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Buyer nabs big block in small suburb

first_imgThe home at 5 Roxby Street, Gordon Park.BIG  blocks in the tiny suburb of Gordon Park are so rare that it’s no surprise a post-war home on a huge 1181sq m was recently snapped up prior to auction.The property at 5 Roxby St was offered to the market for the first time in its history, and sold for $900,000 to a Brisbane family.Agent Holly Bowden, from Ray White Wilston, said it attracted six offers before auction day.“We had one buyer who couldn’t attend but was desperate to secure it, so I worked with him to get to that figure,” Ms Bowden said.The property is in a private cul-de-sac just around the corner from Kedron Brook and just 6km from the CBD.The three-bedroom family home had been well maintained but is in need of a renovation.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 2019Ms Bowden said the buyer planned to demolish the existing 1959 house and rebuild.She said properties in Gordon Park were tightly held but in high demand.“Families are gravitating to the area because of the schools,” she said. “And it’s so close to Wilston but more affordable.”A two-bedroom house in the suburb, in need of some TLC, recently sold above the reserve price at auction.The 1930s Queenslander on 506sq m at 50 Goulburn St sold under the hammer for $768,000.Garry Jones from McGrath Estate Agents Wilston marketed the property. Gordon Park is Brisbane’s smallest suburb and has an existing median house price of $760,000.last_img read more


Royal IHC VIDEO: TSHD DC Orisant Sea Trials

first_img<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Royal IHC has just released this amazing video shot during the sea trials of their new multi-purpose 5.450m³ trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) DC Orisant.The vessel was built by Royal IHC for joint venture consisting of Den Herder (Reimerswaal Dredging) and Group de Cloedt.According to the shipbuilder, the dredger installation has been designed to dredge marine aggregates (sand and gravel) for the construction industry.The TSHD will also be extremely suitable for performing regular dredging projects, such as maintenance dredging and beach nourishment.last_img


Duncan Garner: Why I’m voting against cannabis legalisation at the referendum

first_imgNewsHub 11 August 2020Family First Comment: “Our country has faced a huge upheaval this year – well, the whole world has – but worse could be yet to come. Perhaps economic chaos, which will be life-changing for many. I think this is a poor time for another social experiment on our streets when the evidence on the upside is flimsy at best and even the PM’s own departmental report fails to recommend legalising cannabis.I’m voting against.” OPINION: Just a new Government and a long process ahead where the cannabis Bill will still need to make its way through the lengthy process of Parliament, including a time-consuming select committee.Depending on who makes it back, any number of MPs could make changes to the legislation which you will have no power over.Justice Minister Andrew Little says he expects there may be changes to the proposed law given the public will have their say during the parliamentary process.Basically MPs this term couldn’t decide, disagreed or weren’t organised enough to put a simple solution in front of you.But what I know is you are not voting on a sure thing, you are voting on the next Government carrying on the work of the last.This Bill has barely passed the first hurdle.Now it’s up to you to either give it life or put it to sleep.Our country has faced a huge upheaval this year – well, the whole world has – but worse could be yet to come. Perhaps economic chaos, which will be life-changing for many.I think this is a poor time for another social experiment on our streets when the evidence on the upside is flimsy at best and even the PM’s own departmental report fails to recommend legalising cannabis.I’m voting against.Be careful what you wish for.Duncan Garner hosts The AM Show.READ MORE: up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more


