Joyner gem snapped up by NSW buyers for $950,000

first_imgThe home at 20 McIllwraith Rd, Joyner, sold for $950,000.INTERSTATE buyers have snapped up a Joyner property for $350,000 above the suburb median.Belle Property Cashmere estate agent Anna Lobley said about 60 groups viewed the 20 McIllwraith Rd home at open inspections and the vendors received six written offers before selling at $950,000. Outside is a pool surrounded by a deck.The agent said the market was performing strongly in Joyner, but there was a shortage of certain stock.“There’s a shortage of properties that don’t need a lot of work and have good flow,” she said.“They also need to have good, usable land.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 10:02Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -10:02 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p270p270p180p180pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenJune, 2018: Liz Tilley talks prestige property10:02 The kitchen is sleek and modern.According to CoreLogic data the suburb’s median house sale price is $600,000.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019“The home is in a really sought-after part of Joyner, it’s a Metricon home with a great layout, and you can walk in with nothing more to do,” Ms Lobley said.“There’s a huge shed on the property that was so amazing – it was a tradie’s heaven.”center_img There is open-plan living.Ms Lobley said the buyers were from NSW and saw the home online.“They loved it from the moments they saw it online, and felt the same when they walked through it in person,” she said.last_img read more

Transfer rumours and paper review – Tuesday, December 30

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Tuesday’s newspapers…Manchester United are planning to lure Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos to Old Trafford next summer. Louis van Gaal is looking to strengthen his defensive options and Ramos is his top target, with United ready to offer the Spain star £105,000-a-week after tax to secure his signature. (Daily Star)Liverpool are ahead of Tottenham in the race to sign Saido Berahino. West Brom value the striker at £25million but the Reds are hopeful of negotiating a lower fee. (Daily Mail)Atletico Madrid are willing to sell Brazilian defender Joao Miranda in January – and that has put Manchester City on red alert. (Daily Mirror)Harry Redknapp has sealed a deal to take West Ham forward Mauro Zarate to Queens Park Rangers on loan until the end of the season. (Daily Mirror)Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo is set to move to French outfit Bordeaux on loan for the rest of the season. (Daily Star)Edinson Cavani has not been included in Paris Saint-Germain’s winter training camp in Marrakech, boosting Arsenal’s hopes of concluding a January deal. (Daily Express)Newcastle’s French international midfielder Moussa Sissoko will turn down a move to Arsenal and stay at St James’ Park. (The Sun)And here’s the latest headlines…Alan Irvine sacked as West Brom bossCrystal Palace given permission to talk to Newcastle boss PardewSunderland interested in former West Ham strikerBurnley target labelled ‘unsellable’Striker’s Liverpool nightmare to end? Sampdoria president reveals his dream signingMan United and Southampton face fight for Dutch starTottenham face defeat in wonderkid chase as Roma swoopLiverpool lining up cut-price deal for Lavezzi? Reds linked with £8m move for PSG forwardArsenal transfer blow: Pedro will NOT quit Barcelona for Gunnerslast_img read more

Fulham v Bolton line-ups: Defensive reshuffle for Whites, Bolton make one change

first_imgFulham change three of their back four for the visit of Bolton following last weekend’s defeat to Brentford.Ashley Richards and Fernando Amorebieta are both injured, with Ryan Fredericks and Shaun Hutchinson coming in, while Dan Burn replaces the benched Richard Stearman.With Moussa Dembele out with a calf problem, Matt Smith starts up front alongside Ross McCormack as Fulham revert to 4-4-2, with Rohan Ince making way.Bolton don’t have on-loan Arsenal winger Wellington Silva in their line up, but do make one change with Oscar Threlkeld replacing Rob Holding at the back.Gary Madine and Josh Vela miss out due to injury whilst Niall Maher is suspended for relegated Bolton’s Championship farewell.Fulham: Bettinelli; Fredericks, Hutchinson, Burn, Ream; Christensen, Parker, Cairney, Tunnicliffe; Smith, McCormack. Subs: Lonergan, Garbutt, Stearman, Ince, Hyndman, O’Hara, Woodrow.Bolton: Amos; Wilson, Threlkeld, Wheater, Garratt; Danns, Derik, Pratley; Davies, Heskey, Clough. Subs: Rachubka, Moxey, Walker, Finney, Newell, Woolery, Dobbie.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Workers’ Monument to be Upgraded

