Pandemic fallout prompts seller to offer to pay buyer’s stamp duty

first_imgThe vendor of 50 Overlea Street, Nudgee, has offered to pay the stamp duty of whoever buys the home.A homeowner has taken matters into her own hands, offering to pay tens of thousands in stamp duty for the person who buys her home, hoping to drive in offers faster for the property.After just over two months on the market, Jennifer Lonton decided to add a sweetener to her home sale, offering to pay what could end up being just over $24,000 in stamp duty for the person who buys the property.MORE: Designer’s Noosa home nets $10m$2 billion development has beach appealQLD postcodes lead first home loan deposit scheme take-upOpen plan living.Well set up for anyone needing to work from home.“We have decided to offer to pay the purchaser’s stamp duty in an attempt to get things moving,” she said.The home at 50 Overlea Street, Nudgee, has been listed for sale with the owners open to offers over $860,000.“We had the house built in 2008. The people who have inspected it all said that it looks brand new,” Mrs Lonton said. “The photos on the internet show it exactly as it is.”Wheelchair friendly inside and out.The master bedroom and ensuite.The family hopes to downsize into another suburb in Brisbane’s northside after the sale.Agent Margaret Edwards of @realty described the property as an “exceptional family home, designed with a professional couple in mind”.She said it would “enable you to work from home in the spacious, purpose-built and fully-fitted office/study”.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market8 hours agoThe home has been set up with luxury finishes.The home has a 324sq m internal area and an additional 54sq m external area under the roof.It has five bedrooms, two bathrooms and a double garage on a 766sq m block.“The extra-large garage will accommodate two 4×4 vehicles, plus workshop and hobby areas,” was how it was listed.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58The property was built to be wheelchair friendly throughout including the garage. It also has solar hot water plus a solar power system, with Crimsafe security screen on all windows with glazed doors.“This dwelling is located in a quiet street in an elevated part of Nudgee, surrounded by other quality homes. There is also a lovely park at the end of the street and direct access to the network of Brisbane bikeways.”MORE REAL ESTATE NEWSlast_img read more

Macaroni and Cheese

first_imgFood & DiningLifestyle Macaroni and Cheese by: – November 23, 2011 Sharing is caring! Ooey-gooey macaroni and cheese gets a heart-healthy boost when you toss in mixed vegetables and use reduced-fat cheese. Our from-scratch dinner takes 30 minutes.Ingredients8 ounces dried elbow macaroni or desired-shape pasta (2 cups)2 tablespoons butter or margarine2 tablespoons all-purpose flour1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper1 1/2 cups fat-free milk1 12 ounce package sliced reduced-fat process American cheese product, tornDirectionsCook macaroni according to package directions; drain. Meanwhile, for cheese sauce, in a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour and pepper. Add milk all at once. Cook and stir until slightly thickened and bubbly. Add cheese, stirring until melted. Stir macaroni into cheese sauce in saucepan, stirring to coat. Cook over low heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until heated through, stirring frequently. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Makes 4 servings.From the Test Kitchen•Variation Oven Macaroni and Cheese:Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare as above, except increase milk to 2 cups. Transfer mixture to a 2-quart casserole. Bake, uncovered, for 25 to 30 minutes or until bubbly and heated through. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.Nutrition Facts (Macaroni and Cheese) Servings Per Recipe 4,Calories 507,Protein (gm) 29,Carbohydrate (gm) 54,Fat, total (gm) 20,Cholesterol (mg) 62,Saturated fat (gm) 11,Dietary Fiber, total (gm) 2,Sodium (mg) 1245,Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie dietBetter Homes and Gardens Recipes Share Tweetcenter_img Share Share 94 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

4 persons arrested for ‘illegal gambling’

first_imgThe suspects were detained in thelockup cell of Police Station 1./PN Bacolod City – Four persons were nabbed for alleged illegal gamblingin Barangay 16. Residents Jun Jun Arcenas, RogieFlores, Lito Alegayd, and John Clifford Perocho were caught in the act playing tumbo on Dec. 10, a police reportshowed. center_img Recovered from their possession wasbet money which amounted to P115.  last_img

Governor Eric Holcomb directs flags to be flown at half-staff

first_imgStatewide — Governor Eric Holcomb is directing flags across Indiana to be flown at half-staff to honor US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.Flags should be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset until the day of Justice Ginsburg’s internment.Governor Holcomb asks businesses and residents to lower their flags to half-staff to honor Justice Ginsburg and her service to the country as well.last_img

