Auctions heat up across the city on Super Saturday

first_imgInside 20 Morley St, ChelmerMr Robson said the location was also a big draw card.“It’s on the highside of Chelmer,” he said.“There’s a lot of love for homes in this area. The home at 33 Bowler St, Paddington.At 33 Bowler St, Paddington, the mood was tense and the crowd remained silent as two bidders fought it out for ownership of the architecturally designed home. Inside 33 Bowler St, PaddingtonThe three-level home sits on a generous 542sq m block less than two minutes walk from the popular restaurant and shopping precinct on Given Tce. On the ground level, there are two bedrooms, a media room, bathroom, wine cellar and two car garage.Upstairs is the main living quarters of the home, where the master suite with walk-in-wardrobe and ensuite opens out onto a balcony that has urban views and city glimpses. Inside 33 Bowler St, PaddingtonThere is also a large living room area and a north, north-east facing covered patio. At the rear, there is an open plan kitchen, dining and library area which flows out onto the covered deck, backyard and pool area. 20 Morley St, ChelmerWITH nearly one hundred homes expected to sell under the auction conditions this Super Saturday, Brisbane was buzzing with nerves and excitement from prospective buyers all across the city. Bidders raise the paddle at the auction of 33 Bowler St, Paddington. Pic Annette DewMr Degn said contemporary homes are hard to come by in Paddington. “There’s a market for new product, but the stock is few, and often sell before listing,” he said.‘People are waiting for these homes, and are ready to pounce.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours ago Inside 20 Morley St, ChelmerMr Robson said buyers were entranced by the home’s unique style.“It’s very different for Chelmer,” he said.“Most of the homes here are traditional Queenslanders, so to have something as unique as this I think really appealed to a lot of buyers. Inside 33 Bowler St, PaddingtonMarketing agent and auctioneer Andrew Degn of Place Real Estate, Paddington, said it was an unusually “tense and serious” auction. The home at 33 Bowler St, PaddingtonA loft bedroom occupies the third level of the home. Mr Degn said the layout appealed to buyers most. “They loved having the kitchen and dining area open straight out onto the deck, flat grass and pool area,” he said. A tense crowd at the auction of 33 Bowler St, Paddington. Pic Annette DewMore than five minutes of silence went by before an opening bid of $1,950,000 could be persuaded by Mr Degn. The home at 20 Morley St, ChelmerThe home sits on a 602 sq m block close to the river and has five bedrooms, two bathrooms and a two car garage, as well as high ceilings and an open plan layout which includes a living and dining area that opens out onto the outdoor alfresco deck by the pool. Auctioneer Andrew Degn at Paddington. Pic Annette DewNegotiations between the vendor, Mr Degn and the soon-to-be new owners raised the price to a final result of $2,220,000. The home at 20 Morley St, Chelmer.In Chelmer, this stunning Georgian style home sold under the hammer for a pretty penny.Marketing agent Brad Robson of Place Real Estate, Graceville said the property at 2 Morley St, Chelmer sold to a local couple looking to upsize to accommodate their growing family for $1,675,000. The home at 20 Morley St, ChelmerMr Robson said there was a lot of competition among buyers to secure quality homes in Chelmer. The home at 20 Morley St, Chelmer“If there were more homes to sell, we would sell them,” he said.“There hasn’t been a big swell of properties for sale in Chelmer yet this year. “It’s a sought after area where demand outstrips supply, so yeah buyers are competitive.”last_img read more

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NHL free agency 2020: State of UFA market following trade deadline

