Agent directs traffic as New Farm auction crowd spills onto street

first_img SEE WHAT ELSE IS FOR SALE IN NEW FARM Brisbane on track for strong property growth. How much is your home worth? “We’ve got to manage 1.5m for social distancing so take care of that. I know a number of you are on the road, so if you’re a registered bidder, please watch out for cars, if you’re not a registered bidder — well we couldn’t really care what happens to you.” Selling agent Nicholas Given walks down the middle of Abbott St as people arrive for the auction. Photo: Debra BelaThere was a chuckle through the crowd and with agent Nicholas Given taking on the role of traffic controller, 19 registered bidders began an epic 65-bid battle for the pre-war home in one of New Farm’s most private streets. Mr Gavin speaks with the winning bidders, Linda and Darren (surname withheld), prior to the auction. Photo: Debra BelaA New Farm couple standing on the street behind the complimentary coffee van, started the bidding at $600,000.“We’ve just finished renovating a Queenslander in New Farm, we love homes like this,” the couple said afterwards. There’s lots of potential here. Photo: supplied The front of the house has a character overlay protecting it but the back of 60 Abbott St, New Farm can be changed, much like the house next door. Photo: suppliedAcross the street, Mr Low was livestreaming the event for his Sydney-based siblings who were unable to attend the sale of their parents’ home due to the Queensland border closure. Morris Low teaches history at the University of Queensland. This used to be his bedroom growing up at 60 Abbott St, New Farm. Pics: Debra BelaMore from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours agoParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoWithin two minutes the property had reached $1 million.“It’s got good Feng Shui this house,” Mr Low said afterwards. “I think it’s my mum. She passed away last year. It’s got her energy.” Ray White New Farm Principal Matt Lancashire (centre) working with bidders during the auction of 60 Abbott St, New Farm. Photo: Debra BelaThe property was announced on the market at $1.352 million by which stage it was clear all the action was coming from bidders on the street, with Mr Cush receiving offers via a slight nod or a shout as both Mr Given and Ray White New Farm Principal Matt Lancashire dashed between bidders. People arriving for the auction of 60 Abbott St, New Farm. Photos: Debra BelaTRAFFIC was directed through a crowd of more than 100 people who had spilt onto a quiet New Farm street on Saturday to see a deceased estate sell for $1,465,500. The house at 60 Abbott St, New Farm. Photo: suppliedOne couple decided to register in the middle of the road as the auction passed $1.2 million with 19 bidders competing for the pre-war home that had been in Morris Low’s family for more than 30 years. An outdoor laundry and toilet are part of the original charm of this circa-1920s house on 455sq m. Photo: Debra BelaThe large crowd and buyer interest was a repeat of last weekend with agents seeing it as an early sign that the market is hungry for a return to the strong pre-COVID conditions which had Brisbane well placed to see an upturn in capital growth this year.RELATED 100-strong crowd forces impromptu bus stop auction MISSED OUT ON THIS ONE?center_img More than half of the 29 properties that went to auction across Brisbane on Saturday were sold through Ray White agencies, with an average of 8.9 bidders per auction and a 75 per cent clearance rate.The national average was 4.9 registered bidders per auction which is almost three people more than this time last year.But with COVID-19 restrictions still limiting onsite auction numbers to 20 people until July 10, the increased activity is a complication for agents. Ray White New Farm principal and auctioneer, Haesley Cush. Photo: Debra Bela “We’ll do the formalities first,” Ray White auctioneer Haesley Cush shouted from the front of 60 Abbott St, New Farm. Among the other bidders on the road was a woman who owns property in Sydney but is currently renting in New Farm and looking for a home for her young family.In front of her was a woman from Brisbane’s southside who was looking to develop and resell the house.Within the final two breaths of the auction, six bids were received and it was the New Farm family who had just finished renovating a nearby house, who came out in front. The winning bidders Darren and Linda (surname withheld) will restore the original pre-war home at 60 Abbott St, New Farm. Photo: Debra BelaIn other auction results, 22 Collingwood St, Paddington sold for $1.15 million which was well above reserve, with 10 registered bidders never taking the bid increase below $50,000.Place West principal Andrew Degn had the bidders and their families in the front yard, with spectators invited to social distance on the footpath. FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOKlast_img read more

