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first_img Win a block of units worth $6M MORE REAL ESTATE NEWS There were obvious jitters among bidders and the 30-strong crowds at both auctions and a young couple, Morgan and Hannah from The Gap, pulled out of the Kelvin Grove auction after it was announced on the market at $850,000.“I’m concerned about the timing given there’s so many unknowns with coronavirus,” Morgan said afterwards.“The economy is slowing but businesses haven’t reported so there’s some unknown there. We’re a bit risk-averse.”There were no jitters from first-time bidders Michael Cockerill and Vanessa Wowchuk of nearby Bowen Hills who bid aggressively for the four-bedroom Kelvin Grove home on 304sq m. FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK SEE WHAT’S GOING TO AUCTION ON WEDNESDAY With their backs to the crowd, the couple stood directly in front of Place chief auctioneer Peter Burgin whose ‘educational heartland’ speech for the property was cut short by their opening bid of $813,000.“You can tell who’s going to be the buyer when they’ve got that stance,” Mr Sultana said afterwards.The five registered bidders immediately dwindled to two with the couple from The Gap working hard to stay in front of the bidding despite standing behind the Bowen Hills couple. The underbidders from The Gap, standing behind the lead bidders at 53 Rusden St, Kelvin Grove.There were nine bids before the auction paused for 10 minutes while a revised offer of $850,000 was made by the Bowen Hills couple.The bid was unchallenged and when the hammer fell, the couple were greeted not with virtual handshakes but with champagne flutes from the next door neighbours.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours ago The home at 53 Rusden St, Kelvin Grove had been rented out prior to being placed on the market.“This comes with a wave of financial commitment,” Ms Wowchuk said. “This is the first house we looked at and by accident. The next door neighbours are our really good friends. They alerted us before the house officially went on the market and it’s a good area for our first home.” The master bedroom at 53 Rusden St, Kelvin Grove.Mr Sultana said the property sold for its reserve price.It was one of 50 properties listed to go to auction across Brisbane on Saturday.A four-bedroom art deco house at 404 Bowen Tce, New Farm sold for $2.23 million when five registered bidders took the property to auction through Place Bulimba and a crowd of 40 gathered to see 29 Gailey St, Ashgrove sell for $1.43 million with three registered bidders at the Ray White Ashgrove auction.Ray White figures from Saturday’s auctions showed there was an average of 3.9 registered bidders per auction which translated to 2.3 active bidders with crowds still attending auctions.“Cast your gaze toward the sky you will all note it hasn’t fallen this morning,” Mr Cush said at his first auction of the day on Saturday.“Word in from Sydney this morning is that open numbers are still in line with where they have been leading up to today.”Ray White real estate agents are waiting on a delivery of around 40 litres of hand sanitiser to make available at all public open homes and auctions.“We’ve all got them in our pockets and we’ve got the signs but the reality is the order has been backlogged,” Mr Cush said.“But it’s an interesting time.”center_img Toilet rolls were not locked away at auctions on the weekend.THERE was no shortage of toilet paper in homes that went to auction in Brisbane’s inner north on Saturday but auction bidders were greeted with a new ‘conscious contact’ approach by some agencies as Australia’s response to coronavirus escalated. New signage at Ray White auctions.“It’s not a fearful thing, it’s a hygiene thing and a bit of social awareness is actually a great thing,” Ray White auctioneer Haesley Cush said at the auction of a three-bedroom house at 25 Aberleigh Rd, Herston. Half an hour earlier, Place Newmarket estate agent Mario Sultana was warmly shaking hands with the five registered bidders who came to help 53 Rusden St, Kelvin Grove sell under the hammer for $850,000. Place Newmarket took 53 Rusden St, Kelvin Grove to auction for sellers who are living in Sydney and London.“I’m doing virtual handshakes,” Mr Sultana said. “But if people want to shake hands I’m shaking hands. Place Newmarket agent Mario Sultana (left) surveys the crowd as the auction of 53 Rusden St, Kelvin Grove starts.“I think this is a flash in the pan and the government is doing a great job to get on top of it all.“The next three to four weeks will be tightly held and everyone will be talking about it, but once we get on top of this particular situation, things will get back to normal.” No coronavirus price drop for househunters Ray White auctioneer Haesley Cush in action at the auction of 25 Aberleigh Rd, Herston.The property passed in at $750,000 but sold to the lead bidder in the high $700,000s soon afterwards.last_img read more

