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Reno boom to the rescue

first_imgHousing commencements were expected to slow but renovation activity will hit record levels in coming years.A RENOVATION boom was expected to help take some of the sting out of a slowdown in new residential commencements, according to latest industry analysis.Master Builders national manager economics and housing Matthew Pollock said new dwelling approvals fell by 6 per cent in February and were down by around 600 new dwellings compared to the same month last year.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours agoCapital gains through renovations and upgrades will rise in coming years.“The fall in new starts is a good indicator that new housing commencements are likely to moderate towards the latter half of 2018,” he said. “However, approvals for new renovations continue to perform strongly, supporting an expectation of an elevated level of work in 2018 and laying the foundations for a forecast boom in alterations and additions over the next five years.” Family snaps up waterslide wonder More homes up for grabs HIA says housing market coolinglast_img read more

Hot property in Broncos stars’ plans for life after sport

first_img One of two properties currently owned by D Boyd. Boyd is currently redeveloping this Paddington property.Early last year Boyd also bought a Paddington home for $1.205m with plans to redevelop the site into luxury homes.Running on with the Broncos 12 jersey Friday night is Tevita Junior Pangai, who last year bought two properties, according to CoreLogic records, one of which was $649,000 in Hidden Valley, Yeppoon. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market8 hours agoThe second was a $250,000 block at Logan Reserve where a new house was approved for build at a cost of $277,712. An apartment in this Indooroopilly complex is listed to young star P Hass.Even young Broncos’ prop, number 10 Payne Haas, has begun his property journey, buying an apartment off the plan in Indooroopilly a year ago for $590,000.Fellow prop Thomas Flegler has also kicked off his property adventures with a $595,000 Everton Hills property according to CoreLogic records.Second rower Joe Ofahengaue is among the newbies, having bought a $750,000 house in February this year at The Gap, while records show Patrick Carrigan chose Holland Park West ($640,000 house). Joe Ofaghengaue at Broncos training at Red Hill . Picture: Annette DewThe Broncos run on at 7.55pm Friday night, with fans hoping for a spirited outing against the Melbourne Storm. BACKS: 1 Fullback Anthony Milford, 2 Winger Herbie Farnworth, 3 Centre Kotoni Staggs, 4 Centre Darius Boyd, 5 Winger Xavier Coates, 6 Five-Eighth Brodie Croft, 7 Halfback Tom Dearden. FORWARDS: 8 Prop Thomas Flegler, 9 Hooker Cory Paix, 10 Prop Payne Haas, 11 2nd Row Joe Ofahengaue, 12 2nd Row Tevita Pangai Junior, 13 Lock Patrick Carrigan. INTERCHANGE: 14 Tyson Gamble, 15 Rhys Kennedy, 16 Jamil Hopoate, 17 Ben Te’o. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK 78 Harding Street, Hendra, sold for $1.86m just weeks before Queensland’s COVID-19 lockdown.The deal was struck just weeks before Queensland went into COVID-19 lockdown and it was not the only property that Boyd and wife Kayla redeveloped.They bought a holiday unit at Broadbeach Boulevard in Broadbeach on the Gold Coast for $500,000 two years ago, and set about renovating it to a modern space that they planned to lease out for short-term visits. MORE: Where house prices fell most amid COVID-19 Anthony Milford at Broncos training at Red Hill . Picture: Annette Dew.They may be running on against Melbourne Storm with a terrible rap sheet tonight, but at least some Brisbane Broncos have begun plans for life after sport, sinking mega salaries into property. Record $6.6 million sale for Gold Coast mansioncenter_img One of two properties listed to A Milford in Forest Lake, QLD.The NRL’s Round 11 kicks off at Suncorp Stadium Friday night for the Broncos against the Storm, with Anthony Milford running out in the number one jersey as fullback.Milford is one of three Broncos whose names are listed as owning two properties; with the two others being centre Darius Boyd, who is a mega property investor; and tough second rower Tevita Junior Pangai.Milford has been putting his mega salary to work, with two properties listed in his name, according to CoreLogic property records, both of which are in the suburb where he did part of his schooling, Forest Lake. Game time: How Anthony Milford’s property at Forest Lake was marketed when he bought it.One was listed as having been bought five years ago for $631,500 and the other two years ago for $590,000. Milford is the highest paid player in the Broncos team and has been focused on his young family as his mainstay through the current tough losses faced by the team, according to a report in The Courier-Mail on Thursday.But it is former captain Boyd who has embraced the real estate investment game wholeheartedly, having just sold a stunning home at 78 Harding Street in Hendra for $1.86m. 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Minister of Sports issues warning call to youths to take better care of sporting facilities

