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101-year-old waterfront home set to go under the hammer

first_imgEnough to make any pioneers heart flip.A LARGE circa 1916 riverfront home has hit the market with an effortless grandeur that’s made it timeless.The house called Riverview – at 1154 Yandina Coolum Rd, Maroochy River, on the Sunshine Coast – has five bedrooms, three bathrooms, a three car garage and a pool and sits on 6ha of prime waterfront land.It was restored to showcase VJ walls, soaring ceilings, polished timber flooring and multiple french doors. What a spot to entertain some friends.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoOne bedroom also connects to a study. A second study is nearby and has a built-in floor-to-ceiling bookshelf.Three more bedrooms occupy the opposite side of the house, including one with an abundance of built-in wardrobes. The main bedroom overlooks the Maroochy River and has a large walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite with a double vanity and glass shower. The family bathroom has a shower bath and is near a laundry with external access and connecting cellar. The home is a sight to behold by the water.“Riverview has something for everyone, from luxurious living spaces and farming potential to open play areas and a serene river atmosphere,” Mr Anderssen said.“There is excellent potential here to create a thriving business, beloved residence or both.” Inspections are by appointment, with the auction scheduled to be held on site at 11am on Friday October 13. Heritage elements including floorboards have been restored to former glory.Bi-fold and french doors open from the lounge room to a wraparound timber deck with river vistas and stairs down to the back yard. The side veranda connects to an in-ground saltwater pool. The property also has a three-bay machinery shed, 200,000L of water storage, two dams, a separate one-bedroom demountable and a private pontoon and boat ramp.About 25 minutes from Maroochydore, the residence offers rural tranquillity along with convenient access to Sunshine Plaza shopping centre and Cotton Tree Beach. Agent Ben Anderssen of Harcourts Solutions called the home an iconic riverfront property offering amazing proportions and modern livability. The ceilings in all rooms are high.A long driveway leads to the house, which has a triple-gable facade with a covered entry porch, flag pole, stone stairway and established gardens. Double doors lead into the house, which is centred on an expansive open-plan dining and lounge room with leadlight windows, ceiling fans and decorative lighting. An adjoining country-style kitchen features timber benchtops, a corner pantry, large double hung windows and high-quality appliances.Two bedrooms with veranda access are to one side of the house, divided by a shared ensuite. last_img read more

Finland’s Mandatum Life eyes international growth with acquisition

first_imgFinnish insurer Mandatum Life has acquired almost 20% of Crescit Asset Management, a Swedish alternatives manager, as part of an international growth strategy.The transaction will be carried out as a direct share issue. Neither parties would be drawn on the monetary value of the 19.9% share deal.Lauri Vaittinen, senior vice president for investment solutions at Mandatum, said the company was able to offer other institutional investors, such as corporate pension funds, attractive solutions through club arrangements.“There is great demand for alternatives where Crescit fits in well, complementing our capabilities,” he said. Jonas Granholm, CEO and founder of Crescit and former global pension head at Skanska, said the alternatives manager was an entrepreneurial company with a strong ownership network that would be strengthened further by the Mandatum deal. Lauri Vaittinen, senior vice president for investment solutions, Mandatum LifeCrescit was launched in 2013 by Granholm and two of his former Skanska colleagues, Hans Biörck and Gustav Lundeborg. The trio are majority owners of Crescit together with Swedish property and venture capital investor Lennart Grebelius.Mandatum Life has had a presence in the Swedish and Danish institutional markets for some time: it has 50 clients in Sweden and between 10 and 20 in Denmark.Beyond the Nordics, Mandatum Life has experienced demand from Germany, Switzerland and Luxembourg. Vaittinen said Swiss pension funds in particular were keen on the Scandinavian credit markets.In Germany, Vaittinen said Mandatum’s assets under management had grown by 20-30% a year. “We expect this to continue over the next few years and do not see any capacity issues arising at this pace,” he said.last_img read more

