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More than 100 people inspected and 22 made offers on this home in just two days

17 Royds St, Carina was very popular. Picture: realestate.com.auFROM the street, it’s a very cute looking Carina cottage.But what lays beyond that front door was enough to draw 109 people to inspect it during its first open on the weekend and resulted in 22 offers. RENOVATOR SELLS FOR MORE THAN $1 MILLION The home at 17 Royds St, Carina was listed for offers of more than $699,000 and with the strong weekend interest marketing agent Craig Bullen of REMAX First Residential – Coorparoo believes it will sell for the mid $700,000s in the next couple of days. 17 Royds St, Carina. Picture: realestate.com.auThere are polished hardwood timber floors throughout the property with the renovations, upgrading electrical, plumbing, painting gutters and downpipes. The deck and pool area really appealed to potential buyers at 17 Royds St, Carina. Picture: realestate.com.auMr Bullen had an inkling before the first inspection of the three-bedroom house that interest would be strong because it was a real lifestyle property that presented well.On Saturday 63 groups came through and on Sunday another 46 visited.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours ago 17 Royds St, Carina. Picture: realestate.com.au 17 Royds St, Carina. Picture: realestate.com.auHe said as prices increased in the Coorparoo, Camp Hill and Morningside area buyers were now pushing into Carina. FANCY A FREEBIE WITH YOUR UNIT “It had a beautiful big deck with a pool,’’ he said.“I doesn’t even have a dining room effectively.’’ 17 Royds St, Carina. Picture: realestate.com.auThe home had been extensively renovated throughout.Wide bi-fold doors open onto the large deck which overlooks the newly constructed swimming pool, with a water feature. read more

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Fryslan Project: Van Oord, Siemens Gamesa Named Preferred Contractor

first_imgImage source: Van OordThe consortium including Van Oord and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has been selected by Windpark Fryslan B.V. as the preferred contractor for the construction of the Fryslan nearshore wind farm. The wind farm will contain 89 wind turbines with a capacity of 4.3 MW each in the Frisian section of the IJsselmeer Lake, next to the Afsluitdijk dam, in the Netherlands.The nomination as preferred main contractor also includes construction of a nature conservation island next to the Afsluitdijk dam.By using soil material from the IJsselmeer Lake, two hectares of new land and 25 hectares of sheltered shallow water will be created. The island will be used during the construction phase and will be transformed next to a nature conservation area. New natural areas will develop on the banks of the island, both above and below water, Siemens Gamesa said in its release.“Building the Fryslan nearshore wind farm is an important step forward in meeting the climate objectives, both national as for the Province of Friesland. Contributing to the energy transition is contributing to a better world for future generations. It is great to part of this,” said Arnoud Kuis, Managing Director Offshore Wind at Van Oord.The final contracts for the construction are expected to be signed later this year, according to the official announcement.The entire project involves an investment amount of over EUR 500 million.Construction works are set to start in 2019 and Fryslân nearshore wind farm is planned to be in full operation by mid 2021.Image source: Van Oordlast_img read more

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Aussie Open: Coco crunch for Osaka as Djokovic bowls over wildcard

