Delayed flight almost derails buyer’s winning bid

first_imgThe home at 27 Mulgowie St, Sunnybank sold at auction.A three-bedroom home in Sunnybank has sold under the hammer to a bidder who arrived late to the auction thanks to a delayed flight. The family home at 27 Mulgowie St sold at auction for $825,0000 on Saturday, May 27. The brick-and-tile property is on an 834sq m block and features an outdoor area and remodelled kitchen. Marketing agent Mark Allen, of Allen and Lee Real Estate, said the auction attracted a crowd of more than 70 people and nine registered bidders, but it was the last buyer to register who proved to be successful. Mr Allen said the new owner flew to Brisbane from Melbourne on the morning of the auction.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 27 Mulgowie St, Sunnybank“He had never seen the home before and his flight was delayed, so he consequently arrived very late, just as the auction was near the end,” he said. “He requested late registration in a real hurry, he bid and he bought. Everyone was happy.”Mr Allen said the vendors bought the land for $18,000 39 years and built a family home. “The home is now too big for them so they decided to downsize,” he said. According to CoreLogic data, the median house price in Sunnybank is sitting at $714,750, which is up 1.5 per cent in the February quarter but down 0.5 per cent in the 12 months to February. Long-term growth in the southside suburb has been strong, with the median house price growing 23.2 per cent in the past three years and 43.5 per cent in the last five years.last_img read more

Proposed transfer of ABP pensioners to PFZW postponed again

first_imgThe planned transfer of 158,000 academic hospital workers’ pensions from Dutch civil service scheme ABP to healthcare pension fund PFZW has been postponed again.In a statement, both pension funds said the parties involved failed to meet all necessary conditions in time and therefore could not make a sound decision about the move, scheduled to take effect on 1 January 2015.Negotiations on the transfer – meant to make it easier for academic hospital workers to work at non-academic hospitals – have been ongoing for nearly 10 years.Last summer, ABP announced that the employers and workers had agreed that pensions accrual would be transferred to PFZW as of 1 January, while the accrued pension rights would be taken over by PFZW one year later. Both ABP and PFZW declined to provide additional information about the cause of the new delay.PFZW, however, indicated that it was disappointed.“We have worked hard to resolve the issue,” a spokeswoman said.A spokeswoman for the NFU, the industry body for the employers of the eight academic hospitals, attributed the latest delay to the ongoing legal changes on pensions.“Subjects that seemed to be simple became complicated as a result,” she said.She underlined that both employers and unions still support a transfer, “if it can be concluded in a sound way”.Elise Merlijn, negotiator for civil service union AbvaKabo, said the biggest stumbling block was the threat of a salary reduction for the workers, as the NFU was supposed to pay ABP a €500m compensation for the participants leaving ABP.She added that supervisor De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) was reluctant to approve the transfer because of the costs that would be incurred by the NFU, as well as by the participants of PFZW, which has a higher funding than ABP.All parties involved have said they are committed to investigating whether the transfer would be possible at a later stage.last_img read more

“I have to speak to the club; I am open to listen to offers”

first_imgtraining: “We must prioritize health before everything and see how we can advance. We hope that we can return to normal, although we do not know how this will affect the return of the competition. There is some fear among the playersCoronavirus: “When you see most of the players who have been infected, as is the case with Pepe Reina, I spoke to him and he told me how bad it was …”.Charitable initiative: “It started as something small, but it has quickly grown to something nationally and internationally. The most beautiful thing is to see the number of supportive people. We are delighted with how everything is going, and hopefully continue raising funds to accumulate as much money as possible” .Sergio Rodríguez: “A luxury to meet Sergio Rodríguez again in a charity event and made to be close to the canaries who need it the most”. Offers: “I have to speak to the club, I have a contract until June 30. I am open to hear other offers”.Betis: “Betis? I don’t know, a meeting with Chelsea is pending.” Pedro Rodriguez went through the microphones of “The Stringer” of Cadena SER to talk about their future, the possibility of signing for Betis and about their solidarity initiative to help Canarian families disadvantaged by the coronavirus social emergency situation.last_img read more

Prophet River holiday weekend fatality

first_imgPolice investigation continues and the name of the victim, a Fort Nelson resident, believed to have relatives in Fort St. John, has not been released. The Fort Nelson RCMP has confirmed there was a Victoria Day weekend fatal single vehicle crash, just off the Alaska Highway at Prophet River.Police say a car that had gone over a steep embankment near a bed and breakfast was discovered Tuesday, by an ATV operator traveling on a trail near the highway.However, it’s believed the car had been there for two or three days…buried in thick bush and a creek bed, and not visible from the highway.- Advertisement -The Mounties have linked the case to a call received early last Saturday morning from a Fort Nelson man, who reported his car had been taken without his consent by his 23 year old nephew.Fort Nelson RCMP Staff Sergeant Tom Roy says, it’s believed the crash victim had hoped to use the vehicle to visit a girlfriend in Fort St. John…[asset|aid=3581|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=1f648189bb830ab2fd8cad4812a5f638-Staff Sgt. Tom Roy_1_Pub.mp3] Advertisementlast_img read more

White Christmas for some, but few big travel problems

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonIn Nebraska, the most snow reported, 8 inches, fell five miles north of Harrisburg in Banner County. Wind gusts of 30-40 mph caused snow drifts of 3 feet or higher, said meteorologist Mike Sowko of the National Weather Service office in Cheyenne, Wyo. By Tuesday afternoon the skies had cleared and winds diminished. DENVER – A winter storm delivered a White Christmas to parts of the Midwest and Colorado, causing some traffic accidents and flight delays but no major problems with fewer people traveling on Tuesday. Denver saw up to 7 inches of snow, resulting in a handful of flight delays. United Airlines canceled about 50 flights in Denver and some in Chicago to catch up from delays caused by an earlier Midwest storm. Since Tuesday is a light travel day, United spokeswoman Robin Urbanski said the airline was using it to move planes and crews to the airports where they need to be to carry holiday travelers home. She said flights weren’t crowded, so passengers on flights canceled Tuesday were moved to others. Besides Colorado, snow fell in parts of Wyoming, Minnesota and the Nebraska Panhandle, sometimes making travel difficult. A semitrailer slid off Interstate 80 in Wyoming and overturned near Chappell, and numerous other vehicles went into ditches on the interstate and other highways, Cheyenne County sheriff’s Deputy Fred Wiedeburg said. No injuries were reported. last_img read more