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All this buyer wanted for Christmas was an art deco apartment block

first_imgOsmaston, at 598 Lower Bowen Tce, New Farm, has sold. Picture: realestate.com.au.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus22 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market22 hours agoMr Koukides said the building attracted 120 inquiries and six offers before selling to a “well-known local developer”.“He walks past it on a regular basis and always wanted an art deco building,” Mr Koukides said.“He thought it was meant to be because he was the second buyer.“He actually missed out, but the first guy cooled off and so he got the phone call.” HOW MUCH? £3000 HOME SELLS FOR $4M PLUS This art deco building at 32 Moray St, New Farm, recently sold. One of the kitchens in Osmaston at 598 Lower Bowen Tce, New Farm.Mr Koukides said the sale was a welcome, early Christmas present for the property’s vendor, who was based in Athens.The property is in a prime location, walking distance to Merthyr Village shops and New Farm Park.Last month, another art deco apartment building in New Farm sold for $2.95 million to a local architect who plans to transform it into a family home.It was the first time the heritage-listed property at 32 Moray Street had changed hands in 81 years. Osmaston at 598 Lower Bowen Tce, New Farm, has sold. Picture: realestate.com.au.On a 470 sqm parcel, it includes four two-bedroom apartments on the upper levels and two one-bedroom apartments on the lower level.The bathrooms and kitchens were renovated in the past 15 years. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE Selling agent George Koukides of First National Real Estate Metro marketed the property as being “highly sought after but rarely available” and offering strata title potential.center_img Osmaston at 598 Lower Bowen Tce, New Farm, has sold. Picture: realestate.com.au.AN ENTIRE block of art deco units in one of Brisbane’s best inner-city locations has sold for the first time in six decades for more than $2.4 million.Kept in the same family for generations, the property was built in the early 1930s and used to house some of the US navy during World War Two.The building, Osmaston, at 598 Lower Bowen Terrace, New Farm, generates a rental return of about $80,000 a year. One of the bathrooms in Osmaston, at 598 Lower Bowen Tce, New Farm.Mr Koukides said the buyer had realised what a good opportunity the property was, given there were only 17 art deco apartment blocks in New Farm.“He’s going to think about what to do with it before improving it, but it’s a long-term family hold.” GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY IN COOLANGATTA last_img read more

Two OA Seniors Named National Merit Semifinalists

first_imgSeniors Brian Ulrich (left) and Luke Wukusick (right) have been named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists.OLDENBURG, Ind. – Two Oldenburg Academy seniors have been named semifinalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program.Seniors Brian Ulrich, of Sunman, and Luke Wukusick, of Batesville, are among 16,000 nationally recognized students. The nomination allows the students to continue in the competition for scholarships and advancement to the final level next semester.Oldenburg Academy is a Franciscan Catholic co-ed college preparatory high school sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg.last_img

Former Syracuse offensive tackle Jamar McGloster signs with San Francisco 49ers

first_imgFormer Syracuse offensive tackle Jamar McGloster has signed as an undrafted free agent with the San Francisco 49ers. The 6-foot-7, 309-pound McGloster joins Zaire Franklin, Ervin Philips and Steve Ishmael as former SU players to join NFL teams on Saturday.McGloster started 24 consecutive games at right tackle for Syracuse between 2016 and 2017. He ranked second on the Orange in snaps in 2017.When then-SU coach Scott Shafer visited St. Anthony (New Jersey) High School in 2013, McGloster had no scholarship offers for football. But Shafer offered him on the spot and McGloster ended up playing in 30 games at Syracuse after redshirting. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 28, 2018 at 10:05 pm Contact Billy: [email protected] | @Wheyen3last_img

Statement to the Nation by H.E. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Indiscipline and…

