Funds must increase property weighting

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The Brisbane suburbs where your home is likely to sell faster

first_img1. Wilston 332. Geebung 373. Gordon Park 384. Woolloongabba 39.5More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market8 hours ago5. Keperra 436. Ferny Grove 457. Mount Gravatt 458. Ferny Hills 469. Windsor 4710. Bald Hills 48(Source: Realestate.com.au) Mr Salm said it was a good time to sell because there was a shortage of stock on the market and buyers were willing to pay a premium. FASTEST SELLING SUBURBS FOR UNITS Darian and Heidi Templeman at the home they are selling in Mount Gravatt. Image: Josh Woning.SELLERS in Brisbane’s blue-chip suburbs are in the box seat this spring as the pandemic fuels a flight to premium property.Research from Realestate.com.au shows the suburbs with the shortest average days on market for houses and units since COVID-19 are predominantly expensive locations close to the city, but experts say a two-tier housing market is emerging. Wilston in Brisbane’s inner north, which has a median house price of $1 million, is the city’s fastest-selling suburb, with houses typically sitting for a month on the market. This huge home at 36 Lovedale St, Wilston, is on the market.Houses in Geebung and Gordon Park, also on the northside, are not lasting long either — being snapped up within 37 days on average.Units are selling the quickest in the inner-west suburb of Auchenflower, with apartments staying an average 49 days on the market, followed by Gaythorne and Moorooka. Realestate.com.au chief economist Nerida Conisbee said the fact that most of the fastest selling suburbs in Brisbane were in premium locations was in line with the suburbs most in-demand among would-be buyers at the moment. This contemporary home at 27 Blackwood Rd, Geebung, is for sale.Yet Ms Conisbee said there were two types of buyers in the Queensland market right now — first-home buyers looking in regional and city outskirt suburbs and buyers with stable employment, who are flocking to quality, inner-city suburbs. “It’s kind of unusual because we’re seeing a flight to quality but also stimulus for first-home buyers, but the (fastest selling suburbs) trend is consistent with the flight to premium suburbs, as they are perceived as low risk and high return,” Ms Conisbee said. “These are really safe suburbs, where even if you paid a bit too much, you’d be like; ‘Oh well, it will hold its value and will probably go up’. These will give you decent capital growth over the long term.” This character home at 149 Thistle St, Gordon Park, is on the market.Ms Conisbee said COVID-19 was affecting housing in different ways, with some property types in certain locations doing better than others. “Suburbs with big family homes on large blocks are faring well, but the best performers continue to be premium suburbs,” she said.“The buyer market is still strong and well-paid professionals are supporting expensive housing, they’re probably not spending much on anything else. This seems to be leading this push in many of the blue-chip suburbs around Australia.“Demand is often a good indicator of price growth.” This property at 71 Abingdon St, Woolloongabba, is for sale.When it comes to units, Ms Conisbee said those suburbs with fewer apartments seem to attract the most buyers and, therefore, sell faster than those with plenty of unit stock. Brisbane couple Heidi and Darian Templeman are selling their house at at 30 Stellman Street in Mount Gravatt, which is one of the suburbs where houses are selling the fastest, according to Realestate.com.au.The Templemans built their home five years ago and have decided to sell now because they have outgrown it and want to act now in case prices drop in the coming months. “In recent months, the area has had strong sales,” Mrs Templeman said. “For us, we want to try and capitalise on that because there is no such thing as ongoing certainty in the real estate market.” Listing agent Ben Salm of Place – Coorparoo said he was not surprised Mount Gravatt was on the list of fastest selling suburbs because it offered value for money for buyers priced out of inner-city suburbs. This property at 30 Stellman St, Mount Gravatt, is for sale.“We’re getting a big mix of first-home buyers at higher price points, young families moving to the area because they see value because of the strong education belt here, and then investors looking to the area because it’s very stable and is growing in value and getting good rental returns,” Mr Salm said.“Activity has increased significantly in the last four weeks leading into spring. It’s certainly noticable this year that inquiry from sellers looking to do something in the next six months has definitely increased.”Mr Salm said he had noticed an increase in vendors interested in selling after sitting on their hands for several months following COVID-19.“You’ve got a mix of people who put (selling) on hold because they were going to sell at the start of COVID-19, pple forecasting …and want to avoid a falling marekt, then pple forced to sell due ot circumstances outof their control. Ranking Suburb Average days on marketcenter_img FASTEST SELLING SUBURBS FOR HOUSES 1. Auchenflower 492. Gaythorne 50.53. Moorooka 51.54. Carseldine 52.55. Carina Heights 536. Toowong 567. New Farm 56.58. Mount Gravatt East 589. Ormiston 5810. Wishart 60.5(Source: Realestate.com.au) Ranking Suburb Average days on marketlast_img read more

