Regional suburbs record double digit capital growth

first_imgREIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella“Idalia in Townsville ranks 11th on the state list and first on the Townsville LGA list,” she said. The other Townsville suburbs to make the top 68 were Rasmussen (+19.9), North Ward (+15%) and Railway Estate (+10.1%). Keyes and Co Property agent, and former Townsville City councillor, Tony Parsons, said there were suburbs doing well, and others that were still struggling, but there were positive signs in the local property market. View of Castle Hill in Townsville. Picture: Zak SimmondsTOWNSVILLE has emerged as a star performer in regional Queensland, with four suburbs recording double digit growth. REIQ has revealed the 68 suburbs that recorded double digit growth in the 12 months to June.Twenty-seven of those 68 top performing suburbs were outside of the southeast, with Townsville dominating the regional listings.REIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella said Idalia (+21.3% to $485,00 as of June) was a rapidly expanding suburb, located just 10 minutes from the Townsville CBD, and offering access to shopping centres, restaurants, beautiful landscaping around parks, lakes and the Ross River.It is dominated by older houses and luxury new homes, with properties ranging from the “low to mid $300,000s” to over $1 million. This four bedroom house at 47 Springside Terrace in Idalia is on the market for $868,000 and is listed with Keyes & CoHe said Idalia ticked a lot of boxes for families, but he was not surprised by the city’s other top suburbs with two of them “fringe suburbs” of the new stadium under construction. Blackwater (1st) +151.3%Collinsville (3rd) + 46.2%Miles (7th) +23.5%Dundowran Beach (9th) +21.5%Idalia (11th) +21.3%Rasmussen (12th) +19.9%Biloela (14th) +18.6%Burnett Heads (15th) +18.1%North Ward (24th) +15%Palm Cove (26th) +14.3% (Source: REIQ QMM report June 2018. ) *** More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoAustralian hydrofoil championships off The Strand, Townsville.Meanwhile, Cairns and Gympie had three suburbs on the list of top performers. Palm Cove was the best performer in Cairns, ranking 26th overall. Cooloola Cove in Gympie ranked 42nd, with house prices up 12 per cent to $317,500 in June 2018. In the Whitsundays region, only Collinsville, a coal town southwest of Bowen, made the list, taking out third spot overall.Ms Mercorella said Collinsville recorded an annual capital growth for houses of 46.2 per cent, taking the median sales price to $95,000 in June.Other regions reporting at least one suburb on the list were Bundaberg, Toowoomba, Banana, Charters Towers, Fraser Coast, Gladstone, Isaac, Livingstone, Mackay, Rocky, Scenic Rim, Somerset and Western Downs.“This spread of suburbs is a good indication that Queensland real estate is delivering steady sustainable growth across the board. We’re seeing growth outside the southeast corner,” Ms Mercorella said.In terms of price, the REIQ analysis found that two very different brackets dominated the list — below $350,000 and above $500,000 but below $750,000. “Eighteen top performing suburbs reported a median house price range below $350,000,” Ms Mercorella said. “Most of these suburbs are located in regional Queensland.”Similarly, 18 top performers reported an annual median house price range between $500,000 and $749,999 … 13 of these suburbs are located in the southeast corner.“Only 8 top performing suburbs reported an annual median price range above $1 million. All these suburbs are located in Brisbane, Noosa or the Sunshine Coast LGA.”*** TOP 10 PERFORMING REGIONAL QUEENSLAND SUBURBS, RANKING/1 YR CAPITAL GROWTH North Queensland Stadium under construction in September 2018 Townsville“North Ward and its proximity to The Strand speaks for itself, and Railway Estate has some of that character housing stock that many couples are keen on, those reno jobs.”As for Rasmussen, the suburb has benefited from a number of new housing estates including a Defence Housing Australia development, and the duplication of Riverway Drive. Mr Parsons said buyers could still get a bargain. last_img read more

