Keen buyer snaps up savvy Runcorn investment

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first_imgThe home at 3 Leopardwood St, Runcorn sold at auction for $630,000.THIS four-bedroom property on 616sq m looks like a typical project-home, but marketing agent Adrian Graczyk, of Graczyk Thompson Real Estate, said the open-plan layout had potential buyers lining up during its four-week marketing campaign.“We had over 40 groups through, which equated to roughly 10 per Saturday — which is great for a half an hour open home,” he said. “On top of that we had private viewings during the week as well, so that just shows the demand for housing is there.”Come auction day, three bidders fought it out for 3 Leopardwood St, Runcorn but tenacity paid off for the eventual buyer with a contract exchanged at $630,000.“As soon as the auctioneer opened it up, the successful bidder was the first in,” Mr Graczyk said.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020With this one buyer remaining, the auctioneer sought the vendor’s instruction.It was declared, “on the market” and sold at the reserve price.Mr Graczyk said the sellers were motivated to find a buyer, and opted for auction rather than a private treaty process.“The owners had a contract on another property and they were subject to sale, so obviously there was a very strong sense of urgency,” he said. Mr Graczyk said the majority of buyers in Runcorn continued to come from the established Asian community in the suburb and its surrounds.As such, many of the open homes became a family affair.“A lot of the people actually brought along their sons and daughters so they could translate for us,” Mr Graczyk said.last_img read more


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first_imgEDF Renewables, Moray Offshore Windfarm (West) Limited, Red Rock Power Limited, and SSE Renewables have provided a financial boost to ‘Seabirds Count’, the fourth national census of the UK’s breeding seabird populations.Thanks to equal funding contributions from the offshore wind developers, alongside support from government and conservation charities, the count is now set for completion in 2020, the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) said.The census aims to make an accurate count of 25 species of seabirds – an estimated eight million birds when last counted at the turn of the century – across more than 10,000 sites in Britain and Ireland.EDF Renewables, Red Rock Power and SSE Renewables have each contributed GBP 120,000 and Moray West will shortly make a further contribution of GBP 120,000 to help fund the deployment of specialist surveyors and charter boats in Scotland over the next two years to survey in difficult to reach locations. Project management of these surveys is led by JNCC with support from the RSPB, who are working on behalf of the Seabird Monitoring Programme Partnership.RSPB Spokesperson and Senior Conservation Scientist, Dr Allan Perkins, said: “Seabirds are under huge pressure from climate change and other human-induced changes to the marine environment. Offshore wind is part of the solution to climate change, so it is great to see offshore wind energy developers taking positive action to improve our understanding of how seabirds use our seas and coasts. Ultimately, the offshore wind sector will also be able to benefit as the data could help ensure new offshore windfarms are located to avoid the most important places for seabirds.”Thanks to the above contributions, survey work for this breeding season is now well underway, with teams of surveyors heading to some of the most remote, inaccessible and spectacular parts of Scotland, such as St Kilda, JNCC said.A spokesperson on behalf of the four wind developers said: “Seabird populations can be affected by a range of factors, not least by climate change. As responsible renewable energy developers investing in a net zero carbon economy, we are keen to ensure that we understand any potential impacts wind farm projects may have on seabird populations in the UK. With more offshore wind farms being constructed in Scotland over the forthcoming years, these findings will help inform the environmental impact assessment process for future developments.”last_img read more


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first_imgAlthough the wins have come few and far in between, the Wisconsin women’s basketball team has always seemed to have one final trump card in their pocket: the Kohl Center.Entering Sunday’s afternoon game against Indiana, Wisconsin had won 10 games on the season with nine of them coming on their home floor. Following an exhaustive double-overtime loss at Ohio State Thursday, the Badgers were glad to return to their homey confines and a crowd of just more than 4,700 spectators as they topped the Hoosiers 65-53.The Badgers jolted out to a blazing start shooting more than 52 percent in the first half and extending their halftime lead to 14 points. The second half saw that lead fluctuate up and down, but the result rarely wavered in a ho-hum final 20 minutes.The smaller facets of the game were far from ho-hum, however.Whyte effective in first startWisconsin was already working with a depleted roster when Tiera Stephen injured her left knee in the Badgers loss to the Buckeyes. Freshman Tessa Cichy filled in for most of Stephen’s minutes against Ohio State, but head coach Bobbie Kelsey’s substitution of choice Sunday was fellow freshman Dakota Whyte.In her first start for Wisconsin, the Canada native played a near-perfect first half. With her teammates finding her as the outlet after each defensive stop and rebound, Whyte ran the point in an up-tempo style, forcing the issue on an Indiana team that struggled to score in the latter part of the first period.“[Dakota] doesn’t walk the ball up, that’s not her,” Kelsey said. “Sometimes that gets her in trouble … but I like that about Dakota.“She is learning to be a point guard and read the situation in front of her. If she has it, push it, I don’t mind that.”Whyte has learned well. She tallied four assists in the opening half, with two of them coming in back-to-back minutes as Wisconsin extended their lead to 11 at 35-24. It wasn’t until the last minute of the first half that Indiana forced Whyte into her first turnover.Although Stephen started and played most of the second half for the Badgers, Whyte still saw an increased role from her 11.7-minute average throughout the season. Her 17 minutes were progressive news for a Wisconsin roster that has been working with essentially a 7-player rotation as of late.Even though she only garnered two minutes of time in the second half, it was the final stretch of the first half where Whyte was the lead guard and helped the Badgers construct the lead that they would eventually win by.“I was a little nervous with Tiera not being able to play the whole game,” Kelsey said. “But I think Dakota did a nice job out there.”Sinclair shut downOn the other side of the floor, Wisconsin also received a gutsy performance defensively, this one coming from junior guard Morgan Paige. Paige drew the defensive assignment of guarding Indiana’s leading scorer Aulani Sinclair.The Hoosiers’ senior forward entered Sunday’s affair averaging 16.8 points per game overall with her 12.5 scoring average in conference games good enough for 17th-best in the Big Ten.Sinclair looked well on her way to meeting those season averages early on as she hit a quick three-pointer just two-and-a-half minutes into the first period. That was all she could muster, however, as the Badgers spotlighted her throughout with Paige and similarly quick guard Nicole Bauman.“What we really worked on in practice was not letting her get open looks because she’s a very, very strong three-point shooter,” Paige said. “I think we missed one assignment and she ended up with that open three, so I think we did pretty good.”Sinclair saw a lot of Paige (the two players never saw the sideline), and was forced to a meager 1-of-7 shooting performance.“Morgan did a good job when she was assigned to her fighting over the top of ball screens or underneath ball screens,” Indiana head coach Curt Miller said. “[Aulani] looked a little tired tonight and passed on some shots she’s capable of taking.”The job of defensive stopper is one Kelsey attributes to Paige, but her team also needed her on the offensive end. Paige won the battle with Sinclair on both ends as she limited her opponent to just three and tallied herself a game-high 17 points. Paige made four three-pointers on the night, many times creating shots for herself.“For Morgan to play defense like that and score, that’s a lot on her,” Kelsey said. “For her to do it on both ends, that says a lot about Morgan.”last_img read more