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first_imgMLive 26 October 2018Family First Comment: Still think nobody has died as a result of smoking marijuana? Think again.#PeopleBeforeProfits www.VoteNo.nzA man who admitted to smoking “half a bowl”  of marijuana daily and causing a fatal crash has been sentenced to prison.Cody Lawrence Willett, 22, was sentenced Thursday, Oct. 25 to four to 15 years in prison on a charge of operating under the influence causing death.Willett caused a Jan. 2 rear-end crash on Cascade Road SE at Spaulding Road that killed 66-year-old Wilma Jean Debruin, the driver of another vehicle.In court Thursday, Judge Dennis Leiber asked Willett about his history with marijuana.Willett conceded that he started smoking marijuana when he was 15 or 16, then started using it at least once a month when he was 17. More recently, in the year before the fatal crash, he was smoking “half a bowl” (smoking pipe) each day.When the Jan. 2 crash happened, Willett told police he became sleepy while driving and that his eyes closed. He said he could not avoid a collision once he opened them again.Police later determined that Willett’s truck was going 77 mph one second prior to the crash.A blood test showed 1 ng/ml of THC — the active chemical in marijuana — in Willett’s systemREAD MORE: https://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2018/10/man_who_smoked_half_bowl_of_ma.htmllast_img read more

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first_img Share 28 Views   no discussions LocalNews Police Chief reports on successes in solving crimes by: – May 11, 2012 Police Chief Cyril CaretteDespite an increase in reports of crime for 2011, Police Chief Cyril Carette has announced that the police force has made significant inroads in investigating and solving crimes.At a press conference on Friday Carette reported that although the number of crime reports increased in 2011 compared to that of 2010; reports on murder, robbery and rape have decreased.“The record shows that in 2011 marginal increases were realized in indictable and summary crimes however, there was a significant decrease in reports of murder from 15 to 6, that’s a 60% decrease; rape from 21 to 16 that’s a 23.8% decrease and robbery from 75 to 69, 8% increase”.According to Carette, police officers “continue to work tirelessly to ensure that Dominica remains a safe place for its citizens and visitors alike”.He reported on “successes” which the police have achieved in solving a number of cases; some of which were against visitors to the island.Three individuals have been arrested for robbery, rape and aggravated burglary of a United States citizen on April 21st, 2012 in the Calibishie area and are all on remand at the Dominica States Prison.Five men who robbed a Canadian couple of their rental jeep and other belongings at the Batibou Beach in Calibishie on 9th March, 2012 and later used that rental to rob the Marigot Credit Union at gunpoint have been charged and are remanded at the prison. One of the robbers who was shot during gunfire exchange with the police has also been charged and is remanded at the prison.Three men have been jointly charged and are remanded for robbing a French family at Batibou Beach in Calibishie on February 14th, 2012.Two men who robbed the Western Union Roseau branch on February 2nd, 2012 have also been charged and are on remand. Carette also noted that a significant amount of the money stolen has been recovered.Carette explained further that reports of robbery in the Botanical Gardens and the vicinity of Roseau has subsided since the arrest of two individuals.Meanwhile Superintendant of police with responsibility for the southern division Yvonne Alexander told reporters that a robbery incident involving two British tourists in the Layou area is still under investigations.On Wednesday March 28th, 2012 two masked men with a firearm assaulted and robbed two British tourists in the Layou Park area. The men assaulted the tourists after having robbed them of their money.The Police Chief however reassured the public that they have implemented several “crime reduction measures” to ensure that Dominica remains a safe place for its citizens and visitors.These measures include; the re-activation of community policing initiative which is headed by acting superintendent Ainsworth Irish, the introduction of a hotline 1 800 HINT; that is 1 800 4468, intensification of robust patrols by the Task Force, Criminal investigations department and district officers, greater collaboration with other agencies; locally, regionally and internationally and the marking of a number of police vehicles for easier identification.Carette commended police officers for the “tireless dedication to duty,” the Canine Unit of the Customs Department and the public for their support in providing tips and hints.Dominica Vibes News Tweetcenter_img Share Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

