B’way Grosses: On Your Feet! Turns Box Office Beat Around

first_imgThe up-beat Gloria and Emilio Estefan tuner On Your Feet! opened on Broadway on November 5, and it has since had an impressive audience hearing percussion. The musical just concluded its highest grossing week at $1,317,026, just shy of hitting the top five by revenue and capacity (94.46%). The new revival of Fiddler on the Roof began previews at the Broadway Theatre on November 20 and managed to play to virtually full houses for its first three performances. Meanwhile, Dames at Sea hit a box office low at $127,071. Producers announced earlier today that the musical will leave the Broadway port on January 3, 2016, and that a national tour is set for 2017.Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending November 22:FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)1. The Lion King ($1,712,500)2. Wicked ($1,508,157)3. Hamilton ($1,450,763)4. The Book of Mormon ($1,402,842)5. Aladdin ($1,348,847)UNDERDOGS (By Gross)5. Sylvia ($317,033)4. Fool for Love ($294,995)3. Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games ($294,808)2. Hand to God ($162,974)1. Dames at Sea ($127,071)FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)1. The Book of Mormon (101.96%)2. Hamilton (101.58%)3. Fiddler on the Roof (99.80%)**4. The Lion King (97.69%)5. China Doll (94.96%)*UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)5. Allegiance (59.85%)4. Jersey Boys (54.50%)3. Dames at Sea (40.09%)2. Hand to God (37.74%)1. Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games (34.42%)* Number based on seven preview performances**Number based on three preview performancesSource: The Broadway League View Commentslast_img read more

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Keep food safe

first_imgJudy HarrisonExtension Foods Specialist Fall means cooler temperatures, fabulous weekend outings, exciting football tailgate parties and — foodborne illness? Don’t let vomiting, diarrhea, fever or other foodborne illness problems interfere with your plans this fall. September is National Food Safety Education Month. What better time to learn to Be Food Safe and keep your family and friends safe from foodborne illness? Be Food Safe is the name of a current food safety campaign promoted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.Keeping food safe is very simple. There are four basic steps to follow to Be Food Safe.1) Clean your hands with soap and warm, running water for at least 20 seconds before and after handling food. Rinse fruits and vegetables under cool, running water. This will remove harmful bacteria that can get into food from dirty hands and can cut down on the number of bacteria that might be on the surface of fruits and vegetables. Wash cutting boards, dishes, utensils and countertops with hot, soapy water and rinse after preparing each food item and before you go to the next one. Clean surfaces and utensils can keep harmful bacteria from being spread throughout the kitchen.2) Separate raw meat, poultry, seafood and their juices from other food items in the grocery cart or kitchen. Use one cutting board for raw meat, poultry and seafood and another for salads and ready-to-eat food. Wash boards well between uses. Store raw meat, poultry and seafood in a sealed container or plate on the bottom shelf of the refrigerator and below ready-to-eat food. This will prevent cross-contamination, or the spread of bacteria from one food to another.3) Cook food. Use a food thermometer to take the guesswork out of cooking. It’s the only way to tell that food has reached a high enough internal temperature to kill harmful bacteria. You can’t tell by looking. Insert the thermometer into the thickest part of the food away from any bones. Beef and pork should reach 160 F for medium. Chicken should reach at least 165 F. Most consumers prefer chicken cooked to an even higher temperature such as 170 F to 180 F to eliminate pink color and rubbery texture. Ground beef should reach at least 160 F to eliminate the risk of E. coli O157:H7. 4) Chill leftovers and takeout foods within 2 hours. Freeze leftovers that will not be used within 3-4 days for longer storage. Keep the refrigerator at 40 F or below and the freezer at 0 F or below. Use refrigerator/freezer thermometers to measure the temperature inside your appliance.Thaw meat, poultry, and seafood in the refrigerator, not on the counter. Marinate foods in the refrigerator, too. Bacteria can multiply quickly and can cause problems for food allowed to sit at temperatures between 40 F and 140 F, or the temperature danger zone. Following these simple steps will help you Be Food Safe and keep your fall activities right on schedule by avoiding foodborne illness. And don’t forget this simple rule: When in doubt, throw it out!For more information on safe product temperatures, using food thermometers or other food safety tips, call your local UGA Extension family and consumer sciences agent at 1-800-Ask-UGA1. Learn more about the USDA Be Food Safe campaign at www.befoodsafe.gov. (Judy Harrison is a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension food safety specialist with the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences.)last_img read more

