Man sentenced to 19 years in prison for attempting to provide support to ISIS

first_imgKuzma/iStock(NEW YORK) — A Missouri man was sentenced to 19 years in prison Wednesday for attempting to provide help to the Islamic State group and attack the United States.Robert Lorenzo Hester Jr., 28, pleaded guilty in September 2019 for attempting to provide material support to ISIS from October 2016 to February 2017, according to a statement from the Department of Justice. “Hester indicated that he had converted to Islam, expressed animus toward the United States, and posted photos of weapons and the ISIS flag, among other material, suggesting an adherence to radical Islamic ideology and a propensity for violence,” the DOJ wrote.After advocating for violence against the U.S. on social media, authorities said Hester was contacted by officials to see if he was interested in acting on his words. After undercover officers made contact, “he immediately showed that he wanted action in addition to words.”“Law enforcement engaged Hester to see if he was truly committed to an act of terrorism, and his responses left no doubt that he was,” according to the DOJ.Hester identified potential areas for terrorist attacks such as “federal places,” government officials,” “military bases,” “oil production” and “Wall Street.”Undercover agents, according to authorities, said Hester agreed to help build a bomb and store weapons for an attack with the “purpose to maximize the number of casualties.”The DOJ said he was briefly enlisted in the U.S. Army — he received a general discharge after less than a year of service — and that his experience made him proficient with assault weapons and that he could gain access to military bases.He has remained in custody since his arrest in February 2017.Hester faces a lifetime of supervised release once he’s out of prison.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Friday Night Stars Sparkle in CDI5* Competition at AGDF