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September 24, 2020

Wendell Kim

first_imgWendell Kim passed away recently at the age of 60.  He was a coach with the Red Sox, Cubs, and Giants in his MLB career.  Most of that career he served as a third base coach.  He was the first Korean-American to wear a major league uniform.  Kim was well liked by all of those who played under his leadership.From 1989 to 1996 he was with the San Francisco Giants.  From there he spent 4 seasons with the Boston Red Sox before spending 2003-04 with the Chicago Cubs.  His major league career was cut short by the onset of Alzheimer’s.  Today the Korean baseball program is producing many young talented players, and it won’t be long before several of them reach the major league level.When the Little League World Series opened its doors to the national teams, the Asian baseball world made a quick impact on the baseball scene.  Both Korea and Japan have been well represented in the last several years.  Wendell Kim was one the first!last_img read more

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first_imgFor a long while, it didn’t appear that the Warriors would have to worry about any late stress.Forcing turnovers and controlling the boards, Liverpool steadily worked its way to a 27-20 lead by halftime. Only the hot shooting of Proctor’s Cam Johnson (13 first-half points, nine of them in the second quarter) kept things close.So it came down to Liverpool, clinging to a 52-51 lead, needing to make one more stop as the clock wound down. But Johnson worked his way open and, from 3-point land, found the net as time ran out. Liverpool’s regular season had concluded last Monday with a 66-59 defeat to Nottingham, a result nearly identical to the 69-63 loss it took to the Bulldogs on Jan. 10.Christian Otis and Aiden Wroblewski each had 10 points, with Jacob Works adding seven points. Nottingham was led by 27 points from Jaden Ezomo and 22 points from Mazi Jackson.With his last basket, Jackson reached 1,000 career points, just like his mother, Sameerah Aiken, and father, Derek Jackson, did in their high school careers at Corcoran. It’s the only time in Section III history that a mother, father and son has each earned 1,000 points.That same night, Liverpool’s girls basketball team saw its post-season dreams dashed when it lost 74-67 to Nottingham.An 18-7 second-quarter surge had erased an early deficit and put the Warriors in front 35-27 at halftime. And it still led until the fourth quarter, when the Bulldogs moved back in front and stayed there.Naveah Wingate did all she could for Liverpool, amassing 32 points and 16 rebounds, while Karlyssa Shifflett had 17 points and Sarah Miles added 10 points.Nottingham had four players hit double figures as Amaya Williams led with 24 points, helped by Zyohna Glen (14 points), Nazjae Howard (13 points) and Lauryn Withrow (11 points).Liverpool was out but Cicero-North Syracuse held down the no. 2 seed, waiting for Tuesday’s quarterfinal with no. 7 seed Auburn, the winner advancing to the semifinal Sunday at SRC Arena against West Genesee or Fayetteville-Manlius.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: basketballliverpoolcenter_img Given all of the drama that surrounded its 2019-20 season – no home games, a string of contests decided on last-second shots or in overtime – the Liverpool boys basketball team almost had to count on the pattern to hold up all the way to a very bitter end.The Warriors plunged into the Section III Class AA playoffs, holding the no. 9 seed and heading east to face no. 8 seed Utica Proctor in last Friday’s opening round.With a berth in the quarterfinals against no. 2 seed Corcoran (whom it beat twice this winter) at stake, Liverpool was mere moments from advancing – only to get burned at the end in a 55-53 defeat to the Raiders.last_img read more