first_imgJapan’s Naomi Osaka beat China’s Zheng Saisai “My parents always told me you can always come back – no matter what the score is,” said Gauff, who beat seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams in round one. Gauff also beat Williams on her Grand Slam debut last year at Wimbledon, and in another quirk, she faced Osaka in the US Open third round, going down meekly in straight sets. Japan’s Osaka, 22, beat China’s Zheng Saisai 6-2, 6-4 but briefly lost her cool mid-match, hurling and kicking her racquet when she gave up a break in the second set. Fifteen-year-old prodigy Coco Gauff set up an Australian Open blockbuster with defending champion Naomi Osaka on Wednesday, as Novak Djokovic strode towards his eighth title in Melbourne. American teenager Gauff, showing a tenacity which is becoming her trademark, clawed her way back from a set down to beat the experienced Sorana Cirstea 4-6, 6-3, 7-5. Coco Gauff, 15, beat Romania’s Sorana Cirstea Gauff, who screamed and pumped her fists as she completed her victory, said her “will to win” had got her through the tough second-round match at a windswept Melbourne Park.Advertisement Loading… center_img Promoted ContentWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Portuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot40 Child Actors Who Turned Into Gorgeous AdultsMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It AppearedThe Best Cars Of All Time7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldThe Biggest Cities In The World So FarThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Ever Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art “I was thinking that I really don’t want to play a third set this time,” explained Osaka, who is defending a Grand Slam title for the second time.Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki, playing her final tournament before retiring, lived to fight again as she came from behind in both sets for a 7-5, 7-5 win over Dayana Yastremska of Ukraine.And Australia’s world number one Ashleigh Barty raced through 6-1, 6-4 against Polona Hercog, buoying hopes of a first home winner since 1978.“It was very different end to end, I think the wind was a massive factor particularly with the new ball,” she said.– ‘Tough conditions’ –Djokovic also weathered the breeze – which follows heavy rain on Monday, and smog from bushfires last week – to beat Japanese wildcard Tatsuma Ito 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 in 95 minutes.“They were tough conditions, pretty windy and it was hard to know where the balls were going. My serve helped a lot to get me out of trouble,” said the Serb.Serbia’s Novak Djokovic weathered windy conditions in his won over Tatsuma ItoGreece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas was handed a slice of fortune when Philipp Kohlschreiber withdrew injured from what looked like a testing match, giving the sixth seed a bye into the third round.In other results, Petra Kvitova, last year’s runner-up, came through 7-5, 7-5 against Paula Badosa of Spain, and China’s Zhang Shuai ousted American Caty McNally 6-2, 6-4.Read Also: Tyson reveals: I won’t get into the boxing ring with SerenaAmong eight first-round matches held over from Tuesday, after rain wiped out half of Monday’s schedule, Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro, also retiring this year, upset Belarusian 11th seed Aryna Sabalenka in straight sets.Later in Melbourne, Serena Williams plays her second-round match against Slovenia’s Tamara Zidansek, with Margaret Court’s record of 24 Grand Slam titles in her sight, and Roger Federer faces Serbia’s Filip Krajinovic.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Enrollment Continues To Grow At IU East

first_imgA record-breaking 4,456 students are enrolled for classes this fall at Indiana University East, marking the university’s 17th consecutive term of enrollment growth. Since fall 2007, IU East’s headcount enrollment has grown 96.6 percent.This year’s headcount represents a 6.5 percent increase compared to the same time last year. Students are enrolled in 40,543 credit hours this fall, a 3.1 percent increase over last year.IU East Chancellor Kathryn Cruz-UribeChancellor Kathryn Cruz-Uribe welcomed new and returning students to campus during the annual Back with the Pack celebration the first week of classes, August 26-30.“Within the last six years, IU East has doubled its enrollment. From fall 2007 to fall 2013, the university has continued to experience an increase in the number of students obtaining a four-year or graduate degree in the classroom and online,” Cruz-Uribe said. “Our dedication to the region to provide a top-quality, affordable degree focused on the personal experience of each student continues to make IU East the university of choice.”IU East increased both the number of new freshmen and the number of new transfer students compared to last year. Transfer students increased 15.7 percent.Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Larry Richards said, “IU East continues to be an innovator in the delivery of high quality college education. As long as we do that, we will continue to grow our student body and our faculty and staff resources.”last_img read more

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Deery Series back in Illinois for Sunday show at Quincy

first_imgHe’s one of nine drivers who has qualified for every main event this year as is Darrel DeFrance, who has competed at all 496 events in Deery Series history. Pit gates open at 3 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 4 p.m. on race day. Hot laps are at 6:15 p.m. with racing to follow. Point leader Andy Eckrich has three runner-up finishes in the first six events of the season and was third at East Moline. The IMCA Late Model tour travels to Quincy Raceway for a $2,000 to win, minimum $300 to start main event on Aug. 18. That will be the first Deery race held at Quincy since July of 2011.  QUINCY, Ill. – Another Sunday date at another Illinois speedplant is next on the sched­ule for the Deery Brothers Summer Series.  One-time winners in 2019 include Justin Kay, Joel Callahan, Eric Pollard and, most recently, Matt Ryan. Ryan was first to the checkers last Sunday at Quad City Speedway.center_img Jeff Aikey won the first Deery event held at Quincy, in 1998, and is the only driver with two tour wins to his credit so far this season. The series is at West Liberty Raceway on Aug. 24 before traveling to Boone Speedway for open­ing night of the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s on Sept. 2. Spectator admission is $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for students and free for kids 10 and under. Pit passes are $35.  Deery Brothers Summer Series top 20 point standings – 1. Andy Eckrich, Oxford, Iowa, 278; 2. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, Iowa, 269; 3. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 263; 4. Curt Martin, Independ­ence, Iowa, 245; 5. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, Iowa, 235; 6. Darrel DeFrance, Mar­shalltown, Iowa, 231; 7. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove, Iowa, 230; 8. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, 225; 9. Justin Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 217; 10. Dalton Simonsen, Fairfax, Iowa, 211; 11. Brian Har­ris, Davenport, Iowa, 196; 12. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 191; 13. John Emerson, Waterloo, Iowa, 185; 14. Eric Pollard, Peosta, Iowa, 163; 15. Gary Webb, Blue Grass, Iowa, 161; 16. Chad Holladay, Muscatine, Iowa, 160; 17. Tyler Bruening, Decorah, Iowa, 139; 18. Todd Malm­strom, Hampton, Ill., 137; 19. Tommy Elston, Keokuk, Iowa, 118; 20. Terry Neal, Ely, Iowa, 117.last_img read more

