Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ By Tommie Lee – October 7, 2020 0 257 WhatsApp The Indiana BMV will be closed to observe Columbus Day Twitter BMV branches in the state of Indiana will be closed for the Columbus Day holiday this weekend. Branches will close beginning on Saturday and reopen with regular business hours on Tuesday, October 13.You can find a complete list of branch locations and hours, complete an online transaction, or find the nearest 24-hour BMV Connect kiosk at https://www.in.gov/bmv/. Pinterest Previous articleVicki Becker promoted to state prosecutorial Board of DirectorsNext articleNew Elkhart Martin’s store opens doors in River District Tommie Lee Google+ Facebook IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Facebook
The Baking Industry Awards judges were looking for breads that are original, look and taste great and have been a hit with consumers. Finalist: LivLife Super Seeds Half the Carbs, Nicholas & HarrisLivLife bread is baked using soya flour meaning it has half the carbs of regular bread, according to the company. It’s designed for consumers who have specific dietary requirements, such as those with diabetes, or those following the Keto diet.The 400g loaf, which is packed full of seeds, was described by the judges as having a good strong crumb and lovely aroma. What’s more, they said it had a really appealing flavour which would ensure good repeat purchase by shoppers looking for a tasty low-carb option.It also comes in eye-catching packaging which is the result of a recent rebrand as LivLife wanted to make its customers feel ‘exceptional and not just functional’. Winner: Carrot Sourdough, Poppyseed BakeryThe Carrot Sourdough from Poppyseed Bakery is based on carrot cake, according to its creator and bakery owner Lee Smith. The ingredients list is simple: flour, water, salt, carrots, spices and sultanas.It came about after a wholesale customer, which sells breads at markets, asked for a “a sourdough that hadn’t been seen before”.Poppyseed Bakery got to work with the resultant loaf proving very popular with customers. This was aided not only by the loaf’s incredible taste, but also thanks to promotion on the bakery’s social media platforms as well as free samples and tasters.Discussing the process, Smith said it’s “made with care” via a basic sourdough method. The dough is rested for three hours, with two turns, before shaped in baskets or tins for a 13-hour cold proof prior to baking. It’s available as free formed loaves or a tin loaf.The judges described the Carrot Sourdough ‘a truly stunning loaf’ with a really innovative choice of ingredients. They praised its lovely balance of flavours coming through from the combination of carrot and sultana, as well as the ‘great texture and aroma’ you’d expect from a sourdough. What’s more, they said it looked good and was baked to perfection. Sponsored by Mrs Kirkham’s Cheese and Marmite, Lovingly ArtisanThis sourdough loaf combines Mrs Kirkham’s Tasty Lancashire Traditional Farmhouse Cheese, which is delivered direct to the bakery from the third-generation cheesemaker, and Marmite.The two titular ingredients are hand combined with a little of Lovingly Artisan’s sourdough mother, then left to cold ferment for 24 hours to let the distinctive flavours meld together in a loaf with an evenly marbled texture throughout. The mixture is then hand folded through the bakery’s traditional white sourdough, bulk fermented for three hours before being divided for proving and baking.Lovingly Artisan describes the flavours as ‘sharp and citrusy with a lingering Lancashire tang’ coming from the cheese and umami flavours from the Marmite.It may prove divisive to some, but the BIA judges loved the taste and aroma of this handcrafted loaf with both the cheese and Marmite coming through in ‘just the right amounts’.
