Abandoned Brisbane riverfront home is squatters delight

first_img MORE REAL ESTATE STORIES SEE WHAT ELSE IS FOR SALE IN MOGGILL Planning a Halloween party? This venue is pre-decorated.But with 10 years’ experience in real estate, Mr Webster has no illusions about the property’s real charm. The property is almost in Bellbowrie and a four minute drive to the Bellbowrie shopping plaza.“It’s the land that people are really interested in,” he said.With 1.14 hectares of riverfront just 20 minutes from the retail hub of Indooroopilly, the sale is being touted as a ‘Riverfront Goldmine’. Home with $14K bathtub for sale There’s more than 400sq m of under roof area in this 1960s house.“This is a house that’s right up my alley,” Brisbane Real Estate Indooroopilly agent Brian Webster said.“I’ve never had a house like this.” Suburbs where back yards are shrinking The block of land was purchased in 1959 and the architecturally-designed house on a suspended slab was built in 1962. An elevated, flood-free ridgetop with views of the Brisbane River was chosen as the home site. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoOne of two internal stairwells at 128 Weekes Rd, Moggill.While the layout is hard to define there are two bedrooms downstairs with two bathrooms.Upstairs has at least four bedrooms, a lounge area and two further bathrooms.There is a kitchen on each level and two stairwells.The owners lived in the house for the first four years.It was rented out when the family moved to New Zealand and after a couple of years was left untenanted.In the 50 years since then, the house has fallen victim to decay and neglect and is currently uninhabitable. The property is built on a ridgetop overlooking the Brisbane River.A fire started in one of the bathrooms and spread to a wing of the house but caused no structural damage.The property will go to auction on November 2 at 11.30am. FOLLOW DEBRA BELA ON TWITTER This abandoned house at 128 Weekes Rd, Moggill is going to auction for the first time in 60 years.ABANDONED for half a century, this once palatial home has been set on fire, ransacked by squatters and is riddled with graffiti.The skeleton of a Holden Kingswood has trees growing through the engine and the building looks like a haunted school conjured for Stephen King’s amusement. A funky garden ornament at 128 Weekes Rd, Moggill.As interest grows ahead of its November 2 auction and building inspections confirm it is still structurally sound, buyers are testing their nerve. Do they live with the ghouls of 128 Weekes Rd, Moggill and restore its mid-century modernism? Or do they plan to demolish the demons with the house and start afresh?last_img read more

Claims schoolgirls targeted by pimps

first_imgNewstalk ZB 5 September 2013Claims today that schoolgirls as young as 14 in South Auckland are being targeted by pimps offering them money to satisfy clients who like young girls.New Zealand First’s social policy spokeswoman Asenati Lole-Taylor says some of the girls have been hit on while they’re walking to school and they’ve complained to her party.Ms Lole-Taylor says the Government doesn’t want to legislate against street prostitution which she says is failing the community, council and the police.She says South Auckland and Christchurch are the worst hit areas with one councillor in the southern city paying for “no street walker” signs himself for Manchester Street.http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/auckland/news/nbpol/1934857743-claims-schoolgirls-targeted-by-pimpslast_img read more

Georgetown faces tough test vs No. 12 Seton Hall

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 12 Seton Hall (16-5, 8-1) vs. Georgetown (13-9, 3-6)Capital One Arena, Washington; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: No. 12 Seton Hall presents a tough challenge for Georgetown. Georgetown has won two of its five games against ranked opponents this season. Seton Hall came up short in a 74-62 game at home to Xavier on Saturday. February 4, 2020 ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Georgetown faces tough test vs No. 12 Seton Hallcenter_img SAVVY VETERANS: Senior leadership has been on display for both of these teams. Omer Yurtseven, Jagan Mosely and Terrell Allen have combined to score 40 percent of Georgetown’s points this season and 48 percent of the team’s points over its last five games. For Seton Hall, Myles Powell, Quincy McKnight and Romaro Gill have collectively accounted for 52 percent of the team’s total scoring, including 63 percent of all Pirates points over their last five.FACILITATING THE OFFENSE: McKnight has made or assisted on 46 percent of all Seton Hall field goals over the last five games. The senior guard has accounted for 21 field goals and 35 assists in those games.SIGNIFICANCE OF 66: Georgetown is 0-7 when its offense scores 66 points or fewer. Seton Hall is a perfect 11-0 when it holds opponents to 66 or fewer points and has allowed 65 points per game over its last three.STREAK STATS: Seton Hall has won its last four road games, scoring 79.3 points, while allowing 71.5 per game.DID YOU KNOW: Georgetown is ranked second among Big East teams with an offensive rebound percentage of 33.7 percent. The Hoyas have averaged 12.3 offensive boards per game. Associated Press last_img read more