Pogba posts pre-surgery video after son’s birthday bash

first_img Promoted ContentThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year10 Characters That Should Be Official Disney Princesses7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made12 Marvel Superheroes Before The FameWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew About Loading… It was later decided that Pogba should undergo another ankle op, despite having just recovered from a three-month layoff. There have been accusations the injury was a cover-up so that he could keep himself healthy for a move to Real Madrid. But the pictures of the World Cup winner about to undergo surgery clearly blows that theory out of the water. United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has refused to budge on letting Pogba leave in the winter window. When asked if the Frenchman would be leaving, he said: “You won’t see Paul go in January.” After the 2-0 win at Burnley, the Norwegian said: “He felt his ankle was sore, we did a scan. “It’s not the same injury, it’s a different injury. Of course when you get that scan you consult your own medical people as well, like I did. Read Also:Real Madrid to offer Man Utd choice of four players in £160m Pogba deal“He wanted a second opinion and the advice was to have it done.”Wife Zulay was over the moon at their matching outfits, carefully curated by Donatella Versace herself.She posted a thank you at the fashion mogul on social media.Versace replied: “Zulay! You all look fantastic!!”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Paul Pogba shared an anxious pre-op video of his hospital bed before undergoing surgery on his troublesome ankle. The wantaway Manchester United midfielder, 26, had been enjoying his son’s first birthday bash with his team-mates and their families. Pogba looked uneasy as he shared a video getting ready for surgeryCredit: Instagram @paulpogba Pogba and his wife Zulay organised a Versace-themed bash in Wilmslow after Donatella Versace dressed all three members of the family. And they invited the likes of Victor and Maja Lindelof, Eric Bailly, Nemanja Matic, Andreas Pereira and Juan Mata for the event. The Manchester United midfielder showed a video of his hospital bedCredit: Instagram @paulpogba The party venue in Cheshire was decorated with white and gold balloons, complete with a stunning birthday cake and cupcakes. Pogba has missed match action for Manchester United since coming on for the second half during their 4-1 win over Newcastle on Boxing Day.last_img read more


Sunday alcohol sales could come sooner than expected

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Following a vote by the Indiana House of Representatives committee vote the sale of alcohol on Sunday could come sooner than expected. The House Public Policy Committee voted 9 to 1 to allow Sunday sales “upon passage” not the customary July 1 as with most new Indiana laws.Republican Tim Wesco from Goshen was the only lawmaker to vote against the proposal.The proposal will now be considered by the full House. Earlier in the session, the House passed a nearly identical version. If approved the Indiana Senate will consider the changes made by the committee and take a vote. If the Senate approves it would go to Governor Eric Holcomb.Hoosiers could begin the Sunday purchase of alcohol as early as the first part of April.last_img


Ronnie S. Houchin July 4, 1955 – February 15, 2020

first_imgRonnie S. Houchin, 64 of West Harrison, Indiana passed away Saturday, February 15, 2020. Born July 4, 1955 in Batesville, Indiana the son of Verle and Ruby (Henson) Houchin.Ronnie is survived by his children RJ (Andrew) Houchin, Jon Houchin, Tina Flaig and Jason (Jennifer) Houchin. Grandfather of Trent, Austin, Brianna, Ava, Kayla, Quintin and Holden. Great grandfather of Astrid and Kinsley. Brother of Jessie Houchin, Jim (Debbie) Houchin and Shirley (Dale) Gabbard.Preceded in death by his parents, Verle and Ruby Houchin, wife Joni (Wickman) Houchin, daughter Tara Houchin and brother William Houchin.Visitation will be held Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 1:00 P.M. until time of service at 3:00 P.M. with Rev. Paul Hensley officiating all at Jackman Hensley Funeral Home 215 Broadway Street Harrison, Ohio 45030.Memorials may be directed to Lifespring Christian Church c/o the funeral home.last_img read more


Cricket News Virat Kohli lights up Perth with a classic knock for the ages vs Australia

