Buyers brave heat at auction

first_img2 Mareeba Rd, AshgroveTHE auction of an Ashgrove home resulted in one of the highest residential sales in Brisbane on Saturday.Ray White chief auctioneer Philip Parker dropped his hammer at $1.6 million in front of some ecstatic owners.Around seven parties registered to bid on the five-bedroom, three-bathroom home at 2 Mareeba Rd.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours agoREAL ESTATE: 2 Mareeba Rd, Ashgrove“It was pretty fast,” Mr Parker said.“It started at around 1pm and I was in my car at quarter past so we didn’t muck around.”Mr Parker said a large crowd gathered for the auction which was held inside the air-conditioned home because of the heat.The new owners will be able to cool off in the salt water pool which is to the rear of the 799sq m allotment. Ray White Ashgrove’s Brigette Righton managed the sale of the property.last_img read more

Brazil clears four COVID-positive footballers to play

first_imgSAO PAULO, Brazil (AFP) — The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) cleared four footballers who tested positive for the new coronavirus to play last night against reigning Brazil and South American champions Flamengo, saying they were no longer contagious.The four players from Atletico Goianiense were initially barred after testing positive Sunday, but the club successfully appealed the decision to the CBF’s medical committee.The committee reversed the players’ medical suspension late Tuesday, saying their infections were more than 10 days old, that they had observed the necessary quarantine and that they were no longer contagious.The ruling came just in time for Goianiense’s season debut against Flamengo, the current holders of the Copa Libertadores and Brazilian league titles.The head of the CBF medical committee, Jorge Pagura, said the decision was based on recommendations from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that have been endorsed by the World Health Organization.“After a positive PCR test result, 10 days is sufficient to release the patient” from quarantine, Pagura told news site Globoesporte.The CBF did not say when the four players were initially diagnosed.Pagura said they did not need to undergo another test.“In a lot of cases, the test results keep coming back positive… even when patients aren’t transmitting the virus anymore,” he said.“We are not clearing anyone to play infected. This is safe, there’s no risk.”Brazil has the second-highest number of infections and deaths in the pandemic, after the United States: more than 3.1 million and 103,000, respectively.It nevertheless became the first South American country to resume professional football matches on June 18, with empty stands and a series of health protocols for clubs.More than 160 players in the first division have tested positive for coronavirus so far.last_img read more