Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Sponsored Content Brought To You By NY Auto GiantThe 2015 Jeep Renegade is an all-new subcompact crossover SUV possessing everything you’ve ever known and loved about the Wrangler and Cherokee, along with its own distinct style, character, and added perks. Shorter, yet about an inch wider than the popular Cherokee, the Renegade boasts a three-passenger rear seat and additional useful cargo capacity. It’s easy to park, fun to drive, and its four-wheel drive models, such as the Trailhawk, absolutely dominate the off-road environment.With a body structure modeled after the Fiat 500X, who would have thought this mini off-road hybrid would pack so much punch with Jeep fans and auto reviewers alike?“Sure, the Renegade has unmatched off-road credentials,” states Edmunds. “You almost expect that. But would you have also guessed that this Jeep is fun to drive around town and has plenty of character?“It’s nimble around town and easy to park, and four-wheel-drive models, especially the Trailhawk, offer best-in-class off-road capability,” it continues. “Buyers have a choice of two engines. We prefer the base turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder because it is smoother than the available 2.4-liter four-cylinder. Otherwise, the engines put out similar amounts of power. “Compared to previous, inexpensive Jeep crossovers like the Compass and Patriot, the Renegade is also more personable,” adds Edmunds. Visit NY Auto Giant today and drive home the compact, economical and rugged 2015 Jeep Renegade SUV!Mud, snow, sand or rock, this tiny beast will get you and your loved ones where you need and want to go, safely. Those terrains, as well as a map of the world-famous Moab off-road area, are actually embossed in the center console tray of the Trailhawk—along with decorative mud splatter! If that doesn’t give you some sense of just how reliable the Renegade is in these challenging conditions, we’re not sure what else does. “Small, cheap, and cheerful, the Renegade is just as much fun as its toylike dimensions might lead you to believe,” writes Car and Driver. “Its styling is full of nifty Jeep touches, including two removable ‘My Sky’ roof panels and clever Easter Egg design details sprinkled throughout. “Power comes from a 160-hp, 1.4-liter turbo four with a six-speed manual or a 180-hp, 2.4-liter four with a nine-speed automatic,” it continues. “Each is available with front- or four-wheel drive, and the Trailhawk model promises real off-road capability.”Click Here To Learn More About NY Auto GiantKelley Blue Book cites the Renegade’s safety technology and the Trailhawk version as its “Favorite Features.” Among some of this safety tech—which was until recently reserved for luxury cars, it explains—are: Lane Departure Warning-Plus and Forward Collision Warning-Plus, which can automatically apply the brakes in the event of a collision, and blind-spot monitoring.“No other vehicle in its class has the off-road chops of a Jeep Renegade Trailhawk,” it raves. “This trail-rated Renegade boasts additional hardware and software that make it surprisingly capable in the wild. And even if you never exploit its full potential, you can appreciate the Renegade Trailhawk’s tougher looks. “…the Renegade is practical, efficient and offers surprising safety and tech features,” continues Kelley Blue Book. “Its small size makes it at home in crowded cities, and its sub-$19,000 starting price is highly attractive. Where it stands apart is in the wild. With optional 4-wheel drive and the ability to tame terrain, the Renegade earns its Jeep badge.”To get behind the wheel of your very own 2015 Jeep Renegade SUV, visit NY Auto Giant’s Atlantic Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram or any one of NY Auto Giant’s other locations across Long Island today!
