Buyers keen but stock short in Wynnum West

first_imgThe home at 22 Ingleston St, Wynnum West has character features.The Wynnum-based agent said she was also seeing quite a few “subject to sale” offers from the buyers looking to upgrade. “Stock is short at the moment so anyone who already has a home doesn’t want to sell until they find something else. They don’t want to be homeless,” she said. Ms Gobey said Sydney buyers were also making themselves known in the local market.“We’re seeing a lot of people moving from interstate and they tend to be looking at the top end of the market,” she said. “We’ve seen, probably since the start of the year, at least two of three people coming through our open homes who have come from Sydney.” The home at 22 Ingleston St, Wynnum West sold before auction.BUYERS of all sorts are showing interest in the Wynnum West market but demand is outstripping supply. Gail Gobey, of Sash & Gable Property, said everyone from first homebuyers and families to developers and investors were looking in Wynnum West.This was exemplified by the sale of 22 Ingleston St, Wynnum West.The renovated cottage on an 810sq m block sold before auction for an undisclosed amount. “There was a lot of mixed interest in the property, interest from families and, because of the double block, interest from developers as well,” Ms Gobey said. “It was in a lovely location in a growing area that is changing so rapidly.” More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020Ms Gobey said the Wynnum West market was performing well but was suffering from a shortage of stock, especially for first home buyers and families looking in the entry to middle price range. last_img read more

Cori “Coco” Gauff Of Delray Beach Makes a Historic Run at Wimbledon

first_imgIt’s easy to forget that Cori “Coco” Gauff of Delray Beach is only 15 years old. In her Grand Slam debut, Gauff beat Venus Williams, a five-time champion, in the first round at Wimbledon. Gauff is the tournament’s youngest player and has said in previous interviews that she is inspired by the Williams sisters.Friday was a rough match for Gauff who was up against Slovenia’s Polona Hercog. Gauff was down a set at and lost her mixed doubles match but then bounced back and won. In a press conference, Gauff stated that she was confident she could win even though she was behind in the second set.“I was like, ‘I can fight back—I just need to hold serve and then break,’ ” Gauff said in an interview after her big win.Gauff’s father, Cory, is the owner of Paradise Sports Lounge in Delray Beach. Many Delray Beach tennis fans would go to the lounge in support of Gauff. The lounge has hosted watch parties for each of Coco’s Wimbledon matches.last_img read more

Two River Politicians In The News

first_imgBy Jay Cook |In the midst of the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica personal privacy and data release scandal which has dominated the 24-hour news cycle in recent weeks, one of New Jersey’s own federal representatives were questioned and challenged Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg during his second consecutive day in Washington, D.C.U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (NJ-6), the ranking member of the federal Committee on Energy and Commerce, was given the floor and delivered a critical opening statement to Zuckerberg on Wednesday morning.“Facebook is just the latest in a never-ending string of companies that vacuum up our data but fail to keep it safe,” Pallone said as Zuckerberg sat in front of him. “This incident demonstrates yet again that our laws are not working.”On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (NJ-6), of Long Branch delivered the opening remarks at a hearing at which Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before the federal House Energy and Commerce Committee. Pallone is the ranking member.The hearings come after Facebook came under fire for not protecting who can access its personal privacy data. A third-party app created by Aleksandr Kogan collected data from over 80 million Facebook users which was then given to Cambridge Analytica for use in the 2016 presidential election.To prevent that from happening again, Pallone pushed for more legislative oversight.“We need comprehensive privacy and data security legislation,” said Pallone. “We need baseline protections that stretch from internet service providers to data brokers to app developers and to anyone else who makes a living off our data. We need to figure out how to make sure these companies act responsibly even before the press finds out.”Zuckerberg, who was questioned at length on Tuesday by representatives from both political parties, doubled down on the positive impact Facebook has had on the world. He said 70 million small businesses use the social media site to grow and it’s helped organize social movements like #MeToo, March for our Lives and Hurricane Harvey relief efforts last summer.“It’s clear now that we didn’t do enough to prevent these tools from being used for harm as well, and that goes for fake news, foreign interference in elections and hate speech, as well as developers and data privacy,” said Zuckerberg. “We didn’t take a broad enough view of responsibility and that was a big mistake. It was my mistake and I’m sorry.”Holmdel’s DiMaso Pushing for More Gun LegislationSince being sworn in four months ago, Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso (R-13) is making one of her first pushes for legislation in Trenton. Last week, DiMaso, along with Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz (R-21), made a call for legislators to take action on 10 bills designed to make New Jersey schools safer.The bills were drafted with guidance and information learned through hearings after the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. The legislative push also comes nearly two months after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on Feb. 14 where 17 students and staff were gunned down by a former student.“Many school districts are doing everything they can to ensure their schools are as safe as possible, but the state can do more to help ensure those districts are using the best practices,” DiMaso said in a news release.The bills call for additional supervision over student and staff identification in schools, more enhanced communication and better training for school staff.“Everyone should feel safe at school: students, parents, and teacher alike,” said DiMaso. “Making sure that all our schools are using the best plans will ease all concerns.”Here is a list of the proposed bills:• Requiring the attorney general and Education Department to share best practices on school security with school districts (AR154), based on recommendation No. 4 of the 2015 N.J. School Security Task Force report.• Training for all school employees and local police on how to handle a school emergency (A3787 and A3793), based on recommendation No. 5 of the 2015 N.J. School Security Task Force Report and recommendation No. 5.10 of the 2013 N.J. SAFE Task Force Report.• Create a 24-hour State Police hotline for tips that must be shared with local police and school officials (A3789), based on recommendation No. 5.1 of the 2013 N.J. SAFE Task Force Report.• Better real-time communication between school security, emergency responders and law enforcement during emergencies, and procedures to notify parents (A3788), based on recommendation No. 10-12 of the 2015 N.J. School Security Task Force Report.• Require all school employees and students to carry identification cards (A3790), based on recommendation No. 27-31 of the 2015 N.J. School Security Task Force Report.• The Department of Education must review and rate all school safety and security plans and school district emergency communications policies (A3791).• Require DOE and Homeland Security to develop online forum for schools to share best practices (A3792), based on recommendation No. 5.12 of the 2013 N.J. SAFE Task Force Report.Stoler Suspends Primary Race Against Incumbent SmithInstead of a head-to-head race with longtime Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-4) in the June primary elections, his challenger and fellow Republican Felicia Stoler bowed out of the race earlier this month, so she can face Smith in the November general election.Stoler is now running as The Inclusion Candidate and has focused her campaign on term limits, tort reform, family law, health care, education affordability and taxes.“I want to give people in the district a real choice in November,” Stoler said.“I want to hear from all of you,” Stoler continued. “I want to hear what’s important to you, I want to address your issues so that you have fair representation regardless of what party you are a registered voter for.”Stoler, 51, is a registered dietician professional with offices in Red Bank. She’s been featured on national broadcasts with Fox & Friends, ABC News, CBS News and NBC News.To keep Two River area residents up to date on the political movements countywide and in their respective towns, The Two River Times will be compiling local coverage and notices of different happenings from now up until the November 2018 elections. Please send additional tips, notes or information to reporter Jay Cook at [email protected] article was first published in the April 12-19, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Bombers too hot to handle en route to Kootenay Zone AA Girl’s Soccer title