Yea or nay? What began as a political gambit by Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron to secure victory for the Conservative Party in the 2015 general election has turned into a deeply divisive and existential question that has far-reaching implications for the future of the United Kingdom (U.K.) and the European Union (E.U.). On Thursday, voters in the U.K. will decide by a simple majority whether to remain in the E.U. during a national referendum known as “Brexit” (a portmanteau of the words British and exit). Over the last month, public opinion polling showed voters evenly split, with the “leave” campaign edging up slightly in recent days. “Leave” supporters, led by the nationalist U.K. Independence Party, include about half of the Conservative members of Parliament (MPs), some Labour MPs, and the Democratic Unionist Party. They argue that the U.K. loses more financially than it gains from E.U. membership and that withdrawing would protect Britain from the “uncontrolled” flow of usually low-skilled migrants from other nations who are looking for work. “Remain” proponents include Cameron, most of the Labour Party, major British and global financial institutions such as the Bank of England and the International Monetary Fund, world leaders such as President Obama, and many E.U. nations, including France and Germany. They warn that the U.K. will suffer diminished political standing and influence and bear painful economic costs if it leaves, such as a loss of foreign investment that would permanently reduce its gross domestic product, an overall decline in trade with the E.U. as new difficulties or barriers are erected with the U.K.’s largest trading partner, significant job losses from international corporations, and rising national security costs.Douglas Alexander is a senior fellow in The Future of Diplomacy Project at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. From 2011-2015, he served as the U.K.’s shadow secretary of state for foreign and Commonwealth affairs and held several ministerial posts between 2001 and 2010, including minister for Europe. The Gazette spoke with Alexander about the upcoming referendum and the potential fallout for the U.K. and Europe. GAZETTE: What are the historical roots of the U.K.-Europe relationship debate?ALEXANDER: The prime minister committed the Conservative Party to hold a referendum if it became the government back in January 2013. He did so under external electoral pressure from the U.K. Independence Party and internal political pressure from his own back benchers. Europe is an issue that has divided the British Conservative Party for decades, with a growing “Eurosceptic” wing within the Conservative Party who have sought the opportunity to remove Britain from the European Union. Britain last had a referendum back in 1975, and in the decades since that vote there has been a growing sentiment within the Conservative Party that Britain should leave the European Union. Today, with just days to go, we see the spectacle on British televisions and in British newspapers of Conservative cabinet ministers arguing against each other about the merits or demerits of Britain’s place within the European Union.GAZETTE: Given that Prime Minister Cameron strongly favors remaining in the E.U., was it a mistake for him to have promised this vote?ALEXANDER: I think the prime minister committed to this referendum out of weakness rather than out of strength. It was a tactic for trying to manage an increasingly unmanageable Conservative Party. But what started as a management strategy for a party has turned into a profound choice for the country. The consequences for a British exit from the European Union would be immediate and serious for the prime minister, but, much more importantly, they would be immediate and serious for the United Kingdom. We are at a time in European history where barbed wire fences are going up across Europe. The idea, as [President] George Herbert Walker Bush put it [in 1989], of “a Europe whole and free” and “at peace with itself” is being challenged in a manner we haven’t seen for decades. I personally believe that for Britain to leave the European Union would be the wrong choice for the United Kingdom, and while the choice is for people in Britain [to make], the consequences would be felt not just in Europe, but more broadly by the West.GAZETTE: What are some of the likely political, economic, and national security consequences of leaving the E.U., and also who benefits by leaving and who will be hurt?ALEXANDER: There isn’t a single and serious ally of the United Kingdom who is arguing that it is in their national interest that Britain leave. Some speculate that the only global leader who would welcome a British exit from the European Union is [Russia’s] Vladimir Putin. This would see Europe divided and weakened at a time when unity and resolve are required in the face of simultaneous security, migration, and economic challenges confronting Europe. So I believe that a choice for Britain to leave Europe would not only be damaging to Britain, but it would be damaging to Europe. A European Union without Britain would be smaller, poorer, and less influential on the world stage. And it has been the keystone of American foreign policy since the Second World War to see trans-Atlantic security as being supported both by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and by the European Union. That’s why not just President Obama, but Hillary Clinton, [Sen.] John McCain, and so many other Americans have spoken clearly and unequivocally that they judge the interests of the United States and the broader