Bros arrested over murder rap

first_imgThe court recommended no bail bond forthe their temporary liberty./PN Officers of the Himamaylan City policestation served the warrant issued by Judge Walter Zorilla of the Regional TrialCourt Branch 55 in Himamaylan City dated Jan. 13, 2020. The suspects were detained in thelockup facility of the city’s police station. The 53-year-old resident RenatoTorrecampo and 49-year-old resident Ronnie Torrecampo were caught on thestrength of an arrest warrant around 10:42 a.m . on Jan. 17, a police reportshowed. BACOLOD City – Charged with murder,two brothers were arrested in Barangay Libacao, Himamaylan City, NegrosOccidental.last_img

County Officials Plan Caucus To Replace Sheriff

first_imgRipley County Sheriff Tom Grills announced that he will retire eight months before his second term is set to end. Due to state statute for elected officials, he had to submit a resignation letter rather than simply announce a retirement. His last day in office will be Tuesday, April 1.Now, Ripley County Republican Chairman Ginger Bradford will organize a caucus to select a replacement that will fulfill the duties of the office until December 31.The caucus will be held between April 13 and April 18, Bradford indicated.The timing of Grills resignation puts an interesting spin on the course of events, as the May Primary is scheduled just a month and six days after his last day in office. There are five candidates running for sheriff, including three republicans and two democrats.Grills was elected as a Republican candidate, therefore, a member of the same party must replace his seat in office.Bradford is unsure if one of the three republicans running for sheriff in the primary election would be elected through the caucus. It would appear as if the party is endorsing a candidate, which is a situation Bradford would like to avoid.She added that if someone from outside of the office would be elected through the caucus, they could likely be out of a job on December 31.County officials are seeking individuals to file for candidacy for the April caucus. If interested, contact Bradford at (812) 756-0778 at least 72 hours before the caucus is held.last_img read more

Caira throws 1-hitter as SU splits series against Pittsburgh

first_img Published on May 2, 2010 at 12:00 pm SoftballThe Syracuse softball team split a doubleheader with Pittsburgh Saturday, winning the first game 8-0 before losing the second 4-0. Sunday’s rubber match was rained out.Pitcher Jenna Caira was in command of game one for the Orange (28-21, 10-8 Big East). She threw her fourth one-hitter of the year, striking out 13. A bunt-single by Pittsburgh’s Ashley Amistade in the third inning was the lone hit for the Panthers (25-21, 9-9). Caira extended her scoreless inning streak to 19, as she moved into second place among Big East pitchers with 16 wins on the season.Veronica Grant led the way for the Orange bats in game one, going 3-for-4 with two RBI, a stolen base and a run scored. Stacy Kuwik hit 1-for-3 with a two-run double, the only extra base hit for the Orange in game one. Five different SU players drove in runs.The win gave the Orange its second-longest winning streak of the season, only to see it snapped in the next game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBoth Syracuse and Pittsburgh had seven hits in game two, but the Orange failed to convert on its chances. Stacy Kuwik took the loss for Syracuse, as SU was shut out for just the third time all season.Stephanie Watts went 2-for-3 from the leadoff spot for the Orange in the loss. It was her second straight series hitting from the leadoff spot. She was the only Syracuse player with multiple hits in game two.The Orange finishes up its nonconference schedule Tuesday with a doubleheader at Canisius. It wraps up the Big East regular season this weekend when it hosts DePaul in a three-game series.Track and fieldAt the Big East men’s and women’s championships this weekend at Cincinnati, the Syracuse track and field team earned seventh- and eighth-place finishes.Junior Jarret Eaton, freshman Darryl White, and graduate students Michael LeBlanc and Antoine Clark teamed up to win the 400-meter relays with a time of 40.63 seconds. Eaton was victorious in the 110-meter hurdles with a personal best, an NCAA Regional qualifying time of 13.85. LeBlanc earned two top-five finishes on the day, with a first-place finish in the 100-meter dash (10.47) and a fifth-place finish in the 200-meter dash (21.61). Both Leblanc and Clark earned All-Big East honors over the weekend.Graduate student Bernard Bush kept up with LeBlanc in the 100-meter dash long enough to take fifth with a time of 10.80. The men’s seventh-place finish is the best for SU since 2007, when the team finished fourth. The 66 points earned on the weekend placed the Orange between Cincinnati and South Florida.The women, led by two-time defending Big East pentathlon champion Uhunoma Osazuwa, saw a four-spot improvement from last year. With the exclusion of the 800-meter run, Osazuwa finished in the top three in every event in the heptathlon.Sophomore Ieva Staponkute joined LeBlanc and Eaton to earn All-Big East honors with a second-place finish in the triple jump. She set her season best with a 12.24-meter jump.Syracuse continues its championship season at the ECAC/IC4A Championships in Princeton, N.J., starting Friday.— Compiled by The Daily Orange sports staff  Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Event tackles use of racial slur against two USC students

