Brisbane residents fall in love with apartment living

first_imgBrisbane is falling in love with apartments – and it’s creating a dramatic shift in the way Brisbanites live.In the inner-southern suburbs, CoreLogic RP Data’s median unit price of $688,750 outstrips the median house price by almost $80,000.Real Estate Institute of Queensland CEO Antonia Mercorella says many significant apartment projects are now well under way.“Like many inner-city suburbs such as Stones Corner, Coorparoo, East Brisbane and Carindale, significant developments are springing up,” she says.An artist’s impression of the apartment lifestyle on offer at South City Square, Woolloongabba.“Brisbane residents are falling in love with apartment living and we are seeing a dramatic shift in the way we live taking place.”Mercorella says The Frasers development, Coorparoo Square, will transform part of Coorparoo, bringing new retail and entertainment outlets to the suburb.“We expect this will lead to demand and long-term growth in median house and unit prices,” she says.The housing market in this price range offers just 32 homes.South Brisbane listings include a two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment with one car park at the Brisbane One project for $659,000; a two-bedroom apartment with Mt Cootha views at The Art House priced at $676,500 or, a two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment with two car parks at SkyNeedle for $700,000.The Linton at Kangaroo Point has a three-bedroom penthouse with city views for $688,300 while a two-bedroom, 119sq m apartment in The One project at West End, was $650,000.In Woolloongabba there is a 99sq m, three-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment at South City Square for $665,000.The rooftop swimming pool to be built at Coorparoo Square.All of the projects include significant resident facilities with resort-style pools, cinemas, saunas, rooftop spas and gardens, gyms and even a tennis court helping to entice buyers out of suburban homes and into the towers.Mercorella says significant development, particularly in the inner-city suburbs, has impacted property prices.The Kangaroo Point median house price of $951,000 in the 2015 September quarter grew 25.4 per cent compared with 12 months ago, and 42.6 per cent compared with five years ago.“In suburbs where affordability is a key factor driving demand, such as Moorooka, growth has been more modest and we expect similarly modest growth to continue throughout 2016,” she says.Moorooka’s annual median house price is $560,000 in the 2015 September quarter, up 5.2% compared with 12 months ago and 14.3% compared with five years ago.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours agoFor those buyers still keen to secure their own space and a backyard in the inner-southern suburbs, there were a number of options at the lower CoreLogic RP Data house median price of $610,272.A tennis court, to be a feature at Coorparoo Square, is one of the resident facilities enticing residents out of houses and into apartments.Homeowners Michael and Jacky Hall, who are selling a recently renovated five-bedroom house at 60 Industries Rd, Moorooka, for $589,000-plus says having extra bedrooms and dual-living options are important factors when they purchased.“A lot of houses only have three bedrooms – our house is good value for money with the extra room downstairs,” Michael says. “We had it for my son when he used to live with us, or you can have it for elderly parents downstairs.”Other house listings include a post-war four-bedroom home at Yeronga for $619,000-plus, a recently updated three-bedroom home at Tarragindi for $620,000-plus or a three-bedroom Annerley home with original ornate ceilings and picture rails for $609,000-plus.New houses on offer include a Moorooka house-and-land package for $633,670 negotiable, from Rise Property. Features include stone benchtops, airconditioning, security screens and downlights.This story was originally published on The Courier Maillast_img read more

