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Brisbane homes sell under the hammer for over $2 million

first_img52 Emma St, KalingaAt 52 Emma St, Kalinga, not even the wet weather could keep the crowds at bay. Inside 52 Emma St, Kalinga Mr Clarke said demand in the area was higher than ever before. “Families are coming from left, right and centre to secure at home here,” he said. “A lot of people are coming out of Ascot, Clayfield and Hamilton.” “They all want a piece of Kalinga.” Inside 52 Emma St, KalingaThe two level home sits on a 810sq m block in leafy Emma St, and has an in-ground swimming pool, wine cellar, cinema room and five bedrooms. Mr Clarke said this was the eleventh home the previous owner, a builder by the name of Mark Gordon Construct, had built. “So many people have asked for the builders name,” he said.“We got a lot of feedback from buyers saying how impressed they were by its exceptional quality.“It’s exactly the type of home buyers are looking for right now.“From the very first day I saw it, I had every confidence we were going to achieve a very good result.” 20 Davidson St, Newmarket sold under the hammer for $2.66mIn Newmarket, around 70 people attended the auction of 20 Davidson St, which sold under the hammer for $2,660,000. Marketing agent Ian Cuneo of Ray White, Ascot, said buyers were attracted to the homes “exquisite charm and period features” and large land size. Auctioneer Matthew Condon at the auction of 52 Emma St, Kalinga.Marketing agent Tyson Clarke of Sotheby’s International Realty said this was a sensational result for the increasingly popular suburb. “I think it’s a really great sign of how much prestige is in Kalinga,” he said. “The area is just getting so much attention from families wanting premium homes in a great neighbourhood.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours ago The home at 20 Davidson St, Newmarket.“It’s very unusual to find 2,428sq m of level land in the inner-city,” he said. The home includes five bedrooms plus an office, library and multiple living areas, which Mr Cuneo describes as being “generous in their stature.” More than 200 arrived to watch the auction of 52 Emma St, Kalinga.The opening bid kicked off what was to be an exciting auction at $1,900,000, with the deal being sealed with the raise of the paddle and a final bid of $2,550,000. REAL ESTATE: 20 Davidson St, Newmarket.The homes traditional features include VJ walls, high ceilings, a double-sided fireplace, bay windows, picture rails and a wide hallway. The home at 52 Emma St, KalingaMore than 200 spectators watched on as a bidding war broke out between three competitive buyers.last_img read more

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Blue chip interest ramps up in coveted school zone

first_img MORE: House comes with helicopter parking 129 Towers St: Fully enclosed downstairs entertainment space, great for a relaxing afternoon with children.“Most of them are local buyers who can identify that it’s a good location, a good street, good address. It’s a good spot and those opportunities don’t come up for sale very often.”The five bedroom, three bathroom home has parking for two vehicles, a pool and multiple living zones. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours ago129 Towers St: Entertainer’s veranda off the kitchen runs the length of the house.Among homes set for auction this weekend was 129 Towers Street, Ascot, which has had 48 groups through the property already.The home, which goes under the hammer at 10am Saturday (July 13), has two pre-registered bidders with “a few more expected on the day”.“It’s fully renovated, you can move straight in, there’s nothing to do,” Mr Shean said. “The people looking are mostly young families with children or those with a view to wanting to get into Ascot State School later.” The city leading Australia’s property recovery 129 Towers St: An extra lounge off the central living zone has bi-fold windows that open up with views to the pool downstairs.The suburb currently has 82 homes listed for sale on realestate.com.au, nine of which were under offer. Ray White Ascot agent Alexander Shean expected to be really busy in the run in through to Spring.“There is a shortage of good listings in the school zone at the moment so that’s why it’s attracted good interest,” he said.“School’s back next week so we do expect the inquiry level to pick up even more. It is very strong at the moment and we do expect it to get stronger. It will be a good lead up to Spring and then in Spring we expect things to ramp up.” Inside Tim Cahill’s ultimate sports star mansioncenter_img On the same street as Ascot State School, this home at 129 Towers Street goes under the hammer at 10am Saturday (Sept 13).A shortage of blue chip homes on the market in a coveted school zone has seen interest ramp up, with competition set to rise in Spring. Strong interest was coming off inspections from potential buyers looking through properties on the market in Brisbane suburb Ascot, according to those on the ground, with the end to the school holidays expected to see that jump even more. 129 Towers St: The kitchen has a range of Miele appliances, gas cooktop, island bench and opens directly onto the entertainer’s veranda.It’s fully fenced, with automatic garage door and gate, fully ducted and zoned airconditioning, Vacu-Maid, back to base security, three external security cameras with recording system, 21 solar panels and three phase power.The home is open for a half-hour inspection at 9.30am Saturday (July 13) with the auction to follow straight after. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58last_img read more