first_img Horse Sport Enews The USA’s Steffen Peters and Suppenkasper welcomed a victory in the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDI5*, presented by CaptiveOne Advisors, in the first “Friday Night Stars” competition of the season. Week seven of the 2021 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) concludes on Sunday, February 28, at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, FL. The circuit hosts 10 weeks of international and national dressage competition until April 4. Free live streaming and on-demand of select classes are available to view at globaldressagefestival.com.Peters and Suppenkasper, Akiko Yamazaki and Four Winds Farm’s 2008 KWPN gelding by Spielberg, danced under the lights at Equestrian Village to a score of 80.995%.“There were lots of things that were great,” began Peters. “The piaffe felt really good, great half-passes, the pirouette felt good. To me, one of the highlights of ‘Mopsie’ now, that used to be so difficult, is the collected walk. I used to have to hide that a little bit in the corner, but now I’m doing it on the diagonal because I can really show the relaxation. That might look like a boring movement, but to me it’s huge. Of course, I risked a little bit much in that one extension, so he broke; one little fumble. The rest felt great.”Despite having no general attendance, the night still had its usual buzz of excitement, and Suppenkasper handled the atmosphere like a pro. Peters rode to a slightly different floor plan than normal, and despite some miscommunication, still pulled off the +80%.“The floor plan was different this time,” he said. “I do the extended walk 20 meters and then another 20 meters collected walk across the diagonal. So, the half-passes are going the opposite way. I think that was slightly confusing to the judges. There was a little miscommunication before, but it was my fault. I should have been clearer about it.“One thing you don’t want to do, you don’t want to confuse the judges. And I did,” he said with a smile.The pair have finished competing at AGDF, and they will resume their training with the hope of making it onto the final USA Dressage shortlist. Peters concluded, “We decided to bubble wrap him from here and preserve him and head back to California next week.”Second place in the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDI5*, presented by CaptiveOne Advisors went to Yvonne Losos De Muniz (DOM) on Aquamarijn, her own 2005 KWPN mare by United, with 77.070%. Of her mount and their night’s performance, Losos De Muniz said, “Tonight [Aquamarjin] felt amazing. I always go full out; 100 percent for everything. If I get it, that’s great; if I don’t, it’s a disaster. I like riding like that, and I did it again tonight. I went full out on certain things that I paid for at the end, but that’s the part I like about it, seeing how much I can push it. I’m not very good at being conservative. Some of the things I pushed, I’ve never felt before, like the pirouettes. The passage [and] piaffe is also getting a lot better. I can push a little more. I tend to always have to push it to the edge, so I do it. If I don’t get it, I don’t.”Guenter Seidel (USA) on Equirelle, Leatherdale Farms and Louise Leatherdale’s 2009 KWPN mare by Florett AS, closed out the top three with a 75.560%. The evening was the mare’s first time competing at night under the lights, and Seidel was impressed with how she stepped up to the plate.“For the state we’re in in our partnership,” he explained, “I was pleased with her. Compared to [Yvonne] riding at 100 percent, I only ride at 50 percent. Hopefully that will change in the future, but I’m very pleased with her and I’m super happy with how she handled it all and how she presented herself. Nothing was perfect, but she stayed with me the whole time. It was overall a harmonious ride, and I think that’s what everyone is looking for.”Judge at C Michael Osinski applauded the evening’s rides, noting the quality of the performances and of the entire event. “Certainly, we have to say that in light of the current environment, it’s exceptional to be here,” admitted Osinski. “It’s wonderful to see such high-quality riding. We just owe kudos to the organization, to all of the people that participate in this, and to the riders for being here. It’s very special.”AGDF Director of Sport Thomas Baur concluded, “It’s really important to have a five star here in the U.S, as it’s the only one in the Western Hemisphere. I think the turnout for the five star and the quality is more or less 90 percent of the top riders here in the country. I’m happy about that, and we’ll continue to offer the five star in the future.”The night began at 7 p.m. with the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDI3*, presented by Premier Equestrian. Australia’s Kelly Layne topped that class with a fierce freestyle created by Gary Patterson.Layne and Samhitas, the 2009 Oldenburg gelding by Sir Donnerhall I that she co-owns with Nori Maezawa, topped the class with a 76.500%.“He actually felt really, really good in the test tonight,” expressed Layne. “He was a little bit nervous walking in because he hasn’t done this for a year, but the moment the music came on, he got a little excited, and once we went in it was like he was glued to me. I felt like I was floating. I think we were!”The pair had several show-stopping moments throughout their test, and Layne noted the gelding’s strength and how they paired well with her own.