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DSS Says Longevity Weighing on Social Security Fund

first_img Sharing is caring! 149 Views   no discussions Share Tweet Deputy Director of the Dominica Social Security, Mr. Augustus EtienneDominica has been praised for providing the perfect environment for longevity with the island boasting at least a dozen centenarians the oldest having died at 128.While that is great news for those who wish to live long healthy lives, it’s not so great for the Dominica Social Security.The administrators are saying that Dominica’s aging population has been drawing heavily from its resources.Speaking on Vibes Radio, Deputy Director of the Social Security, Augustus Etienne revealed that an actuary- someone who deals with the measurement and management of risk and uncertainty -has put into perspective what that means for the social security fund.He explained, “More and more people are coming of age to receive their pensions and when they get there, they live long. It is not uncommon to find persons in receipt of pensions from age 60 and they are 100+ and they have to continue getting for as long as they live. People are aging much better now.”Etienne adds, “A person lives to retirement and then 10, 20, 30 years after retirement before they pass.”He says a population that is aging well means that the DSS has to take into consideration several factors that will impact the fund’s sustainability including the age profile of the population, those approaching 60.“When you start paying someone a pension at 60, how long do we have to pay them before they pass, how long do we have to pay commitments to their dependents…”He gave this as reason for the decision to increase the pensionable age from 60 to 65.The age has been gradually increasing by six months for years. This year it settles at 65.center_img LifestyleLocalNews DSS Says Longevity Weighing on Social Security Fund by: – February 3, 2020 Share Sharelast_img read more

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Gerrard hails fantastic Aribo in Scottish Cup win

first_imgRangers Boss, Steven Gerrard, has applauded Joe Aribo for the quality produced in the Midfielder’s goal as The Gers steamrolled past Hamilton Academical in the Scottish Cup on Saturday. He scored (68′), his first in two appearance in the Cup, to restore the lead before Alfredo Morelos (85′) and Scott Arfield (90+2′) completed the rout. In his post-match reaction, Gerrard described his team heavy victory as “flattering”. “I thought how we went about trying to create chances here was very good and very impressive. We put a lot of talent on the pitch so we expected that, though I was disappointed with us in the first half defensively in-terms of our organisation and our balance behind the ball which led to them getting a few chances and scoring against us. “So that was the thing I had to address at half-time – I had to rattle a few cages at half-time and get them switched on and focused and in the right place defensively. “Once we did that, we played some nice stuff and we went on to create a lot of chances and scored some really impressive goals.” Speaking on the goals scored he said, “I was very, very impressed. The Joe Aribo goal was fantastic with Ryan Kent going on the outside and doing what he does with fantastic skill and an excellent assist, but that is still a tough finish so credit to Joe there.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Gerrard watched with slight disappointment as his side struggled to convert chances created in the first half at Fountain of Youth Stadium. The 33 times champions were held 1-1 by the hosts and perhaps it was much to the delight of the home crowd among the 4,050 spectators in the bleachers. But the second half was a different tale and the visitors wrote the most of that adventure, putting three goals past the opposition; Aribo with one of them. Not known for his goalscoring prowess at the Scottish Club, Aribo has managed just two goals in the league, two in the League and Scottish Cups. He scored three more in the Europa League, but has made 39 appearances across all competitions this campaign.Advertisement Loading… Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny10 Gorgeous Asian Actresses No Man Can Resist6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooThe Most Clever Uses Of CGI In Cinema7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombslast_img read more

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Shot, man lands in hospital

first_imgCuervo’s neighbor who was onlyidentified as a certain Moroy Sembran was tagged suspect. The suspect then fled onboard amotorcycle. It was not immediately established what was the motive in theincident. Officers of the Ilog municipal policestation conducted a manhunt against Sembran./PN BACOLOD City – In Barangay Dancalan,Ilog, Negros Occidental, a man was shot. center_img The 48-year-old Vigilio Cuervo wasrecuperating at the Lorenzo Zayco District Hospital in Kabankalan City. Hesustained two gunshot wounds on the body, a police report showed. According to police investigation,Cuervo was having a conversation with a woman whose name was withheld when Sembranfired at the victim around 10:30 p.m. on Feb. 14. last_img

