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Nudgee property, on two lots, sells under the hammer

first_img21 Lionel St, Nudgee.A home at 21 Lionel St, Nudgee, has provided the perfect property ladder step-up for one northside couple.The first-time buyers kept seven other registered bidders at bay on February 4 to secure the two-bedroom, one-bathroom home on 810sq m for $533,000. More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 201921 Lionel St, Nudgee.Amy Ireland, a sales consultant with Harcourts Pinnacle – Aspley, said the large site and renovation potential appealed to buyers.“It (bids) came down to $500 increments at one stage, so it was a long and spirited auction,” she said. And while Miss Ireland said the result exceeded the seller’s expectations, the buyers proved they could also spot a good deal.“I think they’ve got a great big block with a beautiful house with plenty of potential for an excellent price,” she said.Miss Ireland said buyers who identified well-located Nudgee investments with great potential were sure to profit.The house was on two lots, but Miss Ireland said council restrictions stopped the dwelling being removed, so subdivision was not possible. The restriction, however, helped the buyers to secure the property at a reasonable price.“Otherwise, if it was a splitter block, it would have been well into the mid-$600,000s,” she said.Miss Ireland said demand in Nudgee was high – and there were plenty of facilities to attract purchasers“We’re finding most properties are selling within seven-to-14 days – houses are moving, often with multiple buyers,” she said. “It’s an excellent market.”last_img read more

Sizzling solar giveaway

first_imgThe Orchard is offering a solar deal which could save home buyers more than $100,000 over 20 years. Sean Cochrane from Super Green Solutions with Pene Slogrove and Shawn Boyd from the OrchardBUYERS in the masterplanned community The Orchard are being given the opportunity to drive down their future power bills by installing solar.Developer Elements North Queensland has teamed up with Super Green Solutions and their partner builders to offer The Orchard buyers a solar package.The deal includes panels, hot water system and a battery that will eliminate the majority of power bills.The promotion is estimated to save eligible residents about $112,000 over the next 20 years.Elements North Queensland director Shawn Boyd said the campaign was designed to further The Orchard’s sustainability credentials and help residents pay off their homes sooner. “When we were thinking about the campaign, we really wanted to help our buyers gain some real and meaningful benefits but also further our sustainability messaging,” Mr Boyd said.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“We know that it is everyone’s dream to own their own home outright and this offer has the potential to save buyers around $112,000 to help them pay off their homes sooner. “But more than that, it contributes to building a stronger, more resilient and sustainable community – one that people can feel proud to be part of and that’s what we want to create at The Orchard.”The Orchard’s Solar Package campaign includes 5.4kW solar system, an Apricus solar hot water system and a 6.5kW Solax battery storage system valued at more than $21,450. Stage One of The Orchard has 34 fully services new home sites ranging from 1000sq m to 2400sq m, which are ready to build on now.The large-lot masterplanned community is on Darling Road in Jensen close to schools and shops and 1km away from the Ring Road which links to Townsville Hospital, Lavarack Barracks and James Cook University.Mr Boyd said the promotion means that people buying a home site at The Orchard with a participating builder won’t have to pay any out-of-pocket costs for the solar package. “With the cost of power continuing to go up, installing renewable energy solutions on your home sooner will save you a huge amount in to the future,” Mr Boyd said.For further information about The Orchard, please visit www.theorchardnq.com.au or call Penelope Slogrove on 0439 749 700.last_img read more

​AP4, AP1 say time limits on COVID-linked ownership draft too tight

first_imgTwo of the main buffer funds in Sweden’s state pension system have welcomed a proposal giving them extra room on ownership in order to provide pandemic-hit companies with new capital, but say the time limits being put forward are too restrictive.At the end of June, the Swedish Finance Ministry published draft legislation temporarily changing the investment rules for AP1-4, raising the cap on votes the individual funds may hold in any single listed company in Sweden to 15% from 10% – provided the extra equity was acquired via a new share issue.In its response to the consultation, which officially ended yesterday, AP4 said it was positive about the proposal, but that the measures should start sooner than envisaged and last for longer.It said that apart from supporting the companies the AP funds invested in directly, capital injections facilitated by the new rules would also feed through into benefits for other firms such as partners and subcontractors, which may also be challenged by COVID-19. The SEK403bn (€38.7bn) fund said the negative effects of the pandemic were already great and the need for capital likely to be significant in the coming months.“It is therefore unfortunate that entry into force can only be expected to take place as late as 1 November 2020,” the fund said.AP4 also said that because the pandemic’s consequences were likely to be not only extensive but also prolonged, 30 June 2021 was too soon to end the ownership extension.“In order for the provision to have the desired effect, it is therefore proposed that the period for the application of the amendment be extended to at least 30 June 2022,” the pension fund said.Meanwhile, AP1 – while also declaring itself generally positive about the proposals – took issue with the length of time that the funds would be permitted to hold onto extra capital that exceeded the normal 10% ceiling.In the draft legislation, the funds would have seven years in which to unwind these holdings.“The proposed period for divestment seems quite long, but the fact that holdings under the temporary rule are limited in time at all means that in the worst case AP1 would risk having to sell in an economically unfavourable situation and thereby harm the return,” it said.Because of this, the fund said it proposed having no time limit on investments made under the temporary rule.Looking for IPE’s latest magazine? Read the digital edition here.last_img read more

