Home sells after one week on market

first_imgThe home at 13 Tipuana Drive, Capalaba.A four-bedroom family home on acreage has sold in Capalaba as buyers line up for big blocks. Marketing agent Adam Gould of REMAX Bayside Properties said 13 Tipuana Drive sold for $1.03 million within a week of going on the market. “There was a huge amount of interest in the home,” he said. “We had an offer the night before the first open home.”The lowset house is on a 6005sq m block with in-ground pool, four-bay shed and carport.The home has four bedrooms, home office, open-plan living, fireplace and solar electricity. 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 2020The pool at 13 Tipuana Drive, Capalaba.Mr Gould said he was seeing a high number of buyers chasing acreage properties like the one at 13 Tipuana Drive. “A lot of people want that space and the big shed,” he said. “This is the third property we’ve sold in Tipuana Drive within a couple of months.“We sold No. 1 for $930,000 off market and No. 38 for $1.55 million off market.“The sale of No. 38 achieved the third highest residential sale price for Capalaba.” Mr Gould said owners were mostly selling due to relocation and buyers were keen to snap up the properties.last_img read more

Cubs edge Kershaw, Dodgers, 3-2

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error If Kershaw claims the National League Cy Young award this season, it will be despite the number in the loss column, which grew one larger after the Chicago Cubs’ 3-2 defeat of the Dodgers in front of 52,326 at Dodger Stadium.“That wasn’t I guess what we’ve come to see as typical Clayton tonight,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “I thought they fought him pretty good. Even some of the strikeouts he gets and outs he got, they fouled off and fouled off some balls. He wasn’t quite as sharp as he’s been.” The Dodgers have averaged less than one run per game in the last four losses for Kershaw (13-8), who remained in the game after being hit in a left ankle he said was fine after the game. As dominant as he has been this season – Kershaw’s 1.72 ERA entering Tuesday was the fourth lowest for any pitcher through 27 starts in 40 years – he has lost a surprising eight games and three times received not a single run of support from the Dodgers.But Kershaw’s worst, for example, represents another pitcher’s best. Seriously. Joe Blanton, who has struggled across town for the Angels, never gave up less than two runs in any of his 20 starts this season. Kershaw’s counterpart, Cubs 2013 All-Star Travis Wood, has a 3.09 ERA on the season but entered with a collective 5.16 ERA in first five August starts. The left-hander allowed just one unearned run on five hits with a pair of walks in seven innings to the best offense in the Major Leagues since June 22.Kershaw preferred to discuss Wood rather than his lack of run support.“Wood’s a good pitcher. He’s an All-Star for a reason,” Kershaw said. “He kept us off balance tonight, had a good cutter working all game. It’s just one of those things. You’re going to run into some good pitchers every once in a while.”Wood (8-10) aided his own cause with a leadoff single to left field in the third inning and was driven in by Dioner Navarro for an unerned run on a catcher’s interference scored an error by the Dodgers’ A.J. Ellis.A Cubs team with a .238 batting average that ranks the third worst in the Majors, had two base runners in five of the first six innings and collected seven hits off Kershaw, the most he has allowed in more than two months. He needed 108 pitches to get through 5 2/3 innings.In the sixth inning, first baseman Cody Ransom’s single was followed by Kershaw’s third walk of the night. Starlin Castro followed with an RBI single, prompting visible frustration from Kershaw as the last place team in the National League Central took a 2-0 lead. The Dodgers cut into the lead in the bottom of the sixth thanks to Hanley Ramirez, who went 3 for 4 and scored both the Dodgers’ runs. Ramirez, who blooped a single in front of the right fielder in the sixth inning, advanced to second when Wood overthrew the first baseman on a pick-off attempt and scored on Juan Uribe’s single to right field.“I didn’t feel like we weren’t just up there wailing,” Mattingly said. “I think we were trying to get to (Wood) and kind of started whittling away, but just couldn’t get to him.”The Cubs promptly regained a two-run lead in the seventh. Donnie Murphy produced the second single of the night off the ankle of a Dodger pitcher which reliever Ronald Belisario followed by hitting a batter to lead the bases with no outs in the seventh. Ransom’s ensuing double-play ground ball was enough to score the eventual winning run.Ramirez pulled the Dodgers within a run on Andre Ethier’s RBI single in the eighth inning, but Skip Schumaker’s double play ended the Dodgers’ threat.After the second-place Arizona Diamondbacks prevailed in 10 innings on Tuesday, the Dodgers’ 8 ½ game in the National League West was still the second largest divisional lead in the Major Leagues next to the Atlanta Braves’ 13 game lead in the National League East.The Dodgers have the best record in the Major Leagues since June 22, but have lost five of their last 10 games. “I think we got some guys that are a little tired,” Mattingly said. “We’ve been a little bit run down. We’ll be fine.”center_img It all went wrong for Clayton Kershaw Tuesday night.Which is to say the Dodgers’ ace saw his scoreless streak end at 18 innings. On an unearned run.The line drive off his left shin in the sixth inning punctuated his shortest outing since April 23.For the Major League leader in earned-run average, giving up two runs – one earned – in 5 2/3 innings with nine strikeouts constitutes a bad night.last_img read more

