Mansion breaks property record after waiting a year for a buyer

first_img61 Jefferson Lane, Palm Beach.The home features a collection of balconies and alfresco entertaining areas with views from Surfers Paradise to Currumbin. An elevator and grand staircase accesses all levels while the main bedroom also doubles as a self-contained apartment.Mr Natoli said Palm Beach had experienced a “massive resurgence” over the past four years with new development throughout the beachside suburb.“This sale confirms the progressive nature of Palm Beach at the moment as a desired place for residential living and new business,” Mr Natoli said.“It really cements what we’ve always thought and that is Palm Beach has been undervalued for many years.” 61 Jefferson Lane, Palm Beach.PATIENCE has paid off for sellers of a four-level mansion which broke property records after waiting a year for the right buyer.The blue mansion in Gold Coast suburb Palm Beach has sold for almost $6 million in what CoreLogic records show is a record for the suburb.The six-bedroom, six-bathroom beach house at 61 Jefferson Lane had been on the market a year before a Gold Coast buyer bought it last week.The property had failed to sell at auction last April and was then listed at $6.25 million through McGrath agents John Natoli, James Ledgerwood and Tony Holland.Mr Ledgerwood would not disclose the sale price but said it was a property record for Palm Beach.“What appealed to the buyers was not only the land size (856sq m) and the 14m beachfront but the overall quality of the construction and design of the property,” Mr Ledgerwood said.“Sometimes when you get a unique and substantial property and you’re breaking ground in a rising market a sale doesn’t happen overnight,” he said. 61 Jefferson Lane, Palm Beach.It was the first time the beach house had hit the market since it was built in 1993.Records show the mansion was linked to Claybar Pty Ltd and the late Ian Barclay. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North10 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoMr Barclay, a builder, had owned a smaller holiday home on the same street before building his holiday home.From the outside its striking blue and white facade stands out while inside a marble entry reveals a four-storey high-glass atrium. 61 Jefferson Lane, Palm Beach.The previous record of $5.4 million for Palm Beach was the sale of a five-bedroom house at 2A Twenty First Ave in 2007. The highest sale on Jefferson Lane was $4.5 million in 2003 for No. 91.The median house price in Palm Beach is $712,500, up 1.8 per cent over the past year and up 34 per cent over the past three years. 61 Jefferson Lane, Palm Beach.last_img read more

Pope marks milestones amid signs of frailty, succession talk

first_img Share FaithLifestyle Pope marks milestones amid signs of frailty, succession talk by: – April 16, 2012 Tweet Share Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! 23 Views   no discussions Pope Benedict marks two milestones this week and while his health appears stable, signs of frailty have again prompted speculation over whether he will be the first pontiff in seven centuries to resign.Benedict, one of the oldest popes in history, turns 85 on Monday, and on Thursday he marks the seventh anniversary of his election as successor to the immensely popular John Paul II.Speaking to pilgrims and tourists in St Peter’s Square on Sunday, he noted Thursday’s anniversary and asked for prayers “so that the Lord may give me the strength to carry out the mission he has entrusted to me”.Benedict is already older than John Paul was when he died in 2005 and is now the oldest reigning pope since Leo XIII, who died aged 93 in 1903 after reigning for 25 years.“His health at 85 is better than John Paul’s was at 75,” said one high-ranking Vatican official who reports to the pope regularly. “He is a very methodical man. He looks after himself and feels that he still has much to do,” the official said.The Vatican has announced that he will visit Lebanon in September and he may go to Brazil in 2013.“I’m old but I can still carry out my duties,” the pope told Fidel Castro during his trip to Cuba last month.Still, Benedict is increasingly showing signs of frailty and fatigue, signs that are being watched carefully for their possible effect on the future of the 1.2 billion member Roman Catholic Church.When he left for Mexico and Cuba, he used a cane at the airport for the first time in public, though sources say he has been using it in private for some time.Last year, to conserve his strength, he began using a mobile platform instead of walking up the aisle of St Peter’s Basilica.The Vatican says it is to spare him fatigue and there is no concern about his overall health. His brother has said Benedict suffered two mild strokes before his election in 2005 and he reportedly suffers from high blood pressure and arthritis.Cath Newslast_img read more

