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East Brisbane hot spot for first home buyers

first_img Brisbane’s fastest-selling suburbs The live streamed online auction, held at Belle Property’s Bulimba office, was one of the last auctions to be conducted using an online only format.The easing of COVID-19 restrictions will see a resumption of onsite auctions under strict conditions from next weekend. “East Brisbane is an up and coming area that young people like us are going to want to buy into. It’s really undervalued, and this was an opportunity to buy at a great price.” One of the four bedrooms at 74 Burlington St, East Brisbane.Bidding started at $600,000 and Ms Ross, on the phone with Mr O’Doherty from the study of her Bulimba rental property, was the most active bidder, making 10 of the 24 bids, including the winning bid of $847,000.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours agoAt one point, bids were being shouted on top of each other, and Mr Nickerson had to pause to understand who had placed the bid first.“Buyers in this price point are very active,” Mr O’Doherty said.“Money has gone further than ever for them.“The seller is in The Philippines. He’s selling because of expat laws. It suited him for tax reasons and the buyers are a local family, first time buyers. “They missed out on an auction two weeks ago and they were just astute buyers.”From next weekend, onsite auctions will again be permitted, as long as no more than 10 people attend, while the government continues its gradual easing of restrictions.“It will take a bit of time to get confidence back,” said Place Sunnybank agent Owen Chan, who sold a house in Calamvale prior to auction yesterday.“I think the majority of auctions will come back mid-June or early July.”But with banks taking longer to process finance applications, most properties are continuing to sell under private treaty and fewer than 10 went to auction across Brisbane yesterday. Trust your instincts when buying now This entry level property in East Brisbane attracted nine registered bidders.EAST Brisbane was the hot spot for first home buyers yesterday when a four-bedroom house attracted nine registered bidders before selling for $847,000.Belle Property Bulimba real estate agents Tony O’Doherty and Kaylee Doyle juggled six mobile phones between them as they kept up with the 24 phone bids that were thrown at auctioneer Justin Nickerson. “It was quite exciting actually,” Ms Doyle said.“We had other people’s phones, going from phone to phone, talking to all the bidders which was an experience in itself.“We had to save the numbers (on the phones) so we could see who we were talking to and then remember their bidding number as well.” Inside the house at 74 Burlington St, East Brisbane.The renovated Queenslander at 74 Burlington St, East Brisbane had caught the attention of Ashleigh Ross and her fiance after they missed out on a property at auction two weeks ago.“Toward the end of last year we were just watching the market and the last two to three months have been really serious,” Ms Ross said. SEE WHAT ELSE IS FOR SALE IN EAST BRISBANE MORE QUEENSLAND PROPERTY STORIES FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOKlast_img read more

IMCA Harris Clash set for Aug. 8 at Hamilton County Speedway

first_imgWEBSTER CITY, Iowa – Hamilton County Speedway plays host to the 26th annual Harris Clash on Tuesday, Aug. 8 when IMCA Modifieds and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods travel to Webster City.The 25-lap Modified main event pays $2,000 to win, a minimum of $250 to start and is a qualifier for the 2018 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.Twenty-five cars start the Modified main. Tow money is $75. A 10-lap dash for cash, open to Modified winners on designated nights at 10 area tracks, returns to the Clash program and pays $500 to win and a minimum of $100 to take the green flag.Northern SportMods race for $1,000 to win and a minimum of $80 to start their 20-lapper. SportMod tow is $50.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and Allstar Performance State points will be awarded in both divisions. Modified drivers also earn Side Biter Chassis North Central Region points.Registration forms can be downloaded from the website. Entry fees are now $100 for Modifieds and $70 for Northern SportMods.Pit gates open at 3 p.m., the draw closes at 6 p.m., hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. and racing starts at 7:15 p.m. Grandstand admission is $17 for adults, $10 for kids ages 6-12 and free for children five and under. Pit passes are $30.More information is available by calling Harris at 515 231-1748.The Harris Clash is the second of six IMCA Speedweek events.Arnold Motor Supply Hawkeye Dirt Tour programs are Aug. 7 at Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer and Aug. 9 at Buena Vista Raceway in Alta. Hancock County Speedway in Britt hosts the Aug. 10 Night of 1,000 Stars, Aug. 11 Night of 10,000 Stars and Aug. 12 Shryock Memorial All-Star special.All six events will be broadcast by IMCATV.last_img read more

