Phone bidder throws curve ball but Ipswich doctor stands ground at auction

first_imgThis house at 47 Fisher Street, East Brisbane, sold at auction for $955,000.A Brisbane couple who spent around $180,000 renovating their inner-city home, made $105,000 on their investment at auction on Saturday when their house sold for $955,000.Heath and Mayra McGillivray bought 47 Fisher Street, East Brisbane in 2016 for $670,000 and built in underneath, adding two extra bedrooms and a rumpus downstairs while renovating the original part of the circa-1900 colonial cottage. The renovated kitchen at 47 Fisher Street, East Brisbane.“It’s a little sad,” Mr McGillivray said. “We were here for five years. Charles Warren Constructions did the renovation three years ago and we’ve invested a lot of time into it. But we’re glad it’s gone to another lovely couple.” Seven registered bidders put in their best efforts to secure the 263sq m property at auction with Ray White auctioneer Haesley Cush leading what would be his 13th consecutive auction to sell under the hammer. The crowd gathers before the auction.“That just talks to what’s happening with our city at the moment,” Mr Cush told the auction crowd of around 40.“It’s incredible value, with our borders closed at the moment we are fielding a heap of inquiries from interstate investors but with those restrictions in place it’s the locals who are enjoying the market today. Ray White auctioneer Haesley Cush at 47 Fisher Street, East Brisbane.“When I started working for mum — who’s here today — in 1996, we sold property with interest rates at 18 per cent, today I saw last week 1.99 per cent is the interest levels that you can get money at today. It’s a wonderful time for people to be involved in real estate … and we’ve got infrastructure coming. Queen’s Wharf is coming; the biggest facelift our city’s had since South Bank.“Ready to start?”A couple standing near a cactus in the front garden sprang into action first with an opening bid of $700,000 but they were soon overtaken by bidders from other parts of the garden who moved the auction in $25,000 lots until Ipswich doctor Charles Parsons slowed the pace with a $10,000 rise to $935,000.“There was no strategy, I just wanted to hold off for a little while and get the lay of the land,” Dr Parsons said. “But there were a few little surprises there, like that phone bidder at the end.”The phone bidder came into play as the auction passed $940,000 with Ray White Bulimba lead agent Scott Darwon confirming that the house had passed reserve and was on the market. The renovated upstairs level at 47 Fisher Street, East Brisbane.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa6 hours agoParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours agoDr Parsons, with his partner, radiographer Natasha Radbone and her parents in support, replied with $945,000 and then Mr Cush took what he thought was a $960,000 bid from the phone bidder.“No, no, no,” came the reply, “$950,000.”“That’s okay,” Mr Cush said. “ We always just assume more. Take the time.”Dr Parsons replied with $955,000 and the auction paused.“Wouldn’t it feel good to bring out that 60 now?” Mr Cush asked of the phone bidder. “Get that feeling back.”But the moment had passed and the house sold to first-home buyers Charles Parsons and Natasha Radbone who will move from their Coorparoo rental. Natasha Radbone and Charles Parsons meet the sellers of 47 Fisher Street, East Brisbane, Heath and Mayra McGillivray. FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOKlast_img read more

Dominica government committed to providing water in every household

first_img Share Share Hon. Reginald AustrieMinister responsible for water resource management Reginald Austrie has announced that Dominica has made significant progress in bringing potable drinking water to most households in the country.He told the official signing ceremony of lot one of the West Coast Water Supply Project earlier this week, that his government is committed to ensuring that every household has “this needed commodity”.“One week ago we celebrated World Water Day which emphasized the importance to universal access to water as we seek to end farming, droughts and political stability,” he said.According to Austrie, over 780 million people do not have access to proper drinking water and more that 2.5 billion people are still without adequate sanitation.He also added that over thousands of children under the age of 5 die every day from diseases associated with lack of access to drinking water.“To some people it still remains a distance dream. The lack of clean water is a great human tragedy and safe drinking water are requisites for reducing child and maternal mortality and combating diseases and in Dominica we have made significant progress,” he added.He said over the last years over 15 million dollars was spent in making portable waster accessible to several communities.“All this is happening at a time when resources are scarce,” he added.Dominica Vibes News Share 15 Views   no discussionscenter_img Tweet LocalNews Dominica government committed to providing water in every household by: – March 30, 2012 Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Existential threats to Caribbean even more compelling, says former Guyana president

