Bidders compete for highly sought after home in tightly held suburb

first_imgWinning bidder Matt Cross looks over his new property with friend Kira Stevens. Auction of 52 Grove St, Albion. Saturday May 19, 2018. (AAP image, John Gass)ABOUT 40 people turned out to see the hammer fall on an Albion property on May 19 at 10am.Six people registered to bid on 52 Grove St, including two bidding authorities, but only four raised their hand to purchase.Auctioneer Phil Parker from Ray White, Ascot sells 52 Grove St, Albion. Auction of 52 Grove St, Albion. Saturday May 19, 2018. (AAP image, John Gass)Bidding immediately started at $550,000 to a phone bidder, and after seven increases, the property sold to 27-year-old Matt Cross for $671,000.Winning bidder Matt Cross looks over his new property with friend Kira Stevens. Auction of 52 Grove St, Albion. Saturday May 19, 2018. (AAP image, John Gass)Mr Cross said this was his second property purchase and he planned to move into the Albion home.“It’s the first time I’ve bought at auction though,” he said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours ago“I will keep my other property as an investment.”Auction of 52 Grove St, Albion. Saturday May 19, 2018. (AAP image, John Gass)The property last changed hands in 2012, for $515,000 and Ray White Ascot sales and marketing consultant Nick Kouparitsas said it was indicative of price increases in the Albion area in the current market.“It’s sometimes more, this home was fairly basic,” Mr Kouparitsas said.“These guys didn’t do any work to it when they bought it, so it was fairly untouched.“But obviously, when people spend a little bit of money it will increase the value of the home.“Albion is a very tightly held area; we’d like to list more property there because you always get a good result.“We had over 55 people through this home, so it just goes to show there are a lot of buyers looking in Albion.”Mr Kouparitsas said there were many reasons the suburb was popular with buyers and the Albion Train Precinct Redevelopment would only mean the suburb would continue to fetch good results.“The proximity to city and transport is pretty good, it’s an eight minute train ride into town, so that plays a big part and obviously the train station with what’s happening there,” he said.“But there’s plenty of little cafes, you’ve got Brew Bakers there, which has been there for a while, and that’s a popular bakery, there’s plenty happening in the area and the pub’s got a really good atmosphere.“You’re on the fringe of New Farm, Bowen Hills, so you’re not far from the city but you are starting to get that vibe.”last_img read more

Athletics: Abortion still haunts track star

first_imgNZ Herald 29 October 2017Family First Comment: Another powerful article in the NZ Herald on abortion!“The procedure itself is described in her book fleetingly, but unflinchingly. “All of the crying left me so numb that I barely remember the cold instruments as they brushed against my skin,” she writes. “It was quick, but it felt like an eternity. Abortion would now forever be a part of my life, a scarlet letter I never thought I’d wear.” Nine years on, she remembers, all too vividly. “I was just mentally broken,” she says. “At that point, it was more of a spiritual race than a physical one. It was incredibly hard for me, as I know it is for a lot of women. You feel this unworthiness, this shame.” Her eyes glisten momentarily. “It still gets me, even now.””http://www.ChooseLife.nzIn the affluent oasis of Round Rock, Texas, 32km north of downtown Austin, Sanya Richards-Ross wakes to an autumnal morning seemingly without a care in the world.The sky is a deep and rejuvenating blue. Her husband, Aaron Ross, a former cornerback for the New York Giants, is happily retired with two Super Bowl triumphs.Their two-month-old son, Aaron II – they call him Dewcey – has just had a nursery built and is starting to show off his first smile.Until recently, Richards-Ross was known primarily as the 400m champion at the 2012 London Olympics, an elegant and graceful athlete whose personal best has not been beaten by any woman in the world for 12 years.But courtesy of her memoir, and one incendiary chapter in particular, she has become identified as a trailblazer of a quite different kind, having disclosed that at the zenith of her running career, she had an abortion.In this age of compulsive social-media use, few intimate revelations have the capacity to shock any longer.But Richards-Ross’ story is one that has resonated far and wide. Abortion is a taboo so entrenched that when she discovered she was pregnant just weeks before the 2008 Beijing Olympics, she and her partner had a telephone call where neither of them could bear to utter the word out loud.READ MORE: read more

