Lead agent Joseph Lordi had no time for pizza. He was on the go throughout the auction.Auctioneer Justin Nickerson delayed the start by five minutes but was forced to begin the auction at 7.05pm with just one of the expected three registered bidders in attendance. What overseas buyers want in these Aussie homes “It was a tough one,” Mr Lordi said afterwards.“Two bidders would have created competition but the second bidder came late.”The property passed in at $1.9 million and is now for sale with offers over $2 million invited. 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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 Rate1xFullscreenIslands for sale around Australia00:55 This house was at the centre of a social media frenzy after its ensuite without walls was revealed.The Brisbane house auction that gained international attention last month for its polarising ensuite bathroom with no walls. It also drew quite a crowd to its open inspections and auction, but the strong interest didn’t stop the home from receiving a harsh reality check.The Wynnum home became a huge talking point after it went viral on social media, leading to much hype and big crowds at the auction, but those who gathered hoping to see a happy ending instead saw the home fail to find a buyer. MORE: Buyers flocking back to the market at ‘unprecedented’ levels Aussie islands for sale that are cheaper than a house How to lasso yourself an outback bargain More from newsNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoNoosa unit prices hit new record high as region booms: REIQ12 hours agoAuctioneer Justin Nickerson made the most of his captive audience to introduce the auction of 18 Alverna Close, Wynnum.“With three bathrooms, there’ll be an absence of morning queues,” he said by way of introduction.It wasn’t the bathroom queues that had created a frenzy on Twitter over the past month, but rather the lack of bathroom walls, with the ensuite toilet, bath and shower having uninterrupted views of the wall-mounted TV, bed and backyard. MORE: Bidders stunned by dance duo’s auction windfall This is the photo that went viral on Twitter.The social media frenzy around the home’s viral tweet attracted attention from over 100,000 people on Twitter.“Anyone with children knows that the walls and doors of the ensuite is the closest thing a parent has to a fully armoured panic room.” said @AnOldWombat from Queensland.The woman with paddle number eight made a quick opening bid of $1.5 million and then one of the neighbourhood children made a move.“Are you winking at me young man?” Mr Nickerson asked.“There’ll be no pocket money for you for the next five years.”This was to be the last attempt at crowd jollying. The auction paused and negotiations moved behind closed doors. Troy Williamson at his newly renovated house in Wynnum where the master bedroom has an ensuite with no walls. Picture: Annette Dew.The auction only attracted two bidders, one who arrived 15 minutes after the auction started.The home ultimately passed in for $1.9 millionA ‘community event’ was created around the auction of 18 Alverna Close, Wynnum, earlier this month with wine and pizza being served to more than 40 people who came for the 7pm start. Pizza and a movie in the home cinema would have been good while the crowd waited for a result.“He’s arrived!” Queensland Sotheby’s International agent Joseph Lordi announced as the second bidder made an entrance at 7.15pm.The auction resumed with an increased bid of $1.8 million but the second bidder, a high school teacher with his own open ensuite at home didn’t lift his paddle and the auction paused again, this time for over an hour.
