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Watch SIMO’s Powerfully Bluesy Video For ‘Two Timing Woman’ [Premiere]

first_imgNashville guitarist JD Simo has been making waves with his group SIMO, bringing a powerful edge to the blues-rock genre. The group’s recent release Let Love Show The Way found them recording at the Big House in Macon, GA, home of the Allman Brothers Band during the 60s and 70s. With Simo even playing Duane Allman’s gold-top Les Paul on the album, there’s an undeniable magic that stems from SIMO’s new release.Simo has been playing guitar for his whole life, learning at the ripe young age of 5 and never looking back. Backed by his longtime drummer Adam Abrashoff and bassist Elad Shapiro, SIMO is a cohesive unit, bringing out tight-knit music that is guaranteed to stir your soul. Their organic vibe on Let Love Show The Way pours through on every track, and we’re proud to premiere some content from the newest release.Thanks to the band, you can watch the new video for “Two Timing Woman” from the Let Love Show The Way album, exclusively on L4LM:When asked about the song, Simo said, “‘Two Timing Woman’ was the last song we wrote before we left to record in Macon at The Big House. Elad [Shapiro, bassist] had most of it together the day before we left and we quickly finished it in a matter of 15 minutes or so. It has quickly become a staple of the live shows and a fan favorite from the new record. It was obvious early on that it’d be well suited to have fun with it and shoot a video that shares the sentiment of the song in a playful way but still captures the lyrical content. Thanks to everyone for requesting it at shows! Hope you enjoy the video!”We certainly enjoy the video, that’s for sure. If you want more information about the band, including tour dates and more, head here. You can also head here to purchase your copy of Let Love Show The Way.last_img read more

Watch Scott Metzger, Joe Russo, Robert Walter, & Andy Hess Destroy Brooklyn Comes Alive [Pro-Shot Video]

first_imgThe second annual Brooklyn Comes Alive was a dreamy success, bringing together dozens of musicians to play in once-in-a-lifetime rotations. Taking over three venues in the heart of Williamsburg, the day-long event will surely go down in the books as one of the more unique of its kind. Of the many highlights was this super group that had only played together once before as the Brooklyn Bowl All-Stars.Returning to their familiar stage was Scott Metzger, Joe Russo, Robert Walter, and Andy Hess for a fantastic set of NY-bred jams. The band performed some awesome covers–“Yeah, You’re Right” by The Meters, “The Ironic Twist” by Jimmie Vaughn, and “Funky Mule” by Ike Turner–while also including a few Metzger-led WOLF! songs and some Robert Walter original compositions. The two biggest highlights, however, came in the form of The Beatles‘ “Day Tripper” and The Band‘s “Ophelia”, which both drew huge reactions from the excited audience. Russo and Metzger are no strangers to the Bowl, and they know just how to harness the energy in that room, putting on an energetic performance that delivered the goods.Earlier today, the festival shared nearly 30 minutes of music from the venerable quartet. Sandwiching The Beatles classic “Day Tripper” are Metzger’s WOLF! original “Pork ‘N Slaw” and Robert Walter’s 20th Congress‘ “Don’t Chin The Dog.” Building in the classic covers with some original disposition fulfilled the festival’s craving of rock and roll to the fullest extent. Enjoy:Setlist: Yeah, You’re Right (The Meters), Aquafresh (Robert Walter), Pork n Slaw (WOLF!), Day Tripper (The Beatles), Don’t Chin The Dog (Robert Walter), The Ironic Twist (Jimmie Vaughn), Funky Mule (Ike Turner), Sock Full of Quarters (WOLF!), Corey’s Snail and Slug Death (Robert Walter), Ophelia (The Band)If you haven’t already, check out Jason Hann’s Rhythmatronix featuring Raul Pineda, Oteil Burbridge, Fareed Haque, Todd Stoops, Kofi Burbridge, and Elise Testone. Also recently released is the Natalie Cressman & Friends full set, featuring Nikki Glaspie, Will Bernard, Chris Bullock, Benny Rietveld, Samora Pinderhughs, Danny Sadownick, Louis Cato, and Elise Testone. We’ll be releasing more audio and video from Brooklyn Comes Alive over the coming months. Stay tuned!The 2017 Brooklyn Comes Alive lineup features members of Umphrey’s McGee, moe., The Disco Biscuits, The String Cheese Incident, Trey Anastasio Band, and so many more. Iconic legends, such as John Scofield, George Porter Jr., Cyril Neville, DJ Premier, Johnny Vidacovich, and Henry Butler, will join members of nationally touring bands, such as GRAMMY-winners Snarky Puppy, The Meters, Primus, Soulive, Lettuce, The Motet, Lotus, Railroad Earth, The Infamous Stringdusters,Yonder Mountain String Band, The Russ Liquid Test, SunSquabi, Pendulum, Destroid, The Crystal Method, Midnight North, Aqueous, Kung Fu, Electric Beethoven, and more. Check out the full lineup of artists below, and stay tuned for upcoming announcements about bands, supergroup formations, and special tribute sets.***Tickets Are On Sale Now!***Each ticket grants attendees in-and-out access to all three venues, creating the feeling of an indoor music festival all within the heart of Williamsburg. In true Brooklyn Comes Alive-fashion, a brunch set will kick off the music each day, and performances will continue into the early hours of the morning with special late-night performances.To find out more about ticketing, VIP options, and lodging, head to the festival website.last_img read more