first_imgZiru Ling | Daily TrojanAgainst hate · Lisa Hines, Melina Abdullah, Pete White and Nyallah Noah discussed Black Lives Matter and relevant issues on Thursday.Every seat in the Sol Price School of Public Policy auditorium on Thursday evening was covered with a paper that said, “Two students were called ‘n—gger’ today.” The flyers, which referenced two incidents of bias that had flared up on campus in recent days, were part of a panel discussion on the status of the Black Lives Matter movement and its role following the election of Donald Trump to the presidency. The panelists included Lisa Hines, the mother of a woman who died while in LAPD custody; Melina Abdullah, a professor of pan-African studies at California State University, Los Angeles; Pete White, founder of the Los Angeles Community Action Network; and Nyallah Noah, a sophomore majoring in popular music and a member of Black Lives Matter LA. The event was moderated by LaMikia Castillo, an adjunct professor at the Price School. Trump has long been accused of racism by activists due to his encouragement of stricter policing as well as support he has received from white supremacists like the Ku Klux Klan. Over the past several days, claims of racist acts carried out by his supporters have appeared across the nation. Noah expressed her astonishment at the continuing racism around the country and her realization of the necessity of movements such as Black Lives Matter movement.“The reality is that this country isn’t that open-minded and that there’s a lot of hatred around this country that was suppressed during the Obama era that is finally coming out,” Noah said. “Just as we want to see change, they want to see their type of change as well. That’s why this movement is so much more important now than it ever was.”Abdullah said that a sustained movement was all the more necessary because anger at injustice couldn’t just flare up every time someone is killed, as it did during a series of highly publicized police shootings of unarmed black people across the country over the past few years. “We have to engage in the black radical tradition,” Abdullah said. “And for me, the question is what the black radical tradition looks like now. I find the answer in Black Lives Matter, and feel that Black Lives Matter supports who I am as a black mother.”Hines had a more personal reason for joining Black Lives Matter. Following the death of her daughter Wakiesha Wilson, who was found in a Los Angeles jail days after missing her trial in court, Hines immediately joined the movement to support other individuals facing forms of oppression.“My daughter is not resting, and will not rest, until we get justice,” Hines said. “For me, the only way I can get justice is by being part of a movement that stands up to our oppressors. You don’t want to get involved until it happens to you, and now even though it’s for my own child that I’m fighting for, I know that it’s not all about her — it’s about all of us.”Some of the goals of the Black Lives Matter movement, White said, are to promote equality of diverse groups, to ensure the safety of black people across the country and to decrease funding for the police. For the final goal, White rationalized the importance of using funds from police departments to instead create larger budgets for housing and other safety nets for underprivileged groups. Beyond that, however, White discussed the subliminal threat police represent through historical instances of police brutality against the black community.“Police are not just slave catchers — at every point in history, they were used to oppress any movement that attempted to create greater equity,” White said. “That’s why a big goal of Black Lives Matter is to decrease funding for the police — because at a certain point, the police are no longer keeping us safe.”Abdullah added that one of the best ways to support the movement is to show up.“Yes, we do need financial support among other kinds of support,” Abdullah said. “But beyond that, we need your skills — whatever you can bring to the table — whether it’s singing, dancing or just being present. That’s the most important thing we need from our black supporters and our allies in general: just be present, and that’ll make us that much stronger.”last_img read more