Marlborough transgender student’s bathroom battle brings about change at girls school

first_imgStuff co.nz 1 July 2016Family First Comment: So let’s get this straight. Problem: A male gets admitted to a female-only school. Solution: The school already had seven self-contained “gender diverse” toilets – whatever that means. Problem: But that’s not enough or satisfactory. Solution: The male can NOW use the girls toilet – and it seems the girls changing rooms as well? Problem: Would you enrol your daughter at this all-girls school? And what kind of Board do they have at this school?Conclusion: Obviously when you enrol a male at an all-female school, it’s not going to end well! But that’s the sadly confused world we live in today.A transgender student in Marlborough is allowed to use the girls’ bathroom after her school sought advice from the Human Rights Commission.Stefani Muollo-Gray, the first transgender student to enrol at Marlborough Girls’ College, campaigned to use the girls’ bathroom after deciding that the original agreement made with the school was no longer acceptable.An online petition, addressed to Education Minister Hekia Parata and the college, gained nearly 7000 signatures.The college sought support from the Ministry of Education, the Human Rights Commission and transgender group Tranzaction to help resolve the issue.​Marlborough Girls’ College acting principal Jo Chamberlain said she had spent the past two weeks researching the matter, including examining the Human Rights Act and the Education Act.Students at the college could now use the toilets for whichever gender they identified with, Chamberlain said.“The school was committed to supporting all of its students, and that included protecting their human rights,” she said.READ MORE: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/81590796/Marlborough-transgender-students-bathroom-battle-brings-about-change?cid=app-iPhonelast_img read more

‘Tip a Cop’ for Special Olympics

first_imgRichmond, In. — Tonight (Wednesday, September 26) from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., troopers from the Pendleton District along with staff members at the Richmond Texas Roadhouse at 3799 National Road East will be collecting tips from Roadhouse customers for donations to help over 14,000 athletes with Special Olympics Indiana.During the week of September 23rd through September 29th the Indiana State Police will be partnering with Texas Roadhouse Restaurants around the state for the annual Tip-A-Cop event to raise funds for the Special Olympics Indiana. Special Olympics Indiana is a not-for-profit organization that provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in more than 20 Olympic-type sporting events for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics reaches more than 14,000 athletes across Indiana.Tip-A-Cop® is part of the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) campaign. LETR, which includes an international series of relay runs and special events like Tip-A-Cop®, is presented by more than 144,000 law enforcement officers worldwide to help raise money and public awareness for Special Olympics. LETR is the largest grassroots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle for Special Olympics through which funds raised go directly to local programs in states or countries where the funds are generated.The Superintendent of the Indiana State Police, Doug Carter, said, “The Indiana State Police, and law enforcement in general, have a bond with Special Olympics and are pleased to be part of the tip-a-cop fund raising event.” This year continues to build the strong law enforcement Tip-A-Cop tradition benefiting Special Olympics Indiana.Customers are encouraged to donate gratuities in envelopes marked for the Special Olympics Indiana, leaving them with troopers at the door as they leave the restaurant. Each donation made helps to raise funds and awareness for adults and children with intellectual disabilities. For more information about Special Olympics Indiana or to host a fund raising event, please contact Stephanie Stewart, Manager of Community Partnerships (LETR) at (317) 713-4291.last_img read more