Area Basketball Scores (1-19)

first_imgArea Basketball ScoresFriday  (1-19)Boys ScoresSouth Ripley  64     Milan  62Batesville  52     Franklin County  37Oldenburg  43     Indy Lutheran  35Greensburg  53     Madison  43Morristown  81     North Decatur  51Centerville  69     South Decatur  49Rising Sun  79     Switz. County  59Hauser   79     Waldron  28Northeastern  45     Rushville  38Edinburgh  58     SW Shelby  50SW Hanover  53     Christian Academy  49Floyd Central  71     Jennings County  35Union County  58     Tri  39Girls ScoresPendleton Heights  63     Connersville  48SW Shelby  72     Edinburgh  37last_img

Arlington Raceway collects for Sibley County Foodshare

first_imgARLINGTON, Minn. – Arlington Raceway collects non-perishable food items for Sibley County Foodshare during its Saturday, June 25 Jam The Stands and Jam The Trailer Salute to Agriculture Night.Fans get $1 off, with a maximum of $10, for each donated food item.All regular weekly divisions will be in action and IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional, Allstar Performance State and local track points will be awarded.Pit gates and the grandstand open at 4 p.m., hot laps are at approximately 6 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m.More information is available at the www.arlingtonraceway.com website.last_img

Jeremy Ryan Ronsheim, 49

first_imgJeremy Ryan Ronsheim, 49, of Columbus, passed away on August 14, 2020.  He was born on May 21, 1971 in Columbus, Indiana the son of Stephen and Andrea (Witkemper) Ronsheim.Survivors include: Parents, Stephen and Andrea Ronsheim; Children, Jake Ronsheim, Jared Ronsheim, Brooklyn Ronsheim, Falesha Ronsheim, and Klayton Ronsheim; Sisters, Monica (Michael) Schwartz and Paula (Uwe) Banaschak.  He was preceded in death by his Brother, Christopher Ronsheim.A visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm with a Graveside Service to follow at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery in Millhousen, Indiana.  Rev. Jerran Jackson will be officiating.  Memorial contributions can be made out to the donor’s choice.  Online condolences can be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.comlast_img read more

Solskjaer willing to shuffle pack

first_img The Norwegian has now used 25 different players since arriving in south Wales and the side that beat the Cottagers 3-1 on Saturday afternoon showed three changes and an alternative formation to the XI beaten 1-0 by Tottenham the previous Sunday. Out went Juan Cala, Aron Gunnarsson and Craig Bellamy, along with the 5-3-2 system they used at White Hart Lane, with Craig Noone and Fraizer Campbell flanking Kenwyne Jones in a 4-3-3 formation. And Solskjaer will continue to shuffle his pack on a weekly basis as he targets 12 points from the Bluebirds’ final nine Barclays Premier League games. “You pick the personnel and the system for the team we play against,” he said. “Last weekend I thought we did fantastically with the shape against Spurs and that might happen again. “Here I sacrificed a centre-back and went with three up top because sometimes you follow your gut feeling and I was very pleased with what we did. “We’ve got to go to Goodison Park next weekend now with the belief we can nick something. We were close at White Hart Lane and we will work hard this week and find a way. “It is so tight in the bottom half of the table and there are still many many teams in it.” One player who could get back on the pitch against Everton is the experienced Bellamy, and Solskjaer explained why he missed out against Fulham. “He has been ill all week so he hadn’t trained,” he said. “But the character of the lad; he came in on Friday and did something on the bike and felt maybe he could do 10 minutes for us with his energy, enthusiasm, drive and experience. “(We needed energy in the last 10 minutes and I was going to send him on.” Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he will keep tinkering with his Cardiff line-up after another raft of changes brought a much-needed victory over Fulham. Fulham boss Felix Magath made attacking changes of his own with Kostas Mitroglou handed his first start since his January arrival at Craven Cottage, but the German acknowledged the record signing was not used to scrapping for survival. The striker, who had previously featured for just 30 minutes in a Fulham shirt, played for 90 minutes against Cardiff but struggled to make a real impact. And Magath revealed Mitroglou, who fired in 21 goals for Olympiacos this season before his departure, was experiencing a culture shock. “Mitroglou is a player who is not used to a relegation fight,” the German said. “He comes from the best club in Greece, who was better than every other in their league, so he is only used to scoring. That is his strength. “Here in the Premier League, the best league in the world, he is not used to it. Unfortunately he has some opportunities but at the moment he is not in the situation to score.” Magath also revealed the introduction of Alexander Kacaniklic for John Arne Riise at half-time was a tactical move to provide more “offensive strength” and not because of an injury to the former Liverpool left-back. Press Associationlast_img read more

