targets. QRSAM, with many state-of-the-art technologies, engaged the targets at different ranges and altitudes,” an official statement said. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The entire mission was captured by various electro-optical tracking systems, radar systems and telemetry systems. The all-weather and all-terrain QRSAM system has been developed for the Army, with search and track on the move capability having a very short reaction time. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has congratulated the DRDO on achieving the significant milestone, the statement said. “The systems are equipped with indigenously-developed phased array radar, inertial navigation system, data link and RF seeker,” it said. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KThe missile, which can be mounted on a truck and stored in a canister, is equipped with electronic counter measures against jamming by aircraft radars, defence sources said. QRSAM uses solid-fuel propellant and has a range of 25-30 km, the sources said. The first trial of the QSRAM was conducted on June 4, 2017, they said. On February 26, 2019, two rounds of trials were successfully carried out on the same day. The two missiles were tested for different altitude and conditions. The test flights had successfully demonstrated their aerodynamics, propulsion, structural performance and high manoeuvring capabilities, the sources added.last_img read more

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Most actively traded companies on the TSX

first_imgSome of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,349.44, down 63.50 points)Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up 12 cents, or 0.92 per cent, to $13.16 on 30.8 million shares.Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED). Health care. Up $1.68, or 5.2 per cent, to $34.00 on 9.5 million shares.Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH). Health care. Up 66 cents, or 3.57 per cent, to $19.16 on 5.5 million shares.Element Fleet Management Corp. (TSX:EFN). Financial Services. Up six cents, or 0.62 per cent, to $9.67 on 5.2 million shares.Fortune Minerals Ltd. (TSX:FT). Miner. Down two cents, or 5.41 per cent, to 35 cents on 4.9 million shares.BlackBerry Ltd. (TSX:BB). Wireless communications. Up 49 cents, or 2.94 per cent, to $17.17 on 4.2 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Telus Corp. (TSX:T). Communication services. Down 15 cents, or 0.32 per cent, to $47.13 on 799,610 shares. The company is buying the western operations of AlarmForce Industries from Bell Canada. Telus will pay about $66.5 million to acquire about 39,000 customer accounts in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan — representing nearly 40 per cent of the total AlarmForce customer base in Canada.last_img read more

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Atlantic City welcomes back 2 shuttered casinos

first_imgATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Movie stars lent an air of celebrity glitz to a gritty seaside gambling resort Thursday as Atlantic City reclaimed two of its shuttered casinos, and more than 6,000 of the 11,000 jobs it lost during a brutal stretch of casino shutdowns.The Hard Rock, which was the former Trump Taj Mahal, held a mass guitar smashing ceremony inside its concert arena that holds nearly 8,000 fans. “Black Panther” star Michael B. Jordan was among those helping to christen the facility.Just as that wrapped up, the Ocean Resort Casino, the former Revel, held a ribbon cutting a few hundred yards north on the Boardwalk at which actor, singer and die-hard New England Patriots fan Mark Wahlberg had to eat crow in front of hundreds of Philadelphia Eagles fans who reminded him of the outcome of February’s Super Bowl.“I gotta say: E-A-G-L-E-S!” Wahlberg shouted out from a staircase on the Boardwalk outside the Ocean Resort. The actor and his family have one of the casino’s many restaurants.“We hope to be here at lot,” he said. “Come enjoy this beautiful place.”The mood was celebratory in a city that has had little to celebrate in recent years. After losing five of its 12 casinos since 2014, Atlantic City now has nine. The openings have generated cautious optimism for the seaside gambling resort that once was the only place in America outside Nevada with casinos, but which has struggled mightily as gambling spread in surrounding states.“We believe in Atlantic City,” said Jim Allen, CEO of Hard Rock International. “We truly believe that Atlantic City’s best days are in front of it.”The two shuttered casinos reopened ahead of schedule Wednesday afternoon after being cleared to do so by New Jersey gambling regulators. Allen said the company had spent $500 million renovating the former Taj Mahal property.“We promised you we wouldn’t just paint it and put up a guitar,” he said.Julie Herron, of nearby, Galloway Township, New Jersey, was awestruck when she walked inside the Hard Rock on Thursday.“It’s beautiful, just fantastic,” she said. “It’s really uplifting. The music is awesome, just the rhythm. Sometimes all you need is rhythm.”A few hundred yards north at the Ocean Resort, Alesia Shropshire celebrated her 51st birthday with a big win at the slots.“I played $10 for 15 minutes and won $260,’ she said. “We will definitely be back next week.”Her husband, Nate, said the redesign of the casino floor was immediately evident.“They did an amazing job making it feel welcoming,” he said.Inside the casino, the line to sign up for players’ cards stretched from the casino floor out into a lobby, but no one was complaining. Similar long lines for players’ cards were evident at Hard Rock, too.Elvis Presley’s Rolls Royce is one of the first things patrons see after they pass underneath the giant replica of a Gibson Les Paul electric guitar (cherry sunburst model) at Hard Rock casino’s front entrance.“I’ve been an Elvis fan forever,” Joe Emanuele said. Driving (very carefully, with a police escort) from a warehouse in nearby Pleasantville, New Jersey, to the casino site, Emanuele, whose vast portfolio at Hard Rock International includes securing music memorabilia, parked his derriere in the same leather seat that once supported the “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.”“You feel a little bit of prestige behind the wheel,” he said. “This is Elvis’ car that he picked the Beatles up in when they first came to Los Angeles.”The car is part of a vast trove of memorabilia on display at the Hard Rock. There are gowns worn by Stevie Nicks and Whitney Houston, and guitars played by Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan and Katy Perry. There’s a leather stage outfit worn by Aerosmith lead guitarist Joe Perry.There’s even a New Jersey memorabilia room, including the handwritten lyrics to “Dreaming” by Blondie’s Debbie Harry, a Hawthorne native, along with stuff from Bon Jovi, Wyclef Jean, Southside Johnny, and a Western Union telegram confirming a $20,000 payment for Ray Charles to perform a concert on Atlantic City’s Steel Pier in 1978. And no one forgot the “Chairman of the Board” Frank Sinatra, who was born in Hoboken.At the Ocean Resort, owner Bruce Deifik has fixed most of what Revel’s former customers said they didn’t like about the place. It now allows smoking, will have a buffet within a few months, has a reconfigured casino floor to make it easier to get around, and glass safety barriers have been installed on the main escalator that made many patrons uncomfortable.It has a golf simulator, a restaurant where kids and their parents can order cereal at any time of day, and six swimming pools. Popular features from Revel that are coming back include an outdoor pool day club, and a rock ‘n’ roll burlesque club.___Follow Wayne Parry at http://twitter.com/WayneParryAClast_img read more

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