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Soldier hurt in Capiz gunfight with Reds

first_imgPancito said the firefight lasted for about 10 minutes which began around 6:20 a.m. on July 21 after 12IB verified reports regarding the presence of rebels anew in the village. “When our personnel reached the area, they encountered around 15 rebels but the (insurgents) withdrew. I know there were wounded on the part of the enemies because of the traces of blood,” he added.Last July 8, a 16-year-old lad was hurt following the battle between the rebels and 12IB who were sent in the village as part of the Community Support Program.The victim was taken to the Tapaz District Hospital by members of the 12IB after he sustained a gunshot wound on the right thigh./PN According to Captain Cenon Pancito III, PA’s 3rd Infantry Division spokesperson, the soldier already received medical treatment after sustaining a gunshot wound on the left leg.  ILOILO City – A member of the Philippine Army (PA) was wounded after the 12th Infantry Battalion (12IB) troopers engaged in a gun fight with New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in Barangay Tacayan, Tapaz, Capiz.last_img read more

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A Miami Beach Police Officer Suspended For Fake Playboy Bunny Arrest Video

first_imgA Playboy model doesn’t see why a video she calls harmless has landed a Miami Beach police officer in trouble.Miami Beach Officer William Beeker is suspended for appearing, in uniform, in a video skit posted online this week by Francia James.The Instagram video shows James and two other women in lingerie in handcuffs outside the police station.James tells the New York Post it’s a shame Beeker is being punished because he was nice and didn’t do anything wrong.The Miami Beach Police Department issued a statement that the video is highly offensive and disgusting. Adding the distasteful video makes a mockery of the MBPD which works hard every day to protect the community from sex crimes and human trafficking. Manager Jimmy Morales says he’s disgusted Beeker, who’s an 11-year veteran, would represent the police department and the city this way. Beeker is on paid leave, and Morales says such behavior will not be tolerated. WATCH: Miami Beach Police Officer Under Investigation After Fake Arrest Of Three Lingerie-Clad Women https://t.co/jh3stFTTP1 pic.twitter.com/x0UggZO2lL— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) October 8, 2019last_img read more

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Former Ivory Coast midfielder Tiote dies aged 30

first_img(REUTERS) – Former Ivory Coast and Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote collapsed and died at the age of 30 in training with his Chinese club Beijing Enterprises yesterday, his agent said.Tiote, who made more than 150 appearances in seven seasons at Newcastle, was an African Nations Cup winner with the Ivorians in 2015, although he missed the final through injury, and he also played in the 2010 and 2014 World Cups.“It is with deep sadness that I confirm that my client Cheick Tiote sadly passed away earlier today after collapsing in training with his club Beijing Enterprises,” agent Emanuele Palladino told Sky Sports.“We cannot say any more at the moment and we request that his family’s privacy be respected at this difficult time. We ask for all your prayers.”There has not been any comment from his current club but Newcastle issued a statement on their website (www.nufc.co.uk).“We are devastated to have learnt of the tragic passing of Cheick Tiote at the age of just 30,” the newly promoted Premier League club said.“The thoughts of everyone at Newcastle United are with Cheick’s family, friends, team mates and everyone connected with the clubs he represented.”GREAT SADNESSNewcastle manager Rafa Benitez added: “It is with great sadness that I have this afternoon learned of Cheick’s death.“In all the time that I have known him, he was a true professional, dedicated and above all, a great man. Our hearts go out to his family and friends at such a sad time.”Born in Yamoussoukro, Tiote moved to Belgium as a teenager after being scouted by Anderlecht for whom he made his debut in the Champions League in 2005.He spent a season at Roda JC Kerkrade on loan and later moved to another Dutch club FC Twente where he won the 2009-10 Eredivisie title under former England manager Steve McLaren.The defensive midfielder was sold by Twente to Newcastle for £3.5 million in 2010 and cemented his place in club folklore with a long-range equaliser in the 4-4 Premier League draw with Arsenal at St James’ Park in February 2011.Tiote moved to Chinese second-tier side Beijing Enterprises in February.Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany, who played with Tiote at Anderlecht, said on twitter: “I am speechless and so incredibly sad. Cheick Tiote was one of the nicest and toughest team mates I have ever had. Rest in piece brother.”last_img read more

