Mentone luxury home blitzes suburb record with $3.03 million sale at auction

Properties with lifestyle a plenty – cafes with top-notch flat whites and the foreshore – tempted bidders to dig deep. 16 Marina Road, Mentone Sold $3,033,000 Agent Hocking Stuart Price range $2.4 million+   This luxurious four-bedroom-plus-study house, just down the road from the beach, set a new suburb record of $3,033,000 for Mentone. Six bidders slugged it out, but it was a family upsizing from the Aspendale area who won the keys. Bidding opened at $2 million, and four would-be buyers pushed it over its selling price of $2.85 million. An attempted knockout bid of $100,000 did not deter the remaining hopeful buyers who continued to chase their dream with mostly $10,000 rises. The family bought the home with a final $3000 bid. Auctioneer Garry …

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George Christensen joins Labor in pressuring government to act on 457 foreign worker visas The "Australia first" push that has followed the election of Donald Trump is already producing unlikely alliances across party lines, with Nationals MP George Christensen echoing Opposition Leader Bill Shorten's call for a crackdown on 457 foreign worker visas. Seemingly alert to the prospect of America's populist, protectionist, anti-establishment bug crossing the Pacific, Mr Shorten has targeted the traditional Labor base in recent days, ramping up his rhetoric about protecting domestic jobs with new plans to curb overseas labour. He has been joined by Mr Christensen, a maverick Queensland conservative and avowed Trump supporter, who says "there is no need for the issuance of any further 457 foreign worker visas in our region" where unemployment is high. "I will be writing to the Minister for Immigration, the Minister ...

Netball star Sharni Layton takes second straight ANZ Championship honour The NSW Swifts have been given a jolting reminder of how tough life will be without Sharni Layton next year. For the second-straight season, the star defender was named ANZ Championship player of the year following another stellar effort in the Swifts goal circle shutting down the game's best forwards. Switch: Sharni Layton will play for Collingwood next year. Photo: Penny Stephens As of next year though Layton's allegiances will be to the black and white in the revamped National Netball League, as one of six established Australian Diamonds stars to have been lured to competition newcomer Collingwood. Twenty-eight-year-old Layton, the most prized defensive asset in the game, will be looking to build on a superb year where she picked off a league-...

If a store advertised 'Big sale on cancer-causing food' would you shop there? There are over 70,000 chemicals approved by the FDA for consumption, many of which have toxic effects on the body. When you unknowingly consume poisons in the food you eat, your body weakens and you invite cancer to attack. What if you did know all the foods, beverages, snacks and candies that caused cancer and they were labeled as such? Would you avoid them like the plague, or still buy them and consume them? Would you feed them to your kids or babies if it said right on the label, "This product and its ingredients are known to cause cancer," or would you absolutely avoid them at all costs?Consider this: What if a grocer advertised "Huge discounts on diabetes-enhancing cereals?" Would you shop there...

Video games are more addictive than ever; this is what happens when kids can't turn ... It was nearing midnight when she slipped out of bed, padded across the wood floors and peered into the room across the hall. Her 15-year-old son was still awake, like she knew he would be, sitting in his bed, staring at his laptop screen. This had long been his nightly ritual: After hours spent playing video games - riveted by a world of guns and gore, adrenaline pumping - he would unwind by watching videos of other gamers playing. Turn it off, she said. I need to finish, he said. No, she said. Their voices got louder. She doesn't remember exactly what made him reach for the glass on his bedside table. He threw it with such force that it spun across the room and shattered against his ...

Americans' cholesterol levels keep falling WEDNESDAY, Nov. 30, 2016 -- Healthier diets may be a factor in the ongoing decline in levels of unhealthy blood fats for Americans, new research suggests. According to the report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, blood levels of total cholesterol, LDL ("bad") cholesterol, and the blood fats known as triglycerides have continued to fall among adults through 2014. All of that may be adding up to improved heart health nationwide, with death rates from heart disease also on the decline, the CDC noted. "Removal of trans-fatty acids in foods has been suggested as an explanation for the observed trends of triglycerides, LDL-cholesterol levels, and total cholesterol levels," wrote a team led by CDC researcher Asher Rosinger. These trends "may be contributing to declining ...

Thousands spurned as Nintendo's Classic Mini NES is sold out everywhere With a competitive price, a nostalgia-evoking premise and a near-Christmas release date, it seemed like the Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System was a shoe-in for best-selling tech gift of the holidays. And yet, not even a week after launch, you won't see them by the register at any store or or waiting to go in your cart at any online retailer.  Here's everything you need to know about this year's would-be hottest toy, and what you can do if you desperately want one. What even is a Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System? The Mini (which is what I'll be calling it, that name is too long) is a tiny box that plugs into your TV and lets you ...