Record-breaking sale for popular Bayside beauty

first_imgThe home at 118 Coreen St, Wynnum, sold for a record price.A street record fell in Wynnum when a five-bedroom family home sold for $1.25 million before auction. Marketing agent Haydn Meyer of Ray White Manly said the home, at 118 Coreen St, attracted strong interest and several offers before the scheduled auction date. “We had more than 40 groups through during the campaign,” he said. The architecturally designed home was built in 2012 and has five bedrooms, open-plan living, a deck, bespoke bar, inground pool and an outdoor room. The buyers, a retired couple, are moving from Camp Hill.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020Mr Meyer said he wasn’t surprised by the interest in the property as the million-dollar market in Wynnum was “humming along”. “We’re seeing two different buyers in that market – families with two children, predominantly, and empty nesters moving from the inner city,” he said. “People are starting to realise Wynnum offers a location close to the CBD.“They’re getting the seaside lifestyle – particularly great if they’re into boating – and they don’t have to relocate up or down the M1 away from their family.” Mr Meyer said while demand was strong in Wynnum’s million-dollar plus market, the middle market – $600,000-$800,000 – had softened. “There are low stock levels and low inquiries in that market,” he said. “There is still interest in the lower end of the market but it’s not as strong as it was.”last_img read more

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Global resource consumption tops 100-BT for first time

Global use of materials is projected toballoon to 170-184 billion tonnes by mid-century, the report said. The resources fuelling the world economyincreased more than eight percent in just two years from 93 billion tonnes in2015 to 100.6 billion in 2017, the last year for which data is available. Since 1970, the human population hasdoubled, the global economy has grown fourfold, and trade has expanded tenfold,a trajectory that – in the absence of widespread recycling – relentlesslypushes up the demand for energy and resources. “No country is meeting the basic needsof its citizens while also operating within the physical boundaries of ourplanet,” said Marc de Wit, a director at the non-profit Circle Economy and leadauthor of the report.  To improve living standards – especiallyin low-income countries – while also protecting ecosystems that provide clearwater, air and soil, the world must vastly boost the share of recycled naturalresources, the authors said. In poorer countries, such as India, “recyclingrates are high as waste can provide a valuable source of revenue for informalworkers.” (AFP) The share of minerals, fossil fuels,metals and biomass feeding into the global economy that is reused declined intwo years from an already paltry 9.1 percent to 8.6 today, the Circularity GapReport 2020 found. “Our current economic and financialsystems are driving unsustainable consumption, and degrading the naturalenvironment,” said Cristianne Close, head of WWF Markets Practice.  “China, for instance, has pioneeredeco-industrial parks where the waste of one business becomes the feedstock foranother,” the report notes. Wealthy nations, the authors note,consume 10 times more resources per person than in the developing world, andproduce far more waste. The world is using up more than 100 billion tonnes of natural resources per year for the first time ever while global recycling of raw materials has fallen, according to a report released on Tuesday. BLOOMBERG China – which recently banned most solidwaste imports, forcing the United States, Britain and Japan in particular toscramble for other disposal solutions – has become a leader among middle-incomenations in industrial-scale recycling. PARIS – The world is using up more than100 billion tons of natural resources per year for the first time ever whileglobal recycling of raw materials has fallen, according to a report releasedTuesday. Rich countries must “take responsibilityfor the impact of their imports and exports,” the report said. Much of whatthey consume comes from less developed nations, while much of their waste isexported, it noted. read more

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Electrician nabbed for gun, bullets, grenade

first_imgThe suspect was detained in the lockup facility of the Barbaza municipal police station. ILOILO City – For owning an unlicensed firearm, an electrician was arrested in Barangay Ipil, Barbaza, Antique. A .38 revolver loaded with six live bullets and a fragmentation grenade were recovered from the house, a police report showed. Armed with a search warrant, police raided the house of 52-year-old Joefel Alavata around 5:30 a.m. on July 29. Charges for violations of Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act and Illegal Possession of Explosives will be filed against him./PNlast_img read more