first_imgStory Highlights The Workers’ Monument located at the corner of Ocean Boulevard and Pechon Street in downtown Kingston will be upgraded with an image that fittingly honours those persons who fought during the labour movement 80 years ago. The announcement was made by Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Hon. Olivia Grange, during her address at the annual Commemoration and Remembrance Ceremony at the monument on Tuesday (May 15). center_img The Workers’ Monument located at the corner of Ocean Boulevard and Pechon Street in downtown Kingston will be upgraded with an image that fittingly honours those persons who fought during the labour movement 80 years ago.The announcement was made by Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Hon. Olivia Grange, during her address at the annual Commemoration and Remembrance Ceremony at the monument on Tuesday (May 15).“We will be establishing a committee, with representation from the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, the Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions, the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development, the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation, the Urban Development Corporation (UDC), Jamaica National Heritage Trust (JNHT) and my Ministry, to determine the way forward in terms of completing this monument,” she informed.She noted that the memorial was restored during Labour Day 2017 and the committee will make a final determination “on what the image will be that will be placed at the top of this monument”.The Workers’ Monument, erected during Labour Day observances in 1977, symbolises the power of unity and the way forward to build a better Jamaica.It serves as a reminder of the struggle of the Jamaican workers in the 1930s for better wages and more rights. The fight of the workers served as a catalyst for the movement towards Independence, which Jamaica was granted in 1962.Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Shahine Robinson, in her address, said the Ministry is pleased with its relationship with employers and trade unions, for the objective of preserving the legacy created by those who fought for Jamaican workers to have better wages and more rights.“As Minister with responsibility for labour and on behalf of the Government and people of Jamaica, I extend my heartfelt thanks to the tripartite partners and wish to use this opportunity to reaffirm my commitment and that of the Government in ensuring that the established social dialogue platform, from which we proudly work together as one, will be preserved and used to the benefit of all Jamaicans,” she said.The Commemoration and Remembrance Ceremony included a floral tribute and a minute of silence in honour of those who fought during the workers’ protests 80 years ago.It forms part of Workers’ Week, being observed from May 14 to 23 under the theme ‘Preserving our Legacy: Unfolding Progress’.Workers’ Week will culminate on Labour Day, Wednesday, May 23, under the theme ‘Ramp It Up… Fix It Up’.Activities will focus on constructing ramps in schools to enable physically challenged persons to access these buildings, and upgrading health centres to enhance the environment for medical staff and clients.The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport is spearheading Labour Day activities through partnerships with the Ministries of Education, Youth and Information; Health; Local Government and Community Development; and Labour and Social Security as well as Municipal Corporations islandwide.last_img read more

