Record sale: Brisbane bayside palace smashes suburb record by $450,000

One of the bedrooms in the house at 85 Petersen St, Wynnum. The view from inside the house at 85 Petersen St, Wynnum. This house at 85 Petersen St, Wynnum, has sold for $2.95m. Inside the house at 85 Petersen St, Wynnum.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoIn the past decade, only five residential properties have sold over the $2 million mark in the suburb. The property at 85 Petersen St, Wynnum, has four bedrooms and four bathrooms on a huge 4,449 sqm block. The billiards room in the house at 85 Petersen St, Wynnum.The record for Wynnum had previously been held by two homes, which sold for $2.5 million — 25 Waterloo Esplanade and 52 Bay Terrace. The sunroom in the house at 85 Petersen St, Wynnum, which has sold for $2.95m.Features include a tennis court, infinity pool, outdoor entertaining area, billiards room with bar, rooftop viewing deck and a garage with room for four vehicles.The sale was negotiated by Clinton Sippel of Couture Realty, who said the buyer was a long-time Wynnum resident who did not know Petersen Street existed until he saw the property advertised on social media.Mr Sippel said the family plans to renovate the home and move in as soon as possible.He said the property’s position drove the sale price, but many were skeptical about how much it would go for.“We had many, many people through who didn’t think we’d get more than $2.25 million because there were no sales in the area to support that,” Mr Sippel said.“It was really good to find someone who saw the value and ended up buying it.” The outlook from the house at 85 Petersen St, Wynnum, which has sold for $2.95m.THE record sale price for a home in the bayside suburb of Wynnum has been smashed by $450,000.A palatial, yet dated, house with arguably “Brisbane’s best bayside view” has fetched $2.95 million, selling to a local family who didn’t even know the street existed. read more

Baseball Warriors beat West Genesee twice; C-NS blanks New Hartford

first_imgBy then, Liverpool was well out in front, having built a 4-0 lead on WG starter Ryan Paige and then, after he left, putting the game away with four runs in the top of the sixth, plus a run in the seventh.Kobe Stenson doubled, singled, scored two runs and got two RBIs, with Mike DeStefano also driving in a pair of runs. Adam Marsh earned three RBIs as the Warriors took full advantage of the Wildcats’ five errors.Back home for the second game of the series, Liverpool again produced runs early against West Genesee and, helped by pitchers Nyhmin Green and Matt Pare, made it stick as it got a 5-3 victory over the Wildcats. When the Liverpool baseball team handed Baldwinsville its first defeat in that 5-4, eight-inning thriller on April 25, it was only a hint at a better performance ahead.The Warriors knocked off another unbeaten side last Monday night at NBT Bank Stadium when it routed West Genesee 9-1 in the Strike Out Lou Gehrig’s Disease Classic.This was mostly the product of great pitching by Luke Harder, who, helped by error-free defense behind him, limited the Wildcats to two hits and shut them out until Tyler Kensey’s RBI double in the bottom of the sixth. Tags: BaseballC-NSliverpool Early deficits of 1-0 and 3-2 didn’t last because Liverpool scored twice in the first and second innings off WG pitcher Jack Gordon. Marsh, with two RBIs, led the charge as Harder got three hits and drove in a run. Shane Hazelmyer added an RBI.Staked to that lead, and helped by a fourth-inning insurance run, Green went six innings, holding the Wildcats to six hits and only walking two, before Pare entered in the seventh and got the save.Weather then got in the way, not only postponing the third game between Liverpool and WG (they’ll make it up this Thursday), but keeping the Wildcats on Wednesday from finishing the 2-2 game with Cicero-North Syracuse from the week before.This followed last Tuesday’s night 6-0 shutout by the Northstars over New Hartford at NBT Bank Stadium in the same Strike Out Lou Gehrig’s Disease event Liverpool took part in first.Justin DelVecchio not only blanked the Spartans and limited them to two hits, he set a new career mark with 16 strikeouts, though the big run support didn’t arrive until late.Single runs in the first and fourth innings were enough, but C-NS added four runs in the bottom of the sixth. Tim Taladay had a pair of RBIs, with Mike Wieczorek scoring twice as he and Drew Bristow both had an RBI. Connor Gonzalski and Jacob Parker each had two hits. Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

Diversity and Inclusion Summit held on campus

first_imgOver the next few days, the USC School of Dramatic Arts will host a series of events to start a dialogue about the divisive issues such as race, gender, culture, ethnicity and personal identity. This year’s Diversity and Inclusion Summit began on Thursday with a series of workshops, panel discussions and performances focused on generating conversations among students. The summit, which runs through Oct. 30, was organized by SDA Associate Professor Anita Dashiell-Sparks, and follows a similar event held last year. According to Jacqueline Lawton, an assistant professor in the Department of Dramatic Arts at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and one of the summit’s speakers, last year’s summit focused on trying to diversify SDA in both its admission program and academic offerings. The event, Lawton said, came as a response to students pointing out to Dean David Bridel the lack of diversity in both the student population and the courses the school taught. Lawton led a workshop on gender identity and how that plays on stage, as well as a workshop specifically geared toward using theater for social change. “My work is very specifically geared towards student identifying micro-aggressions,” Lawton said. “It can be from the lenses of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, whatever it is that causes pain or angst within them, so they can address it directly and speak about who they are.”This year, the program is split into two different sections. One part, which took place on Thursday and will take place again Saturday and Sunday, offers a series of panels open to the entire USC community. These panels offer perspectives on issues that are at the cornerstone of today’s social activism, including gender politics, cultural appropriation and the importance of making sure that artistic endeavors mirror the diversity of the population. One panel on Thursday afternoon focused on how gender is performed on stage, using the example of the play SEVEN. The panel featured one of the play’s seven playwrights to discuss the creative process involved with staging a play based on current events. Friday’s section is reserved for SDA students and faculty, and features a variety of breakout sessions and workshops with distinguished faculty from the department as well as guest speakers from all over the country. The finale of this event is the town hall at the end of the day, in which students can address questions and concerns directly with faculty and the directors of the program. The program features several more speakers, including writers and producers from shows like Empire and Private Practice, during its panels on Sunday on performing race and class struggles on screen. Sunday’s events also include a panel on how identity politics affects and is represented in mass media, led by the SDA faculty.last_img read more