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first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 23, 2013 at 10:45 pm Contact Josh: jmhyber@syr.edu Four-year-old Georgios Papapetrou sat in the stands of Greek league basketball games, fiddling a basketball around his fingers. He juggled the ball in his hands, watching the games and itching to be on the court.From a young age, Papapetrou has been searching for the best basketball competition the world has to offer. To do this, his travels have taken him to the United States.Unlike many Division-II schools, where the rosters are dominated by local players, Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, N.H., has taken a less-frequented recruiting path: adding European players. Internationals have shaped the team’s identity, turning the Ravens into Northeast-10 Conference champions after placing 15th in the preseason poll.This year’s Ravens (11-4, 8-3) have four Europeans, including Papapetrou, a junior transfer from Ranger College in Ranger, Texas, and fellow Greek AdrianosVourliotakis Perdikaris.“I think that the international route is a good one for us because they come in, most often they’re very good students, and they appreciate the opportunity to play in the States,” Franklin Pierce head coach David Chadbourne said. “… I feel very fortunate to have the internationals that we have. This specific group has really impacted the program in such a positive way.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textChadbourne said it’s the Greek duo, especially as willing passers, that’s shaped the team’s mindset to share the ball and shoot often from the perimeter. Vourliotakis is the team’s center but isn’t afraid to dribble or step back to take an 18-footer.“Because of the players that we’ve brought in and the internationals that we have, we’re playing to suit them more than them to suit us,” Chadbourne said. “And it’s fit with us really well.”Papapetrou and Vourliotakis have anchored the starting unit and filled the box scores: Vourliotakis is fourth in points, second in rebounds and third in assists, while Papapetrou is sixth in scoring, third in rebounding and first in assists.Their on-court chemistry and off-court friendship began seven years ago in Greece when both were called to practice with the Greek youth national team, and grew when they were teammates on the club team Greek One. They came to the United States four years ago, both attending prep school at Maine Central Institute.When choosing colleges, Papapetrou went to Ranger, where last year he helped guide the program to its first conference title in 43 years. Vourliotakis went straight to Franklin Pierce.Chadbourne said he has a good contact in Greece, but it’s the international players who have positive experiences at Franklin Pierce that recruit for him. Players have come to Franklin Pierce from Lithuania, England and Canada.“Once you get a player from a certain country or a certain area and they have a good experience, they’ll recruit for you,” Chadbourne said. “They’ll help go get another one.”Vourliotakis did just that. Though they originally went to different colleges, Papapetrou and Vourliotakis continued to talk on Skype and on the phone. When an opportunity came up for Papapetrou to transfer, Franklin Pierce seemed like the right fit.As a child in the stands, Papapetrou watched his father Argiris, a Greek star and 11-year player for the Greek national team. Papapetrou said Europeans play more tactically than Americans, with players in all positions able to shoot and dribble. He also said European scouting is better.At the same time, he said Americans are more physically dominant and every man on the roster is capable of guarding a starter, whereas in Europe rotations are only eight to nine players deep.Vourliotakis agreed.“That’s why we’re successful,” Vourliotakis said. “We combine those two things: the athletic ability and the skills and higher IQ.”Paul Dick, a native of Belfast, Northern Ireland, rooms with the Greek players.“It’s pretty nice to have the opportunity to take the sport more seriously than you can take it in Ireland,” Dick said. “The competition level is obviously a lot more intense, so it makes it that much better.”Franklin Pierce’s four European players double the two it has from its home state of New Hampshire. It’s because of their contributions and cohesion with their American teammates that the Ravens are in third place in the Northeast-10 Conference and are poised for another postseason run.As for the future of the team’s international recruiting, said Chadbourne: “It’s something that is certainly part of our game plan.” Commentslast_img read more

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first_imgOne of USC’s professors was recently on television, but it was not for a scientific discovery or for the release of a new book. USC’s wellness dog, Professor Beauregard Tirebiter, was shown on National Geographic Wild in the premiere episode of Dog Nation: City of Angels on Friday.Professor Beau, as students call him, could be the only of his kind at any American university, according to USC News.According to USC News, therapy dogs help students mitigate stress and create a sense of community at USC. The University made Beau a permanent part of the faculty last fall after receiving a positive reception from students about visiting therapy dogs.When Beau first started his role as a professor at USC, he held office hours in the student wellness lounge of the Engemann Student Health Center. However, now Beau holds out-of-office hours Monday through Thursday. During these hours, Beau is found at different locations on campus, where students can pet and play with him.Before being featured on Dog Nation, Beau appeared during a primetime section in the “Top 10 Plays” of ESPN’s SportsCenter and during the daytime news on ABC7. Host Cesar Millan’s show, Dog Nation, is about helping organizations across the United States by transforming dogs’ behavior. Millan’s son Andre Millan visited USC, where Amanda Vanni, a health promotions specialist and Beau’s caretaker at USC introduced him to Beau.Beau’s popularity has increased even more with his appearance on Dog Nation. Jereme Barnett-Woods, a graduate student majoring in electrical engineering, watched the premiere of Dog Nation and was ecstatic to see Beau on it.“I think [he] is a great addition to the campus,” Barnett-Woods said. “More schools should look into training a therapy dog as a full-time resource to the academic stresses of being a student.”Harini Reddy Mali, a graduate student majoring in computer science,  was thrilled when she heard about Beau’s feature on Dog Nation and is interested in visiting Beau so that she can enjoy a moment of relaxation during her hectic schedule. According to Mali, Beau’s appearance on the show will encourage other schools to have therapy dogs to help students tackle academic pressure.“It was such a different idea of having a professor who is a  dog to help students feel stress-free,” Mali said. “I am definitely going to visit him during his office hours because I love dogs, and I would love to spend some time with Beau. It will truly help me feel relaxed and less stressed about school.”last_img read more