Spurling, Parady named Maine Basketball Hall of Fame inductees

first_imgELLSWORTH — Ellsworth’s Terry Spurling and Mount Desert Island’s Bernard Parady were announced Wednesday as two of 19 inductees into the Maine Basketball Hall of Fame’s 2017 class.Spurling, a former All-State player, was part of the legendary Ellsworth boys’ teams that claimed back-to-back state titles in both 1953 and 1954. He later played at the University of Maine and coached at both Aroostook Central Institute and Houlton.Parady spent 26 years coaching the boys’ basketball teams at both Mount Desert High School in Northeast Harbor and MDI High School in Bar Harbor. His Mount Desert teams won state titles in 1958, 1959, 1960 and 1965, and MDI named the gymnasium in his honor in 1991.Others set to be inducted include Houlton’s Diane Nagle, Stearns’ Terry Carr and current Husson University women’s head coach Kissy Walker. The induction ceremony will be held Aug. 20 at Bangor’s Cross Insurance Center.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Other Sports Pro Kabaddi League: Naveen Guides Dabang Delhi To 46-44 Win Over Jaipur Pink Panthers

first_imgBengaluru: Naveen Kumar dished out a superlative performance as Dabang Delhi beat Jaipur Pink Panthers 46-44 in a Pro Kabaddi League match at the SreeKanteevara Stadium here on Wednesday.The raider picked up 16 points, including a record-setting 10th consecutive Super 10, as the Delhi side overcame a stiff challenge from Jaipur Pink Panthers to consolidate their position on top of the points table.The first half of the match saw both teams trade major blows. The Delhi unit had a dream start to the match when their raider Chandran Ranjit pulled off a 5-point raid in the second minute of the match to severely reduce the Jaipur men on the mat.The Pink Panthers, who went into the game on the back of a three-match losing streak, looked clueless as a dominant Delhi side inflicted the first All-Out of the match in the fourth minute.Jaipur didn’t take the All-Out lightly though and captain Deepak Niwas Hooda initiated a comeback with some strong raids.Nitin Rawal picked up a five-point raid in the 12th minute to clean up the Delhi players and force an All-Out on the table toppers. The closely-fought first half ended with Dabang Delhi leading by two points (21-19).The second half, much like the first, started with the Delhi side on the front foot. But Sachin Narwal produced an important two-point raid that saved the Pink Panthers from an All-Out and handed the momentum to the Season one winners.Elavarasan produced two mighty Super Tackles as the Pink Panthers started moving into a lead and the Jaipur team inflicted another All-Out on Delhi in the 12th minute of the second half to make the scores 35-29 in their favour.The incredible Naveen Kumar, however, kept the Delhi side in the game, clinching his 10th consecutive Super 10 with five minutes remaining.A three-point raid by Delhi’s Vijay in the dying minutes made it a close affair. And not surprisingly it was the table-toppers who held their nerves to pick a final minute All-out that pushed them to a 2-point lead which proved enough for a win. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