Dr Ingrid Tall, owner of Cosmetic Image Clinic, has sold her Norman Park investment property. Photo: Bruce Long.FORMER Australian Medical Association Queensland boss, media identity and political aspirant Dr Ingrid Tall has sold her Norman Park investment property for a tidy $2.32 million.Dr Tall, who now runs Cosmetic Images Clinics in the Brisbane CBD, has owned the property at 8 Wynnum Rd, Norman Park, for two decades.GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HEREThis property at 8 Wynnum Rd, Norman Park, has just sold for $2.32m.The home at 8 Wynnum Rd, Norman Park, as seen from the front.The home has been snapped up by a couple of empty nesters moving from a large acreage property on Brisbane’s southside.While they might be downsizing in terms of the land and house, the buyers are certainly upsizing when it comes to views.MILLIONS CHANGE HANDS DURING HUGE AUCTION WEEKThe kitchen in the home at 8 Wynnum Rd, Norman Park.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours agoThe view from the deck at 8 Wynnum Rd, Norman Park.The four-bedroom riverfront home offers spectacular, panoramic views of the river and city.The traditional Queenslander-style house has a timeless gabled white and navy facade and retains original features such as wooden floors, VJ walls and high ceilings.BRISBANE HOUSE PRICES LEAVING SYDNEY FOR DEADInside the home at 8 Wynnum Rd, Norman Park.The property is very private, bound by only one neighbour and with Norman Creek on the other side.The house is two-storey and split into two completely separate, self-contained living zones.Sarah Hackett of Place negotiated the sale.Records show the property last sold for $822,000 in 2001.WHAT QUEENSLANDERS WANT IN A HOMEVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:29Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:29 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, 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 Rate1xFullscreenChris Hemsworth’s Byron Bay mega-mansion00:29
…as Govt’s reluctance to resolve issue intensifiesOne day after the Berbice Bridge Company Inc (BBCI) came out declaring that Finance Minister Winston Jordan had denied a request to meet, though the Private Sector Commission (PSC) had sought to set it up, the Minister has since come out to say it is premature.Jordan told media operatives on Wednesday that he did not receive a letter from the BBCI itself requesting any meeting, but that he in fact received one from the PSC.“I got a letter from the PSC requesting a meeting. I sent a response indicating that the request was premature and that the matter is being honoured by the Attorney General Chambers,” he indicated.BBCI’s Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, Paul Cheong who highlighted concerns with what he said were lies being peddled in a section of media with regards to the reason why the company was forced to increase its tolls.He said, “It would be of interest to the public to know that BBCI asked the PSC toFinance Minister Winston Jordanuse its good offices to arrange an urgent meeting with the Minister of Finance in the matter of the toll adjustment and that the Minister of Finance has refused to entertain the request.”Ever since the announcement by the BBCI Chairman, Dr Surendra Persaud, the company hopes to implement an increase, the Government has shown a high level of reluctance to meet with the company, and has made known its intention not to buy out the Bridge.Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson has stated that a Government buyout of the BBCI is not economically feasible and the Government’s proposed annual subsidy is the best option to reduce tolls for travellers. He said Government has a restrictive financial budget.Questioned further during a recent press conference, the Minister said that no consideration will be given to taking over the Bridge. However, in the same breath he said Government is committed to a reduction of the tolls and not the other way around.He further explained that if such consideration is ever given, Government will have to honor payments to shareholders and a number of other issues will have to be ironed out. According to him, the final pay-out for the Bridge would be significantly greater than it appears now.However, there have been persistent calls for Government to move in that direction to avoid placing a heavy burden on Guyanese living in the Berbice region and others.Outspoken political activist and former Presidential Advisor Ramon Gaskin, a trained economist is suggesting a total buyout of the bridge by Government so as to resolve the issue.“You don’t need to make a profit, just cover maintenance and pay the NIS interest on their investment and you could lower the rate to where it was and it could go lower,” he advised.On the other hand, Gaskin also suggested that NIS could put in for receivership. This is a remedy available to secured creditors to recover amounts outstanding under a secured loan in the event the company defaults on its loan payments.Overseas-based economist Professor Tarron Khemraj also feels that Government should buy over the Berbice Bridge in its entirety. He said the Bridge is now financially unsustainable, as compared to when the proposal for its construction was implemented.He said that once the Government owns the bridge, some decisions would have to be made to address the high operating costs. According to him, decisions would have to be made with the objective of motivating private sector employment in Berbice.A former advisor to the Alliance For Change (AFC), Khemraj is also opposed to increasing the Bridge tolls, especially because the traffic flow to accommodate the higher tolls is not there.At this stage, Khemraj said, it is clear the bridge has a dimension of higher public good than the private aspect. Therefore, he recommended, Government should buy out all of the shares.As per the increases, cars and minibuses will now be charged $8040; pickups, small trucks and four wheel drive vehicles, $14,600; medium trucks, $27,720; large trucks, $49,600; art trucks, $116,680; freight, $1680 and boats passing through the river will be charged $401,040.The proposed increases are scheduled to take effect on November 12 and as the time draws closer to the date set for the imposition of fare increases at the Berbice River Bridge, there continues to be great worry over whether this could in fact take effect, or whether the Government would step in and reverse the decision.