WE Day To Be Broadcast On ABC Next Week

first_imgWE invites Americans to tune in to the second annual US national broadcast of WE Day on August 28, 2016 at 7 pm/6 pm CT.Zooey Deschanel and Kermit the Frog share why it’s important to be green during the WE Day broadcast on ABCCredit/Copyright: Getty ImagesCharlize Theron, Demi Lovato, Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller Rogen, Selena Gomez, Natalie Portman, Common, Big Sean, Jennifer Hudson, Ciara, Jacob Tremblay, Zooey Deschanel, Tyrese Gibson, Joe Jonas, Nick Jonas, Paula Abdul, Hannah Simone, Rico Rodriguez, Raini Rodriguez, Kermit the Frog along with other Muppets and more will come together to lend their voices to WE Day, part of the WE Movement that brings people together and gives them the tools to change the world locally and globally, achieving transformative outcomes for themselves and others.Demi Lovato inspires during the WE Day broadcastCredit/Copyright: Getty ImagesThe WE Day broadcast will bring families across America together for an evening of empowering conversations about important social issues, sparking ideas and inspiring action. Featuring high-energy performances combined with motivating speeches and documentary-style features highlighting young Americans making a difference, the WE Day broadcast is the manifestation of the WE Movement–inspiring people to live WE by taking action on issues and creating change in communities around the world.WE Day events bring people together, filling stadiums around the globe to experience the world’s greatest classroom for a full day live event. Youth can’t buy a ticket to WE Day — they earn their way through service by taking action on one local and one global cause. WE Day engages students of all socioeconomic backgrounds through WE Schools, an educational program that helps to further students’ learning and develop life skills. Globally over 2.4 million students are part of the WE Movement, taking part in service learning programs and campaigns.“I’m proud to be a part of the WE Movement—part of a community made up of world-changers who are coming together to make a lasting, positive impact across America and the world,” said singer, songwriter and actress, Demi Lovato. “WE Day will unite and inspire Americans, reminding them that there is so much good and love in the world. I live WE every day and believe that by supporting one another we can truly change the world together.”To support the WE Movement and share their commitment to living WE, iconic celebrities including Natalie Portman, Kate Winslet, Jennifer Hudson, Common and others, make appearances in the WE Day broadcast and take the WE Pledge. Americans can join this star-studded lineup and become part of the WE Community by taking the pledge at, demonstrating their commitment to make a deeper impact in their communities and around the world.For every pledge taken, $10 will be donated to WE Charity, the charitable division of WE that empowers change with resources that create sustainable impact. Through the pledge, up to $1 million will be donated to support WE Charity’s domestic empowerment programs and sustainable development programs in communities overseas. By taking the pledge, people will receive valuable information and opportunities to help them live WE in their daily lives.“I pledge to live WE — working to ensure that every girl around the world has access to an education,” said Natalie Portman, Academy Award-winning actress and WE Ambassador. “We can all make a difference by the choices that we make, our actions and intentions, and by the way we treat and support others. By pledging to live WE, Americans are committing to join a collective community that is making better choices, spreading love, not hate, and working together to make the world a better place. I am honored to be a part of the WE Movement and believe that change is within each of us and that together we can change the world.”“Everyone is invited to take part in the WE Movement and take the WE Pledge, whether you’re a parent looking for support in raising caring and compassionate children, or a young person looking to take action in your own backyard,” said Craig Kielburger, co-founder of WE. “Being empowered to change the world is what WE Day and the WE Movement are all about, and taking the pledge is where it all begins — encouraging everyone to join together and make a lasting impact on issues they care about.”WE Day is made possible by national title sponsor Allstate, presenting sponsors Unilever, Walgreens and Microsoft. Click here to watch the PSA.Join the WE Movement and take the WE Pledge today at read more