first_img Tweet 10 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img NewsRegional Existential threats to Caribbean even more compelling, says former Guyana president by: – April 18, 2012 Share Bharrat JagdeoGEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) — Impediments to sustainable development within the Caribbean region were brought to the fore by former president of Guyana, Bharrat Jagdeo, as delegates gathered on day two of the 13th Annual Caribbean Conference on Sustainable Tourism Development.Jagdeo, because of official duties overseas, was unable to attend the conference on Monday, where he was scheduled to deliver a keynote address; however, he spoke to the gathering via a video message, expressing hope that it leads to a strong focus on solutions to climate change.Given the concomitant consequences of natural disasters on Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and a World Bank study which places the Caribbean in the 10 or 15 regions most vulnerable to climate conditions, Jagdeo said awareness of the existential threats to the region is even more compelling. With apparent indifference at the international level to reach consensus on capping greenhouse gas emissions, despite predictions by the intergovernmental panel on climate change that global temperature must be limited to two degrees Celsius above green industrial level by 2050 and, evidence of a four degrees rise in global temperature above pre-industrial level, Jagdeo said loss of forests and corals and sea rises will be inevitable.“It is incumbent that tourism officials, many of who are very influential, help governments to be aware of the problem because we have too many governments that are sleep walking on this issue and to raise awareness in our societies about the threat to our way of life in the Caribbean and also the threat to the product we offer because we never have sustainable tourism if we observe those consequences without a sound global agreement to limit greenhouse gases. So I hope this point would be considered in the conference,” Jagdeo said.The former Guyanese head of state, who holds the title of earth and environmental specialist on sustainable development, is at present with a delegation of ministers from the Congo promoting an agreement which it is hoped will preserve the rainforest of the world and allow developing countries to take greater ownership of their forests.He told the delegates on Monday that the purpose of the agreement is to use the forest to create wealth by striking a balance between forest preservation and economic development. Guyana has proven that such a notion can be realised when it secured funding from the government of Norway through climate services arrangement that is regarded the second largest in the world.The agreement will enable Guyana to realise its low carbon development strategy that evolved out of Jagdeo’s Initiative on avoided deforestation launched in December 2008. But as the delegates brainstorm these ideas, Jagdeo brought to their attention the variations likely to take place in the tourism sector and the new wave of tourists likely to emerge as a result of the economic crisis in the developed world.He made reference to the Chinese, Brazilian and Indian populations, which he said are often not perceived differently to those from Europe and as such have not been targeted as potential tourists.“So too many of our immigration officials think that they have to keep people from China and Brazil and India out of our markets. Our whole entire immigration policies are dedicated to keeping out people from these regions rather than encouraging them to come in. Many of our tourism institutes and structures are not training people to deal with those tourists. Our language training, training on culture and food and customs, practices are lagging way behind those tourism markets,” he said.In this regard, he expressed the hope that the conference would examine specific plans for the entire Caribbean, such as direct flights, which can ease the procedure that allows for an intake of this new category of potential tourists.He did not rule out the fact that the region’s tourism product has made significant progress but, believes that the strategy should be continuously reviewed to make it more attractive to tourists from across the world.“I think we have to do this by combining our natural beauty, the sun, sand, sea, the forest with a range of other services that you tourists are travelling for. Take for example health service, because of the cost of health care in North America and in Europe,” Jagdeo said.Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more

Monday Musings

first_imgCongratulations to the Batesville Bulldogs and the East Central Trojans for their football wins on Friday night.  East Central will play for their championship at Edgewood, and Batesville will go to Brownstown.  Good luck to both of these teams this week!On the cross country front, Brenner Hanna of Greensburg finished 26th at the state meet and Meghan Cole of South Ripley placed 63rd out of over 200.  Both young ladies are great local high school runners.Girls high school basketball will begin this weekend.  Check your local school websites to see when and where your team is playing.  At this writing, I am not sure if Batesville will play Hauser on Friday night because of the high school football game.  Check WRBI for information.The Boston Red Sox are the only team going into the off-season happy.  They defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 last night to win the 2018 World Series!  Way to go Sox!last_img read more

Berry continues hot streak at Stuart

first_imgScott Bash and Kollin Hibdon showed the way early. Hibdon led until lap 18 when Berry came knocking. Berry threaded the needle between Hibdon and a lapped car to take over the top spot and went on to take the win.  STUART, Iowa (Aug. 19) – Hall of Fame Night saw Tom Berry Jr. end the Wednesday night race program at Stuart Speedway in victory lane. Brayton Carter prevailed in a two-lap Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod shootout with Brian Osan­towski. Mitchell Bunch shot to the front on the first lap and drove off to the Mach-1 Sport Compact win. Hibdon finished second with Josh Gilman third.center_img Dallon Murty was the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car winner while Brandon Cox worked his way to the front and held off a charge from Dylan Nelson to take the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock checkers. By Josh Reynolds last_img read more