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Brazil Modernizes its Artillery Force with New Vehicles

first_imgUntil mid-2014, Brazil had 38 vehicles whose missile launch systems were incompatible with the use of the new weapons developed by Astros 2020, said project head Major General José Júlio Dias Barreto. Brazil’s Army Project Office (EPEx), created in 2012, evaluates, proposes, coordinates, and integrates efforts toward the realization of the Army’s large-scale, technologically, and financially complex strategic projects. So far those projects have included Guarani, Cyber Defense, Air Defense, Proteger, Recop, Astros 2020, and Sisfron. The Military expects to double the capacity of its long-range firepower system by 2020, with about 100 vehicles in its two groups: the 6th and the 16th Missile and Rocket Groups. “In 2015, we’re going to sign a contract to start work on the unit that will house the 16th Missile and Rocket Group and the Artillery Command Administration and Support Base,” Maj. Gen. Barreto said. The new MK6 vehicles completed in 2014 were delivered to the Formosa Training Field, located in the state of Goiás (in the Brazilian Midwest). Since then, they have been used to train the professionals who will operate them. That apparatus includes Tactical Cruise Missiles, Guided Rockets, an integrated simulation system (SIS-ASTROS 2020) and a new headquarters for the artillery complex – Fort Santa Bárbara. The Brazilian Army is preparing to receive nine new modernized vehicles equipped to launch missiles, including the country’s first Tactical Cruise Missile. The vehicles, which will be delivered by June, are part of the strategic Astros 2020 project. Until mid-2014, Brazil had 38 vehicles whose missile launch systems were incompatible with the use of the new weapons developed by Astros 2020, said project head Major General José Júlio Dias Barreto. “Having this equipment makes us more prepared to defend our national territory,” Maj. Gen. Barreto explained. “We often say that even though we’ve spent 100 years without going to war, we can’t spend one minute being unprepared for war.” In April, the Army’s second training session on the use of this equipment will be carried out by the Rocket Artillery Instruction Center, located at the training facility. The first round of training took place last year. That apparatus includes Tactical Cruise Missiles, Guided Rockets, an integrated simulation system (SIS-ASTROS 2020) and a new headquarters for the artillery complex – Fort Santa Bárbara. “The number of vehicles that are being modernized and acquired still won’t be sufficient, but it’s a significant step towards strengthening the national defense,” Maj. Gen. Barreto explained. “It’s an immense upgrade. Under the National Defense Strategy, the plan is to equip three groups. But this third group isn’t included in Astros 2020. It will happen after, between 2020 and 2030.” Created in 2011, Astros 2020 provides for the delivery of a modern artillery apparatus capable of allowing the Army to join the other Armed Forces in the development of Brazil’s deterrent capacity. “The first lot of modernized vehicles will be delivered by June of this year. The second lot is under production. These two lots are each composed of six Universal Multiple Launchers (AV-LMU) and three Rearming Vehicles (AV-RMD),” Maj. Gen. Barreto said. “The modernized vehicles will have the same capacity and same operational ability as the new vehicles, with the ability to launch the Tactical Cruise Missiles and the Guided Rockets that are under development.” Brazil’s Armed Forces are preparing a new facility that Military authorities expect to be completed by 2020; it will serve as the headquarters of the artillery complex. The facility, Fort Santa Bárbara, is being built at the same location as the Formosa Training Field, in the state of Goiás, 70 kilometers from Brazil’s capital city, Brasília. The facility and its location meet the defense guidelines that seek to position the Army’s strategic reserves in the center of Brazil, where they can more easily be deployed to different regions of the country. The Brazilian Army is preparing to receive nine new modernized vehicles equipped to launch missiles, including the country’s first Tactical Cruise Missile. The vehicles, which will be delivered by June, are part of the strategic Astros 2020 project. Budgeted at $9 million reals ($2.9 million), the simulator project is being carried out through a partnership between the Army and the Federal University of Santa Maria. The aim is to complete the operational systems and equipment hardware by 2018, and then hire a specialized company to build the simulators. “The vehicle controls are as complex as those of a plane,” Maj. Gen. Barreto said. “The simulation system consists of a set of equipment that will allow for a precise replication of the missile and rocket launch process from the vehicles.” The Military expects to double the capacity of its long-range firepower system by 2020, with about 100 vehicles in its two groups: the 6th and the 16th Missile and Rocket Groups. The Guided Rocket is expected to be completed in 2016. The main