interests of the West would be served by Britain continuing to be a leading member of the European Union.One effect of Britain leaving the European Union would be to see a strengthening of the populist, nationalist, and protectionist forces that are on the rise in Europe today. Marine Le Pen of the National Front in France has said she would welcome a British vote to leave the European Union, and there is no doubt that Britain leaving would lead to a significant shift in the balance of power in the E.U. from the liberalizing north toward a more protectionist south. A decision to leave would embolden parties like the National Front, the Law and Justice Party in Poland, and Jobbik in Hungary, who hope for a British exit as a defeat for the idea of Europe and the collective strength and solidarity that Europe represents.Economically, there would be profound uncertainty for a sustained period about the nature of Britain’s economic and trading relationships, not just with Europe, but also with the rest of the world in the aftermath of a vote to leave. So I am strongly of the view that not just Britain but the interests of Europe and of the West more broadly would be served by Britain continuing to take a leading role within the European Union, alongside NATO, the United Nations Security Council, and the U.K. Commonwealth.GAZETTE: Brexit proponents argue that the U.K. contributes far more financially to the E.U. than it receives in benefits, that regulatory red tape unfairly constrains business, and that migration has become an unsustainable economic and cultural drain on the U.K. What do you make of these arguments? And are the sovereignty and migration issues legitimate or just a pretext or dog whistle to try to animate voters to their side?ALEXANDER: In the closing days of this campaign, we’re seeing a classic battle between the “remain” side, arguing about the economic costs and consequences of Britain leaving Europe, and the “exit” argument that the 23rd of June polling day is an opportunity to take back control. There is no doubt that the “exit” side is seeking to animate some of the same forces that we’re witnessing in U.S. politics today: a sense of economic anger, a sense of cultural anxiety, and a sense of political alienation. They are seeking to characterize this as a contest between the people and the government, between the elites and the people. That claim is strongly disputed by the “remain side,” who argue that the economic cost of exit will be borne most heavily by working people in Britain. One of the effects of the recent weeks of campaigning in Britain has been what some call the advent of “post-fact politics.” There’s an increasing unwillingness to agree on the facts and to diverge on the opinions, and that’s a source of real concern for many of us who are observing the conduct of this campaign.GAZETTE: There’s worry that other dissatisfied nations like the Netherlands, Denmark, and Sweden might be inspired to leave the E.U. if the referendum succeeds. What’s your view? Would others leave, and could there be backlash against the U.K. by the E.U.?ALEXANDER: In other European capitals, there is a very real fear of a contagion effect following a British decision to leave the European Union. One of the consequences would be that in the subsequent negotiations between Britain, the European Union, other European countries and governments will feel obliged to drive a very hard bargain so as to discourage other countries from thinking they can enjoy all of the benefits of membership in the single market without any of the responsibilities of contributing to the European Union.If you’re a European leader today, you’re not only concerned about the possibility of a British exit from Europe, you have very real and continuing concerns about the refugee crisis on Europe’s southern border, about revolutionist Russia to Europe’s east, and the continuing economic challenges being faced by the Eurozone. So many European leaders would feel a deep sense of relief if British voters choose to stay part of the EU and will be concerned as to the broader impact on Europe if Britain chooses to leave.GAZETTE: How seriously is this question being taken by voters? And given that polling appears to show both sides even or slightly in favor of the “leave” campaign, what do you think will happen, and why?ALEXANDER: My sense is that there will be a reasonably high turnout in this referendum, although I would be surprised if it reached the level of the Scottish referendum on independence back in September 2014 when the turnout reached 84.6 percent, the highest recorded turnout since universal suffrage was introduced in Britain. My sense is the higher the turnout, the better for the “remain” side because the “exit” side is relying on its voters being more animated and more passionate than “remain” voters. So there will be a huge effort by both sides of this referendum campaign in the coming days to mobilize nascent support into active support on the 23rd of June.This interview has been lightly edited for clarity and length.
