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Hot Shot! Jim Parsons Visits the Mothers and Sons Family

first_img Bobby Steggert Mothers and Sons Jim Parsons Star Files Tyne Daly View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on June 22, 2014 Related Shows Frederick Weller View All (4) Ding-dong. Who’s there? Why, it’s Jim Parsons! The star of HBO’s The Normal Heart stopped by the Golden Theatre to pay a visit to Mothers and Sons stars Tyne Daly, Bobby Steggert, Frederick Weller and Grayson Taylor on May 14. The Tony-nominated play by Terrence McNally centers on Katharine (Daly), a mother who turns up at the door of her son’s former lover twenty years after her son’s death. After witnessing the heartbreaking and funny story, the Big Bang Theory fave and Harvey alum stopped backstage to greet the cast. Check out these photos from the Emmy winner’s visit, then catch Mothers and Sons on Broadway!last_img read more

Full Electric Service Restoration in Puerto Rico Isn’t Seen Until May

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg News:Puerto Rico’s electrical grid is unlikely to be fully restored until the end of May, the head of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday — months longer than the timeline offered by the island’s governor.Lieutenant General Todd Semonite, commanding general and chief engineer for the Corps, said in an interview Wednesday that he expects Puerto Rico’s electric grid to reach 75 percent of customers by the end of January. That should rise to 95 percent by the end of February, and 100 percent by the end of May, he said, more than eight months after Hurricane Maria hit.That differs from statements by Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello, who said in October that he hoped power would be restored to 95 percent of the grid by Dec. 15, or this Friday. The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority made a similar pledge last month, saying it would reach 95 percent of customers by the end of December.The slow pace of restoring electricity following Hurricane Maria has become a symbol of the U.S. government’s uneven response. Just 61 percent of electricity had been restored as of Wednesday, according to data on a website run by the island’s government.The Army Corps is a key part of a task force of U.S. government and outside groups working with Puerto Rico’s government to restore power on the island.Semonite said he had told Rossello on Oct. 27 that the Dec. 15 timeline was unrealistic. “Governor, there’s no way you’re going to get 95 percent,” Semonite recounted telling Rossello. “And he was very, very upset.”“The bottom line is, he ought to be upset, because all of his people ought to have electricity,” Semonite said. “We’re just as compassionate as the governor is at getting his guys electricity. That’s why I have 700 guys that are going to be there over Christmas.”To illustrate the challenge of getting the grid fully restored, Semonite described flying over a cluster of four homes on the top of a mountain, fed by a single wire that goes up the side of a cliff.More: Puerto Rico Grid Fix Won’t Meet Governor’s Plan, Corps Says Full Electric Service Restoration in Puerto Rico Isn’t Seen Until Maylast_img read more

This Web Feature Will Disappear in Five Seconds

first_imgBy Dialogo February 04, 2013 The sophisticated electronics used by war fighters in everything from radios, remote sensors and even phones can now be made at such a low cost that they are pervasive throughout the battlefield. These electronics have become necessary for operations, but it is almost impossible to track and recover every device. At the end of operations, these electronics are often found scattered across the battlefield and might be captured by the enemy and repurposed or studied to compromise the Department of Defense’s strategic technological advantage. What if these electronics simply disappeared when no longer needed? The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced the Vanishing Programmable Resources (VAPR) program with the aim of revolutionizing the state of the art in transient electronics or electronics capable of dissolving into the environment around them. Transient electronics developed under VAPR should maintain the current functionality and ruggedness of conventional electronics, but, when triggered, be able to degrade partially or completely into their surroundings. Once triggered to dissolve, these electronics would be useless to any enemy who might come across them. “The commercial off-the-shelf, or COTS, electronics made for everyday purchases are durable and last nearly forever,” said Alicia Jackson, DARPA program manager. “DARPA is looking for a way to make electronics that last precisely as long as they are needed. The breakdown of such devices could be triggered by a signal sent from command or any number of possible environmental conditions, such as temperature.” DARPA has posted a special announcement for a Proposers’ Day to be held in advance of a full solicitation in the form of a broad agency announcement. Performers are sought to conduct basic research into materials, devices, manufacturing and integration processes, and design methodology that will enable a revolutionary shift in transient electronics capabilities. The program seeks to culminate in a technology demonstration that builds a circuit representative of an environmental or biomedical sensor that is able to communicate with a remote user. “DARPA has previously demonstrated that transient electronics might be used to fight infections at surgical sites,” said Jackson. “Now, we want to develop a revolutionary new class of electronics for a variety of systems whose transience does not require submersion in water. This is a tall order, and we imagine a multidisciplinary approach. Teams will likely need industry experts who understand circuits, integration, and, design. Performers from the material science community will be sought to develop novel substrates. There’s lots of room for innovation by clever people with diverse expertise.”last_img read more