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Vijay Amritraj Urges Indian Players To Make It Count

first_imgNew Delhi: It is safe to say that India has never produced a tennis player quite like Vijay Amritraj. Over two decades have passed since he hung up his boots, but Amritraj’s highest singles ranking of 18 remains the best among Indian players in the Open era.While a stat like that reflects well on the 65-year-old, it does quite the opposite on players from the country who have played in the intervening years. So is it a case of India falling behind the rest of the world or more a reflection on the individuals? “It really comes down to the individuals at this point,” Amritraj said on the sidelines of a Roland Garros opening party hosted by Rolex.According to him, players today have access to far more facilities than he ever had in his playing days. “Sport itself has changed dramatically over the past 30 years. I was the first ever professional athlete, which was something that people couldn’t understand all those years ago but today it is accepted. Today, there are sponsors and television, and you can go to foreign countries; a lot of things are available. When we grew up we were flying blind. We didn’t know what the other side of the coin held for us. So today, the commitment has to be total from the individuals.”Amritraj says that the tendency of Indian players to get overwhelmed by the occassion if they made it to the main draw of a Grand Slam was more during his time. “We didn’t get a chance to see these things visually. Today we see everything visually, everyone knows what a Grand Slam is. So when you go there, you only see what you already saw on the television. We didn’t have that,” he said. However, he added that the atmosphere in a Grand Slam is such that the biggest of players can get nervous.“You would get nervous irrespective of who you are. But you get over this in the first two games and realise that you are being challenged to the limit and you must be good enough to accept this challenge,” said the former Wimbledon and US Open quarter finalist. (IANS)Also Read: SPORTS NEWSlast_img read more

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Former assistant coach Jeter returns to Kohl Center