Red Hot Osimhen fires Lille into Coupe de France next round

first_img Loading… Free scoring Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen was on target once more on Saturday, grabbing a 92nd minute goal to hand Lille next round place in the Coupe de France. Osimhen who has become a beautiful bride with top clubs seeking to have him for keeps increased the tally for Lille after teammate and homeboy Loïc Rémy had grabbed the opening goal in the 69th minute of the match. Lille proved they were the better and more experienced side playing against a fifth division side Gonfreville who only managed to keep 23% possession. Interestingly Osimhen started the game from the bench after replacing Luiz Araujo in the 61st minute, but got the consolidation goal that sent the fans into frenzy.Advertisement Promoted Content14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Best Cars Of All Time9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Everything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddon7 Most Beautiful Indian Top Models EverWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Yearcenter_img An elated Osimhen did celebrate the goal adding “There it is!!! The @victorosimhen9 GOOOOAAAAALLLLLL that seals our passage through to the @coupedefrance last 16 #ESMGOLOSC 0-2 Osimhen and teammates in dancing mood after zooming into next round of the french cup The Nigerian now boasts of 15 goals in his debut season for the French topflight outfit having joined from Sporting Charleroi as Nicolas Pepe’s replacement. Demand for Osimhen’s services continues to grow with clubs like Liverpool and Real Madrid reportedly showing interest, but it does appear that the Nigerian international is now allowing the buzz of possible transfer bother him as he continued to do his job of goal scoring. Read Also Lille not ruling out Osimhen sale Only recently former international Joseph Dosu advised Osimhen to  look before leaping adding that it is important if and whenever he moves it must be a club that will not only pay well but where he must have regular playing time. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

500 Updates Attendance Cap

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS (Tuesday, July 21, 2020) – Based on policies and procedures put into effect by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, IMS officials announced today that attendance for the 104th Running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, Aug. 23 will be approximately 25 percent of capacity. Face coverings will be required for all attendees.Ticket sales will not be permitted after Friday, July 24, further limiting the number of people who will attend the annual spectacle at the world’s largest outdoor sports facility.IMS has prepared a detailed, nearly 100-page plan that provides guidelines and protocols for how the race will be run this year. The plan will be released publicly Wednesday, July 22 ahead of a conference call with Speedway officials. A media advisory with details surrounding the conference call will follow shortly.“In June, we announced the race was on and that attendance would be limited to no more than 50 percent of capacity,” said Penske Entertainment Corp. President & CEO Mark Miles. “We also made clear we intended to do things differently this year. By offering credits to fans who had previously purchased tickets, encouraging those over 65 to stay at home, limiting attendance in the infield, reducing tickets in our suites and promising fans their decision to not attend would not impact their seniority or right to renew tickets for 2021, we now anticipate attendance at approximately 25 percent of capacity. We will welcome fans back, and we have an aggressive plan in place, which has been developed through collaboration with national, state and local health experts.”Indy officials have made clear this year’s race will include numerous safety precautions, including the reassignment of seats to provide for greater distancing; the issuance and required use of masks, distribution of hand sanitizer to all who enter; temperature checks in order to enter; and changes throughout the facility to minimize lines and gathering spots, including limiting options from concession stands to mostly pre-packaged foods. Numerous other changes will also be in place.“We look forward to welcoming fans back to the 500 in person. Our outdoor facility is mammoth, and with attendance of about 25 percent, it will certainly look different this year,” said Miles. “We want to demonstrate that even under current circumstances, people can gather with carefully planned procedures in place so we don’t have to go back to shutting down our country and our community.”IMS will fulfill all ticket requests that have been received from existing customers. Those tickets will be distributed beginning the first week of August.last_img read more