Rashford beats Ighalo to Man Utd Goal of the Season award

first_img The England forward was, however, able to recover from his injury after the resumption of football from lockdown restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Rashford’s award-winning goal came in an EFL Cup fourth-round tie against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on October 30, 2019. He gave Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men the lead in the 25th minute from the penalty spot before Michy Batshuayi equalised for the Blues on the hour mark. The magical moment came in the 73rd minute with Rashford rifling home a 30-yard free-kick that was reminiscent of former Red Devil and Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. read also:Ezeji charges Man Utd boss to give Ighalo more chance In a list of 10 players, Ighalo polled seventh with 5.8% of the votes, ahead of Scott McTominay vs Arsenal (2.7%), Daniel James against Southampton (1.6%) and Harry Maguire against Tranmere Rovers in the FA Cup (0.8%). Ahead of Ighalo where Fernandes, for his effort against Brighton and Hove Albion on June 30 (15.5%), Mason Greenwood vs Bournemouth, while Anthony Martial had three goal entries, against Watford, Manchester City and Sheffield United. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Odion Ighalo has missed out on winning the Manchester United Goal of the Season award after it was claimed by Marcus Rashford. The 31-year-old Nigerian has been at Old Trafford since January, on loan from Chinese Super League outfit Shanghai Shenhua, scoring five goals in 19 competitive games. He started on each occasion when he scored and his best strike came in a 5-0 bashing of LASK in the first leg of the Europa League Round of 16. The former Watford man received a lovely ball from fellow January signing Bruno Fernandes in the 28th minute and brilliantly controlled the ball, first with his right foot, and then switching to his left, before sending in a powerful volley beyond the reach of Alexander Schlager in goal for LASK. The precision and technique of the goal illustrated Ighalo at his best, but it could not win him the best goal of the campaign with Rashford ultimately taking it in a poll conducted on the Manchester United website. Rashford had a storming season for the Red Devils until a back injury befell him in January, which prompted the temporary purchase of Ighalo from China. Loading… center_img Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoPretty Awesome Shows That Just Got Canceled7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Absolutely Unique Facts About Kanye5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Betterlast_img read more

Giaccherini linked with Napoli move

first_imgEmanuele Giaccherini is content at Sunderland but is flattered by talk of interest from Napoli, according to the player’s agent. Press Association “It could be that he (Giaccherini) has been included in a shortlist of possible replacements for Insigne but I’m not aware of it. “Having said this, he is very happy at Sunderland although we are flattered by the Napoli link. “The idea that the Azzurri club (Napoli) could be interested in Giaccherini certainly excites me.” Napoli are reportedly looking to acquire a player on a temporary basis, something which would not suit Giaccherini. “Giaccherini has two years left in his contract with Sunderland.” Valcareggi said. “A loan deal would be more complicated because he earns a very good salary at Sunderland. “To earn more than two million euros in Serie A is not easy. ” The 29-year-old winger moved to the Stadium of Light from Juventus in the summer of 2013 and scored four goals in 24 Premier League appearances for the Black Cats last season. center_img The Italy international has been linked with a return to Serie A with Napoli reportedly keen to acquire his services in the next transfer window after losing winger Lorenzo Insigne to a knee injury for six months. “I think Insigne is much more of a striker than Giaccherini is,” Giaccherini’s agent Furio Valcareggi said to Italian radio station Crc. “I am good friends with (Napoli sporting director Riccardo) Bigon but I have not spoken to him regarding Giaccherini. last_img read more

Man Dies Outside WPB Walmart After Being Shot

first_imgThe Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office continues investigating the shooting death of a man they say died in a Walmart parking lot in West Palm Beach earlier in the weekend.Deputies say they responded to the Walmart located off of Belvedere Road and Military Trail at 1:18 a.m. Saturday morning, where they found a deceased Hispanic male in a car.According to the PBSO, the deceased person and another man drove to the store looking for help after being shot at another location.Deputies say the second man is not cooperating, although he was injured.Shoppers report being on lock down in the store for hours as the investigation began.A tow truck later hauled away the car, which had several bullet holes.last_img

