Sovereign Islands property could take three auctions to sell

first_img MORE NEWS: What are the Gold Coast’s fastest-selling properties? There’s even a fish tank. Mr Mian said the house had peaked the interest of locals looking to upsize and a buyer from Brisbane. “It’s a whole lifestyle, it’s your own private oasis, a resort,” he said. “The house has a lot of charm, is really light filled and the colours are very fresh.”The property is one of the most viewed on heading under the hammer in Queensland this weekend. How’s this for a home theatre! Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:50Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:50 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenDifferences between building in new or established estates01:50 The block next door is also for sale. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa12 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoIt can be bought as a packaged deal or separately. The five-bedroom home is a luxury listing. Amir Mian Prestige Properties principal Amir Mian said ideally the house and land would be sold as one, with most buyers showing interest in that option.“We are going to do the house and land (auction), if we are not satisfied with the result we will just auction the house,” Mr Mian said. “Then if we sell the house we will auction the land.“The ideal would be for someone to buy together, then it’s like an estate rather than just a house.”center_img It will head under the hammer on Saturday. Another property Queensland househunters have their eye on is a stylish Mermaid Water’s house, which also featured on the most viewed list on The renovated five-bedroom house at 18 Launch Rd is walking distance to the beach and features an outdoor entertainment area, a pool and trendy wet bar. Harcourts Coastal agent Christine Tucker will oversee the auction at 11.30am Saturday. The kitchen is also luxe. It will head under the hammer on Sunday. The 733sq m block next door is also for sale and will head under the hammer as a packaged deal with the house at 1pm on Sunday. If the house and land don’t sell as one, the house will go to auction as a separate offering. The third and final auction will take place for the land if the house sells. MORE NEWS: International dream homes for buyers with deep pockets The futuristic-like wine cellar. 12-14 Knightsbridge Pde West, Sovereign Islands is one of the most viewed properties on heading under the hammer in Queensland this weekend. It’s as spectacular inside as it is from the front and has opulent offerings only found in the most elaborate properties. From a double-sided fish tank to a three-tiered home cinema, edgy wine cellar, infinity pool and an entertainment wing with a rooftop, the five-storey Sovereign Islands house has it all. So why might it take three auctions to sell the property at 12-14 Knightsbridge Pde West? A stylishly-renovated house at 18 Launch Rd, Mermaid Waters, will also go to auction this weekend. last_img read more

South African Kite Festival draws thousands from around the continent

first_imgThe 21st International Kite Festival took place in Cape Town on Saturday, in support of mental healthcare in the country.The annual charity event attracted 20,000 visitors this year, giving kite lovers the best show on the continent.last_img

Belize to consider decriminalisation of marijuana

first_img Share 79 Views   no discussions Tweet Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Share NewsRegional Belize to consider decriminalisation of marijuana by: – July 17, 2012 Photo credit: en-wikipedia.orgBELMOPAN, Belize — A committee has been appointed by the Minister of National Security in Belize to evaluate and, if appropriate, make proposals for the decriminalisation of the possession of small portions of Cannabis Sativa (commonly known as marijuana and weed).For the purpose of this exercise, the word decriminalisation means that the treatment of the infraction will be adjusted so that most of the detriments are removed or reduced. The offence will then be subject to regulation, which will allow for the implementation of probationary measures. It is also proposed that no criminal record be kept in the first instance and portions of the penalty be reserved for drug education.The current legislation treats the possession of under 60 grams of marijuana as a criminal offence and is punishable by a fine of up to $50,000 and/or up to three years imprisonment. This proposal is to decriminalise the possession of up to 10 grams of marijuana, which will then be subject to fines, mandatory drug education and no imprisonment. This initiative is driven by increasing evidence that the current legislation clutters the courts and the prison with primarily a marginalised segment of the population. The added impact of a permanent criminal record further disadvantages this already marginalised group as it establishes a barrier against meaningful employment. The committee emphasised that the proposal is not to legalize the offence thereby purging it of all its penalties; it is merely to reduce and regulate. This is further supported by international trends towards decriminalisation. The committee recognized that the instant proposal for the decriminalisation of small quantities of marijuana is a sensitive issue.Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more

Motorist killed in road mishap

first_imgAccording to police investigators, Burlan– who was believed to be inebriated – lost control of his motorcycle and felloff the road around 11:15 on Wednesday. Nero Sanico Burlan of Barangay Zone 1, CadizCity died of head and body injuries, police said. Burlan was rushed to the Cadiz CityEmergency Clinic where the attending physician declared him “dead on arrival.”/PNcenter_img BACOLOD City – A 36-year-old man figuredin a road accident in Barangay Daga, Cadiz City, Negros Occidental. last_img read more

