The home at 25 Captain Cook Pde, Deception Bay sold at auctionTHE sale of a waterfront home in Deception Bay showed buyers were prepared to buy rundown property to get their hands on affordable seaside land. Ray White Redcliffe marketing agent Matt Freind said location was key to the sale of 25 Captain Cook Pde, which went for $450,000.The two-bedroom, two-storey home had seen better days but was on the waterfront. “We had 22 groups at the auction and five registered bidders,” Mr Freind said. “Bidding started at $350,000 and it was quite heavy bidding right up to the end. “We had a bit of a stall towards the end but we got it across the line. It was a great price and great result.” More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019Mr Freind said the new owners were phone bidders from Sydney. “They had done their research into the area,” he said. “With property still so affordable in Deception Bay, they were more than willing to pay that money to secure something on the waterfront.“There is no vacant land left on the waterfront in Deception Bay area, so buyers are looking for homes in dire need of renovations or demolition.” Mr Freind said the Deception Bay market was performing well. “It’s still the more affordable alternative in the area and it’s situated on the water,” he said. “It’s just a matter of time before people discover it and property prices explode to reach Redcliffe prices. But for now, there’s a lot of potential for capital growth compared to elsewhere in the area.”
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, opened the stone dike wall between the Niagara River and Unity Island’s North Pond this week, which will allow fresh water from the Niagara River to enter the pond, providing better connectivity for aquatic species.The opening is approximately 50 feet wide, at the water line, and will be reinforced with larger stone brought on site. The removed stone will be used in the creation of a reef at the bottom of the North Pond.USACE said that a floating boom will be installed across the opening to prevent large debris from accumulating and to prevent boat access to the pond.The dike opening is part of a broader effort to restore approximately 10 acres of coastal wetland habitat within Unity Island and provide access for fish and wildlife to move freely between the Niagara River and the waterbodies of Unity Island.This habitat type, once abundant, is now scarce in the Niagara River and is critically important as spawning, nursery and foraging habitat for high value native fish populations such as Northern pike.“We appreciate the patience of the public as we make a strong push to complete this project as quickly as possible,” said Sheila Hint, Project Manager. “We have many project partners working with us to make this happen, including the City of Buffalo, Niagara River Greenway Commission, and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.”Since early May, USACE has been installing a new wetland habitat at the northeast corner of the north pond, using clean dredged materials from the upper reaches of the Buffalo River.The “beneficial use” project is the first of its kind in the Great Lakes, and is being done in conjunction with an ongoing demonstration project at Unity Island to replace invasive species in the region with native species to help promote the expansion of native biodiversity. read more
Cababasay introduced himself as apoliceman and told Antipatia to stop, but the latter tried to attack theofficer. Police investigators said Cababasayresponded to a report that bolo-wielding Antipatia was harassing someresidents. The incident happened around 7:58 a.m.on Feb. 29. He shot Antipatia on the right shoulder,but the latter recovered and tried to charge at him again, so the policemanshot him on the right foot. Police Senior Master Sergeant JayCababasay of the municipal police station allegedly shot Antipatia using anM-16 rifle. The 59-year-old Jimmy Antipatia of BarangayCadingalian, Oton, Iloilo sustained gunshot wounds on the shoulder and feet, apolice report showed. ILOILO City – A drunken man was shot bya police officer in Barangay Agboy, Leon, Iloilo. Antipatia was brought to the WesternVisayas Medical Center in Mandurriao district for treatment./PN read more
Captain Brian Fox says the Premier is a better team when they focus on the task immediately in front of them.Tipp are looking to make it two wins out of two when they take on the Connacht county at Semple Stadium on Sunday afternoon.Tipp FM will bring you live coverage of Tipperary V Sligo from 1.50pm on Sunday. Our coverage is in association with Cleary Motors, Loughtagalla, Thurles and O’Donovan Marquees, Birdhill.
