06Oct/20

Much adored family home offered to market first time in 30 years

first_img164 Kings Road, MystertonIF you’ve been looking to crack one of Townsville’s most tightly held suburbs, here’s your chance.Offered to the market for the first time in 30 years, 164 Kings Road in Mysterton is set to attract healthy buyers competition as it heads to auction on Tuesday night.With only 15 houses sold in the sought after suburb over the past year and only 11 Mysterton homes on the market, listing agent Anthony Dare is confident the home will achieve a positive sales result. 164 Kings Road, Mysterton“After thirty years I have been given the privilege of representing this home on the market,” he 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“This stately highset, legal height home consists of four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a fourth bedroom that is a separately metered self-contained flat of ample proportion.“The size is outstanding with the perfect blend of space and Queenslander intimacy and the grounds are fully landscaped and envelope the resort sized pool.” With multiple entertaining areas, a games room and outdoor bar, the home would suit a growing family with a love for entertaining. 164 Kings Road, Mysterton“The 1200 sq m block is standout as is the level of pride of presentation,” Mr Dare said. “Their (sellers) chapter 30 will make someone’s chapter one and the start of truly remarkable story.”To be auction Tuesday night at 6pm at the Keyes & Co office on Flinders Street, Mr Dare said the property already had two confirmed bidders with more expected to sign up.“I’ve had 22 groups through the house over the past two weeks which is pretty impressive,” he said.“People know that houses like these don’t come to the market often.“I’ve noticed the uptake on quality stock has already been very good this year and I have no doubt this home will be among the successful buys very soon.”last_img read more

06Oct/20

A cottage that grew with its family

first_imgThe home’s back-patio-sometimes-Lego room.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoTheir block was also set well above the road, so their home’s front balcony was a favourite place for ‘family time.’ The front veranda became a favourite space to spend ‘family time.’“Because you’re elevated, it’s a nice spot and you don’t feel like people are walking past and can see your space,” Ms Mayberry said.“You’re in touch with the street but you’ve got your own sense of space, so we spent a lot of time out there as a family.” The back yard is like an extension of the living space.While the couple’s next move may well be a larger block further from the city, Ms Mayberry said she’ll be sad to leave their cottage and its suburb.“Where going to miss a lot about this area. We’re definitely going to miss Oxford St and our favourite sushi place, and Hawthorne Garage (grocery) which we can walk to. It’s a lovely area to live in. We’ll definitely miss the lifestyle this place offers.”26 Dutton St, Hawthorne is being auctioned on-site by Ty Babbidge of Brisbane Real Estate — Indooroopilly at noon on Saturday August 19.Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclair The home is set well above the road.She said the 1920s cottage and its 405sq m site adapted well to their growing family after their second child arrived five years ago. Ms Mayberry said between the internal area, the front and rear outdoor rooms and the back yard, they’ve always found room to move. “At times we’ve set up the back terrace as pretty much a rumpus room out there where we’ve had tables full of Lego and everything, so it’s been flexible that way. There’s something about these houses that they seem to swallow up everything you throw at them,” she said. 26 Dutton Street, Hawthorne is cute two-bedroom cottage that adapted well to it’s growing family. Photo: realestate.com.auWhen Clare Mayberry and husband, Russell Grady, bought 26 Dutton St, Hawthorne in 2009, it had the right fundamentals but the wrong look.“It wasn’t occupied and it was painted in dark blue and yellow — it needed some love and attention,” Ms Mayberry said.The couple made a few thoughtful changes which resulted in the clean, open feel they wanted in their home.“The bones were already there — we didn’t have to do a lot. It was a bit of a diamond in the rough,” Ms Mayberry said. The light filled internal spaces felt bigger once the repaint was finished. A warm home with some classic features.The back lawn also became and extension of the living space, connecting well with the patio and internal area.“That yard space has been perfect for them. There’s enough room — there’s a trampoline there and a swing set and everything, so it’s been great,” Ms Mayberry said.“It’s just across the road from the park too.”last_img read more

01Oct/20

Finance

first_imgCanada: CN is to invest C$64m on its lines in British Columbia this year, including C$36·4m on track renewal, C$2m on signalling and C$2m on links to Vancouver’s Deltaport intermodal terminal. A six-year C$11m programme to upgrade the Terrace – Kitimat branch will finish this year.Ethiopia: The government has negotiated a loan of FFr56m from the French government to fund railway restructuring, rehabilitation and the supply of new diesel locos and spare parts.Philippines: President Ramos approved the release of 200m pesos on August 26, to complete rehabilitation of PNR infrastructure between Naga and Legaspi.Romania: Transport Minister Traian Basescu has announced that ABN Amro Bank is to grant loans worth US$450m to fund extensions to the Bucuresti metro, including Drumul Taberii – Piate Universitati and Drumul Taberii – Pantelimon.USA: CSX and Norfolk Southern have funded the acquisition of Delaware Otsego Corp at US$22 per share by a new company formed by its President & CEO Walter G Rich. Delaware Otsego owns the 835 km New York, Susquehanna & Western Railway, providing independent access to the port of New York.Shares in MotivePower Industries began trading on the New York Stock Exchange on August 18, having moved from the Nasdaq National Market System.last_img read more