The Latest: Big Sky delays start of fall Olympic sports

first_imgEarlier Friday, the team said center Kalani Brown tested positive for the coronavirus on July 9 and remains under quarantine as the team prepares to play in the WNBA bubble.In a statement released by the team, Johnson says she tested positive two weeks ago following several negative tests.Johnson averaged 7.3 points per game for Dallas in 2019, her seventh season in the WNBA.Brown says she has battled “challenging” symptoms include headache, sore throat, chills, body aches, fatigue, loss of the sense of taste and shortness of breath.Brown says she is feeling better but won’t be able to play when the Dream opens its season on Sunday against Dallas. ___South Korea says it will allow baseball fans to return to the stands beginning Sunday as health authorities outlined a phased process to bring back spectators in professional sports amid the COVID-19 epidemic.Senior Health Ministry official Yoon Tae-ho also says fans will be allowed at professional soccer games starting on Aug. 1. But professional golf tournaments will continue without galleries at least until late August.Both baseball and soccer teams will be initially allowed to sell only 10% of the seats for each game as officials plan to control the level of attendance based on the progress of anti-virus efforts.Spectators will continue to be banned in the city of Gwangju and nearby South Jeolla Province towns. ___Michigan State says all members of its football team will quarantine or isolate after another staff member and an athlete tested positive for COVID-19.The team had already paused workouts after a staff member tested positive. The athletic department said Friday that testing conducted over the last week included a second staff member and an athlete testing positive.“All members of the football team will quarantine or isolate, while awaiting completion of a 14-day quarantine,” the athletic department said in a statement.Surveillance testing of athletes was completed Wednesday and is set to be repeated before they are cleared to return to workouts. The U.S. GP was initially scheduled for late October. Brazil and Mexico were then to host races in November. Canada was already postponed from its mid-June date. Promoter Francois Dumontier said the Grand Prix had been tentatively rescheduled for Oct. 9-11 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve at Montreal’s Parc Jean-Drapeau, but the turning point came when local public health authorities informed promoters and Formula One that no fans would be allowed entry.“As of that moment, as a private business, it was no longer viable,” said Dumontier, who has a deal with F1 to put on the Canadian Grand Prix until 2029. “It also prevented us from contributing to the costs of the races and the costs of bringing F1 to North America which, amid the pandemic, were much higher than usual. That was the turning point.”The last time the Canadian Grand Prix was canceled was in 2009. At the time, the event promoter and F1 couldn’t come to an agreement over broadcast rights to show the race.The three new races take this season’s total to 13. All of them are in Europe. The Big Sky Conference President’s Council approved the delay, but will assess the start of football at a later date.Men’s and women’s golf can start competition on Sept. 14. Soccer, volleyball and cross country can begin on Sept. 18. The non-championship seasons for tennis and softball also will being on Sept. 18.___Formula One races in Brazil, Canada, Mexico and the United States have been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic and three others have been added.F1 says the Eifel Grand Prix will host a race at the iconic Nürburgring in Germany on Oct. 11. That will be followed by the Portuguese GP in Portimão two weeks later and the Emilia-Romagna GP in Italy on Nov. 1. Associated Press The Latest: Big Sky delays start of fall Olympic sports ___The Detroit Free Press/TCF Bank Marathon in Detroit is joining other large cities in canceling its fall event because of the coronavirus.“In March, when our world as we knew it seemed to change, we were hopeful that we would be able to run together in October. As time has gone on, it has become clear to us that this will not be the case,” organizers said Friday.It would have been the event’s 43rd year. It offers a 26.2-mile race that takes runners over the Ambassador Bridge to Windsor, Ontario, and back to the United States through the Detroit River tunnel.There are also two half-marathons, one that follows the international route and another that stays in Detroit. Runners who had registered can participate in a virtual event, roll their registration to 2021 or 2022 at no cost, or get a 50% refund. Details on the virtual races will be announced July 30.The Chicago Marathon, New York City Marathon and Boston Marathon were also canceled. ___Milwaukee Bucks point guard Eric Bledsoe practiced with his teammates Friday for the first time since learning he had tested positive for the coronavirus.Bledsoe had arrived at Walt Disney World for the relaunch of the NBA season on Wednesday, about two weeks after the team got to Florida. Bledsoe said after Friday’s practice that he savored getting “back to my sanctuary.”center_img ___Italian Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora says fans will be allowed back into stadiums in September if the virus is kept under control.Spadafora says “obviously the stadium can’t be filled like before but rather a series of measures currently being studied will need to be respected.”The Serie A soccer season is being completed without fans and is scheduled end on Aug. 2. Next season should start in mid-September.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Big Sky Conference is delaying the competition start date for fall Olympic sports due to the coronavirus pandemic. “I got up and down the court,” Bledsoe said while wearing a mask throughout his Zoom session. “Just touching the basketball, getting a feel for it again, it was pretty fun.’’The Bucks play the second of their three scrimmages Saturday against the Sacramento Kings as they prepare for the resumption of the season after a 4 ½-month layoff. Donte DiVincenzo replaced Bledsoe in the starting lineup for the Bucks’ first scrimmage, a 113-92 victory over San Antonio on Thursday.Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said the team would be patient in working Bledsoe back into action and that they’d see how he progresses over the next several days. The 30-year-old Bledsoe said he never felt sick during his quarantine. ___Atlanta Dream forward Glory Johnson has tested positive for the coronavirus and will miss the start of the season. Atlanta acquired Brown from the Los Angeles Sparks on Feb. 10 in exchange for guard Brittney Sykes and center Marie Gülich.___The next Premier League soccer season will begin on Sept. 12 and finish on May 23.This season will end on Sunday. That is two months later than originally scheduled because of the coronavirus pandemic.The dates for next season were agreed to by the clubs during a conference call. The Chinese basketball league is set to allow limited numbers of spectators into games this Sunday before being fully open to fans from July 31 for playoff games in Qingdao.The Chinese Basketball Association says medical professionals, teachers and police and public security officers will be eligible in the first intake of fans since the league resumed last month following a lockdown for the coronavirus pandemic.The league says fans older than 12 “who have missed the stadium will have the opportunity to enter the Qingdao Guoxin Sports Center Diamond Stadium to cheer for their favorite teams and players” from July 31.Fans will have to buy tickets through an online registration system on a “one ticket, one certificate” basis within 48 hours of testing negative for COVID-19.Physical distancing measures will be in place inside the stadium and spectators will have to show identification, wear face masks and undergo body temperature testing before entry. July 24, 2020 ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more