Watch Umphrey’s McGee Lay Down A 20 Minute “Draconian” At The Wilma [Pro-Shot]

first_imgJust two years ago, Umphrey’s McGee debuted a little tune called “Draconian” at their 2015 UMBowl celebration. The song has kept itself in rotation, getting played a handful of times per year along the band’s busy tour schedule. The 7th, and most recent, of those performances came at The Wilma in Missoula, MT last weekend, where Umphrey’s brought out the tune towards the end of the first set.The band really settled in on this particular version, stretching it past the 20-minute mark for an incredible highlight moment of the show. Fortunately, the band has gifted us with pro-shot video of this “Draconian,” captured by TourGigs. You can watch it in the embedded player below.Umphrey’s McGee is currently on a tour of the West Coast, where they’ll be rocking and rolling throughout the remainder of the month. The band has a jam packed schedule for the year, so don’t miss any of the action. See their website for details.[Image by Phierce Photo]last_img read more

Data indicates lack of diversity in SMC study abroad programs

first_imgKathryn Mathews and Alice Yang thought there might be a lack of diversity in Saint Mary’s study abroad programs. So they decided to do some research.Mathews, a senior, and Yang, associate director for international education, presented the results of their research concerning the shortage of ethnic diversity in the College’s study abroad programs at the NAFSA: Association of International Educators conference in May.Each year, Saint Mary’s is asked to submit statistics about students’ study abroad plans to the Institute of International Education (IIE). Yang said the submission is important for the College’s institutional ranking on U.S. News and World Report.This year, the IIE asked the College to break down the data by ethnicity for the first time.“I was shocked by the numbers,” Yang said. “They were quite low for underrepresented groups.”Mathews, a global studies major, said the College is not alone.“It’s a national trend,” she said. “Institutes all across the U.S. are having low rates of study abroad. Many people want to change that and increase participation rates.”Yang said for the past few years about 50 percent of Saint Mary’s students have studied abroad. However, between 2010 and 2015, only 16 percent of African American students studied abroad.“It’s sad,” Yang said. “The African American student rate is much lower than average.”The duo decided to dig a little deeper.“We wanted to find out why that was,” Mathews said. “We want everybody who wants to study abroad to study abroad.”Mathews and Yang conducted their research by asking underrepresented students a series of questions as to whether they wanted to study abroad, and if so, what obstacles were keeping them from it. According to their results, the majority of students weren’t studying abroad due to financial reasons, ability to keep up with academics and fear for safety — especially with international terrorism on the rise.Based on their findings, Yang and Mathews compiled a website and booklet to help students see how they could overcome such obstacles. The booklet, titled “Study Abroad Handbook for Students with Diverse Backgrounds,” lays out the importance of study abroad, the different programs the College offers, the accommodations the Center for Women’s Intercultural Leadership (CWIL) office provides and possible scholarships or grants students can apply for. “We want to share all the programs, institutional research and scholarship info to encourage students,” Yang said. “The different scholarships, off and on campus, the national scholarships — they all give priorities to students who are underrepresented.”Senior Elizabeth Quaye is African American and studied abroad in Morocco last spring thanks to the information and assistance she received through the CWIL office about the Gilman International Scholarship, a $5,000 award given based on financial need. “It really allowed me to travel around the country and to enjoy my experience while I was there,” Quaye said. “It is life changing. That’s something I want underrepresented students to know — it’s not just about academics, it’s about making friends, making connections and creating new opportunities.”Yang said she came from China to study abroad in the U.S.“It changed my life,” she said. “I was 31 and my son was 6 years old. When I came, I was an atheist, and here I met God, and I had another child here. Nothing is impossible, anything can happen.”Yang said she hopes all students at the College can have the same opportunities.“Our purpose is to encourage every student,” Yang said. “Employers are more likely to hire students who have study abroad experiences. Students experience personal growth and gain maturity and confidence.”There are certain benefits that come with travel, Mathews said.“You are also increasingly aware of global happenings,” she said. “You’re not in the bubble of the U.S.”Quaye is now an ambassador for other underrepresented students like herself through the Sisters of Nefertiti, a Saint Mary’s club that celebrates African American culture. “My job is to be the bridge between CWIL and the club,” Quaye said. “I never would have seen myself in this role and even this confident. I didn’t realize how far I have come.”Mathews she is focusing on getting the message out to first year students. “It is our goal in the future to sit down with all first-year students one-on-one to see their goals for study abroad,” Mathews said.The pair is also working to make students aware of the different services the College offers, such as study abroad fairs, the handbook and the Belles Connect program. They’ve also joined the Diversity Abroad Network and plan to work with related offices, Yang said.According to the research, study abroad programs also reflect a lack of diversity in majors. “Some [majors] can be 95 percent and some are 11 [percent], like science and engineering,” Yang said. “We can advise students based on their major. We have 32 study abroad programs — different time lengths, different times of year.”“We [Saint Mary’s] promise you discovery of the universe and your place in it,” Mathews said, quoting the words of Sr. Madeleva Wolff, the third president of the College. “We do our best to make it work. It’s baby steps, but we’re headed in the right direction.”Right now, Yang said they’re looking ahead — she hopes to be able to compare the data two years down the road.“It’s not just about programs, it’s changing people’s’ lives,” she said. “We see people change and people grow. It makes our job meaningful.”Tags: CWIL, Diversity, Saint Mary’s study abroad, study abroadlast_img read more