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Gov. DeSantis Considers Virus Testing for Visitors from Hot Spots

first_imgGov. Ron DeSantis said this week that it could prove helpful to test certain international travelers for COVID-19 as testing improves and becomes more widely available.In making the statement during a visit to Miami Beach on Wednesday, DeSantis pointed to recent issues involving cruise ship passengers who had the virus, as he expressed interest in requiring rapid testing for people arriving to the Sunshine State from COVID-19 hot spots.“If you’re coming from like a Brazil and or coming from these other places, it would be good to have those tests available and done so that as people come to Florida, we know that people aren’t necessarily carrying the virus,” DeSantis said while attending an event highlighting a COVID-19 field hospital being set up by the U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers inside the Miami Beach Convention Center.“Miami has gone through a lot here. Other parts of Florida have gone through a lot here,” DeSantis continued. “We’ve had a lot of dislocation economically. We’re trying to mitigate that, and we’re trying to bounce back from it. But to go through all that and then just have people coming in internationally or even domestically and seeding it all over again, I think is a problem.”DeSantis, who has already issued executive orders requiring travelers from the hot spots of New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and Louisiana to self-quarantine for 14 days after arriving in Florida, plans to discuss his proposal with President Trump.“The fact of the matter is airplanes are what brought the virus to the United States,” DeSantis explained. “We’ve got to think smart about this. But I think we want to have people to be able to function as a society. But I think there are ways to do that much smarter.”last_img read more

MPA announces cancellation of spring sports season

first_img Bio ELLSWORTH — The inevitable has been confirmed.The Maine Principals’ Association delivered heartbreaking news Thursday as it canceled the entire 2020 spring sports season. The decision followed Maine Department of Education Commissioner Pender Makin’s recommendation Tuesday that schools in the state continue with remote learning for the remainder of the school year.“It is with regret that the Maine Principals’ Association announces the cancellation of the 2020 spring athletic season,” MPA Executive Director Mike Burnham said in a statement. “This was not a decision that was taken lightly, but one that the leadership at the MPA felt necessary to help support the recommendations from our Governor’s Office, the Maine CDC, Commissioner Makin and the Department of Education.”The MPA’s decision means no high school baseball, softball, tennis or track and field will take pace in 2020. Spring practices were originally scheduled to begin March 23 for baseball and softball pitchers and catchers and March 30 for all other athletes, though the start date for all athletes had since been pushed back to April 27 following the state’s first positive test for COVID-19 on March 12.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe Department of Education’s recommendation was made after a review of the United States Center of Disease Control’s 8-20 week timeline for “avoiding large group/in-person discussion once there is evidence of community transmission of COVID-19.” Community spread was confirmed March 16 in Cumberland County, March 26 in York County and Friday in Penobscot County.“[We recognize] the profound challenge of reinventing public education and the many culminating events and rites of passage that educators and students anticipate all year long,” Makin said. “That said, I believe it is extremely important for school leaders to have as much information as possible in order to best prepare educators, students and communities for a longer period of remote learning.”The MPA is now among 21 governing bodies to have canceled the spring sports season within their respective states. As of Sunday, spring sports had also been canceled in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington and Wyoming.With the season lost, administrators are looking to do what they can to recognize affected athletes. Mount Desert Island Athletic Director Bunky Dow told WDEA’s Chris Popper that schools are looking into postseason jamborees for the seniors, and Ellsworth’s Josh Frost added in a Facebook post that athletic directors in the state are in constant contact to exchange ideas.“There are a lot of meetings and things going on still,” Frost wrote. “We are coming up with ideas on how we can still support our student athletes through all of this and how we can recognize our spring senior athletes.”As difficult as the news has been to take in for local coaches and athletes, it hardly came as a surprise given the current atmosphere locally and nationally. Yet that won’t make the announcement any easier for athletes, coaches and parents, who had been holding out hope for a late start to the season.In addition to lost memories and experiences, athletes will also lose out on the character- and relationship-building aspects stemming from the cancellation of an entire season. In order to help athletes cope, Burnham has urged coaches to continue to connect with them.“We also want to recognize the important role that coaches and advisers play in the lives of our young people,” Burnham said. “[We] encourage them to continue to reach out to their team members to provide the emotional support that so many students need during this time of uncertainty.”For the moment, at least, there is no timeline as to when sports from the high school level all the way up to the pros will return to the fold in any capacity. Even once many of the current lockdowns ease or end, hosting events with large crowds on hand and athletes in close, physical contact with one another could take time.Nevertheless, administrators want athletes, coaches, parents and others eager for a return to action to remain positive. Even if the current climate can make looking ahead rather difficult, Dow is confident sports will be back when the new school year begins.“Please follow guidelines, take care of yourself, stay in and don’t go out and do unnecessary things,” Dow told WDEA. “This is sad news, but we WILL be back in the fall.” Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at Latest Postscenter_img Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020last_img read more