“I think the horse has an exceptionally beautiful trot,” she said. “Just from God, it’s nothing that I’ve done to it. My job is to show it off to the best of my ability. The trot half-passes really felt like a highlight; the passage was a highlight. He struggles a little bit with the piaffe, but I was really pleased with it in there. There was no doubt in my mind he was going to do it. My one tempi changes, I’m very happy with these. He nailed both lines. That’s something that is a little bit of a feature on him as well. In the trot, he really gets super expressive in it. I was super happy with how relaxed he was in the walk. To go from such high energy and then he just was like, ‘Oh good, we’re walking.’ Anybody who is at that level knows how difficult that is to do.”The night’s score was the duo’s second personal best of the week, and Layne relayed her excitement.“I’m thrilled to have a personal best tonight,” she said. “We hoped that we could achieve this level, and he’s still really young. He’s a June baby, so he’s not quite 12 yet, and we’ve only been together for two years. I feel like we’re becoming a combination. For sure it takes that long; you can’t do it in less time, to know each other and all your little quirks. He has to understand my strengths and weaknesses as well, and he covers for some of them, that’s for sure.”Jennifer Williams (USA) and her own Sueno Hit, a 2008 Oldenburg gelding by Sandro Hit, rode away with second place honors after earning a 71.860% in the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDI3*, presented by Premier Equestrian. Dongseon Kim (KOR) on DSK Belstaff, his own 2007 Hanoverian stallion by Brentano II, earned a 70.085% that put them in third place.Earlier in the day, Peters topped the FEI Prix St. Georges CDI1* aboard Five Rings Farm’s 2012 Oldenburg stallion by Bordeaux, Boreas FRF, with a 74.706%. Second place went to Susan Pape (GBR) on Harmony’s Giulilianta, a 2011 KWPN mare by Jazz owned by Pape and Harmony Sporthorses, with 72.990%. Peters (USA) also rounded out the top three of the 10-horse class with Boston Strong, a 2010 Oldenburg gelding by Bordeaux owned by Christina Vinios, with 71.519%.In the FEI Intermediaire I CDI3*, presented by Donato Farms, Dongseon Kim (KOR) took home the win on his own Lord Nunes, a 2012 Rheinlander stallion by Lord Loxley I, with 71.177%. Canada’s Alexandra Reid earned the second place award with Flynn, Elaine Cordia Van Reesema’s 2010 Danish Warmblood gelding by Wynton, with 67.990%. Third place went to Michael Klimke (GER) on Domino 957, Uwe Kappel’s 2012 Westphalian mare by Den Haag 12, with 67.500%.The FEI Grand Prix for Special CDI 3*, presented by Hygain Feeds welcomed a win for the USA’s Benjamin Ebeling on Illuster Van De Kampert, a 2008 Belgian Warmblood gelding by Spielberg owned by Amy Roberts Ebeling and Nuvolari Holdings, LLC, who topped the class with a 73.326%. Second place earned a score of 71.304% and went to Susan Dutta (USA) and Don Design DC, Susan and Tim Dutta’s 2010 Hanoverian gelding by Der Designer. Third place honors went to Nick Wagman (USA) with Ferano, a 2010 Danish Warmblood gelding by Scandic owned by Elizabeth Keadle, with 70.217%.For more information and to see a full list of results, visit www.globaldressagefestival.com.Final Results FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDI5*, presented by CaptiveOne Advisors:1. Steffen Peters (USA) on Suppenkasper, Akiko Yamazaki and Four Winds Farm’s 2008 KWPN gelding by Spielberg: 81.775, 81.350, 80.375, 79.575, 81.900; 80.995%2. Yvonne Losos De Muniz (DOM) on Aquamarijn, her own 2005 KWPN mare by United: 76.275, 79.450, 76.075, 77.150, 76.400; 77.070%3. Guenter Seidel (USA) on Equirelle, Leatherdale Farms and Louise Leatherdale’s 2009 KWPN mare by Florett AS: 75.450, 74.325, 76.600, 77.600, 73.825; 75.560%4. Jan Ebeling (USA) on Indeed, Vantage Equest Group II, LLC’s 2008 Danish Warmblood mare by Hofrat: 72.700, 74.550, 73.750, 75.000, 73.675; 73.935%5. Katherine Bateson Chandler (USA) on Alcazar, Jane Forbes Clark’s 2005 KWPN gelding by Contango: 75.975, 72.775, 72.550, 71.175, 69.925; 72.480%6. Sahar Daniel Hirosh (ISR) on Whitman, Jane Suwalsky’s 2003 KWPN gelding by Rhodium: 69.875, 67.800, 70.175, 71.575, 68.425; 69.570%Final Results FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDI3*, presented by Premier Equestrian:1. Kelly Layne (AUS) on Samhitas, Kelly Layne and Nori Maezawa’s 2009 Oldenburg gelding by Sir Donnerhall I: 76.950, 76.275, 77.425, 75.500, 76.350; 76.500%2. Jennifer Williams (USA) on Sueno Hit, her own 2008 Oldenburg gelding by Sandro Hit: 72.500, 73.150, 71.525, 71.825, 70.300; 71.860%3. Dongseon Kim (KOR) on DSK Belstaff, his own 2007 Hanoverian stallion by Brentano II: 71.050, 71.725, 71.575, 68.925, 67.150; 70.085%4. Paula Matute Guimon (ESP) on Delagronge, Carolin Mallmann’s 2008 Oldenburg stallion Don Niro: 69.000, 70.475, 71.825, 68.425, 69.375; 69.820%5. Pia Fortmuller (CAN) on Kartsevo Goldfinch, Dagmar and Pia Fortmueller’s 2011 KWPN stallion by Jazz: 69.525, 70.250, 68.475, 71.125, 68.675; 69.610%6. Naima Moreira Laliberté (CAN) on I Do Kiss, KML Inc’s 2006 Swedish Warmblood stallion by French Kiss: 69.400, 69.225, 70.475, 69.250, 66.050; 68.880%7. Krystalann Shingler (CAN) on Fidelio, her own 2008 Oldenburg gelding by Fidertanz: 65.200, 67.000, 68.225, 70.050, 68.975; 67.890%8. Jessica Jo Tate (USA) on Kynynmont Gunsmoke’s Gideon, Pam Liddell’s 2008 Connemara gelding by Gun Smoke: 67.025, 68.400, 68.000, 65.475, 69.775; 67.735%9. Joanne Vaughan (GEO) on Al Martino 10, her own 2004 Holsteiner gelding by Almoretto: 63.800, 65.175, 64.300, 61.375, 65.725; 64.075% Tags: Dressage, Steffen Peters, AGDF, Suppenkasper, We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Email* SIGN UP Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes.last_img read more

