Buyer lands little piece of paradise in Edens Landing

first_imgThe home at 24 Lucy Drive, Edens Landing.A LOWSET home backing onto a nature reserve has sold before auction after attracting three offers. Selling agent Damian Piotto, of Ray White Beenleigh, said the property at 24 Lucy Drive, Edens Landing, sold for $425,000.“We had about 15 groups through and we had three offers prior to auction,” he said. “The (vendor) is very happy. She now gets to move to her dream property on acreage.”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 2020Mr Piotto said while the home attracted good interest, some buyers were concerned about the uneven 1585sq m block. The kitchen at 24 Lucy Drive, Edens Landing.“The new owners are going to look at filling in the spaces in the coming years and making the space more usable,” he said. Mr Piotto said the Edens Landing market was mostly attracting owner occupiers. “We’re seeing people looking to get out of the rental market and into their first home and people looking to upgrade,” he said. “Most of the buyers who traditionally bought in Shailer Park and Daisy Hill can’t afford that area now, so Edens Landing is looking more desirable. It’s half an hour from Brisbane and the Gold Coast, and buyers are getting more value for their money.”last_img read more

Fifty-four new Indiana State Troopers graduate

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Thursday night the 78th Indiana State Police Recruit Academy completed their graduation ceremony in the Indiana State Capitol Rotunda. Opening remarks were made by Indiana State Police Superintendent Douglas Carter, followed by a commencement address from Mr. John Stehr, a local Indianapolis television news anchor.After the commencement address the oath of office for the 54 new state police officers was delivered by The Honorable Justice Mark Massa, of the Indiana Supreme Court.  Each new trooper was then presented their badge and official identification by Superintendent Carter and his staff.The graduation marked the culmination of 22 weeks of intense training that exceeded 1,018 hours. Some subject areas of training included criminal and traffic law, crash investigations, emergency vehicle operations, defensive tactics, firearms, and a host of other subjects related to modern policing.Each graduating trooper will be assigned to one of 14 State Police Posts across Indiana. Once at their assigned district, the new troopers will spend the next three months working side by side with a series of experienced Field Training Officers (FTO). The purpose of the field training is to put to practical application the training received over the duration of the formal academy training. Upon successful completion of field training, the new troopers will be assigned a state police patrol vehicle and will begin solo patrol in their assigned district.last_img read more

Pac-12 player group ‘disappointed’ after commissioner call

first_img Written By First Published: 9th August, 2020 08:21 IST WATCH US LIVE COMMENT The Pac-12 players of the “WeAreUnited” movement said they were “disappointed and deeply concerned” after a recent meeting with the conference’s commissioner.The players sent an email to Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott late Friday accusing him of not taking the issues they have raised seriously enough. The email was also shared with members of the media.The group’s correspondence came after Scott followed their Thursday call with an email to the players that struck a very different tone, thanking them for the “passion and honesty with which you spoke yesterday evening.”The group is pushing the conference to address their concerns about COVID-19 protocols, racial injustice in college sports and economic rights for college athletes. Players threatened opting out of practices and games if their demands aren’t addressed. Leaders of the group have said their movement has more than 400 players from around the conference supporting it.In their email to the commissioner, the players said they were unsatisfied with Scott’s answers to question about increasing the frequency of COVID-19 testing done on athletes and the mandating of best practices across the conference.“Without a discernible plan and mandates to ensure the health and safety of student-athletes, it is absurd, offensive, and deadly to expect a season to proceed,” they said.When the players went public with their demands last Sunday, they reached out to the Pac-12 and requested daily meetings with conference officials. Instead, they got one call last week and a pledge from the conference for continued communication.“You informed us we cannot have legal representation attend these meetings to assist in connection with our legal rights, nor were you willing to even have regular meetings with us to provide updates,” the players wrote to Scott.Scott’s email addressed four topics that made up the bulk of the Thursday call with 12 players: health and safety; eligibility; COVID-19 liability waivers; and opt-out due to COVID-19 concerns.Scott wrote the conference will attempt to provide the players an opportunity to speak with the Pac-12 medical advisory committee and keep them abreast of work being done at the NCAA level to address whether athletes who opt out of the coming season will be permitted to retain eligibility.Scott said the conference office would ensure none of the league’s schools ask athletes to sign liability waivers and reiterated Pac-12 schools were committed to honoring scholarships of players who chose not to play this season because of COVID-19 concerns.“We will work on gathering the information listed above and providing it to you as soon as possible,” Scott wrote. FOLLOW UScenter_img Associated Press Television News Last Updated: 9th August, 2020 08:21 IST Pac-12 Player Group ‘disappointed’ After Commissioner Call The Pac-12 players of the “WeAreUnited” movement said they were “disappointed and deeply concerned” after a recent meeting with the conference’s commissioner. LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO USlast_img read more

What can we expect at National Elections?

first_imgDear Editor,My observation of the manner in which submission of Candidates’ Lists and contingent documents relative to the upcoming Local Government Elections were prepared and submitted to Returning Officers at three registration centres forces me to conclude that our aspiring “Village Leaders” and their handlers were terribly out of their depth.Persons were still scampering around to submit documents in the afternoon of 22nd September — more than 24 hours after the end of submission time. I know, because I was approached to administer oaths to blank documents, which I refused to do. I guess some other JP/COAs did the honours.This underscores the seriousness, or lack thereof, that “Wanna-be” councillors and officials of all political parties attach to Local Government Elections. If political parties and their operatives cannot shepherd a simple process of filling a few forms correctly, what can we expect at National Elections?However, on the positive side, the process at Enmore’s GECOM location was effectively administered by the Returning Officer and his support staff. It was very obvious to me that he did his research, engaged his team, and they were committed to ensuring that things went smoothly. It would be a breath of fresh air were we to have the same experience at all public offices.Well done Enmore GECOM staff.Sincerely,Taaj Jadunauthlast_img read more