Tipp to take on Clare in Waterford Crystal Cup

first_imgThe Tipperary team to face the Banner sees Sean Maher move into full forward and James Woodlock will be tested in the centre forward position. Darragh Egan retains his position in goal, with Thomas Stapleton and Gearoid Ryan making up the mid-field partnership. Tipp boast a strong bench with Padraic Maher, Seamus Callanan and Patrick ‘Bonnar’ Maher all ready and able to enter the fray when needed. Throw-in is at 2 o’clock in Sixmilebridge.Tipp FM will bring you live updates from the match-up. Today’s eagerly anticipated game will be a repeat of last year’s Cup final where Tipp ran out winners on a scoreline of Tipperary 4-22 to Clare’s 3-11 at the Gaelic Grounds, in Limerick. Both sides will be keen to get the win ahead of the National League. Clare who have not won a game since last March will be determined to overcome their Munster rivals.last_img read more

Paul O’Connell’s international career is over

first_imgFormer Ireland Manager Eddie O’Sullivan says O’Connell’s leadership qualities were evident from the beginning.Meanwhile, Sean O’Brien will appear before an independent disciplinary hearing in London this lunchtime. The Leinster flanker was cited for striking French second row Pascal Papé during Sunday’s victory in Cardiff. The IRFU confirmed the Ireland captain suffered a significant hamstring injury during Sunday’s win over France, one that will require surgery this week. That game in Cardiff has now proved to be O’Connell’s 108th, and last, in an Ireland jersey. Leinster’s Mike McCarthy has joined the squad as a replacement. last_img read more

Nieva seeks 7 more boxers at national camp, says things going well

first_img Written By First Published: 12th August, 2020 11:58 IST 4 weeks ago Indian Air Force shares amazing video of ‘Akashganga’ skydiving team; Watch COMMENT 1 month ago Air India plane crash: Indian Consulate in Dubai to remain open on Saturday “We are looking to add seven more boxers, two coaches and a support staff member to this list in the next few weeks. Approval has been sought (from SAI). We are assessing things one month at a time,” Nieva told PTI.”The boxers who are here are training under the strict health safety protocol given to us and things have been smooth. I can’t give you names but the ones we want included next are second in rankings of their respective categories,” he said.  “We are currently able to do 70 per cent of the things that we used to do,” Nieva said of the training regimen in Patiala.”As per the SOP (Standard Operating Procedure), we cannot enter the ring or do sparring or pad work. But we can do running, strength training, and lot of (punching) bags. That’s enough for now,” he added. 4 weeks ago DMK’s Kanimozhi kindles ‘Hindi imposition’ debate after asked if she was Indian at airport The camp started in the first week of this month after boxers, willing to take the trip to Patiala were quarantined, tested and then allowed to enter the NIS. In between, a controversy flared up when the Olympic-bound duo of Vikas Krishan and Satish Kumar “unknowingly” broke the quarantine protocol.  The two have since made Bengaluru’s Inspire Institute of Sports (IIS) their training base and won’t be coming back, despite getting a SAI go ahead, due to the travelling involved.  SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 12th August, 2020 11:58 IST Nieva Seeks 7 More Boxers At National Camp, Says Things Going Well Nine male boxers and a few of their women counterparts are training at the National Institute of Sports in Patiala, taking the first step towards a restart WE RECOMMENDcenter_img The nine Indian boxers to have qualified for Tokyo Olympics are MC Mary Kom (51kg), Simranjit Kaur (60kg), Lovlina Borgohain (69kg), Pooja Rani (75kg), Panghal (52kg), Manish Kaushik (63kg), Vikas (69kg), Ashish Kumar (75kg) and Satish (+91kg). With all international competition halted for the time being and Olympics postponed to next year, Nieva said the boxers can afford to take it a bit slow. “We have enough time to get back top form. It’s still one year for the Olympics, I am fine with the pace of training at this point. But it remains an evolving situation and we are all adjusting,” Nieva said.Women’s HPD Raffaele Bergamasco ready to fly back:Indian women’s boxing’s High Performance Director Search Raffaele Bergamasco, who had gone to Italy to be with his wife as she recovered from cancer, is ready to fly back and is awaiting visa clearance.  Bergamasco flew to Assisi in June and was expected back in few weeks’ time but his stay in Italy has been extended due to the pending visa procedure. “He should be here sometime this month. He is all set, just needs visa clearance,” a top BFI official said. Of the Olympic-bound women boxers, six-time world champion and London Games bronze-medallist M C Mary Kom and two-time world bronze-winner Lovlina Borgohain are training at their respective home bases as joining the camp in Patiala was optional. Image credits: BFI Resumption is done and expansion can now follow, said Indian boxing’s High-Performance Director Santiago Nieva, revealing that the addition of seven more boxers has been proposed at the ongoing national training camp for the Olympic-bound in Patiala. Nine male boxers and a few of their women counterparts are training at the National Institute of Sports (NIS) in Patiala, taking the first step towards a restart amid the COVID-19 pandemic. These include world silver-medallist and top Olympic medal hope Amit Panghal. 4 weeks ago Indian flag to be hoisted for 1st time at Times Square after Billboard show of Ram Mandir FOLLOW US “Everyone has adjusted to these small changes. It is a highly motivated bunch and they are doing fine even with some restrictions,” he said.  WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV Is a boxer not able to access the ring, does it feel weird? “Not as of now. May be another three-four weeks and it will begin to feel weird but what to do. We have to be patient. Like the rest of the world, we have to adjust and adapt,” Nieva said.  Talking about the precautions being taken, Nieva said all campers’ body temperatures are checked daily and the hygiene protocol is also being adhered to strictly. 4 weeks ago Four Indian Army Gurkha soldiers test COVID-19 positive in Nepal Koushik Narayanan last_img read more