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Crucial Step for NY & NJ Harbor Study

first_imgA U.S. Army Corps of Engineers study aimed at improving navigation and generating transportation-cost savings for deep-draft ships using New York and New Jersey Harbor terminals reached a key milestone Thursday.Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, chief of engineers and USACE commanding general, signed a Chief’s Report, recommending the New York and New Jersey Harbor Anchorages Study’s findings for authorization by Congress.Norfolk District led the comprehensive study, but it was a joint Corps effort that included New York and Mobile districts.“This is a tremendous achievement for USACE as we worked collaboratively with multiple districts,” said Col. Patrick Kinsman, Norfolk District commander. “More importantly, this collective team worked tirelessly to develop a solution for our partners at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. We’re looking to improve efficiencies and reduce risk to port operations by providing anchorage space for larger vessels that currently do not have it.” Larger vessels calling on the port now exceed maximum anchorage dimensions – 47 feet below mean lower low water and a length of 1,100 feet, according to the report. Those ships can’t use the anchorage at all and typically go straight to dock – unless there are weather issues.The new anchorage would allow these larger vessels to anchor without going back to the ocean, officials said. As future ships increase in size, they will have a reliable anchorage once it’s built.The New York and New Jersey Harbor Anchorages Study’s recommendations include: deepening Gravesend Anchorage to a required depth of 50 feet MLLW, widening it to 3,000 feet with associated approach-area modifications and a maximum designed swing area up to 3,600 feet, and dredging about 950,000 cubic yards of material.The project’s estimated cost is $25.3 million, with USACE covering 65% and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, its nonfederal sponsor, picking up 35%.The Chief’s Report will undergo further review by the assistant secretary of the Army for Civil Works and Office of Management and Budget before formal submittal to Congress.The report’s signing also permits start of the preconstruction, engineering and design phase, which shifts to New York District responsibility. That covers project design and typically lasts up to three years.last_img read more

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Fund Raising

first_imgAnybody who has ever coached or taught for any length of time has been involved with some type of fund raiser.  I have already talked about several of the ones that Batesville and other area schools use.  On vacation to visit the grandchildren in Iowa we ran into quite an unusual one.  This particular fund raiser had some unique ways to donate.  The church school has a tuition foundation to help area kids attend a private school.  In Iowa you evidently can receive a 65% tax credit for these types of donations.  They suggest that you give, of course, cash which is our normal way to donate.  However, they had two other ways that you could get this tax deduction.  If you are afraid the stock market might crash, they suggest you convert some of your stocks as a gift.  But, the third way to donate really caught my eye!  For as much as 102% tax credit they will take grain!!  So, instead of hauling this fall’s crop to the local mill, you can give them the grain.  However, I think what they really meant was that you sell the grain as usual and then donate the profits to the foundation.  How many of you would be willing to donate an acre or two to your school or favorite athletic program?  Oh, by the way, there is one farming operation in this Iowa county that has 20,000 acres.  I doubt if the corporation would miss an acre or two.last_img read more

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Police Blotter 04-06-2020

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Gunners look for injury link

