first_imgElystan Court is a coveted art deco building.A boutique two bedroom apartment was among the hottest properties selling under the hammer this weekend, with a fired up Brisbane market delivering a sale of $925,000 after 25 bids by six bidders.The ground floor New Farm apartment, one of just seven created in the coveted 1900s Elystan Court building, went under the hammer just after 11am drawing a crowd that spilt out onto the road. There’s also an independent cinema in the suburb.The 130sq m apartment at 1/38 Elystan Road has art deco character features including ornate ceilings that were over three metres high, architraves, original hoop pine timber floors and large format windows.Among its charms for those wanting inner city space was its spacious 27sq m private courtyard surrounded by gardens, allowing for an indoor-outdoor lifestyle.The home is just two minutes from New Farm Park, the River and Ferry terminal and a stroll from Merthyr Village, Powerhouse and the Howard Smith Wharves along the Riverwalk. MORE FROM SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK New Farm park is among the best features of the suburb.The new owners told The Sunday Mail that they were “ecstatic”.“We honestly thought we wouldn’t get it with the number of people here. We landed on the magic number.”“We lived around the corner when we younger and we always dreamt of living here. Five years ago we would pass this place and go one day, maybe. We will never sell, Our little man will reap the benefit of today.” This courtyard was a winner for the New Farm apartment.The property had drawn the highest views of all Queensland apartments going under the hammer this weekend, and was the second highest most viewed property in the state on realestate.com.au this past week, beaten only by a sprawling $15m home in Noosa.Bidding kicked off at $750,000 with six bidders registered. It jumped in $25,000 segments to $825,000, then went to $840,000 before rising in $5,000 lots to $870,000.It slowed to $2,500 increases to $880,000, before two attempted knockout bids of $890,000 and $900,000. At that point, the property was declared on the market by auctioneer Haesley Cush of Ray White New Farm. Queensland leads housing growth turnaround House sold in days as buyers return to market How homeowners can avoid feline catastrophes Classic art deco features were maintained in the property.Mr Cush said the market was fired up. “There was multiple buyers within a couple of thousand dollars of their final bid. So (the buyers) can take comfort in the value. For the sellers they can certainly take comfort that the market performed very well for them and that was validated by multiple bidders.”“For the market generally, to have an auction this early in the year with such huge interest is a very good sign of what’s going to come.”He said Brisbane ran “tends to run on a calendar basis” meaning “if it’s exciting in January, it will tend to carry for the whole year”.“It’s a very different feel (to 2019),” he said. “We’ve owned (Ray White New Farm) since 2005, and this is our best January by the length of that stretch. All of our agents came back early because we could sense that in December.” The property fetched the same price that the penthouse in the building fetched when it last sold a few years ago.There were then several $2.500 increases, before slowing to $1,000 rises, back up to $5,000 increases before a young family that persisted put in for $925,000.That was the final result, which saw them and their newborn son become New Farm’s newest homeowners on Saturday.Agent Tom Lyne of Ray White New Farm said it was “arguably Brisbane’s best art deco apartment building” and being in the heart of the suburb New Farm, it drew attention from all segments of the market including downsizers, upsizers and one looking for a holiday home.“That’s equalling the record paid for an art deco in New Farm,” he said, adding, “but in saying that you are paying for the pick of the top three art deco buildings in Brisbane. It’s the golden triangle here, it’s a lovely location.” MORE: Brisbane House Rules home sells Developments such as the Howard Smith Wharves have helped lift Brisbane’s image as an lifestyle destination.Homes that were not getting big numbers through open homes last year were now seeing fresh interest, he said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoWith Brisbane yet to see “the incredible price lifts that Sydney and Melbourne saw over the last decade” the city was showing good value, he said.“Add to that the Royal Commission is done, lending is a bit easier, money is as cheap as it’s ever been and then Brisbane has got three or four major infrastructure projects … People are looking at Brisbane and going ‘okay there’s lots of jobs because of that work, there’s great lifestyle now that maybe was not there before, Gold and Sunshine Coasts are close, it’s cheap compared to the other states’. I think locals have recognised that and they are leading the charge.”last_img read more


first_imgTwo DOF ASA subsidiaries have been awarded contracts for the Skandi Commander vessel and one ROV.DOF said on Friday that the deal for the Skandi Commander, awarded to DOF Subsea Brazil and Norskan Offshore, had a duration of 150 days.According to the company, the work under the contract will start in April 2018.The Skandi Commander is an MT 6009 Design RSV vessel built in 2007, reflagged to a Brazilian flag in 2017. The vessel joined the DOF fleet as a platform supply vessel but has since been refitted to feature construction support capabilities and is now in Brazilian waters.It is worth mentioning that DOF ASA and DOF Subsea have already won two separate sets of deals this week.DOF announced on Thursday that it had won deals for the Skandi Foula, Skandi Rona, Skandi Feistein, and Skandi Saigon vessels as well as a deal with Nexen for the support of the COSLPioneer rig hook-up operations.Furthermore, DOF Subsea won contracts in the Atlantic region for the Skandi Neptune, Geosund, and Skandi Constructor vessels as well as a four-year global frame agreement for the provision of survey and positioning services on third-party vessels.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more