Governor Issues Emergency Disaster Declaration for Ice Storm DamageMontpelier, VT – As a result of damages suffered in last week’s ice and snow storm throughout Vermont, Governor Douglas has issued an Executive Order declaring a State of Emergency for four counties in Vermont.The order allows the state to expedite the arrival of utility crews from other states and Canadian provinces to assist with restoring power. It will also form the basis for an application for federal disaster relief funding if eligibility thresholds are met.”As a result of a storm that impacted most of New England on December 11, 2008, causing excessive and heavy icing and extensive utility damage that is considered ongoing at this time, I hereby declare a State of Emergency for the Counties of Bennington, Orange, Windham and Windsor Counties,” the Governors Executive Order reads.”I further order and direct the activation of the Vermont Emergency Operations Plan and authorize the use of state resources to alleviate hardship and suffering of citizens and communities impacted by the storm and resulting damage and power outages,” the Governor said.Governor Douglas is also urging Vermonters to continue to use caution, assist neighbors with special needs, avoid downed power lines, report outages to their utility company, and alert town officials to damages to personal property. Please report related storm damage costs to Vermont Emergency Management at the number below.Vermonters with questions or concerns can call Vermont Emergency Management at (800) 347-0488.###
The Addison County Chamber of Commerce awarded Monument Farms Dairy, located in Weybridge, Vermont, its Business of the Year award which was presented at the Chamber s Annual Meeting held on September 10th. Recipient for the Chamber s Citizen of the Year award, Buster Brush, was also named at the dinner held at the Inn at Middlebury College s Bread Loaf campus.The Business of the Year award is given to a business located in Addison County that has shown a significant improvement in the development of their business, positively impacting the economy on a local, regional or international level. According to Andy Mayer, Chamber President, Monument Farms Dairy is a local business that Addison County can be proud of and they well-represent the local dairy community. Their milk products are outstanding and their impact on the environment is limited because they grow the corn locally, employ local workers, and produce and distribute their products locally. ACCOC Business of the Year banner is presented to Monument Farms Dairy, Weybridge, Vermont. From L to R: Andy Mayer, president, Addison County Chamber of Commerce; Bob James, vice president, sales and distribution; Peter James, vice president, farm operations; Jon Rooney, president; and Ted Shambo, membership director, Addison County Chamber of Commerce. Photo courtesy of ACCOC.Started in 1930 by Richard James, Monument Farms began with just a home delivery route. Today Richard s grandchildren run the operation which has grown to 35 employees and a milking herd of 450+ cows producing more than 3,000 gallons of milk per day. Monument Farm s continued drive to supply milk and milk products locally has resulted in generational relationships not very common in the marketplace anymore.Monument Farms has won several other awards over the years for their quality products, superior customer service and commitment to the community. They were twice named Business of the Month by the Addison County Chamber; in 2002 they were honored as the Vermont Farm Bureau Agribusiness of the Year; and earlier this year Monument Farms was inducted into the Vermont Agricultural Hall of Fame.In addition to the Business of the Year award, the Addison County Chamber presented its Citizen of the Year award which is given to an individual who has made numerous contributions to the community without the expectation of acknowledgement for those contributions. The award was given posthumously to Fletcher Buster Brush and going forward will be named the Buster Brush Citizen of the Year award. Buster Brush, who passed away on November 7, 2008, was very involved in the community for many years.A partial list of his service includes: board of directors/president of the Addison County Chamber of Commerce, president of the Middlebury Rotary Club, board of directors of the National Bank of Middlebury, Youth Safety Council of Vermont and Middlebury Community House. Other board service included the Salisbury Historical Society, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Vermont, the Middlebury Junior Golf Association, president and co-founder of the MHS MUHS Alumni Association, and review board member of Addison County Court Diversion.He was the chair of the Outreach and Function Group with the Vermont Strategic Highway Safety Plan, and co-chair of the Make-A-Wish Foundation Golf Tournament Committee co-chair. Buster was chairman of the Salisbury Village Cemetery Restoration Project and founder of www.underbrush.org(link is external), a web site indexing Vermont cemeteries.About Addison County Chamber of CommerceThe Addison County Chamber of Commerce (ACCOC) is an association of individuals representing business interest, working together to promote commercial business in Addison County. The Chamber can be found on the Web at www.addisoncounty.com(link is external).Source: Middlebury, Vermont September 28, 2009 Addison County Chamber of Commerce.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nassau County police are investigating an armed home invasion in Roosevelt in which a suspect shot at a sleeping couple and then pistol-whipped a man on Tuesday evening.A 36-year-old man and a 39-year-old woman were sleeping in a bedroom of an East Roosevelt Avenue home when a gunman kicked in the door and fired one shot from a handgun at 5:26 p.m., police said.The man tried to tackle the suspect, who then struck the victim in the head with the gun.The victim suffered a laceration to the head. No other injuries were reported.The suspect fled was last seen running eastbound on East Roosevelt Avenue.First Squad detectives ask anyone with information about this crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.