Buckeyes have offensive explosion

The first night home game of the baseball season did nothing to deter the sizzling offense of the Ohio State baseball team.Every Buckeye hitter had a base hit in their 12-7 win over the Xavier Musketeers (7-22, 3-3 in the Atlantic 10) Wednesday at Bill Davis Stadium.Left fielder Zach Hurley went 2-for-5 with 3 RBI, and first baseman Ryan Dew added a home run and four RBIs for Ohio State (17-8, 2-1).“Tonight, we did some things well, and it was particularly true with our seniors,” said coach Bob Todd. “I mean, Hurley and Dew, and Dew had some big hits, Kovanda’s always been a spark plug for us. And that’s the kind of stuff you’ve got to have.”Hurley hit his sixth home run of the season on the first pitch of the bottom of the fourth to tie the game at 6-6.“I got a good pitch to hit, and I just went with it,” Hurley said.Ohio State grabbed a 7-6 lead on Michael Stephens’ RBI single later in the inning.Hurley delivered again in the bottom of the fifth with a two-out, two-run double to give OSU a 9-6 lead.Second baseman Cory Kovanda’s RBI single, a bases-loaded walk to Dew and a sacrifice fly from shortstop Tyler Engle later in the fifth gave them a 12-6 lead.“We were clicking offensively, and this is what I’ve been waiting for all year out of this team,” Hurley said. “I knew it was just a matter of time before we got everyone in the lineup, all one through nine, clicking.” Starting pitcher Eric Best lasted only two innings for Ohio State, giving up five runs (two earned) on six hits.His counterpart, Xavier’s Zac Richard, went only three innings, allowing five runs and seven hits.Brett McKinney came on in relief of Best and threw four shutout innings, which was key to the Buckeyes seizing the lead.“I was more focused on throwing strikes than anything else, and I felt I did a pretty good job of that,” McKinney said. “You have to take advantage of every inning you get, whether it’s in mid-week or weekend, and especially when you’re a freshman, you don’t know when you’re going to get another shot. So you’ve got to take advantage of them.”McKinney gave up only four hits in four innings, and shut down the Musketeers’ lineup that had scored in all three prior innings.“We were counting on that and we kind of thought that McKinney was a key to us if he could give us some strong innings in the middle,” Todd said.Xavier scored four runs in the second inning, and another in the third, as an error by Engle helped hand the Musketeers a 6-3 lead.Engle made up for his mistake and hit his first home run of the season in the bottom of the second, and designated hitter Matt Streng had an RBI single in the third to cut the deficit to 6-5.After Xavier scored in the top of the first inning, Ohio State took a 3-1 lead in the bottom half of the inning when Dew delivered a two-out, three-run home run, his third of the season.The Buckeyes will have a three-game series in Big Ten play against the Indiana Hoosiers beginning Friday at 6:35 p.m. at Bill Davis Stadium. read more

Ohio State lacrosse prepares for Showdown in the Shoe

“Win and you’re in.” It’s safe to say that phrase is lingering in the minds of players and coaches for the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team. With a win at the fifth annual “Showdown in the ‘Shoe” this coming Saturday, the team would punch its ticket to the Eastern College Athletic Conference tournament. The Buckeyes will face-off against Air Force at 11 a.m. live on the Big Ten Network right before the OSU spring football game, for which about 60,000 presale tickets have already been distributed. The team isn’t nervous about playing in Ohio Stadium, coach Nick Myers said. Myers said it was a challenge last week against Michigan in their stadium, but overall the team is excited about another opportunity. “This is the fifth year I’ve been a part of this event, and it’s like no other in the game of lacrosse,” Myers said. “I think it really speaks to the commitment the university has made to get behind this game. A lot of fans are being exposed to what we feel like is a great game and it’s just huge for Midwest lacrosse.” If the Buckeyes win against Air Force Saturday, the team will make a strong stance for the No. 3 seed in ECAC tournament. With Loyola (Maryland) undefeated in the conference, the win would set up a possible back-to-back matchup with Fairfield University in the last matchup of the regular season, as well as the first-round game of the ECAC tournament for the Buckeyes. The winner of the ECAC tournament will get an automatic bid into the 2012 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse tournament. The ECAC tournament begins on May 2 in Denver. “We’re hungry,” Myers said. “I think we realize how close we are, we just feel like we still haven’t really played our best.” The team hit a rough spot in the middle of the season with a record of 1-5 in the month of March. Two big victories against Hobart College and Michigan in the past two weeks have opened the doors to the postseason for the Buckeyes. With only two games remaining in the season, senior midfielder Brock Sorensen said the team understands the situation they are in. “I think there has been more of a focus as the season has gone on,” Sorensen said. “Our defense has continued to play great for us and we know that is the backbone of our team. It’s just getting our offense to click and getting all 44 guys to chip in any way that they can.” Sorensen has recorded nine goals this season, the highest in his Buckeye career. The defense is ranked 10th in team defense in the NCAA, only allowing 7.75 goals a game. Redshirt senior defenseman Matt Kawamoto said stat resulted from a lot of hard work put in by his teammates this year. Everyone is buying into the game plan and everyone is just staying focused to that goal, Kawamoto said. Kawamoto was announced as a finalist for the Lowe’s Senior Class award on April 4. The winner will be announced during the 2012 NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship weekend, which will be held May 26-28 in Boston. “To be put in the same category with those other ten guys, it’s a really huge honor,” Kawamoto said. read more