first_img The former Tottenham, Manchester City and Arsenal star is seen as a shock option to fire the club to safety. Villa boss Dean Smith has been left short of choices after seeing striker Wesley and keeper Tom Heaton ruled out for the season with knee injuries. It means the club now have to spread their shoestring transfer budget across two key positions — and consider free transfers or loans to bolster their squad. Smith only has Jonathan Kodjia available up front — with Wesley’s injury meaning he may have to bring in two new forwards in January to give some cover in attacking positions. His only other striker, Keinan Davis, is himself working his way back to fitness after injury, so Villa have a massive hole in their squad. But with Financial Fair Play restrictions biting heavily, Villa will be scratching around to beg, steal and borrow players. Emmanuel Adebayor has been offered to Aston Villa as they desperately search for strikers to cover their injury nightmare. Loading… Adebayor’s camp know this — and have spotted what they believe is an unlikely opportunity for him to return to the Premier League at a late stage in his career. The Togolese frontman, 36 next month, is a free agent after leaving Turkish side Kayserispor last month, meaning he would be available to come in immediately without a fee. His advisers hope that fact — and his Premier League experience — might be enough for Villa to take a gamble on him as a cheap option, allowing them to also target another forward in a loan or small cash deal in the transfer window. Former Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge — now with Trabzonspor — is another option, although there are costs and fitness concerns associated with him. Read Also:Football4girls Clinic: Oshoala drags Adebayor, Musa, Martins to Lagos And possibilities such as Hull’s Jarrod Bowen and Fulham’s Aleksandar Mitrovic are likely to be too expensive at a time when they need to balance their books. It is financial concerns that may prevent Smith from pursuing either Jack Butland or Joe Hart to cover for Heaton in goal. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Behind-The-Scenes Selfies From 10 Popular Movies10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’The Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Best Natural History Museums In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWill You Recognize Celebs In Their Kid Photos?What’s Up With All The Female Remakes?last_img read more


first_imgRandy FryeState Representative Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) is in Beech Grove Wednesday for the opening of the second liquefied natural gas facility in Central Indiana.The Kinetrex Energy facility is the second location to open since October.“What we’re witnessing is an energy revolution in America and today’s announcement is one more example of the success Indiana’s natural gas infrastructure is making,” Frye stated.The new facility is not public site but commercial station for tractor trailers.BP Capital Management CEO T. Boone Pickens, a leading advocate for alternative energy, Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann and Indianapolis city officials will be present for the opening along with Frye.The State of Indiana continues to see real fuel cost savings. According to Frye, since its inception in 2012 Indiana has saved $2,756,965. running alternative fuel sources like natural gas. Frye has been pushing legislation that promotes natural gas as an alternativeHe said, “The future of trucks and cars alike fueled by clean, domestic, and far less expensive natural gas is a reality in Indiana. I’m proud to have played a very small part.”last_img read more


first_imgMichele Hountz, 52, of Dillsboro passed away Monday, January 23, 2017 at the Arbor Grove in Greensburg. She was born in Cincinnati on January 30,1964 the daughter of Frank and Sherry Goodin Evans. Survivors include two daughters; Megan (Josh) Murafski, of Elizabethtown, Ohio and Makayla Hountz of Dillsboro and Michele’s fiancé Denny Bushhorn of Napoleon; 1 grandchild; Maddox Murafski, 3 brothers Mark (Laura) Evans of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Jeff (Christy) Evans of Dillsboro and Brian (Melanie) Evans of Versailles. She was preceded in death by her parents. Mrs. Hountz was a caretaker and attended Strayer University for Social Work. Michele loved to be with her family, girls and taking care of her dogs. Memorial services for Michele will be held on Monday, January 30th at 7pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with William Fogle officiating.  Visitation will be Monday from 5pm to 7pm. Memorials may be given to the Ripley County Humane Society in care of the funeral home.last_img read more


first_imgThe Oldenburg Academy Lady Twisters were victorious against The Centerville Lady Bulldogs 3-2.Season record: 15-0Next match: Thursday vs. Shawe.Courtesy of Twisters Coach Mark Wilder.last_img