EPIC Midstream Marks 1st Crude Oil Shipment from Its Port of Christi Terminal

first_imgHouston-based EPIC Midstream loaded its first shipment of crude oil from the IGC marine terminal located in the Inner Harbor of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel.The IGC terminal, formerly the International Grain Port Terminal, was repurposed by EPIC beginning in June 2019 to enable it to export crude oil while EPIC’s larger export terminal is still under construction.“EPIC’s ability to provide crude oil transport out of the Delaware and Eagle Ford Basins and onto export vessels is strategic both for the company and for continued upstream development within the two basins,” said Brian Freed, President of EPIC. “As increasingly more Texas crude oil production finds its way to the most competitive gateway on the entire U.S. Gulf Coast, the Port of Corpus Christi continues its record-breaking economic evolution as the true Energy Port of the Americas,” said Sean Strawbridge, Chief Executive Officer for the Port of Corpus Christi.Once completed, EPIC’s marine terminal will consist of two separate dock facilities: the West Dock and the East Dock.The West Dock, IGC, is currently in service and can load up to Aframax-sized tankers (capable of transporting up to 750,000 barrels) at a maximum loading rate of 20,000 barrels per hour. The East Dock, located adjacent to the West Dock, is a greenfield dock facility that will load up to Suezmax-sized tankers (capable of transporting up to 1,000,000 barrels) at a maximum loading rate of 40,000 barrels per hour.EPIC expects the East Dock to commence operations in the third quarter of 2020.The Port of Corpus Christi currently is the U.S. third-largest port by total revenue tonnage and is the second-largest exporter of U.S. crude oil.last_img read more

Oceaneering Wins BP RLWI Gig Off Angola

first_imgOceaneering has been awarded a contract by BP to provide riserless light well intervention (RLWI) services offshore Angola in Blocks 18 and 31.In connection with this contract, Oceaneering has agreed to provide personnel and equipment related to its RLWI services, remotely operated vehicles (ROV’s), survey services, and communication services integrated onto a chartered multi-purpose vessel.These services are contracted to support a multi-well campaign designed to include mechanical well interventions, well stimulations, and tree change-outs. Oceaneering’s work scope also includes project management, engineering, systems integration, offshore management, and project crews.Offshore operations are scheduled to begin in the second quarter, with completion anticipated in the late fall of 2020.last_img read more

Promiscuity claim gets cold shoulder

first_imgNZ Herald 10 May 2012Social Development Minister Paula Bennett says questions should be asked about older men “preying” on young women, rather than about the promiscuity of women. She was commenting on Conservative Party leader Colin Craig’s statement that Kiwi women were the most promiscuous in the world and the taxpayer should not pay for their contraception. Mr Craig made the comment on Radio NZ yesterday while discussing the $1 million initiative to provide grants for women on the benefit to get long-acting contraception. He said he had no problem with contraception but taxpayers should not have to pay for another person’s lifestyle choice. “We are the country with the most promiscuous young women in the world,” he said. “This does nothing to help us at all. We are faced with a reality that the constant changing of partners is a decision young women are making. It’s a destructive decision on a lot of levels. Health is one of those, and it is a big cost to us.” Ms Bennett said there were men in the benefit system who had fathered numerous children, but they escaped much of the criticism. Some had up to eight children to different mothers – and even if they were employed they could not afford child support.Last night, Mr Craig released the international research he based the claim on – including a survey of behaviour such as one-night stands by an academic at Bradley University in which NZ came second to Finland. Another was the 2007 Durex Global Sex Survey of 26,000 people nationwide, which found NZ women had an average of 20.4 sexual partners – well above the global average of 7.3. First Comment: Also study studyNZ women promiscuous – doctorNZ Herald 9 July 2011: A Timaru gynaecologist wants a campaign against promiscuity after encountering a shocking number of pregnant patients who cannot remember whom they had sex with. read more

Labour MP wants same-sex marriage bill withdrawn

first_imgRadio NZ 8 August 2012The Labour Party’s Pacific Island Affairs spokesperson, Su’a William Sio, wants fellow Labour MP Louisa Wall to withdraw her member’s bill proposing the legalisation of same-sex marriage.Mr Sio says the bill is causing deep divisions in Labour’s heartland Pacific vote and could cost the party the next election and he will vote against it because of widespread resistance to it from his constituents – especially churchgoers.He says it is the wrong bill at the wrong time.“This issue cuts deep into fundamental beliefs and will divide the community,” Mr Sio says. “There are weightier and more pressing issues, like holding John Key to account for the weakening economy and the lack of jobs – and that’s where our priority ought to be.”The MP says Labour lost as many as 30,000 Pacific voters over homosexual law reform and civil unions, and the same-sex marriage bill could do the same.Mr Sio is the MP for Mangere, the electorate with the biggest Pacific population, and his view on this issue is backed by Labour’s Pacific Islands vice-president, Efu Koka, who also says the bill is likely to significantly hurt the Pacific vote at the next elections.Ms Wall says a lot of opposition by Pacific churches is based on the misbelief that they will be compelled to conduct same-sex marriages.“What I don’t like,” she says, “is ministers telling their congregation members that they’re going to have to accept same-sex marriages in those churches.“That’s not true; and I don’t want mistruths interfering in what should be a really rational debate about what a diverse New Zealand looks like and how we should all have tolerance and accept each other for who we are.” read more

The Selfishness of Sperm Donation

first_imgCBC Network 6 November 2014A recent essay in the New York Times tells the story of a lesbian couple in Brooklyn who used the sperm of one of their friends in California to conceive their son.By happenstance, the sperm donor and his wife became pregnant shortly thereafter, and the writer cheerfully claims that it was their Californian friends’ willingness to serve as a donor that brought about good karma in the birth of their own child—or as the title of column states, “It Was in Giving That They Received.”The children of the two couples will doubtless encounter each other throughout their lifetimes since their parents are friends and they desire for their children to grow up as friends as well (half-siblings, in fact!). It’s hard not to imagine, however, some conversation taking place around age seven (if not before), where the sperm donor conceived child of the two lesbian mothers begins to ask questions about his father.At some point they will likely tell him who his biological father is and since the two couples are family friends, their son will personally know the very man who helped bring him into existence. I surmise that he’ll very likely wonder—even in he doesn’t vocalize it—why his childhood friend is being raised, loved, and cared for on a daily basis by his biological father while he is only allowed to know him as an “uncle” or family friend. read more