first_imgThere was no mistake on the better team at this tournament.The L.V. Rogers Bombers outscored the opposition 21-1 to capture the Kootenay High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championships. The Bombers rocked Stanley Humphries Rockers 10-1 before trouncing David Thompson Lakers of Invermere 11-0 to coast to the title.Bomber keeper Kat Garbula had very little work in both games, registering the shutout against the Lakers.It’s the second time in as many years LVR has won the Kootenay Zone tournament.The Bombers are off to the AA Championships May 30 to June 1 at Mark R. Isfeld High School in Courtney.The tournament draw has yet to be released.last_img

Man held for fake news on CM, spouse

first_imgThe Tripura police on Thursday arrested a man from Delhi on charges of spreading fake news on social media about the family life of Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb.Anupam Paul was made the prime accused in the case registered with West Agartala Police in late April.“Our team traced Paul to a location in Delhi where he was arrested. He will be brought to Agartala by a flight tomorrow [Friday],” a senior police officer said.The police had earlier arrested a freelance television journalist, Saikat Talapatra, and a police constable for sharing a Facebook post which claimed that the Chief Minister’s spouse had filed a petition for divorce in a Delhi court. The arrested men were later released on bail.Investigators also questioned Tripura Congress vice-president Tapas Dey for sharing the post against Mr. Deb. He was, however, not detained.last_img read more

Dalit hacked to death by ‘upper caste in-laws’ in Gujarat

first_imgIn yet another case of killing of Dalits by upper caste people in Gujarat, a 25-year-old Dalit was killed, allegedly by his upper caste in-laws in Varmor village of Ahmedabad district on Monday last.According to the Ahmedabad district police, Haresh Kumar Solanki was hacked to death by eight men outside his wife Urmila Zala’s house in the presence of a women’s helpline team that was attempting to negotiate with her.So far, none of the eight accused who have been named in the FIR have been arrested and Urmila’s father, Dashrathsinh Zala, has been named the prime accused.Solanki, from Gandhidham in Kutch, married Urmila, belonging to the Rajput community, almost six months ago but her parents had brought her back to their village near Ahmedabad in May.Urmila, who is two months pregnant, was missing, said police.“Condemn the brutal killing of Hareshbhai Solanki. Caste violence and killings are not a part of Gujarati culture. These developments are alien to our state & reflect the failure of the government to curb anti social activities in Gujarat,” veteran Congress leader Ahmed Patel said on Twitter reacting on the incident.In June, a Dalit deputy sarpanch was killed in a village in Saurashtra region, allegedly by a group of men from upper castes.last_img read more