Soybean Winners

first_imgGeorgia’s top soybean producers were honored for producing high yields during the 2018 growing season at the Georgia-Florida Soybean/Small Grain Expo in Perry, Georgia, on Jan. 15.University of Georgia Cooperative Extension sponsors the Georgia Soybean Production Contest every year to emphasize production practices that are consistent with efficient and profitable soybean production, to recognize those farmers who produce high yields and to accumulate data on the practices used by those outstanding producers.“This year’s winner, Randy Dowdy, is well known to the contest. He produced a world-record yield in this contest in 2016. He wasn’t able to surpass that this year, but he still produced an amazing 156 bushels per acre,” said Mark Freeman, UGA Extension’s east Georgia agronomist.In the irrigated category, this year’s winners include:1. Randy Dowdy, Lowndes County, 156.84 bushels per acre2. Mark Ariail, Franklin County, 91.68 bushels per acre3. Clayton Bloodworth, Wilcox County, 91.63 bushels per acreIn the dryland category, this year’s winners include:1. Russ and Dennis Moon, Madison County, 94.8 bushels per acre2. Nick McMichen, Floyd County, 94.1 bushels per acreTo be eligible, producers have to grow a minimum of two acres. The harvest and yields are verified by county Extension agents who submit the data to Freeman.In 2016, Dowdy produced a world-record 171.8 bushels per acre, 10 bushels more than the previous record holder.Freeman estimates that approximately 200,000 soybean acres were produced in 2018. To learn more about soybean production in Georgia, see gasoybeans.caes.uga.edu.last_img read more