Bar to launch ‘Dignity in Law’ campaign

The Board of Governors has approved funding for a new public education and awareness program tentatively titled “Dignity in Law.”The initiative, the first of its kind in the nation, will seek to communicate the positive work of attorneys across Florida, according to President-elect Tod Aronovitz, and will be one of the key goals of his administration, which begins in July.Aronovitz, called the program “an innovative and honest answer to years of misinformation and misunderstanding about the important job that lawyers do day in and day out.” He said the program will employ new communications techniques to explain the mission and success of attorneys through the eyes of the people served, and will support the judiciary.“I think it is clear to everyone who practices law in the state of Florida that the reputation of our profession has been oversimplified, caricatured, and damaged by poor communications,” Aronovitz said. “For a small business owner, a corporate leader, or any member of the community, reputation is absolutely vital to success, and for attorneys, it can be no less important.”The program is budgeted for a maximum of $750,000 and will rely on additional financing beyond the Bar’s general fund. A voluntary checkoff will appear on the Bar’s annual membership fees form, and contributions will be sought from organizations such as The Fund and the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers.Aronovitz believes that every member should contribute to the new initiative, saying, “It is in the best interest of every attorney in Florida to open up the lines of communication with the public, to rebuild our reputation so that it truly reflects our good work, and to combat the incomplete and negative assessments that circulate about the legal system every day.”Results from the Bar’s 2001 Member Opinion Survey underscore that sentiment. Regardless of age or title, reputation was the number one issue for all. More than 56 percent of respondents reported that improving the public’s perception of lawyers and the legal profession is one of the most important issues for the Bar to address.Board of Governors member Hank Coxe said he was in full support of the new awareness and education program, saying that it could make The Florida Bar a national leader on behalf of the profession.“I think this is worth the chance,” Coxe said. “It may take time, but I think it is an effort our membership will applaud and support above any other effort we could make.”Board member Jesse Diner echoed Coxe’s remarks, saying the program was “an outside the box solution.”Board member William Phelan offered his endorsement noting that the program also is designed to improve communications with the legislature, and that it will emphasize judicial independence.The program will be managed by rbb Public Relations, a Coral Gables-based company specializing in corporate reputation. With the Supreme Court in attendance at the board’s March meeting in Tallahassee, Christine Barney, CEO of rbb, presented key elements of the program including:• A greatly enhanced Bar Web site designed to give the media greater access to the Bar’s message and a compelling reason to write legal stories.• An e-mail campaign to communicate to legislators, media, and influential people on a consistent basis.• The creation of strategic alliances with nontraditional partners, such as corporations and attractions who share the Bar’s target audience.• The creation of consumer-friendly case studies that reach the “hearts-and-minds” of anyone who sees them.• A “high intensity” editorial — not advertising — media outreach campaign to “counterbalance the negative publicity that permeates the media.”• An intense measurement system to ensure the program is delivering a return on investment. Bar to launch ‘Dignity in Law’ campaign Bar to launch ‘Dignity in Law’ campaign April 15, 2002 Regular News read more