76ers unleash 81-point first half to rout Timberwolves

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title 76ers: Signed G Corey Brewer to a 10-day contract. He has career averages of 8.9 points and 2.8 rebounds in 783 games.WHAT A HALFThe team record for points in a first half is 86. The Sixers shot 66 percent (31 of 47) and had 21 assists on 31 baskets.JIMMY JAMButler had voiced his frustration with the state of the Timberwolves and was soon traded to the Sixers. The Sixers need more big games from him to contend.“There are times that I wished he’d shoot more 3s. There are times I wished he’d put this thumbprint deeper into the game,” Brown said. “But he plays the game the right way.”SIR CHARLESSir Charles is ready for his close up.Charles Barkley, the 76ers great whose retired No. 34 hangs in the rafters, is set to play a substitute gym teacher in Wednesday’s episode of “The Goldbergs.”“In my gym, we’ve got two rules. Number one, we NEVER give up. Number two, aliens are real and they walk among us,” he says in the episode. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid, center, hangs on the rim after a dunk during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)PHILADELPHIA— Jimmy Butler’s final miserable months in Minnesota were blighted by trash talk toward his teammates and a sour demeanor that forced the Timberwolves to trade him.At home in Philadelphia, Butler is still working out the kinks with his new star teammates. But Butler had one final parting gift for his old team: a complete thrashing that left the Timberwolves in tatters.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title ZOO HOURSThe 76ers honored broadcaster Marc Zumoff for 25 years as the team broadcaster.UP NEXTTimberwolves: Host San Antonio on Friday.76ers: Play Thursday at Indiana.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Warriors score NBA-record 51 in 1st quarter to crush Nuggets Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Simmons, who had 20 points and 11 rebounds, flexed and Embiid waved his arms to an adoring crowd after big baskets.Butler took a backseat in his first game since the Timberwolves sent him to the 76ers in a package deal that brought forwards Robert Covington and Dario Saric in return.“It was everything that I thought it would be,” Butler said. “Seeing some old faces. Not too much trash talking, though, I don’t think anybody’s talking like that. I like the fact that we beat them.”Covington and Saric were popular core pieces of Philadelphia’s Trust the Process rebuild and both received massive ovations from an appreciative crowd in tribute videos.“It means they really appreciate what I did the last three years here,” Saric said. “I’m thankful for that. They really respect me.”The Sixers found thumping the Timberwolves a breeze. They’re having a tougher time molding the Butler-Simmons-Embiid combination into a dominant Big 3 instead of a big mystery. The Sixers have a thin bench and are experimenting with rotations to find the right ones that can make them evolve into the Eastern Conference favorites they expected to become this season.Sixers rookie general manager Elton Brand hits the Feb. 7 trade deadline with a major mission: strengthen the reserves. Former Sixers Marco Belinelli and Ersan Ilyasova steadied the Sixers last season as midseason pickups and Brown needs more of that punch for a deep run in the East this season.TIP-INSTimberwolves: Derrick Rose led the Timberwolves with 15 points and Saric had 11 in his return. Covington sat out with a knee injury. Tyus Jones left with a sprained left ankle.“We’ll look at the film and work on moving forward,” coach Ryan Saunders said. “Our communication was not up to our standards.” LATEST STORIES 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 Butler scored 19 points in the first meeting with Minnesota since the trade, and the 76ers scored 83 points in the first half in a 149-107 rout on Tuesday night.“I do want to beat those guys,” Butler said, “but I want to beat every team.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Golden State Warriors were the only team to score more first-half points in a game this season when they dropped 92 on the Chicago Bulls on Oct. 29. The Sixers hit a team-record 21 3-pointers and reached their highest point total in the 22-year history of the Wells Fargo Center.Joel Embiid had 31 points and 13 rebounds in a final tuneup before the Sixers hit a pivotal stretch of the season. View comments MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “We’ve got some heavyweights coming in but so be it,” coach Brett Brown said.The Sixers needed the breather against Minnesota. They play their next 12 games against teams with winning records and the Sixers are not quite where Brown wants them as they go toe-to-toe with those NBA heavyweights.“Not to the level that I wished it was,” Brown said. “It’s not anything that I’m panicking about.”They never had reason to worry about Minnesota.The Sixers stuffed a season’s worth of highlights into the first half. They cut to the hoop with ease for layups and big Ben Simmons dunks. They buried mostly uncontested 3-pointers — 10 of 20 in the half — and even made all 11 free throws.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

SHOCK AS GARDA DRUG UNIT TO BE DOWNGRADED ACROSS DONEGAL

first_imgThe Garda unit tasked with fighting the scourge of drugs across Co Donegal is to be downgraded.Leading anti-drugs campaigner and Peace Commissioner PJ Blake says he has information to suggest the number of Gardai operating the unit is to be slashed.The former Letterkenny Town Councillor has slammed the move saying it will only encourage the spread of drugs. In recent months there has been significant finds of cannabis, cocaine and heroin across Donegal.Mr Blake said he has been told directly that Gardai are to be taken from the drugs unit and put back into uniform because of a lack of everyday Garda manpower.“That is what we are dealing with and we simply cannot allow it to happen.“Officers in the drugs squad in Co Donegal have had success after success against the spread of drugs in our county through months of surveillance work. “And now with the stroke of a pen all that hard work is to be undone because of budget cuts.“There has already been 16 confirmed deaths related to rugs in our county – that is 16 deaths too many.“All we are doing by cutting down on the numbers of Gardai in the drug units here is signing another young person’s death warrant.“I would appeal to the powers-that-be to reconsider this move,” he said. SHOCK AS GARDA DRUG UNIT TO BE DOWNGRADED ACROSS DONEGAL was last modified: December 29th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GARDA DRUGS UNITPJ BLAKElast_img read more