first_imgLast Monday’s NHL trade deadline had an immediate effect upon this summer’s unrestricted free agent market. Here’s a breakdown on which players may be available and what organizations may do as July 1 approaches. ForwardsWith the New York Rangers re-signing winger Chris Kreider and the New York Islanders acquiring and re-signing center Jean-Gabriel Pageau, two of the notable free-agent forwards came off the board.Taylor Hall still tops the list as the best forward and sole superstar among this summer’s UFAs. The decline in his production this season, possibly linked to season-ending knee surgery a year ago, could adversely affect his free-agent value. Landing a multi-year deal worth over $10 million annually seems less likely for the 2018 Hart Trophy winner than it did when this season began.Florida Panthers wingers Mike Hoffman and Evgeni Dadonov and Vancouver Canucks winger Tyler Toffoli are the best of what can be considered second-tier forward talent. Hoffman and Dadonov are skilled offensive players, while Toffoli is a versatile two-way forward who can play center or wing.Tyler Toffoli, overtime hero pic.twitter.com/dxdGvdc3Pz— Harman Dayal (@harmandayal2) February 26, 2020Other recognizable forwards include San Jose’s Joe Thornton, Washington’s Ilya Kovalchuk, Toronto’s Jason Spezza and Buffalo’s Wayne Simmonds. All are past their prime and should be considered depth options at this stage of their respective careers while Thornton is already talking about returning with the Sharks next season. Nashville Predators winger Mikael Granlund and the New York Rangers’ Jesper Fast would also be decent pickups.TRADE DEADLINE: Thornton, Tyson Barrie among notable players not movedDefensemenThe market for defensemen features two blue-chippers in St. Louis Blues captain Alex Pietrangelo and Boston Bruins rearguard Torey Krug. There is also some decent secondary blueline talent, such as Carolina’s Sami Vatanen, Toronto’s Tyson Barrie, Tampa Bay’s Kevin Shattenkirk and Calgary’s T.J. Brodie.Krug’s teammate Zdeno Chara is also due to become a UFA, but everyone knows he’ll either re-sign with the Bruins or retire.GoaltendersNoteworthy goaltenders include a former Vezina Trophy winner in Washington’s Braden Holtby, a two-time Stanley Cup champion in Chicago’s Corey Crawford, and the 2019 Masterton Trophy winner in Vegas’ Robin Lehner. Of those three, Lehner could be the best option as Holtby and Crawford are no longer putting up Vezina-worthy numbers. Meanwhile, the under-appreciated Lehner had solid stats behind a porous Blackhawks club before getting shipped to the Golden Knights at the trade deadline.TRADE DEADLINE: Winners, losers and those to be determinedA number of quality backups could be available, including Calgary’s Cam Talbot, Dallas’ Anton Khudobin, Boston’s Jaroslav Halak and the Islanders’ Thomas Greiss.What happens next?How many of these players are still available when free agency opens at 12 p.m. ET on July 1 remains to be seen.The offense-starved Coyotes could open the vault to keep Hall in Arizona, though that could mean shedding some salary to do so. Cap Friendly indicates they have over $80 million invested in 17 players, though they can get $5.25 million of cap relief by placing all-but-retired winger Marian Hossa on long-term injury reserve.Toffoli is quickly fitting in with the Canucks after they acquired him two weeks ago from the Los Angeles Kings. With over $63 million tied up in 13 players and goalie Jacob Markstrom to re-sign, there might not be enough to keep Toffoli in the fold. Pietrangelo and Krug would attract considerable interest if they hit the open market, but that’s not a certainty. The Blues hope to re-sign Pietrangelo — and he wants to stay —  though it could get tricky working out the dollars. Krug, on the other hand, suggested last September he’d take a hometown discount to remain a Bruin.With the Capitals giving more playing time to young Ilya Samsonov this season, Holtby’s days in Washington appear numbered. At 35, Crawford won’t get any more lucrative long-term deals, but the Blackhawks could attempt to keep him in the fold for a reasonable short-term deal.Marc-Andre Fleury seems entrenched as the Golden Knights’ starting goalie. Nevertheless, one wonders if that might change if Lehner outplays Fleury and takes over the starter net in the playoffs.last_img read more

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Red Cross Teams up with Immunization Campaign

first_imgThe Liberia National Red Cross (LNRC)has for the past two weeks joined forces with the Ministry of Health and its partners in administering measles, polio and de-worming vacinations to over  600,000 children from zero to 5  years old across the country.Speaking Tuesday at the Ministry of Information regular press briefing on Capitol Hill, Red Cross secretary general Fayiah Tamba said LNRC has been involved in transporting the vaccination teams to remote villages to adminster the measles vaccine to ensure that the targeted number of children are fully vaccinated.“In some counties, including River Cess, Gbarpolu, Grand Gedeh, Cape Mount  and Bomi, we supported the county health teams in reaching remote towns and villages due to the importance of the measles vaccine for the children and the country at large,” he stressed.More than 3,130 Red Cross volunteers were active in various communities, providing information on the immunization campaign and addresing concerns and misinformation about the vaccinations in those communities.“Our volunteers were also involved in active case search of unimmunized children and encouraging mothers to take their children under five to the nearest vaccination points. During the process, a total of 2000 children whose parents or guardains could not take them to be vaccinated were identified by the active case searchers and transported for vaccination,” he explained.Mr. Tamba further stated  that some mothers had planned to stay away from the vaccination campaign due to their farming activities and also the fear that their children would be used for testing of the Ebola trial vaccine.  But  the volunteers were able to  explain the importance of the measles vaccine and convince mothers to have their children vaccinated.The SG further discosed that the 3,130 volunteers deployed for this campaign were able to reach more than 500,000 community dwellers through one to one visits, excluding mass awareness sessions in market and worship places.The Liberia National Red Cross Society has a unique ability to provide social mobilization across Liberia’s fifteen counties and has trained volunteers in each county to mobilize quickly to provide critical information to communities.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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