advantage of this type of weapon is its precision. Brazil currently operates with an area saturation system in which the launched rocket winds up destroying the entire region where the target is located. With the Guided Rocket, it will be possible to strike a specific location. By Dialogo April 09, 2015 Budgeted at $9 million reals ($2.9 million), the simulator project is being carried out through a partnership between the Army and the Federal University of Santa Maria. The aim is to complete the operational systems and equipment hardware by 2018, and then hire a specialized company to build the simulators. Created in 2011, Astros 2020 provides for the delivery of a modern artillery apparatus capable of allowing the Army to join the other Armed Forces in the development of Brazil’s deterrent capacity. To transform its artillery force, the Army signed a contract with Avibras Indústria Aeroespacial to modernize its aging fleet and acquire new MK6 launcher vehicles. Last June, the firm delivered the first nine new MK6 vehicles, and Brazil ordered 20 more. Astros 2020 provides for the acquisition of 50 new vehicles and the modernization of the entire aging fleet. New projects at Fort Santa Bárbara Tactical Cruise Missiles and Guided Rockets in testing phase In addition to the drills conducted at the Formosa location, the Army is moving forward with the project to develop the SIS-ASTROS 2020 simulation system. The aim is to ensure the comprehensive training of the Soldiers who will operate the vehicles. The Fort will house six units; two are already under construction and should be completed by 2016: the Missile and Rocket Artillery Instruction Center, and the Missile and Rocket Logistics Center. The new vehicles are just one component of the Army’s upgrade to its artillery force. For example, this year the Military is planning a series of tests for the Tactical Cruise Missile and the Guided Rocket. “The first lot of modernized vehicles will be delivered by June of this year. The second lot is under production. These two lots are each composed of six Universal Multiple Launchers (AV-LMU) and three Rearming Vehicles (AV-RMD),” Maj. Gen. Barreto said. “The modernized vehicles will have the same capacity and same operational ability as the new vehicles, with the ability to launch the Tactical Cruise Missiles and the Guided Rockets that are under development.” The Guided Rocket is expected to be completed in 2016. The main advantage of this type of weapon is its precision. Brazil currently operates with an area saturation system in which the launched rocket winds up destroying the entire region where the target is located. With the Guided Rocket, it will be possible to strike a specific location. New projects at Fort Santa Bárbara Diálogo is presenting each of the projects, their objectives, challenges, and new developments in a series of weekly reports. This week’s report features the Astros 2020. The Army is planning to deploy the Astros 2020 system in two operations scheduled for the latter half of 2015. One is Operation Atlântico, which also involves the participation of the Navy and the Air Force, with a mission to conduct training and increase interaction among the Armed Forces. The other operation will be conducted by the Western Military Command, which is headquartered in Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul. Also in 2015, the architectural designs will be made for the Army Artillery Command Headquarters. “The only pending project will be the Target Search Battery, which will be subsequently completed,” Maj. Gen. Barreto added. Brazil’s Army Project Office (EPEx), created in 2012, evaluates, proposes, coordinates, and integrates efforts toward the realization of the Army’s large-scale, technologically, and financially complex strategic projects. So far those projects have included Guarani, Cyber Defense, Air Defense, Proteger, Recop, Astros 2020, and Sisfron. Brazil’s Armed Forces are preparing a new facility that Military authorities expect to be completed by 2020; it will serve as the headquarters of the artillery complex. The facility, Fort Santa Bárbara, is being built at the same location as the Formosa Training Field, in the state of Goiás, 70 kilometers from Brazil’s capital city, Brasília. The facility and its location meet the defense guidelines that seek to position the Army’s strategic reserves in the center of Brazil, where they can more easily be deployed to different regions of the country. Diálogo is presenting each of the projects, their objectives, challenges, and new developments in a series of weekly reports. This week’s report features the Astros 2020. Modernizing an aging fleet Modernizing an aging fleet The missile has been under development since 2012 and is expected to be ready by 2018, with a range of 300 kilometers and a warhead with an explosive payload of 200 kilograms. The missile has been under development since 2012 and is expected to be ready by 2018, with a range of 300 kilometers and a warhead with an explosive payload of 200 kilograms. “In 2015, we’re going to sign a contract to start work on the unit that will house the 16th Missile and Rocket Group