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Ukraine: Naval Ensigns of Black Sea Fleet Ships Consecrate in Sevastopol Orthodox Churches

first_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: Ensigns View post tag: Naval View post tag: Orthodox Festivities associated with the Day of St. Andrew the First Called and the St. Andrew’s Flag Day were held in Sevastopol. Main events took place in the city’s two central churches – St. Vladimir Cathedral and St. Nicholas Church at the cemetery where the city’s defenders are buried.Archpriest of Sevastopol Sergius Khaliuta made a memorial service to St. Andrew in the chapel of Russian admirals at tombs of P. Nakhimov, M. Lazarev, V. Kornilov, and V. Istomin in the presence of members of Black Sea Fleet (BSF) Military Council and commanding staff.When the service was over, the archpriest consecrated St. Andrew’s flags of BSF ships. The flag-consecration ritual was finished with parade of  BSF Honor Guard Company. After the holiday prayer service, St. Andrew flags of BSF ships were consecrated in St. Nicholas Church.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, December 15, 2011 View post tag: Black View post tag: Consecrate View post tag: Churches Ukraine: Naval Ensigns of Black Sea Fleet Ships Consecrate in Sevastopol Orthodox Churches Authoritiescenter_img View post tag: sea View post tag: fleet December 15, 2011 View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today Ukraine: Naval Ensigns of Black Sea Fleet Ships Consecrate in Sevastopol Orthodox Churches View post tag: Sevastopol View post tag: ships Share this articlelast_img read more

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Election Officials Explain Significantly Lower Voter Turnout

first_img FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare TwitterFacebookcenter_img Election Officials Explain Significantly Lower Voter TurnoutMAY 10TH, 2018 MELANIE ZAYAS EVANSVILLE, INDIANAElection officials say low voter turnout is typical during a primary election but more voters cast ballots this time around than in the last midterm in Indiana.Dr. Robert Dion, a Political Science professor at the University of Evansville breaks down the trend. “That is because there weren’t people who were running unopposed which doesn’t exactly drive you to the polls so there weren’t a lot of contested races,” says Dion.Larry Bucshon and Dr. Richard Moss faced off in the 8th Congressional District during Tuesday’s primary. Bucshon took the win, getting 60 percent of the vote, setting up a fight for the seat between Bucshon and William Tanoos in November.Dr. Dion says, “It is very hard to dislodge an incumbent member of Congress. In his own party, in his own primary so it happens very infrequently.” Democrats had more township races while the Republicans had candidates running for U.S. Senate and State Representative. In the race for Indiana’s U.S. Senate seat, Republicans Mike Braun, Luke Messer, and Todd Rokita faced off Tuesday. All of them touted the faced that they see eye to eye with President Trump.After Braun’s win, President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence called him, wishing him well for the matchup with current Senator Joe Donnelly this fall.“We were watching and we are going to campaign the dickens out of Indiana and there might have been a different word in there and that was great and talked about the journey ahead,” says Braun.But turnout was low during the primary which is typical. Election officials say more people usually show up for the general election in November. Vanderburgh County Clerk, Carla Hayden says, “Some of that is because Indiana has closed primaries so people have to choose a party. Some people don’t like doing that. They don’t like having to say, “Oh I want the Democrat ballot, or I want the Republican ballot, or they don’t want to have to pick.”Dr. Dion says between the primary election and the presidential election – the results will create a spur to make people more likely to go out and cast a ballot. He explains, “There’s a little residual excitement left over from the presidential race. A lot of people expected the outcome to be different. As we see from the polls, not everybody is thrilled with the way things are going.”last_img read more

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Maidaid evolves washers

first_imgMaidaid has made a number of changes to its dishwasher range. Firstly its new Evolution 2025ws pass-through dishwasher features the Salt ’n’ Go water softening system. The machine will operate continually, with no break while the softener is regenerating. The wash tank is 20 litres instead of the industry-standard 39 litres, meaning it is more ecological in terms of water usage.The firm also claims to have improved water quality with a new and patented water filtration system. “Soiled wash water is forced to the bottom of the tank as clean water is introduced unlike many conventional machines, which mix the two. Cleaner wash water means more efficient rinsing,” explained Maidaid.The firm’s portfolio also now includes the new Evolution 500ws under-counter dishwasher, which is 100mm shorter than conventional full-size models, according to Maidaid.last_img read more