Roger Federer tipped to join Billionaire club in 2020

first_imgTwenty Grand Slam winner Roger Federer is reportedly ‘set to become tennis’ first billionaire’ in 2020 and only the fourth sportsperson ever to accumulate that level of wealth. Federer’s growing fortune means he will join Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan and Floyd Mayweather as the richest athletes of all time. The tennis legend has built his fortune from a combination of prize money and endorsements with a range of global brands. According to, Federer has already earned £689million, with a further £153m guaranteed from agreed-upon sponsorship contracts in the months and years ahead. Tiger Woods generated earnings through sponsorships ATP figures state that Federer has racked up £98m in prize money from singles and doubles tournaments. As well as racking up money in major competitions, he also takes part in a South American exhibition tournament during the off-season which brings in £7.6m each year. But, according to, it is his commercial success away from the tennis court that has helped him to amass his fortune. The 38-year-old has sponsorship deals with brands such as Rolex, Uniqlo, Credit Suisse and Mercedes Benz. Forbes has also reported that Federer’s annual income has reached a record high of £80m, despite him no longer being at the peak of his powers. That figure represents a sizeable increase on the £59m he was estimated to have earned in 2018. Federer’s three-year sponsorship with Uniqlo, which he penned in 2018, is reportedly worth £23m a year and is the main contributor to his increase in income. Read Also Nadal insists Federer Slam record not on his mind ‘Baba ibeji’ as some of this fans in Nigeria call him previously had a multi-million pound deal with Nike, while he has also invested money in the running of shoe firm ON. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Promoted ContentThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldTop 9 Scariest Haunted Castles In Europe7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universe12 Celebrities Who Almost Ruined Their Careers With One Movielast_img read more

Labor Day

first_imgHappy Labor Day!  This holiday marks the official end of summer as we think of it.  There will be major league baseball games today, but other than that most of the people will be more interested in a final summer picnic and hoping to see fireworks somewhere.  This is a chance for you and your family to enjoy a game together before we get overly busy with fall schedules.  Dig out your old sports equipment and have a fun day with the family!  For one day put away your electronic devices!last_img read more

Mrs. Virginia Ann “Ginny” (Martin) Leap

first_imgMrs. Virginia Ann “Ginny” (Martin) Leap, age 74, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on March 4, 1946 in Florence, Indiana. She was the loving daughter of Margaret Anna Martin. She was raised in Florence, Indiana and was a 1964 graduate of Vevay High School. Ginny was united in marriage on April 26, 1969 at the Mt. Sterling Baptist Church to the late Donald Dale “Donnie” Leap. This union was blessed with two daughters, Marci Lynn and Michelle Lynn. Ginny and Donnie shared 46 years of marriage together until he passed away on December 24, 2015. On June 1, 1964, Ginny was employed as the office manager for the Vevay Reveille, retiring on June 1, 2015 after 52 years of service. Ginny was a member of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 Ladies Auxiliary and Florence Church of Christ. Ginny enjoyed reading and was a great proof reader! Ginny will be deeply missed by her loving family, friends and her community. Ginny passed away at 5:19 p.m., Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Indiana.Ginny will be lovingly remembered by her daughters, Marci Lynn Leap of Vevay, IN and Michelle Lynn Carfield and her husband, Joe of Vevay, IN; her grandchildren, James Dustin Carfield, Kali Carfield and her wife, Alyssa Carfield, Courtney Ryan Carfield and Kylie Jo Carfield; her great-grandson, Derek Joseph Wade Carfield; her sister, Ruth Lohide of East Enterprise, IN and her several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her mother, Margaret Anna Martin, died November 24, 1995; her husband, Donald Dale “Donnie” Leap, died December 24, 2015 and her sister, Betty Jean (Martin) Mishler, died August 9, 2015.Due to COVID-19 and in keeping with the CDC guidelines, masks are required along with social distancing. Friends may call 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Friday, July 17, 2020, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.Due to COVID-19 and in keeping with the CDC guidelines, masks are required along with social distancing. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 18, 2020, by Pastor Pat Lanman, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.Memorial contributions may be made to the Vevay American Legion Post #185 Relief Fund or Switzerland County Animal Shelter. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.comlast_img read more

Hodgson not worried by trip to locked down Leicester

first_imgCrystal Palace manager, Roy Hodgson, says he has no concern about his team’s Premier League game at Leicester City on Saturday in spite of Midlands City having lockdown measures re-imposed.Leicester became the subject of the first local lockdown in the UK on Monday after a spike in COVID-19 cases. Palace will travel to Leicester later on Friday ahead of the afternoon kickoff and Hodgson is satisfied everything has been done to avoid any risks of exposure to the virus.He said at a virtual news conference: “This is what’s been decided and as far as our match is concerned as soon as the people at the Premier League and the people at Leicester gave us the go-ahead, that’s it safe to play there.“I had no qualms about accepting that.“And the players feel the same way.“Everything has been very good so far and all the promises made by the Premier League have been carried out.” Hodgson said the restart of the season without fans in stadiums had been “surreal”, but it was the best option.He said: “We are all coming to terms with it, I think.“I’ve said on many occasions this is the best alternative of the alternatives that are open to us.“This way means we can get the games played and the football matches are still football matches and create entertainment for everybody.“It’s a new reality for us at the moment.” Palace won their first match after the season resumed at Bournemouth, but defeats by Liverpool and Burnley have dented their prospects of a late run for Europe.They will be boosted at Leicester by the availability of striker Christian Benteke, who returns after a thigh injury, although Hodgson knows his side lack firepower.The 72-year-old said: “We haven’t had a good goalscoring record.“The strikers have not got near the (Jamie) Vardys in terms of goals expected.RelatedPosts EPL: Foxes attack Burnley Townsend: Eze’s an incredible talent UK visa restrictions will strengthen Nigeria’s democracy — Forum “We have to come to terms with the fact that someone has to start scoring goals.“Let’s hope we have a good summer window to improve our squad and bring in one or two who can score our goal threats.”Reuters/NAN.Tags: Leicester CityMidlands CityRoy HodgsonUnited Kingdomlast_img read more

