AMA boss and TV doctor selling Brisbane investment

first_imgThere is also a classic wraparound veranda, a leafy fully fenced backyard, two car accommodation and a massive storage area on the ground floor. Inside, all four bedrooms open onto the veranda, and the master bedroom also has a stunning box bay window.A wide hallway with timber-panelled walls, picture rails and decorative ceilings leads from the veranda, past the bedrooms and in to the living room, which has a box bay window plus exposed timber beams, timber floors and a chandelier. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:44Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:44 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p288p288p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), 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 Rate1xFullscreenHow to bid at auction for your dream home? 01:45High-profile medico and TV doctor Gino Pecoraro is selling his New Farm investment property, with the character house expected to draw a huge crowd at auction this weekend.Dr Pecoraro is the chair of the powerful lobby group, the Australian Medical Association, and is a well-known obstetrician and gynaecologist in Brisbane.He is also a regular on morning television. Dr Gino Pecoraro at his Brisbane practice. Glenn Hunt/The AustralianProperty records show he bought 14 Hickey St in New Farm for $345,000 back in 1997. But it is expected to fetch far more when it goes under the hammer on Saturday, with the median house price for New Farm now $1,622,500. Dr Pecoraro said they bought the house soon after getting married, and had planned to renovate it and make it their own family home.“But life got in the way,” he said. “We are in another house in New Farm and had this one rented.“It is a beautiful house and has been around forever. It will make a beautiful family home.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoThe pre-war bungalow Queenslander is largely in its original condition, and has a raft of classical features including French doors, Art Deco stained art glass windows and doors, VJ external walls and ceilings, timber floors, exposed coffered ceilings with picture rails and double height ceilings. It has four bedrooms and three multipurpose rooms and is just a short stroll from New Farm Park and Merthyr Village. The property is listed with Place Bulimba agent Carla Haddan.Ms Haddan said there had been “consistent inquiries” about the property, particularly from families looking to renovate it and turn it in to a home. “It is in great condition and in a great location,” she said. “It just needs someone to come and love it … I can’t wait to see what it looks like renovated.”The property will go to auction at 3pm Saturday. Dr Pecoraro said he hoped the property would go to a family who could turn it in to their own dream home. “Renovating is a labour of love and we are looking to downsize now, not taking on such a big project,” he said.“It has really good bones and the basics are there to turn it in to something special.” There is also a separate dining room and the nearby kitchen features a bank of timber cabinetry with leaded windows and space for casual dining.Outside there is a paved patio and room for a pool. The house at New FarmThat is double what the median house price was in 2009 when it was $850,000, with records showing that houses, on average, double in value every decade in the sought-after suburb. And at 620sq m, the land alone could be worth in excess of a cool million.last_img read more

William Jesse “Bill” Russell, Jr, 94

first_imgWilliam Jesse “Bill” Russell, Jr., age 94, longtime resident of Watervliet, Michigan, passed away April 7, 2020 at Morning Breeze Retirement Center in Greensburg, Indiana where he was resident for the last 5 years.Bill was born to parents William Jesse Russell, Sr, and Velma Vera Wallace on July 4, 1925 in Memphis, Tennessee. After spending his early years in East Prairie, Missouri and serving in the Civilian Conservation Corps he relocated to Watervliet, Michigan where he lived most of his adult life. It was there that Bill met and on May 23, 1948, married Leona Clinard, his wife of 66 years.Bill was preceded in death by his father and mother, his wife Leona, who passed away June 28, 2014, as well as by three brothers, two sisters, and one half-sister. He is survived by two sons; Richard E (Debra) Russell of Asheville, North Carolina and James G (Wendy) Russell of Greensburg, Indiana, six grandchildren; Bryan, Jennifer, Jason, Adam, James, and Erin, several great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and by one half-brother.Bill was retired from the Watervliet Paper Company and during his life in Watervliet he regularly attended the Watervliet First Methodist Church. He loved music and spent countless hours listening to, recording and cataloging his collection. He also enjoyed gardening, and traveling and was especially proud of his “R” tree; two maple trees he started as saplings and grafted together to grow into the shape of the letter R.There will be no visitation. Burial will be at Watervliet Cemetery in Watervliet, Michigan. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.comlast_img read more

NSC/AAG launches Inaugural Track and Field Camp

first_imgBy Tamica GarnettTHE Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG), in collaboration with the National Sports Commission (NSC), and philanthropic organisation, We HOPE Inc., yesterday launched the inaugural Track and Field Camp, which begins today and will culminate with the hosting of a meet on Saturday at the National Track and Field Centre, Leonora.The event was officially launched yesterday at the National Resource Centre, with AAG president Aubrey Hutson, Director of Sport Christopher Jones, and president of We HOPE Inc, Claudia John, among others at the head table.John, an overseas-based Guyanese, through her organisation, has donated 100 spikes to the young athletes, with her donation coming fittingly when the AAG is setting about to host the camp.The drive behind the camp is to address certain areas in which athletics in Guyana has been lacking, impeding on the fraternities’ ability to make it on the world stage, according to Hutson.“The AAG, through its commitment to the IAAF, holds track and field camps in Guyana to deal with the three aspects that we feel are the reasons why we are not producing world calibre athletes. One of them is the adequate technical training, secondly nutrition, and thirdly to be able to have athletes operate together so that we can achieve the goals that we would like to see.” Hutson explained. Hutson went on to highlight John’s contribution to the whole initiative.The camp will be functioning to develop both the athletes and coaches, and is expected to involve some 100 athletes and over 30 coaches, who will be encamped for the one-week period at the Leonora Secondary School, next door to the synthetic track facility.Also involved in the camp will be former Grenada Olympian and current U.S. track coach Joel Phillip, who will be working along with and lending technical and guidance to, the coaches here. Phillip is a coach with We HOPE Inc.The camp is expected to be an annual initiative, at least for the next four years, and focus will be placed on identifying athletes for the next Olympics in Tokyo.“This is where we start. We start by holding camps and ensuring that the athletes from as small as age nine or eight are exposed to the best possible coaching that there is locally.” Hutson stated.At the end of the camp the participants will be issued with participation certificates.During his remarks, Jones recalled the story of how he was contacted a few months ago by John, with her hopes of donating 20 pairs of spikes, with the initiative growing to a donation of 100 pairs. John decided to make the donation after being encouraged by her 11-year-old son Matthew John, himself an athlete in the U.S.“Several months ago Ms Claudia Simon made contact with me, with an initiative that she has, she wanted to give 10 athletes in Guyana 10 spikes; that mushroomed into something larger and we now have 100 that we’re going to be giving to the athletes here in Guyana.” Jones said.We HOPE (Helping Other People Excel) Inc. is aimed at providing opportunities to children and youths to achieve their full potential in academics and sports in developing countries.Saturday’s meet will see the participation of all of the athletes who were part of the camp. It will begin at 10:00hrs and is free of charge. The public is encouraged to come out and support the athletes.last_img read more