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Virat Kohli was on 96 when Australia took the second new ball on day 3 of the Perth Test. The Indian skipper was facing Mitchell Starc and he wasted no time in driving a full ball down to the long-off fence to bring up his 25th century. It was his sixth in Australia and it equalled Sachin Tendulkar’s feat. The amazing thing about the knock, he had gotten it in half the time as Tendulkar. His 25th century was just in his 127th innings, behind only Sir Donald Bradman who took just 68 innings. His gesture after reaching the century was symbolic. He took off his helmet, pointed out to the bat, motioned with his gloves indicating, “My bat does all the talking.” Indeed, in overseas Tests in 2018, his bat has done all the talking.In 2018, Kohli’s bat has done the talking in South Africa, England and Australia, making him the first Asian batsman to achieve this feat. His average in South Africa is brilliant. The series against England where he overcame James Anderson and scored close to 600 runs ended the debate as to whether he could perform in all conditions. On a difficult, grassy wicket in Perth, Kohli’s knock and the stroke to bring up his milestone has cemented his reputation as one of the best in the world. It is poignant that Kohli sealed his class in Perth.Read More | Virat Kohli hits 25th century, equals Sachin Tendulkar’s recordIn 1992, 26 years before this Kohli masterpiece, Sachin Tendulkar played a knock at the old WACA stadium in Perth which made him a towering force in the years to come. It was the vintage WACA, having pace, bounce, Fremantle doctor and fast bowler clocking high speeds. Tendulkar went on to make 114. In that Perth Test of 1992, Tendulkar was established as the gold standard of Indian batsmanship. In 2018, Kohli’s 123 has provided batsmen the template in difficult conditions.Discipline, calmnessIndia were facing an uphill struggle when Kohli walked in. Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc were getting swing, both in the air and off the deck. KL Rahul and Murali Vijay were cleaned up by brilliant deliveries. The situation demanded the best from Kohli. The intent was signalled when he straight drove Hazlewood to the long off fence. Three more boundaries off the same bowler followed and he was in the zone now.Read More | Live cricket score and updates India vs Australia 2nd Test: Ishant strike boosts Virat Kohli’s sideAustralia realised it and they pulled the length back. Before the series, many analysts had said the best way to get Kohli out was to frustrate him and dry up his scoring. For the next 22 overs, Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon dried up the boundaries and Kohli was forced to dig deep. In those 22 overs, Kohli had weathered a storm where bowlers were getting appreciable movement and turn from the wicket. Despite being beaten a lot of times, the Indian skipper did not flinch in his focus.Read More | Kohli ‘contentious’ catch in Perth Test irks Indian cricket team fansThe pressure resulted in Pujara’s dismissal, but Kohli, aided by some positive play from Ajinkya Rahane, got another boundary to notch up his fifty. Taking minimal risks, Kohli moved serenely to the 80s. It seemed he had meticulously watched Pujara grind down the Australian bowlers in Adelaide where his application was top notch. In Perth, Kohli added his touch to Pujara’s method.The influence of EdgbastonIn 2018, Kohli was intent on making a statement in England and he did it in Edgbaston. Against James Anderson and the moving ball, Kohli survived two dropped chances. Anderson continued to trouble Kohli but he held on. It was the same method of bloody-minded determination that helped Kohli exorcise the ghosts of the 2014 disaster. In a way, Kohli’s 149 on a difficult Edgbaston wicket laid the blueprint for his success in Perth, where he held on and did not sway in his focus on a different but difficult pitch.The debate on whether Kohli is the best batsman in all conditions ended when he conquered England by the sheer weight of his 593 runs. In Perth, Kohli’s classic knock has sealed this fact: Kohli is the Greatest of All Time. Period! last_img read more


