Half a million profit off home that last sold post Brisbane’s 2011 flood

first_img177 Laurel Ave, Chelmer.A CHELMER home that last sold weeks after the Brisbane floods has just fetched over half a million more than it did in 2011.The five bedroom house at 177 Laurel Avenue, Chelmer, sold for $2.2 million late last week after in-room auctions at Place HQ. On March 3, 2011, the 1,032sq m property had fetched $1.65m. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours ago177 Laurel Ave, Chelmer.According to the Brisbane City Council’s flood awareness map, this property – which sits one block back from the riverfront – was ranked as having “very low likelihood (0.05 per cent annual chance)” of flooding. The property has glimpses of the river off its back veranda.In comparison the neighbouring block which is next to the river has varying levels of high (5 per cent chance), medium (1 per cent chance) and low likelihood (0.2 per cent chance) of flooding, according to BCC’s calculations. 177 Laurel Ave, Chelmer.Agent Ann-Karyn Fraser of Place New Farm had marketed the home as “an entertainer’s haven” in one of the suburb’s most prestigious streets.“This stately 1920s homestead enjoys an elevated and peaceful position along a beautiful tree lined street,” according to her listing.“Lovingly preserved and showcasing original features combined with modern additions, this residence offers a comfortable, contemporary lifestyle.”The home had been “tastefully renovated” but maintained its “original polished timber flooring, VJ walls, ornate cornices and intricate breezeways”.The home was kitted out with features expected off a high end property including Back2Base security, zoned ducted air conditioning, built-in audiovisual home automation system, remote gates and garage and a four car garage.last_img read more

VIDEO:Gunman tries to rob a woman at drive-thru ATM in Lauderdale Lakes

first_imgAn attempted armed robbery at a drive-thru ATM in Lauderdale Lakes was caught on video.Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies have released surveillance video of the attempted robbery that happened last Friday at a SunTrust branch on Oakland Park Boulevard.The video shows a woman about to use the drive-thru ATM before a man crept up and pointed a gun at her.Miranda Grossman, Broward Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman, said the gunman demanded that she enter her personal identification number into the ATM to withdraw money, but instead the woman drove away.The gunman was not able to get any cash, and he walked away empty-handed. Police say no one was injured.Anyone with information about the incident or who recognizes the gunman is asked to call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.(Video courtesy of Broward Sheriff’s Office )last_img read more

Ebola Relief Assistance to the Episcopal Church of Liberia

first_imgOn Saturday, November 8, at the St. David’s Episcopal Church, 43600 Russell Branch Parkway, Ashburn, Virginia, a truck will be loaded with medical supplies, including disposable gowns, gloves, face masks, goggles, etc., various pain killers, Clorox/sanitation products, high energy drinks, boxes of 25lbs parboiled rice, 100 large cans kidney beans, luncheon meat/corned beef/spam, etc. The items will be packed in a 20-ft freight container and shipped to the Episcopal Church of Liberia. Prior to this, a truck from the shippers will pick up donated medical supplies and materials from the Trinity Episcopal Church, 7005 Piney Branch Road, NW, Washington DC 20012. The contents in the container are estimated at US$60,000 and are designated for those affected by the deadly Ebola Virus Disease, living in the rural areas of Liberia. Ebola Care Centers are set to benefit from many of the medical and relief supplies. The cost for trucking and shipment is approximately US$4,800. An additional amount is being earmarked to assist the Episcopal Church of Liberia with logistics/transportation to distribute donated materials in rural Liberia. The container is expected to arrive at the Freeport of Monrovia within 30-35 days after it departs the Port of Baltimore, Maryland. The Rt. Rev. Jonathan B.B. Hart, Bishop of Liberia and Archbishop of the Internal Province of West Africa (IPWA) is Church’s direct contact person in Liberia. The Episcopal Relief and Development – ERD will assist with the distribution in Liberia.The Liberian Episcopal Community USA (LECUSA) in collaboration with the clergy and parishioners of St. David’s Episcopal Church, Ashburn, St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, Reston, both in the Diocese of Virginia; and Trinity Episcopal Church, Washington D.C. are spare heading this Ebola Relief Assistance project to Liberia. LECUSA and partners have received moral support from The Episcopal Church (TEC), Episcopal Relief and Development – ERD, Global Relations and Partnership Office, Bishop Mark Beckwith – the Covenant Committee TEC/ECL, etc. Financial and material donations have come from LECUSA members, parishioners of St. David’s and St. Anne’s, the Union of Black Episcopalians – UBE, Church Pension Group – CPG, local Episcopal parishes and Missions, non-Episcopal churches, organizations and individuals throughout the USA. The LECUSA website: www.lecusa.net provides updated information/materials on the Ebola crisis with a secured area for an on line donation. On September 27, at St. David’s Episcopal Church, Ashburn, LECUSA and partners conducted an Ecumenical Worship Service of Love and Care for Liberia, and the Rev. Dr. James T. Yarsiah, LECUSA Chairman served as preacher. Yarsiah shared excerpts from a letter he received by email from Bishop Hart, written on August 2, 2014 by Dr. Benjamin Dorme Lartey, Immediate Past General Secretary. “Ecumenical Greetings, We wish to appeal for your prayers for LIBERIA, SIERRA LEONE and GUINEA. The EBOLA situation is alarming and killing us!!!!!! No one know who is next only GOD!!!!” In response to the health crisis in West Africa, St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, Reston along with other faith communities hosted a Candlelight Vigil for West Africa on Sunday, November 2nd at 6 p.m. on Lake Anne Plaza in Reston, Virginia.Nearly 4,900 deaths from Ebola have been recorded across West Africa since the virus was first detected in Guinea. Liberia has been the hardest hit of the countries most affected by the virus, with 2,705 deaths and 4,665 recorded cases.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Jewellery shop raided after gang break into shopping centre through roof