P120,000 bail for robbery suspect

first_imgILOILO City – The court recommended aP120,000 bail bond for the temporary liberty of a robbery suspect  in Barangay Don Esteban, La Paz district. The suspect was detained in thecustodial facility of the La Paz police station and set to be transferred to thecustody of the Department of Social Welfare and Development./PN Police identified the suspect as a14-year-old female minor.  She was caughton the strength of an arrest warrant around 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday. last_img

State officials offer Christmas shopping tips

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS –– Scammers are sure to be out in full force this holiday shopping season.Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller offers some tips to help protect shoppers from becoming victims of scams or identity theft.When shopping online:Research the online business you plan to purchase from and confirm their physical address and phone number in case you need to contact them.Consider using an online payment service, such as PayPal, or your credit card, which offers certain protections from fraudulent charges.Beware of emails or online offers soliciting hard-to-get items for unbelievably low prices. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.Make sure you are on a secure website when entering credit card information. A secure connection will have an “s” after the “http” web address and a closed lock icon.Exercise caution when making purchases from Craigslist, especially purchases that require meeting the seller in person. There’s a chance this could lead to a hold-up scam or the purchasing of stolen merchandise.Other shopping tips:Closely watch your credit card during in-store transactions.Monitor credit card accounts and bank statements over the holidays and report potential unauthorized charges to your card issuer.Besides using cash for in-store purchases, credit cards offer the best available consumer protection.When buying gift certificates or gift cards, be sure you fully understand the terms and conditions. Consider buying these products directly from the retailer rather than a third party.If using a layaway plan to make a purchase, get a copy of the policy in writing before you start making payments and find out whether you will get a full refund, store credit or charged a non-refundable service fee if you change your mind about the item. Layaway plans can contain hidden fees or refund restrictions.last_img read more

Ex-Liverpool midfielder Redknapp overwhelmed by Saka’s gift

first_img Loading… Promoted Content10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest PocketCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?What Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Truly Mysterious Things That Have Happened On Chinese SoilBest Car Manufacturers In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year6 Product That Have Wild Origin Stories7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better6 Major TV Characters We Were Relieved To See Leaving The ShowPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body Former Liverpool midfielder, Jamie Redknapp, has described Bukayo Saka as a “joy to watch” after he scored his first Premier League goal in Arsenal’s 2-0 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers. Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka celebrates scoring at Wolves Though Nuno Espirito Santo’s men were seen as tough opponents with top-four ambitions, the Gunners were in a confident mood having recorded three wins on the bounce in all competitions. Saka ensured the streak continued with his beautiful volley from a Kieran Tierney pass two minutes prior to the half-time break. Alexandre Lacazette then sealed the win his strike off the bench in the 86th minute to keep Arsenal’s slim top-four hopes alive. It caps off an exciting week for Saka who signed a contract extension at the Emirates Stadium until 2024. “To a certain extent today wasn’t what we usually associate with Arsenal, they were dogged, really good defensively and they’ve got that little bit of quality as well when Lacazette comes on,” Redknapp said on Sky Sports as per the Express. “I’m so pleased for that young man, Saka. He’s a joy to watch. He’s loving the Premier League. New contract. As he said, what a week for him. It’s a really good finish. “Aubameyang is heavily involved, he knows exactly where he is on the pitch, plays it out wide and you just see again at the back post, Saka drops his shoulder [to get into space]. “He has a swing at it, it’s not necessarily conventionally the best volley you’ll ever see but it’s a really good one, and it works for him.center_img “He guides it away from the keeper, it’s a nice strike. It’s just one of those but it’s good technique.” Former Arsenal defender Ashley Cole, also speaking on Sky Sports, said Saka feels very much at home now that he’s tied to the club for the foreseeable future. “Watching the interview, you know he [Saka] feels that Arsenal is his home,” Cole stated. “He’s a young kid. The group they’ve got around him, with extra young players, is making him feel very welcome and at home. “I think Arsenal fans are buzzing that he’s signed and he definitely looks one for the future, for sure.” Saka, who was clearly thrilled by the goal, asserted on the need to be humble as he keeps learning. The 18-year-old now has four goals and 10 assists in 35 competitive outings. “It has been such a great week, signing my contract and then getting my first Premier League goal. And it wasn’t a bad goal either so I’m very happy,” he told the BBC. read also:Saka’s first Premier League goal keeps Arsenal in Euro race “I have to stay humble and keep my feet on the ground to keep learning. It’s important for us to have experience and world-class players around to advise us. It was tough for us today but we gave our all and that is what got us over the line.” Saka will be hoping to impress again when Arsenal host Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Magpies without Remy for derby

