Sun shines on Brisbane auctions

first_imgWinning bidders and new owners Tom and Tiffany Kornacki. Auction at 29 Robe St, Newmarket. Saturday July 14, 2018. (AAP image, John Gass)“Not sure what we are going to do yet, demolish or incorporate the old house in to a new build,” Mrs Kornacki said.Mr Kornacki said they lived nearby, and were ready for a new project. Ray White auctioneer Mitch Peereboom said the vendors would now look at moving to Toowoomba, and were please to start their next chapter.“This marketplace is performing really well. People want the positions where there is that capital growth,” he said. As of 3pm, Mr Peereboom had sold five out of seven properties, saying it was a sign that confidence had returned to the market since the start of the new financial year.At Highgate Hill, Ray White auctioneer Phil Parker sold two for two.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours ago After 60 years in the one family, a young family are the new owner of 18 Gertrude St at Highgate Hill“The one at 18 Gertrude St sold to a young family for $850,000,” he said. “The house had been in the vendors family for 60 years so it was a big decision to sell. They are happy.”Mr Parker said a 1950s house at 27 Julia St sold under the hammer for $1.47 million after being in the same family for 30 years. “It was a good day,” he said. Auction at 29 Robe St, Newmarket. Saturday July 14, 2018. (AAP image, John Gass)A NEWMARKET house bought as an investment property almost three decades ago has sold under the hammer for seven times what the owners paid for it.Grey nomads Ray and Janet Kirkman bought the four bedroom house at 29 Robe St for $110,000 back in 1990, and it has been rented ever since. A young Chinese family will now call 131 Chester Rd at Eight Mile Plains home.“There were more than 10 bidders but the bids jumped quickly so a lot of people had no chance,” Place — Sunnybank agent Owen Chen said.“It was a battle between a middle-aged Chinese lady and the young Chinese family.” At Graceville, it was the agents who were biting their nails as a vacant block of land at 20 Strong Avenue went under the hammer.Place — Graceville owners Gary and Viviana Eaton had planned to build on the site, but were happy with the $835,000 result.Four bidders kept the auctioneer at 81 Mackay St, Coorparoo, busy, with the house selling to a young family for $955,000.Harcourts Property Centre agent Patrick Ivey said the bidding was “really active”, with the new owners’ brother bidding on their behalf.“They were in Melbourne for the auction … they are thrilled,” he said. It is a bit business at the front at this 27 Julia St Highgate Hill house but its a party out the back with views of the cityA six bedroom house with two lifesized terracotta warriors at 19 Mawson St, Kedron, was passed in at auction, but negotiations are continuing.On the southside, a house on a huge 1416sq m double block at 81 Fairbank St at Eight Miles Plains sold for $1.203 million — $403,000 more than the owner paid in 2003.Also in Eight Mile Plains, a “master-crafted mansion” at 40 Walker Circuit sold to a local family for $1.03 million.And another sprawling property at 131 Chester Rd was sold to a young family for $1.43 million. 29 Robe St, Newmarket (AAP image, John Gass)The couple said they only upgraded a few things to the house over the 28 years, labelling it a “great investment”. “Location, location, location,” Mrs Kirkman said. Bidding started at $650,000, with three bidders raising their hand or paddle. It stalled at $710,000, but private negotiations secured an offer of $775,000 and the auction continued.No other offers were made, and the house was sold to Tom and Tiffany Kornacki, who said the outlook, position and location of the house was what drew them in. A Brisbane family, who were in Melbourne at the time of auction, made a successful bid for 81 Mackay St at Coorparoo via a family memberlast_img read more