Rees: We made bad decisions

first_img “It was my call to go for the scrum. A few boys did not want to but I felt we were on top and had the ascendancy,” he said. “The next thing you know it shifted and we conceded a penalty. “I don’t want to say the scrum is becoming a lottery but it feels like it is going back to how it was.” Leinster coach Matt O’Connor, meanwhile, was delighted to have won on the road while denying their hosts the crumb of comfort a losing bonus point may have provided. “The boys fought hard and addressed most of the issues that let us down last week against Munster and it was a pleasing result. “We were pleased to make sure they did not pick up a bonus point as it could be important. Cup rugby is about getting what you can out of each contest and making sure the opposition get as little as possible. “It was a pretty intense contest, a great game of rugby. They had some key passages of play where they looked dangerous and credit to our guys as we defended incredibly well and made sure they came away with nothing. “That was probably the difference in the end.” Ospreys backs coach Gruff Rees felt his side had lacked the necessary emotional control as they started their Heineken Cup Pool One campaign with a damaging 19-9 home defeat to three-time winners Leinster. The Irish province were without the talismanic presence of Brian O’Driscoll but they were still able to secure what may prove a vital away win in Pool One, which also includes French champions Castres and Aviva Premiership runners-up Northampton. The Ospreys will head to Franklin’s Gardens next weekend knowing another defeat will leave them facing an almighty task if they are to reverse the recent trend of Welsh sides failing to reach the knockout stages. Rees said: “At key moments we made bad decisions. We were not smart under pressure, and they were the opposite. They did the right thing at the right time. “We worked really hard to try and get some attacking momentum but there were just some key moments. “We had a penalty at 13-9 which we took quickly which was unforgivable, and it meant it went to 16-9 and we were back under the pump. “We had a couple of opportunities where we could have turned the tables on them but we did not look after the ball, we were too shallow, too lateral in attack. It meant they won the race to the breakdown and they killed us there. “We have got to pick up this week and have a training programme with the right amount of rugby detail, but also get a smartness and urgency into our game because at times we had no emotional control, which was disappointing.” Captain Alun Wyn Jones was also unhappy at a scrum decision during the first half where his side were penalised having had the better of the set-piece battle up to that point, and suggested the new scrum regulations this season are not as effective as he would like. British and Irish Lions flanker Sean O’Brien scored the only try to cap an excellent personal display, with fly-half Jimmy Gopperth booting the rest of Leinster’s points with four penalties and a conversion. The Ospreys responded with three penalties from Wales fly-half Dan Biggar, but the hosts lacked the accuracy in attack and edge at the breakdown to overcome a side who have won European silverware in each of the last three seasons. Press Associationlast_img read more

Record-high heat wave swelters Los Angeles

first_imgDowntown Los Angeles was hit with a staggering high of 113 degrees Fahrenheit on Monday, the hottest temperature ever recorded for the area.Hot hot heat · Students escape from the heat by sitting in the pool outside Leavey Library. The temperature reached 113 degrees Fahrenheit on Monday, breaking a city record, but the high heat is expected to go down as the week progresses. – Nathaniel Gonzales | Daily Trojan The last record was set on June 26, 1990 with a high of 112 degrees Fahrenheit.Forecasts show that temperatures will remain in the high 80s for the next few days but will steadily decrease throughout the week.The university sent out a Trojans Alert advising students to stay hydrated and remain in air-conditioned buildings for the duration of the day.Many freshmen students said they found it difficult to keep cool because the majority of the freshman, however, dorm rooms on campus are not equipped with air conditioners.“It’s been pretty rough because I’ll try to go back to my room and it’s just unbearable being upstairs. So I’ll come down to the lobby to work, but the lobby is packed with people in every room,” said Ian Lipson, a freshman majoring in music industry who lives in Birnkrant Residential College.To deal with the heat, students said they are also sleeping in air-conditioned lobbies at night to keep from overheating.“There was no floor space in the [Birnkrant lobby] last night because everyone was sleeping on the floor. It feels like a big slumber party. It was ridiculous,” said Sara Carrion, a freshman majoring in international relations.Dr. Lawrence Neinstein, executive director of the University Park Health Center, recommended that students stay out of the sun as much as possible, drink water throughout the day and apply sunscreen when going outside.In addition, he said students should reduce their alcohol intake and dress in cool, loose-fitting clothing.The health center will be open to provide evaluations for anyone feeling faint or experiencing other symptoms related to the heat.last_img read more

Syracuse basketball keeps dancing to Sweet 16 with 75-50 win over Middle Tennessee State