FC Barcelona could miss out on signing Lautaro Martinez this summer after a delay in negotiations, according to reports.The Inter Milan striker is the LaLiga side’s No 1 transfer target but he will come at a high price. The 22-year-old has a release clause of £99million which the Serie A side want up front.And Marca report that Inter’s insistence at having the fee being paid all at once is causing a stumbling block with Barca reluctant to meet their demands. The outlet also claims that Manchester United and Real Madrid are monitoring Martinez’s situation at the San Siro.The Argentine favours a move to the Nou Camp but is also said to want an increase on his current wages, which is also causing a problem for the Catalans.Barca players have agreed to a 70 per cent pay cut due to the £134m loss expected as a result of coronavirus crisis.Martinez has been one of the standout player in Italy this season with 16 goals and four assists in 31 games across all competitions and has previously admitted a desire to play alongside Lionel Messi.The striker’s representatives claimed last week that Roma and Barca’s LaLiga rivals Atletico Madrid missed out on the opportunity to sign the star two years ago.Speaking to Tuttomercatoweb, intermediary Luis Ruzzi said: “I offered Lautaro to Roma in January 2018, when he cost €8million (£7.1m), which was the price of his termination clause, but the Giallorossi did not want him.”Barca are also linked with a move for former striker Neymar if negotiations with Martinez continue to stall.Neymar has previously been linked with a return to the the Nou Camp with the club failing to re-sign him last summer and UOL Esporte claim the club are desperate for the Brazilian to play alongside Messi once again.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Published on December 23, 2019 at 9:13 am Facebook Twitter Google+ The Daily Orange Sports staff has always worked to keep you up-do-date on the latest Syracuse sports news, and last fall was no different. We’ve covered how SU teams handled the #NotAgainSU protests, recruiting in several sports and ongoing efforts to change the way the NCAA defines amateurism. Here is a list of the 10 most newsworthy sports stories of fall 2019: Elizabeth Billman | Asst. Photo EditorSyracuse men’s basketball makes statement with #NotAgainSu warm-upsAs protests continued following a string of race and bias-related incidents on and around campus, the men’s basketball team decided they wouldn’t stay on the sidelines. The team did this as Otto’s Army, Syracuse’s official student section organization, decided to boycott the game, urging students to go to The Barnes Center at the Arch instead.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThroughout the protest, Syracuse athletes used their platforms to address the hate in the community. Their warm-up shirts are just one high-profile example. Max Freund | Staff PhotographerSyracuse fires defensive coordinator Brian WardA day after the Orange allowed 496 rushing yards, five rushing touchdowns, three passing touchdowns and 58 total points to a Boston College team that would finish just 6-6, head coach Dino Babers decided it was time for change. The casualty was defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Brian Ward. Ward’s third season with Syracuse was cut three games short amidst a disappointing 3-6 season.“I felt a change needed to be made at this time to give us the best opportunity for success moving forward,” Babers said following Ward’s firing.Max Freund | Staff PhotographerSyracuse has lowest scoring game in 74 years against No. 11 VirginiaThe optimism of a new season. The excitement of hosting the reigning national champions.Any positive energy that surrounded the 2019 edition of Syracuse men’s basketball, at least on the offensive end, was quickly smothered by the Virginia defense when the then-No. 11 Cavaliers opened the season at the Dome. In the season-opening Syracuse loss, the Orange shot 26.3% from the field on their way to the lowest scoring Syracuse performance in 74 years.Elizabeth Billman | Asst. Photo EditorSyracuse advances to 2nd round of NCAA tournament with 3-2 comeback win over Rhode IslandIn a fall semester that saw early tournament exits for many of SU’s sports teams, and failure to qualify for many others, men’s soccer overcame an early deficit to win their first round NCAA tournament matchup against Rhode Island.After the Orange were awarded a penalty kick in the 86th minute, Ryan Raposo — who had paced Syracuse offense all season with 15 goals — stepped to the dot. His shot into the bottom left corner of the net gave the Orange the 3-2 lead that would take them to the second round.Max Freund | Staff PhotographerSen. Kevin S. Parker explains new proposal to pay college athletesPaying college athletes is one of the biggest topics in sports right now. Before the NCAA unanimously decided to move forward with allowing athletes to profit off their name, image and likeness, a wave of progressive legislation on the topic spread through several states, including New York.State Senator Kevin S. Parker (D-NY) wrote a bill that would equally compensate all college athletes in the state based on an annual revenue sharing model. Parker explained his proposal to The Daily Orange.Corey Henry | Photo EditorJim Boeheim clarifies earlier statement, answers questions at Barnes Center sit-inBefore the men’s basketball team decided to wear #NotAgainSU warm-up shirts, showing solidarity with the student-led protests, head coach Jim Boeheim addressed the ongoing situation and sided with Chancellor Kent Syverud, which didn’t sit well with protestors. “I need to know what I said,” Boeheim told the crowd at the Barnes Center. “I don’t understand what I said.”Boeheim would clear up his statement to protestors at The Barnes Center at