How personalized video can elevate your onboarding and tracking processes

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Mallory Porter Mallory Porter is Allied Solution’s Program Manager for Digital Solutions. She manages the program strategy, content, and implementation for Allied’s digital products and platforms in the financial services marketplace. Web: www.alliedsolutions.net Details Cisco projects that by 2020, 82% of Internet content will be video based. Video is an engaging medium that has the ability to capture imagery, text, and sound in order to share your message to a specific audience whom you hope to attract. In this case, your competitor isn’t a big bank; your competition is whatever video tutorial, advertisement or promotion is grabbing for your member’s attention. Videos tell a memorable story which is helpful for both information retention and brand awareness. For credit unions, the use of video offers multiple benefits, including the opportunity to effectively communicate what members can expect from the service and give them a chance to respond to the information. Effective Communication with VideoOnboarding new members and insurance verification are two challenges facing credit unions as they navigate how to best communicate what they need from their members, how to handle information requests, and how to actually get the information they need from their members. Having a digital strategy to clearly and effectively communicate these asks and needs could go a long way in building up your relationship with your members. When it comes to insurance tracking, outbound calls and direct mail remain necessary tools for requesting proof of insurance on new loans. However, these tactics take time, resources and can lead to inaccurate information. For onboarding new members, there is a lot of information to communicate, compliance regulations to consider and paperwork to fill out. In both cases, video can offer a happy middle ground that offers a digital and relevant way to communicate with your members and share helpful resources in a convenient format. Personal Communication with VideoVideo notifications offer a powerfully effective solution for encouraging responses from members. These personalized messages are the perfect complement to paper notices and phone calls by offering communications that meet members on their device of choice. The more personalized and tailored you can make a message, the more impactful and engaging your communications will be. The level of response Allied has seen from our accounts utilizing this type of technology has been a testament to this fact. Our SmartVideo messages can be personalized to include the member’s first name, type of service (such as loan amount), and upcoming payment due dates. By speaking directly to the member, videos have proven to be successful in holding the recipient’s attention to the end of the video. In fact, accompanying reports show measurable results that recipients often open and view the video several times, as well as have higher click rates.  Utilizing captivating, digital messaging also encourages your members to engage with your credit union in other ways, such as asking them to visit your website, sign up for automatic loan payments, or purchase another related product. It’s an opportunity to open a new channel of communication by informing them of other services available that they may not know about.  Ready to Try Video Communication? Targeted, personalized video messaging is a great way to engage with your members, especially as more and more of the population leans on mobile and digital means of communication. Remember, personalized video offers the following benefits:Ease and speed of implementationHigh level of member interaction and engagementAdvanced tracking and reporting so you can better understand your borrowers’ needs and behaviorsSending out personalized video messages alongside the more traditional methods of communication offers a great opportunity to introduce new members to your credit union and the solutions you offer, while building trust in your brand, opening up new revenue channels and mitigating financial losses resulting from loan defaults.Contact Allied Solutions if you’d like to learn how SmartVideo uniquely complements our solution suite of services to create one of the industry’s most efficient and effective member communication tools.last_img read more

PROMISING PRACTICES FOR PANDEMIC PLANNING Experts stress need for personal, community preparedness