Chyna’s Brain Donated to CTE Research: Manager

first_img Sharing is caring! Share 50 Views   no discussions Tweet Sharecenter_img HealthInternationalLifestylePrint Chyna’s Brain Donated to CTE Research: Manager by: NBC Washington – April 26, 2016 Share Joanie Laurer, aka Chyna, is pictured in this file photo.The brain of former WWE star Chyna, who was found dead last week in her Southern California home, will be donated for research involving the effects of concussions, her manager said Tuesday.Chyna, whose real name is Joan Marie Laurer, was found dead Wednesday in her Redondo Beach apartment. Police were responding to a 911 call from a friend who said the former 46-year-old World Wrestling Entertainment performer failed to answer her phone for a few days.Anthony Anzaldo, her manager, told NBC4 Los Angeles Tuesday that her brain will be donated for research involving chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a brain injury also known as CTE. Anzaldo said the brain has been given to Dr. Bennet Ifeakandu Omalu, a groundbreaking researcher who first discovered and published findings on CTE and was the subject of the 2015 film “Concussion,” starring Will Smith.“We want to donate her brain,” Anzaldo told The New York Daily News. “We want to know what made Chyna tick.”CTE has been diagnosed in the brains of several former NFL players. The progressive degenerative disease of the brain, which can only be diagnosed after death, has been found in athletes who have a history of repeated blows to the head and concussions.The result of her autopsy have not been released.Some of the former NFL stars diagnosed with CTE include former Chargers linebacker Junior Seau, Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, Steelers lineman Mike Webster and the Giants’ Frank Gifford.Attorneys contacted him long before Chyna’s death to gauge interest in joining a brain injury lawsuit against the WWE, Analdo told the Daily News. They decided not to join the lawsuit, he said.The WWE — then known as the World Wrestling Federation — hired Chyna in 1997. After leaving the WWE in 2001, Laurer was determined to stay active in the entertainment industry. She wrote her memoir, became a semi-regular on Howard Stern’s radio show and appeared in TV sitcoms like “3rd Rock From the Sun” and reality shows including “The Surreal Life.” She was in Playboy twice and appeared in a string of porn movies.She joins a long list of WWE professional wrestlers who have died relatively young, including Rick Rude, Curt “Mr. Perfect” Hennig, the Ultimate Warrior and Owen Hart.last_img read more

Leinster Under 21 final tonight

first_imgLater tonight, there’s a surprise line-up for the Leinster Under-21 Hurling semi-final at Parnell Park.Dublin, who knocked-out defending champions Wexford in their quarter-final, will play host to a Westmeath side that accounted for Kilkenny in their last game.Throw in is at half-past seven.last_img

H2 Gambling Capital predicts 11% drop in gambling revenues

first_img StumbleUpon Share EGBA calls for enhanced collaboration on consumer rights August 11, 2020 COVID-19 has continued to have widespread impacts on both the sporting and betting industries, with H2 Gambling Capital data revealing that the pandemic has led to a 11% drop in forecasted global gambling revenues in 2020.According to the gambling data specialist’s new weekly COVID Impact Tracker, 2020 global gambling gross win forecasts have been downgraded from $473bn to $421bn.But despite the dismal retail forecasts, it has predicted that there could be an increase in online gambling activity, suggesting that the online sector could move from 13.2% to a 15.7% share of global gambling revenue.According to the European Gaming and Betting Association, EGBA members generated €2.36bn in online sports betting revenue in 2018, which accounted for 44% of their total online gambling revenues.“It’s sad that so many iconic sporting events are being cancelled or suspended and it will obviously have a negative impact on our sector. But the safety and health of the public is obviously more important and we fully support the sporting authorities and others in the difficult decisions they face right now,” said Maarten Haijer, Secretary General of the EGBA.Currently major sports events suspended or canceled due to the virus include English football’s top division the English Premier League, Spain’s La Liga, Germany’s Bundesliga and the European Champions League, as well as The Masters golf major, and the UK Grand National horserace – all major events for European bookmakers. EGBA: German Policy unfit to tackle black market threats July 16, 2020 Share Jdigital appeals Spanish decree orders to EC courts July 23, 2020 Related Articles Submitlast_img read more