Buyers snap up property at Lucy Cole Prestige Properties auction event

first_imgPrincipal Lucy Cole said she believed the 2017 outlook for the Gold Coast property market was positive. Picture Mike BatterhamLUCY Cole Prestige Properties took a list of 15 properties to auction at the agency’s sixth annual alfresco auction on the weekend.Principal Lucy Cole said about 150 people including 40 registered bidders turned up to the event last Saturday where the team sold about $8 million worth of real estate.The agency sold six properties under the hammer including two above the $1 million mark.“There was a lot of spirited bidding on the day which was great to see,” Ms Cole said.“Two of the sales were above reserve which was also promising to see. We had another three that sold prior to auction and we have another four under negotiation now.” Auctioneer Scott Harman in action. Picture Mike BatterhamMore from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North11 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoMs Cole said there were a range of buyers including international, interstate and local.Among the sales was an apartment in The Waterford building at Main beach. The three-bedroom apartment, which has 360-degree views of the Coast, fetched $1.85 million under the hammer. The crowd wait for the hammer to fall. Picture Mike Batterham A crowd of about 150 took part in the auction event. Picture Mike Batterham Auctioneer Scott Harman engages with the crowd. Picture Mike BatterhamA four-bedroom waterfront house at 11 Riverbank Court, Ashmore, also sold for $1.4 million.Ms Cole said she believed the 2017 outlook for the Gold Coast property market was positive.“I think it’s looking very healthy — there’s a buzz in the air and it’s very exciting.“Buyers want to be involved in our marketplace.“They can see that we’re moving forward.”last_img read more

Bumbaca: Gaglianone, offense take 2015 season off life support

first_imgRedemption is best served piping hot, and Rafael Gaglianone served a steaming plate of it to a crowd of 89,886 fans at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska Saturday evening from the right hashmark of the 36-yard line.With nine seconds to go, the wind at his back and the Wisconsin football team trailing 21-20, Gaglianone — and possibly the football gods — pushed his 46-yard attempt just inside the right upright, the very post his 39-yard kick had hit one minute and 17 seconds prior.For every inch the ball moved through the fall air, the Badgers’ season hung in the balance. If it was good, Gaglianone would take their season off life support for the time being and keep their goal of a Big Ten West title alive. If it was no good, it would take a great deal of fortune to reach Indianapolis.So when the ball crossed the threshold to put Wisconsin up 23-21 with four seconds remaining and Gaglianone leaped in the air, pumped his fist and ran down the field in celebration with the special teams unit behind him, he became the face of the dramatic comeback victory to keep the Badgers’ season afloat.That truly is the beauty of sports. One minute you’re the goat, and the next, you’re the hero. There aren’t many other facets of life where that’s possible.But Gaglianone wasn’t the only one redeeming himself.Joel Stave, no matter how much UW fans wanted his head after the loss to Iowa, led the Badgers on two potentially game-winning drives — and one winner. He dropped back 50 times — he probably doesn’t even throw that much in practice — and despite completing only half of his passes for 332 yards, he stepped up on the final two drives of the game when his team needed him most.Most of all, Stave proved once again that he can come in clutch. Like he did in the Outback Bowl against Auburn on Jan. 1, he exuded poise and confidence from the pocket, leading his team downfield twice and proving that Wisconsin doesn’t win without him.Dare Ogunbowale rushed for a career-high 117 yards on 18 careers, with 83 yards coming in the fourth quarter. This came after rushing for only 113 yards in his last two games.Ogunbowale’s performance served as an example of several other offensive players stepping up.An already-beleaguered offense without Austin Traylor and Corey Clement suffered another blow when Taiwan Deal exited the game in the first quarter with an ankle injury. Enter Alec Ingold, who as a true freshman moved to running back from linebacker just three weeks ago. He scored the Badgers’ second touchdown of the game, and the first of his career in the third quarter, putting Wisconsin up 17-14.Troy Fumagalli, a redshirt sophomore filling in for Traylor, caught his first career touchdown in the second quarter to give UW a 7-0 lead. He served as Stave’s primary target over the middle, like Traylor did, and had an impressive afternoon, catching six passes for 60 yards.Fumagalli redeemed himself as well. He was one week removed from being Stave’s target on the pivotal 4th-and-2 late in the Iowa game, but ran a poor route and couldn’t get his hands on the pass.Alex Erickson didn’t have a full week of practice because of a concussion. He still led the Badgers with seven catches and 113 yards, including a pivotal 31-yard catch down the right sideline with the Badgers backed up at their own nine-yard line and less than a minute remaining.Right behind Erickson were Robert Wheelwright (five catches, 81 yards) and Jazz Peavy (four catches, 44 yards). Stave targeted Wheelwright seven times, with all five completions going for first-downs. Peavy drew a pass interference call on a 3rd-and-11 in the beginning of the fourth quarter. The drive ended with Ingold’s touchdown.In the midst of all the offensive bright spots, the defense once again came up with a stop with their backs against the wall. Had Nebraska gotten a first down after Gaglianone’s miss, the game would’ve been over.But the main goal of this defense is to get the ball back to the offense. They did, and this time, the offense didn’t disappoint.This whole “coming up clutch” thing isn’t necessarily a typical Wisconsin football trait. Wisconsin too often finds itself on the other side of games like Saturday’s.And though it’s just one game — one comeback win against a Nebraska team that could be 6-0 if it were not for four plays — maybe there’s something different about these Badgers.Maybe.last_img read more

Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires PHOENIX, Ariz. — The NFL draft starts Thursday, and while the Cardinals say they don’t have much in the way of needs, ESPN’s Todd McShay says that’s not exactly the case.In an insider piece going over every team’s needs entering the draft, the analyst provided a handful for Bruce Arians’ team.The Cardinals’ linebackers struggled in pass coverage last season, recording their lowest number of sacks since 2010 with just 35. LaMarr Woodleyand Sean Weatherspoon are short-term stopgaps, but they could use an upgrade, particularly at outside linebacker in their 3-4 scheme. The Cards signed Cory Redding and Corey Peters this offseason to help replace Darnell Dockett and Dan Williams, but adding talent alongside standout Calais Campbell should be a priority. They need a starter at corner opposite Patrick Peterson to replace Antonio Cromartie, who left for the Jets in free agency. 2014 second-rounder Troy Niklas saw his rookie season derailed by an ankle injury, but he’s more of a blocker anyway, so Arizona could look to add a pass-catching TE. The Cardinals ranked No. 31 in the league in rushing yards per game last season, and they’d do well to add a power back alongside Andre Ellington, who wore down over the course of last season and ended up on IR. With picks 24, 55, 86, 123, 159, 198, 241 and 256, the Cards are at the mercy of 23 other teams scheduled to pick before them. The Cardinals are coming off an 11-5 season, locking up an NFC Wild Card spot despite some terrible luck in the health department. Hopes are key players like Carson Palmer will return from their injuries and join a talented 2015 draft class to bring the Cards to the playoffs for the second consecutive year. Will the Cardinals be influenced by their biggest positions of need, as McShay broke down, or will the team choose to take the highest-ranked prospect on their board? 0 Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

Mystery Dominican Illness Is Killing More Black People

first_img Caribbean beach full of tourists A Complete, Recent Timeline Of Disaster For Americans Visiting The Dominican Republic Another American dead in the #DominicanRepublic Help bring the body of Khalid Adkins home to the USA. We need to find out what agent killed him and cover burial costs. https://t.co/QjzkE9mmwo #TravelWarning #PutaCana #Travel #DemDebate #DomincanDeaths— EverNoticeThat (@EverNoticeThat) June 27, 2019Doctors reportedly attributed Adkins’ death to kidney failure, though it was unclear how his kidney(s) came to stop operating.READ MORE: Is There A Serial Killer In Dominican Republic?A similar diagnosis was reached in the death of Donette Edge Cannon, a 38-year-old Black woman from New York City who fell ill with a violent stomach sickness on her trip to Punta Cana month. In Cannon’s case, the autopsy determined she died from kidney failure, but the medical examiner’s report “but it never addressed what initially got her sick in the first place,” her sister said.READ MORE: Black Travelers Are Canceling The DRCannon’s death was reported days after Joseph Allen died while he was staying at a resort in the town of Sosua, nearly 250 miles northwest of Punta Cana. Allen’s family was demanding answers for what it said could be a “wrongful death.”As of Thursday, the deaths of Black people in the Dominican Republic in the past year included: Adkins; Allen on June 13;  Edward Nathaniel Holmes and Cynthia Day, both of Maryland, on May 30;  Orlando Moore and Portia Ravenelle, both of Westchester County, on March 27; Yvette Monique Sport, of Pennsylvania, in June 2018; and Cannon in May 2018. SEE ALSO:R. Kelly’s Alleged Sex Tape Is Now In The Possession Of His LawyersBlack Women Play Major Role In First Democratic Debate Without Them Actually Being There The announcement on Wednesday that a Denver man died in the Dominican Republic brought the death toll to at least 14 Americans who have died there recently. But while the mystery illnesses that seem to be at the center of the deaths were confounding doctors and family members alike, one other thing that seemingly also couldn’t be answered was why so many of the people dying are Black.READ MORE: What The Hell Is Happening In The Dominican Republic?Eight of those 14 people were Black Americans, including Khalid Adkins, who had been vacationing in Punta Cana last week. His death was reported Wednesday in the Denver Post. “When he tried to fly back to the United States on Sunday he was forced to get off the plane because he was so unwell,” the Post wrote. It was unclear when Adkins died, but the local Fox affiliate reported on Tuesday night that he had fallen ill. By the next day, the Denver Post confirmed he died. black tourists , Dominican Republic 14 + Khalid Adkins today. Another teen in a coma… pic.twitter.com/gEpg4DrLRy— Nacho (@nachotweetz) June 26, 2019In addition to the deaths, dozens of violent illnesses have been reported by other vacationers. Those reports, however, were seemingly mostly from non-Black people whose sicknesses never progressed to fatal symptoms.The head of tourism in the Dominican Republic has repeatedly insisted that there was no cause for alarm when visiting the popular Caribbean island nation, USA Today reported.“The Dominican Republic is a safe country,” Francisco Javier Garcia, the minister of tourism in the Dominican Republic, said last week. “There is no such thing as mysterious deaths in the Dominican Republic. There is not an avalanche of deaths.”Garcia said the Dominican Republic wasn’t the only place things like this happen.“Unfortunately, people die in situations that they don’t want; these things happen and they will continue to happen in the world,” he said before adding, “The worst news is when we are informed that a tourist that has visited the Dominican Republic has died, no matter the cause of death. … We are in mourning with the victim, we are in suffering with the victim, but the Dominican Republic has made a name for itself in tourism.”last_img read more