first_img 18 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Share Honourable Justina Charles addressing the National Youth Council’s General Assembly on Saturday July 16th, 2011.Honourable Justina Charles, Minister responsible for Youth, Sports and Culture has issued a warning call to youths on the island to take better care of the sporting facilities which have been made available to them.Mrs. Charles told the forum at the General Assembly of the National Youth Council on Saturday that many of the facilities are being vandalized and or abandoned.“I want to issue a call. The sports facilities are being vandalized in many communities and abandoned. We want you as sports persons to encourage your friends who are sports persons to take care of those facilities.”The Minister also highlighted that while several requests are being made for more sporting facilities to be constructed, youths do not appreciate the existing ones.“The demand on the Ministry is great for sporting facilities but we know the resources are limited. So instead of having to repair something that was vandalized let us give somebody else a sporting facility. The sporting facilities are yours…so you have to claim ownership and take care of it,” she said.Mrs. Charles commended the village of Tete Morne, which forms part of her Constituency, for being awarded Sporting Village of the District despite the fact that they do not have a sporting facility in their village.“Some people might be saying our sporting facility is not great or we do not have but I can use Grand Bay for an example. In my Constituency we have Grand Bay and we have Tete Morne, Tete Morne does not have a sporting facility. Tete Morne only has a small area in the school yard where the children play basketball; it is not a basketball court, but that is where they practice. Tete Morne was awarded Sporting Village of the District during the District Sports Festival; involving Petite Savanne, Bellevue, Pichelin and all those communities. They do not have a sporting facility but yet they walk down to the Grand Bay playing field to practice their netball, and when we have facilities even at our doorsteps sometimes we do not take advantage of it.”The Honourable Minister also urges youths to take advantage of all opportunities which are available to them.  Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img LocalNewsSports Minister of Sports issues warning call to youths to take better care of sporting facilities by: – July 20, 2011 Tweet Sharelast_img read more

Koulibaly wanted Napoli extension

first_img Loading… Koulibaly wanted Napoli extensionKalidou Koulibaly’s hope of renewing his contract with Napoli is on the cliff-hanger, according to transfer expert Alfredo Pedullà, as the club plan to transfer him to Manchester City. The defender has long been the most valuable players in the Partenopei squad and previous offers of over €100m were rejected from the likes of Manchester United and PSG. His contract runs to June 2023 and there is no release clause. Sportitalia and Gazzetta dello Sport transfer correspondent Pedullà claims Koulibaly wanted to extend his contract with a slightly improved salary of €7-8m per season.Advertisement However, Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis refused and instead put the Senegal international on the market. Manchester City are the hot favourites to sign the 29-year-old, but that may well be put on the backburner if they put most of their finances into getting Lionel Messi from Barcelona. Napoli’s asking price for Koulibaly is €75-80m, whereas the offer so far from City is €65m plus bonuses. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentFascinating Ceilings From Different CountriesEveryone Was Stunned To See How Little Anakin Looks Today6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?A Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Shows That Went From “Funny” To “Why Am I Watching This”10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoRihanna Is Getting Her Own Museum In BarbadosThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksTraditional Wedding Outfits In Different Countrieslast_img read more