NPFL: Rangers Don’t Scare Nasarawa, Boasts Dogo

first_img“We believe the back-to-back victories against newcomers, Plateau United and Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) will continue that way at Enugu Rangers.“Rangers are second on the league log and have done quite well for themselves both on home and away soils so the pedigree is there but not to the extent as to instill fear in us.“We will pay them due respect on and off the pitch but will never be afraid of the side even with their intimidating tradition.“Good enough Enugu has always been a fertile ground for us in the last three seasons as we are yet to lose a game there and I strongly believe the matchup on Friday will not be anything different.“The encounter is a live match so I have charged the players to come out strongly to challenge for the three points at stake.“We do not have injury worries though the duo, Bature Yaro and Tayo Fabiyi are still down but we have capable replacements.“We are quite hopeful of getting positive result in the encounter now that the winning mentality of the players is at its peak,” said the former ABS coach to supersport.com.The Lafia-based side is 11th on the 20-team top flight on 15 points from possible 36 with a game to spare at Sunshine Stars.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nasarawa United Head Coach, Kabir Dogo, has said his side is hopeful to continue back-to-back victories at Enugu Rangers.The Solid Miners will be the guests of the Coal City side in today’s Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Match-day 13 clash at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu.Dogo said the fact that the encounter will be live on Supersport is a huge motivation for his wards to come all out to challenge for the top prize.last_img read more

WHS Daily Bulletin – Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Guidance Office News:College visits during lunch:Tuesday, November 11- Pittsburg StateThursday, November 13- Fort Hays CollegeFollow us on Twitter. Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Friday, November 7, 2014:Friday• All School Musical- 7 p.m.Saturday• All School Musical- 7 p.m.Sunday• All School Musical- 2 p.m.Friday’s lunch: Chicken Patty/Bun, oven fries, baked beans, mandarin orange, oatmeal cookie.Monday’s lunch: Spaghetti w/meat sauce, garden spinach salad, garlic bread stick, pears.Today’s News*Money for the play will be collected at the beginning of 6th hour. Students will be dismissed by intercom at 12:45 to attend the play.*Crusader Creators, your pastries will be delivered Monday morning. You need to bring a cooler large enough to hold what you sold. Bring it to Mrs. Groom before school starts on Monday. Monday after school you will take them with you and deliver them. Don’t Forget!*STUDENTS: If you are participating in a winter sport and do not have a physical or concussion form on file, you must do so before you will be allowed to practice. You can pick up the forms in the counselor’s office.*Anyone interested in playing Boys Basketball this year will need to meet for the team meeting on Monday at 3:10 in the Main Gym.*Reminder to Athletes November 10 – 16 is Fall Buffer Week. No activities in any school gyms during that week.*There is a sign-up sheet in the office for Special K Basketball. Please sign up by November 25th.*Seniors – If you did not attend the senior meeting on Monday, please stop in the counselor’s office to get the scholarship application handout and the Josten’s ordering packet.*Are you a Jr. or Sr. planning on pursuing a career in the art field?  If you are interested in going to a career fair next week devoted to art careers please see Mrs. Groom by fourth hour today!*Seniors: Please start turning in your needed pictures for the graduation video, along with your top 3 song choices to be in the video. You can turn them into Mrs. Vaughn in room 203, Leah Nelson or Shayna Templeton. Please turn them in ASAP.*SENIORS: Jostens will be here Tuesday, November 11th during lunch to collect your order and $60.00 deposit.*Upward Bound will be here Wed. Nov. 12th in the commons during lunch if you’d like to speak with them about signing up for a great program!*SENIORS! If you are interested in attending Cowley County Community College- don’t miss out on their Senior Day, November 12.  Visit Mrs. Brown in the counseling office for more details.last_img read more

