231 Front Street, Lahaina, HI 96761 info@givingpress.com 808.123.4567

Former National Party Minister Mick Veivers and wife Betty sell Gold Coast home

first_imgFormer Member for Southport and Australian Rugby League player Mick Veivers and his wife, Betty, have sold their Benowa home. Picture: Jerad WilliamsAFTER owning it for more than three decades, former National Party minister and Australian rugby league player Mick Veivers and his wife Betty have sold their sprawling Gold Coast home at auction during the weekend for $880,000. 14 Evans Drive, Benowa. 16 Surf St, Mermaid Beach sold under the hammer during the weekend for $1.706 million. Mick Veivers and his wife, Betty in their Benowa home they just sold. Picture: Jerad Williams 14 Evans Drive, Benowa. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa14 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoRay White Queensland auctioneer Phil Parker, who called the auction, thanked the crowd for attending on Remembrance Day before he asked for opening bids.At 12.13pm, a bid of $750,000 started proceedings.Twelve bids followed by three active bidders before the auction was paused at $880,000.Following negotiations with the Veivers family, the property was placed on the market. MORE NEWS: Does this home have the best views on the Gold Coast? Former Member for Southport and Australian Rugby League player Mick Veivers and his wife, Betty have sold their Benowa home. Picture: Jerad WilliamsThe crowd, which included families, neighbours and even passersby walking their dogs, were given ice blocks and bottles of water to keep cool.Tim Grevell of Ray White Benowa marketed the property and said both the vendors and buyers were pleased with the outcome.“It’s a big decision when you sell a home,” Mr Grevell said.“(The sellers) said they were extremely happy with the result.”“We had 58 groups through the home over four weeks which proves the market is active.“People appreciated that this was a lovely block, opposite a park and a well built home.”The four-bedroom, two-bathroom house sits on a 1252sq m block and has a number of character features including timber ceilings, exposed brick and an open fireplace. The Veivers have lived a happy life in the home and made many memories they won’t forget, including when Mr Veivers was elected to parliament for the first time. MORE NEWS: Luxury apartments selling fastcenter_img The pair, who lived in the Benowa house at 14 Evans Dr for 36 years, had decided to sell so they could downsize. “It’s lovely and it overlooks the park, it’s just that it’s a bit big,” Mr Veivers, a former Member for Southport, told the Bulletin.About 80 people, including 10 registered bidders, turned out to see the house go under the hammer yesterday. 14 Evans Drive, Benowa. 14 Evans Drive, Benowa. 14 Evans Drive, Benowa. It sold to a Gold Coast couple at 12.27pm, exactly 14 minutes after opening bids were called.“They (the sellers) didn’t muck around, they were here to sell it,” Mr Parker said.“The buyers were nice people who spoke really highly of the vendor.“The Veivers are happy, the buyers are happy and we would have a couple of unhappy underbidders who missed out.” 1 St Raphael Terrace, Sorrento sold for $1.2 million over the weekend.Other weekend sales included a beach house at 16 Surf St, Mermaid Beach.It was all about location when the house sold under the hammer for $1.706 million on Saturday to a Mermaid Beach resident. Luke Henderson and Cindy Katene of Professional John Henderson marketed the property. Sam Guo and Julia Kuo of Ray White Broadbeach also sold a Sorrento house at auction during the weekend. The property at 1 St Raphael Terrace sold for $1.2 million.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59last_img read more