first_img Community preparednessCommunity-based organizations (CBOs), faith-based organizations (FBOs), and local businesses also need to evaluate their pandemic plans, consider how a pandemic might affect services, and what alternatives are available, according to pandemicflu.gov. CIDRAP’s Promising Practices include:Ready in 3Disaster Readiness Tips for People with DisabilitiesReady or Not? Have a PlanProviding Care at Home During a Pandemic Because infections can spread quickly among children and in school settings, constantly reminding kids about necessary health precautions is also important. Hundreds of schools around the world have closed to help contain the spread of infection. Pollok said his department is planning a back-to-school campaign with information about the flu. Public health officials also encourage a broad approach when it comes to emergency planning—individuals should not only be ready for a pandemic, but other disasters that may affect their area, such as floods, hurricanes or earthquakes. “When you develop a plan, make sure it’s all-hazards,” Pollok said. Since you cannot “plan a disaster,” flexibility is important, Kinsey said. “If your plan isn’t working, it’s probably too specific.” Grant said she used resources such as the Flu Wiki forum to learn how an influenza pandemic might affect her and her family, how to reduce exposure, and how she would cope if family members were infected. Individual and family preparednessSince the early stages of the H1N1 outbreak, public health officials have focused primarily on disease prevention. Pandemicflu.gov: Plan and Prepare The World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared the current outbreak a pandemic on Jun 11. “We are in the earliest days of the pandemic,” said WHO Director-General Margaret Chan that day in a statement to the press. “The virus is spreading under a close and careful watch.” “The message was, ‘People, y’all need to take precautions,'” Pollok said. Pandemicflu.gov: Pandemic Flu Planning Checklist for Individuals and Families But many health departments are now also working on reinforcing messages on personal and community preparedness. Being informed is the first step, health officials say. Bien said his organization wants to prepare the community by focusing not only on increasing people’s knowledge, but also encouraging appropriate behavior. He noted that even though people may have the information they need, they may not think about preparing on a day-to-day basis unless there’s an imminent threat. Dealing with a pandemic will also require communication and cooperation among health officials, community leaders, and different groups, Kinsey said, adding that now is a good time to build community ties and develop community channels. “I’ve learned everything that I could about pandemics,” said the mother of two who lives outside Portland, Ore. Ensure you have a supply of your prescription medicines. American Red Cross: Preparing for a Swine Flu Pandemic Make a list of people who are willing to help and can be contacted in case of emergencies. Keep other emergency and health supplies handy such as flashlights, manual can openers, face masks, and painkillers. Grant has also been talking to others in her community about how to get ready for a pandemic. She serves on the board of the ReadyMoms Alliance, an organization of volunteers who educate the public about influenza preparedness. Bexar County in Texas, for instance, chose not to close schools or limit gatherings, Pollok said, because officials there felt the severity of illness did not warrant such action Make plans for potential disruptions at work, curtailed social gatherings, and school closures (for example, is it possible to work from home if you are unable to go into work?). “Identify gaps [in your plan] and fill those gaps,” Pollok said. While most infections have generally been moderate so far, people need to understand that things could get worse, Wooleyhand said. “People need to know the facts, where to go for resources, and be ready,” she said. In the early days of the current outbreak, for instance, CBOs and FBOs in many communities were advised to limit public gatherings, and some had to change practices. Some Catholic churches, for example, opted not to share the communion cup or shake hands to exchange a sign of peace at mass. “What impacts one community differs from another,” Pollok said, adding that no standardized response will work in every community. Grant said families should consider what they need and see what they already have that may be useful. Creativity and resourcefulness can go a long way. For instance, Grant said she found 55-gallon storage drums for $5 from a local food storage business that she is using to store water. She has learned how to create a makeshift toilet for an isolation sick room using a toilet seat, a bucket, and cat litter. As of Friday, 27,717 novel flu cases have been laboratory-confirmed in the United States, with 127 fatalities, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But some experts say the actual number of sick is probably more than 1 million. Pandemicflu.gov: Faith-Based & Community Organizations Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Checklist Community planners also need to have a strategy to communicate with staff and the people they serve. Dan Kinsey, emergency management coordinator for Guadalupe County in Texas, said consistent communications, including having a unified message among preparedness partners, is essential during emergencies. “If my community isn’t prepared, it doesn’t do me a whole lot of good,” Grant said, noting that everyone needs to understand the disruptions that are likely to occur. Parents of school-aged kids, for instance, need to think about what will happen if schools close for a long time. Jun 30, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – If you don’t have an emergency preparedness plan for yourself, your family, and even your community, now is a good time to make one. That’s the message public health officials are sending as cases of the novel H1N1 influenza virus continue to rise nationally and globally. Alexiou said her department is planning a public awareness campaign in multiple languages about influenza. Past campaigns on pandemic preparedness received a lot of visibility, she said, but communities need to reinforce these messages. “If community efforts are not sustained, then people forget,” Alexiou said, adding that the timing for education is now ideal, because people are more likely to pay attention. Other useful skills for pandemic preparedness include learning how to care for the sick at home, rehydration therapy, and isolation measures, said, Joy Alexiou, public information officer for the Santa Clara Department of Public Health in California. “If you don’t have a plan, you need one now,” said Roger Pollok, special projects manager for Emergency Preparedness at the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District in Texas. “The stakes are a little different now.” “Everybody should consider this a time to be better educated” said Jennifer Wooleyhand, a spokeswoman for the Delaware Division of Public Health, adding that preparation is everything. “We need to create the time to prepare and defend ourselves.” One family’s experienceFor Amy Bates Grant, preparing for a pandemic has been a process since 2006. CIDRAP’s Personal Preparedness Resource List Editor’s Note: CIDRAP’s Promising Practices: Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Tools (www.publichealthpractices.org) online database showcases peer-reviewed practices, including useful tools to help others with their planning. This article is one of a series exploring the development of these practices. We hope that describing the process and context of these practices enhances pandemic planning. Pandemicflu.gov and various health departments offer checklists on what individuals and families can do to get ready for a pandemic. They include: “I’m not a nurse. I don’t have a medical background. I’ve done a lot of reading on home healthcare,” she said. It’s important to know what symptoms require immediate medical attention and what can be handled at home to avoid trips to the doctor at a time when the health system is likely to be overwhelmed, she added. For more information visit: Grant acknowledges that the cost of preparing is a concern for some people, which is why she recommends getting what’s needed over time. “Every week when I go shopping, I’ll pick up a few cans of soup. I didn’t want to go into debt doing this. Grant said. “I don’t recommend people run out and buy a bunch of stuff.” Health officials say that the current outbreak revealed that many pandemic plans were based on worst-case scenarios, and communities may need to identify how to scale those plans to work for different levels of severity and conditions. Health experts say there is no way to predict what is still in store, but they have concerns that the coming fall flu season might bring a second wave of illnesses, potentially more severe. Learn about pandemic H1N1 influenza, its symptoms, how it spreads, and how to prevent infections. The early days of the outbreak showed that it helps to have accurate messages “in language” from an organization that community members trust, Bien said. The organization plans to send a reminder through ethnic media of simple things people can do to get ready every week. If different segments of the community are even a bit more prepared and resilient, it may make a big difference in reducing the impact of the pandemic and in delaying people’s exposure to infection, she said. These precautions include covering coughs with tissue, cleaning hands frequently and thoroughly with soap or alcohol-based sanitizers, sanitizing surfaces such as shopping cart handles, and staying away from others when ill. Pollok said these are healthy habits people always need to maintain. Stock up on water and non-perishable food. Although the recommendations vary from days’ to months’ worth, most experts agree it’s important to have extra key supplies on hand. Grant has also been collecting essentials, such as easy-to-prepare meals, thermometers for each person, gloves, face masks, and pain relief medication. All the family members know where everything is and what needs to be done, Grant said. “If you’re willing to think, there are low-cost options out there,” she said. Alaric Bien, of the Chinese Information and Service Center in Seattle, said his organization has worked closely with Seattle-King County to develop an emergency preparedness plan. Bien said. He has been working with staff to ensure they are prepared. “Get things in order. Have the supplies in hand so you are not surprised when you go to the store and it’s not there,” said Alexiou, noting that in the first days of the HINI outbreak, some stores ran out of hand sanitizer. Even a small amount of preparation is worthwhile. “Any preparation is better than no preparation,” Grant said, adding that families who can prepare should do so. “I would rather that our limited public resources focus on those who cannot prepare.” “It’s given us the resiliency to face things a lot more easily,” she said. World Health Organization: Guidance for Communitieslast_img read more