Wednesday January 23rd Local Sports

first_imgMASON CITY – For the second time this season, NIACC’s Mandy Willems has been selected as the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference women’s basketball player of the week for the week of Jan. 14-20.Willems, who prepped at AGWSR, scored 78 points, including 17 3-point goals, in the No. 5 NIACC’s three games last week where the Lady Trojans went 2-1. She scored 24 points against DMACC, 26 points against No. 10 Kirkwood and 28 points against Southeastern.Willems, who was also selected as the league’s player of the week for the week of Oct. 29-Nov. 3, also had 20 rebounds in the three games last week.Willems, who averages 22.5 points per game, has 88 3-point goals, which leads NJCAA Division II and ranks third on NIACC’s all-time single-season list.Both of NIACC’s basketball teams return to action Wednesday at home against Little Priest Tribal College. Game time for the women’s game in the NIACC gym is slated for 5:30 with the men’s game starting at about 7:30. You can hear both games on AM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com and via the KGLO mobile app. TONIGHT:AM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com, KGLO mobile app — NIACC vs. Little Priest Tribal College — women 5:30, men 7:30 DES MOINES — Drake will be out to win a third straight game on Wednesday night when the Bulldogs host Evansville. The Aces won the first matchup in double overtime in the Missouri Valley Conference opener. It was the game Drake lost senior Nick Norton to a knee injury.Drake coach Darian DeVries. After starting 0-2 in the Valley the Bulldogs have won three of their last four.Freshman guard D.J. Wilkins is playing a bigger role and is averaging just over 11 points per game. IOWA CITY — Iowa will honor former women’s basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer on Wednesday night when the Hawkeyes host Rutgers. Stringer coached the Hawkeyes from 1983-1995 and earlier this season posted her 1000th career win. Current Hawkeye coach Lisa Bluder.Now in her 24th season at Rutgers, Stringer has the Scarlet Knights off to a 7-0 start in Big Ten play. Iowa is 5-2 and part of a three way tie for second place. DES MOINES — Several schools from area conferences are ranked in the second Iowa Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association dual team rankings released on Tuesday. Looking at the top five in each class and the other schools:=== 1A1. Don Bosco2. Denver3. Lisbon4. Lake Mills5. West Sioux12. Central Springs15. West Hancock=== 2A1. West Delaware2. Solon3. New Hampton/Turkey Valley4. Davenport Assumption5. Union LaPorte City7. Clarion-Goldfield-Dows9. Osage13. Humboldt=== 3A1. Southeast Polk2. Waverly-Shell Rock3. Ankeny Centennial4. Waukee5. Fort DodgeYou can find the full list of rankings by clicking here. The Iowa High School Athletic Association also on Tuesday released regional duals sites for Classes 1A and 2A. The top two teams from sectional tournaments held on February 2nd will advance to the regional duals. In Class 1A, Lake Mills will be one of the sites. In Class 2A, Clarion and New Hampton will be two of the area sites. PHOENIX (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns had 25 points, 18 rebounds and seven assists and the Minnesota Timberwolves rolled past the short-handed Phoenix Suns 118-91 on Tuesday night. Josh Okogie added a career-high 21 points for the Timberwolves, who beat the Suns for the second time in a row. AMES — It has been a long time since Iowa State has had the same quarterback start and finish a season. Brock Purdy hopes to change that. Purdy was inserted into the lineup as a true freshman in the second series of the fifth game at Oklahoma State and helped lead the Cyclones to an 8-5 finish.Purdy says as he prepares for his sophomore season he will take on a bigger leadership role.last_img read more