3 Indians in LPGA event for 1st time; Aditi, Diksha, Tvesa to play at Ladies Scottish Open

first_img COMMENT WE RECOMMEND 4 weeks ago Indians are the most confident in world to travel after coronavirus pandemic: Study 4 weeks ago 114 stranded Indians brought back from UAE in AI flight First Published: 12th August, 2020 11:06 IST LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO US 3 weeks ago Over 10 lakh Indians have returned from abroad under Vande Bharat Mission: MEA In a first for Indian women’s golf, three leading players of the country — Aditi Ashok, Diksha Dagar and Tvesa Malik — will tee up at an LPGA event together, the Ladies Scottish Open later this week.The Ladies Scottish Open, a premier event on the Ladies European Tour, has been co-sanctioned with the LPGA since 2017 and this is the fourth time the two Tours are coming together. The Ladies Scottish Open, has however, been around since 1986.Diksha plays with Stephanie Kyriacou and Yu Liu early in the morning at 7.15 am while Aditi plays with Scottish star Carly Booth and South African Lee-Ann Pace at 9.58 am local time. Tvesa has been drawn with Yealimi Noh and Emily Kristine Pedersen, who won the Hero Women’s Indian Open years back and they tee off at 12.22 pm.Diksha and Tvesa arrived in the UK on Friday and then travelled to Edinburgh on Monday.Aditi and her mother arrived on Monday. They had also reached the venue and Aditi had a good look at the course.Col Naren Dagar, father and caddie of Diksha, said, “We were tested at the airport and then again in Scotland by the Tour.”Dagar said, “It was a different kind of a trip. We were helped in India by many people as we got all papers and permissions to travel. Honestly, there was some tension because this is not a normal situation, but the officials back home and the LET here were helpful.”Diksha added: “I have been waiting for this for long. Back home I practiced for a long time and maintained all safety measures on account of the COVID outbreak. We wore PPE suits and took all measures on travel and have been wearing masks, maintaining distance and staying away from crowded areas.”Diksha won the Women’s South African Open last year, which was also her rookie season.While the Ladies European Tour makes a return to golf with the Scottish Open, the LPGA has played two events in the United States.The LPGA Tour arrived in Europe after two events, the LPGA Drive On Championship and the Marathon LPGA Classic. Those two tournaments in Toledo provided back-to-back wins for Danielle Kang as the LPGA returned after the COVID-19 interruption. The two wins gave Kang three wins in the last 10 months.The field this week also includes Minjee Lee, who comes off on the back of two top-four finishes.In 2019, Mi Jung Hur came out on top with six birdies in her final nine holes to earn her first victory since 2014. But she will not defend her title this week at The Renaissance Club, opting to remain home in Korea due to travel concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.However, past champions Moriya Jutanugarn (2018) and Mi Hyang Lee (2017) have made the trip to The Renaissance Club, as have 2019 major champions Hannah Green (KPMG Women’s PGA Championship) and Hinako Shibuno (AIG Women’s Open).  The 144-player field also includes 15 of the top 20 in the LET’s Race to Costa del Sol, who are competing for the USD 1.5 million purse, as well as Rose Ladies Series Order of Merit winner Charley Hull.The Scottish Open is the first of two consecutive events in Scotland. The Scottish Open will be followed by next week’s AIG Women’s Open at Royal Troon, and the event is also the final opportunity to qualify for the AIG Women’s Open.Image credits: AP center_img Koushik Narayanan Last Updated: 12th August, 2020 11:06 IST 3 Indians In LPGA Event For 1st Time; Aditi, Diksha, Tvesa To Play At Ladies Scottish Open n a first for Indian women’s golf, three leading players of the country — Aditi Ashok, Diksha Dagar and Tvesa Malik — will tee up at an LPGA event together 4 weeks ago Francona returning to manage Indians after week of rest 4 weeks ago Indians joined by Vietnamese, Tibetans in anti-China protests at Capitol Hill Written By FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVElast_img read more