The Surprising Truth About Women and Violence

first_imgTime 25 June 2014 There is little dispute that men commit far more violent acts than women. According to FBI data on crime in the U.S., they account for some 90% of known murderers. And a study published in American Society of Criminology finds that men account for nearly 80% of all violent offenders reported in crime surveys, despite a substantial narrowing of the gap since the 1970s. But, whatever explains the higher levels of male violence—biology, culture or both—the indisputable fact is that it’s directed primarily at other males: in 2010, men were the victims in almost four out of five homicides and almost two-thirds of robberies and non-domestic aggravated assaults. Family and intimate relationships—the one area feminists often identify as a key battleground in the war on women—are also an area in which women are most likely to be violent, and not just in response to male aggression but toward children, elders, female relatives or partners, and non-violent men, according to a study published in the Journal of Family Violence.Last April, when Connecticut high school student Maren Sanchez was stabbed to death by her a classmate allegedly because she refused to go to the prom with him, feminist writer Soraya Chemaly asserted that such tragedies were the result of “pervasive, violently maintained, gender hierarchy,” male entitlement, and societal “contempt for the lives of girls and women.” But what, then, explains another stabbing death in Connecticut two months earlier—that of 25-year-old David Vazquez, whose girlfriend reportedly shouted, “If I can’t have you, no one can!” before plunging a knife into his chest shortly after Vazquez said he was leaving her for a former girlfriend? Or the actions of a 22-year-old former student at New York’s Hofstra University who pleaded guilty last November to killing her boyfriend by deliberately hitting him with her car due to a dispute about another woman? Or the actions of the Florida woman who killed her ex-partner’s 2-year-old daughter and tried to kill the woman’s 10-year-old son last month shortly after their breakup?Research showing that women are often aggressors in domestic violence has been causing controversy for almost 40 years, ever since the 1975 National Family Violence Survey by sociologists Murray Straus and Richard Gelles of the Family Research Laboratory at the University of New Hampshire found that women were just as likely as men to report hitting a spouse and men were just as likely as women to report getting hit. The researchers initially assumed that, at least in cases of mutual violence, the women were defending themselves or retaliating. But when subsequent surveys asked who struck first, it turned out that women were as likely as men to initiate violence—a finding confirmed by more than 200 studies of intimate violence. In a 2010 review essay in the journal Partner Abuse, Straus concludes that women’s motives for domestic violence are often similar to men’s, ranging from anger to coercive control.Critics have argued that the survey format used in most family violence studies, the Conflict Tactics Scale, is flawed and likely to miss some of the worst assaults on women—especially post-separation attacks. Yet two major studies using a different methodology—the 2000 National Violence Against Women Survey by the National Institute of Justice and the Centers for Disease Control National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey published last February—have also found that some 40% of those reporting serious partner violence in the past year are men. (Both studies show a much larger gender gap in lifetime reports of partner violence; one possible explanation for this discrepancy is that men may be more likely to let such experiences fade from memory over time since they have less cultural support for seeing themselves as victims, particularly of female violence.)Violence by women causes less harm due to obvious differences in size and strength, but it is by no means harmless. Women may use weapons, from knives to household objects—including highly dangerous ones such as boiling water—to neutralize their disadvantage, and men may be held back by cultural prohibitions on using force toward a woman even in self-defense. In his 2010 review, Straus concludes that in various studies, men account for 12% to 40% of those injured in heterosexual couple violence. Men also make up about 30% of intimate homicide victims—not counting cases in which women kill in self-defense. And women are at least as likely as men to kill their children—more so if one counts killings of newborns—and account for more than half of child maltreatment perpetrators.What about same-sex violence? The February CDC study found that, over their lifetime, 44% of lesbians had been physically assaulted by a partner (more than two-thirds of them only by women), compared to 35% of straight women, 26% of gay men, and 29% of straight men. While these figures suggest that women are somewhat less likely than men to commit partner violence, they also show a fairly small gap. The findings are consistent with other evidence that same-sex relationships are no less violent than heterosexual ones.For the most part, feminists’ reactions to reports of female violence toward men have ranged from dismissal to outright hostility. Straus chronicles a troubling history of attempts to suppress research on the subject, including intimidation of heretical scholars of both sexes and tendentious interpretation of the data to portray women’s violence as defensive.READ MORE: https://time.com/2921491/hope-solo-women-violence/last_img read more