Disaster program will give Hoosiers better access to food assistance

first_imgStatewide— Indiana residents who need help feeding their families during the COVID-19 pandemic will have greater access to assistance from food banks and pantries through a Disaster Household Distribution program approved by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS).The disaster distribution program uses commodity foods from The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), which is administered by the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH), and is effective from today through May 14, 2020. The goal is to increase access to food assistance to those in need. Priority will be given to Hoosiers who are suffering significant economic losses.During the COVID-19 response, food banks and partner agencies have largely shifted to drive-through distributions. Through the DHD program, current TEFAP food banks will use the network of new and existing mobile pantries to distribute food packages to families in need. It is anticipated a total of 250 sites, including mobile pantries, will assist with food distribution throughout the state, primarily in rural areas. Marion County will use Indianapolis Public School buses, community centers and a drive-through location at Gleaners Food Bank to ensure that families have easy access to food resources.Each household receiving food through this program can receive one prepackaged 25-pound box that includes a variety of foods, including, but not limited to, canned and packaged fruits, vegetables, soups, sauces, noodles, beans, nuts, juices and meats. If frozen and/or refrigerated storage is available at a site, those items also will be distributed.Individuals should contact their local food bank or pantry to determine whether they are participating in the DHD program. For additional information, please visit or find a food pantry near you by clicking here.last_img read more

Box culvert replacement begins next week on S.R. 46 over Gas Creek in Greensburg

first_imgGreensburg, IN— Indiana Department of Transportation contractor Paul H. Rohe Company plans to begin construction on S.R. 46 next week in Greensburg. The $700,000 contract will replace a box culvert over Gas Creek. Work is expected to begin on or after Monday, June 22, weather permitting. Crews will start with waterline work under lane closures with flagging.After waterline work is complete, S.R. 46 will close (including sidewalks) for approximately 30 days between Lincoln and Poplar Streets. The official detour will follow S.R. 3 to I-74 at New Point (Exit 143). The contract completion date is September 30.Motorists should slow down, watch for stopped traffic, and drive distraction-free through all work zones. All work is weather dependent and schedules are subject to change.last_img

NPFL: Rangers spank Adamawa United

first_imgRelatedPosts Aribo sets Rangers goal target Injury blow for Aribo, Leon Balogun Leon Balogun salutes Rangers fans Rangers International Football Club of Enugu on Sunday humbled visiting Adamawa United of Yola 2-0 in a 2019/2020 Nigeria Professional Football League Match Day 22 fixture. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Isaac Loute and Israel Abia scored for the home team after several missed chances. Loute gave Rangers the lead from a free-kick at the edge of the penalty box in the 44th minute. Abia made it 2-0 for the home team from the penalty kick spot in the 62nd minute after defender Mohammed Jiya had hacked down Chinonso Eziekwe. Speaking after the match, Rangers’ assistant coach Mangut Mbwas said their players performed well, especially in the second stanza. Mbwas said: “We are going to work more on our scoring, especially as we missed lots of scoring chances during the match. “Victory was expected of us and we thank God we were able to deliver after missing several chances. “The players did well after the interval by closing the visitors down to ensure the win.” On his part, Adamawa United’s Ibrahim Bariki said he was not in any way disappointed with the result. Bariki said: “This is the best of us in all the away matches we have been playing and we will keep improving. “Rangers are a good team, but they overshadowed us with their experience as my players made some costly mistakes which led to the goals.”Tags: Adamawa UnitedChinonso EziekweMangut MbwasMohammed JiyaRangers FClast_img read more