first_imgBurney, IN—Today in Indiana history,  the U.S. Senate confirmed President Eisenhower’s nominee for Surgeon General, Leroy Edgar Burney. Burney was born in Decatur County in Burney, a town started by his Great-Grandfather,  and was educated at Butler University and Indiana University. He served as Indiana’s health officer from 1945 to 1954. As surgeon general, he was the first federal official to publicly link cigarette smoking with lung cancer.On January 29, 1961, shortly after President John F. Kennedy’s inauguration, Surgeon General Burney stepped down from his post to give the new administration the opportunity to nominate its own choice for Surgeon General. Reforms and ideas raised during Burney’s administration would become the foundations of health policy under Presidents Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson.last_img read more


first_img Press Association Millen has taken the reigns at Selhurst Park on a temporary basis after Ian Holloway parted company with Palace by mutual consent earlier in the week. After just one win from their opening eight Barclays Premier League games, the Eagles sit 19th in the table and host league leaders Arsenal in the day’s early kick-off. Caretaker manager Keith Millen has urged the Crystal Palace players to make an impression when they face Arsenal on Saturday. Former Bristol City boss Millen is relishing the prospect of facing Arsene Wenger’s side and has challenged the squad to lay down a marker for the new manager – whoever that may be. “It really is a challenge,” he said. “It is the fixture we looked at when it came out at the start of the season. It is the reason we worked so hard last year to get promoted. “That Wembley day seems a long way off now, how quickly things can change. But I just want the lads to enjoy the occasion, they are not doing it for me as I have told them I’m not looking for the job. “A new manager will be coming in and it is down to them to start impressing the new manager, whoever that may be, and I think that starts on Saturday.” Following a 4-1 home defeat to Fulham on Monday night, Palace will not be expected to cause an upset against Arsenal but Millen insists the Eagles will do their homework as they look to produce a shock result. “I think it is a great game,” he said. “No-one expects us to get anything from the game. Monday was a different scenario, that was a must win game for us and obviously we didn’t do that. “Arsenal have had a tough week, they had their European game and have a cup game during the week after they have played us. “We have got to make Selhurst a tough place to come for Arsenal – try not to show too many of their positives. “We work on how we can stop Arsenal but also how we can hurt them hopefully. We spoke to some players and did some work on the training field, we will do some video work tomorrow and then it is down to me to pick the right team. “I will make sure the players are prepared and organised and they will be going out to play against the team that are top of the league. “We have got to start somewhere and there are plenty of points to play for.” Millen echoed Holloway’s sentiments about the squad having to gel together over the coming weeks but it remains to be seen if he will entrust the new signings or revert back to the bulk of the players who guided Palace to play-off success last season. last_img read more


first_img But Dyche, who showed his attacking instincts by starting with both Danny Ings and Lukas Jutkiewicz up front, has not been deterred by the experience. With a trip to Swansea next up on Saturday, he has vowed to continue a positive approach in the opening weeks of the campaign. “We want to be brave in how we play,” he said. “We were last season and we want to experiment with it of course. “Over the season that might change slightly but we want to be brave in the early part of the season, to fathom out where we are and how we play, how that works against better opposition. “That was my thinking behind playing two centre forwards (against Chelsea), it’s something I like to do. “We obviously know the competition has increased, the power and ability of the opposition has increased and we want to attempt to play in that brave manner generally, but we’re not naive, we might have to be flexible as the season develops.” Dyche, who won universal praise for guiding an unfancied side to promotion on a shoestring last season, is still looking to add new faces ahead of the transfer deadline. His additions thus far have been typically low-key, Wolves full-back Stephen Ward the latest addition alongside the likes of Steven Reid, Michael Kightly and Matt Taylor. Sean Dyche insists it is no time for his Burnley side to go on the defensive despite opening their Barclays Premier League campaign with a defeat to Chelsea. Press Association Dyche admits he is no position to splurge on star names but is keen to continue recruiting before the window shuts. “There’s no real superstar names, we’ve brought in the same kind of players we’ve had,” he said. “It’s not disrespectful but you look at Chelsea, signing players for £30million, and that’s not our world. “We’ve not got names that light up the average fan out there but football people know who they are and what they’re about and they’re an important part of the unit. “It won’t be about individuals for us, it will be about the group and how we go about our business as a collective. “We’re looking to really build that group still, there’s time yet. There is finance available but it’s not endless, we still have to use it wisely and cut our cloth accordingly.” Defeat was widely predicted for the Clarets on their top-flight return, paired as they were with the title favourites, but they took an unlikely lead through Scott Arfield before succumbing 3-1. The two-goal difference does not quite do justice to Chelsea’s dominance and it might easily have been worse had Jose Mourinho’s side put their foot down in the second period. last_img read more