24Sep/20

Norma (Lee) Wagner, age 91

first_imgNorma (Lee) Wagner, 91 of Batesville, died Saturday, February 25, 2017, at The Waters of Batesville. Norma was born December 28, 1925, near Hartsville, IN, the daughter of Fairy Smith Lee White and Roy Lee.On September 24, 1943, she married Roy T. Wagner, of Batesville, at the United Methodist Church, where she was a member.Survivors include daughters Deanna Mirick (Don) of New Point, Susan Davison (Bill) of Bradenton, FL, and son Richard T. Wagner (Andrea) of Batesville, one brother Robert White (Connie) of Greensburg, and one sister Kathryn Moore of Greensburg. Norma is also survived by 8 grandchildren & 13 great grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her parents, also stepfather, Clarence White, one granddaughter, Annette Mirick, Three brothers Elven Porter Lee, Lester Lee, Chester Lee, and three sisters, Jesse Hampton, Rosamond Beard, and Hester Lee.Norma loved to read. She also loved to have her family visit, especially in large numbers. Norma was a great cook.Visitation will be Tuesday, February 28, 2017 from 1:00pm until time of services at 2:00pm at Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville. Burial will be in the United Methodist Church Cemetery, Batesville.The family requests any memorial contributions be made to the Heart Fund or Batesville EMS. Online condolences at www.meyersfuneralhomes.comlast_img read more

24Sep/20

Pro and Con

first_imgI am sure by now you have read that East Central has approved construction of a new all-weather football field.  This project is hoped to be completed before next fall’s football season.Unlike Lawrenceburg, who put their field in a few years ago, East Central plans to add a shock pad to their project.  Hopefully, this will reduce the number of injuries that may occur on this type of surface.  When they remove the turf and topsoil from the present field, it will be used to upgrade their soccer facility.This type of field certainly reduces maintenance costs and allows many different activities to occur in all types of weather conditions.  Besides the football team, it may be used as a soccer field (sectional site), band practice, and other athletic practices during rainy periods.  Without a turf, a football field is strictly used for games because usage tears up the grass surface.I am sure that other schools in the area will try to get turf in the near future.  It certainly makes sense to have such a facility.last_img read more

21Sep/20

Tigers pull out of Austin deal

first_img Press Association The newly promoted Tigers had looked to be closing in on a deal for the 24-year-old, who scored 28 goals last season, as he underwent checks on Monday night. However, the medical revealed a problem and Hull decided to pull the plug on the proposed transfer. Asked if the deal had collapsed, disappointed manager Steve Bruce told talkSPORT: “Unfortunately, it looks like it. There has been a bit of a problem with his medical, which is the worst scenario for everybody concerned, and more so the boy.” Bruce added: “It’s an awful, awful, awful situation to find ourselves in, but unfortunately the medical is not great, so it looks as if it is a non-starter at the moment. I think he is surprised because he has not really missed any games over the last couple of years. “It is a blow for him and it’s a blow for us, but there you go. These medicals are so stringent, things have progressed with scans and all the rest of it and obviously he has got a problem.” The collapse of the deal was confirmed by Burnley in a statement. It said: “Burnley striker Charlie Austin will not be joining Hull City after unforeseen complications halted a proposed move to the KC Stadium. Austin, 24, remains a Burnley player and the club will make no further comment at his time.” The development will come as a huge blow to Hull, who agreed a deal understood to be worth in the region of £4.5million over the weekend. No details of the medical have been revealed, but Austin has a history of shoulder problems. Bruce will now have to turn to alternative targets, having previously expressed an interest in Celtic’s in-demand Gary Hooper. center_img Hull have shelved a move for Burnley striker Charlie Austin after he failed a medical.last_img read more