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Liverpool lacrosse beats C-NS, falls to Baldwinsville

first_imgA key part to C-NS’s early-season success was knocking off Liverpool 11-7 on April 11 at Bragman Stadium. Less than three weeks later, the rematch was one of extremes.All through the first half, the Warriors, by controlling face-offs, kept C-NS frustrated, and mostly off the board. Not until the second quarter did the Northstars get on the board, but it didn’t seem to matter much as Liverpool led 6-1 at the break.They stayed that way until the fourth quarter, when C-NS, down 7-2, charged. Joel Firth, who finished with four goals, led a furious comeback that slashed the Warriors’ margin to one. As the decisive month of May dawned, the boys lacrosse programs at Baldwinsville, Liverpool and Cicero-North Syracuse would all cross paths within a 48-hour span, their seasons pivoting on what happened in these local rivalries.Liverpool was the focal point, because it would host both the Northstars and Bees at LHS Stadium, and for different reasons those games would prove memorable.First, it was C-NS against Liverpool, and looking for some payback, the Warriors got it, though it would have to wait all the way until the final horn to exhale following an 8-7 victory over the Northstars. Tags: boys lacrosseC-NSliverpoolcenter_img Were it not for Liam O’Neil, who stopped 18 of the 25 shots he faced, the Warriors may have fallen apart, but it held on, breaking a skid that dated back to defeats to West Genesee and LaFayette the week before.Ryan McGowan had a goal and four assists. Kyle Caves, Cade Clouthier and Brendan Mancuso each scored twice, Caves adding two assists as Devin Dewane got a goal. Ian Conroy and Jacob Fahey contributed assists.Other than Firth, Josh Pickard got two goals and one assist for C-NS, with Justin Griffith adding one goal and one assist. Anthony Cimino had two assists as Joe Bartolo made six saves.Now, though, Liverpool had to turn to Baldwinsville, who was seeking its own kind of payback for the 14-13 defeat it took to the Warriors a few weeks earlier.And the Bees got it, prevailing 12-8 in a game where the first quarter proved decisive. With its attack in top form, B’ville raced out to a 6-3 edge in those first 12 minutes.For the rest of the game, the Warriors found itself in a chase where it didn’t let the Bees move away from them, yet could not string together the run it needed to make things tense late.Spencer Wirtheim augmented his pair of goals with five assists, leading a well-balanced B’ville attack. Brendan Wilcox got three goals, with Austin Bolton, Mike Tangredi and Adam Davis getting two goals apiece. Connor Steria had the other goal.Dan Stehle made 11 saves, frustrating the Warriors, who had McGowan land five assists as Caves got three goals and two assists. Brendan Mancuso had two goals as Dewane and Clouthier also scored, O’Neil finishing with 15 saves.C-NS went on from its defeat to Liverpool to a game Thursday at West Genesee, where it was trying to make up for a 17-5 defeat it took to the Wildcats in April.A strong first half saw the Northstars lead for long stretches and take a 5-5 tie to the break, but WG went on a 5-1 run during the third quarter, from which C-NS could not recover as it lost, 13-7.Firth netted three goals, with Conner Lynch converting twice. Cimino had two assists as Pickard and Matt Cramer earned single goals. Max Rosa (four goals, one assist) and Ryan Sheehan (one goal, five assists) led the WG push.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

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FB : Defensive tackle Williams 2nd to commit to Syracuse in class of 2013

first_imgSyracuse landed its second recruit for the class of 2013, receiving a commitment from ASA College (N.Y.) defensive tackle Wayne Williams.Williams, a 6-foot-6, 340-pound lineman from Brooklyn, has verbally committed to the Orange, according to an article published by The Post-Standard on Thursday. He joins three-star tight end Tyler Provo, who committed on Tuesday, in Syracuse’s recruiting class. Williams was not rated coming out of Abraham Lincoln High School, according to Scout.com.Williams received Division-I offers from Syracuse, Penn State and Rutgers in high school, but he failed to meet NCAA academic requirements due to poor grades and low SAT scores, according to an article published by the New York Daily News in March 2011.He decided to attend ASA, a junior college in Brooklyn, where he only played in three games as a freshman last fall due to an ankle injury, according to The Post-Standard. Williams finished the season with 10 tackles and 2.5 sacks.Williams plans to enroll at SU next January or June and will have two years of eligibility, according to The Post-Standard.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textrjgery@syr.edu Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on May 17, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Ryne: rjgery@syr.edulast_img read more