Betfred expands staff compliance training with SMP eGaming

first_img Betfred extends World Snooker Championship deal until 2022 August 17, 2020 Submit Related Articles Share Share Betfred has revealed that it will strengthen its staff and operational compliance training programmes with Isle of Man consultancy SMP eGaming.Updating stakeholders, the Manchester bookmaker is set to launch a ‘Compliance Academy’, developed by SMP eGaming, an industry consultancy specialising in multi-jurisdictional compliance, AML frameworks and fraud prevention.Developing the Compliance Academy, SMP eGaming details that Betfred staff will be taught under a ‘Continued-Professional-Development – CDP’ certified framework,Furthermore, Betfred’s executive management team will be able to utilise the programme as a knowledge centre and document repository for the bookmaker’s policy and operational procedure development.Confirming the training partnership with SMP eGaming, Adele Farrell, Director of Digital Compliance at Betfred, detailed:“The platform provided by SMP Compliance Academy provides a powerful tool and voice, not only to deliver the obligatory training and company policy and procedures that Betfred requires, but also to instil a positive and responsible compliance culture.“The platform allows us to apply a risk-based approach to our training via the powerful analytical tools, which can be used to identify any training deficiencies within the business.“We are committed to the ongoing training of our staff, ensuring they have the latest relevant knowledge and skills, and the SMP Compliance Academy meets all our requirements perfectly.” StumbleUpon Betfred counters Oppenheimer bid in race to rescue Phumelela August 26, 2020 Betfred boosts US racing coverage with XB Net deal renewal August 10, 2020last_img read more

Overwatch League eyes expansion into Europe, Oceania, and Middle East

first_imgIt was previously reported that the Overwatch League was eyeing an expansion once its inaugural season had finished, and now in an interview, Nate Nanzer, Commissioner, Overwatch League has listed some of the destinations that may be included in the future.The first season of the Overwatch League isn’t too far off of completion, but as Nanzer, reveals, Blizzard has some ambitious plans about where it plans to bring the competition to next. The main region it is targeting is Europe, the home of many endemic sports clubs – it’s been revealed that Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard gave “a speech on esports at the European Club Association General Assembly,” where “all the European football clubs come together.”Specific countries that are being targeted include France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Benelux, and the Nordic region according to the interview. “We want teams in the big great cities across Europe like Paris, Berlin,” explained Nanzer. The potential list of destinations doesn’t end there, though.Perhaps surprisingly, Brazil is “a market that’s particularly interesting” to the Overwatch League. Nanzer also listed countries within the Asia Pacific region such as New Zealand and Australia. “There’s been lots of activity in Australia with AFL teams getting involved with esports, so there could be something interesting there,” added the Commissioner.Nate Nanzer, Overwatch LeagueThe Middle East is also an area that could well home Overwatch League franchises, as Nanzer explained that “gaming is huge in countries like UAE and Saudi Arabia.” There’s no word on whether any of the aforementioned locations will be embedded into the League from Season 2, or whether it’ll see the inclusion of more North American and Asian teams. One thing’s for sure though: there will be more teams included next season.It’s also unknown as to exactly when teams will host games from their respective namesakes (London Spitfire, Houston Outlaws, and Seoul Dynasty, for example). Nanzer said that they “haven’t made the decision yet, but we want it as soon as possible. If it doesn’t happen in Season 2, it’ll happen very quickly after that.”Esports Insider says: While we’re glad to see that there will be other regions represented in the League beyond North America and Asia, we’ve been caught by surprise by the potential of Middle Eastern franchises being formed so soon. Looking to European sports clubs makes complete sense though, considering the amount of North American sports clubs that have been involved thus far.last_img read more