first_imgFinals week can be a very stressful time for most students, and the men’s basketball team is no exception. After playing an exhausting four games in nine days, the Badgers (8-1) will host one last home game against UW-Milwaukee before taking a 13-day break from competition.”[The day after the UNC-Wilmington game], I was definitely feeling fatigued,” junior point guard Kammron Taylor said. “Even though we are a young team, we still have to gut it out. This is a test and we have to be mentally tough.”The contest against UW-Milwaukee Thursday will be the last battle between the in-state schools. The Badgers have already knocked off UW-Green Bay (82-62) and Marquette (77-63) last week.Junior forward Alando Tucker led the team in points with 18 against UW-Green Bay, while Taylor led the Badgers in points against Marquette, also with 18.Both in-state games showcased the potential of many rising UW playmakers as three players saw career-highs in both games. Sophomore point guard Michael Flowers saw a career-high night against UW-Green Bay in points (12) and steals (six).”[Flowers] always likes to play,” UW head coach Bo Ryan said about Flowers’ efforts. “If a guy likes to play, he’ll like the defensive end. He’s a very competitive guy.”Senior guard Ray Nixon had to change the numbers on his resume, after posting career-marks in field goals (six), field goal attempts (10), points (15) and steals (three) against Marquette. Junior forward Jason Chappell also had a career best defensively against Marquette after he helped the team secure nine rebounds.The game against UW-Milwaukee could potentially prove to be another career-changing night for many Badgers, as they will be looking forward to this last in-state skirmish.UW-Milwaukee (4-2) has been off to a reasonable start after former UW assistant coach Rob Jeter has taken over the program.Jeter has served under Ryan for 10 of his 11 years as an assistant coach. At Wisconsin, Jeter served as the Badgers’ lead recruiter while also coordinating Wisconsin’s scouting and academic efforts.Jeter also learned his skills as a player under Ryan at UW-Platteville. If anyone knows Ryan, it’s Jeter.”On the basketball court, [Jeter] is a coach, a teacher, a great leader … he is a great role model for those who get to be around him … he’ll have his team ready to go,” Ryan said. “There won’t be any secrets coming in, he’ll know what we are going to do. He knows me better than anyone who has been around. So, the players are going to have to go out there and make plays.””For me to look over and see Jeter coaching will be intense,” Tucker added. “I think the fans are going to love it because of all things Jeter has done for this program. Just to see him mature and go over to Milwaukee and do the job that he has done is great. [This game] is going to be fun for the fans and for the players.”The Panthers are led by Joah Tucker, who leads the team in points (15.7) and minutes played (30.5). The 6-foot-5 forward thrives under competition as he notched a career-high in points (32) against then No.1-ranked Illinois last season in the NCAA tournament.Defensively, the Panthers are strengthened by the efforts of Avery Smith, who has accumulated 12 steals on the season. Smith was expected to redshirt this season after transferring from Garden City Community College, but has proven to be the X-factor for the Panthers this season.”Nobody right now knows our team better than Rob Jeter,” Ryan said. “To get ready for this game, we are going to have to practice defensive sound drills. [Jeter’s] team will play hard and smart. If they don’t it’s their fault. They’ll miss an opportunity.”Following the UW-Milwaukee matchup, the Badgers will have a long break before taking on Louisiana Tech (4-4) Dec. 28.Tech is led by junior forward Paul Millsap who has been averaging 19.5 points per game. He is the only player on the squad to average points in double digits.After Tech, the Badgers will then hit the road on New Year’s Eve to battle Pittsburgh. It will be their first road voyage in more than a month. Pitt is off to a hot start with a 7-0 record. Recently, Pitt dominated Penn State in a 91-54 finish, a game which featured five players finishing the game with double-figures in points. Pitt also managed to attempt 79 field goals throughout the contest.After the start of the New Year, the Badgers will begin the Big Ten season, where they will face four Big Ten opponents in another nine-day span. Wisconsin will host Iowa (7-3) Jan. 5, Michigan State (7-2) Jan. 8 and Northwestern (4-3) Jan. 14 at home. The only away game the Badgers will see during that span will be against Minnesota (5-2) Jan. 10.Michigan State has been leading the Big Ten from the free throw line, shooting a solid 80.1 percent, while Jeff Horner of Iowa leads the conference averaging a 90.6 shooting percentage from the charity stripe.Vedran Vukusic of Northwestern leads the Big Ten in scoring, averaging a stellar 23.6 points per game.”Playing the Big Ten will be great,” Nixon said. “We just want to try and finish on top.”Added Taylor, “It’s going to be another year to see how much better we’ve gotten.”last_img read more

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Defender Lindsay Eastwood signs with NWHL’s Toronto Six

first_imgThe Daily Orange is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Syracuse University. Consider donating today to support our mission.Former Syracuse defender Lindsay Eastwood signed a contract with the Toronto Six to continue her career professionally. A rare autoimmune disease nearly ended the two-time Orange captain’s career during her freshman year, but Eastwood came back to eventually lead Syracuse to its first ever College Hockey America championship in 2019.“Lindsay leaves Syracuse as one of its all-time most accomplished players,” head coach Paul Flanagan said. “She is an exceptional leader who made her presence known at both ends of the ice. She not only was one of the CHA’s best defenders, but a prolific scorer from the blue line.” Eastwood led all Syracuse defenders this season with 28 points and tied for the team lead with Abby Moloughney. The 28 points also tied a program record for most scored in a single season by a defender, a record that Eastwood’s team-high 20 assists played a large role in meeting. She also chipped in with eight goals from the blue line, bringing her career total to 23, a new school record by a defender.A two-way defender, Eastwood earned minutes on the Orange’s first defensive pairing, as well as the power play and penalty kill units. She recorded her first career hat trick in the 2019 CHA tournament semifinals against over Mercyhurst, a win that propelled the Orange to the finals and eventually their first NCAA tournament appearance.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe reigning CHA Best Defenseman and All-CHA first team honoree leaves the Orange second all-time in points by a blue liner with 75. The Kanata, Ontario native will be back in Canada playing for the Toronto Six during its inaugural NWHL season. Playing for the Toronto Six is “very special,” because the team is one of few professional women’s sports teams in Canada, she said.“I am extremely honored and excited to sign with the Toronto Six, as being a professional hockey player has been my dream since I was a little girl,” Eastwood said. “I can’t wait to hit the ice with my new teammates and compete for the Isobel Cup.” Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on June 11, 2020 at 1:53 pm Contact Gaurav: gshetty@syr.educenter_img Commentslast_img read more