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Single vehicle accident lands inverted

first_imgBrookville, IN — Late Saturday, Deputies with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department were called to Oxford Pike to the scene of a motor vehicle accident with injuries. Upon arrival, Deputies discovered a 2000 Chevrolet S10 pick-up truck, inverted in a yard.Deputies determined that Colton R. Crawford, 19 of Hamilton, Ohio, was eastbound on Oxford Pike. Crawford failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway, going off of the north side of the roadway, striking a tree, causing the pick-up to roll over, and coming to rest inverted.Crawford was flown by Air Care Medical helicopter to the University of Cincinnati Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the accident.last_img read more

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Roberto Martinez hails influential Everton quartet

first_img Martinez believes they have proven their quality with consistent regularity and deserve the plaudits they are receiving more than a flash-in-the-pan media favourite. “Anyone can get carried away and we have done that over the last few years in the British game with young players,” said Martinez. “We see a young player in a good moment and we make them superstars. “In our case we have been very cautious and we have just made young players with important roles in our team. “We don’t treat them by age, we treat them by what they do and they have always been at the front of our thoughts as it is a way you can reach a level that probably you cannot achieve with money. “Barkley, Lukaku, Deulofeu, Stones – they are not just young players who have appeared on the scene and had a good game here or there, they have been very consistent for the last two seasons. “Those are important players. They are effective and give you reliable performances in your team. “Lukaku played 31 games in the league last season and has played 97 per cent of all the minutes in the league this season. This season has seen Romelu Lukaku, Ross Barkley (both 22), Gerard Deulofeu and John Stones (both 21) take on key roles for his side. Lukaku, with 11, is behind only Leicester’s red-hot Jamie Vardy in terms of Premier League goals, Stones has grown in stature at the back following the loss to injury of captain Phil Jagielka, while Barkley and Deulofeu are playing with a freedom which is terrorising opposition defences. Press Association “John Stones has been a source of inspiration for other players of a young age. Barkley is the same. “You are talking about young players who know their role and are ready to cope with anything which comes their way. “The balance in the dressing room is fantastic – we have experienced players who maybe don’t grab the headlines but who allow these young players to have important roles and now we just have to see how far they can go.” That quartet – plus 19-year-old Brendan Galloway, who has deputised for injured left-back Leighton Baines all season – have kept more established players out of the side. A knock-on effect is it has given Everton their strongest squad for a long time and Martinez believes that increased competition is driving up performances as a whole. “The hardest thing to do is to score goals and have a threat, and this season we have found a very interesting moment of form of certain players,” said the Toffees boss ahead of Monday’s visit of Crystal Palace. “We have a large attacking threat and a very balanced squad, and I am pleased with the way we have coped with injuries – at one time we had five defenders out of the squad and as a team we always cope with everything which is thrown at us. “You have players waiting for their opportunities and that is why you see players performing so well – no-one can drop their standards or take it easy in games. “I am sure certain individuals will grab headlines but it is the strength of the squad and the attitude to push each other to see how far we can go together.” Everton manager Roberto Martinez is wary of getting carried away by the emergence of the Premier League’s next big thing – because he has a number of genuine superstars at his disposal. last_img read more