Swantown Marina Recertified As ‘5-Star Leadership Clean’

first_imgFacebook10Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Port of OlympiaClean Marina Washington again recognizes Swantown’s excellence in preventing pollution and promoting clean boating practices.The Port of Olympia is proud to announce that Clean Marina Washington has recertified Swantown Marina as a Leadership Level Washington State Clean Marina. Swantown was first certified as Leadership Level Clean in 2008.Clean Marina Washington is a joint project of Puget Soundkeeper Alliance, EnviroStars Cooperative, Northwest Marine Trade Association, Sea Grant of Washington, Washington Dept. of Ecology, Washington Dept. of Natural Resources and Washington State Parks and Recreation. Funding is provided by Washington Dept. of Ecology.The members created Clean Marina Washington as an incentive-based certification program in which marinas assess their operations and implement improvements to better protect the environment. When they reach the qualification standards of Clean Marina Washington they earn the right to “fly the flag.”Washington State sees almost 300,000 recreational boats on its waters each year, providing $4 billion in overall revenue and 28,000 marine-related jobs. The standards of Clean Marina Washington align with the values of this environmentally-conscious region.ACTIVITIES OF CERTIFIED CLEAN MARINAS·        Reduce and properly manage hazardous waste·        Conduct marina operations with the goal of protecting the environment·        Educate boaters on clean boating practices·        Demonstrate innovation and Environmental LeadershipBENEFITS OF BEING A CLEAN MARINA·        Show your community that you are a leader in environmental protection·        Protect salmon, shellfish and other valuable resources·        Improve safety and working conditions·        Standardize environmental policies with your peers·        Attract quality clientele and have fewer vacancies·        Get access to free environmental technical assistance·        Be recognized for your good worklast_img read more

Pini misses out on 100m butterfly finals

first_imgIt was a tough night in the pool for Pini, who finished outside the top 16 to qualify.Pini took the pool at 3am (PNG Time) today, clocking in at 53.24 sec in heat two of the Men’s 100m butterfly event behind Canadian swimmer Condorelli Santo, who qualified at 51.99 sec.Pini thanked everyone for the support via his official Facebook page.“Thank you everyone for the support, unfortunately it didn’t go as planned. All that build up and energy into the one race.“Thank you to our Oceania supporters cheering us on and to those that got up at 3am to watch back home on TV.“Now I can take time to enjoy and cheer on our Pacific athletes on their journey,” he said.Pini is now ranked 30 in the world in the Men’s 100m butterfly with his current time of 53.24 sec.Picture courtesy of the PNG Olympic Committeelast_img read more

Sergio Suarez, the Canarian magic of a Port FC that aspires to everything

first_imgThe Khlong Toe district, located in the center of Bangkok, finally returns to enjoy elite football. His team, Port FC, ended a decade without titles last year. He won the FA Cup and won a ticket for the previous phase of the Asian Champions League thanks, in part, to the great performances of one of the Spanish footballers of his squad, Sergio Suarez (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 1987). The former UD Las Palmas lives “one of the best moments” of his career in Thailand: “I am happy. Here I have felt valued and respected from the first moment. Foreigners are required much more than the rest, but I’m comfortable and I hope to be able to extend this moment as much as possible. “Suarez arrived in Thailand in 2014, although it was not until January 2017 when he signed for a Port with which he already has scored 38 goals in the Thai League, winning two bronze medals in 2018 and 2019. And to the joy of Khlong Toe, his great form continues in 2020: it only took five minutes to score his first goal of the season in the league: “After the president If you have invested a lot of money in signings, the goal remains the same: to be among the top three, they put us in a cane to be champions and that is our main goal, but I I prefer to go game by game“. Conquering the Thai League is now the big goal of the club. More if possible after falling eliminated in the previous phase of the Asian Champions League. “It was a failure“, Suarez values,” but we knew that entering the group stage was going to be very difficult. “” If we had sold to Ceres we should have gone to Japan later, and the level there is very high, “completes the Spaniard, who highlights the positive side of the experience: “The fans were very unhappy, but We got the team to play Champions almost 10 years later. Now it’s time to focus on the league and achieve the goal of being champions. “The great moment of Sergio Suárez in Thailand caught the attention of several Southeast Asian teams, but “Port values ​​me a lot and it would have been difficult to leave “. With 33 years old, the Canary, who has just signed this year, does not deny that the withdrawal is getting closer and closer: “You always doubt if the body will maintain the physical level. That is why it is best to enjoy day to day , because you never know when everything is going to end. I will try to maximize my good moment in Thailand because I am enjoying myself so much. ” He will do it with his partner and friend David Rochela, “a crack as a person and huge as a footballer. It brings seriousness and discipline, something that is scarce in Thailand.”last_img read more