Three injured in Ripley County crash

first_imgRipley, County, In. — The Ripley County Sheriff’s Department says a single vehicle crash hurt three people early Monday morning.Crash investigators say a car driven by Robbyn Fussencker, 57, was southbound on Friendship Road when she failed to negotiate a curve near County Road 300 South around 2 a.m. The car went off the right side of the road and struck a tree, trapping the driver.Fussencker had to be extricated from the vehicle by emergency workers. Fussencker, Tabitha Ann Fergeson, 21, and a 16-year-old juvenile, all from Cross Plains, were transported to the Dearborn County Hospital for treatment.The crash remains under investigation.last_img read more

12-year-old boy found dead in dark room covered in feces, father and fiancee arrested

first_imgA Pennsylvania man and his fiancee have been arrested after police say they locked up the man’s 12-year-old son in a darkened room for years, starving him, and beating him while treating their other children well.Police found the boy dead in his own filth on May 26th.According to authorities, the body of Maxwell Schollenberger was discovered lifeless, naked, and covered in his own feces. The body of the 12-year-old was inside a dark room that was also covered in feces.Authorities say 41-year-old Scott Schollenberger Jr., and his fiancee, 35-year-old Kimberly Maurer had other children that appeared to be in healthy condition.Maxwell never received medical care, was never enrolled in school, and was not seen by his siblings who also lived in the same house as the couple. Police described Maxwell’s room as dark, the window shades were closed with duct tape, and there were metal hooks that kept the room locked from the outside.On the other hand, Schollenberger and Maurer’s other children received regular medical care and attended school, authorities said.Police charged Schollenberger and Maurer with with homicide and child endangerment, reported.Police Schollenberger denied the boy had any mental or physical disorders. Maurer told investigators that she was the caregiver for the child because Schollenberger “expressed extreme frustration” toward the child and was afraid of hurting him, authorities said.Both are being held without bail.last_img read more

Ellsworth native to compete in Paris climbing event

first_img Latest posts by Jennifer Osborn (see all) Latest Posts Agencies partner to investigate internet crimes – September 17, 2020 ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth native Maureen Beck is competing in the International Federation of Sport Climbing’s World Championship in Paris Sept. 14-18.Beck won a gold medal in Sport ParaClimbing two years ago when the competition was held in Spain.She also has won five national championships.Beck, who was born without her left hand, lives in Colorado now with her husband, Bryan.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textShe is the daughter of Christopher and Deborah Whalley of Ellsworth, and the couple are flying to France to watch Beck compete.Since winning her last gold medal, Beck has started her own website:“It wasn’t a very easy decision to start my own site because I’m not trying to go pro, and in the grand scheme of things, I only climb moderately hard, and climbing blogs are a dime a dozen,” Beck said in an email interview.“But then I realized if I can connect with someone that might not be aware of what they’re capable of and push them towards trying something new, maybe even a little outside of their comfort zone, then putting myself out there in the world as a resource and a motivator is entirely worth it.”“And so far the response has been incredible,” she said. “I’m able to connect with people all over the world, sometimes it’s just to chat, sometimes I’m helping them and if I can’t help them, I can use my network to find out who can.”Beck is raising money for the competition. Go to or type Maureen Beck in the search box. Bucksport Police Log Week of Sept. 17 – September 16, 2020center_img Bucksport councilors seek reelection – September 18, 2020 Bio Jennifer OsbornReporter and columnist at The Ellsworth AmericanNews Reporter Jennifer Osborn covers news and features on the Blue Hill Peninsula and Deer Isle-Stonington. She welcomes tips and story ideas. She also writes the Gone Shopping column. Email Jennifer with your suggestions at or call 667-2576.last_img read more

Amazon Warriors depart Guyana for CPL title hunt

first_img… Team spirit high, says Guptill FOLLOWING a on-week training camp, which included three warm-up games, Guyana’s star-studded professional cricket team, known as the Guyana Amazon Warriors, departed these shores yesterday en route to Fort Lauderdale, Florida for their first match of the 2017 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) on Saturday.The Warriors, three-time finalists in the CPL will look to complete the journey this season with their new-look team led by New Zealand’s Martin Guptill.The 17-man squad spent the last seven days, fine-tuning their preparations for this year’s tournament, in a preparatory camp held under head coach Roger Harper and his technical support team.After Tuesday’s final warm-up game, Harper indicated how pleased he was, heading into this year’s tournament.“Taking everything into consideration I think we are satisfied with where we are at the moment. We expect that we will have a couple of sessions when we get to Florida to fine-tune for the matches in Florida, and come our first game, we expect to be ready,” Harper said.Harper further indicated that their main aim is to win the tournament, but they will play each game as it comes as they aim to reach the playoffs stage.Further, Guptill pointed out that team spirit is high, adding that the management will be depending on everyone to play his part during the competition.The second assignment for the Warriors will be on Sunday against St Kitts & Nevis Patriots before returning to the Caribbean.Guyana home games are billed for August 17, 19, 20 and 22 at the Guyana National Stadium.The host team (Guyana Amazon Warriors) take on the Jamaica Tallawahs on August 17 from 20:00hrs; Trinbago Knight Riders on August 19 from 12:00hrs; Barbados Tridents on August 20 from 18:00hrs and St Lucia Stars on August 22 from 18:00hrs.The full squad reads: Martin Guptill (captain), Babar Azam, Sohail Tanvir, Rayad Emrit, Jason Mohammed, Veerasammy Permaul, Assad Fudadin, Steven Jacobs, Steven Katwaroo, Chadwick Walton, Rashid Khan, Steven Taylor, Roshon Primus, Gajanand Singh, Keon Joseph and Keemo Paul.Meanwhile, the Warriors recorded a convincing 72-run victory over the Guyana Select X1 on Tuesday, the last of three warm-up games.Scores in the match: Guyana Amazon Warriors 160-5 in 20 overs. Guptill led the way for the Warriors with 47 from 25 balls inclusive of two sixes and six fours while receiving support from Jason Mohammed (45) and Babar Azam (41).In reply the Select X1 were restricted to 88-7. Medium pacer Rayad Emrit claimed 3-12 and left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul had 2-17.last_img read more