Batesville CYO Basketball Results

first_imgSt. Louis-1  67     St. Maurice  28St. Louis-1 finished the regular season with a win over St. Maurice 67-28. St. Louis-1 got off to a slow start in the 1st quarter as they led 11-8 after one period. We got good shots but we couldn’t get the ball to fall. The 2nd quarter St. Louis-1 would shoot the ball much better as they would lead 32-15 at half. We got much better looks at the basket and the ball started to fall. In the 2nd half, St. Louis-1 would continue to make their shots as they would pull away for an easy win. Our defense really stepped up in the 2nd half which would lead to some easy baskets. This was a good effort by us as we head into the Deanery tournament.Kyle Siefert                 16Sam Giesting              12Alex Westerfeld          10Lane Oesterling          8Cooper Williams         5Mitchell Ertel              5Nathan Eckstein          4Sam Bedel                   4Jayden Beal                 3Coach Roger DietzSt. Louis-2  92     St. Teresa’s  35St. Louis-2 would end the regular season on a good notes as they would defeat St. Teresa’s 92-35. The first quarter was closely contested as St. Louis-2 would led 23-15. We didn’t do a good job defensively in the first quarter, so once we played better defense we were able to take control of the game. St. Louis-2 would continue is good play on both ends of the court and would come away with an easy win. We really played well and hopefully we can continue the good play heading into the deanery tournament next week.Charlie Prickel            20Evan Vogelsang           18Adam Cox                    15Gus Cooper                  11George Ritter               8Joey Gutzwiller            5Karson Macke              4Jacob Wuestefeld        3Tyler Kuntz                  2Braydon Worthington  2Christian Anderson     2Coach Fuzz Springmeyerlast_img read more

Blood drive held in honor of youths battling leukemia

first_imgNorth Vernon, In. — The community is invited to give blood in honor of Jonah Kreutzjans and JP Morris at a special American Red Cross blood drive Tuesday, April 16, from 2 to 7 p.m. at Sand Creek Elementary School in North Vernon.Jonah, 8, and John Paul “JP” Morris, 5, are both energetic boys who love playing basketball. Jonah, a second grader at Graham Creek Elementary School, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, known as ALL, in June 2016. JP, who attends pre-school at St. Mary’s School, was diagnosed with the same disease in February of this year.Throughout their treatments, Jonah and JP have received blood transfusions on a regular basis and may need more as treatment continues. Their families invite the community to donate blood in their honor.“Jonah has received many blood products since starting treatment,” said Courtney Kreutzjans, Jonah’s mother. “He always has a smile, even when he doesn’t feel well. We would love for the entire community to participate.”“JP received a blood transfusion in the first week that he was diagnosed,” said Brad Morris, JP’s father. “We are thankful for those who donate.”This is the first drive in honor of JP, and the third drive in honor of Jonah. The first two blood drives held in honor of Jonah resulted in 125 blood donations.“When someone we know is diagnosed with cancer, we often wish there was something we could do to help,” said Donna Watkins, recruitment account manager for the Red Cross. “By giving blood, we can actively help patients who are in need of transfusions to make their treatment possible. Giving blood today can help ensure patients like Jonah and JP get the treatment they need.”The Red Cross depends on blood donor heroes across the nation to collect enough blood to meet the needs of patients at approximately 2,500 hospitals nationwide. In Indiana alone, the Red Cross needs about 450 donors each day to support patients at 80 hospitals across the state. Donors of all blood types, especially type O, are needed to help those rely on blood products.last_img read more