Trail Mix | Paul Burch

first_imgJimmie Rodgers holds a special place in my heart.As I have chronicled for years here on this blog, I have worked with Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, a music festival that celebrates the original Bristol Sessions from 1927, of which Rodgers was a part, for over a decade. The wayfaring troubadour became a part of history when he recorded a couple tracks for Ralph Peer and laid the formation for contemporary country and folk music.Paul Burch recently delved into the life of Jimmie Rodgers in a big way. The resulting recording, Meridian Rising, is a musical autobiography, with Burch writing songs that chronicle different eras of Rodgers’ life from the perspective of the Blue Yodeler.Punctuating each track are the sounds that Rodgers would have heard – or created – at any given moment during his life. Though known as a forefather of country music, Rodgers was an encyclopedia of American music. He performed with the legendary Louis Armstrong, and his recording sessions with Peer, who became a close friend, include tracks with The Carter Family, noted blues singers, and even Hawaiian guitarists.Burch’s efforts on Meridian Rising are masterful, bringing back to life one of our most cherished musical icons.I recently caught up with Paul Burch to chat about the life of Jimmie Rodgers and the quality of Burch’s yodel.BRO – If you could sit down with Jimmie and share a cup of coffee, what might you ask him?PB – I’d like to ask Jimmie what records he had, because wife said he “bought them by the ton.” I’d also like to know about his favorite performers he met before his first record and what he liked about them. I’d like to hear about his failed audition for talent scout H.C. Speir in Jackson, Mississippi. Was he hoping to record for Paramount? And I’d like to hear about his session with Louis Armstrong and Clifford Gibson, too. The Mississippi Sheiks said they played a dance with Jimmie. I’d love to hear him play “Sittin’ on Top of the World.” And, lastly, I’d like to play Howlin’ Wolf’s original recording of “Moaning At Midnight,” which was recorded by Sam Phillips, so Jimmie could hear the influence of young Chester, the 14 year old boy he met in Mississippi who wanted to learn his yodel.*BRO – What is it like to write a song as somebody else?PB – I’ve been doing it all along. As Rimbaud wrote, “I is another. If the brass wakes the trumpet, it’s not its fault. That’s obvious to me. I witness the unfolding of my own thought: I watch it, I hear it: I make a stroke with the bow: the symphony begins in the depths, or springs with a bound onto the stage.”BRO – During this process, did it ever become difficult to wear Jimmie’s skin? Did you come across material that was just too tough to put into song?PB – I never felt like I was in Jimmie’s skin. I was more of a Max Brod-like colleague – writing down Jimmie’s thoughts as he said them. Occasionally finishing a sentence. I was a sort of executor to the estate of his soul, as it were. And, as Brod said of Kafka, if Jimmie didn’t want his thoughts published, he should have appointed a different executor.BRO – Can you share one tidbit you learned during your research that we might want to know about Jimmie?PB – Under stress he was a quick thinker, telling a band of gun toting con men in New Orleans that he didn’t have the cash to pay a massive gambling debt, but that they could collect at his bank back home in Texas, and he wrote them an IOU. It was only after he left the state that they discovered Jimmie had written the IOU for a bank that didn’t exist. He never went back to Louisiana.BRO – How’s your yodel?PB – Wouldn’t you like to know.You can catch Paul Burch at one of Nashville’s favorite music hangouts, The 5 Spot, on February 18th and 25th.For more information on Paul, his tour schedule, or where you can buy a copy of Meridian, please check out his website.* Author’s Note – Chester Burnett, the 14 year old mentioned here, grew up to become noted bluesman Howlin’ Wolf.[divider]More from the Trail Mix Blog[/divider]last_img read more

The Fed’s fraud study reveals the expected and unexpected

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The high-level trends in payment fraud are easy enough for industry professionals to surmise. Card fraud- both credit and debit- is on the rise, particularly in the fast-growing e-commerce channel. Nonetheless, the Federal Reserve’s newly issued fraud study is packed with valuable information. Its data-driven analysis confirms and quantifies some commonly held beliefs, and uncovers a few surprises in the process.The report takes pains to note that while the rate of fraud is increasing, it remains exceedingly small. Across all payment types, only 46 cents of every $10,000 in payments volume is fraudulent. That translates to a minuscule .0046% in 2015, up from .0038% in 2012. The Fed incorporates further 2016 data for card transactions only. It shows that while in-person card fraud is declining (presumably thanks to EMV chip adoption), growth in remote card fraud continues unabated.In terms of sheer dollar value, by 2016, remote card fraud ($4.6 billion) had surpassed in-person card fraud ($2.9 billion) despite representing a much smaller share of purchase volume. While ecommerce-driven remote card payments continue to grow at double-digit rates, fraud on those transactions is growing three times as quickly- and is now twice as common as in-person fraud on a percentage basis. Ponder that complexity during your Cyber Monday shopping frenzy.last_img read more

