Clashes at US protest over police shooting of black man

first_imgKenosha County, on the shores of Lake Michigan, has declared a curfew from 8:00 pm until 7:00 am Tuesday, after protesters set alight several city vehicles and damaged the county courthouse late Sunday.”The public needs to be off the streets for their safety,” the county sheriff said in a statement.Wisconsin governor Tony Evers said he was sending 125 members of the national guard to the city to maintain order Monday night.He urged protesters to be peaceful, adding: “We must see the trauma, fear and exhaustion of being black in our state and our country.”One couple, who only gave their names as Michelle and Kalvin, had brought their seven-year-old daughter and eight-year-old son with them.”I want my kids to see how change happens and am here so nothing like this ever happens to them,” Michelle said.Another resident, 37-year-old Sherese Lott, called for police to be held accountable. “If I killed someone I’d be convicted and regarded as a murderer. I think it should be the same for the police,” she said.The footage and the lack of any immediate explanation provoked painful memories of the police killing of African American George Floyd three months ago in Minneapolis, which sparked massive nationwide protests.Topics : Police fired tear gas on Monday when a protest demanding racial justice in the city of Kenosha in Wisconsin turned violent, as rage builds once more in the US at the shooting of a black man by a white officer.Clashes erupted for a second night after video circulated showing 29-year-old Jacob Blake being shot and wounded in the back multiple times by police Sunday with his three children watching.Shortly after a curfew imposed on Kenosha County began at 8:00 pm (0100 GMT Tuesday), local police dressed in crowd control gear began pushing protesters back from outside a county courthouse using tear gas, an AFP reporter said. They fired after the demonstrators began throwing water bottles at the Kenosha County Sheriff’s officers. Some protesters then launched fireworks and more bottles at officers.Later, some protesters smashed streetlights and set fire to a nearby building.The clashes came hours after some two dozen police faced off against hundreds of demonstrators chanting “No justice, no peace” and “Say his name – Jacob Blake.”Blake, 29, was airlifted to hospital in Milwaukee in serious condition, but local media reported Monday afternoon that his family said he was out of surgery and improving. last_img read more

House sold for less than cost of unit in hot middle ring suburb

first_imgIt already has a tenant in place.“It’s a great buy for an entry level investor, and has a great tenant in place at $360 a week. It will perhaps eventually be demolished but the value here is in the land so even if investor held it and had someone else pay it off for them with rent, they will see growth.” He said Boondall was “the next suburb to move reasonably”.“Boondall was a little behind Northgate and Nundah but we’re the next stage on the train track.”.The home was walking distance to local shops at Sue’s Korner, Taigum Square shopping centre, bus transportation and Boondall state school and local parks. 90 Beams Road, Boondall, Qld 4034. Picture: realestate.com.auA THREE bedroom house in a hot Brisbane middle ring suburb has sold for less than the cost of a unit in the same area.The property at 90 Beams Road in Boondall sold for $382,000 on last Thursday (Oct. 26), a price which was $1,500 less than the median for three bed units in the suburb. It has a tonne of potential.center_img The property is neat and tidy.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019It was also just $55,000 more than the price its homeowner had paid four years ago ($327,000).The 1960s 112sq m home, located 16km from the Brisbane CBD, was on a 610sq m block of land.It sold for $103,000 less than the median sale price for three bedroom houses in Boondall which came in at $485,000 in the past 12 months.Among improvements made to the site was a renovated bathroom, polished floors and plenty of cupboard space in the kitchen, plus it already has a “great tenant in place”, according to agent Pat Barrett of Barrett Property Sales.last_img read more

