Price of land doubled over decade and it’s expected to get worse fast

If you waited a decade to buy land in SEQ, you will have found prices have doubled.THE price of land in this part of South East Queensland has doubled in the past decade with experts warning the situation is expected to get worse amid limited new supply coming on-stream.Latest data from property research firm Oliver Hume found the price per square metre for vacant land sales, on the Gold Coast corridor especially, went from $312 per square metre in 2007 to $620 in 2017.It found that land sales prices had increased for four consecutive years, while lot sizes had been decreasing two years in a row.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours ago“Over the last 10 years, from March 2007 to March 2017, median prices have grown 22 per cent, however average lot size has decreased 38.5 per cent during this period while price paid per sqm has increased from $312/sqm in 2007 to $620/sqm in 2017,” the research found. “The average price per square metre ($/sqm) has increased at a significantly higher rate of 98.7 per cent over the last 10 years.” The corridor between the Gold Coast and Brisbane has seen rapid growth in demand including Coomera.Oliver Hume Queensland managing director Brinton Keath said “prices have and will continue to rise while there is such a shortage of new land coming on to the market”.He said the surge was driven by the search for affordability in master planned communities that were still close to services and facilities.“Several unique factors are combining to spark strong activity in the southeast Queensland residential land market, particularly in the Gold Coast region,” he said. “Demand from offshore buyers, strong population growth, and a strong construction sector all contribute to the demand for new house and land.“These factors combined with a lack of land stock are generating strong buyer activity from both ‘warm’ and ‘hot’ buyers who have identified infrastructure activity as a hallmark of growth, and are rushing to capitalise on the potential growth.” read more

Global Eagle Inks Seabed Constructor Deal with Swire Seabed

first_imgGlobal Eagle Entertainment has signed a three-year agreement with Swire Seabed, a specialist subsea company based in Bergen, Norway. The agreement will allow Global Eagle to provide connectivity for the multi-purpose offshore vessel, Seabed Constructor.Seabed Constructor is currently on long term charter to Ocean Infinity who are trying to locate the missing Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777, which is believed to have crashed in the Southern Indian Ocean in 2014 with 239 people onboard.The installation for Seabed Constructor was completed in Durban, South Africa in January. Services as part of the agreement include C-band VSAT solution with high guaranteed BW and Iridium backup.As part of the services, crew welfare with personal log in, entertainment and live TV will also be offered.Global Eagle now provides connectivity to three out of the four Swire Seabed vessels, the company said.“Swire Seabed is one of the well-regarded industry leaders in the market. It is great to see that they go beyond providing basic necessities for the seafarers and is investing great effort to provide added amenities and increased connectivity to enhance the quality of life of their seafarers on board,” said Ole Sivertsen, Global Eagle’s senior VP Maritime.last_img read more

Milk give-a-way continues in the area

first_imgShelbyville, IN—Mooo-ore free milk is coming to the area. On Friday from 11:30 am to 6 pm you can get up to 5 free gallons of milk at Major Health Partners in Shelbyville at Entrance #3. This is a drive-thru event.last_img

Juventus 2-2 Napoli AET (5-6 on pens): Benitez’s men seal Supercoppa after epic shootout

first_imgNapoli won the Supercoppa Italiana after triumphing in the penalty shootout following a 2-2 draw withJuventus on Monday.Rafael saved Giorgio Chiellini and Simone Padoin’s efforts from 12 yards at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium in Doha to give Napoli their first win in the competition since 1990 and deny Massimiliano Allegri his maiden piece of silverware at Juve.Two Argentina internationals had battled for the headlines before that, with Carlos Tevez netting twice for the Serie A champions and Gonzalo Higuain responding with a double for the Coppa Italia winners.A defensive mistake gifted Tevez the opening goal of the game – his 14th of the season in all competitions – after five minutes, the striker taking full advantage with a composed finish.Higuain levelled things up seven minutes after the hour, Tevez’s compatriot heading home his first goal in seven games.That forced extra time, where Tevez looked to have secured a seventh Supercoppa Italiana crown for Juve early in the second period, but Higuain had other ideas with a last-gasp strike to force penalties. In the shooutout, Tevez missed Juve’s first kick, but it was Padoin’s failure that gave Napoli victory – Rafael diving to his right to palm the ball away despite some earlier heroics from Gianluigi Buffon.The two sides now begin their mid-season break, but will face each other again in their second games back in January at San Paolo.Napoli made a shocking start to the match as some calamitous defending handed Tevez the breakthrough.Raul Albiol and Kalidou Koulibaly challenged each other for a header 20 yards from goal, the loose ball dropped to Tevez and he advanced before coolly slotting under Rafael.Napoli refused to let such a soft goal get to them and, after Jose Callejon had blazed over, Marek Hamsik was denied by the post. The Napoli captain brought the ball down well and unleashed a low shot that deflected off Giorgio Chiellini but, with Gianluigi Buffon beaten, struck the upright.Callejon should have brought his side level after 54 minutes following a pinpoint pass from Hamsik, the Spaniard controlling the ball perfectly only to drag his effort agonisingly wide.Napoli continued to enjoy the better of things and deservedly drew level after 67 minutes as Higuain guided home De Guzman’s left-wing cross.Neither side was able to find a winning goal inside the 90 minutes, but Tevez appeared to have earned the win in the 106th minute, collecting a pass from Paul Pogba and firing into the bottom corner.However, Higuain took the match to penalties with a poacher’s finish, the 27-year-old reacting fastest to poke Dries Mertens’ blocked shot beyond Buffon with two minutes remaining. Both sides missed their opening efforts but Juve fluffed their lines three times with the scores at 5-5, with Padoin’s miss proving decisive after Koulibaly had netted to make it 6-5.last_img read more