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Viswanathan Anand suffers another defeat in Legends of Chess tournament

first_imgNEW DELHI: Indian grandmaster Viswanathan Anand suffered his seventh defeat in the ongoing Legends of Chess tournament as he went down 0.5-2.5 to world No.3 Ding Liren.Anand, who came into Tuesday’s game against the Chinese after ending his six-match losing streak, lost the first game in just 22 moves. The second game ended in a 47-move draw in the second. However, Liren sealed victory in the third game with black pieces in 41 moves. After losing first six matches in row, Anand had on Monday got back to winning ways, beating Israel’s Boris Gelfand 2.5-0.5. The 50-year-old, who is making his maiden appearance on the Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour, had earlier lost to Ian Nepomniachtchi, Peter Leko, Peter Svidler, Magnus Carlsen, Vladimir Kramnik and Anish Giri. Legends of Chess pits Carlsen, Ding Liren, Nepomniachtchi and Giri, semifinalists at the Chessable Masters which is also a part of the Magnus Carlsen Tour, against six legends aged 40-52, who have been at the top of world chess at various points in their career. Following the conclusion of 10-player round-robin league, the top-four will move into the semi-finals, which are currently scheduled to be played from July 31-August 2. The final will be played from August 3-5. The winner of this event will qualify for the $300,000 Grand Final scheduled from August 9 to 20. Also watch: #NewsMakers: Amending EIA Notification, 2020 Impact on NorthEastlast_img read more

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Injuries continue to decimate UW defense

first_imgDEREK MONTGOMERY/Herald photoIt was a small glimmer of hope for the Wisconsin Badgers’ defensive front when defensive tackle Justin Ostrowski returned, albeit in a limited fashion, last weekend against Purdue. A unit that had been decimated by injuries appeared to have its first casualty returning to action.However that wasn’t the case this weekend, as the sophomore was kept off Wisconsin’s travel list against Illinois Saturday. Head coach Barry Alvarez cited concerns about Ostrowski’s rehab as the primary reason for his absence against the Fighting Illini.”He was really sore after [the Purdue] game and I think they wanted to be really cautious with him,” Alvarez said of keeping Ostrowski out of action Saturday.Originally projected as a starter prior to a preseason knee injury, Ostrowski saw his first action of the season last week against the Boilermakers, recording one tackle in monitored action.Though it remains to be seen if Ostrowski will return for this weekend’s contest against Penn State, the opposite is true for fellow defensive tackle Jason Chapman.Chapman suffered an ankle injury two weeks ago against Minnesota and has seen his action severely limited in the past two weekends, though he played a noticeably larger role against Illinois. For his part, defensive coordinator Bret Bielema believes the sophomore will be back to full strength in time for the Badgers’ visit to Happy Valley.”I think he’ll be almost back to full condition by this week. He dressed last week and was in a position where if we needed him he could’ve played,” Bielema said. “This [past] week he practiced more and more but wasn’t quite probably at the level where he needed to be … but I think we’ll obviously have him out there more and more next week.”Nicked Bell: Senior cornerback Brett Bell left Saturday’s game in the third quarter after aggravating his surgically repaired ACL. According to Bell, the knee started bothering him in the first half, but he chose to remain in the game despite the pain.”I went in at halftime and it was stiffening up on me, I mean it’s an ACL — who knows what an ACL is going to do,” Bell said.Bell’s absence forced Bielema to rely heavily on his two redshirt freshmen, Jack Ikegwuonu and Allen Langford, for the last quarter of play. With the steady diet of three, four, and five-wide receiver sets employed by Illinois combined with the shorter bench because of Bell’s absence, UW was forced to make some changes in its defensive game plan.”After we lost Brett through the game, we were obviously short a cover guy so that affected the things we anticipated we’d be able to do,” Bielema said.The injury doesn’t appear serious, however, as Bielema said he expects to have Bell back for next week, even saying the senior could have returned to action Saturday had circumstances required.”It’s the ninth game of the season, I was released at five months and I’ve been playing on a not completely [healthy] ACL for three months now,” Bell said. “Anyone who’s had an ACL injury will tell you it aggravates you, and they’ll tell you it’s not 100 percent for a year but week-by-week I get a little pain here, a little pain there but it’s getting strong.”Casillas at it again:As the saying goes, once is an accident, twice is a coincidence and three times is a trend. Well, coincidence or not, freshman linebacker Jonathan Casillas just seems to have a nose for the punter.Just two weeks after blocking a punt in Minnesota to cap a miraculous victory, Casillas showed his first block was no fluke, as he blocked his second punt of the year in the third quarter against Illinois.”I thought it was a huge play,” Alvarez said. “You always have someone force the punt, and he forced it, and then to get a punt block when a return’s set up — that’s really impressive.”With Wisconsin protecting a 20-10 lead early in the third quarter, the Badger defense held the Illini to a three-and-out in their first possession of the half. On the ensuing punt, Casillas fought through the block of Illinois’ Brian Grzelakowski and threw up a hand in front of punter Steve Weatherford’s kick, sending the offering careening backwards toward the Illini endzone.Weatherford pounced on the ball, keeping it from rolling into the end zone while Casillas quickly reversed his field to make sure the punter wasn’t able make a play.”As soon as I blocked it I knew I just had to get him down,” Casillas said.Wisconsin capitalized quickly. Just two plays later, running back Brian Calhoun scampered six yards for the touchdown to give Wisconsin a 27-10 advantage.last_img read more