Pardew voices relegation fears

first_imgAlan Pardew admitted he was a worried man after seeing Newcastle plummet deep into relegation trouble with a 6-0 drubbing by Liverpool at St James’ Park. Asked if he is confident he can drag the club out of a terrifying tail-spin, Pardew said: “Yes, of course, and I think we have got enough in the dressing room to do that. “We haven’t become a bad staff or a bad set of players overnight. But we definitely need to roll our sleeves up and make sure we make a really good fist of these last three games.” Pardew and his players were booed from the pitch both at half-time and on the final whistle after capitulating in alarming style, much as they had done against Liverpool in December 2008. Five months later, they were relegated. Asked about the fans’ jeers, Pardew said: “They have got every right to. That performance is just not good enough for Newcastle. “We are all aware of that, not just myself and my staff but my team, and on Monday morning at 10.30am I expect to see all my team out there whether their foot is hanging off or whatever ready to train. Now we have got to show we have got the heart for this little scrap we are in because other teams certainly have.” Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was delighted with the way his players responded to the loss of Suarez, and he said: “It has been a traumatic week for the football club but we accepted that. “Luis did wrong, he takes his punishment and we move on. And we had to move on with a performance and I don’t think we could have done any more.” On a day when the 51-year-old sent out his team under orders to make amends for their derby humiliation by Sunderland a fortnight ago, the Magpies slipped to their heaviest home defeat since 1925 as the Reds ran riot even without the suspended Luis Suarez. Pardew said: “Well I’m worried, of course. You can’t come off a defeat like that and the manner it was without being worried. I’m not going to criticise my players, I’m not going to criticise the team in any shape or form on an individual basis. It was a collective effort and we fell down collectively.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

ISF president Laurent Petrynka upbeat about Gymnasiade 2020 amid virus outbreak

first_imgBeijing: Laurent Petrynka, president of the International School Sport Federation (ISF), has expressed his gratitude for, and confidence in, China’s efforts in preparing for Gymnasiade 2020 scheduled for late October in Jinjiang in Fujian province.In a video sent to the host city of Jinjiang, Petrynka appreciated China’s efforts to fight the COVID-19 outbreak as well as its high degree of openness and transparency, reports Xinhua news agency.“I would like to also thank you because you’re doing your maximum in order to prepare in the best condition for Gymnasiade 2020,” Petrynka said. “A lot of test events will happen, and now you are building all the venues.”The federation president said he was confident that China, particularly the city of Jinjiang, will deliver the best Gymnasiade ever in the event’s history while finding the best solution for the containing of COVID-19.In 2017, Jinjiang won the bid to host the 18th Gymnasiade, an international multisport event for teens organized by the ISF.The biennial event, also known as the World School Summer Games, was started in Germany in 1974. The 2020 games will have 12 competitions, including athletics, swimming, gymnastics, tennis, football and basketball. IANSAlso Read: CISF seize foreign currency worth Rs 45 lakhAlso Watch: Burglars breaks into a house in Lumding, steal 21-tola Gold and cash of Rs 45,000last_img read more

Cricket News Kane Williamson rates T20 series win against India as an ‘isolated’ one

first_imgThe final game between two sides went all down to the wire and to seal a great result in favor of the host was a brilliant effort. With this, Williamson went full praising for his teammates saying, “Both teams were playing well so to come down to the decider and see a game what we saw tonight was brilliant and great for us as a unit to go through all these experiences and come out on top in a really tight match.”“I thought the guys held their nerves in the second half where it was difficult. India came out and played some fantastic cameos but we were able to get those wickets at key moments.”The next assignment will be against the Bangla Tigers in days’ time for a three-match ODI series, followed by as many Tests.(With Inputs: PTI) New Delhi: A stupendous all-around effort by Williamson-led New Zealand team saw the host gets hammered in the most obnoxious manner possible. In the final encounter of the three-match T20 series, we witnessed a crackerjack of a performance from Kiwis, eventually upstaging India by 4 runs to seal the series 2-1. However, even when the result has been a great display by New Zealand team, Kiwi skipper rated the series win as an “isolated” one.With World Cup being played in the 50-over format, Williamson didn’t rate T20 series win very high. Kane said the win was a big confidence booster for his side and its aim coming into the rubber was just to gel as a unit.“We were sitting down and looking at what can we get at the end out of the series. It’s just about each game as it comes. As I said, we are looking at this series as an isolated series,” he said after the four-wicket win in the third T20 Sunday.“We just don’t want to sit down and ask ourselves what we want to see in terms of an endpoint, we just wanted to gel as a group, play the sort of cricket we wanted to play and I think we did see that. The first game was a very good performance. It’s not always going to happen in T20 cricket and we saw that in the second game,” he said. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Kane Williamson rates series win as an isolated one. The second straight series win for New Zealand.New Zealand will play a three-match ODI series against Bangladesh.   highlightslast_img read more