Luis Enrique rejects Arsenal

first_imgRelatedPosts Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal Arsenal, Wolves want Michael Olise Akpom pens Middlesbrough loan deal Luis Enrique reportedly has no intention of becoming the new boss of Arsenal at the midway point of the season.After Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at Leicester City, Unai Emery has come under increasing pressure to keep his job at the Emirates Stadium.While there is the suggestion that the Gunners board intend to back the Spaniard, speculation remains over a potential approach for a fresh face in the dugout.However, according to ESPN, Arsenal will not be able to tempt Enrique into a switch to north London at this stage of the campaign.The 49-year-old, who ended his reign as Spain manager in June due to personal reasons, would prefer to be take on his next job during the off-season.Arsenal currently sit in sixth position in the Premier League standings, eight points adrift of fourth-placed Manchester City. Tags: Arsenallast_img read more

Pardew given permission to rebuild

first_img That may dismay his most ardent critics, but the fact remains that a 10th-place finish met Ashley’s minimum requirement for a season during which the goal-posts were moved significantly by the January sale of Yohan Cabaye to Paris St Germain. Pardew, of course, survived after his head-butt on Hull midfielder David Meyler in March, which drew a hefty fine from his club, but not the delivery of his P45, and the owner seems prepared to allow him to continue as he searches for the form and flair which brought the Magpies a top-five finish two seasons ago. Whether or not he can persuade an increasingly rebellious fan-base to give him another chance, however, remains to be seen. The mood at St James’ Park has turned ugly in recent weeks as a season which got off to a more than promising start – the club sat in sixth place on Boxing Day and looked poised for an assault on the big guns above – imploded. Cabaye’s departure, or more accurately, the decision not to replace him, had a crippling effect on a team in which he had been the driving force. Pardew had no desire to lose the France international, nor any power to prevent him from leaving, and the failure to replace him had little to do with him either. However, he freely accepts his share of the blame for what followed as a collective negativity saw Newcastle slide alarmingly into the back-waters of mid-table with barely a whimper to invite charges of a lack of ambition. Asked what the summer would hold for him ahead of Sunday’s trip to Anfield, Pardew replied simply, “Work”, and what happens over the next three months or so seems likely to determine exactly how much longer he remains in post. The 52-year-old ended the Barclays Premier League campaign with a 2-1 defeat at Liverpool, his side’s seventh reverse in its final eight fixtures, with some fans once again making their feelings plain. However, Press Association Sport understands he will head into his annual end-of-season debrief with owner Mike Ashley this week with his job under no immediate threat. Under-pressure Newcastle boss Alan Pardew will be given the opportunity to rebuild his team after a difficult conclusion to the season. His main task will be to rebuild a squad which has given him limited options, and there will be departures as well as arrivals. The likes of Hatem Ben Arfa, Sylvain Marveaux and Gabriel Obertan appear to have little future on Tyneside – the former has become something of a talisman for disaffected fans, although his contribution this season has been minimal – while Shola Ameobi is out of contract and his younger brother Sammy faces an anxious wait to see if he will have a part to play. But recruitment will be key after two transfer windows during which the club did not make a single permanent signing, and Pardew has hinted he would like to shop in a different market this time around. Chief scout Graham Carr’s contacts in Europe have seen the club exploit the French and Dutch markets in recent seasons, but the manager is keen to bring a more British flavour to the group as he plots the way forward under new managing director Lee Charnley. Sunderland’s out-of-contract midfielder Jack Colback and Swansea counterpart Jonjo Shelvey have been mentioned in dispatches, although their current employers have designs of their own, and only time will tell whether or not Pardew gets his wish. Press Associationlast_img read more