Bucks rally to edge Orono 24-20

first_img Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017 Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017 Hugh BowdenExecutive EditorHugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American’s editorial department. When he’s not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. hbowden@ellsworthamerican.com Latest Posts Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all)center_img ELLSWORTH — The Bucksport Golden Bucks rallied from a second-half deficit to edge the Orono Red Riots 24-20 on Saturday night in Orono.“It was special,” said Bucksport coach Joel Sankey. It was good for a lot of people.”Sankey said Bucksport coaches “didn’t know how the kids were going to react” just two days after the tragic death of 15-year-old Bucksport student Taylor Darveau in an automobile accident.The emotions “definitely showed in the first half,” said Sankey, and the Red Riots took a 14-0 lead before Bucksport scored.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textA three-yard touchdown plunge by Cameron Mowrer gave Orono a first-quarter lead, and the Red Riots made it 14-0 on a three-yard touchdown rush by Lewis Hansen with less than three minutes to go before halftime.The Golden Bucks scored in those remaining minutes on a 12-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Matt Stewart to Josh Gray.Bucksport cut the lead to 14-12 in the third period on a 10-yard pass from Stewart to Gabe Stearns, but the Bucks came up short on their bid for a two-point conversion.Orono expanded the lead to 20-12 on a 94-yard touchdown run by Hansen in the third quarter.Gray responded for the Bucks by taking a 50-yard punt return into the end zone for a touchdown, but again the bid for the game-tying two points was unsuccessful.That set the stage for Bucksport’s big finale.An Orono punt put the Golden Bucks back on their own six-yard line with only about two minutes to go.But the Bucks mounted a drive that took the ball up the field to the Orono 25-yard line in less than a minute.“We were throwing the ball and we were successful,” said Sankey.That effort came to fruition when running back Jack Cyr “busted free and exploded into the end zone,” putting the Bucks in front for the first time.The Bucksport defense then shut down the Red Riots on the final four plays of the game and remained undefeated with a 5-0 record.Stewart completed 13 of 19 passes for 125 yards, Asher Bowden carried the ball 16 times for 105 yards and Cyr had seven carries for 102 yards.The Bucksport defense was led by Nic Bishop, who had eight solo tackles and three assists. Bowden had five solo tackles, three assists and two sacks and KP Hilaire had five solo tackles and three assists.The Red Riots had 233 yards rushing but nothing through the air, coming up empty on eight pass attempts.The undefeated Golden Bucks will host the John Bapst Crusaders Friday at 7 p.m. on Ritchie Field at the Maine Maritime Academy in Castine.Find in-depth coverage of local news in The Ellsworth American. Subscribe digitally or in print. Bio GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017last_img read more