and the Artillery Command Administration and Support Base,” Maj. Gen. Barreto said. “The vehicle controls are as complex as those of a plane,” Maj. Gen. Barreto said. “The simulation system consists of a set of equipment that will allow for a precise replication of the missile and rocket launch process from the vehicles.” The new vehicles are just one component of the Army’s upgrade to its artillery force. For example, this year the Military is planning a series of tests for the Tactical Cruise Missile and the Guided Rocket. In April, the Army’s second training session on the use of this equipment will be carried out by the Rocket Artillery Instruction Center, located at the training facility. The first round of training took place last year. “The number of vehicles that are being modernized and acquired still won’t be sufficient, but it’s a significant step towards strengthening the national defense,” Maj. Gen. Barreto explained. “It’s an immense upgrade. Under the National Defense Strategy, the plan is to equip three groups. But this third group isn’t included in Astros 2020. It will happen after, between 2020 and 2030.” The new MK6 vehicles completed in 2014 were delivered to the Formosa Training Field, located in the state of Goiás (in the Brazilian Midwest). Since then, they have been used to train the professionals who will operate them. New vehicles are used for Military training To transform its artillery force, the Army signed a contract with Avibras Indústria Aeroespacial to modernize its aging fleet and acquire new MK6 launcher vehicles. Last June, the firm delivered the first nine new MK6 vehicles, and Brazil ordered 20 more. Astros 2020 provides for the acquisition of 50 new vehicles and the modernization of the entire aging fleet. New vehicles are used for Military training The Army is planning to deploy the Astros 2020 system in two operations scheduled for the latter half of 2015. One is Operation Atlântico, which also involves the participation of the Navy and the Air Force, with a mission to conduct training and increase interaction among the Armed Forces. The other operation will be conducted by the Western Military Command, which is headquartered in Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul. “Having this equipment makes us more prepared to defend our national territory,” Maj. Gen. Barreto explained. “We often say that even though we’ve spent 100 years without going to war, we can’t spend one minute being unprepared for war.” Tactical Cruise Missiles and Guided Rockets in testing phase The Fort will house six units; two are already under construction and should be completed by 2016: the Missile and Rocket Artillery Instruction Center, and the Missile and Rocket Logistics Center. In addition to the drills conducted at the Formosa location, the Army is moving forward with the project to develop the SIS-ASTROS 2020 simulation system. The aim is to ensure the comprehensive training of the Soldiers who will operate the vehicles. Also in 2015, the architectural designs will be made for the Army Artillery Command Headquarters. “The only pending project will be the Target Search Battery, which will be subsequently completed,” Maj. Gen. Barreto added. The Armed Forces of our beloved and weakened Brazil, is in my view, the only worthy, honorable and serious institution in this sea of sludge that plagues our homeland. I think all of this is wonderful. now we need to moralize our beloved country How do I send news of ongoing fraud, gang activity in Campo Grande and throughout the state? Very good THIS IS OUR GIANT THAT NEVER SLEEPS.CONGRATULATIONS TO THE ARMED FORCES, ARMY AND AIR FORCE.PRIDE OF ALL BRAZILIANS WITH A CAPITAL “B”.MAY GOD BLESS THIS GIANT.(Y) It is the Armed Forces of a country that guarantee the defense capability of a country and institutions. It is also the only way to be respected by other countries always involved in war invading other nations. Brazil needs to assume its important place in Latin America and the world. The Armed Forces are certainly of utmost importance and have a crucial role now and in the future. The need is urgent to modernize the Armed Forces, who also ensure our sovereignty. The greatest weapon that a country has is the culture of its people. Let’s look at the statement from Toshio Doko, President of Keidaran, in 1960: “We don’t have natural resources or military power, we only have one natural resource, which is our brain. Thus, we must develop it, use it, educate it, train it, and equip it, so that we have a future through the simple use of the nature of things, the common good, more fruitful and most precious of all mankind”. (Thus, the development of post-war Japan is justified). I liked the report. Congratulation to the Brazilian Army, like the statement says, 100 without war. But, we have to be prepared. Congratulations on the new anti-aircraft equipment and rocket launchers, and ideally produced in Brazil. Congratulations Army of Brazil. The Brazilian Army is what remains of respect in Brazil today. An Army can go a hundred years without a fight, but can’t go a single minute without being prepared. Rui Barbosa.last_img read more