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first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Apr 2, CMC – The Trinidad-based Caribbean Airlines (CAL) Tuesday announced it would begin a non-stop service from Barbados to Jamaica from April 15 subject to government approval.The airline said that it would carry out the service every Monday and Friday between the two destinations“The launch of this twice weekly non-stop service between Kingston and Barbados, subject to government approval, is in direct response to feedback from our valued customers. The airline business is about providing a service that our customers want and this flight, is a welcome addition to our network, to serve their needs,” said CAL’s chief executive officer, Garvin Medera.He said Caribbean Airlines is improving the reach and efficiency of its network, ensuring that it has strong connectivity within the Caribbean and “we also continue to develop more alliances with industry partners for travel outside the region”.The chief executive officer of the Barbados Tourism Marketing, William “Billy” Griffith said Bridgetown is “looking forward to the additional 300 seats that this new Caribbean Airlines service from Jamaica will bring.“In 2018, we had over 9,000 arrivals from Jamaica, up 2.2 per cent over 2017,” he said, adding that “this demonstrates this market’s potential for growth, and with a strong marketing programme and Barbados’ well-packed annual calendar of events, we have high hopes for significant business from the island”.CAL said that the once approval is given by the government, the flights will depart Kingston every Monday and Friday at 2.50 p.m (local time), arriving in Barbados at 6.25 p.m (local time).It said the flight will then depart non-stop to Kingston at 7.25 p.m.last_img read more


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first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netKiefer Ravena was the least surprised that his brother Thirdy made the cut in Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes’ “23-for-23” list.After all, he saw first hand how hard the UAAP Season 80 Finals MVP worked to get to the level where he is in right now.ADVERTISEMENT “Honestly, I wasn’t surprised. It’s something that each and every one of them deserve, and being part of the ’23-for-23’ is something he (Thirdy) really worked for in the last couple of years,” Kiefer said.“It just goes to show that if you work hard, the Lord will be there because He knows how hard you’ve worked for it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkHowever, Thirdy’s inclusion to the pool doesn’t guarantee anything. That’s always been the case ever since, even to the current Gilas Pilipinas pool where every player is fighting for a spot in the final lineup.That’s why Kiefer echoed Reyes in encouraging his younger brother to keep working. “You’re in the pool, so it’s either you make yourself into the lineup or out of the pool. You have to control what you can control and that is how you play and how consistently you’ll be in practice.”Though Kiefer didn’t really give his brother any advice, he said that Thirdy has perfectly understood his situation in Gilas as one part of the young bloods.“At the start, it’s always jittery, seeing your idols and playing against them, playing with them, and learning the system, but it’s something that you should be proud of yourself,” he said. “You’re here for a reason. The coaches picked you for a reason. And it’s up to you how you maximize your time in this program.”The older Ravena, though, couldn’t avoid thinking about the prospects of teaming up with his brother once again.READ: Kiefer looks forward to possibility of playing with Thirdy at GilasADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson PH women’s football eyes bigger goals in 2018 Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ View comments Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone “Basketball is a very small world. You’ll never know who’ll your encounter in your professional career once again,” said NLEX’s prized rookie in the PBA.“Just being in the pool and just being in the same vicinity with Thirdy, it’s really kind of still new to me. Hopefully, in the long run, may be it in 2023 when we’ll become teammates, it’s fine. I’m sure it’s gonna be worth the wait for me and my parents.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more