first_imgArsenal will review their medical and training methods after Mesut Ozil became the latest key player to be sidelined by a muscular injury. German playmaker Ozil is expected to be sidelined for around a month, possibly even six weeks, with a grade two hamstring tear. He joins Aaron Ramsey in the treatment room, with the Wales midfielder having seen his own comeback from a thigh injury ahead of Sunday’s north London derby at Tottenham now put on hold. “When the minimum is three weeks, the maximum is six. “Honestly I am not specialist enough to know. It’s a grade two hamstring (injury), (so) let’s say four weeks.” Defender Gibbs is struggling to recover from a calf problem and Wilshere is sidelined by the fractured foot he suffered while on international duty with England. Sweden midfielder Kim Kallstrom, though, could make his first appearance since signing on loan from Spartak Moscow now he has recovered from a back problem sustained before he joined on deadline day. Wenger is confident the loss of Ozil will not prevent Arsenal getting their title challenge back on course at bitter rivals Tottenham on Sunday. “It is a blow, of course, but I am confident we have the quality to deal without him during that period,” said Wenger, whose side could be 10 points behind leaders Chelsea before they kick off at White Hart Lane. “We have many creative players in our squad who can take over and produce quality performances. “I am convinced that the team is ready, even without Ozil, to go for the challenge.” Following their FA Cup quarter-final win, the Gunners hold a match in hand on leaders Chelsea, but are seven points off top spot and currently in third place. Wenger is expecting a focused display from his side in what will be a heated atmosphere. “It has always been difficult at White Hart Lane, but we are in a position where of course we want to win the game, because after (losing at) Stoke, it is very important,” Wenger said. “We had a good result against Everton, we had a good result even at Bayern, but we must continue and have no more weak moments before the end of the season.” Press Association “I am concerned that happens,” Wenger said. “If you look at our overall injury list going into such a final decisive part of the season, we have no (Jack) Wilshere, (Theo) Walcott, Ozil, Ramsey. We went to Bayern with no (Kieran) Gibbs or (Nacho) Monreal. Of course it is a concern,” Wenger said. “For some, like Walcott (knee injury), it is completely bad luck, the rest maybe we have to find out why it happened. “We are analysing very deeply why it happened to see if there is a link between these injuries.” Ozil was substituted at half-time during Tuesday night’s 1-1 draw against Bayern Munich in Germany, which followed on from an impressive display in what was his comeback after a recent break from action. “He had a very good game against Everton on Saturday and I feel he was handicapped from early on in the game by this hamstring because I saw him stretching a few times,” Wenger said. “I told my physio ‘is he all right because he looks to stretch his hamstring?’ It looks to me that he played a long period in that first half being injured.” Wenger added: “I don’t know for how long exactly he will be out, but it looks a minimum of three weeks. last_img read more

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Rest needed after League efforts, says Kearns

first_imgThat’s according to manager Liam Kearns, whose first seven matches in charge of the county were blighted by injuries to key players.Tipp secured their place in Division 3 next year by drawing away to Sligo yesterday.Although his players now have a few weeks to recover from the league campaign Liam Kearns says the Munster Championship tie with Waterford isn’t that far away.last_img

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FIFA Appoints Normalisation Commitee For Cameroon FA Over Electoral Unrest

first_imgFIFA’s Bureau Council has appointed a normalisation committee for the Cameroonian Football Association due to failed attempts to reconcile the electoral impasse currently rocking the FA.The decision is in response to Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) upholding the “Chambre de Conciliation et d’Arbitrage du Comité Olympique et Sportif du Cameroun” (CCA/CNOSC) annulment of the electoral process that brought in the current FECAFOOT executive committee in 2015.The committee’s mandate will include the following tasks:To run the daily affairs of FECAFOOT;To draft new statutes in consultation with all stakeholders and in compliance with FIFA’s Statutes and standards as well as mandatory national law;To review the statutes of the regional and departmental leagues and ensure their alignment with the FECAFOOT statutes;To identify the delegates of the FECAFOOT general assembly and of the regional and departmental leagues;To organise and conduct elections of a new FECAFOOT executive committee.The normalisation committee will now take charge of FECAFOOT’s affairs not later than 28 February 2018. Relatedlast_img read more

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With trip to Cuba, MLB hoping to create “safe and legal path” to US