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Board to reconsider JNC policy/ election process

first_imgA special committee may soon be appointed to examine the way The Florida Bar picks its presidents.Bar President Terry Russell said he and President-elect Tod Aronovitz have discussed that matter, and he will defer to Aronovitz, who has indicated he wants to study that issue.Russell was responding to a request from Board of Governors member Louis Kwall at the board’s recent meeting. Kwall asked for Russell and Aronovitz to appoint a three-to-five-member committee to consider presidential elections, including geographical issues.He noted there used to be a perception that most Bar presidents came from Jacksonville, while in recent years that perception has changed to being from South Florida. (The Bar is in a stretch where, including Aronovitz and President-elect Designate Miles McGrane, five presidents in a row will come from South Florida.)“This is a subject that we need to carefully consider, not so much because of geography, but because of the sheer magnitude of this job,” Russell said. March 1, 2002 Regular News Board to reconsider JNC policy/ election process The Bar Board of Governors is set to reconsider a policy that prevents partners and associates from applying to serve on judicial nominating commissions.Board member Kelly Overstreet Johnson made a motion at the board’s Tampa meeting to reconsider the policy at the upcoming March 15 meeting in Tallahassee.Johnson said now that the board makes no direct appointments to the commissions and only makes recommendations to the governor for four of the nine seats on each JNC, it was time to revisit the policy. She said it can restrict the pool of applicants in two ways. One is if a board member is from a large law firm, no one from that firm can apply. And in small circuits, Johnson said, a member from even a medium-size firm can significantly reduce the number of lawyers available for JNC service.She also noted that the board in May will make recommendations to the governor for two seats on each of the 26 JNCs, and needs 156 qualified applicants.Board member Cliff McClelland, a partner with Holland & Knight, the state’s largest firm, said the policy can keep partners and associates he doesn’t know or hasn’t met from applying, even when they work in offices hundreds of miles from his.The board approved Johnson’s motion on a voice vote.Board to review election process Board to reconsider JNC policylast_img read more

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Two Johnson City businesses team up to help lower amount of animals born from strays

first_imgJOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — Every Dog’s Dream Rescue teamed up with the Chalk Market for an interactive fundraiser on Sunday. Organizers of the event said the total cost of the initiative is $12,000. The proceeds from this event are going toward the center’s Trap Neuter Release program. The program is hoping to perform around 50 surgeries on cats in the area. Every Dog’s Dream Rescue is working to help lower the amount of kittens born to strays in the area.center_img Manager of Every Dog’s Dog’s Dream Rescue Tammy Peters said, “Unaltered cats are becoming a huge problem in this area and no one is doing anything about it, these cats are a nuisance for the homeowners and it’s not safe for them.” The people who attended the fundraiser had the opportunity to choose their own project. last_img read more