India Skipper Virat Kohli and Dhawan Moves up in ICC T20 Rankings

first_imgDubai: India skipper Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan on Wednesday moved closer to the top 10 while Afghanistan’s Hazratullah Zazai and Scotlands George Munsey achieved new highs for their respective teams in the ICC Men’s T20I player rankings.Virat Kohli’s unbeaten 72 in the second T20 of the three-match series against South Africa, which ended in a 1-1 draw, saw him gain one spot and reach the 11th position in the batting list, while Dhawan moved up three places to 13th after scores of 40 and 36 in the second and third T20 against the Proteas, respectively.The latest rankings update takes into account the India-South Africa series, Bangladesh tri-series also featuring Afghanistan and Zimbabwe, as well as the Ireland tri-series in which Scotland and the Netherlands were the other two teams, the ICC said in a statement.Fifth-ranked Zazai’s current 727 points are the highest ever by an Afghanistan batsman while 21st ranked Munsey became the first Scotland batsman to reach 600 points after scoring an unbeaten 127 off just 56 balls against the Netherlands before dropping to 585 points at the end of the series. The series in India also saw South Africa’s Quinton de Kock move up from 49th to 30th, his highest position in two years, after scores of 52 and 79 not out in the second and third T20, respectively. Proteas spinner Tabraiz Shamsi has reached the top 20 in the bowlers’ list for the first time while Andile Phehlukwayo achieved a career-best ranking of seven.There were also some interesting developments in the Bangladesh tri-series. Captain Hamilton Masakadza retired from international cricket in 22nd place as Zimbabwe’s highest-ranked batsman, while Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman has moved into the top 10 in the bowlers’ list after taking seven wickets in the series.The Ireland series saw the Dutch pair of Ben Cooper and Max O’Dowd achieve their career-best rankings at joint 41st among the batsmen, while Ireland’s Kevin O’Brien has achieved a career-high 459 rating points in batting. Irish batsman Andrew Balbirnie has progressed from 95th to 53rd spot. (IANS) Also Read: Would Prefer Cristiano Ronaldo Over Lionel Messi: Virat KohliAlso Watch:Local people under Ketatong Village Panchayat in Margherita demands bridge over Tirap Riverlast_img read more

Northern Rangers, GFC complete Turbo semi-finals lineup

first_imgNORTHERN Rangers FC and Georgetown Football Club are the last two teams through to the semi-final of the ongoing Turbo Knock Out football tournament’s semi-final stage.The final two quarter- final games were completed on Sunday evening at the Ministry of Education ground on Carifesta Avenue on Sunday evening.Both sides had contrasting paths to the next round with the first game of the evening pitting the Rangers against Riddim Squad.The game went through regular time without a goal being scored, despite both sides having their fair share of tries.Even at the end of extra time, a winner could not be determined and, as such, penalties were used to decide who would move onto the next round.In the end, it was the Rangers who triumphed 2-0.The second game was a gritty battle between Santos U-20 and GFC. Initially, Santos U-20 had the lead through a Marcus Wilson-strike in the 19th minute, a passage of play when they enjoyed the majority of the ball possession.However, when GFC got into their groove, Deo Alfred was the man who netted the equalizer in the 32nd minute.  Try as they might, neither side could secure the decider in the first half, so when they came out in the second half, things were even more tense.In the remaining 45 minutes, no decider was found and they went through into Extra time.8/It looked as though the game would head to a penalty shootout, much like the earlier encounter, but Paul Fields, in the 108th minute ensured GFC had the win.The semi-finals are billed for Sunday at the Ministry of Educaiton ground with Pouderoyen taking on Fruta Conquerors and Northern Rangers playing GFC.last_img read more