Pandemic flu experts share preparedness perspectives with businesses

first_imgSep 22, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – With so much uncertainty over how broad and severe the next wave of H1N1 influenza could be, now is the time to focus on the two top goals of saving and sustaining lives, Dr. Julie Gerberding, former director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), told business groups today.Like the federal government, businesses sometimes face a difficult balance between taking measures that save lives and choosing ones that preserve families, communities, and the economy, said Gerberding, who is now a clinical professor of medicine at Emory University in Atlanta and adjunct professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. She made the comments at the opening session of a pandemic planning conference hosted by the CIDRAP Business Source, part of the University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy. It was attended by about 300 people.Complicated messages about the pandemic H1N1 vaccine and disease severity create a difficult platform for practical planning, she told the audience.Unfortunately, viruses and pandemics are unpredictable, Gerberding said. “When I oversaw the nation’s strategic national stockpile, one of the most needed items that we didn’t stock was a crystal ball.”Age pattern of cases unexplainedSo far it’s not clear why the pandemic virus is hitting young people the hardest and largely sparing seniors, she said. Theories include some level of preexisting immunity in people older than 52 and the initial introduction of the virus into schools in the spring, when children were returning from spring break. Gerberding added that during the 1918 pandemic, children were primarily affected first, but the virus hit older groups harder after the virus penetrated into the community.”It’s very premature to relax,” she said, noting that the case-fatality rate calculations for the pandemic virus are unreliable.She suggested that business pandemic planners focus on what experts do know about pandemic H1N1 flu. For example, she said that although the strain causes mainly mild illnesses in many patients, it has the capacity in some patients to cause severe pneumonia with hemorrhagic damage to the lungs. “This is not what we see with regular seasonal flu pneumonia, typically,” she said.The public is getting mixed messages about the pandemic H1N1 vaccine, which could be sowing confusion, she said. Though the nation has the technical capability to deliver the vaccine, it’s not clear how beneficial it will be and how readily people will accept it.Gerberding said businesses can help public health officials by getting clear, consistent messages out to the workforce about the H1N1 vaccine.More tools are needed to respond to the pandemic, she said. For example, clinicians desperately need more antiviral treatment options. She predicted that new data will be published in the months ahead that will show benefits of nonpharmaceutical measures to reduce the spread of the flu.She likened the pandemic flu developments to the evils that spilled out of Pandora’s box in Greek mythology, but observed that not all of the box’s contents were bad. “Pandora didn’t just have evil, she had hope,” Gerberding said. “Even if there are challenges, there’s still a reason to hope—to take action to empower our organizations to solve these problems.”Flu’s unpredictabilityThe fundamental unpredictability of influenza was the theme of Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH, who followed Gerberding at the conference lectern today. He stressed that no one can predict the course of the current pandemic, and businesses must be prepared to make quick decisions as it evolves.”I can’t find any two pandemics in history that are alike,” said Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, sponsor of the conference. “We can surely learn from the past, we can anticipate from the past, but we can’t predict from the past.”He noted that pandemic planning in recent years has been shaped largely by the threat from the H5N1 avian influenza virus. “Now will we have people asking us, ‘Did you scare the hell out of me needlessly?'” he said, but added, ” Id rather be prepared for something that doesn’t happen than be unprepared for something that does.”Describing the complex and confusing nature of the H1N1 pandemic, Osterholm pointed out two news reports that appeared the same day, one reporting that people in poor countries are more likely to die of the infection than those in wealthier countries, another saying that the death rate in H1N1 cases is about the same as that for seasonal flu.”For about 99% of people this [H1N1] is a pretty mild situation,” he said. “But for the other 1% this is not a good illness. . . . People really die.”With the pandemic’s second wave now rising in the Northern Hemisphere, one big question is whether there will be a third wave, Osterholm said. Some previous pandemics occurred in three waves, and the third was the most severe in some cases.He summed up the situation by quoting a point made by a group of experts convened by the World Health Organization last May: “The only thing that’s certain about influenza viruses is that nothing is certain.”With most of the current H1N1 cases breaking out in school children and college students, the “zillion dollar question” is when the virus will start spreading more widely among adults, he said.Global vaccine supply poorHe advised his listeners not to overestimate the impact of H1N1 vaccines on the pandemic. The United States’ top 15 trading partners have a combined population of 3.2 billion, but they have ordered only 443 million doses of H1N1 vaccine, enough to cover about 14% of the population. Countries like Canada and Germany have ordered enough to protect most of their people, but in India and China the doses on order will cover less than 0.5% of the population, he said.Osterholm also warned that the pandemic could pose a severe challenge to critical care resources. “We tapped that intensive care capacity to the max in the spring,” he said. “If we see a 20% to 30% increase in intensive care activity [this fall and winter], we are going to see a big increase in deaths.”In this complex and confusing situation, “balancing our messages and our responses is going to be difficult,” he said. He urged business people to pay attention to flu developments not only at home but also abroad.While deaths are important, “this pandemic may be even more about absenteeism—about how long you can operate without people who are sick themselves or are caring for sick people,” he said.Osterholm urged his audience to adopt a “battlefield mentality.””We’re going to have to make quick decisions. If we lose our lieutenants, how do we replace them with sergeants?” he said.Quoting Churchill, he added, “Plans are useless, but planning is invaluable.”last_img read more