CM quota flat allotment files missing Maha tells HC

first_imgOver 1,300 files, pertaining to the allotment of flats since 1982 to beneficiaries from Chief Minister’s housing quota, have gone missing, the Maharashtra government informed the Bombay High Court on Tuesday.”At least 1,300 files of the Housing Department alone are missing,” public prosecutor Jayesh Yagnik told Justices Abhay Oka and Reveti Mohite-Dhere, who were hearing a PIL filed by activist Ketan Tirodkar alleging irregularities in allotment of flats under CM’s housing quota.This prompted the Bench to ask why the government had not informed about the ‘missing’ files in October 2014, when it had passed an order, appointing retired Judge JA Patil to probe alleged irregularities in the allotment of flats under the discretionary housing quota since 1982.To this, the prosecutor said the officers concerned were not aware of the missing files that time. Not satisfied with the answer, the Bench said the only way to solve the problem would be to take contempt action against the guilty.The prosecutor informed the court that 1,200 beneficiaries had surrendered flats on account of irregularities or in cases of double allotment of houses. Besides, police had taken action against 300 such beneficiaries, he said. “This shows the magnitude of the irregularities,” the Bench said.About 1,200 houses are now available to the government for allotment to people, the Judges said, adding that they had passed orders on the PIL earlier as the government had not taken any action on the alleged irregularities. Though the probe has not concluded, many beneficiaries have surrendered the flats allotted to them.  Govt seeks HC nod for auto, taxi fare hike  The Maharashtra government on Tuesday sought the Bombay High Court’s approval for the proposed auto and taxi fare hike announced by the Mumbai Metropolitan Road Transport Authority (MMRTA). The authority had proposed a hike in the basic fare for autos and taxis. The fare for autos will go up from Rs 17 to Rs 18, while taxi fare will go up from Rs 21 to Rs 22. The hike will come into effect only after the meters of over 1.05 lakh autos and over 35,000 taxis in the city are re-calibrated.last_img read more

Cuba to launch first public WiFi hotspots

first_imgRelated posts:US to ease travel, trade with Cuba starting Friday In Havana, Pelosi delegation promotes Obama’s Cuba thaw US, Cuba resume talks amid Venezuela tensions Obama administration to further ease travel and business restrictions with Cuba HAVANA, Cuba – Cuba announced plans Thursday to open 35 public Wi-Fi hotspots and halve the price to go online, seeking to expand Internet access in one of the world’s least-connected countries.State telecoms firm Etecsa said the hotspots, a first for the communist island, would be set up nationwide and begin service in July.It is “a first step toward increasing Internet access,” Etecsa communications chief Luis Manuel Díaz told a state newspaper.Etecsa had previously offered public Wi-Fi in a small pilot program, and unstable illegal connections periodically appear and disappear in Cuba.To access the official hotspots, users will have to create an account with Etecsa for $1.50 and pay an hourly connection fee.Etecsa also announced it was reducing the price to access the Internet to $2 an hour, down from the current promotional rate of $2.50 and the long-time rate of $4.50.It did not say whether the same rate would apply to the new Wi-Fi connections.Since 2013, Cuba has had 155 public Internet cafes where users can go online for the hourly rate.But the price is steep in a country where the average salary is $20 a month.Home Internet access is restricted to members of certain professions, such as journalists, doctors and students.According to the International Telecommunications Union, just 3.4 percent of Cuban homes were online in 2013.President Raúl Castro’s government has said it wants all Cubans to have Internet access by 2020.U.S. President Barack Obama has named increased Internet access for the island as one of the goals of the historic thaw between Washington and Havana announced last December. Facebook Commentslast_img read more