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GSG elects executive board

first_imgThe structure of GSG. Design by Samantha Chiu.Graduate students account for more than 50 percent of the student population at USC, yet Graduate Student Government is often much less visible on campus than its undergraduate counterpart. It tackles many similar issues and faces many of the same challenges, but because of the nature of the graduate student experience, GSG has a much different process from USG.GSG held elections on Feb. 9 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Radisson Hotel at USC. Unlike USG, in which the entire student body votes for officers, the GSG Senate elects GSG officers. Elections are only for three positions: president, vice president and director of Health Sciences campus.The president of GSG serves four primary functions: representing GSG to the administration and other university committees; maintaining and supporting internal programs and staff; managing the GSG office and administrative budget; and representing GSG to external organizations.The vice president is responsible for administering the GSG Travel Grant program, acting as chief of staff for the executive board, planning weekly meetings, supporting the GSG residents and running the GSG Special Projects Committee.The director of Health Sciences campus represents HSC at the university level, runs the HSC Concerns Committee, oversees and supports the HSC Governing Council and serves as a liaison for HSC to the University Park campus.Representatives from each graduate program make up the GSG Senate. Each program receives one representative for each 2 percent of the total graduate student population in their program, up to six senators. For example, if a program’s population made up 10 percent of the total graduate population, it would have five senators. Each program can decide their own process for selecting senators.Travis Brashears, a second-year law student, is the current director of Elections and Recruitment. He is in charge of organizing the elections and recruiting new GSG members.“The hard part about our job is that because all of the grad programs are so siloed and so different, we really don’t have the ability to know exactly what’s going on and what the graduate students need,” Brashears said. “That’s really what the Senate does — we try to find as many ways possible to express what their concerns are.”The executive board of GSG is divided into departments, each led by its own director. These departments include areas like community service, campus affairs and finance. After the election, the current director, along with the current and incoming elected officers, will select the directors. Once these nominations have been made, the senate has two weeks to pull candidates before a confirmation vote of the full Senate.In order to be eligible for executive board positions, a student must serve for at least one full semester in one of the following positions: GSG Senator, executive board member, GSG committee member, University Committee member or USC-recognized graduate student group executive board member.Brashears said that one of the unique challenges for GSG that directly affects his job is a lack of student involvement.“Grad students are very busy,” Brashears said. “Their schedules don’t really work well with having student government and other obligations on campus. Sometimes it’s hard to find people at all. So that’s the big concern — trying to get the word out and get people involved.”Students can get involved in GSG in many different ways. All Senate and executive board meetings have an open-door policy. Students can either drop in at meetings or give advance notice to have time set aside to address the full Senate. They can also contact their respective senators directly about any issues or concerns. If students want to be considered for one of the three elected positions, they must have a candidate statement and application prepared by the time of the election.Brashears stressed the importance of student involvement, even for those students not directly involved with GSG. Because the graduate experience differs so greatly between schools, senators rely heavily on feedback from constituents.“The hard part about our job is that because all of the grad programs are so siloed and so different, we really don’t have the ability to know exactly what’s going on and what the graduate students need … we try to find as many ways possible to express what their concerns are. We then look into finding ways to improve the experience of the students,” Brashears said.The topics that GSG addresses vary greatly, depending on the specific needs of graduate students. GSG has worked to create an intercampus shuttle between the Health Sciences campus and University Park. They have also passed bicycle safety resolutions and are currently looking into creating designated smoking areas on campus.Brashears also said that there has been a renewed push for greater cooperation between USG and GSG recently.“Historically, there’s been a big division,” he said. “We share support staff, but our president and USG’s president have made a big push trying to get more intertwined. It’s tough because most of the big events that are thrown at school are done every year. and they’ve been historically paid for by one group or another, historically attended by one group or another, and so it’s tough sometimes to come together.”Though USG and GSG generally operate independently, they cooperatively planned last year’s Green Initiative with over 45 different environment-focused programs.Yohey Tokumitsu, a second-year doctorate of education student, is the current president of GSG. He praised the freedom the university gives GSG to address challenges facing graduate students.“The opportunities that I get — I sit on the Board of Governors, I meet Trustees. The university gives us a huge voice in what happens in the university,” he said.last_img read more

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