Bidders snap up ‘immaculate’ gem within a week

first_imgThe home at 60-64 Braddon St, Cornubia.THIS two-storey home in Cornubia sold for $850,000 the week it was listed for sale. Marketing agents Leanne Smith and Paivi Dickie of @Realty said 60-64 Braddon St attracted strong interest from buyers. “It had a lot of interest — we had 22 groups through the property and two offers in the first week,” Ms Smith said. “It went on to sell within the week. It was a pretty fast sale.” Ms Smith said the new owners were a local family with their own business. 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 home at 60-64 Braddon St, Cornubia.“They had basically outgrown their business and home so they bought the new property where they could live and run their business from.” The vendors were also thrilled with the sale. “They are a lovely couple who designed and built the home themselves about 28 years ago,” Ms Smith said.“It was an absolutely immaculate home and a credit to them.” Ms Smith and Ms Dickie, who are both locally based agents, said the property market in Cornubia was strong. “There is a lot of buyer demand in the area and not enough listings,” Ms Smith said.last_img read more

No roars as Tiger makes return to sounds of silence

first_imgBy Steve Keating(REUTERS) – Tiger Woods makes his long-awaited return to competitive golf at the Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio this week and no golfer will feel the impact of the strange new spectator-less world created by COVID-19 than the 15-time major winner.For his whole career Woods, one of sport’s most recognisable personalities, has been the focus of the golfing world. He is followed by massive galleries and battalions of reporters, photographers and television cameras wherever he plays.But when he steps onto the first tee at Muirfield Village Golf Club tomorrow for his first competitive round in five months the only sound is likely to be chirping birds, with the PGA Tour having banned spectators for all events this season.“I’ve had cameras on me since I turned pro, so it’s been over 20-some-odd years that virtually almost every one of my shots that I’ve hit on the Tour has been documented,” Woods told reporters. “That is something that I’ve been accustomed to. That’s something I’ve known for decades. “But this is a different world and one we’re going to have to get used to. It’s just a silent and different world.”Woods last competed on the PGA Tour in mid-February when he laboured through a final-round 77 at the Genesis Invitational where he finished last among players who made the cut.The 44-year-old reigning Masters champion then skipped a number of events with back issues prior to the PGA Tour’s three-month COVID-19 hiatus that began in mid-March and opted to sit out the circuit’s first five events since the break. Woods, who is one win shy of a record 83 PGA Tour victories, did play a May 24 charity match with Phil Mickelson and Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks Tom Brady and Peyton Manning.Saying he was unwilling to risk a return to the Tour until he saw how safety protocols would work, Woods made his decision to play only when he felt comfortable enough to do so.“I just felt it was better to stay at home and be safe,” said Woods. “I’m used to playing with lots of people around me and that puts not only myself in danger but my friends and family. “That’s something that I looked at and said, ‘Well, I’m really not quite comfortable with that, that whole idea. Let’s see how it plays out first’.”Woods has watched the PGA Tour restart on his computer and said he was immediately struck by what he saw.“It was more watching golf to see how it is now, see what our near future, our reality is and our foreseeable future is going to be,” said Woods, who has won the Memorial a record five times. “To have no one yelling, no one screaming, no energy, the social distancing, no handshakes.“There’s nothing to feed off of energy-wise. There’s no one there. “I think this is going to set up for not just in the short-term but for the foreseeable future for sure.”last_img read more

AARP leader says COVID-19 a ‘wake-up call’ for nursing homes

first_imgJOHNSTON — AARP’s state director says it’s time to revisit the model of elder care in Iowa.Brad Anderson says surveys consistently show older Iowans would prefer to stay at home rather than enter a nursing home, yet Anderson says Iowa has among the highest rates of people with low-care needs in nursing homes.“There are a lot of people in nursing homes right now that could get that care or better at home, which is where they want to be,” Anderson says. “COVID-19 is a wake-up call to this industry and the time has come to start having those conversations at the federal level and at the state level.”A spokesman for the industry says federal standards forbid people from being admitted to nursing homes unless they have a need for skilled care. AARP urges policymakers to consider shifting spending to in-home and community-based services. Anderson also says it’s time to ensure the 55,000 Iowans who care for elderly Iowans are properly compensated for their work.“The median age for a direct care worker right now is $13.80,” Anderson says. “$13.80 is not enough money for the type of work these folks are doing.”The state website indicates there are at least COVID-19 outbreaks in 39 Iowa nursing homes. Anderson says the employees and the 23,000 Iowans who live in nursing homes need to be tested regularly for COVID-19, to guard against outbreaks.“It is incredibly sad what is happening in nursing homes today and we have to do better,” Anderson says. “The virus in nursing homes is just like a prairie fire that is blazing across a dry prairie and we need to do everything we can to stop that fire.”Anderson made his comments recently during an appearance on Iowa PBS.last_img read more

Disability Employment Month learning session September 17 at NPSS

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – In honour of Disability Employment Month, the Fort St. John WorkBC Centre, School District 60, and STADD is hosting a learning session on September 17.The learning session will teach attendees about organizations and services in the community that can support adults and youth with disabilities to transition into the workforce.The learning session will include refreshments, presentations, a question session, and even door prizes.- Advertisement -The Disability Employment Month learning session is taking place on September 17 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the North Peace Secondary School library.For more information, you can contact the Fort St. John WorkBC Centre by calling 250-787-0024.last_img