first_imgLeague officials said they were optimistic about sealing a deal by early next year for the Tampa Bay Rays to play two spring training games in Cuba. They also hope to make progress in one day creating a legal route for Cuban players to make their way to the major leagues. “It’s the goal of our commissioner and our owners to ultimately negotiate with the Cuban Baseball Federation, and with the cooperation of the U.S. government and the Cuban government, a safe and legal path for Cuban baseball players who desire to play Major League Baseball to reach the major leagues,” Dan Halem, MLB’s top lawyer, told a press conference covered by what appeared to be every state newspaper, radio and television station in Cuba.Peter Bjarkman, author of the upcoming book “Cuba’s Baseball Defectors: The Inside Story,” said that he had counted 102 national-level players who had left Cuba this year, nearly a third of all those who have departed since 1980. The departures are part of a broader wave of Cuban emigration sparked by the fear that the U.S. will cancel special Cold War-era privileges for Cubans as part of the new relationship with the island. “I got the distinct impression that right now the Cubans have absolutely no idea of what they’re going to do. They’re in total chaos in this right now,” said Bjarkman, who spent much of the fall in Cuba speaking with people involved in the country’s baseball league.Cuban television avoids games featuring defectors but fans watch their idols’ performances on pirated recordings distributed on computer USB drives. Most experts agree that the future does not look bright without a solution to the problem of talent fleeing the country. But a group of fans who gathered in the lobby of the Nacional said the defectors’ return to Cuba filled them with optimism. “I see it as a big step forward in baseball in general,” said Gustavo Fernandez, a 21-year-old sculptor. “I think we’ll see better facilities here, players’ contracts with other leagues, particularly relations with Major League Baseball.” U.S. teams played spring training games in Cuba before Castro’s revolution but none appeared here from March 1959 until the Baltimore Orioles faced Cuba’s national team in Havana in March 1999. MLB has not returned since. Under Castro, a passionate baseball fan who saw sports as an expression of national glory, defectors were banished from official memory, never mentioned on Cuban television even as they made headlines on U.S. sports pages. Castro’s brother and successor, President Raul Castro, has eased the treatment of players who leave as part of a broader easing of social controls. That included the 2013 removal of a required exit permit for all Cubans, except those considered essential to the country. Some major league players have since been allowed back on low-key trips to see family. A few others, like star infielder Yoan Moncada, have received permission from Cuban authorities to depart legally to start careers in the United States. Moncada won a $31.5 million signing bonus with the Boston Red Sox in March. Cuba also has been allowing some stars to legally play in countries such as Japan and Mexico during the offseason. Similar policies for the major leagues would be far more difficult due to the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba and Cuban fears that broad legalization of departures to the U.S. would make the talent drain even worse. The official return of baseball defectors earning millions in the major leagues was a landmark in the new relationship and a dramatic manifestation of Cuba’s shifting attitude toward the hundreds of players who have abandoned the country that trained them. Puig, who fled to Mexico in a smuggler’s fast-boat in 2012 and then crossed the border to Texas, wrapped his childhood coach Juan Arechavaleta in a bear hug, resting the side of his face atop the smaller man’s head.“I’m very happy to be here,” said Puig, who signed a seven-year, $42 million contract and was barred from returning to Cuba until he was granted special permission for this week’s trip.Pena, who is from Havana, was met by at least 20 family members. They laughed at stories of the catcher’s life in the United States and handed him the phone to talk to relatives who didn’t make it to the hotel.Starting Wednesday, the players are holding two days of youth clinics while league and Major League Baseball Players Association executives talk business with their Cuban counterparts, including former President Fidel Castro’s son Tony, who is among the most powerful men in Cuban baseball. HAVANA — A group of Cuban-born baseball stars once disdained by the island’s government for defecting to the United States triumphantly returned home and on Wednesday were teaching their craft to some of their youngest fans. Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig, St. Louis Cardinals catcher Brayan Pena and first baseman Jose Abreu of the Chicago White Sox were swarmed by fans and members of the state media Tuesday in the lobby of Havana’s Hotel Nacional at the start of a three-day mission meant to warm relations between MLB and Cuba. Traveling as part of the first Major League Baseball trip to Cuba since 1999, the stars’ visit comes one year after Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro declared they would re-establish relations. The major leagues and Cuban baseball have been moving quickly to rebuild ties ever since. • PHOTOS: Puig, Kershaw and others travel to Cuba with MLBcenter_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Željezničar is the new champion of BiH

first_imgThis weekend the 28th round of BiH Premier League finished and Željezničar confirmed their 1st place and thus won , once again the title of Champion of BiH by playing a match without goals against Velež in Mostar.Željezničar is placed first with 63 which is 7 points more than second ranked Sarajevo.Other results of 28th round: Široki Brijeg defeated Borac with 4:0, and Gošk defeated Travnik with 3:1.Leotar and Zvijezda played a draw with 1:1, and Sarajevo defeated Slavija with 1:0, Gradina achieved their first victory in the League by defeating Radnik with 1:0.Olimpic and Zrinjski played a match without goals and Rudar and Čelik played a draw.Željezničar is the first team with 63 points, followed by Sarajevo with 56, Olimpic with 48, Borac with 47, Čelik with 45, Široki Brijeg with 42, Slavija with 40, Zrinjski with 37, Leotar with 36, Radnik with 34, Velež with 33, Zvijezda with 33, Rudar with 32, Travnik with 30, Gošk with 29 and Gradina with 9 points.Next round will be played on 18 May.(D.J.)last_img read more

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