Character-filled Taringa gem sells for $725,000.

first_imgEven the veranda has stunning detail.Mr May said after some “good to and fro” the home was sold to a lady who was looking to renovate.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019“She loved the fact it was in near-original condition, with a lot of those original features upstairs,” Mr May said.“It also had good street appeal and was in a good position.”The home has three bedrooms and one bathroom, with polished timber floors throughout. Led-light glass, detailed fretwork and pedestal arches are featured throughout the home.Original decorative ceilings, led-light windows, pedestal arches and detailed fretwork are some of the elements that tend to draw prospective renovators to properties such as this one.Mr May said the home generated a lot of interest for locals.“What was interesting is quite a lot of people had driven past it and had been curious,” he said.“It was a home local people had a lot of interest in.”The current median house price in Taringa is $951,000, according to CoreLogic data. The home at 193 Swann Rd, Taringa, sold for $725,000.Pouring rain didn’t keep bidders away, with this Taringa home selling under the hammer for $725,000.Place Graceville sales director Peter May said despite gloomy weather, more than 40 people came to the 193 Swann Rd auction and there were five registered bidders.last_img read more

Wednesday people roundup

first_imgHermes Fund Managers – Edward Sellick and Chlarles Flather join Hermes Real Estate as senior asset manager and investment surveyor, respectively. Sellick joins from M&G Real Estate and has also worked at Aviva. Flather, meanwhile, worked at Bidwells and sold assets held by a number of the Cambridge University College endowment funds.Invesco PowerShares – Caroline Baron has joined the exchange-traded funds provider as head of UK distribution. She previously worked at BlackRock in a number of roles, having begun her career at the firm in 2006.PIMCO – Paul McCulley has been named chief economist. The new role will see McCulley sitting on the firm’s investment committee and reporting to CIO Bill Gross. Prior to taking up the his new role, he was head of the short-term desk at PIMCO, and has also worked at UBS.AEW Europe – Laurent Dubos has been promoted to head of asset management in France. The new role comes after he spent three years at the real estate investor as its head of asset management for offices. He previously worked at Unibail-Rodamco as head of asset management for the US city of Cleveland. Guillaume Turcas has been promoted to head of asset management for offices. SNPF, BlueBay Asset Management, Carmignac, Hermes, Invesco, PIMCO, AEW EuropeSNPF – The €1.2bn occupational pension fund for notaries in the Netherlands, SNPF, has appointed Eric Greup as chairman. He succeeds Maarten Dijkshoorn, who resigned on 1 April, as he was found to be holding too many board-level positions. Greup – a notary himself – had been a board member since October 2013, Previously, he was chair of the Pensions Council, the scheme’s employer, as well as a member of the SNPF’s accountability body. Dijkshoorn is to stay on as board member until 2014-end.BlueBay Asset Management – Victoria Muir has been named head of investor relations, joining from Royal London Asset Management. At RLAM, Muir was head of client account management. Prior to joining the company more than a decade ago, she worked at Legg Mason.Carmignac – Michael Schütt has joined the company as head of Germany and Austria, following the departure of Kai Volkmann. Schütt has previously worked at BNY Mellon, Invesco Asset Management, Citibank and Morgan Stanley. Additionally, Roland Schmidt has joined as head of wholesale business development for Germany and Austria, having worked at M&G International, Baring Asset Management and Fidelity Investments.last_img read more

VIDEO: Beresford Foreshore Coastal Protection Works Complete

first_img<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Following the completion of coastal protection works to mitigate erosion, the Beresford Foreshore has reopened to the public, City of Greater Geraldton said in their latest announcement. Shane Van Styn, City of Greater Geraldton Mayor, said he was pleased the first stage of the Beresford Foreshore Coastal Protection and Enhancement Project was finished and looked forward to Stage 2 getting underway.“I am very happy the protection works are finally done and the Beresford Foreshore has reopened for use just in time for summer,” he said.“This is especially true for the shared footpath, which was really missed by the community during the ten month construction period.”Project protection works involved a 45m extension to the existing marina groyne; a 100m extension to the detached breakwater; and constructing three shore based rock revetments along the 1.8km long foreshore.The foreshore area between Midalia’s Beach and Mabel Street has also been planted with more than 18,000 native coastal seedlings to help stabilize the shoreline.[mappress mapid=”24659″]last_img read more

