The 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.”
Press Association “Hopefully we can have a major signing before the window shuts and if we can do that we will be set up for the remaining games.” It was felt Liverpool needed greater reinforcements towards the back end of the team with four defenders – Daniel Agger, Jose Enrique, Mamadou Sakho and Glen Johnson – and defensive midfielder Lucas Leiva all currently out injured. However, having kept a second successive clean sheet, centre-back Martin Skrtel believes they are strong enough defensively to cope with injuries. “We have been working every single day on the training pitch to try to improve our defence,” he said. “It’s not only about the keeper or the back four, it’s about the whole team defending better. Last night was a big step forward. “It’s always nice to keep a clean sheet but the most important thing is always to win. I would rather we won 6-4 than drew 0-0. “With the FA Cup win (against Bournemouth), too, that’s two clean sheets in a row and hopefully we can make it three at West Brom on Sunday. “If we keep performing like that then we can finish in the top four. “There is a four-point difference between us and Everton now, and there aren’t too many games left to be played before the end of the season.” With Lucas out for probably another six weeks, Steven Gerrard has been asked to play as the deep-lying midfielder and he put in a masterclass against the Toffees, leading from the front to score the opening goal. “His influence in these games has been wonderful but it was equally as good (on Tuesday) albeit from that deeper position,” he said. “You saw his responsibility in the role, organising the team on the field and scoring a goal.” Everton manager Roberto Martinez knows he has to pick his side up from a demoralising defeat. “Unfortunately for us it is a performance which came at the wrong time. We need to get everyone back and fully match-fit,” said the Spaniard after fielding the likes of Antolin Alcaraz, Steven Pienaar and Ross Barkley who were clearly not ready after several weeks out. “You shouldn’t be too negative about what effect it is going to have in the games ahead of us. “It is the opposite, it is a real test to regroup together and get ready for Saturday. “I never thought the result would give a clear indication of what is going to happen in May, the same way we could’ve won and still not qualify (for the Champions League).” There were reported incidents of coins being thrown at striker Luis Suarez during the derby at Anfield and Merseyside Police confirmed they were investigating and had requested CCTV footage. The Football Association is aware and will contact both Liverpool and Everton for their observations but it is a matter the governing body will leave in the hands of the police and both clubs. Contrary to reports, the Reds head of recruitment Dave Fallows has not travelled out to Dnipropetrovsk and managing director Ian Ayre is believed to be handling negotiations, although not in Ukraine. However, with less than two days remaining in the January transfer window, it may prove a task too far to push through a deal which would likely cost Liverpool £16million. The Reds have been given some hope it remains a possibility after the Ukraine international’s father Oleg said there was a potential deal in the offing. “I do not want to say specifically but the information about a transfer to the English club is true,” he told Ukrainian media outlet Tribuna. “He can change club later this week. We do not consider offers from Ukraine.” Having lost out on long-term target Mohamed Salah after the Egypt international opted for Chelsea, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said he was still keen to make an addition before Friday’s deadline. There has been growing discontent among fans that no progress was being made to strengthen a squad which is severely depleted by injuries despite being in a battle to secure a top-four finish. “I think we will hopefully do something over the next couple of days,” said Rodgers after beating Everton 4-0 in Tuesday’s 222nd Merseyside derby to maintain their grip on fourth place in the Premier League. Press Association Sport understands the club are in conversation with their Ukrainian counterparts to ascertain whether a deal can be done this month. Sources have said Liverpool are “testing the water” to see if Dnipro are willing to sell now as the 24-year-old winger was initially identified as a summer target. Liverpool are holding talks with Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk over the potential signing of winger Yevhen Konoplyanka.
As thousands of red-clad Canadians stood together singing “O, Canada,” citizens across our great nation expressed their dislike for our neighbors to the north, going as far as saying “Fuck Canada.” Isn’t that just sportsmanship at it’s finest?Americans can now go back to not caring about hockey as the NHL resumes play tonight, but for a brief moment, the country was fixated on Canada Hockey Place.And with good reason.It was the biggest hockey game in 30 years, as Team USA tried to knock off the gold medal favorite Canada squad on its home ice. Sure, the two teams faced off in Salt Lake City at the 2002 Games, but Canada won that matchup as well.With that in mind, it was Team USA’s turn to take the gold on Canada’s home ice. Unfortunately for the Americans, however, those in red and white dominated for much of the afternoon.But when Zach Parise scored with less than 30 seconds to go to send it into overtime, I saw the kind of excitement that in this state is usually reserved only for the celebration of those touchdowns that are followed by Lambeau Leaps.Making the game even more exciting was the fact that Team USA was far from the favorite in these Olympics. In fact, the Americans weren’t even expected to medal in Vancouver.With Canada being the obvious favorite, many tabbed Russia and the Czech Republic to take home silver and bronze, respectively. Team USA, on the other hand?Most thought if it was to medal, it would take the bronze at best. To even reach the medal round was an accomplishment for such a young, inexperienced American squad.Reaching the gold medal game? That was just a bonus.But that’s also the problem with being angry toward Canada over Team USA’s devastating loss — Team USA was playing with house money. You can’t be too upset over losing something you never expected to win in the first place.At the same time, this was Canada’s moment. It was its game, on its home ice, in front of its crowd dressed mostly in red. The outcome of that game — whether good or bad — meant infinitely more to the Canadian squad than its American opponent.Besides, Team USA already had its moment.Defeating Canada a week earlier in the same building in impressive fashion was already a greater accomplishment than most expected for Team USA.Conversely, the 5-3 loss was devastating to the host nation.When the Americans flat out dominated Finland 6-1 in Wednesday’s semifinal, they guaranteed at least silver and showed they were far better than most had thought.But Canada is to hockey what Team USA is to basketball.In any international hockey competition, Canada is the team to beat, having won eight Olympic gold medals, a feat matched only by the Soviet Union/Unified Team. Team USA, on the other hand, has just two gold medals in Olympic hockey.Sure, beating the heavily favored home team would have been great.But silver isn’t too bad either.As Americans, we like to believe we are the best at everything, especially sports. If the Vancouver Games are any indication, Team USA is the best. At finishing second and third.Team USA’s 15 silver medals were two more than Germany’s, which finished second in finishing second. Americans also grabbed 13 bronze medals, which is nearly double the next highest total of seven bronze medals earned by Germany and Russia.Canada, on the other hand, is the best at being the best.With 14 golds, the 2010 host nation set a new standard, breaking the previous record of 13 set by the Soviets in 1982 and matched by Norway in 2002. Fourteen also breaks the record for most golds won by a host nation, set at 10 by Norway in 1994 and matched by Team USA in 2002.For that, the Canadians should be proud. They fell short of the goal of their “Own the Podium” campaign, but put on the best-ever Winter Olympic Games performance by a host nation by winning the most gold medals and third-most medals overall.Still, Team USA had its best Olympic showing to date, winning a Winter Games-record 37 total medals to lead the medal count for the first time since Lake Placid in 1932.And the U.S. athletes won in sports Americans care about and enjoy watching — alpine skiing, snowboarding and short track to name a few.So, let Canada enjoy this victory. Don’t curse our friendly neighbors to the north for winning Olympic hockey gold. Even if the game-winning goal was scored by the best player in OUR National Hockey League.This was Canada’s Olympics. Although Team USA may have won the most medals, it seems clear we were just along for the ride.“With glowing hearts, we see thee rise. The True North strong and free.”Jordan is a senior majoring in journalism and political science. What was your favorite part of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics? Let him know at firstname.lastname@example.org.