first_img The 52-year-old said: “I said to him today, ‘You could become an instant hero if you play or you get a patch on the pitch in terms of a substitute’s appearance’. “That must be his immediate dream. It certainly would be mine if I was a striker.” De Jong’s arrival in the north-east came some 18 months after the Magpies first tried to sign him, and Pardew is hoping it will be worth the wait after his spell in the Bundesliga proved a difficult one. He said: “I’m pleased in so much that he’s a player we have had our eye on for a while. “He was someone we couldn’t quite reach in his last transfer move in terms of the finance, but that hasn’t worked out as perfectly as perhaps they both hoped, the team and Luuk, and he’s ended up here. “But he has done well today and we are looking forward to his inclusion in the squad. He’s a big presence of a player, he’s a goalscorer and if there’s a criticism you would aim at us, maybe we could do with scoring a few more goals.” The Holland Under-21 international has already signalled his readiness to start the derby if required, but Pardew has hinted that that is unlikely despite his relative lack of options. He said: “Well, he hasn’t had much game action and this is the Premier League, so I would suggest that I might be a better judge than he is. “But I like his confidence and he has trained very well today, so I am very pleased with him.” Pardew is hoping against hope that De Jong is not the only new arrival ahead of Friday night’s transfer deadline, with the club’s bid for Lyon midfielder Clement Grenier still on the table as they look for a replacement for Yohan Cabaye. The manager insisted as it became obvious that Cabaye would get his move to Paris St Germain earlier this week that he would have to be replaced, and the clock is now ticking. Asked if he was hopeful of landing Grenier, Pardew said: “I don’t know. We have two days left and we will have to wait and see. I’m obviously hopeful and that’s where I sit today.” Asked further if his hand would be weakened should no replacement arrive, he added: “Well, of course. You can’t take a player out like Cabaye and say it’s not going to weaken you. It is, unless we can replace him like for like. “But whether we can do that, I don’t know.” A Football Association statement said: “An independent regulatory commission heard two claims of wrongful dismissal today both in relation to the Norwich City versus Newcastle United game on Tuesday. “The claim involving Norwich’s Bradley Johnson was upheld, meaning his three-match suspension is withdrawn. “The claim involving Newcastle’s Loic Remy was dismissed, therefore his three-match suspension remains with immediate effect. “Both players had been dismissed for violent conduct.” Although the news was not unexpected, it will come as a blow to manager Alan Pardew, who is also likely to be without injured duo Yoan Gouffran and Papiss Cisse as he attempts to avoid a third successive derby defeat. In the circumstances, he has challenged new signing Luuk de Jong to make himself an instant hero on Tyneside. The 23-year-old striker completed a loan move for the rest of the season to St James’ Park on Wednesday, and will go straight into the squad for the derby. De Jong has not started a single game for Borussia Monchengladbach this season and his last goal for the club came in April, but Pardew has told him to be ready to make a swift impact. The Magpies lodged an appeal against the 27-year-old’s dismissal along with Canaries midfielder Bradley Johnson after the pair clashed late in Tuesday night’s 0-0 Barclays Premier League draw at Carrow Road. However, while Johnson’s own effort to clear his name was upheld, Remy’s fell on deaf ears and he will now miss the league games against the Black Cats, Chelsea and Tottenham. Newcastle striker Loic Remy will sit out the derby clash with Sunderland after failing in a bid to have his sending-off at Norwich overturned. Press Associationlast_img read more

‘Last Dance’ inspired Robben return

first_img(BBC) – Arjen Robben was inspired to launch a comeback with Groningen after they showed him a montage of basketball great Michael Jordan’s career.Groningen officials met with Robben just days after he retired in May 2019.While that initial approach failed to convince 36-year-old Robben, talks were revived last month.The Dutch club used clips from the Last Dance documentary about Jordan, interspersed with images from Robben’s own career, in their successful pitch.Robben, who made his senior debut for Groningen as a 16-year-old before moving on to PSV Eindhoven, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Bayern, has signed a one-year deal with his boyhood club.“I’m here to help the club,” Robben said on Sunday.“You do that by showing the right attitude. I don’t have anything to lose and I’m going into the challenge with a positive attitude and to try and make the best of it.“I haven’t set any goals, it could be over in a month or it could last two years.”Jordan also famously came out of retirement. After initially ending his baseball career at the age of the age of 30 to attempt a professional baseball career, he returned to the Chicago Bulls to win another three NBA titles.Robben spent his time away from football on another sporting challenge. He had been training to run the Rotterdam marathon before the coronavirus pandemic forced its postponement from April to October.last_img read more

