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first_imgThe buyers were looking to live close to the action.The waterfront house featured water and city skyline views, as well as a pontoon, infinity pool and multiple outdoor entertainment areas. Mr Whitehead said the new owners planned to keep the property as it was and were excited to lap up its central location and impressive vistas. CoreLogic property records showed three agencies tried their hand and selling the house, with it initially hitting the market for more than $1.9 million almost two years ago. That price was slashed overtime to $1.695 million and then, most recently, listed without a price guide. The four-bedroom house fetched $1.58 million. The house has impressive water and skyline views.Broadbeach Waters has a $1.13 million median house price, according to the latest CoreLogic figures. The suburb has experienced 41.9 per cent growth in the past five years. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51 It took more than 600 days to sell 32 Rio Vista Blvd, Broadbeach Waters.AFTER a long search for a new owner, the vendors of this Broadbeach Waters property can finally pop the champagne bottle. The four-bedroom house was first listed for sale in August 2017. After a more than 600- day campaign, through numerous agencies with multiple price tags, the property finally sold for $1.58 million. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa11 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoIt was lucky number agent three who sealed the deal.Nic Whitehead and Daniel Perry, from John Reid Real Estate Broadbeach, took over the listing in March and swiftly inked the deal, with the property settling earlier this week.“We were ecstatic with the result … it was listed with two other agencies for quite some time before us,” Mr Whitehead said. “The buyers were a couple from Runaway Bay who were looking to relocate a bit closer to the action near restaurants, the cultural precinct and the beach.“The sellers have gone to a luxury apartment in Southport.” MORE NEWS: Price tag attached to Scott Prince’s palace MORE NEWS: Gold Coast records biggest drop in sales across QLDlast_img read more

first_img Share NewsRegional Intimidation continues in Grenada, say media workers by: – April 3, 2012 Share 10 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Rawle TitusST GEORGE’S, Grenada — Grenadian media workers, some of whom were threatened with lawsuits under the ousted New National Party (NNP) administration of former prime minister Keith Mitchell, allege that intimidation continues under the current government that was elected to office in 2008.The issue of press freedom in Grenada came to the fore with the recent firing of Rawle Titus from the Grenada Advocate.The Media Workers Association of Grenada (MWAG) claimed that staff in the office of Prime Minister Tillman Thomas “pressured” the Barbadian owners of the Advocate into firing Titus over a news item published on the front page of the March 9 edition of the weekly.Richard Simon, press secretary to Prime Minister Thomas, contacted Titus and his Barbadian bosses, seeking an apology and a retraction of the item that said the Grenadian leader was holding constituency meetings without inviting or consulting some of his current MPs and cabinet ministers.The paper said the prime minister, who has stated publicly that he could win re-election without many of his MPs, also has a preferred slate of candidates with whom he’d rather contest the upcoming polls.In the aftermath of the complaints from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), Titus was dismissed by the Advocate.MWAG labeled the PMO’s action as interference with freedom of the press.“The Media Workers Association of Grenada is calling on the Tillman Thomas administration to match its words with appropriate action in regards to media freedom in the country,” said MWAG, which is led by Titus as president.“We have growing concerns about increasing incidents that will suggest that those guarantees are coming under attack. This latest incident follows a series of other developments we have been monitoring in the past.”The Grenada government has denied infringing press freedom, but the Advocate issue and Titus’ firing have drawn regional and international attention.The Association of Caribbean Media Workers said it was treating the issue “as a matter of considerable concern,” saying it believes “there is strong evidence to support the veracity of the story as published in the Grenada Advocate of March 9, 2012.”Colin James, president of the Antigua & Barbuda Media Congress, said if the allegations against the Grenada government are true, he would be disappointed.“Politicians should leave the media workers to perform their duties,” he said, adding also that “media managers and owners should not bow to political pressure.”Reporters Without Borders (RSF) also waded in on the controversy, saying it understood MWAG’s “alarm” over the matter.“The evidence brought to our notice is solid enough to substantiate the claim that there was direct political interference in the functioning of a reputable independent newspaper,” RSF said in a statement. “We urge Prime Minister Thomas to disown the pressure that his office brought to bear on the Grenada Advocate’s management and to reiterate the commitment to freedom of information that he expressed when he took office in 2008.” RSF said that among countries of the Organization of East Caribbean States (OECS), to which Grenada belongs, it occasionally receives “cases of direct political pressure on journalists or their news media.” But it said there has not been a case of the “gravity” of the latest matter involving Titus, “since the Grenada Today weekly had to be liquidated in 2009 as a result of a libel suit by former Prime Minister Keith Mitchell.”However, journalist Linda Straker said a 2011 RSF media index survey “indicated areas of concern in Grenada, among which was the fear among media people to engage in doing certain stories as it relates to the government and the NDC party.” “Many media workers, particularly reporters, have received calls questioning the angle taken for a story,” said Straker, who described herself as the RSF correspondent for the OECS and Barbados. Her comments were contained in written note posted on the internet site, grenadabroadcast.com.Straker claimed that “whereas Dr Keith Mitchell openly cursed off the press and took people to court, the situation now is even more frightening. It is one in which media people are questioned by agents of the government, leaving no paper trail; and media owners are questioned about the programmes that are aired.” Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more