Full face transplant for US man

first_img Share By Michelle Roberts Health reporter, BBC NewsA 25-year-old man horrifically injured by an accident involving an electric power line has received a full face transplant in the US.It took a team of more than 30 doctors over 15 hours to give Dallas Wiens his new face.Surgeons who carried out the operation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston have hailed it a success.It follows nearly a year to the day after the world’s first full face transplant in Spain.Mr Wiens, from Texas, was injured in November 2008 when his head touched a high voltage electrical wire. The burns erased all of his facial features.The surgery has replaced the nose, lips, skin and muscles as well as the nerves that power them and provide sensation. But, unfortunately, the surgeons were unable to give him new eyes to restore his vision.His surgeons said: “Dallas is doing great. He’s meeting all the milestones that he’s expected at the present time.“He’s been on the cell phone with his family.”Mr Weins, who is the father of a young girl, said of his injuries before the operation: “Not being able to be kissed by my daughter is frustrating.“If she kisses me I hear it and can feel some pressure but I can’t really feel her kiss.”Mr Wiens’ grandfather, Del Peterson, thanked the doctors who performed the $300,000 transplant, saying: “You have made this day an amazing journey. And you have blessed Dallas’ life and we thank you.“Dallas always said after the injury that he now had a choice: he could just choose to get bitter, or choose to get better. His choice was to get better. Thank God today he’s better.”President of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Betsy Nable, said: “Today’s tremendous news marks a new milestone in Brigham and Women’s legacy in transplant surgery. The pioneering achievement by the entire transplant team is a gift made possible by the most selfless act one human being can do for another, organ donation.”The world’s first partial face transplant was carried out in France in 2005 on a woman mauled by a dog.Source: BBC NewsPhoto Credit: Share HealthLifestyle Full face transplant for US man by: – March 22, 2011 Sharecenter_img 75 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Tweetlast_img read more

Jeanne Royer tops CANTO’s regional World Telecoms Day essay competition

first_imgMs. Jeanne Royer (right) receiving her prize from Ms. Lorraine Mitchell, Head of Marketing at LIME.Lime Dominica in observance of World Telecoms Day participated in a region-wide essay competition launched by the Caribbean Association of National Telecoms Organizations (CANTO) to mark this significant occasion.Several participants across the region submitted essays on the topic ” Better life in rural communities with ICT” however Ms. Jeanne Royer of Dominica emerged the winner.Ms. Royer told LIME’s Corporate Communications Manager Ms.Ferdinia Frampton at a media presentation this afternoon that she entered the competition when urged to do so by her mother and although she did not expect to win the competition she is indeed elated to have won. She also encouraged her peers to participate in these kinds of competition as it is indeed rewarding and they may just win as she did.Her prize includes US$500.00, one year free internet from LIME and a trip to Suriname to attend the upcoming CANTO meeting next month.World Telecoms Day was observed on May 17th.Dominica Vibes News Share Share Tweet LocalNews Jeanne Royer tops CANTO’s regional World Telecoms Day essay competition by: – June 24, 2011center_img Sharing is caring! 108 Views   one comment Sharelast_img read more

Agriculture ministry update on white potato production and availability

first_img Share 18 Views   no discussions LocalNews Agriculture ministry update on white potato production and availability by: – April 20, 2012 Tweet Local white potato productionWhite potato (solanum tuberosum) represents a large proportion of the total imports of Non-traditional agricultural crops into the Commonwealth of Dominica. The local demand for white potatoes is satisfied by seasonal local production and through importation. The annual consumption of White Potato is estimated to exceed 200 tons.The cultivation of white potato is an important agricultural activity within the Southern Agricultural Region (Giraudel, Bellevue Chopin and Morne Prosper) grown by more than one hundred (100) farmers with annual yield of between 350 – 400,000 pounds (lbs).This year attempts were made to extend the growing of white potatoes to non-traditional areas. Plots were set up in Grand Bay, La Plaine and Woodfordhill at the agricultural stations, as well as, on the individual holdings of farmers in certain areas: Layou Park, Paix Bouche, Riviere Cyrique, Vieille Case, Delices, Petite Savanne, Petite Soufriere, etc.Permanent Secretary Samuel Carette speaking to farmers and Agriculture Technical StaffThe monitoring of crop development has always been a focal point of interaction between the extension field staff and farmers. On Monday 16th, April 2012 the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Mr. Samuel Carrette along with Technical Staff of the Division of Agriculture, including the Director of Agriculture, Mr. Ricky Brumant, participated in the field tour to the traditional growing communities of Giraudel and Bellevue Chopin to ascertain crop cultivation, start of harvest and to speak with a number of farmers about challenges faced during the 2011-12 planting season and prospects for future white potato production. Based on field sampling, observation and information from farmers as to dates of field establishment, local production should become available in April with the majority of production available for local consumption during the months of May and June. An estimated production of just over 300,000 pounds (lbs) is expected from this year’s cultivation.From all indications, farmers are satisfied with the harvestswith some yields as high as 10:1 as a ratio of pounds established. Farmers are looking forward to the 2012-2013 planting season with renewed vigour. The Ministry of Agriculture will continue to work closely with farmers to ensure that the crop does well and that farmers’ investments are secured. Press Statementcenter_img Share Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Newcastle stars involved in train bust-up with fan after Arsenal humiliation