The Latest: Senior British Open golf tournament postponed

first_img April 14, 2020 Most of the 32 Asian Champions League teams played two group games in February before the coronavirus outbreak caused a shutdown.The AFC says it “will explore all possible options in order to complete” those groups.___The first women’s professional golf tournament in Saudi Arabia has found new dates in October.The inaugural Saudi Ladies International on the Ladies European Tour was to be played last month but was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. The $1 million event will now be played from Oct. 8-11 at Royal Greens Golf and Country Club at King Abdullah Economic City.___The Tour de France won’t begin as originally planned because French President Emmanuel Macron has canceled all public events with large crowds through mid-July in response to the coronavirus pandemic.Tour organizers say it is now impossible for the three-week race to start on June 27 in the Riviera city of Nice as scheduled.It is unclear if cycling’s biggest event will be scrapped from the race calendar. New plans are likely to be announced before the end of the month following consultations with the governing body of cycling. The event was scheduled to take place at Sunningdale from July 23-26.R&A official Johnnie Cole-Hamilton says organizers are looking at alternative options to host the tournament “later in the year if at all possible.”___UEFA says it will host another round of calls next week for European soccer leaders to address the shutdown amid the coronavirus pandemic.The UEFA executive committee is set to join by video link on April 23. It will follow separate days of calls with UEFA’s 55 member federations and club soccer officials. The Latest: Senior British Open golf tournament postponed Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Senior British Open golf tournament has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Associated Press UEFA is giving priority to completing national league and cup competitions. One contingency plan is for games to continue into July and August and decide entries for the Champions League and Europa League next season.This season’s Champions League and Europa League could resume once domestic titles are decided.The UEFA executive committee last month postponed the European Championship by one year to 2021. Other games affected include World Cup qualifying groups, the 2021 Nations League finals and the women’s Euro 2021 tournament in England.___The Asian Football Confederation says it has postponed “all matches and competitions scheduled to take place in May and June until further notice.”last_img read more

Bolt pulls up as GB win historic 4×100 relay gold

first_imgBy Mitch PhillipsLONDON (Reuters) – Usain Bolt’s final track appearance ended with pain and frustration on Saturday as he pulled up injured running the final leg of the World Championships 4×100 metres relay as Britain stunned the United States to win a shock gold medal.Bolt, who had to settle for bronze in the individual 100 metres, had been hoping to sign off from the sport by leading Jamaica to a fifth successive world relay title but they were struggling in a distant third place when he collected the baton.Usain Bolt of Jamaica appears injured during the final.As he tried to gain ground, Bolt pulled up and fell to the floor midway down the home straight with what was later described as cramp in his left hamstring.However, the 60,000 in the stadium who had come to mark the farewell of sport’s greatest showman had only a split second to absorb what was happening as up ahead history was being made by the host nation.The United States, with individual 100m gold and silver medallists Justin Gatlin and Christian Coleman running the second and fourth legs, had been expected to push the Jamaicans all the way but they were always trailing the slick Britons.Brilliantly executed exchanges by Chijindu Ujah, Adam Gemili, Danny Talbot and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake gave Britain gold in 37.47 seconds, breaking an 18-year-old national record and European record and securing the world title for the first time.“I wasn’t sure if I had won or not, I gave it my all but I could see Christian Coleman out of the corner of my eye,” said Mitchell-Blake.“The feeling of euphoria was from infinity. I can’t register it. We smashed the British record to pieces.”Five years ago Talbot and the 18-year-old Gemili messed up a changeover as Britain were disqualified in the semi-finals of their own Olympics on the same London track so it was a particularly sweet moment for the two.“To run it with Danny Talbot after such disappointment in London 2012, it is so special to come back,” said Gemili, who was not selected for the individual races and missed an Olympic 200m bronze by three thousandths of a second last year.“It’s crazy. Honestly a dream and a reality tonight.”Britain’s only other men’s global sprint relay golds came in the 1912 and 2004 Olympics while their winning time that beat their 1999 best of 37.73 has only been bettered by Jamaica and the U.S.It completed a great night for the host nation’s sprinters after their women had earlier taken silver behind the Americans in the sprint relay, their best performance since the first championships in 1983.The U.S. men took silver in 37.52 but for a nation that used to be totally dominant in the event, it was only their second medal in the last eight global finals after a series of world and Olympic disqualifications.“After DQs in recent years we knew we had to get the baton round and to finish the night smoothly is a fantastic achievement and we’ll enjoy our moment on the podium,” said Gatlin.“The Brits had a hell of a race. You can’t take it from them. They had the pressure of running on home soil and they delivered.”On his old rival Bolt he said: “This is farewell time, I am sentimental about it already now.”Japan took advantage of Jamaica’s travails to take third in 38.04, just holding off China (38.34).last_img read more