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PNC BBVA deal, regional bank stocks, financials, shares

first_imgPNC Financial climbed on Monday after agreeing to buy the U.S. unit of Spanish banking company BBVA for $11.6 billion in cash.The rest of the regional banks surged, too. The KRE banking ETF ended the session more than 4% higher.- Advertisement – “If you look at where they unloaded their shares of BlackRock, they were at very good valuations. And while they’re giving up massive margins which come with BlackRock which are 40% margins, they’re still buying into a high-margin business, and one that is complimentary to their business. It opens up Texas, Alabama, Florida, Colorado, California, New Mexico and Arizona so this is a really interesting buy for them,” Sanchez said during the same “Trading Nation” segment.PNC sold its position in BlackRock for roughly $14 billion in May. It used the proceeds of the sale to finance its BBVA purchase. The deal is expected to close in mid-2021. Disclaimer He highlighted $44 as a level of support and upside as high as $55, the level the KRE ETF traded in February before the Covid pandemic market losses. The shares closed Monday at $49.16.  As for PNC’s deal, Gina Sanchez, CEO of Chantico Global and chief market strategist at Lido Advisors, said the acquisition should prove beneficial to the company, particularly after it sold its stake in asset manager BlackRock earlier this year.  – Advertisement – “The train has definitely left the station on this one. [It’s] dealing with some near-term overbought conditions. With that said, we have a market weight position on the industry and think it can continue to rally with this broad market breakaway,” he said.center_img Ari Wald, head of technical analysis at Oppenheimer, sees the outperformance as a positive for the rest of the market.“The regional and the large banks are emblematic of the bear market in key risk areas that were suffered between 2018 and 2020 and are now reversing higher. So I think for the market as a whole, this is very bullish. It represents a market now firing on all cylinders,” Wald told CNBC’s “Trading Nation” on Monday.After a 21% rise in three months, Wald added that the regional banks may need to cool off before resuming the rally.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

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DC savers missing out as companies seek private capital

first_imgNEST targets private credit innovation for growing DC portfolioPrivate equity funds paying out more than they spend, study showsMore private equity managers plan to cut targeted returns: Preqin Few DC platforms currently offer private market investment funds due to their illiquid nature sitting at odds with the necessary ability of savers to move in and out of the fund.However, in June this year, the Investment Association (IA) called for measures to allow DC pension funds greater access to illiquid assets, including infrastructure and property.At the time, the IA said it was critical that “every saver has the ability to access the full range of investment opportunities”, and that since 2012, the investment universe had “fundamentally changed”.Mark Fawcett, chief investment officer of the UK’s National Employment Savings Trust, which launched a fund that invests in relatively illiquid instruments for DC investors, also urged fund managers to innovate more in the space to avoid missing a “massive opportunity”. Savers in defined contribution (DC) pension funds could be missing out on investment opportunities as companies increasingly favour private markets to raise capital, a study has found.A report by the CFA Institute this month found companies were delaying initial public offerings (IPOs) to instead take advantage of a stockpile of investor cash waiting to be deployed privately.Sviatoslav Rosov, director in capital markets policy at the CFA Institute, said: “Individuals are being told to save for their retirements by investing in the public markets at a time when companies are increasingly preferring to avoid or defer a public listing.”The institute said the median time for US companies to move to an IPO had risen from an estimated 3.1 years in 1996 to 7.7 years in 2016.center_img While not listing publicly, these companies are increasingly raising capital in private markets. The CFA Institute reported that a median of $12.2m (€10.8m) was raised prior to IPO in 1996, compared to $97.9m in 2016.These private markets have been fuelled by record levels of ‘dry powder’, or uninvested cash, which reached a record $1.8trn in the first half of the year, according to consultants McKinsey. The vast majority of the money in these markets came from institutional investors, such as defined benefit pension funds, endowments or sovereign wealth funds.With a long time horizon, these investors are able to take on these relatively illiquid holdings, but due to demands on short-term portfolio switches, few private investments have been accepted as options for DC savers.Rosov said this wait could deprive them of the ability to participate in high-growth business models and further promoted the sense that markets were being operated for the benefit of “insiders”.He said the solution would be to allow savers to invest in private markets through their pension funds or a similar professional intermediary, as long as they were aware of the risks and necessary time horizon.last_img read more