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Will Odell Beckham Jr. get restructured contract with Browns?

first_imgHis desire to redo his current extension came when he heard the Raiders configured Antonio Browns’ old contract with the Steelers, per the report. Odell Beckham Jr. wants to live in LeBron James’ Ohio mansion Now that the shock of Odell Beckham Jr.’s trade to the Browns has worn off, one thing that has come into question is what his new contract will look like.Beckham signed a five-year, $90 million extension with the Giants last August, but NFL insider Ian Rapoport reported that Beckham will want a restructured contract with the Browns. The Browns gave up a fair amount to acquire Beckham —  the 17th overall pick in the 2019 draft, a third-round pick and safety Jabrill Peppers.If Beckham were to have a new contract, there is a chance he won’t get a much better deal than what he has at the moment. Beckham currently has $72.7 million left on his old contract and has a guaranteed base salary of $16.75 million in 2019, according to Spotrac. Related Newslast_img read more

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It’s Official: Trump, RNC to Move Convention to Jacksonville

first_imgThe Republican National Committee officially announced Thursday that President Trump’s renomination speech and other convention festivities will move to Jacksonville, Fla. from Charlotte, N.C., after Charlotte refused to allow a large-scale event amid the coronavirus pandemic.Thursday’s announcement ends the search for a last-minute convention site, after the commander-in-chief tweeted on Memorial Day that he wanted to move the convention to a city that would give him the opportunity to speak in a fully filled arena. In addition, the RNC indicated it did not want to require masks for Trump’s speech.Some events will remain in Charlotte, due to signed contracts requiring some activities to be held there. The RNC voted on Wednesday night to reduce the official business of the convention.The GOP will now have about 70 days to plan a series of events that typically take two years to develop.“We are thrilled to celebrate this momentous occasion in the great city of Jacksonville,” RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said in a statement. “Not only does Florida hold a special place in President Trump’s heart as his home state, but it is crucial in the path for victory in 2020. We look forward to bringing this great celebration and economic boon to the Sunshine State in just a few short months.”Local and state leaders in Florida applauded the decision. Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry, the former Florida Republican chairman, called it a “huge win” for the city.Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican and a Trump ally, said in the RNC statement Thursday that Jacksonville will “showcase Florida’s energy, facilities, entrepreneurship and commitment to bring together the delegates of the Republican Party at a historic time in our nation’s history.”According to a state filing, the Host Committee in Jacksonville will be led by Visit Jacksonville President Michael Corrigan, Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) and Daniel Davis, the president and CEO of the JAX Chamber.Trump is set to give his speech on Aug. 27 at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, a venue in downtown Jacksonville that can accommodate roughly 15,000 people. (It is smaller than the 20,000-person capacity Spectrum Center in Charlotte where Trump was supposed to deliver the speech.)RNC and North Carolina officials had worked for months to have the convention in Charlotte. That ended when Trump posted a message on social media saying that he would move the event if he was unable to secure a commitment to hold a large scale gathering there.last_img read more