first_img Published on March 20, 2016 at 8:22 pm Contact Jesse: | @dougherty_jesse Related Stories Gallery: No. 10 seed Syracuse defeats No. 15 Middle Tennessee State in the Round of 32Grade Syracuse basketball’s performance against Middle Tennessee State and vote for the player of the gameStorify: Syracuse basketball community reacts to win over Middle Tennessee State ST. LOUIS — It didn’t matter who it was. It didn’t matter what they did. The response from the Syracuse cheering section, snugly situated behind the Orange’s bench, was on repeat as the game wound down. Like each of the 200 or so fans were pre-programmed to rise, smile and yell in unison. Like a broken record stuck on the same celebratory song.As Jim Boeheim cycled through his seven-man rotation while SU pulled away from Middle Tennessee State, the ovations came for reasons big and small. Michael Gbinije’s for scoring seven straight points after the Blue Raiders mounted a small second-half run. Tyler Lydon’s for blocking a shot on back-to-back possessions. Frank Howard’s for sinking a crunch-time mid-range jumper that he’s rarely hit this season.The list could go on, and at the end of it was the 10th-seeded Orange’s (21-13, 9-9 Atlantic Coast) 75-50 win over 15th-seeded Middle Tennessee State (23-10, 13-5 Conference USA) at the Scottrade Center on Sunday. After upsetting second-seeded Michigan State on the same court Friday, the Blue Raiders ran into a wall of a 2-3 zone and as balanced an offensive effort the Orange will put together. Two days after a 19-point win over seventh-seeded Dayton, Syracuse’s defense wrangled MTSU’s shot-happy offense and put a period on its Cinderella story.Now a Sweet 16 matchup with 11th-seeded Gonzaga awaits in Chicago. The Orange — after a 1-5 finish and second-round exit in the ACC tournament just 11 days ago — dances on. And everyone’s taking part.“It’s defense, that’s what we’ve talked about the last couple of days and heading into the Tournament,” said SU guard Trevor Cooney, nodding to all of those possessions when all five SU players seemed to cover the entire court. “When a Syracuse team makes a run in the Tournament it’s all about that 2-3 zone.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMORE COVERAGE:Syracuse community reacts to win over Middle Tennessee StateGallery: Check out the best sights from Syracuse-MTSUVote for the player of the game in Syracuse’s win in the Round of 32 Not only is SU advancing to the Sweet 16, but the Bulldogs are certainly beatable. After that, should Syracuse win, would be the winner of fourth-seeded Iowa State and a questionably top-seeded Virginia. There’s no saying the Orange will turn this favorable draw into a Final Four run.Yet now there’s no saying it can’t.“That’s just the beauty of this tournament, it’s all about matchups and getting hot at the right time,” Cooney said. “Teams that play defense and win the 50-50 balls are normally going to have a good chance to win at the end of the day. We did that the last couple days here and we just have to continue it.”With about two minutes left, Cooney nailed an end-of-the-clock 3 that gave Syracuse a 23-point lead. Two plays later, a Richardson-to-Roberson alley-oop made it 25. One play later, Gbinije hit a deep 3 that bounced off the back rim before stretching the difference to 28.As the clock wound down, a dejected Middle Tennessee State team sat slumped on the bench. Some players had their head in their hands. Others leaned back and stared longingly at the overhanging scoreboard as the deficit piled up.On the other side of the court the SU reserves jumped up and down with every basket. They stared at the videoboard with smiles instead of scowls. They all stayed on their feet.After all, it’s hard to dance while sitting down. Comments Syracuse looked well in control after 20 minutes — poor MTSU shooting and an emphatic Howard-to-Lydon alley-oop creating that image — but a late Blue Raiders push brought the score to 31-27 at the break. Middle Tennessee State then kept the pressure on after halftime, hitting three 3s and twice tying the game while its cheering section filled the arena with sweeping cheers.But then the zone tightened up and MTSU’s open looks disappeared. On the other end, Gbinije hit two off-balance jumpers before nailing a corner 3. He finished with a game-high 23, Lydon had 14, and Cooney and Roberson both collected 12. Middle Tennessee State had just one player score in double-figures, Darnell Harris with 11, and its scoring quartet of Harris, Giddy Potts, Reggie Upshaw and Perrin Buford shot a combined 11-for-43 from the field.Center Dajuan Coleman muscled his way inside for two late layups. Howard and Roberson, two spotty shooters at best, made mid-range jumpers. If it’s possible for an entire team to click at once, that’s exactly what happened.“I knew we weren’t going to lose this game if these guys make a jump shot,” Boeheim said. “But that’s hard to do.”When the NCAA Tournament bracket was released last Sunday, the logical Syracuse run was this: A winnable game against Dayton on Friday before an inevitable loss to Michigan State on Sunday. The Spartans could have easily been a No. 1 seed. The Spartans were one of the best teams in the country led by one of the country’s best players. The Spartans had their road to the Elite 8, at least, smoothly paved by the Selection Committee.Then a team from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, turned that logic on its head. When the Blue Raiders beat Michigan State — one of the Tournament’s unlikeliest upsets ever, a real bracket buster — the words “Middle Tennessee State” were permanently etched into college basketball history. But the Orange, whose run is far less notable but now Chicago bound, will always be the biggest benefactor of that win. Margaret Lin | Senior Staff Photographer Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Betfred warned by ASA over email promotion