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Eight bidders and eight minutes to give eight siblings over $800,000

first_imgThis is it just after the Hung family moved in, back in 1972.McGrath auctioneer Justin Nickerson presided over a rapid-fire auction which lasted about eight minutes, with four of the eight registered bidders taking the auction above its $800,000 reserve price without stopping.“Today there’s lots of memories,” Mr Hung said after the auction.“It’s wistful rather than sad and I think we’re pleased to be drawing a line, we’ve come to this point, the house is sold, and now we’re moving forward.” >>>FOLLOW THE COURIER-MAIL REAL ESTATE TEAM ON FACEBOOK<<< A lot has changed around 39 Bale St, Albion, but the property itself has remained untouched.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agoMrs Hung passed away in 1983, and her husband gifted the property to their eight children when he died last year, aged 95.A crowd of 60 gathered in the backyard of the 610sq m property with dual street access, to watch the house sell. SEE WHAT ELSE IS FOR SALE IN ALBION The original kitchen is ready for a complete makeover.The Hung family travelled from Toowoomba, Tamworth, and across Brisbane to be present at the auction, with another brother living in Germany, hooked up to the auction via a smart watch.“We’re all heading to my place now to have a few nibblies and a coffee,” Mr Hung said.“I lived my formative years here. That big backyard was great, everyone played in backyards in those days.“And under the house was tall enough to do things, we’d have Christmas dinners under there with extended tables up on stumps.“In the 1974 flood, we watched the waters coming, they came up to the top step, nine inches below the floorboards.“We were fortunate to get all the cars out, including what had been my grandfather’s car, a 1939 Austin 8. That became Dad’s car, the green machine, and now it’s with my eldest brother and he’s going to do it up.”A total of 45 properties went to auction across Brisbane on the weekend, following on from a week which saw a Brisbane clearance rate of 42.6 per cent.The latest CoreLogic property data shows house prices in Albion are holding steady.The median house price is currently $769,000 which is the same as it was three months ago, and 1.3 per cent higher than this time last year. The property at 39 Bale St, Albion as it looks today.Among them was Russell Hung, who was almost 15 when his mum and dad bought 39 Bale St at Albion for $11,500 in 1972. With a Queensland nut tree offering some shade, the crowd of 60 had a great view of the house during the auction. It’s the same backyard where three of the family’s pets are buried, including Rusty the dog who didn’t make it through the 1974 floods.Bidding started at $600,000 and rose to $750,000 in $50,000 increments.“It then organically got to $827,000,” McGrath Wilston sales agent Craig Lea said.Putting in the winning bid was a party of two young couples from Albion and Newmarket who pooled their resources to invest in the property.This was their first auction and one couple was dialling in from overseas.“We plan to move in initially and see how the suburb changes with the proposed Albion train station development,” one of the buyers, who wished to remain anonymous, said. Norman and Ivy Hung already had three adult children when they moved into the three-bedroom Queenslander in June 1972, but they raised five other children there. The Hung family at their last Christmas gathering in 2018 before taking the family home to auction.EIGHT siblings secured an $827,000 legacy on the weekend after eight bidders took eight minutes to buy their family home at auction.All but one of the eight brothers and sisters returned to Brisbane for the auction, 47 years after they first moved in.last_img read more

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Bulldogs Grapple With Panthers

first_imgAfter two cancellations and a lot of patience the Bulldogs were finally able to face off against Knightstown for their final dual meet of the year.  This was a special evening as we spot-lited our youth team of thirty from ages 6-11; along with Ben Westerfeld, Jarret Hootten, and Zach Strub for Senior Night.  All three seniors wrestled great earning nice wins representing themselves and the Bulldogs extremely well.  Ben and Zach both defeated their opponent by pin while Jarret took the long way winning in three periods by a score of 14-9.As a team Batesville won 6 matches while Knightstown went away with 8 of them. The Bulldogs came up just short falling 32-42 against Knightstown ending our dual season with a 12-11 record.The team will now travel to South Dearborn for the EIAC matches followed by Sectionals at Franklin County. Additional matches won by the Bulldogs were from:  Michael Deal; John Moody; and Neal Nobbe. Submitted by Batesville Coach Chris Deal.last_img read more

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