City slicker Sterling ready for star role with England

first_imgSterling credits Guardiola for seeing potential in the raw youngster who arrived from Liverpool convinced he had to win games all on his own.– Sage advice – Guardiola has mixed sage advice with some tough love to get Sterling to buy into his team-first philosophy.The results have been remarkable, with Sterling scoring a series of vital goals in City’s march to the brink of winning the Premier League.“He gives me a lot confidence. Before I was more raw, every time I got the ball I wanted to take someone on,” Sterling said.“For me, the main thing is he makes everyone do the simple stuff, play the easy pass.“He told me to open my body up when I dribble to get momentum rather than dribbling with the outside of my foot.“But he lets you know when he’s not happy. I gave the ball away three times against (Crystal) Palace and I thought I wouldn’t play again for the rest of the season!”Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2 London, United Kingdom | AFP | Raheem Sterling has vowed to finally emulate his blistering Manchester City form in an England shirt as the electric winger eyes redemption at the World Cup.Sterling’s last taste of a major international tournament was a bitter one, but the forthcoming World Cup in Russia has the potential to be a far more uplifting experience.Sterling endured vitriolic abuse for his tame performances at Euro 2016, a witch-hunt that peaked when he posted a social media message appearing to flaunt his wealth just hours after playing in England’s humiliating last 16 loss against Iceland.His problems carried over to City as Sterling struggled to impress new boss Pep Guardiola last season, sparking rumours the winger would be sold.But Sterling has a fiercely competitive streak burning between a largely placid demeanour and he rose to the challenge of proving Guardiola and his critics wrong.The 23-year-old won back his place despite Guardiola’s pre-season signing of winger Bernardo Silva and has emerged as a key figure in City’s charge to the Premier League title.“When there is doubt or I’m under pressure, that’s when I’m at my best,” Sterling told reporters on Monday.“When you see stuff like you might not be in the squad, you think ‘Ok we’ll see’.“It was the same thing in the summer when Bernardo signed and we already had Leroy (Sane).“I thought to myself when I get back for pre-season, make sure I’m on it. I was looking forward to it.“I wasn’t aware of some of the stuff around Euro 2016. But if I’m getting judged on football and I’m doing bad I accept that.“I’ve always had belief I can get better.”last_img read more