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first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse is no stranger to early deficits this season. Three times in the Orange’s four previous games, SU allowed its opponent to score the first goal.Still, what happened on Thursday against Georgetown came as a shock. Against the Hoyas, SU was held scoreless over the first 22 minutes and allowed three unanswered goals to start the first half. And during that stretch, SU committed three turnovers.‘(It was) certainly a low-scoring affair,’ SU head coach Gary Gait said. ‘I put it more on our offensive end that didn’t execute very well today.’But with 8:03 remaining in the first half against the No. 4 seed Hoyas, the top-seeded Orange began to straighten itself out. Over the next 16 minutes, SU (16-2) committed just two turnovers, going on a decisive 6-1 run that helped clinch a 7-6 win.SU will focus on limiting its near-disastrous mistakes when it takes on No. 2 seed Loyola (Md.) Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Carrier Dome for the Big East championship. The Greyhounds (12-5) defeated No. 3 seed Notre Dame 11-9 earlier Thursday to advance to the championship game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Georgetown game should show SU the importance of ball security. For about the first 15 minutes of the game, the Orange committed just one turnover and trailed 1-0. But after SU defender Natalie Glannell charged into the eight-meter arc to help fellow defender Jill Cammett clear the ball, GU’s Ashley Hunter stripped it away.Seconds later, Georgetown attack Caroline Tarzian received a long pass, pumped faked SU goaltender Alyssa Costantino, and scored the Hoyas second goal for an early 2-0 lead.‘We had the first couple possessions and slowed the ball down and usually when that happens and you don’t have the ball when you’re used to having the ball you do some things that are uncharacteristic,’ GU head coach Ricky Fried said. ‘Our game plan wasn’t to pressure them and play hard, it was to not make mistakes.’The wealth of turnovers also prevented Syracuse from finding an offensive rhythm. With three turnovers in the first 18 minutes, the Orange’s offense found itself out of sorts.Even normally easy plays were an adventure for SU. The last of those three turnovers occurred when Syracuse midfielder Katie Webster stepped to the edge of the eight-meter arc and tried to fire a pass through traffic to an open teammate.Instead, the ball stuck in Webster’s stick and went just a few feet before being scooped up by the Hoyas.‘Frankly I think that them not having the ball forced them to do things that they don’t normally do,’ Fried said, ‘and they rushed themselves a little bit to our benefit.’Even the Orange felt it played right into Georgetown’s game plan.‘They would hold it for periods of time,’ Syracuse attack Alyssa Murray said, ‘and we would just go right away and not give our defense a break and not get a quality shot.’But in the final 10 minutes of the first half and into the second half, the Orange adjusted, piecing together several key scoring streaks by staying patient.During Syracuse’s first 3-0 run, the Orange scored all three of its goals after penalties. Murray and midfielder Bridget Daley each scored on free positions and attack Michelle Tumolo scored following a foul.Fixing the turnover problem would eliminate those early game deficits, though. If SU can fix its sloppiness, Fried said he doesn’t expect the Orange to have much of an issue with the Greyhounds.Gait isn’t quite as outspoken in his confidence. Loyola gave SU one of Syracuse’s toughest tests of the season a week ago thanks to an amazing performance by Greyhounds’ goaltender Kerry Stoothoff.Gait expects another close game this time.‘They’re a very good team,’ Gait said, ‘young just like we are and (it’s) a rematch of last week’s game that was very exciting and it should be exciting and entertaining.’dbwilson@syr.edu Commentscenter_img Published on May 4, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2last_img read more

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