>>FOLLOW THE-COURIER MAIL REAL ESTATE TEAM ON FACEBOOK<< TED speaker Parag Khanna.Urbanity’s keynote speakers include former CNN war correspondent Michael Ware, who will discuss how his experiences on the frontline shaped his views on how cities should develop, and author and TED speaker Parag Khanna, who has long written about infrastructure’s importance in 21st century development.The Urban Developer founder Adam Di Marco said the awards night would shine a light on important future trends in development.“Typically the development industry was all about making money, but now we’re finding that the most successful projects are the ones which are successful in what they contribute to the area,” Mr Di Marco said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours ago“What we have seen is that the best developments are the most holistic in their ability to both meet the demand of the market and respond to their place.”Mr Di Marco said the judging panel, which included independent accredited development experts, provided some close results, with some categories’ being decided by merely half a point.“The thing which has become apparent is that there is some incredible innovation, effort and leadership coming out of the sector,” he said. The following days at the Urbanity conference will discuss various issues affecting the global forces shaping the way our cities develop and invest. Matt Okine will MC the Urban Developer Awards.The night will be MC’d by comedian and former Triple J presenter Matt Okine, a decision which Mr Di Marco said was to take a lighthearted approach to presenting the awards and talking about the industry.“I have given him carte blanche on what he can say, so we’re going to be a bit more experimental,” he said. “We want it to be a true celebration of what we do.”“We think that by taking that approach, we encourage excellence in a more harmonious way.”“This is something we want to grow and nurture to ensure that we’re bringing the best out of the industry which is shaping the world around us.” CNN war correspondent Michael Ware.THE Urban Developer Awards will kick off on the first of a three-day conference called Urbanity, bringing together keynote speakers from across the development industry.After announcing their shortlist of finalists for 21 categories last month, the winners of the Urban Developer Awards will be announced on Wednesday, September 19.
— The German basketball league plans to finish its season next month in a closed three-week tournament. Each team will be allowed to bring 22 people to live in hotels closed to the public. Games will be played at the venue which hosted the basketball tournament at the 1972 Olympics.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Update on the latest in sports: This is the first year the Belmont will take place before the Kentucky Derby and Preakness. The New York Racing Association unveiled the new Belmont date Tuesday morning. The Derby was moved to Sept. 5 and the Preakness to Oct. 3.The rescheduled Belmont will be contested at distance of a mile and an eighth instead of the race’s trademark mile and a half that has been in place since 1926. SOCCER-PREMIER LEAGUE RESTARTSix virus infections found in Premier LeagueMANCHESTER, England (AP) — The English Premier League’s first wave of mass coronavirus testing of players and staff found six people infected at three of the 20 soccer teams. Associated Press May 19, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditHORSE RACING-BELMONT STAKESBelmont to be run on June 20ELMONT, N.Y. (AP) — The Belmont Stakes will be run June 20 on Long Island in front of no fans as the first leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown. Socially distant training sessions can begin, without the involvement of the six people with COVID-19 who have to self-isolate for seven days.The league is not identifying whether players or coaches tested positive from the tests on 748 people on Sunday and Monday.In other sports-related coronavirus developments:— Russian soccer club Dynamo Moscow says a player and a coach have tested positive for the coronavirus and samples from four others gave atypical results. Two other unnamed people from the club gave “borderline” results in tests and another two had antibodies which indicated they had COVID-19 in the past. The Russian league plans to return on June 21.— Cristiano Ronaldo has reported back to Juventus’ training center after a 10-week absence. Ronaldo observed a two-week isolation period at his home in Turin after spending the lockdown period in his native Portugal.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC) – Bermuda changed captains but produced another woeful batting display as they slumped to a six-wicket defeat to resurgent Namibia to extend their miserable run in the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier here yesterday.Bermuda’s fourth successive defeat came as they limped to 106 for nine after they were sent in at the ICC Academy Ground No 2. Namibia raced to victory with 41 balls to spare to get back into playoff contention with two wins, despite seamer Kamau Leverock’s three-wicket haul.The result left Bermuda as the only side in Group A without a point and in need of a miraculous run of results elsewhere, combined with wins over Scotland and the Netherlands in their remaining two matches, in order to remain in the hunt for one of six places up for grabs for qualifiers at next year’s T20 World Cup in Australia.Bermuda, who face Scotland today and group leaders the Netherlands on Saturday, would also require an enormous swing in their net run rate if they are to force their way into the fourth-place spot.After dispiriting batting performances against Papua New Guinea and Kenya, Bermuda made a change in captaincy, replacing Dion Stovell with 32-year-old off-spinner Rodney Trott.Stovell dropped himself after scoring nought, one and four in the three previous games.Trott took over the captaincy despite Terryn Fray having been previously named as vice-captain, while Derrick Brangman, Malachi Jones and Sinclair Smith – batting at No 11 as a specialist wicketkeeper, a novelty in T20 cricket – were brought in for George O’Brien, Allan Douglas and Stovell.But it made little difference as an all-too-familiar batting collapse resulted in Bermuda slumping to 42 for six at the halfway stage, Sussex all-rounder Delray Rawlins making only six.Okera Bascome, who made six, four and nought opening the batting in the first three games, dropped to number eight and made a fine 37 from 31 balls, while Brangman made an unbeaten 23, as the pair gave the total an air of respectability.But Namibia raced to 35 without loss from the opening two overs, seamer Jones going for 11 runs and left-arm spinner Brangman, 24, and despite Leverock snapping up three for 19, his best T20 international figures for a second game in a row, the southern African side powered home.Canada top Group B after winning their third game in a row, upsetting Ireland by 10 runs.