first_imgBatesville, In. — Weather has become the weekend spoiler.The Batesville Holiday Parade has been postponed, but the RomWeber Marketplace will host Santa and the community from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy caroling with the Fritsch family at 11:30 a.m., a performance by Southeastern Indiana Dance and music by the Eureka Band at 2 p.m. Santa and his reindeer will be there as well as crafts and lots of fun, plus a $500 chamber check giveaway.The Brookville November Noel has been moved indoors to the Knights of Columbus on Main Street in Brookville.National Weather Service meteorologist Andy Hatzous says high pressure will move east of the tri-state today. A low pressure system will organize over the southern Plains tonight, strengthening as it tracks northeast through the Great Lakes Saturday into Saturday night. The low and its associated cold will bring showers and a few thunderstorms. Periods of gusty winds are expected. The tri-state region is in a marginal risk of severe weather Saturday. A colder, low pressure system is expected to spread across the area Sunday.last_img read more

first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoThe University of Wisconsin’s women’s hockey team looks to make history this weekend when it faces Robert Morris at the Kohl Center. Holding a 28-game unbeaten streak, No. 1 Wisconsin (2-0) will play its home opening series with a chance to tie the all-time mark of 30 set by New Hampshire back in 2005-06. Despite yet another record knocking at UW’s door, the team doesn’t seem to notice. “I haven’t thought about it,” head coach Mark Johnson said. “I don’t even know what number it is at to be honest.” “We don’t even think about it,” senior defenseman Emily Morris added. “When you start thinking about stuff like that too much is when you mess up.” Instead, the Badgers are focused on the team at hand — Robert Morris. The Colonials are coming off a 3-0 loss to the Mercyhurst Lakers — No. 2 in the USA Today poll. Despite finishing just 11-22-2 last season, they should provide some competition for the Badgers. “They are going to work hard and be competitive,” Johnson said. “We have to be sharp if we are going to win.” Wisconsin has had some success against Robert Morris in the past. The team went down to RMU and won 10-0 and 5-0 in consecutive games last season. Both teams possess talented returning players and up-and-coming freshmen who are trying to gel early in the season. The Badgers, in particular, have a great deal of experience, returning essentially their entire offense from last season — five of their top eight point-scorers from a year ago — save 2006 Patty Kazmaier winner Sara Bauer.The team also boasts the preseason WCHA rookie of the year, freshman Hilary Knight, along with six other capable freshmen. To continue its success UW must find a way to blend these players effectively. More important than continuing the streak or downing Robert Morris, Wisconsin is focused on simply getting better.“Early in the season it is more about what we are doing, how we are playing, and looking for some chemistry within our lines” Johnson said. “You are trying to find some combinations, looking for some chemistry, and probably the most important thing is for our young players to get some game experience.” The Badgers started off in the right direction with a strong week of practice.“Right now we are working on everything,” Johnson said. “In fact, we still have to work on a couple things, but we haven’t had time yet.” And the team chemistry is building.“We are having a lot of fun,” Morris said. “Getting things to flow, and we are all getting on the same page.”While the NCAA streak could be tied at the conclusion of this weekend’s series for the reigning two-time NCAA national champions, this weekend is about starting fresh. “I’m proud of what we have accomplished in the past,” Morris said. “But, it is a new year, and it being my senior year, I hope it will be just as fun as the past ones.” Making the home opener even more exciting for the Badgers and their fans will be the raising of the 2006-2007 National Championship banner, which will go up 15 minutes prior to gametime. The puck is set to drop at 7 p.m.last_img read more

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisOne of kids’ favorite times of the year, summer break, is right around the corner. It’s a perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy the sun, but literacy sometimes suffers with the extended time away from academics. Alpena Public Schools is working to make sure that doesn’t happen.Students at Hink’s Elementary participated in a summer reading kick–off today, just before break starts. Instructional coach, Jennifer Marceau, says this is the perfect way to get parents involved, and kids interested in reading.“So what we did today is we just kind of introduced parents to ideas they can utilize at home while they’re working with their students. Just some ideas. Some are water coloring, getting out chalk to play on a sidewalk, write their sight words or their fry words. We also had in there just showing them how to read with their kids, explaining how to read with them. We also had sand to play with different activities that you can incorporate into just simply playing in the sand.”Students from junior kindergarten through first grade will be sent home with a packet containing all the books they’ll need, as well as an interactive app to track progress and engage parents. The school hopes the children will return in the fall ready to pick up right where they left off.“Our major goal here is to try to stop the summer slide because many kids, if they’re not picking up a book or they’re not reading, summer slide happens and we’re hoping to close that gap and not have kids come in having summer slide. So encourage them to read as much as they can throughout the summer.”AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Hinks, Literacy, Reading, Summer, summer reading programContinue ReadingPrevious Jeff Wallace Memorial Golf Outing to benefit youth sports this summerNext Twenty-two arrested in mid-Michigan sting operation to catch child predatorslast_img read more