John Fury to spar with son Tyson for upcoming bare-knuckle fight

first_img Not many fighters can call on the heavyweight world champion to help them prepare for a bare-knuckle grudge match. But Tyson Fury won’t need to be asked twice to help out his dad who is set to return to the ring against ex-bodybuilder Micky Theo. Fury Snr was called out by Theo last week and accepted the challenge, despite both men being in their 50s. And once the coronavirus-enforced lockdown is over, the Furys will be reunited in a bid to put together the perfect game plan. When asked by IFL TV how he plans to prepare, John said: “Purely boxing training. Plenty of running, plenty of sparring. “I’ve got the best of sparring, Tyson’s going to be sparring me, [my other son] Shane is going to be sparring me. “We were sparring – me, Tyson and Shane – before he went to Vegas. “And do you know what he said to me? ‘I’m surprised how sharp you really are; you’re still good on your feet and you’ve still got a good engine’.” Loading… Promoted Content8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth10 Outrageous Ideas That Made People Ridiculously RichHow They Made Little Simba Look So Lifelike in ‘The Lion King’5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made8 Best 1980s High Tech GadgetsA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs8 Most Expensive Mistakes In The History Of Mankind20 Celebs With Bizarre Hidden Talents And Skills Fury admitted he was surprised by the call-out – but did not hesitate to accept. He added: “It’s good for me, it’s what I do, it’s what I love doing, and it gives me more incentive to do what I was doing anyway. “I always keep fit, I’m semi-fit all the time, but now I can up the ante and enjoy it even more, have something to concentrate on. John Fury could be tempted out of bare-knuckle boxing retirement “I just love fighting, I just love it. Nothing against this chap, but if we can put a good show on, and get a lot of money for charity, and show people we’re not finished in our mid-50s. “I’m confident in my own ability. Whatever he does, he does, I hope he does it well. “I know what I can do and I know I do mine well. So good luck to the man. “If he wants a fight, he’ll get a fight, because I’ve never shied away from a challenge in my life. read also:Tyson Fury pays £1.5m to settle court case with ex-promoter “I’m quite looking forward to it. I’m going to enjoy the build-up just as much as I’m going to enjoy the fight on the night.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Fury was called out by ex-bodybuilder Mickey Theo and quickly accepted a bare-knuckle boxing fight with the proceeds set to go to charitylast_img read more

Victorias local caught for ‘rape’

first_imgPolice officers served the warrantissued by Judge Dyna Doll Chiongson-Trocio of the Regional Trial Court Branch40 in Silay City, Negros Occidental dated Sept. 20, 2019. Teodocio was detained in the lockup facilityof the Victorias City police station. BACOLOD City – Charged with rape, aman was arrested in Barangay 20, Victorias City, Negros Occidental.  The 59-year-old resident ReynaldoTeodocio was caught on the strength of an arrest warrant around 2:14 p.m. onSept. 28, a police report showed. The court recommended no bail bond forhis temporary liberty./PNlast_img read more

Be Wary Of Missed Call From International Number

first_imgThis phone number appeared as a missed call on the phone of a WRBI employee.If you have a missed call from a Caribbean number, don’t call back because it may be a scam.Last week, we learned about a nationwide hoax called the ‘One Ring Scam’ that is starting to appear in the area. It can happen to anyone who has a cell phone.Actually a WRBI employee received a missed call that is eerily similar to the apparent scam.Here’s how the scam works: A scammer will dial a number and may only let it ring once before hanging up. They hope the recipient will call back resulting in charges to the customers cell phone bill. When the recipient makes their monthly cell phone payment, the cell phone company will pay those charges to a bogus company.A reoccurring area code associated with the scam seems to be 268.The phone number that appeared on the cell phone of the WRBI associate is (268) 762-0156. The caller ID reads Antigua/Barbuda.If you receive this type of call, note the date and time and contact your cell phone provider.last_img read more

Dangerous wind chill values expected through Thursday

first_imgWilmington, Oh. — A strong Arctic front will bring the coldest temperatures to the tri-state in four years, according to the National Weather Service.Forecasters say Tuesday night temperatures drop to minus four degrees with wind chills as low as minus 20 degrees. Wednesday morning could begin with snow flurry activity and the forecast high temperature is two degrees above zero. By the weekend, forecast high temperatures are in the 40’s and 50’s.Forecasters say dangerous wind chills are expected throughout the region. Frostbite and hypothermia are possible if precautions are not taken. Always wear a hat and gloves and dressed in layers. Additionally, limit time spent outside and try to check on those less fortunate.last_img read more