City held by plucky Black Cats

first_img Press Association Fernandinho attempted to redress the balance for City but skied an equally-good opening after Mannone had only managed to parry Aguero’s fierce strike. Aleksandar Kolarov struck wide after a stirring run down the left as the first half ended with City looking to have fended off Sunderland’s best thrust, and Poyet wondering what might have been. City’s malaise continued in the second half as Sunderland’s performance continued to impress. Negredo and Aguero had half chances before Pellegrini sent on Stevan Jovetic in place of the Argentinian. Jovetic looked impressive but could not add to City’s single goal and instead it was Sunderland who made the breakthrough. Poyet looked furious when Jack Colback failed to capitalise on a one-on-one chance by Hart, but that turned to delight when Emanuele Giaccherini burst down the felt and floated a beautiful cross for Wickham to thump home with glee. Edin Dzeko held his head after missing the target, then came a dream moment for Sunderland fans as Giaccherini broke from his home half, delivered an excellent pass to Wickham who did not break stride as he buried his shot past Hart. Humiliation was looming for City but in frenetic finish Nasri forced an equaliser – the ball trickling agonisingly over the line after Mannone had got his fingers to it. The Frenchman could have won it at the death too – but his shot went up in smoke and so too did City’s title hopes. If Sunday’s defeat at the hands of Liverpool had deeply wounded City’s chances then this frenetic 2-2 draw could prove the killer blow. As for Gus Poyet’s Sunderland, who came into this match on the back of a run that had seen the Black Cats lose five on the bounce, their survival hopes remain alive, if only just. Manchester City saw their title hopes effectively ended after being held to a home draw by the Barclays Premier League’s bottom club Sunderland. Manuel Pellegrini’s men, sorely missing the injured David Silva and Yaya Toure, are now six points behind leaders Liverpool with a game in hand. City had taken an early lead through Fernandinho, and had appeared to have held off Sunderland’s challenge until two fine goals by Connor Wickham in the second half threatened a real upset. Samir Nasri grabbed a point with a late equaliser but then missed a glorious chance for a winner as City’s hopes of making up lost ground faded. After playing their part to the full in Sunday’s thriller at Anfield, City looked content to settle for a dour, low-scoring win: the Liverpool match no doubt underlining that verve and elan may win you admirers, but not the title. When, however, Fernandinho fired them into the lead after just one minute and 54 seconds it seemed that had banished the pain of Sunday, yet City never really built on that early platform. It was a well-worked goal too, though it owed much to Lee Cattermole’s brain not having got into gear. The Sunderland midfielder was robbed by Alvaro Negredo who fed Sergio Aguero, and when the return pass came the Spanish striker stepped over the ball leaving Fernandinho free to plant his shot past Vito Mannone at the near post. The groans from the travelling Sunderland fans were almost audible, and their frustration grew as the visitors responded by forcing chance after chance only to see them go begging. John O’Shea was the leading culprit, putting two clear headers wide, while Fabio Borini dragged his shot wide of the far post when put through to face Joe Hart one-on-one. last_img read more

Women’s golf in middle of UC Irvine Invitational

first_imgNo. 2 USC women’s golf is looking to improve their           second-place finish at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge at the UC Irvine Invitational.The Women of Troy started another different lineup for the tournament: it’s their sixth different lineup in an equal amount of appearances. For the UCI Invitational, the starting lineup for USC consists of juniors Annie Park and Kyung Kim, sophomores Karen Chung and Gabriella Then and freshman Amy Lee. Junior Kim Santiago is playing individually in the tournament.The first day of play consisted of two rounds. The Women of Troy finished second with a 1-over 577. They’re chasing Washington, who put up a 10-under 566. No. 15 Texas A&M is right behind USC sitting at 2-over.Atop the leaderboard for USC, Lee finished a stellar 36-hole day with a 6-under 138 (70, 68) to have the individual lead.She has a two-shot lead over Marijosse Navarro of Texas A&M and Kimmy Hill of Texas Tech. Lee is tied for 12th after an even 36 holes to put her at an even par of 144 (71, 73).Kim finished the first day with a 4-over 148 (70, 78) to tie for 26th. Chung (76, 75) and Park (77, 74) both finished with a 7-over 151 to tie for 38th. Santiago shot 8-over 152 (74, 78) to tie for 43rd.The two-day, 54-hole (36, 18) invitational consists of three Pac-12 teams — No. 2 USC,  No. 4 Washington, No. 5 Stanford — and 10 other teams — San Diego State, UC Davis, Pepperdine, Texas A&M, Gonzaga, SMU, UNLV, Texas Tech, CSU Long Beach and host UCI.The Women of Troy will look to improve their overall scores and overtake Washington for the lead in the final 18 holes of play. Sitting in second place, that’s quite feasible for the Women of Troy. They’ll look especially to Then and Lee, who finished 10th and third, respectively, at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge.Park, a seasoned veteran, can also help improve the Women of Troy’s place in the UC Irvine Invitational.Park was the NCAA Champion in 2013 and also holds the record for the most tournament wins at USC with six victories. Her most recent victory was at the Windy City Collegiate Championship this past October where she shot a 5-under and helped the Women of Troy win the tournament with a three-stroke lead to defend their 2013 title.A strong performance from Park on the final 18 holes of the course will surely help the Women of Troy ascend the leaderboard and claim the top spot from Washington.Overall this season, the Women of Troy have had two wins during the fall in four events and have three top-2 finishes this season.The Women of Troy will look to continue the success they have seen so far this season and finish the UC Irvine Invitational with another victory.last_img read more