For the “Draft Proposal of the Decision on Amendments to the Decision on Adoption of the Concession Granting Plan for 2019”, the statements are sent to [email protected] Source: City of Pula Their goal is to acquaint the general public with the draft proposals on decisions for granting concessions and to obtain opinions, remarks and proposals from the public on them. The City of Pula, in accordance with the Law on the Right to Access Information, has started the implementation of the “Consultation with the interested public”. Supporting documents as well as additional information on the consultations can be found HERE. Finally, citizens can send comments on the “Draft Proposal of the Decision on Issuance of the Notice of Intent to Grant a Concession on a Maritime Property for the Purpose of Economic Use of the Existing Shipyard Port Tehnomont – Pula” to e-mail [email protected] Namely, these are three different draft proposals. The consultations will be held for 15 days – in the period from May 15 to May 30, 2019. Statements on the “Draft Proposal of the Decision on Amendments to the Decision on Adoption of the Medium-Term (Three-Year) Plan for Granting Concessions for the Period 2019-2021” can be sent to the e-mail address [email protected]
The sharp decline in the rupiah exchange rate has caused a significant increase in crude oil procurement costs in the local currency.The company initially set a target of $52.4 billion in revenue and $8 billion in capital expenditure this year. The ICP was last recorded at $34.23 in March and the rupiah exchange at 15,787 on Thursday, according to Bank Indonesia. Pertamina and PGN, like many other big Indonesian companies, have revised down their growth projections for this year as Indonesia, the country with the highest COVID-19 death toll in Southeast Asia, imposed large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) to stop the spread of the new coronavirus.Many Indonesian cities are set to implement the partial lockdown in their respective jurisdictions to contain the pandemic, following in the footsteps of Jakarta, as well as Bogor, Depok and Bekasi in West Java and Tangerang, Banten.Nicke said that partial lockdowns would “further pressure” fuel demand, which may cause a decline in revenue by up to 45 percent in the worst-case scenario, in which the Indonesian Crude Price (ICP) reaches US$31 per barrel and the rupiah exchange rate stands at 20,000 to the US dollar.In the second-worst-case-scenario, Pertamina’s revenue would fall by a gentler 38 percent as the ICP hits $38 per barrel and the exchange rate reach 17,000 to the US dollar. State-owned oil company Pertamina and its subsidiary gas distributor Perusahaan Gas Negara (PGN) have cut their revenue targets this year as the government’s partial lockdown measures to halt the spread of COVID-19 has severely affected their businesses.Pertamina president director Nicke Widyawati said on Thursday that the 52-year-old company had been hit hard by a “triple shock” of crashing crude oil prices, falling oil demand and a weakening rupiah-US dollar exchange rate.“Today [Thursday], nationwide fuel consumption fell 34.9 percent from sales in January and February,” she told a teleconferenced hearing with the House of Representative members. “This is the lowest sales figure in Pertamina’s history.” In anticipation of lower revenues, the company plans to slash its capital expenditure by 23 percent and operational expenditure by 30 percent. Expenditure cuts include those for upstream investments, project developments, operational budgets and work trips, among others.Meanwhile, gas company PGN estimates that gas sales will fall by 31.59 British thermal units per day (Bbtud) this year from the initial target of 980 Bbtud.Almost two-thirds of the shortfall comes from the closure of many industries, particularly ceramic and steel industries on Java island, due to the coronavirus pandemic. The remaining shortfall comes from declines in new customers and in non-manufacturing usage such as gas-fired power plants.“The decline will reach its lowest level around the months of May, June and July,” PGN president director Gigih Prakoso said at a virtual press conference on Thursday.Due to falling demand, PGN, which also functions as Pertamina’s sole gas subholding subsidiary, is projected to book a 14 percent lower income than expected in 2020 with zero percent year-on-year growth under the worst-case scenario.The gas company has three strategies to minimize losses, including renegotiating gas purchasing deals with suppliers and revising planned investments this year, such as those related to gasifying diesel-fired power plants and expanding households gas pipelines.Gigih noted that a similar decline in gas demand was seen in Asia Pacific where, according to S&P rating agency data, second-quarter gas demand for the manufacturing sector will be around 560 Bbtud, down 15 percent from the previous quarter.Despite Pertamina’s lower income, union leader Ari Gumilar of the Federation of Pertamina United Labor Unions (FSPPB) told The Jakarta Post that the company had neither furloughed employees nor cut wages “and there are no talks of going there yet”.The union, he continued, was aware about the possibility of wage cuts under the worst-case scenario “but Pertamina has an agreement between directors and the union where we have to hold a discussion first”. Topics :