Allen wants op sorted before next term

first_imgJoe Allen is keen to get his shoulder operation out of the way so he can be fully fit for the start of next season. The midfielder will be in Chris Coleman’s Wales squad for the World Cup qualifiers with Scotland and Croatia when it is unveiled on Wednesday. However, the Liverpool man is facing an extended period on the sidelines at some point after discovering a recurrence of an old shoulder injury had deteriorated to the point where further surgery is required. Speaking on a tour of the Ellesmere Port car plant of Wales team sponsors Vauxhall, Allen said: “It is something that needs sorting out. I had an operation a few years ago and unfortunately it is a recurrence. It has slowly deteriorated to the point where an operation is the only thing that can solve it.” Liverpool will decide when Allen has surgery, which the 22-year-old estimates will keep him out for three months. “I can play on, but it is all about the timing because I will be out for three months,” he said. “Obviously, I don’t want to miss the start of next season if I can but we will see what the club have planned because it is a reasonably long lay-off.” With the Reds back in the running for a European place following Sunday’s victory over Tottenham, Brendan Rodgers might be loath to lose Allen at this stage. Equally, the former Swansea man would benefit from a full pre-season at Anfield, given he did not join the Merseyside giants until after his Olympic commitments with Team GB. And next week he will be fully focused on Wales anyway, as they look to build on an encouraging win over Austria last month by completing a World Cup double over Scotland on Friday. That initial victory over the Scots in October effectively signalled the end of Craig Levein’s reign. It also marked the climax of a tortuous period for new Wales boss Chris Coleman, who had struggled to maintain the improvements made under Gary Speed. “These things take time,” said Allen. “It was a difficult period for everyone in Welsh football but recent performances and results show we are moving in the right direction. “We have always had the talent and ability that’s for sure. Now we are getting to the stage where we are benefiting from past experiences and we are ready to take it to the next level.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Collins expects Hammers response

first_img The Irons were moments away from the fourth round, having held on to Collins’ goal at the start of the second half, before Romelu Lukaku smashed home a stoppage-time equaliser which means the two sides will now go head-to-head again in east London on January 13. On Saturday, West Ham will travel to Swansea looking to finally end a four-match winless run which has seen Sam Allardyce’s side slip down to seventh. Defender James Collins maintains West Ham must not let the disappointment of failing to see off Everton in the FA Cup at Goodison Park disrupt efforts to get their Barclays Premier League campaign back on track this weekend. Collins is expecting a response against the Swans. He told the club’s website: “Conceding is disappointing at any time, so to do it in injury-time in the FA Cup knowing we will have to play another game now is even more disappointing. “But we played well at Everton, against West Bromwich Albion and also in the second half against Arsenal. “We will go again at Swansea on Saturday and they have got a couple of lads out too. We are seventh in the league and still in the FA Cup, so it is all to play for.” Allardyce hopes to have striker Andy Carroll fit from a foot injury for the trip to south Wales and has been boosted by the news of Cameroon midfielder Alex Song’s international retirement, so he will now be available rather than away at the African Nations Cup. “We have got a difficult task now as we have only got a few days to recover for Swansea and then we will play again on Tuesday (in the FA Cup replay) with only a few days to recover for the next Premier League game (against Hull),” said the Hammers boss. “It will be tough on the lads, especially with the shortage of the squad now. “Hopefully Andy will be back by the weekend, but the lads have just got to dig in now and pick up more points, before hopefully beating Everton and getting through to the next round.” Senegal, meanwhile, have confirmed they do not now expect West Ham forward Diafra Sakho to link up with their squad for the African Nations Cup because of a back injury, and so the player is expected to stay in London for treatment. Irons midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate, however, has travelled to the Senegal camp ahead of the tournament in Equatorial Guinea, which begins on January 17. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Ellsworth falls to MDI in volleyball quarterfinal