ICC World Cup MS Dhoni sets field for Bangladesh while batting for India

first_imgThe wicketkeeper-batsman scored 113 runs off 78 balls in an innings that included 8 fours and 7 sixes. He took just 73 balls to get to his hundred and also was great towards the end of the innings. He provided the team with the much-needed impetus which helped propel them past the 350-run mark which is usually a huge psychological advantage. Apart from all this, MS Dhoni was involved in an extremely funny incident as well.Part-time spinner Sabbir Rahman was tasked to bowl the 40th over of the Indian innings. MS Dhoni, who was on strike, observed some irregularities in the field. One of the fielders, who was supposed to stand in the short squarish fine-leg region was out of his position. The former Indian skipper was quick to point this mistake out and tried assisting the bowler. Sabbir was clearly embarrassed after this incident and asked the fielder to move to his actual position. MSD and KL Rahul, as well as the umpire, shared a good laugh after this.Here’s the video:Dhoni Changing Field For Bangladesh…— Arunkumar J.k (@arunkumarjk1604) May 29, 2019 highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. India will play its first league game against South Africa. Virat Kohli will captain India for the first time in World Cup. The World Cup is set to begin on May 30.  New Delhi: The year 2019 has certainly brought some fresh air for India’s wicket-keeper bastman, Mahendra Singh Dhoni. MS, who struggled to get runs under his belt in 2018, is looking in different touch altogether. Having bagged ‘Man of the series’ award against Australia in the series Down Under, Dhoni has continued his fine run in the World Cup warm-up games.Although this was not an official game, Dhoni has achieved several personal milestones with this ton. This is one of his fastest centuries in the India colours and the first one while playing overseas. He showed great intent right throughout his knock and scored at a fair strike rate. He didn’t look to hang around for long periods of time and brought out timely big shots.last_img read more

The Latest: F1 champion Hamilton says he’s self-isolating

first_imgHamilton was at a charity event in London on March 4 also attended by actor Idris Elba and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, the wife of the Canadian prime minister. Both were later found to have the virus.In a message on social media, Hamilton says he’s shown “zero symptoms” but has been isolating himself from other people ever since March 13, when the Australian Grand Prix was called off.Hamilton said that “I did speak to my doctor and double checked if I needed to take a test but, the truth is there is a limited amount of tests available and there are people who need it more than I do.”___More AP sports: and,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 March 21, 2020 The Latest: F1 champion Hamilton says he’s self-isolating Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effect of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton says he has been self-isolating for more than a week after meeting people who later tested positive for the new coronavirus. Associated Press last_img read more