Stay-at-home-mother Svetlana Tikhanovskaya never thought she would run for president or become the leader of the Belarusian protest movement.But in a tale worthy of Hollywood, in a matter of weeks the 37-year-old has gone from a political unknown to the strongest challenger to Belarus strongman Alexander Lukashenko, who claimed an overwhelming victory in a presidential election on Sunday.Tikhanovskaya says the result of the vote has been rigged and called on Lukashenko to go peacefully and stop using force after police cracked down on protesters. ‘Joan of Arc’ Her bid has prompted skepticism from some, while others have compared her to historical heroines.The Village, a Minsk-based news site, called her “an accidental Joan of Arc,” the 15th-century French peasant who helped achieve a pivotal military victory against the English before she was burned at the stake.”You’re a wife of a Decembrist!” one supporter shouted at a rally, referring to 19th-century aristocrats who followed their husbands into Siberian exile.Hesitant in early television appearances, Tikhanovskaya has won praise for recent speeches.Allocated live slots on state television, she listed alleged lies by Lukashenko’s regime, repeating: “They won’t show you this on television”.”Unexpectedly her first speech on television was strong, without false notes or weak points,” wrote opposition newspaper Nasha Niva.Tikhanovskaya’s simple but direct speeches have prompted lengthy cheers at crowded rallies.”Are you tired of enduring it all? Are you tired of keeping silent?” she asked supporters recently. “Yes,” the crowd roared.She has accused Lukashenko of showing blatant disregard for the people during the coronavirus epidemic, which the strongman has dismissed as a hoax.Tikhanovskaya says that she lacks the “massive charisma” of her husband, who has travelled round Belarus interviewing ordinary people for hard-hitting videos. Her husband Sergei Tikhanovsky — a popular 41-year-old YouTube blogger — had been detained and could not submit his own presidential bid in time. The electoral commission allowed Tikhanovskaya to stand, dropping two stronger opposition candidates.Despite a lack of political experience, she quickly emerged as the country’s top opposition figure, with tens of thousands taking to the streets to support her bid.In speeches, Tikhanovskaya has called herself an “ordinary woman, a mother and wife” and pumped up crowds with calls for change.”I have become the embodiment of people’s hope, their longing for change,” she told AFP in an interview ahead of election day.She said she was standing despite receiving threats.Her husband has been accused of plotting mass unrest and collaborating with Russian mercenaries, claims Tikhanovskaya has called “very scary.”Their five-year-old daughter and 10-year-old son have been taken abroad for their own safety.She said the separation from her children — including her son who is hearing impaired — was difficult.Tikhanovskaya stressed that if elected, she would free her husband and other detained opposition figures and hold fresh polls. “I consider myself the winner of this election,” she said on Monday.Tikhanovskaya said she contested the election to get her jailed blogger husband out of prison and win much-needed freedom for the ex-Soviet country of 9.5 million people.”I love Belarusians and I want to give them an opportunity to have a choice,” she said ahead of the vote.Tikhanovskaya, an English teacher by training, only made the decision to stand for president in May. Charlie’s Angels Image-wise, she pulled off a transformation with help from two women with more experience.These are Veronika Tsepkalo, whose ex-diplomat husband Valery Tsepkalo was barred from standing, and Maria Kolesnikova, campaign chief of ex-banker Viktor Babaryko who was also dropped from the polls and is in jail.The two women flanked her at rallies — with one Belarusian news outlet nicknaming them “Charlie’s Angels”.The women wore t-shirts with a design featuring their signature gestures: Tikhanovskaya’s punched fist, Kolesnikova’s fingers in a heart shape and Tsepkalo’s victory sign.Tikhanovskaya grew up in Mikashevichi, a small town south of Minsk.With top grades she studied to become a teacher of English and German in the historic city of Mozyr. It was there she met her future husband, who owned a nightclub.Topics :
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 2019The new owners of 8 Nitawill Street, Everton Park plan to renovate the property.Mr Hicks said the home was purchased by a young couple looking to buy in the Everton Park area.“It is their first home and they plan to renovate the property,” Mr Hicks said.The home which sold via tender needed a lot of work.“It was hard to put a price on this property as it had great bones and an even greater location,” he said.“Everton Park is becoming more and more popular as the older generation are moving out and downsizing and the young families are moving in to start their own memories.” He said there were seven offers on the property. Mr Hicks said Everton Park was a fantastic suburb, with great local schools. “We are seeing more and more people moving here as the prices for homes are very affordable for first-homebuyers,” he said. 8 Nitawill Street, Everton Park.An Everton Park property marketed as having good bones and a blank canvas has sold for $480,000. The property at 8 Nitawill St sold on June 12.Madeleine Hicks Real Estate selling agent Justin Hicks said the home had been in the family for more than 50 years and had just one owner.