first_img ASA monitoring sweep marks gambling as the worst underage advertising offender August 26, 2020 UK gambling adopts toughest online advertising code to protect underage audiences August 27, 2020 Submit Share Related Articles Share The ASA has had its latest wrangling with the betting industry, with Betfred the focus of its attention this time around.The ASA investigated an email promotion sent out by Betfred during Euro 2016Following two complaints from members of the public the advertising standards authority investigated an email promotion the bookmaker sent out to new customers over email during the European Championships this summer.Two specific issues were investigated, though only one of these was upheld.For the complaint which was not upheld, which was to do with a deal which read ‘Bet £10, Get £30’ the ASA replied that whilst they “considered that this condition contradicted how the offer in the email itself would be interpreted and was likely to confuse consumers” other details specific to the case of the complainant led them to making their final decision.The ASA statement read: “We therefore considered Betfred had provided adequate evidence showing that the promotion did not just apply to cumulative bets and therefore was not misleading.”Regarding the complaint that was upheld however, the ASA stated “because of the omission of such a significant condition and the misleading impression given by the ad, we concluded that the promotion was misleading.”The ASA noted that the email offer for new customers was not clear enough in terms of showing the full terms and conditions, namely that it was only for their first bet.Te finalised course of action was to warn the company about its future actions with the ASA release stating: “The ad must not appear again in its current form. We told Petfre (Gibraltar) Ltd t/a Betfred to ensure that their future offers included relevant applicable significant conditions where their omission was likely to mislead.” StumbleUpon Betfred counters Oppenheimer bid in race to rescue Phumelela August 26, 2020last_img read more

Joseph Cuschieri to depart as Malta MGA Chairman

first_img StumbleUpon Soft2Bet continues new market drive with Irokobet launch August 26, 2020 Share Share Related Articles CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach  August 27, 2020 The Times of Malta has reported that Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) Executive Chairman Joseph Cuschieri will be leaving the gambling regulator to become the first Chief Executive of Malta’s Financial Services Authority (MFSA).The appointment of Cuschieri as MFSA CEO is reported to have been personally requested by Malta Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, with the authority restructuring its operations to accommodate the new leadership appointment.Malta’s business community expects current MGA Chief Regulatory Officer Heathcliff Farrugia to take leadership of the gambling regulator, supported by Malta Investments Management Company (MIMCOL) executive Adrian Said acting as non-executive chairman.Malta news sources report that a shake-up of the MGA is likely to happen, following criticism of the authority in-relation to Italian focused licensees being indicted in an anti-mafia/anti-corruption investigation by Italian Police.In its response, the MGA governance has moved to review all Italian licensees, and last week further announced the formation of Anti-Money Laundering taskforce to ensure financial standards and due-diligence are being met.The Maltese government is fighting criticism by EU member states, that it has created an AML negligent and tax avoidance friendly business framework.During 2017 the EU introduced its anti-money laundering code, implementing the community-wide ‘Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive’ (June 2017).Taking a tougher approach on money laundering, EU officials have criticised the Maltese government for falling behind on standards related to monitoring financial transactions.Malta officials have defended the nations policies and track record, stating that the country has proven to be an exemplary authority in regulating ‘high-risk industries’ such as online gambling. Kansspelautoriteit enters into MoU with Malta Gaming Authority August 28, 2020 Submitlast_img read more