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Widespread Panic Busts Out “Sleepy Monkey,” Covers Blind Faith In Pensacola Closer

first_imgPanic continues their tour tomorrow, September 23rd, with a two-night, tour-closing run at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. You can the full PanicStream setlist below.Setlist: Widespread Panic at Saenger Theatre, Pensacola, FL – 9/21/16Set 1: Old Neighborhood > Makes Sense To Me, Time Zones, A of D, Old Joe, Visiting Day, Sleepy Monkey > Stop/Go, ConradSet 2 :Disco, Second Skin > Party At Your Mama’s House > Stop Breakin’ Down Blues, Chunk of Coal, Airplane > Drums > I Walk On Guilded Splinters > Honky Red, Protein Drink / Sewing MachineEncore: Who Do You Belong To?, Can’t Find My Way HomeNotes: Sleepy Monkey’ LTP 11/12/2013 Baltimore (211 shows) FTP for Duane It seems the fine folks of Pensacola, FL got some great performances from Widespread Panic, as the jam group continues to put out smokin’ hot showings on a nightly basis. For two nights, Panic has kept things rolling at the Saenger Theatre in the Florida city, and even treated fans to a bust out of “Coconut” on night one. The second show continued that trend, with the band busting out “Sleepy Monkey” in the first set after a gap of 211 shows. Since the last time it was played was 2013, this marked the first-ever performance of the song by drummer Duane Trucks, who joined the band in 2014.Panic brought a number of classic tunes to Pensacola for the finale, opening up the show with “Old Neighborhood > Makes Sense To Me” and keeping the energy high throughout. The concert also featured some great jamming out in set two, including a great sequence of “Airplane > Drums > I Walk On Guided Splinters > Honky Red.” To bid fans goodnight, the band broke out into “Who Do You Belong To?” in the encore and finished up with a rendition of Blind Faith’s “Can’t Find My Way Home.” John Bell handled the vocals with a passion.last_img read more

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The Great Real estate escape

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Start-ups, NGOs team up to help people affected by COVID-19

first_imgStart-ups, a crowdfunding platform and non-government organizations (NGOs) have established a charity program to help those who have lost their livelihoods as a result of the partial COVID-19 lockdown.The start-ups, including ride-hailing service provider Grab Indonesia, e-commerce platform Tokopedia and e-wallet service OVO have agreed to open donation channels on their respective platforms from April 17 to May 20 to help the people affected by COVID-19. The money will be given to Indonesia-based crowdfunding platform BenihBaik.BenihBaik and NGOs Gusdurian Network and Pemuda Muhammadiyah – the youth wing of Muhammadiyah – will collect recipient data, buy staple foods such as rice, oil and sugar and distribute them through Grab’s motorcycle taxis. “Our final target is to deliver staple food packages to 100,000 people, especially those who work in informal sectors,” said OVO President Director Karaniya Dharmasaputra during a press conference on Friday.He said that in the first phase, the charity program aimed to reach 15,000 people in Greater Jakarta as it was the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic.BenihBaik founder and senior journalist Andy F. Noya said that the crowdfunding platform team had data for at least 60,000 aid recipients including those in orphanages and nursing homes. The team is planning to collect similar data in Central and East Java soon.“We are an ecosystem that works together comprehensively, so the aid can be delivered accordingly,” he said.Gusdurian Network coordinator Alissa Wahid said the group sought to help informal workers such as street vendors and performers because they were vulnerable to falling into poverty as they relied on unpredictable daily incomes to survive.As people are pushed to stay indoors during the pandemic, informal workers have lost more than 70 percent of their daily incomes, she said.Grab Indonesia Managing Director Neneng Goenadi said the aid packages would be delivered with a “less-contact” approach following the government’s call for social distancing.Topics :last_img read more