ONE Championship announces athlete rankings dominated by Japanese fighters

first_imgSingapore-based “leading Asian global sports media property” ONE Championship has announced its latest athlete rankings for select weight divisions in mixed martial arts (MMA), Muay Thai and kickboxing. ONE chairman Chatri Sityodtong said the rankings had been established by an independent panel consisting of former athletes, current athletes, journalists and broadcasters to ensure credibility and transparency.The panel determined the rankings after each event based on criteria such as wins and losses, most recent performances and opponent quality.“The rankings will bring more clarity and transparency for our athletes as they chase their dreams of the world title. Fans can also follow their favorite athletes and their journey more closely as they climb or fall in the rankings,” Sityodtong said. In the MMA strawweight category, world champion martial artist Joshua Pacio ranked first, followed by Japanese fighters Yosuke Saruta and Yoshitaka Naito in second and third respectively. In the strawweight kickboxing category, world champion Sam-A Gaiyanghadao sits at first, followed by Astemir Borsov and Wang Junguang.The complete list and updates to rankings are available on www.ONEFC.com and the ONE Super App.Topics :last_img read more

ILO warns of uncertain job market

first_imgTopics : Global working hours saw a 14 percent drop during the second quarter of 2020, equivalent to the loss of 400 million full-time jobs. It is a sharp increase from an estimate issued on May 27 of a 10.7 percent drop, or the loss of 305 million jobs, the report said. The new figures also reflect the worsening situation in many regions over the past weeks, especially in developing economies in parts of the Americas, the Asia-Pacific and Africa. Countries in these regions were among those with the biggest loss of working time.About 93 percent of the world’s workers live in countries with some sort of workplace closures, with the Americas experiencing the greatest restrictions, the monitor said.Mexico’s national statistics agency INEGI said on Tuesday that 12 million people have lost their jobs since March as part of the economic fallout from the pandemic, and the number of people working in the informal sector has shot up significantly. The global labor market is facing a highly uncertain recovery in the second half of the year amid the coronavirus pandemic, with female workers suffering disproportionately from its impact, according to a report from the International Labor Organization, or ILO.Globally, almost 510 million, or 40%, of all employed women work in the four most-affected sectors, compared with 36.6% of men, according to statistics from the ILOThe report “ILO Monitor: COVID-19 and the World of Work: 5th Edition” shows that the number of working hours lost across the world in the first half of 2020 was significantly worse than previously estimated. It was released by the ILO on Tuesday.center_img In Brazil, the unemployment rate rose to almost 13 percent in the March-May quarter as the effects of the pandemic saw a record 7.8 million jobs cut, according to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics.Gender inequalitiesAs for women, the ILO’s report highlighted the disproportionate impact on them, so much so that is feared that some of the modest progress on gender equality made in recent decades will be lost and work-related gender inequalities will be exacerbated.The severe impact of COVID-19 on female workers relates to their overrepresentation in some of the economic sectors worst affected by the crisis, such as accommodation, food, sales and manufacturing, it said.Globally, almost 510 million, or 40 percent, of all employed women work in the four most-affected sectors, compared with 36.6 percent of men, according to statistics from the agency.Chen Yun, a researcher at the Chinese Academy of Labor and Social Security, said industries based on customer service “experienced the most direct and greatest impact brought by the pandemic”, and would be affected for a relatively longer time.”It will take some time for people to eliminate the psychological effects caused by the pandemic. It is difficult for such industries to recover in the short term,” he said.Women also dominate in domestic work and the health and social care sectors, where they are at greater risk of losing their income, of infection and transmission, and are less likely to have social protection.The report notes that long-term recovery plans depend on the future trajectory of the pandemic and government policy choices.Despite the unprecedented speed with which countries have responded with policy measures, the ILO said the future remains challenging as countries have to balance out needs in the health, economic, social and policy spheres.last_img read more