Apocalyptic scenes as blasts ravage Beirut

first_imgAn entire port engulfed in fire, ships ablaze at sea and crumbling buildings: the site of the massive blast in Beirut’s harbor area resembled a post-nuclear landscape.Soldiers cordoned off the area, littered with glass and debris from the explosion which officials said was the result of fire catching in a warehouse where hundreds of tons of ammonium nitrate were stored.A woman in her twenties stood screaming at security forces, asking about the fate of her brother, a port employee. ‘Don’t know what to do’ A ship anchored off the port was ablaze from the mushroom of fire, causing panic among the authorities fearing the fuel onboard would trigger another tragedy.Sitting on a sidewalk near the site of the blast, at least 10 crew members of two cargo ships damaged in the explosion were waiting to be treated by medics.”The ship is sinking in the water, the explosion caused an opening in it, and there are serious injuries on board,” said an Egyptian member of the crew of one of the ships, Mero Star.”We heard firecrackers and we saw smoke coming out of a warehouse … and after a few minutes the explosion happened,” said another crew member, who asked not be named.Syrian and Egyptian crew had arrived at the port on Tuesday on board a ship carrying cargo from Ukraine, and many were planning to head back home on Tuesday.”From the day we set sail six months ago, we had been looking forward to this day of homecoming,” said one Syrian seafarer. Another Egyptian crew member said he was planning to go back home on Wednesday after months at sea.”But I will not be able to,” he told AFP. “I don’t know what to do.” Abandoned luggage was strewn across the area. Next to one untouched bag lay an unattended corpse.Every parked vehicle within a radius of several hundred meters sustained damage from blast, so big that it was felt in Cyprus, 240 kilometers away.’Corpses everywhere’The cars closest to the site of the explosion were reduced to scrapyard metal, their wailing alarms and flashing lights adding to the chaos.Exhausted firemen were rushing to the scene, some searching for colleagues sent in earlier to put out the initial fire that was raging before the bigger explosion shook the city.With the help of the security forces, civil defense teams scoured the area for corpses, as officers screamed at reporters who were trying to document the disaster.”What are you taking pictures of? There are corpses everywhere,” said one of them. The confirmed death toll stood at 73 at 2:00 am but with more than 3,000 wounded and hospitals struggling to cope, a much higher final count seemed inevitable.Members of the security forces broke down in tears when one of their colleagues was brought to them dead on a stretcher. A fellow police officer pulled out a picture of the deceased with his fiancée, as his comrades wept. Topics : “His name is Jad, his eyes are green,” she pleaded, to no avail as security forces would not let her enter. Nearby another woman almost fainted while also asking about her brother who worked at the port.Ambulance sirens rang throughout the area as vehicles ferried the dead out for at least three hours and fire trucks rushed in and out of the blast zone.Inside the port itself, the hangars looked like charred cans, everything destroyed beyond recognition as fire-fighting helicopters flew overhead, dumping water.last_img read more

Colonial three-bedroom home sells to unsuspecting buyer at auction

first_img274 Nudgee Road, Hendra. Photo: realestate.com.auHe said the home was sold to a next door neighbour looking to expand his property portfolio.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor7 hours ago“We had five registered bidders, including one from Sydney and Melbourne,” Mr Clark said.“We had about 25 people at the auction, the property was around 100 years old.”Mr Clark said the buyers were looking to purchase surrounding properties. 274 Nudgee Road, Hendra. Photo: realestate.com.auRay White auctioneer Adam Downes said the little three-bedroom cottage was on a busy road.The auction was held in the backyard, with bidding starting at $390,000.Bidding got up to $450,000 when it paused, Mr Downes said.He said the house went on the market at $470,000 and moved in “rapid fire increments” to $498,000.“The property sold $28,000 above where we announced it on the market,” he said.The property is on a 567 sq m block. 274 Nudgee Road, Hendra. Photo: realestate.com.auA Brisbane buyer loved his neighbour’s home so much he wanted in on the auction action.Ray White — Nundah selling agent James Clark said the home at 274 Nudgee Rd, Hendra sold under the hammer on Saturday for $498,000.last_img read more