The Latest: Scottish Cup final to be played in December

first_imgThe Latest: Scottish Cup final to be played in December July 21, 2020 The Scottish soccer federation says the pandemic-delayed competition will be completed on Dec. 20. That is more than seven months after the original date for the final on May 9.The competition was stopped at the semifinal stage. Defending champion Celtic will play Aberdeen and Edinburgh rivals Hearts and Hibernian will meet in the other semifinal on the weekend of Oct. 31-Nov. 1 at Hampden Park in Glasgow.Organizers say players who would ordinarily be barred from playing for a second team in the same competition can play for their new club even if they were earlier fielded by a different team.The 2020-21 season in the Scottish league will start on Aug. 1. The 2019-20 league season did not resume after the lockdown and Celtic was declared champion based on average points per game.___ More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportscenter_img Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___This season’s Scottish Cup final will be played midway through next season.last_img read more

Okpekpe Race Organisers Set Registration Deadline

first_imgOrganisers of the IAAF bronze label Okpekpe International 10km Road Race have set Sunday May 1 and Wednesday May 4,2016 as deadlines for submission of completed registration forms for the fourth edition of the event scheduled to hold on Saturday May 7, 2016 in Okpekpe, Edo State.Spokesman for the race, Dare Esan, said in a statement at the weekend that international athletes wishing to participate in the race have until May 1 to submit their forms while local athletes must submit their entry papers three days later.“Entry form and other documents must be received by the deadline dates and entries mailed after the dates will not be accepted,” he said. Esan also revealed that screening and accreditation of athletes will begin from Thursday, May 5.“We insist that athletes must complete the authentic application forms with duly certified medical report before confirmation can be given,” he further said, adding that all relevant rules governing the organisation of the race will be obeyed to the letter.“The race has already set an indelible mark as the first to be labeled by the IAAF in Nigeria with the bronze label certification we got last year and which has been renewed for this year.“We are however very ambitious as we want to go a step higher to the silver label category. This desire informed our decision to hire a world-renowned international road race organiser in the person of Walter Abmayr to help with the technical organisation of the race as well as the management of the international elite field,” said Esan who added that the organisers have met with all the conditions for a silver-label grading next year.“What we are just waiting for is for the race proper to hold. We already have an international elite field spread across more than the five countries stipulated by the IAAF for a silver label rating.“The race course is measured to the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) standard while full electronic timing will be used to generate the results,” Esan concluded.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

No money no football – Dong Bortey to Great Olympics

first_imgVeteran striker Bernard Dong Bortey has ruled out the possibility of featuring for Accra Great Olympics until they fulfill their financial obligations to him.The Accra based side announced before the start of the season that they had secured the services of the former Hearts of Oak striker who also confirmed the move at the time.With three games played in the new campaign and with Great Olympics yet to register a single goal,the whereabouts of Bortey has become a more pertinent question.In an interview with Graphic Sports, Bortey, disclosed that he was promised a financial package in his contract which the club has failed to abide by,thus his decision to stay away.“I signed for a club and as part of my contract, I was due some financial benefit but as I speak to you now I haven’t received anything from Olympics,” he revealed.“How can I feature for a club that I signed for without them paying me what I’m due? As it stands now, I am not ready to play for Olympics until they sort the financial aspect of my contract out,” he statedlast_img read more