Ferrari say Vettel is ahead of Hamilton for 2021 seat

first_imgBy Alan BaldwinREGGIO EMILIA, Italy (Reuters) – Sebastian Vettel is Ferrari’s first choice to partner Charles Leclerc next year, team boss Mattia Binotto said yesterday, despite speculation that they want six times world champion Lewis Hamilton.The 32-year-old German had a difficult and disappointing 2019 season, outperformed by Leclerc in the young Monegasque’s first year at Ferrari, and is out of contract at the end of 2020.Hamilton is in a similar position with Formula One champions Mercedes, although the Briton is expected to stay, and met Ferrari chairman John Elkann last year.Binotto told reporters at the launch of the Italian team’s new SF1000 car, however, that Vettel remained very much part of future planning even if he no longer retained clear number one status.“Seb is our first choice at the moment,” he said.“Obviously it is something we are discussing with him and we will continue discussing, but he is certainly our first option, our preference.”Asked whether he could therefore rule out Hamilton, who can expect to become the highest paid Formula One driver of all time if he stays at Mercedes, Binotto refused to be drawn.“We are focused on our drivers,” he said. “And we are considering Seb as our option at the moment.”Pressed on whether Hamilton might still be a ‘fallback option’, Binotto said that was not under consideration.Vettel, asked if he wanted to stay at Ferrari for what would be a seventh successive season, said age was certainly not a factor.“I feel young enough. You spoke about Lewis, he’s even older,” he said of the 35-year-old who can equal Ferrari great Michael Schumacher’s record seven championships this year and also beat the German’s unprecedented 91 wins.“So that’s not a limitation. So yeah, happy to keep going.”Vettel started last season as the clear number one at Ferrari, the sport’s most successful team but without a title in 12 years, only for Leclerc to take more wins, poles, podiums and points.In December, Ferrari extended 22-year-old Leclerc’s contract to the end of 2024 — a huge vote of confidence from a team that has rarely committed itself to even the greatest of drivers for so long.The pair clashed on track, most famously with a collision in Brazil when they were warned about their behaviour, but Binotto said they would be free to race on equal terms from the start of this season.“Last year we said Seb would have been first driver, and Charles second,” he said.“I think that after a year both have shown they can fight for the best result so they will be on the same level. Let’s say they can both fight for being ahead and that’s it. So let them race.”last_img read more

Former Syracuse forward Tajon Buchanan drafted ninth overall in MLS SuperDraft

first_imgTajon Buchanan was selected ninth overall in the MLS SuperDraft by the New England Revolution on Friday afternoon.After moving away from his mother in Canada, not playing a competitive soccer match for a year and paying to attend a Syracuse training camp to get noticed, Buchanan developed into a star for the Orange.Buchanan was selected to the to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference first team after tallying career highs in points (20), goals (eight) and assists (four) in 2018. He was the first SU player since 2015 to record 20 points in a season.After a quick scoring start, Buchanan suffered a left knee sprain before he returned in Syracuse’s Sept. 24 matchup with Colgate and played with a knee brace. Buchanan went on to score SU’s 34th hat trick in program history in a Syracuse’s 7-0 blowout of St. Bonaventure.The Orange rode the success of their star sophomore to a first-round bye in the NCAA Tournament but were knocked out by eventual national semifinalist Akron.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBuchanan is the 11th SU draft pick since 2014-15, and the eighth first-rounder. In the last two seasons, Mo Adams and Miles Robinson were both Generation Adidas signees and were selected in the top 10. Two other members of Syracuse’s 2018 roster — center back Kamal Miller and midfielder Hugo Delhommelle — are 2018 draft hopefuls. Comments Published on January 11, 2019 at 2:09 pm Contact Nick: | @nick_a_alvarez Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more