first_img Having chosen against travelling back with the squad on the Magpies’ chartered flight due to high winds, Danny Rose, Nabil Bentaleb, Allan Saint-Maximin and Christian Atsu shared the journey back to Tyneside with some of the Toon Army. Footage has emerged online of some fans sidling up to the players and discussing how disappointed they were with the result. On-loan midfielder Bentaleb is seen replying in one clip as fans question the efforts of him and his team-mates. In another clip, a train attendant is seen asking two fans to leave with one muttering “disgrace” under his breath as he exits the first-class carriage. Newcastle have reportedly played down the flashpoint and pictures online show the players posing for photographs with fans on the train out of Kings Cross. As such, boss Steve Bruce has not taken any action and the four involved reported for training today as planned. Four Newcastle players were involved in a bust-up with fans on the train home from Sunday’s 4-0 loss at Arsenal. Instead the recriminations will focus on how the Toon turned a promising goalless scoreline at the break into a damaging defeat. Nicolas Pepe (centre) celebrates Arsenal’s second goal in a 4-0 win over Newcastle Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s 54th minute goal at Emirates Stadium opened the floodgates before Alexandre Lacazette, Mesut Ozil and Nicolas Pepe completed the rout. The defeat means Newcastle, 13th and seven points clear of relegation, have won just once in the Premier League in two months.And fans were left divided when clips of the train altercation were posted online. Evan tweeted: “That bloke is in the wrong they are just trying to get home after a tough game shouldn’t confront them, that’s to be talked about in the training ground.” Read Also:Dubravka sends warning to Arsenal ahead of Premier League clash with Newcastle Another Toon supporter wrote: “Great way to sell the club to new players. Fans can be absolutely embarrassing at times.” Dan simply commented: “Embarrassing.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Top 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time6 TV Shows That Got Better After A Major Character Had LeftMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appeared10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Movies Where A Car Plays A Key RoleTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The World10 Largest Cities In The WorldPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body8 Fascinating Facts About Coffee6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually Truelast_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Get One Game In Golden Bear Invitational

first_imgThe Batesville Lady Bulldogs Varsity muster 8 hits, drop 17-3 contest to Hamilton Southeastern @ the Golden Bear Invitational.BHS vs HSE Softball (5-16)Tuesday night 5/19 will be senior night in a lone game against visiting North Decatur. Seniors: #2 Katie Thomas, #8 Jessica Meer, #14 Meg Liter, and #17 Hannah Putnam.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jody Thomas.last_img