Former governor discusses severity of CA drought

first_imgThe state’s drought has been a hot discussion topic for Californians since Gov. Jerry Brown’s historic mandatory water restrictions, implemented at the beginning of April. The topic of water in California was discussed yet again on Monday, at The New Reality: Addressing California’s Water Culture, an event hosted by USC’s Schwarzenegger Institute and the Price School of Public Policy. The Public Policy Institute of California partnered with the two groups for the event.Jack Knott, dean of the Price School of Public Policy, provided the event’s opening remarks.“I’m really pleased that we are able to partner with the PPIC and the Schwarzenegger Institute,” Knott said, “We haven’t done this type of partnership in a while, so I’m really glad this is happening. Especially on such an important and critically powerful issue that we face in California today.”Most urban areas in California have endured the drought without a major economic impact, largely due to improvements in technology and infrastructure. Local governments have addressed drought conditions by diversifying water supply, increasing surface and groundwater storage options, collecting storm water and reducing overall water demand.The agriculture industry has been hit the hardest. According to PPIC, though many farmers have begun using groundwater rather than rainwater, the drought has caused $2 billion in losses and 17,000 lost jobs.The event’s first panel, Addressing the California Water Challenge – Today, focused on the problems facing both urban and agricultural areas, and discussed possible solutions.Knott also said that the institute excellently engages students.“One of the things that I love about the Schwarezenegger Institute is that it always engages, invites and involves students to these events. They give them a prominent place in these events, and that’s not typical,” he said.Though droughts are a recurring feature of California’s climate, climatologists have observed that California’s current crisis has worsened due to increasing temperatures.“We’d like to look at this fourth year of drought as not just a crisis, but as an opportunity to look ahead and create a sustainable water future for the state of California,” said Bonnie Reiss, global director of the USC Schwarzenegger Institute.Overall, the panel discussed the discrepancies of the drought’s impact across different localities.The panel included Vito Chiesa, supervisor of Stanislaus County and president of the California State Association of Counties; Marcie Edwards, general manager of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power; Felicia Marcus, chair of the State Water Resources Control Board; and Tim Quinn, executive director of the Association of California Water Agencies. Mark Baldassare, president and CEO of the PPIC, served as the panel’s moderator.“We’re all in this together, I could say that over and over and over again so that people would stop pitting themselves against each other,” Chiesa said.Edwards offered a similar comment while explaining what the LADWP is doing to combat the drought.“We are moving past the arguing over bits and pieces and moving into implementation,” Edwards said.For Los Angeles, this implementation means installing stormwater catchment systems, and tearing out ornamental lawns in favor of native landscaping.The second panel, Addressing the California Water Challenge – The Future, Part 1, focused on how California policy can help the state in future droughts. Panelists included Juliet Christian-Smith, climate scientist with the Union of Concerned Scientists; Daniel Curtin, board member of the California Water Commission and director of the California Conference of Carpenters; James Famiglietti, UC Irvine professor and JPL’s senior water scientist; Robert Hertzberg, California State Senator; and Daniel Sumner, director of UC Agricultural Issues Center and professor at UC Davis. Val Zavala, vice president of news and public affairs for KCET, moderated the panel.The second panel reiterated the first panel’s belief that it’s time to move past quarreling, and start looking for solutions.“We need to change the conversation from urban versus rural, agriculture versus cities, and instead recognize the different uses for water,” Famiglietti said.The third and final panel, The Future, Part 2, continued the discussion on the future of water in California. Panelists included Susan Kennedy, CEO and board member of Advanced Microgrid Solutions; Arnold Schwarzenegger, 38th governor of California; Lester Snow, executive director of the California Water Foundation; and Kevin Starr, professor at USC. Reiss moderated the panel.After each panel’s discussion, audience members were invited to ask questions of panelists. Panelists were asked a diverse range of questions, from the vice mayor of Culver City to USC students from the Central Valley.“It’s incredible to learn firsthand from the policy experts who are directly working on California’s water challenge. It really helps understand the collaboration and innovation required to make progress on critical policy issues, and simplify complex problems into manageable steps,” said Josh Blockstein, a sophomore majoring in biology at USC.“This event really gives insight into the work that is done behind the scenes that is hard to grasp for students like me who aren’t directly involved on these issues.”last_img read more