mybet returns with Deutsche Eishockey play-off sponsorship

first_img StumbleUpon Submit Share Related Articles Share MoneyMatrix boosts wire transfer options by integrating Klarna’s Sofort August 24, 2020 Resurrected DACH region online bookmaker mybet has secured its first major sports sponsorship after becoming a ‘digital partner’ of Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) – Germany’s top tier of professional ice hockey.The sponsorship has been revealed as the Deutsche Eishockey reaches its play-off knockout phase, in which mybet will have prominent coverage across the league’s digital platforms and social media profiles.Deutsche Eishockey is recognised amongst Europe’s top ice hockey leagues, with its 14 teams drawing average crowds of 7,000-10,000 spectators per game.Upon completion of the 2019/2020 DEL play-offs and championship, mybet will be given first right to renew or upgrade its partnership.Gernot Tripcke, the league’s managing director, said: “DEL fans will have the opportunity to place bets on their favourite teams. At the same time, we are running various campaigns to expand the play-offs appeal to wider sports fans.”A former Frankfurt-listed enterprise, in 2018 an embattled mybet holdings SE was forced into administration following a spoilt buyout which saw the company become insolvent.Reaching a last-minute settlement, the mybet brand was rescued by Malta-based investor Rhinoceros Group, who relaunched mybet in 2019, powered by the EveryMatrix platform and Kambi sportsbook solution. Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 Mateusz Juroszek – Non-stop STS will expand amid industry disruptions August 12, 2020last_img read more

Another Rafael Nadal-Novak Djokovic classic ahead – A look back at the epic 2012 final

first_imgThis was an epic between two greats perhaps at the peak of their powers, at the time – just like they are heading into Sunday – ranked the world’s two best players.Coming off a semi-final lasting almost five hours against Andy Murray, Djokovic won another battle 5-7 6-4 6-2 6-7 (5-7) 7-5 over Nadal, in a match that went 5:53 – the longest major singles final in the Open Era. Incredibly, that is the only previous meeting between the greats in Melbourne ahead of Sunday’s final.In one word, describe the 2012 #AusOpen men’s singles final between @DjokerNole and @RafaelNadal…— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 6, 2018Djokovic has since added nine grand slam titles to his name to get to 14 overall, while Nadal has won seven to move onto 17.Then in their mid-20s, Djokovic and Nadal delivered a final for the ages seven years ago. The points were long as the pair put on epic rally after epic rally, two of the greatest defenses in history going head to head in a grueling clash.It took more than three hours to get through three sets before rain briefly interrupted proceedings in the fourth. Djokovic was 5-3 up in the fourth-set tie-break, but Nadal won the next four points, memorably falling to his knees to celebrate leveling the match.Nadal broke for 4-2 in the deciding set but was unable to consolidate, Djokovic taking the Spaniard’s serve again in the 11th game before closing out an incredible win, ripping his shirt off and roaring in celebration after a match that finished around 02:00 local time.7 years ago. Let’s go! Idemooo!! #AusOpen— Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) January 26, 2019A repeat of that is near-impossible, particularly with Nadal trying to shorten points on the back of a remodeled serve that has seen him in blistering form. Nadal won the two hard-court meetings against Djokovic after that final, including in the 2013 US Open decider, but has lost seven straight since without winning a set.It may be a little different compared to 2012, but Nadal and Djokovic are sure to deliver again.Melbourne has been waiting. Only once in their great rivalry have Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal met at the Australian Open, and it is a match that will go down in history.The 2012 final at Melbourne Park will never be forgotten after Djokovic secured the third of his six Australian Open titles following an enthralling battle lasting almost six hours.last_img read more