first_img Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017 Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all) Bio 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. Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017center_img Coach Mike Kelley of the Ellsworth Eagles watches assenior Sarah Shelton gets low for a dig in last week’s3-1 Ellsworth volleyball win over Kennebunk in astate Class A preliminary playoff . Th e Eagles fell tothe Mount Desert Island Trojans 3-1 in Saturday’squarterfinal. PHOTO BY HUGH BOWDENELLSWORTH— The Ellsworth Eagles downed the Kennebunk Rams in a state Class A volleyball playoff on Thursday, but fell to the Mount Desert Island Trojans in Saturday’s quarterfinal play.With senior Sarah Shelton turning in a 19-kill performance, the seventh-ranked Eagles rolled to a 3-1 win over the number 10 Kennebunk Rams in Thursday’s preliminary playoff.The Eagles got off to a strong start in the first game, opening with seven consecutive points off serves by sophomore Samantha Mason. The Eagles extended the lead the rest of the way, with a tip by Shelton proving the winning point of the 25-15 game.Kennebunk also fell behind early in the second game, then rallied to take a 13-12 lead. But the Eagles knotted the score at 13-all and junior Delaney Sargent then served three winners, with a kill be Shelton putting the Eagles up 16-13. Ellsworth went on the claim a 25-17 win in the second game. For more photos from the Ellsworth, Kennebunk game, click here.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textBut the Rams came alive in the third game and took the lead for good midway through the contest. With Kennebunk leading 23-20, the Eagles cut the lead to a single point on another kill by Shelton, but the Rams held on for a 25-22 victory.In the decisive fourth game, the Rams kept things close in the early going, but a looping ace by senior Paxton Colley put the Eagles in front to stay 9-8. Ellsworth continued to extend the lead, but the Rams rallied from a 20-12 deficit to trail by just four points, 24-20, before a block at the net by Sargent gave the Eagles the final point — and the match.Shelton had 18 digs and three assists to go with her big offensive output. Mason contributed five assists and eight digs, senior Jenna Haslam had eight digs and 13 serve receptions and Colley had 11 digs and 12 serve receptions.“I thought they played great,” said coach Mike Kelley of his Eagles. “There was a little letdown a couple of times, but it was for a short period instead of for a half a game or a whole game. They kept themselves up and their defense was great. There weren’t many mistakes. That’s the best they’ve played all year.”MDI 3, Ellsworth 1As they did twice in the regular season, MDI’s Trojans dispatched the Eagles in Saturday’s quarterfinal in Bar Harbor, winning the match 3-1 to advance to the Class A semifinals.The Trojans eked out a 26-24 win in the first game and downed the Eagles 25-16 in the second.But Ellsworth responded with a 25-21 win in game three before falling in the decisive contest 25-16.For the Eagles, who finished with a record of 8-7, Shelton had another big match with 14 kills, 17 service receptions and nine digs.Colley contributed 12 service receptions, three blocks and seven digs; Mason had six kills, seven assists, 10 digs and four aces; and Haslam had 12 service receptions and 10 digs.For the 14-1 Trojans, Sarah Phelps had 14 kills, nine digs and an ace; Camilla Thomassen-Tai had eight kills, three assists, 13 digs and five aces; Aubrie Boyce had five kills, two digs and six aces; and Riley Mooers had a match-high 25 assists, six digs and four aces.MDI was slated to host third-ranked 12-3 Falmouth in semifinal action yesterday (Wednesday) with the winner advancing to Saturday’s state championship at 1 p.m. at Biddeford High School.In Class B quarterfinal action, the fifth-seeded Bucksport Golden Bucks fell 3-0 to the fourth-seeded Woodland Dragons on Friday in Baileyville.The Dragons won decisively by game scores of 25-7, 25-16 and 25-14.For the Golden Bucks, who finished their season with a record of 6-9, Holly Judkins had two aces and eight digs, Joy Fitzgerald had three aces and two digs, Natalie Gray had four digs and Chloe Stubbs had 10 digs. GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017 Latest Postslast_img read more

Anichebe Signs for Sunderland

first_imgSunderland have signed free agent Victor Anichebe on a deal until the end of the season. The 28-year-old Nigerian striker has been without a club following his release by West Brom in May. Anichebe played under Black Cats boss David Moyes for seven years at Everton.“I have a lot of good friends here and everyone knows that I know the manager really well. He brought me through as a young player and was a big factor in me coming here,” he said. Prior to his arrival, Jermain Defoe was Sunderland’s only fit senior forward. “I had a few options in England and Europe but the manager was a huge pull for me. He knows me inside out and I feel like he can get the best out of me,” added Anichebe. The Nigerian, who moved from Lagos to Liverpool at the age of one, scored 35 goals for Everton and the Baggies in 228 appearances. Sunderland have lost twice and drawn once in their opening three Premier League fixtures.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more