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Steelers in race but win against suprising Browns a must

first_imgLE’VEON BELLThe Steelers struggled to get past the winless 0-5 Jacksonville Jaguars, 17-9 and now must face another poor quality team in the Cleveland Brown, 2-2, this weekend.The Steelers have played down to their competition all season, as they did with a last minute victory over the Browns in the first game of the season. The Steelers played a great first half but totally fell apart in the second half. It took a last second field goal to win the game. But that’s the kind of ball Cleveland has been playing.Led by Brian Hoyer at quarterback, this team is extremely young and unpredictable, which means nobody knows who will show up this weekend.Hoyer who was 21 of 37 for 292 and 3 touchdown passes has weapons around him but no one has consistently stepped up so far in this young season. His top receiver is Taylor Gabriel who had 4 catches for 95 yards in their 29-28 come from behind victory over the Tennessee Titans. Terrance West, 7 catches for 31 yards and Miles Austin 2 catches for 54 yards are improving as receivers. Ben Tate had an outstanding day on the ground with 123 yards on 22 carries.If the Browns can pull off the upset they could challenge for the division title with games against three very poor teams following the Steelers. They play the winless Jacksonville Jags, the winless Oakland Raiders, and the slow rising Tampa Bay Bucs. They could very easily be 6-2 before facing any real competition.The Steelers had better beat the Browns because they have the Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, and the Baltimore Ravens, all playoff contenders which means they could be looking at a 3-6 record if they don’t improve their play.Now 3-2,the Steelers defense looked good against the lowly Jags, but the offense looked terrible. But that was partly because Jacksonville has a good defense and a weak offense.Ben Roethlisberger was 26 of 36 for 273 yards and one touchdown. Antonio Brown only had 5 catches for 84 yards and Heath Miller had three for 46 yards. Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount looked good the few times they had the ball.  Bell had 84 yards on 15 carries, and Blount had 29 yards on just 8 carries.If the Steelers are going to compete in the AFC North against the Cincinnati Bengals 3-1 and the Baltimore Ravens 3-2, they have to pull out the victory this weekend against the Browns.The Bengals lost to the New England Patriots 43-17 and the Ravens three game winning streak was ended by the Indianapolis Colts, 20-13, keeping the Steelers very much in the race.Follow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourierLike us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hllast_img read more

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Yacine Qasmi and Jonathas, high-voltage duel in Vallecas

first_imgVallecas Stadium will be the scene of a direct clash in the fight for promotion positions for promotion to the First Division. Elche will try to defend its privileged position before a firm aspirant to move up. Both teams, separated by only three points. It will also be an interesting duel between two of the best strikers in the category: Yacine Qasmi before Jonathas de Jesus. Both come from premiering their particular account before Albacete and Numancia, respectively, and will have the motivation to see who hits hardest in the rival area.For Yacine it will be the opportunity to claim against the team that opened the exit door on the last day of the winter market, when it was indisputable and had taken root in illicit lands. Elche sold him for the same thing he paid to Melilla before uncovering himself as an important battering ram in Segunda. His position has been inherited by Jonathas, who is now the owner and the new offensive reference of the franjiverdes. The Brazilian acknowledged, after the victory against Numancia, that he “wanted to play again at Martínez Valero”. “This win is very important. I was able to score and the return could not be better, ”said the Elche striker. Chance has also wanted players to be pressing to recover their best version. Yacine left Elche with a small muscle injury, although he has started in the last three days against Tenerife, Huesca and Albacete, always completing the 90 minutes. Jonathas premiered in Tenerife and accumulated 70 minutes before Numancia: “In Brazil I was training alone, which is not the same as doing it with the team. The thirty minutes in the Heliodoro came to me very well and I already felt prepared to play, with great desire ”.And while Yacine will enjoy the reunion with her friends from Elche before and after the game, who will live it from the inside is Jonathas who highlights how the franjiverde family has welcomed him: “I have met a sensational group that has made everything easy for me. Each player has a very important role in this team and I must continue working hard to try to play against Lightning and improve my discomfort in the adductor. “There is no counter that tells me how much I need. Little by little we will reach the goal of being one hundred percent; Every day that passes I feel better. Now the most important thing is to win the Lightning to first achieve permanence and then see what happens, ”the new Elche star finished.last_img read more

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