A STEP BACK: Syracuse reverts to sloppy play in loss to Cincinnati to end 2-game winning streak

first_imgCINCINNATI — The fumble marked the breaking point.For nearly three full quarters, Syracuse battled. It fought through penalties, dismal tackling and a turnover on the very first play of the game to surge into halftime with a lead. On the road. Halfway to being just a game away from bowl eligibility.Even as the third quarter wound down, the Orange found itself holding a four-point lead.But then came the weak-side blitz, the vicious hit on Ryan Nassib, the fumble and the Cincinnati touchdown on a tight-end throwback. It was a sequence that rolled a turnover-riddled loss against Rutgers and an embarrassing blown coverage against Connecticut into one.It felt like the same old story.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Something like that I guess,” linebacker Marquis Spruill said. “It’s just the way the game goes.”And this game went like several others during the 2012 season, with Syracuse flashing glimpses of greatness before collapsing on itself only to be left with a queasy feeling in the end. On Saturday, the Orange (4-5, 3-2 Big East) fell short against Cincinnati (6-2, 2-1 Big East) in a 35-24 defeat marred with penalties and self-inflicted wounds before a crowd of 26,180 at Nippert Stadium. With the loss, Syracuse must win two of its next three games to reach bowl eligibility for the first time since 2010.The game began inauspiciously for Syracuse, with Jeremiah Kobena fumbling the opening kickoff and the Bearcats capitalizing for seven points before two minutes had expired. It set the tone for a performance pockmarked by untimely mistakes and penalties — oh, the penalties. Syracuse was flagged 12 times on Saturday for 104 yards and scored only three points in total on drives that featured a penalty.They derailed momentum, destroyed continuity and forced the Orange into third-and-long situations that invited blitzes.“That’s a huge factor,” defensive tackle Jay Bromley said. “You’ve got to play disciplined. You can’t expect to come out here and beat a good team, shoot yourself in the foot and give them 100 yards.”The penalties ranged from bizarre — three false starts on wide receivers — to progress-halting, like two holds by Zack Chibane that wiped out a 17-yard completion to Alec Lemon and a 19-yard completion to Marcus Sales.But the most devastating mistake was wide receiver Jarrod West’s false start on a second-and-6 play in the final five minutes of the third quarter. As Syracuse clung to a 24-21 lead, West’s error put the Orange behind the chains. Nassib was hurried on the next play, an incomplete pass to Prince-Tyson Gulley, and what happened after that permanently altered the complexion of the game.Cincinnati cornerback Chris Williams appeared to drop back in coverage on a third-and-11, only to surge forward toward Nassib’s blind side. Gulley missed the block, one that Marrone said the team worked on all week in practice, only to watch Williams hammer Nassib from behind and knock the ball loose.The Bearcats recovered and scored three plays later on a throw-back play to the tight end from third-string quarterback Brendon Kay.“I really just was going and God just gave me the strength to stay on my point on the quarterback and get there and bring some violence when I came,” Williams said.The touchdown pass from Kay to tight end Travis Kelce, who also scored on a jump-pass earlier in the game, gave the Bearcats a lead they would never relinquish. Two possessions later, after a steady drizzle had begun to fall inside Nippert Stadium, Syracuse kicker Ross Krautman missed a 42-yard field goal wide left that forced Marrone to bend over at the waist and bury his head in his hands.Earlier, Krautman had a kick blocked for the second time in four games. This time the protection broke down left of center, instead of the right side as it did at Rutgers, and Brandon Mills burst through the line to get his right hand on the football.This most recent slew of errors saddles Syracuse with an uphill challenge over the final three weeks of the season. Undefeated Louisville is next on the schedule, followed by trips to Missouri and Temple to close out the year. And after another frustrating effort bereft of any sort of consistency, it’s difficult to see this bunch rallying against a team on the verge of a Bowl Championship Series berth and another that plays in the toughest conference in the country.The losses play like a broken record, with each one — Northwestern, Minnesota, Rutgers and now Cincinnati — repeating verses that are incredibly predictable.“Like coach says, it’s the turnovers and penalties and stuff that hurts ourselves,” Nassib said. “That’s really the most frustrating part, and that’s why we lose games.” Comments Published on November 3, 2012 at 2:15 pm Contact Michael: mjcohe02@syr.edu | @Michael_Cohen13 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more