India Today @ Olympics: Home away from home for the Pakistanis

first_imgMiles away from home, looking for Indian food is a must. After two days of burgers, pizzas and salads, the craving for dal and roti increases. Living in an area in east London dominated by Asians, I spotted a couple of sign boards which said “Roti and curry.”The smell inside the restaurant was good, and I soon realised it was a restaurant run by a Pakistani from Lahore. He asked me to wait for some time, even though I told him I wanted to have an early dinner. I soon realised, because of late sunset, they were breaking the Ramzaan fast late.”Iftaar ka waqt abhee hua hai,” said the friendly man who took the order. I did see the chefs and waiters sitting on a table  offer quick prayers, consume dates, have tasty snacks and then help me out with my dinner order.In the heat of London, staying without food and water is a challenge for the Asians as well during Ramzaan. But they have been doing it pretty well.”Achaa, you are from India,” he said, looking at my media badge. And soon stories of India vs Pakistan, political rivalries and more began. Being thousands of miles away from home, these men who have come to London to make a living are fully aware of the geopolitics. “I guess apart from the Olympics you must also write why India and Pakistan must play cricket in your country,” said my waiter Bashir. I nodded and had the tasty dal and roti. By then the number of waiters surrounding me had increased. “We are all friends, India and Pakistan are close neighbours, sport unites us,” they told me.I said I would write on the sub-continental cricket rivalry and promised to return soon. Having talked to them for so long, I thought they would give me a discount on the bill, but that was not to be!Back to Wednesday morning’s mad run to the Olympic Park from my place of residence in a suburb called Lleyton in east London, the local bus never came. Taxis are expensive but I had no choice but to ask for a radio cab. “Are you from India, ” asked the manager behind the counter at the radio cab counter. When I said yes, he promised to help me within five minutes. The cab driver was again from Lahore and kept me engaged in cross-border talks, how the Britons were scared of living in an area dominated by Asians and so on. He also went on to educate me about the racist slur he faced, even while driving. “Even when I am driving, the behaviour of a goraa Londonwallah can be seen,” he said as he braked hard, like an F1 driver approaching a sharp turn.After a half hour drive, my driver said the traffic jams would never end and it would be better to take a ride by the Tube so that I could reach Stratford. I had no choice and took his advice. Having been given enough advice by the Pakistanis in London on the do’s and dont’s, I was a bit worked up. Each one thinks they are true Londoners and people who come from outside are clueless!However, in times like these, when you are at the mercy of Asians, be it for food or transport, it’s better to be keep quiet.The Olympics are yet to begin but having met so many Pakistanis, I am convinced they feel at home in London. They can talk politics and sport without any fear, even if the conversation is with an Indian. Yet, you have to give it to them that living far away from home they do treat Indians as friends and are ready to help. I have been invited by my Pakistani cabbie driver for dinner but haven’t decided to accept it as all the dishes he named were non-vegetarian!advertisementlast_img read more

Liverpool Launches Coaching Program in Cyprus, Awards Supporters Club

first_imgLIVERPOOL, England – Liverpool FC Supporters Club of the Season prize, sponsored by @LiverpoolGin, goes to Cyprus, Liverpool FC announced via twitter.Our Supporters Club of the Season prize, sponsored by @LiverpoolGin, goes to Cyprus!#LFCPlayersAwards— Liverpool FC (@LFC) May 9, 2017LFC launches coaching programme in CyprusLiverpool FC has on Monday announced the launch of the club’s first full-time coaching programme in Cyprus.Together with partner Gymnastikos Syllogos Pancypria (GSP), the Reds will deliver ongoing player development programmes and soccer schools to youngsters in the country, as well as recruiting and training local coaches.The project, which will kick off with programmes at the GSP Stadium and Sports Centre in Nicosia, will officially start this summer and will provide a unique opportunity for youngsters to learn to play The Liverpool Way. From the start of next season, weekly coaching throughout the age groups will be on offer for young players.The programme will provide those aged four to 17 with the opportunity to improve their football skills and develop in the technical, tactical, physical, mental and social aspects of the game through age-specific coaching sessions. Through the unique methods of Liverpool FC, there will also be a focus on developing players both on and off the pitch, with emphasis placed on improving key life skills of the participants, such as communication, teamwork and leadership.Liverpool FC and GSP will also train coaches in Cyprus and provide career opportunities to help develop the game locally. LFC will send coaches out to Cyprus throughout the year to work on the project.LFC ambassador Ian Rush said: “Our International Academies are a great way to bring this fantastic club of ours to the people. This project will provide many opportunities for young players in Cyprus to improve their skills and be developed via our unique coaching system. Players will get a coaching experience in Cyprus that follows the LFC Academy curriculum and will give them every chance to develop both on and off the pitch.“It is also great for the game locally; as part of this project coaches will get the opportunity to be trained in The Liverpool Way, too. That can only be a good thing for the game in Cyprus.”Doros M Ioannides, chairman of GSP, added, “We are delighted to be bringing Liverpool FC to Cyprus. We believe that this is the best training programme available and will be of huge benefit to our young players and coaches alike.“GSP have been delivering a track and field athletics academy program for years and we are confident that this will add to our scope of providing the youth of Cyprus with high-quality sport programs. There is a natural fit in terms of The Liverpool Way, the values of the club and also what we are aiming to achieve here in providing the ultimate football education for the players.“We have worked tirelessly to bring this project together and now look forward to getting up and running with our first programmes this summer.”TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more