Students Talk Back analyzes election results

first_imgThe Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics hosted its final Students Talk Back panel of the semester this week, entitled “Making Sense of the Midterms: A Post Election Analysis.” The panel consisted of Anthony Portantino, former California Assemblymember, 44th District and an adjunct professor at USC; Anthony Russo, a partner at the public affairs company Russo Miller and Associates; Alec White, president of the USC College Democrats and Jordan Tygh, vice president of the USC College Republicans. The panel was moderated by Dan Schnur, executive director of the Unruh Institute and Anshu Siripurapu, news editor of the Daily Trojan.The panel opened with a general discussion of the effects of the midterm election within California. White noted that the Democratic party presence in the state was strong.“A lot has to do with how Jerry Brown is as a governor,” White said. “A lot of other states [that] have difficulty with losing democratic seats also had poor governorships.”The panel also discussed Brown’s challenger, Neel Kashkari, a moderate Republican who panelists agreed help to bolster the opinion of the G.O.P. in California, where Republicans won several important Assembly seats.“The top of the ticket helps the rest of the race,” Tygh said.The discussion then moved away from the election itself to the future of the state under fourth term Governor Brown.Portatino discussed the possibility of a more cautious legislature following the Republican gain of one-third of the State Assembly seats.“With two new Democratic leaders and the supermajority right on the edge, and a governor who has shown a lack of interest in raising taxes, I think there is going to be some interesting conversation moving forward,” Portantino said. “It’s going to be an interesting time for Democrats in power because even though they are in power there’s going to be a pause for cause.”He believed that though Democrats would not be able to carry out their decisions as effectively with the addition of the Republicans, this could be beneficial in resulting in better decision-making.“When you have to stop and think about what you do typically you make better decisions … There are still enough votes to make things happen, but they will have to take a more pragmatic approach,” he said.The discussion of state politics then segued into a discussion of the midterms in the national context. Panelists were eager to discuss the Republican sweep for a majority in the House and Senate, as well as analyze the broader implications for national politics.“I think the more pragmatic Republicans will be looking at the White House [now],” Portantino said. “Everyone is giving themselves credit for the sweep to try to position themselves for the presidency.”Russo attributed Republican success in this midterm to the return of moderate G.O.P. representatives, as opposed to 2010 Tea Party sweep which saw Democratic backlash during the 2012 general election.“There are different Republicans just like there are different Democrats,” Russo said. “There was a huge push to not let Tea Party Republicans take control of the 2014 election.”White commented on the disappointing national results for the Democrats.“Historically Democrats have had a very strong turnout machine but they didn’t do that so well this year … I think this year we weren’t as aggressive. We didn’t have a clear theme or message,” White said. He added that he felt that the party’s base of young people and minorities were not motivated to go to the polls.The panel then turned its attention to 2016, and the possible slate of presidential candidates.“I think you have to say at this point that the Republican tide has the potential to have legs in 2016,” Portantino said. He mentioned, however, that they needed to prove themselves following this midterm sweep in order to make that happen.“With responsibility and authority you have to make decisions,” Portantino said. “They can no longer be the party of no.”Russo agreed and added an important note for the future of California.“Nationally, I think Republicans have to prove that they can govern and then they will have the opportunity for the presidency,” Russo said. “The real question in California is, will Republicans be able to hold on to the gains that they made in this election in 2016?”As they moved on to potential presidential candidates, the panelists agreed that Hillary Clinton seemed to be the Democratic frontrunner.“Hillary [Clinton] has not announced, but as my mother always said, ‘if Hillary Clinton is breathing Hillary Clinton is running,’” White said, to audience laughter.White said that he believed other potential nominees such as Senator Elizabeth Warren and current Vice President Joseph Biden weren’t popular enough to gain the support of the wider Democratic party.Tygh commented on the Republican Party’s lack of a similarly popular candidate.“I think the difference between the Republican Party and the Democratic Party is that … there is not just one person that everyone is rallying behind,” Tygh said.Tygh did comment, however, on the possibility of a serial presidential campaigner other than Clinton returning in 2016: Mitt Romney.“I don’t think you’ll see a Romney comeback, but there are some donors pushing for it and some supporters pushing for it, and if he gets enough support you might just see it. I think if he ran he would be the nominee,” Tygh said.last_img read more

Paddy Power takes BAGS live across its retail premises

first_img Share Related Articles Paddy Power has signed up to take BAGS (“Bookmakers Afternoon Greyhound Service”) greyhound content live via its TV channel across its 631 shops. Director of The Racing Partnership, Mark Kingston, said: “We are delighted that Paddy Power has joined other betting shop operators in being able to show BAGS greyhound fixtures on their channels.  The BAGS schedule comprises over 1600 fixtures per year from well-known tracks with a proven record of integrity and welfare.  This is a further vindication of the value of the BAGS brand and all it stands for.” Managing Director for Retail at Paddy Power Betfair, David Newton, added: “Paddy Power is delighted to have entered into this agreement to ensure that customers have access to a broader range of quality greyhound racing content.” The Racing Partnership (“TRP”) compiled its greyhound fixture list in close collaboration with the greyhound service. The 1619 fixtures are televised from twelve greyhound tracks: Belle Vue, Kinsley, Newcastle, Nottingham, Perry Barr, Peterborough, Poole, Sheffield, Sunderland, Swindon, Towcester and Yarmouth.  These tracks currently make up the majority of the current BAGS schedule and so are both familiar to and trusted by bookmakers and their customers.  The TRP service also includes fixtures from Towcester, home to the sport’s highest profile event, the Star Sports Greyhound Derby held each summer. ARC confirms Belle Vue closure August 3, 2020 Submit Paddy Power raises awareness of Missing People with Motherwell ‘silhouette’ stand August 7, 2020 Share Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 StumbleUponlast_img read more