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first_img Related Stories Blum: Syracuse hits the reset button on season with upset win over No. 20 DukeMichael Gbinije battles foul trouble and steers Syracuse during 2nd half in winTyler Roberson has historic rebounding night at Cameron Indoor StadiumWhat we learned from Syracuse basketball’s 64-62 win against DukeGrade Syracuse’s performance against Duke and vote for the player of the game Comments Published on January 18, 2016 at 8:40 pmcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

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first_imgRiyad scored a superb winner to healp City leapfrog Chelsea in the table But the hosts rallied and equalised when Kevin de Bruyne’s shot hit Kurt Zouma and wrongfooted goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.Riyad Mahrez put the reigning champions – who move above Chelsea into third place – ahead with a fine finish after cutting in from the right wing.Both sides could have scored more in a chaotic first half, City going closest when Sergio Aguero hit the crossbar after a poor clearance by Kepa.There were fewer incidents in the second half although Aguero hobbled off and had to be replaced by Gabriel Jesus, with Pep Guardiola worried it is a bad muscle injury.Raheem Sterling thought he had scored a late third for City but it was ruled out by the video assistant referee in a very tight offside call.#City only had 46.74% of the ball, the lowest percentage by any Guardiola team in any of his 381 top-flight matches in charge of Barcelona, Bayern Munich or City. They sit nine points behind leaders Liverpool, who beat them 3-1 in the last game before the international break.“Chelsea are an incredible team,” Guardiola told BBC Sport after the game. “We knew it, but we beat them. “It was a typical high-level game. Our back four played so good today. In the most difficult period of the game, we scored on the counter.“We created enough chances to score more goals.” Both sides had plenty of opportunities in a manic first half.De Bruyne went close after two minutes from Aguero’s pass while Tammy Abraham had a hand in four Chelsea efforts, setting up Willian and Fikayo Tomori to shoot wide and having two efforts himself.They then tore City apart as Willian picked out the unmarked Emerson Palmieri on the left wing but his powerful shot was saved by Ederson.Their goal eventually came though, when Kante held off Benjamin Mendy before turning the ball past Ederson, who may have been advised to stay on his line.However that 21st-minute goal would prove to be Chelsea’s final shot on target of the game.There was a degree of fortune to City’s equaliser. David Silva’s pass to De Bruyne took two deflections, including one off Zouma, to find the Belgium playmaker, whose shot – which looked as if it was heading for Kepa – also hit the France centre-back and leave the keeper helpless.From that moment, City were on top and Mahrez produced a wonderful effort to give them the lead. The Algeria winger was fed by Rodri down the right, skipped between two defenders as he cut in before firing a shot between the legs of Tomori and into the net.City’s fightback should have been even more comprehensive when Kepa passed the ball straight to Aguero, but the Argentina striker lifted the ball over the Spain goalkeeper but off the bar.“We were controlling the game,” Chelsea boss Frank Lampard said. “We were playing some great stuff and we felt in control but you can’t be absolutely in control against Manchester City.“It was bad luck for their first goal, and absolute quality from Riyad Mahrez for the second and that changed the game. Maybe we were a bit slow with our movement at the back. I know we were giving them a good game but I am disappointed with the small details.“If you look at City they are an example, and we’re at the absolute start of that process. A few of our players were in the Championship last season, but we want more.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Premier League champions Manchester City got back to winning ways by coming from behind to beat in-form Chelsea in an entertaining game in the Premier League saturday.The visitors, who had won their previous seven away games, led when N’Golo Kante slipped the ball past Ederson from Marco Kovacic’s aerial pass.At that stage City were facing back-to-back Premier League defeats which would have left them 12 points behind leaders Liverpool and given them an uphill task to retain their title.last_img read more

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