Port Douglas trophy home finally sells

first_imgVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:43Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:43 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p480p480p360p360p240p240pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, 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 Rate1xFullscreen’The Edge’ sells01:44A modernist home in Port Douglas designed by architect Charles Wright has sold after being on the market for 18 months.First listed for private sale at $7.4 million, the asking price for the trophy home soon changed to $6.5 million and then to “offers over $5 million” earlier in the year. Gallery (11 images)Inside the spacious living area of the property.Agent Barbara Wolveridge declined to comment on the final price or the identity of the buyers, but says she received very broad interest in the two-bedroom property before it finally sold on the weekend.The 530sqm home at 20 Island Point Road was built high in the Port Douglas hills for Sydney industrialist Peter Graham and his wife Claire in 2014.Constructed entirely from concrete, the home features a 10-metre infinity lap pool, a balcony with a built-in granite day bed and alfresco dining area with a built-in granite dining table and chairs.The state-of-the-art kitchen features a large oven with a triple exhaust fan, a wine fridge and a butler’s pantry.The barbeque area has its own wine fridge.The home has won numerous architectural accolades, including the Eddie Oribin Award for Building of the Year given by the Australian Institute of Architects in 2015.Is this the ultimate beach house?More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours agoWolveridge says all rooms in the house have views of the water, from Port Douglas’ famous Four Mile Beach to Mossman Gorge. “Everyone knows the house because it’s on the lookout. It is an iconic house in the region and will stay so,” she says.“First of all the view is extraordinary. Secondly, the house is one of the most fabulous houses I’ve ever seen. Yes, there were many interested buyers but the fact that it was only two bedrooms was a bit of a sticking point, which is why it stayed on the market longer.”Another property designed by Charles Wright, Alkira, has lingered on the market since 2014.last_img read more

Keen buyer nabs renovator’s delight in the middle of holidaying in Bali

first_imgThe home at 11 Allambie St, Morayfield sold under the hammer.THE auction of a rundown house in Brisbane’s north was so popular that the winning bidder scored the property while on holiday in Bali.The 1012sq m block in Morayfield at 11 Allambie St was a mortgagee repossession complete with boarded up windows, holes in walls and graffiti throughout, but was structurally sound.Marketing agent Chris Sharvell of Realsales Real Estate said there were 10 registered bidders at the auction with eight actively bidding. The opening bid was $100,000 and 27 bids later a local woman who was on holiday in Bali was the new owner of the renovator’s delight, which sold for $222,000 under the hammer.Mr Sharvell said the new owner lived nearby with her family.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019“She was keen to buy and even submitted an offer but as this was a mortgagee repossession, it had to go to auction,” he said. “On auction day she was actually on holidays in Bali so she registered beforehand for her brother to bid on her behalf.“He played it cool at the auction but apparently she was on the phone joking that she’d kill him if he didn’t win.”Mr Sharvell said the new owner planned to immediately renovate the home. “It was a good result and it shows the base price of homes in Morayfield has now moved up into that low to mid $200,000s,” he said.Mr Sharvell said the market in Morayfield, like most of Brisbane, had experienced good, steady growth in the past few years. According to CoreLogic, the median house price in Morayfield is $353,500.last_img read more