Staff: Orange drops 2-of-3 to conference rival Georgetown

first_imgFor the Syracuse softball team, this weekend’s trip to Georgetown didn’t go according to plan. After expecting to take care of business quite easily, the Orange (15-15, 1-2 Big East) dropped two out of three games to the Hoyas (14-17, 4-2 Big East).   In game one on Friday, SU came out strong with a pair of runs in the top of the first and four more in the top of the third. Scoring was highlighted by a two-run single from junior third baseman Hallie Gibbs and a two-run home run from sophomore catcher Lacey Kohl, her first of the season.   The Orange led 6-2 after its half of the third but was held scoreless throughout the rest of the game. The Hoyas scored four unanswered runs to finally tie it up in the bottom of the seventh. The game went into extra innings, and a base hit in the bottom of the ninth won it for the Hoyas, 7-6.   Georgetown’s offense carried over into game two with a pair of runs in the bottom of the first. Veronica Grant, Morgan Nandin and Stephanie Watts each ripped doubles in the top of the third to tie the score at 2-2.   But the Hoyas’ offense was consistent all game long. Georgetown scored runs in four straight innings to put the game away easily, 8-4.  AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGame three on Saturday saw the same Orange team that beat Buffalo twice last week, as SU cruised to a 6-0 win. Freshman Stacy Kuwik threw her second one-hitter of the season. Kuwik struck out four and didn’t allow a Hoya to move past second base all game long. SU jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first. Kuwik helped her own cause later with her first home run of the season. Gibbs also homered in the game.  Overall, Gibbs had a standout weekend for the Orange. She went 8-for-11 at the plate in the three games with one home run and nine runs batted in. Lisaira Daniels was strong as well with five hits and four runs scored.  Syracuse currently sits tied for 10th place in the Big East and hosts St. John’s in a doubleheader on Wednesday.  Women’s lacrosse No. 9 Syracuse defeated No. 17 Boston University 17-11 Saturday to open a three-game road trip with a victory. The Orange (6-3) was down quickly 2-0 before it drew even with two goals by freshman attack Michelle Tumolo. With the game tied 6-6, Christina Dove scored at the 13:13 mark in the first half to ignite a four-goal run going into halftime. Dove tallied six goals on the day and extended her consecutive games with a goal streak to 48. SU got five-point performances from the attacking tandem of Tumolo and Tee Ladouceur.Tumolo had three goals to go along with two assists, while Ladouceur had two goals and three assists. The Orange had seven players score a point, including six of those players with at least two points. Senior Halley Quillinan had a hat trick on the day with an assist on the side. SU outshot the Terriers by a 28-22 margin on the game. Boston University’s last lead in the game would be with 16:29 left in the first half at 5-4 before SU’s Tegan Brown scored her first of two goals on the game. Quillinan would score on two free-position shots to give the Orange a one-goal lead. The Terriers (5-6) could only draw to within two goals in the second half. Dove responded with a goal in each of those situations. SU ended the game with a 5-1 run. The Orange will face Connecticut on Friday at 4 p.m. Track and field The Syracuse track and field team held its own at this weekend’s Texas Relays in Austin, Texas.   Of the nine athletes sent to Austin, two managed to place in the top 10 in their events. Graduate student Michael LeBlanc led the way, garnering a time of 10.49 in the 100-meter dash, good for eighth place. Graduate student Bernard Bush finished ninth in the long jump with a 7.25-meter leap.  Senior Lorraine Hill narrowly missed a top-10 finish, coming in 12th place in the javelin throw with a mark of 42.15 meters.  SU had a strong showing in the men’s 4×100-meter relay, finishing sixth out of 30 schools. This was SU’s first time participating in the Texas Relays in recent memory. Schools in Texas and the surrounding areas dominated the meet. However, Syracuse had a strong showing despite being relatively new to the event.  SU heads to Arizona this weekend to take part in the Arizona State Sun Angel meet in Tempe, while senior Uhunoma Osazuwa will compete at the Sea Relays in Tennessee looking for a top finish in the heptathlon event.  adtredin@syr.edurnmarcus@syr.edujakrakow@syr.edu Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on April 5, 2010 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more