Police ‘want to discuss sprinter’s Williams concerns after stop

first_img(BBC) Met Police bosses say they want to speak to a Team GB sprinter who is accusing officers of racially profiling her in a stop and search.Bianca Williams and Ricardo dos Santos, a Portuguese 400m runner, were stopped in Maida Vale, west London on Saturday.Ms Williams, whose three-month-old son was in the car at the time, called it an “awful experience”.Cdr Helen Harper said she was “really keen” to speak to the couple “to discuss… the concerns they have”.The Met had said that officers were patrolling the area in which Ms Williams was stopped because of an increase in youth violence.But the European and Commonwealth Games gold medallist believes the couple were targeted because they are black and were driving a Mercedes.“They [the officers] said there’s a lot of youth violence and stabbings in the area and that the car looked very suspicious,” she told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.“They see a black male driving a nice car, an all-black car, and they assume that he was involved in some sort of gang, drug, violence problem.”In a statement on Sunday evening the Met said the Mercedes was stopped after it was seen driving suspiciously, including being on the wrong side of the road, and that the driver had sped off when asked to stop.‘Getting ridiculous’But this was rejected by Ms Williams, who said: “That is false, we were never on the wrong side of the road. We were driving down through single-width roads.“We only found out about us driving on the wrong side of the road once they tweeted.“This isn’t the first or fourth or fifth time, it must be about the 10th. It’s getting ridiculous.“We are planning on taking it down the legal route. I feel very hurt by their actions, and to witness my partner being taken away and for me to be taken away from my son, my heart hurts.”The Met said officers from the Directorate of Professional Standards had reviewed footage from social media and officers’ bodycams and were satisfied there was no concern around the officers’ conduct during the stop and search of the two athletes.“That does not mean there isn’t something to be learnt from every interaction we have with the public,” Cdr Helen Harper said.“We want to listen to, and speak with, those who raise concerns, to understand more about the issues raised and what more we can do to explain police actions.“Where we could have interacted in a better way, we need to consider what we should have done differently and take on that learning for the future.”Speaking at a remote hearing of the House of Commons Human Rights Committee earlier, Baroness Lawrence said it was “ludicrous” that black people could not drive around in expensive cars.“Stop and search will continue to be an element young people go through on a day-to-day basis,” said the campaigner, whose murdered son was failed by an “institutionally racist” Met Police.“And when they are stopped, it is not just one officer or two officers, you have six or seven officers standing around one individual, a young person who is probably frightened to death because he doesn’t know what is going to happen to him.“So if now people have mobile phones and start recording what is happening to them, we have the issues where police say it is one thing and the individual says it’s another, and the authority believes the police over the individual.London mayor Sadiq Khan said he took allegations of racial profiling “extremely seriously” and he had raised the case with the Met.The Independent Office for Police Complaints said it has not yet received an official complaint.last_img read more

Just keep swimming

first_imgMike Nyeholt (right), the original inspiration for Swim With Mike, thanks children for attending the swim-a-thon Saturday at the McDonald’s Swim Stadium. The event, now in its 30th year, raises money for scholarships for disabled student-athletes. Besides the traditional swim-a-thon, the event also featured a silent auction, live entertainment and a barbecue during football practice.Brandon Hui | Daily Trojanlast_img