Drogba, Christian Atsu slam French doctors’ suggestions to test COVID-19 vaccine in Africa

first_imgFormer Ivory Coast star, Didier Drogba and Ghanaian international, Christian Atsu have slammed suggestions by two medical professors in France to use Africa as a testing ground for a possible COVID-19 vaccine. It is totally inconceivable we keep on cautioning this.Africa isn’t a testing lab.I would like to vividly denounce those demeaning, false and most of all deeply racists words.Helps us save Africa with the current ongoing COVID 19 and flatten the curve.— Didier Drogba (@didierdrogba) April 2, 2020They are not even ashamed of themselves. They want to test the new vaccine first in Africa.”They are not even ashamed of themselves.They want to test the new vaccine first in Africa 😡😡😡😡😡— Christian Atsu (@ChristianAtsu20) April 3, 2020 Both stars took to Twitter to vent their displeasure after the two doctors made the suggestion in an interview on French television station LCI.“If I can be provocative, shouldn’t we do this study in Africa, where there are no masks, no treatment, no resuscitation, a bit like it has been done in some studies in AIDS, where among prostitutes, we try things, because they are exposed, and they don’t protect themselves, what do you think?” one of the doctors, Dr Jean-Paul Mira, said.The other doctor, Dr. Camille Locht agreed: “So you are right[…]we’re thinking in parallel to a study in Africa precisely to make this same type of approach w/ BCG [vaccine]placebo.“I think there is a call for tenders that were released or that will be released & I think we will indeed seriously think about that too.”The suggestion from the French doctors did not go down well with Drogba and Atsu as they described the opinion as “deeply racist”.“It is totally inconceivable we keep on cautioning this. Africa isn’t a testing lab. I would like to vividly denounce those demeaning, false and most of all deeply racists words. Helps us save Africa with the current ongoing Covid 19 and flatten the curve,” Drogba wrote.last_img read more

Doc Rivers considering all options to stop Russell Westbrook

first_imgLOS ANGELES >> Doc Rivers has admitted that when it comes to defensive plans for his team this season, it’s usually best to keep things simple. So, with the Thunder coming to town for a game on Monday night with the Clippers, the Clippers’ head coach disclosed a simple plan.The goal, it would seem, would be to keep Russell Westbrook from driving into the lane for easy shots at the rim.The remedy? Well, that’s been inspired by an unlikely source. “You know he’s coming at you,” Rivers said of Westbrook. “The one thing we have to do is build a wall.”And — wait for it — the Clippers are going to get Oklahoma City to pay for it!Rivers, not President-elect Donal Trump’s biggest fan, laughed at the notion of wall-building as soon as he said it.“I don’t even want to say that,” he said Saturday, the room roaring with laughter. “I didn’t even mean to say that.”A wall wouldn’t probably stop Westbrook, who is having one of the best seasons in recent NBA history. The Thunder’s runaway train of a point guard would probably just crash through it. Midway through the season, Westbrook is averaging 30.8 points, 10.7 rebounds and 10.5 assists, as he tries to be the first player to average a triple-double since Oscar Robinson did it in 1962.“Westbrook is a force of nature,” Rivers said. “…He’s that good right now. You can’t invest all your time trying to stop him because you’re not (going to be able to).”If you don’t figure out a way to slow him down, you probably end up losing.In games where the Thunder outscore their opponent by 10 points or more with Westbrook on the court, they’re 18-0.But, this is as good as any time since the season’s first few weeks for the Clipper defense to get tested. In the six games since the start of 2017 — all Clipper wins — they’re leading the NBA by holding teams to a league-best 97.3 points per 100 possessions. “I thought we got too smart,” Rivers said, saying the Clipper coaching staff over-complicated the team’s defensive principles.“I thought it turned us into a thinking team,” Rivers said. “…I know you’re more athletic when you’re not thinking.”Quick shotsFan voting for the 2017 NBA All-Star Game closes on Monday, and for the second-straight year, the Clippers will likely be without a representative in the starting lineup. …The Thunder have lost five of their last six road games. …Outside of Blake Griffin and Brice Johnson, the Clippers don’t have anyone on their injury report.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more