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MEPs water down binding vote on pay in Shareholder Rights Directive

first_imgIn a statement, the European Parliament said MEPs had instead agreed that individual countries would be allowed to decide whether votes should be binding or not, likely to be agreed when the directive is transposed into national law.Other changes proposed by MEPs will see listed companies obliged to publish a breakdown of taxes paid in each country they operate, as well as any public subsidies received.Sergio Cofferati, the Italian MEP who has acted as rapporteur for the Shareholder Rights Directive, praised the overwhelming vote in favour of the law – approved by 556 parliamentarians, with 67 opposed and 80 abstentions.“The approved text contains important instruments to fight tax evasion and tax avoidance, in particular a country-by-country reporting obligation that would ensure multinationals openly declare the taxes they pay in each country they operate in,” he said.Referencing recent disclosures on the tax arrangements of multinationals based in Luxembourg, he added: “We cannot miss this opportunity, in particular after Luxleaks and other scandals.”In a joint statement earlier this week, UK NGO ShareAction and Global Witness expressed disappointment about the shift away from a binding vote on pay.The NGOs also noted the shift away from mandatory disclosure of investor engagement policies with companies, moving to a ‘comply-or-explain’ approach.Cofferati was nevertheless positive about the legislation.“The vote is an important step forward to steer companies and investors towards long-term-oriented decision making and to ensure more transparency in the governance of European companies and engagement of institutional investors and asset managers,” he said. European parliamentarians have watered down proposals for a binding vote on executive pay, ahead of negotiations with EU member states over the Shareholder Rights Directive.In an amendment agreed by the European Parliament on Wednesday, member states will be allowed to decide if shareholder votes on pay should be binding or advisory – going against the grain of the European Commission’s initial proposal endorsed by the Council of the EU in early March.The compromise draft of the directive agreed by member states in March said countries should ensure a vote on pay was binding.The draft added: “A remuneration policy shall continue to apply until a new one is approved by the general meeting.”last_img read more

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Three charities to benefit after dying wish granted

first_imgIn the crowd was Ms Deuchars long-time family friend Richard Forstmann, who was appointed the executor of her will.Ms Deuchars husband Mark passed away from Motor Neurones disease four years ago.Mr Forstmann said the couple were both “cat mad”, hence the nod to the RSPCA.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoHe said his friend had wanted to support research in to Motor Neurone disease, and added that her own cancer had returned three times before claiming her life.“She decided (to give the sale proceeds to charity) about 12 months ago, when we sat down and wrote the will,” he said. “The previous one had not reflected her wishes.” 19/1 Newstead Ave, NewsteadTHREE charities will share in $870,000 after a dying wish was fulfilled last night.Susan Deuchars, who passed away in June after a long battle with lung and brain cancer, bequeathed all of the funds raised from the sale of her Newstead penthouse to Cancer Council Australia, the RSPCA, and Fight MND (Motor Neurone Disease). Susan Deuchars, who passed away in June after a long battle with cancer, bequeathed all of the funds raised from the sale of her luxurious Newstead penthouse to charity RELATED: Money from Brisbane penthouse auction to go to charity in dying wish Neale Whitaker rescues home stuck in reno limbo Mr Forstmann said he hoped the money would assist those charities to do their work, in particular supporting research to find a cure.He said he was also pleased the RSPCA would get a share, especially given the “stress” of supporting animals affected by the bushfires. Bidding started at a shocking $500,000 before jumping to $600,000 and then rising in $50,000 and then $10,000 lots.It ultimately became a two-pony show, with the bidding getting down to two buyers – a couple and a small family – who raised the stakes in often $1000 and $5000 bids. Record sale for Bardon The property was announced “on the market” at $740,000 and the bidding war escalated, with the two main parties again drawing out the process with often $1000 and $2000 bids.It took almost half an hour before the first bidder – the one who placed the cheeky $500,000 opening bid – landed the final knockout blow with a bid of $870,000, securing the penthouse and its park views. Place New Farm agent Aaron Woolard said the sales price was around what they had expected, given feedback from the market.He said he was overjoyed to be involved in the sale of the property.The two-level penthouse-style apartment in Newstead has balconies overlooking the city and Newstead Park and is just 100m from the Brisbane River.The three bedrooms are split over two levels with the upstairs bedroom overlooking the main living area. The stunning 250sq m, three bedroom riverside apartment went under the hammer at the Place auction event at Coco Republic in Fortitude Valley last night, with about 70 people watching on as four registered bidders battled it out for the property. MORE NEWS: Boom time forecast for Brisbane’s housing market in 2020last_img read more

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