Hinterland home sells for millions after three years on market

first_imgCheck out that view! The kitchen at 510 The Panorama.Mr Clegg said it was arguably one of the best positioned properties on The Panorama.He said multimillion-dollar homes in the area were often difficult to sell but there was a lot of interest lately.“West of the highway, (homes) over $1.5 million of late have been quite difficult but we’ve seen some very, very strong activity, not only from local buyers but interstate buyers,” Mr Clegg said. The living area at 510 The Panorama. Eat under the stars.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa18 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoTangelo Property director Grant Clegg said it was listed for sale in October 2014 and marketed under multiple agencies before he sold it last week.He said it attracted a lot of potential buyers once the price was lowered.“We had three offers over a five week period,” Mr Clegg said.He said the new owners had big renovation plans for the estate.“They’re an interstate Chinese family that are planning to move to the Gold Coast and create a premium estate,” Mr Clegg said.“They were looking for over 18 months and fell in love with The Panorama because of its vistas.”The 5.94ha property backs onto national parkland and has 360 degree views to the east from Moreton Bay to Coolangatta and around to the mountain ranges. 510 The Panorama, Tallai.THE multimillion-dollar sale of a Hinterland estate at Tallai is official after more than three years on the market.The architecturally designed acreage property at 510 The Panorama went under contract late last year before the $2.295 million sale settled on March 23.last_img read more

Lacey Community Market Opens for 2014 Season

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by The City of LaceyA wide variety of produce, flowers, food, and craft vendors will line the streets surrounding Huntamer Park in Lacey this Saturday, July 12, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. as the Lacey Community Market kicks off its summer season. Visitors to the market will stroll through more than 60 booths of eclectic offerings, locally harvested foods, bakery treats, and repurposed treasures.The theme of Saturday’s market is Yard and Garden Day and guest speakers will be on hand to provide expert advice. Beginning at 11:00 a.m., Joan Hurst from G & H Pastured Poultry will explain the ins and outs of raising chickens in an urban environment. At 12:00 noon, renowned plant expert Kellie Peterson from Gordon’s Garden Center will show how to create traffic- stopping, fender-bending potted plant displays. Finally, Mary Corso from Courtyard Antiques will be on stage with her paint brushes at 1:00 p.m. demonstrating how to repurpose old furniture into new garden pieces with the use of chalk paint.In addition to unique vendors, great food, and expert advice, the Lacey Community Market also offers free activities for children, plenty of nearby parking, and a pet-friendly atmosphere. New this year is Zumba in the Park, beginning at 2:00 p.m.!The Lacey Community Market is held every second Saturday in the summer at the beautiful Huntamer Park, just off College Street SE at 7th Avenue SE in Lacey. Market dates this year are July 12, August 9, and September 13. New vendors are welcome. More information can be found on the city’s official website at www.ci.lacey.wa.us/market.last_img read more

TRIPLE CROWN WINNER RETURNS HOME TO SANTA ANITA

first_imgFans are invited to watch American Pharoah train every morning at Clockers’ Corner. Admission and parking are free from Gate 8 off of Baldwin Avenue. Santa Anita’s Autumn season opens on Saturday, Sept. 26, when five Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Challenge stakes highlight the afternoon, including the FrontRunner Stakes won by American Pharoah in 2014. American Pharoah stormed into the sports stratosphere earlier this year, leaving Santa Anita to become the first Triple Crown winner since 1978.  Since then, he won the William Hill Haskell Invitational in dominating fashion and then fell just short in the Travers Stakes on Aug. 29, joining the immortal Secretariat and Man o’ War as favorites who lost at Saratoga.  American Pharoah is preparing for the final start of his career, the Breeders’ Cup Classic, on Oct. 31 at Keeneland, though it is possible that Baffert might send him postward once more before then. Arcadia, CA – Triple Crown winner American Pharoah returned to his home base of Santa Anita Park early Wednesday morning.  The Zayat Stables’ 3-year-old superstar galloped on the main track Thursday morning under the watchful eye of trainer Bob Baffert.  American Pharoah went to the track shortly after 6:00 a.m. PT due to the high heat in the area. Gallops on the Main Track for Trainer Bob Baffertlast_img read more