first_imgGardai say they are keeping an open mind if the same gang is behind a spate of robberies are the same gang which raided a jewellery shop in Letterkenny last night.The gang broke into the Letterkenny Shopping Centre and targeted McCullagh’s Jewellery Shop between 12.30am and 2.30am.The gang gained entry through the roof of the building but an alarm was triggered and Gardai were on the scene in minutes. The gang fled and dropped a number of pieces of jewellery but did get away with other items.This is the fifth major break-in to businesses in Donegal in the past month.Four out of the five robberies have occurred in the early hours of Monday morning.In three of the previous four robberies, the gang have broken in through the roof of the premises and then stolen the CCTV systems to cover their tracks. However, Gardai say they are still trying to determine if the same gang is behind the latest raid.Sgt Paul Wallace said “It is early days but they did get in through the roof but were disturbed by Gardai and fled.“We are still examining the scene. A hatchet was left at the scene and this kind of tool was left at the other robberies but we are still keeping an open mind to see if they are connected,” he said.Jewellery shop raided after gang break into shopping centre through roof was last modified: October 3rd, 2017 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:gangLetterkenny Shopping Centre.riadlast_img read more

Autocar India Gets Exclusive First Look At Audi etron

Audi Says No To Stocking e-tron At Dealerships: Special Order Only The Audi e-tron is making its debut all over the globe.As we await the actual launch of the Audi e-tron in the U.S., which is planned for mid-2019, we begin to see an influx of reveals and reviews from various locations. This particular installment is the e-tron’s first review in India, where charging infrastructure is nearly non-existent.Audi e-tron Content: 40 photos Audi e-tron Configurator Now Live: Build Yours Today Audi Receives 10,000-Plus Pre-Orders For e-tron Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on September 27, 2018Categories Electric Vehicle News Source: Electric Vehicle News The reviewer discusses the fact that Audi stuck to a traditional ICE-car-like facade for its new SUV. It looks very much like any other Audi SUV, or really any SUV for that matter. He says Audi’s research proved that this is what people want. Thus far, the e-tron has racked up about 10,000 reservations, which is nothing compared to that of the nearly 500,000 for the Tesla Model 3, but still good for an electric vehicle that isn’t even available.It’s our understanding that Audi doesn’t plan to produce or deliver the e-tron in any massive quantities, at least initially. This is much like the situation with the Jaguar I-Pace. Nonetheless, the automakers are pushing the vehicles to signify that this is the direction of the future. Hopefully, no too far down the road, these and other brands will produce more compelling EVs with plans to make and sell them in quantity.Let us know what you think of Autocar India’s first look in the comment section below.Video Description via Autocar India on YouTube:Audi e-tron electric SUV | First Look Preview | Autocar IndiaThe e-tron is Audi’s first production electric vehicle and the statistics are impressive. With the equivalent of 408hp and 664Nm from its two asynchronous electric motors, it’s capable of 0-100kph in 5.5sec and also 400km of range. Nikhil Bhatia breaks it down for you.Audi e-tron read more