Kentucky Bourbon inventories highest since 1972

first_imgLOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s bourbon distilleries ratcheted up production again last year, boosting overall inventory to 7.5 million barrels of aging whiskey — the highest volume since 1972, an industry group said Thursday.Rounds of distillery expansions and start-ups have put the sector on a trajectory toward higher production, but an industry leader warned trade disputes in key overseas markets remain a threat to the good times for bourbon producers.If tariffs curtail bourbon consumption in those markets abroad, the industry could be left with some sobering consequences — a flood of whiskey to sell by trying to boost sales in the U.S. and in countries unaffected by trade disputes. An abundance of whiskey could affect pricing, hurting not only large distillers but especially the fledgling craft distilling market.Last year, Kentucky’s overall spirits production — mostly bourbon — surpassed 1.7 million barrels for just the second time since 1968, an increase of 129,000 barrels from 2016, the Kentucky Distillers’ Association said.KDA said the 2017 production and inventory figures were compiled from state Department of Revenue data. Kentucky distillers produce about 95 percent of the world’s bourbon supply, the association said.It’s a dramatic turnaround from a low in 1999 when Kentucky had 3.4 million barrels of aging bourbon and overall spirits production for the year barely exceeded 455,000 barrels, KDA said.Bourbon went into a long tailspin starting in the 1970s that continued until its comeback in the early 2000s, led by the introduction of small-batch premium brands, the popularity of bourbon-infused cocktails and expanded exports.The overall number of barrels holding aging spirits — including bourbon, rye, brandy and other products — reached 8.1 million, the most since 1971, KDA said, with the tax-assessed value hitting a record high of $3 billion. Bourbon producers are in the midst of a $1.2 billion building boom, including expanded production facilities and new tourism centers.The latest figures, offering a snapshot of the industry at the start of 2018, were reported months before bourbon got caught up in trade disputes. Those disputes resulted in tariffs imposed in some key overseas markets for bourbon, including the European Union — where Kentucky spirits producers exported nearly $200 million of their products in 2017.EU tariffs targeting American whiskey and many other U.S. products were a response to President Donald Trump’s decision to slap tariffs on European steel and aluminum. Those duties amount to a tax, which producers can pass along to consumers through higher prices or absorb at risk of shrinking profits.Tariffs could have “dramatic” consequences for Kentucky spirits makers if the disputes drag on, KDA President Eric Gregory said Thursday.“If you take the concern about the trade war off the table, and barring any other unforeseen obstacles, we’re on an incredible trajectory to break historical records in the next few years,” he said in a phone interview. “Our distilleries have expanded in the last five to 10 years at record paces, and it’s all been geared toward meeting the growing global thirst for Kentucky bourbon.”Some distilleries are signaling they will begin feeling the pinch from tariffs in those overseas markets by year’s end, when the inventories they stockpiled ahead of the duties are expected to run out, Gregory said.It’s too soon to gauge whether trade disputes will cause production to decline in Kentucky, he said.“It all depends on whether distilleries pass that cost along to consumers or absorb the costs to remain competitive in the marketplace,” Gregory said. “Either way it goes, those options have the possibility of returning less profit to our distillers, which potentially means fewer investments in Kentucky. We don’t want to go there.”last_img read more

Quick turnaround may seeSmith miss third Ashes Test

first_img…player  needs to be symptom free for 24 hours MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Batsman Steve Smith must be free of concussion symptoms for 24 hours before he can begin return to play protocols, Australia’s sports medicine manager has said, making him a doubt for the third Ashes Test starting on Thursday.Smith suffered a sickening blow to the neck from a Joffra Archer bouncer during the second test at Lord’s, forcing him off the ground for a medical assessment.The right-hander returned to the crease 40 minutes later before being dismissed for 92 but he was then ruled out of the final day’s play and replaced by Marnus Labuschagne, who became Test cricket’s first concussion substitute. With the third Test starting at Headingley in Leeds on Thursday, time may be Smith’s biggest enemy.“He needs to be symptom free for 24 hours before he even gets to start the process,” Cricket Australia’s Alex Kountouris told reporters in Melbourne on Monday.“So he is just recovering and sleeping, taking some time to feel better then after that he begins the process but there is obviously a very short time before the next test.” Kountouris added that the decision on when Smith was able to return would be made solely by team doctor Richard Saw, who would follow the Cricket Australia protocols.Saw made the decision to take Smith from the field on Saturday and, after a series of tests indicated no signs of concussion, allowed the batsman to continue his innings. Smith, however, had developed symptoms overnight and after further testing on Sunday, which is part of the process, Saw ruled him out of the fifth day.“Delayed concussions are reasonably common,” Kountouris added. “About 30% of concussions are delayed. So it’s not uncommon and why we test the players the next day.” Kountouris added that any criticism about allowing Smith to return to the crease was misguided, given he had not presented with any signs.“Everything he (Saw) did was according to the protocol,” Kountouris said. “At the time Steve did not have a concussion. He was fine to play. If we left him out of the game it would have been for only what we saw on the field.“The reality is that only about one in five or six head impacts end up being concussions, which is why we monitor them. If you look at that game there were three other head impacts and only Steve developed a concussion.“If we pulled every player out who had a head impact we’d be pulling out 80% of the players who don’t have a concussion. That would be an over reaction.” The second Test ended in a draw, with Australia leading the series 1-0 after winning the opener at Edgbaston.last_img read more