21Sep/20

LVG calls for Di Maria patience

first_img The highly-coveted Argentina international joined United in a record £59.7million deal from Real Madrid. The 26-year-old has been handed the club’s famous number seven shirt, and his arrival has the potential to excite fans after a poor start to the season. “He can accelerate our play and our style of play but he fits in our philosophy. “But what he can do more than fit in our philosophy, is I can change the system for him and maybe I shall do that in the future, like I have already done against Swansea City. “He played at Real Madrid not only as a wide wing player but also in midfield so that is also a reason why we are convinced he shall succeed.” Di Maria himself is happy to fit in wherever Van Gaal wishes to deploy him. Di Maria, man of the match in last season’s Champions League final, said: “It depends on the manager and where he wants to play me. “I come here to work for the team and I am prepared to play in any position he wants to. I just want to help the club become successful again.” Di Maria is well aware of the significance of United’s number seven, a shirt worn with distinction in the past by the likes of George Best, Steve Coppell, Bryan Robson, Eric Cantona, David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo. Di Maria and Ronaldo were key members of Real’s Champions League-winning side last season and the Argentine asked the Portuguese star about United. He said: “I was aware of the importance of the number seven shirt. “Cristiano Ronaldo had spoken to me at Real Madrid and told me how important it was. “I wanted to wear this shirt and do as much for the club as Ronaldo and the others could do. “The club also wanted me to wear it so I want to live up to it.” Di Maria is likely to go straight into the squad for Saturday’s Barclays Premier League trip to Burnley but Van Gaal has not indicated whether he might start. Van Gaal, however, has warned he cannot be expected to transform fortunes immediately. Van Gaal, speaking at a press conference to unveil Di Maria, said: “I am very pleased that we can have such a class player in our squad but you have many class players. “For me it is also important that he is a team player and that is what I am liking in Di Maria – not only class, and that he can accelerate the game for us, but that he can also play in the interests of the team. “That is why we have chosen this player and I hope he shall give us good results, but we cannot expect after two days’ training sessions that he is the miracle what I already read (about). “No, you have to work for the miracle and he knows that.” United are yet to win a match this season and on Tuesday were knocked out of the Capital One Cup in humiliating fashion – a 4-0 defeat by League One MK Dons. Questions have been asked of Van Gaal’s tactics, notably his 3-5-2 formation, and consequently where Di Maria would fit into that. Van Gaal said: “I only buy players that can improve our philosophy so I have spoken already about his way of playing in the interests of the team. Press Association Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has warned not to expect instant miracles from Angel di Maria.last_img read more

18Sep/20

‘Take them off’: Ben Stokes’ extraordinary ‘request’ revealed

first_imgSport, Yahoo Sport UKIT was the incident that divided the cricket world and one that some still believe decided the Cricket World Cup.But according to one England great, Ben Stokes was not on the side you might have thought after his team benefitted from an unlikely clash between bat and ball.Needing nine runs from the final three balls to win the final, England were handed a huge slice of luck when the ball ricocheted off Stokes’ bat while he was running and it raced away to the boundary.As Stokes was coming back for a second run, the umpires awarded England the two runs plus another four for the overthrows – six in total.That ruling was questioned upon an inspection of the rulebook and decorated former umpire Simon Taufel declared the officials made a ‘clear mistake’ with their interpretation of law 19.8.The Australian umpire said England should only have been awarded five runs, rather than six.Now, in the days after the country soaked up their first World Cup triumph, Test star Jimmy Anderson has revealed Stokes apparently asked the umpires to reverse their decision.“The etiquette in cricket is if the ball is thrown at the stumps and it hits you and goes into a gap in the field you don’t run,” Anderson told a BBC podcast.“But if it goes to the boundary, in the rules it’s four and you can’t do anything about it.“I think, talking to Michael Vaughan who saw him after the game, Ben Stokes actually went to the umpires and said ‘can you take that four runs off? We don’t want it’.“But it’s in the rules and that’s the way it is.”Whether the umpires would have taken the runs off the board is one question – and the likely answer is no.The other is whether Anderson’s second-hand information from Vaughan is totally accurate, and that will remain up in the air until Stokes speaks again.But the all-rounder, who was once given out obstructing the field against Australia in 2015, was clearly shocked to have realised his bat redirected the ball from New Zealand’s throw.“I will be apologising to Kane for the rest of my life,” the Kiwi-born England star said after the match.The apparent mistake by the umpires affected more than the score to the tune of an added run.Had the rules been applied correctly, Stokes would have been at the other end for the penultimate ball of the innings.Adil Rashid should have taken strike with England needing four runs to win from two deliveries.But it was not to be, and to their credit nobody from New Zealand, the ICC or England has forced the issue. (Yahoo Sport UK)last_img read more

09Sep/20

Ward aiming for historic triple in boxing championships

first_imgJoe Ward aims to make history this afternoon by becoming the first Irish man to win three gold medals at the European Boxing Championships.The Westmeath man is due through the ropes in the afternoon session for the light-heavyweight final against a Russian opponent- Muslim GadzhimagomedovTeam Ireland will bring home three medals from the tournament – with Kyle Walker and Brendan Irvine winning bronze.last_img

31Aug/20

Former Trinidadian politician Albert Sydney charged with sexual assault

first_imgA former temporary independent parliamentarian will reappear in court on April 5 after he was charged with sexual penetration and indecent assault of a 17-year-old girl earlier this month.Albert Sydney appeared before Magistrate Adia Mohammed in the Port of Spain Magistrates’ Court Friday and was granted TT$100,000 bail.The 43-year-old former legislator, who had participated in the Children Bill 2012, is alleged to have committed the offence at his home a week ago. He was arrested in a joint exercise involving officers of the Western Division Task Force and the Child Protection Unit.The arrest was made based on a report made by the 17-year-old girl that she was sexually assaulted by the accused.last_img read more