Nigeria’s Basketball Family Mourns Wale Aboderin

first_imgThe Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has joined thousands of sympathisers to mourn the sudden passing of Dolphins Women’s Basketball Club Chairman, Wale Aboderin.The NBBF board yesterday paid a condolence visit to the deceased family after the sad news filtered into town on Wednesday evening which left many people sad.The NBBF President, Ahmadu Musa Kida while reacting to the news described Aboderin’s death as one that human minds cannot easily comprehend. “For a man who was so full of life and energy to just be reported dead will forever remain a mystery. His investment in basketball was unparalleled and the vacuum he left will be impossible to fill.”Kida said as a devoted Muslim, he will take solace in the fact that death is inevitable for every living soul.He prayed that his soul will be granted eternal rest and the family, friends and business associates he left behind, the fortitude to bear the loss.“I will urge us all to take solace in the supremacy of God over the affairs of mortals while we live here on earth. I am a bit lifted with the comments of people since he died which showed the exemplary life he lived.”The Vice President, Babatunde Ogunade described the deceased as a true gentleman with a genuine passion for basketball and philanthropy.“The news of Mr. Gbadebowale Aboderin’s demise came as a very rude shock. He was one of the very few who stood up to be counted in the development of basketball. He did at a great cost to himself. His unflinching interest and support for female basketball was infectious. He was always willing to help.”“He was with the female national team in Mali 2017,where we qualified for the World Cup in Spain.”Ogunade who took over from Aboderin as the Chairman of Lagos State Basketball Association said the association and the Nigeria Basketball Federation will miss his support.On his part, Col. Samuel Ahmedu (rtd) who represented the board during the visit to the family of late Punch Newspapers Chairman expressed deep shock.“Up Chair! You came, you lived, you touched lives but left unannounced. We cannot question God even though we are confused right now. But we take solace in the life you lived and the examples you showed to us. To live in the heart of those we love is not to die.”A condolence register has been opened at the NBBF secretariat at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more


Lagos Media Marathon Will Enhance Ambode’s Road Race Revival, Says Alli

first_imgHe said that when media practitioners sing the gospel of walking, jogging, running, general exercise and its immense health benefits more and more citizens will embrace it thus leading to a healthier and more productive workforce and less spending by the government on healthcare.He added: “ Since Governor Ambode revived the culture of marathon in 2016 with the Lagos City Marathon, there has been an upsurge in the interest of Lagosians and Nigerians alike in road races and marathon, so with the media coming in now, that will even help further.”Alli said he would be more than willing to also help with the Lagos Media Marathon to make it a success right from its first edition.The Lagos City Marathon General Manager commended the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, and other relevant bodies that are involved in the planning of the Lagos Media Marathon fixed for May 1, 2019Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Athletics legend, Yussuf Alli, has described the decision of the Lagos chapter of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) to organise a road race as one of the best things that happened to marathon and road races since Governor Akinwunmi Ambode revived the culture in February 2016 with the Lagos City Marathon.“The media is the fourth estate of the realm because journalists set agenda and we follow. The decision to organize a road race which is open to all Nigerians with special prizes for journalists and non-journalists will make millions of Nigerians embrace the culture of running, I am so happy with the decision.”Alli who was within the Top 10 ranking in the world during his active years in the men’s long jump alongside legends like Carl Lewis and Mike Powell for a decade is now the poster face for the organisation of top road races across Nigeria, including the Lagos City Marathon which is an IAAF Bronze Label race, Okpekpe Road Race, Aba Half Marathon and others. Yussuf Allilast_img read more


Kwesi Appiah: My provisional list was based on excellence

first_imgGhana’s coach Kwesi Appiah believes he selected players base on their performance and not the club they play forAppiah named his provisional squad by making some surprise inclusions in his preliminary 26-man World Cup team with only one local player making the squad in the person of Aduana stars goalkeeper Stephen Adams.The ex-captain of the Black Stars until his appointment led team Ghana to win Gold at the 2011 All African Games in Maputo and reiterated he chalked that feat based on the competency of his charges then. “I select players based on their competency to help the nation achieve its target and not where the player is playing. Even if the player is a local player and he is capable to help the said target to be achieved, why not l will pick him to represent the nation.“When you are chosen as the head coach, you are there for all Ghanaians and irrespective of wherever a player is playing so am looking at who will go to Brazil and stand in and defend the nation.” He added And on Stephen Adams, Appiah also said he deserved the call up because  he has proven himself. Meanwhile coach Kwesi Appiah goes down in history as the first Ghanaian coach to take the country to the world cup after two expatriates did it in 2006 and 2010.last_img read more