First Published: 29th August, 2020 07:36 IST Written By Associated Press Television News SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE COMMENT FOLLOW US Dominic Smith followed powerful words with a powerful swing — and nothing could have prompted bigger cheers from the New York Mets.“It’s an honor to be around him,” teammate Michael Wacha said.Smith hit the go-ahead home run in his first game since tearfully pleading for help combating racial inequality, Pete Alonso also connected and the New York Mets beat the crosstown Yankees 6-4 in the opener of a doubleheader Friday.Smith, a 25-year-old Black man, wept Wednesday night reflecting on a recent shooting by police of a Black man in Wisconsin. Smith and the Mets were all smiles after his decisive solo shot against Chad Green in the sixth inning on what was Jackie Robinson Day around the majors.Alonso pounded on the dugout railing and the Mets bench went wild while Smith rounded the bases at Yankee Stadium. Inspired by the emotional comments from the usually upbeat Smith, the Mets staged a walkout protest against racial injustice with the Miami Marlins on Thursday night.“It’s pretty special, for sure,” Mets manager Luis Rojas said, praising Smith’s on-field focus amid his off-field efforts.Smith was not made available to reporters between games, even with the nightcap delayed by forecasted rain.“Just a great human being,” said Wacha, who is in his first season as Smith’s teammate. “Very passionate, just loves this game more than anything. One of the best teammates I’ve been around. It’s been an honor to lace them up with him.Smith’s drive followed a tying three-run shot by the struggling Alonso, and Jake Marisnick also connected in the inning against Green (2-2), who had been the Yankees’ most reliable reliever this season.“I think he got a couple pitches where he wanted, they just put better swings on it,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said.The Yankees lost their sixth in a row.Mets reliever Dellin Betances, making his first appearance against his former team, allowed two runners in the sixth but escaped on Gary Sanchez’s popup. Edwin Díaz struck out the side in the ninth for his second save.The teams are set to play five games in three days to make up for games at Citi Field postponed last weekend after two members of the Mets tested positive for the coronavirus.Clint Frazier homered, drove in three and reached base four times for the Yankees as a fill-in for injured Aaron Judge . New York’s everyday right fielder was placed back on the 10-day injured list Friday with a recurrence of a left calf strain after aggravating the injury in his return from the IL on Wednesday.Frazier is batting .344 with a 1.182 OPS in 10 games this season.Yankees left-hander Jordan Montgomery pitched one-run ball through five innings but allowed singles to J.D. Davis and Michael Conforto leading off the sixth before Green relieved to face Alonso. The 2019 NL Rookie of the Year was hitting .184 with runners in scoring position before sending Green’s 3-2 fastball out to center field.Smith scored the Mets’ first run after being hit by a pitch, advancing on third baseman Miguel Andújar’s error and scoring on a wild pitch.Walker Lockett (1-0) pitched two scoreless innings in relief for the Mets. He was designated for assignment between games to create roster space for nightcap starter David Peterson.Luke Voit had three hits for the Yankees.JACKIE ROBINSON DAYBoone broke down in tears during a pregame press conference and left the room when he was asked about his two Black adopted sons. He returned a few minutes later, still shaken.“I would just say, I know I’m talking to a lot of people out there, it’s a hard, heavy year, and a heartbreaking year in so many ways,” Boone said. “For my family, too. But I think that’s the case for a lot of people of all different backgrounds and races.“My prayer is just that we can continue to, even though we’re going through some dark times, at the end of this, we’re better for it. That’s my continued prayer.”Boone said he will donate his paycheck Friday to The Players Alliance, a group of more than 100 current and former Black major leaguers working to combat racial injustice.TRAINER’S ROOMMets: RHP Wacha (right shoulder) was activated from the injured list and allowed four runs in three innings starting Game 1. … IF Andres Gimenez was activated from the COVID-19 injured list, and Marisnick was activated from the 10-day IL after recovering from a left hamstring strain. … RHP Corey Oswalt was placed on the injured list with right biceps tendinitis. … OF Juan Lagares was designated for assignment and RHP Drew Smith was optioned to the alternate site. … C Patrick Mazeika was added as the 29th man for the doubleheader. … OF Guillermo Heredia was claimed off waivers from Pittsburgh and sent to the Mets’ alternate site.Yankees: 3B Gio Urshela was held out with a bone spur in his right elbow and is day to day. … Prized CF prospect Estevan Florial was promoted to be the 29th man and made his debut in the opener batting seventh. He singled for his first big league hit in the fifth. … SS Jordy Mercer was promoted from the alternate site and used as a defensive replacement. … LHP Luis Avilán was released.UP NEXTPeterson (3-1, 2.91) has been out with left shoulder fatigue. He’ll face Yankees RHP Jonathan Loaisiga (2-0, 2.77) in Game 2. The Mets don’t know who will start Saturday, while the Yankees plan to start LHP J.A. Happ (1-1, 6.39).Image credits: AP LIVE TV Last Updated: 29th August, 2020 07:36 IST Mets’ Smith Hits Go-ahead HR In 1st Game Since Tearful Plea Dominic Smith followed powerful words with a powerful swing — and nothing could have prompted bigger cheers from the New York Mets read more