the Arch. The students refused his offering of pizza and largely dismissed his retraction.Max Freund | Staff Photographer4-star combo guard Kadary Richmond commits to SyracuseSyracuse’s 2020 recruiting class expanded to two when four-star combo guard Kadary Richmond committed to the Orange on Oct. 28. SU offered Richmond three days after missing out on guard Andre Jackson — who committed to Connecticut — and added him to an incoming freshman group that already included Woody Newton.Richmond chose the Orange over Cincinnati, Florida State, UConn and Georgetown, and currently attends Brewster Academy in New Hampshire.Daily Orange File Photo10 things to know about the Carrier Dome renovationsThroughout the fall semester, construction on Syracuse University’s Carrier Dome continued, with most changes set to be in place by fall 2020. From the iconic bubble roof’s end to a new scoreboard installation, the timeline will affect both SU lacrosse teams in the spring. An 1,100-ton crane and an 800-ton crane were also added for construction usage.“What it’s going to be when it’s renovated is the best building between New York and Toronto,” Director of Athletics John Wildhack said in April.Josh Schafer | Senior Staff WriterHugh Freeze coaches from hospital bed, holds virtual press conference after 24-0 loss to SyracuseSyracuse football’s season-opener against Liberty made national news when Flames head coach Hugh Freeze coached his team from a hospital bed, still recovering from a near-fatal staph infection. Freeze called first and second down plays, and even conducted a postgame press conference from his bed through a TV screen.“It felt different,” Freeze said through the television screen. “It’s odd that I’m not down there to talk to officials and calling timeouts when we need to.”Corey Henry | Photo EditorSyracuse women’s basketball lands 5-star recruit Kamilla CardosoOn Nov. 7 , via an instagram post, Kamilla Cardoso announced she would be joining head coach Quentin Hillsman’s impressive 2020 recruiting class.Cardoso was EspnW’s No. 1 post player and No. 5 overall recruit, joining two other top-100 Syracuse recruits in Priscilla Williams and Faith Blackstone.“I’m happy to announce I’ve found my home at Syracuse University,” Cardoso’s Instagram post read. Comments
The Law Reform Commission (LRC) has inducted into office the leadership of the first class of legislative drafters.Legislative drafters are individuals all of whom don’t necessarily have law backgrounds, but have backgrounds in other disciplines, and are employees of various government ministries and agencies. They are undergoing a vigorous seven hours a day, month-long training on how to do legislative drafting. The 35 member are being trained under the auspices of the LRC.The LRC is statutorily mandated to lead the law reform process of Liberia by reviewing the laws, proposing amendments where necessary and ensuring that the laws are modernized to meet contemporary times.To meet this objective, LRC has to meet with various stakeholders, who have interests and parts to play in drafting laws.This has, however, become difficult for the LRC because a lot of the times when instruments to be enacted into law are sent to them, they (instruments) are “very poorly drafted and they would have to be drafted over,” according to Cllr. Jallah Barbue, Chairman of the LRC.Dr. Barbue said there is so much pressure on the Commission that they are not able to keep redrafting laws from scratch. According to him, because of some delays, tension has erupted between the LRC and some of their partners and others with interests in the law.“So, on that basis, we realized that rather than just leading the process of drafting and redrafting, it is important that we have documents (coming) from trusted individuals at public institutions and agencies, who already have basic ideas of what to do. So it’s on that basis that we thought that we should conduct a training of this nature,” he stated. The 30+ members of the first class elected Attorney Nadia S. Kamara, President; Rev. Melvin Kennedy, Vice President and Matthew N. Kumeh, Secretary General.The induction ceremony was performed by Nimba County Dist. #7 Representative Wolea-Sawah Dunah. He said the idea of the legislative drafting training, from their experience at the Capitol, is a necessity. “We want to commend the LRC for organizing this one,” he added. “This training focuses on the critical works that we were elected to do.”In her inauguration speech, Attorney Kamara raised the concern of what becomes of them after their training as legislative drafters is over at the end of October. “Do we go on our own, doing our usual tasks at our various institutions? Will we receive the requisite recommendations from the government and thereby be placed in appropriate institutions in order to utilize our knowledge?” she asked.She told her colleagues that they should be aware that as legislative drafters, they have the responsibility to construct legislations, which have effects on government policies and to communicate the law “clearly to people who are affected by it, to the officials who administer it and to the judges who interpret and apply the law.”Madam Kamara is from the Association of Female Lawyers of Liberia (AFELL), Rev. Kennedy from is the National Civil Society Council of Liberia, while Mr. Kumeh works at the House of Representatives.In response, LRC vice Chairperson, Cllr, Deweh E. Gray said “We have plans that after the third week of the training, you are going to be placed in your various institutions where you will be able to put into practice what you have learned over two week (s).”Cllr. Gray said the reason is to evaluate the trainees and will also help them in strengthening the training and filling in gaps.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)