Zastrow’s career day not enough as UW falls to Northwestern

first_imgWisconsin junior forward Lin Zastrow\’s career-best 19 points weren\’t enough in a 68-62 home loss to the Northwestern Wildcats.[/media-credit]With six minutes remaining in the first half of the contest Sunday between Wisconsin (16-6, 6-5) and Northwestern (13-9, 3-7), a three-pointer from freshman Taylor Wurtz gave the Badgers a 14-point cushion, 24-10.From that point on, the pesky, hot-handed Wildcats outscored the home squad 58-38 — including a 47-18 point run that spanned the last six minutes of the first half and the first nine and one-half of the second — en route to a 68-62 road win, a final score that doesn’t do justice to the visitors’ second half dominance.The loss for Wisconsin was the team’s first when it featured three double-digit scorers and spoiled a career-day for junior forward Lin Zastrow, who led the Badgers with 19 points.Prior to Sunday, Wisconsin had not allowed more than 54 points in seven games.“We allowed 65 percent shooting in the second half and that is not who we are,” UW head coach Lisa Stone said. “We’re a defensive team and they got some open looks — a lot of open looks — and that’s something that we need to get back to work and focus on getting better.“[But we need to] move on to the next game, bottom line. … This is one that hurts, but it’s one that we can’t cry about too long.”Contributing greatly to the Wildcats’ 65 percent second half was a 9-for-9 start out of the intermission, a stretch that transformed a five-point halftime deficit into a 10-point margin for the purple and white.Both the eight three-point baskets and NU’s 53 percent three-point percentage were the most permitted by the Badgers’ usually stingy defense this season.The Wildcats were led all night by the reigning Big Ten Player of the Week, 6-foot-5 junior center, Amy Jaeschke, who finished with a game-high 20 points, along with 10 rebounds. Six-foot-2 freshman forward Kendall Hackney also posted 16 points and six boards.“[Wisconsin is] probably the best defensive team in the league, and I was really proud of our team tonight for just the way we attacked them, especially in the second half on offense,” Northwestern head coach Joe McKeown said. “This afternoon, we did a better job of spreading the floor, making better entry passes — they’re physical inside and it was hard to get the ball into Jaeschke, who’s a great player for us, but I felt we did a better job of reversing the ball and making the extra pass.”On the other end, though the Badgers finished with just 13 turnovers — two and one-half below their season average — they struggled to establish consistency against a myriad of defenses shown by the Wildcats.Most perplexing, though, was a three-quarter court 1-2-2 zone trap from NU, a strategic gamble that ended up disrupting Wisconsin’s comfort level offensively.“Offensively, we could not get any rhythm,” Stone said. “They’ve got some very nice size up front, and we sputtered. We only turned it over 13 times, but [the 1-2-2] did disrupt our flow. … When we came down on offense, the 1-2-2 forced us into speeding up — once we got over the trap, over that frontline and that second line — we sped up quite a bit and we just couldn’t get into a whole lot of rhythm in that second half offensively.”Despite the lack of rhythm, Wisconsin did get a second straight standout performance from Zastrow, the 6-foot-4 junior from Jefferson, Wis., who has tantalized spectators at times with her potential, but has yet to consistently put it all together.Zastrow attributed her recent success to a much implored change in mindset.“I think it’s just my mentality’s changed a little bit,” Zastrow said. “But I know my teammates and coaches have been on me about it and that gives me confidence, because I know they’re behind me. I know I gotta produce and show up every night, but it’s really my coaches and my teammates helping me out, changing my mentality.”In addition to the impressive offensive night from Zastrow, the Badgers also got 16 points from leading scorer Alyssa Karel — including nine in the final four minutes — and 10 from Rae Lin D’Alie, who also added seven assists, four rebounds and three steals.Ultimately, though, Northwestern’s red-hot shooting was too much to overcome, and, according to Karel, the team needs to get back to doing what they do best.“I think the whole game, to be honest, we weren’t at our best defensively,” Karel said. “Obviously in the first half we were doing better, and I don’t know what happened. Something just switched where all of a sudden they started going off, started hitting threes and it just kind of led us into a downward spiral — I mean this is the most points we’ve gave up in a long time.“So I guess we just got to go back to our principles and make sure it doesn’t happen the next game because we can’t afford that.”last_img read more