first_imgShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) My Fellow Citizens:We are happy to be back home. We thank the Almighty God for our successful and safe travels. As you know, to achieve the goals outlined in our Agenda for Transformation, we must continue to seek support from our development partners to rebuild the country, expand the economy and create jobs for Liberians. We must also continue to strengthen our peace. This is why I have directed the Justice Ministry and the Joint Security Task Force to take the necessary actions, in keeping with law, to stop the wave of lawlessness which is creeping upon the State.Together, we are trying to become a free, prosperous, just, open, secure and democratic society. This national goal is important because only in such societies can we experience true equality and the full values of our citizenship – where our differences in tribe, age, gender, religion and political associations will not limit what each of us, and our children, can become. It is only in such societies that all Liberians can share in all of the opportunities that the State has to offer, and benefit from the natural resources which we own together.  However, building a free, prosperous, just, open, secure and democratic society will not happen simply because we want it to. It will happen if we respect our laws, preserve our peace, respect the rights of each other, and recommit ourselves to continue to work together to make it happen.It means that as we grow in freedom to disagree and to express our disagreements, we must use the law, and apply it equally and fairly, to settle those disagreements. Being law-abiding, even when we disagree with one another, is the only way to secure our society. We can no longer use violence, or threaten to use violence, to express dissatisfactions or settle grievances. As we have all seen, peace is good for all of us, and violence is bad for all of us.In rebuilding our society, we must not confuse the freedom which we now enjoy with lawlessness, which we must avoid. Being free is not an excuse to be lawless, because freedom is protected by the law. This is why no society can be free and, at the same time, be lawless. And so, from expressing disagreements to making claims, and from advocating for an issue to drawing attention to a cause, when we become lawless, we actually take away freedoms and deny rights.  We have said repeatedly, and say again today, that this government will continue to protect the rights of citizens to demonstrate and protest. Peaceful demonstrations and protests are forms of free expression which we have vowed to uphold. What we cannot accept, and cannot permit, is to resort to means which threaten our collective peace, to express a disagreement.Where you are aware of the rules to resolve an issue, and you ignore them, you will be held fully responsible, and be made to answer to the law for the consequences of your unlawful action. This is not without exception. In free and democratic societies, claiming a privilege or advocating a position is not a writ to violate the rights of others, or to be lawless.  We cannot be a peaceful society and, at the same time, be a lawless society. We cannot be a democratic society and, at the same time, use violence to solve problems. And we cannot be a society in which we demand privileges, and yet violate the fundamental rights of others. The fundamental duty of any democratic government is to protect the rights of all of its citizens. Government exists to protect us from each other. And we will do just that!So, if anybody has something to say, we are always willing to listen. If any citizen feels bad about something, we are always willing to work with you to find a solution. But make no mistake: we will not allow anyone or group to violate the law or undermine our peace without consequences. It is really that simple.A second issue which is not so simple is the issuance of a gag order on an ongoing court proceeding. Prosecuting lawyers sought and obtained the order from the court to minimize what appears to be attempts to provoke a trial in newspapers and on the radios rather than in the courts. We have been made to understand that were we to continue to do this, not only do we risk undermining the ongoing court trial, but also such public discussions as have been cited, locally as well as internationally, as a basis for accused persons to not benefit from a free and fair trial. The possibility, or lack thereof, of accused persons benefitting from free and fair trials is an important condition for extradition.Recently, also, national security information about the Roberts International Airport was grossly distorted and leaked to the press, ostensibly to influence political discontent in the country and distract from the actual criminal charges and allegations of the violation of the public trust which are the subjects of the indictments. To counter this wicked ploy, the government revealed what really amounts to national security information about ongoing procedures and practices at the International Airport.  We understand what the lawyers are trying to achieve, and appreciate their efforts to bring all accused persons to properly answer the indictments in the courts of competent jurisdictions. However, this is not just the duty of the lawyers. It is a shared duty of all Liberians to act in ways that will enable our courts to remain the proper venues for the conduct of free and fair trials of all accused persons. We expect that we will continue to do so.However, we also understand the tangential impact of gag orders on free society. Moreover, this leadership has done nothing for which it is ashamed. It has absolutely nothing to hide. We have only been the victims of a warped and criminal mind who, to divert attention from her crime, has rendered evil for good.  Therefore, well-intentioned as it is, I am concerned that the timing of this gag order would have offered a contrary impression and risk posing serious questions to our continued commitment to the exercise of free speech in the country.Accordingly, the Justice Ministry has concluded the necessary proceedings with the relevant courts to lift the order. Moreover, I have directed that efforts be multiplied to bring all of the accused persons to trial. And in that light, government responses, whenever necessary, will be measured to avoid undermining the administration of justice in our country, and of equal importance, if not more important, the security of the State.Finally, my Fellow Citizens, I want to close by urging everyone to reject the idea that every time a law is broken, government or society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to reject the notion that it is the government and the administration which is always wrong.  It is time to appreciate the limits of tolerance. It is time to restore the universal precept that each individual is accountable for his actions. We cannot allow our fragile peace to slip from our grasp. This requires all Liberians to change their attitude for the good of the nation.May God protect our Republic and strengthen our democracy.last_img read more

Men’s Basketball Takes Perfect Valley Record To League Newcomer Valparaiso

first_img Live Audio Drake remains the top scoring team in the MVC at 78.4 points per game. Additionally, its defense is ranked second in field goal percentage defense at 39.8 percent in MVC games. Drake has held three of its four MVC opponents to less than 40 percent shooting. The Drake University men’s basketball team takes its perfect 4-0 Missouri Valley Conference record and five-game win streak on the road to Valparaiso for its first game against the Crusaders as conference foes. Tipoff for Wednesday’s midweek contest is set for 7 p.m. with the game being broad on The Valley on ESPN3. Drake’s offense has been fueled as of late by sharing the ball as 60 percent of the team’s baskets in the last five games have been assisted and the team has had a positive assist-to-turnover ratio in four of those games. The Bulldogs have recorded 17 or more assists in a game nine times this season and a positive assist-to-turnover ratio in 11 games this season. Currently, the team’s 16.1 assists per game rank 63rd nationally and the 1.32 assist to turnover ratio ranks 40th in the nation. Both are the top averages in the Valley this season. Drake Game Notes Individually, the Bulldogs are led by reigning MVC Player of the Week Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) who averaged 23.0 points per game in last week’s MVC victories. The Crusaders counter with Tevonn Walker’s 14.5 points per game in MVC contests. Story Links Live Stats ESPN3 Following Wednesday’s game, the Bulldogs’ return home to host Evansville Saturday at 2 p.m. Saturday’s contest will be the Bulldogs’ ‘Hometown Heroes’ game and all first responders (police, fire, EMT) and military personnel will receive up to four (4) complimentary tickets by showing a badge or applicable form of ID on game day. Print Friendly Version The Bulldogs and Crusaders meet for the seventh time in the programs’ respective histories with Valpo winning four of the previous meetings, including the last, 66-46, Nov. 28, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. The Bulldogs already have two MVC roads to their credit with wins at SIU and most recently at Indiana State for the most MVC road wins by the program since 2012-13. The Crusaders are 6-1 on their home court this season and 10-7 overall on the year in addition to their 1-3 MVC mark.last_img read more