Bill to Criminalize Same-Sex Marriage Under Review

first_imgThe Committee on Judiciary and Gender, headed by Reps. J. Fonati Koffa and Julia F. Wiah, are reviewing a law to make same-sex marriage a criminal offense in Liberia.The proposed law is an act to amend the new Penal Code Chapter 14, Sub-chapter D and to add a New Section 14.80, making same-sex sexual practices a criminal offense.The amended law received its first reading on Tuesday, November 12, 2018, during the 5th day sitting of the House of Representatives and was forwarded to the Joint Committee to report Tuesday, November 20, 2018.Lofa County lawmaker Representative Francis Nyumalin proffered the motion, which was amended by Representative Isaac Roland, that the Joint Committee should consider Same-Sex sexual practices as not only criminal but a first-degree felony – which is non-bailable and punished by imprisonment for life or for any term of not more than 10 years.Lofa County Representative Clarence Massaquoi, the proponent and sponsor of the amended law, said it is intended to preserve the African culture.However, the issue of same-sex marriage remains complex and controversial. It has raised human rights and constitutional law issues, as well as a lot of social, religious, moral and political questions.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

World Cup 2019: Sarfaraz Ahmed unfazed after Pakistan crash to humiliating defeat

first_imgPakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed was disappointed after his team’s humiliating loss in their first match of the World Cup 2019 as they got blown away by the West Indies in Nottingham on Friday. But Sarfaraz insisted that he is confident that his team will bounce back hard from this defeat.Carnage ensued in Nottingham as West Indies plotted Pakistan’s downfall with sheer pace and managed to bowl them out for 105 in 21.4 overs after electing to field first on a good batting track at Trent Bridge.Pakistan batsmen crumbled under the intense pressure put on them by the likes of Oshane Thomas, Jason Holder and Andre Russell with Sarfaraz Ahmed’s team registering its second lowest total in World Cup history.Sheldon Cottrell started the damage with the wicket of Imam-ul-Haq in the third over after which Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman managed to add 18 runs for the second wicket.But from there on nothing went their way as Pakistan collapsed from 35 for 1 to 105 all out, losing their final 9 wickets for 70 runs.Oshane Thomas finished with figures of 4 for 27 while Jason Holder bagged three wickets. Andre Russell picked up two while Cottrell got one.What a way to end it!Nicholas Pooran wallops one straight back down the ground for 6 to give @windiescricket a seven-wicket triumph over Pakistan in their opening match of #CWC19.The #MenInMaroon are looking good pic.twitter.com/tXzFOHm8mWICC (@ICC) May 31, 2019Fakhar (22) and Babar (22) did try to show some fight, but it was all about the Windies bowlers on the day as they looked to keep it simple and hit the right line and length with the wicket and overhead conditions helping them.advertisementThe Pakistan batsmen just didn’t seem to have the technique to take on the Windies pacers on a wicket that helped fast bowlers.Tottering at 83/9, it finally took some hitting from Wahab Riaz (18) as the Pakistan total went past the 100-run mark. Going into the tournament as one of the most unpredictable sides, Pakistan failed to turn their fate as the Windies players walked off with grins on their face after finishing the Pakistan innings in just 21.4 overs.Pakistan have little time for soul searching with a clash against the hosts and number one ODI side in the world looming on Monday #WeHaveWeWill #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/3KiBq5l4rAICC (@ICC) May 31, 2019The West Indies in reply rode on opener Chris Gayle’s 34-ball 50 and Nicholas Pooran’s unbeaten 34 off 19 balls to reach the target with 36.2 overs to spare.”If you lose the toss and lose so many wickets early on, it’s tough to come back into the game. It was tricky for half an hour, but this is a good batting track, we didn’t bat well. I think we have to play positive cricket, didn’t do well today but hopefully we’ll bounce back.”We know they have pace bowlers who will come hard at us, but we didn’t play the short ball well. Today is a bad day, confident of bouncing back. It was good to see Mohammad Amir bowling well. We always get a lot of support in England, a big thank you to them. Want them to carry on,” Sarfaraz Ahmed said at the post-match presentation ceremony.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Oshane Thomas and Chris Gayle star as West Indies hammer PakistanAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Shoaib Akhtar, Ramiz Raja horrified after Pakistan’s abject batting showAlso Read | Pakistan trolled after their shortest innings in World Cup historyAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Chris Gayle becomes highest six-hitter in tournament’s historylast_img read more