Clubs invited to host England championships

first_img England Golf is inviting clubs to put themselves forward to host national championships and tournaments.“We’d be delighted to hear from any club which is interested,” said James Crampton, the England Golf Championship Director. “Hosting an event is a great way for clubs to mark a special anniversary or to show off their course and become better known.”Among the clubs hosting 2015 events was Warwickshire’s Robin Hood Golf Club, which held their first national championship when they staged the English Senior Men’s County Championship – and they’d be happy to repeat the experience.“We wanted to raise the profile of the club,” said General Manager Martin Ward. “We had spent an enormous amount of money on the course and the greens and fairways had come on leaps and bounds. We felt the club was probably one of the best in the Midlands.“Ourselves, the green staff, the caterers, the bar staff, the pro and a lot of the members were very pleased and proud that the event took place – and the participants were very complimentary in their praise of the course. The word was spread very well!”Members supported the event as volunteers and those who wanted to play during the championship were able to take advantage of courtesy arrangements with other clubs in the county. “We satisfied all of the requests from everyone who wanted to play elsewhere,” said Martin.England Golf will soon start selecting venues for 2019 and is also filling the small number of remaining gaps for the 2017 and 2018 seasons. England Golf runs almost 50 events each year, ranging from competitions for handicap golfers to prestigious championships which attract international fields. For more information click here to email James Crampton.Caption: Robin Hood Golf Club (Image © Leaderboard Photography).The venues for 2016 events are:May5 South Region Medal Final, Blackmoor, Hampshire10-13 English Senior Women’s Championship, Ross on Wye, Gloucestershire14-15 England v France, Formby, Lancashire15 South West Region Medal Final, Kingsdown, Wiltshire17 Brabazon Trophy – Southern Qualifier, Hadley Wood, Hertfordshire17 Brabazon Trophy – Northern Qualifier, Fulford, Yorkshire19 East Region Medal Final , Thetford, Norfolk24 Midlands South Region Medal Final, Ladbrook Park, Warwickshire29 Midlands North Region Medal Final, Penn, Staffordshire31 North Region Medal Final, Lancaster, LancashireJune1-3 English Senior Men’s Open Championship, Kirby Muxloe/Rothley Park, Leicestershire & Rutland14-16 English Senior Women’s Stroke Play Championship, Burnham Beeches, Buckinghamshire22-25 Brabazon Trophy, The London Club, Kent30-2 July English Women’s Open Match Play Championship, Holme Hall, LincolnshireJuly1-3 Logan Trophy, Brokenhurst Manor, Hampshire6 English Schools’ Team Championship, Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire7-8 Senior Men’s & Women’s Midlands Tournament, Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire12-14 McGregor Trophy, Royal Ashdown Forest, Sussex12-14 English Women’s Amateur Championship, West Lancs, Lancashire19-22 Carris Trophy, Hunstanton25-30 English Men’s Amateur Championship, Ganton/Scarborough South Cliff, Yorkshire26-28 English Girls’ Open Championship, The Nottinghamshire26-28 English Girls’ U16/U14 Open Championships, The NottinghamshireAugust2-4 Reid Trophy, Porters Park, Hertfordshire3-4 Senior Men’s & Women’s South Tournament , Tandridge, Surrey8-12 England Golf Week, Frilford Heath, Oxfordshire:8 Club Team Championship9 County Presidents/Secretaries9 & 12 Sponsors/Corporate9-10 Golf Captains Final11 Grand Medal Final11-12 English Junior Champion Club12 Gold Medal Final16-17 Women and Men’s Par 3, Ampfield, Hampshire16-18 English Women’s Open Stroke Play Championship, Bristol & Clifton, Gloucestershire23-25 Boys’ County Finals, Cumberwell Park, Wiltshire31-1 Sept Senior Men’s & Women’s North Tournament, Wetherby, YorkshireSeptember5-6 PING Grand & Plate Finals, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire10-11 County Champion of Champions, Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire12-16 Women’s County Finals, Waterlooville, Hampshire17-18 English Champion Club, Stoke by Nayland, Essex23-25 Men’s County Finals, Sandwell Park, Staffordshire27-28 Brenda King Foursomes, Clevedon, SomersetOctober4-6 Senior Men’s County Finals, Chipping Sodbury, GloucestershireClick here to find out more about England Golf championships 1 Dec 2015 Clubs invited to host England championships last_img read more

Malmö fans vandalize Zlatan Ibrahimović’s statue for buying stake in rival Hammarby IF

first_imgImage Courtesy: AEG/Philip O’ConnorAdvertisement 51NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs93gqlWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eaxh( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) zyzWould you ever consider trying this?😱q8sCan your students do this? 🌚7weqRoller skating! Powered by Firework Ah yes, its Zlatan Ibrahimović again who is making the headlines. Well, not exactly himself, but his boyhood club Malmö FF fans. Very, angry fans. SO angry in fact, they have defaced their superstar’s statue, because the Swedish superstar purchased stake in their sworn rival side Hammarby IF.Advertisement Image Courtesy: AEG/Philip O’ConnorAfter leaving Old Trafford in 2018, the 38 year old veteran spent two breathtaking seasons with LA Galaxy, scoring 52 goals in 56 appearances, recenrly announced on Twitter about his departure before the 2020 season, and return to the European continent.Although the former Inter Milan, PSG and FC Barcelona superstar’s next destination is being speculated, it is highly rumoured that the Sweden international will end up in his home country with Hammarby IF.Advertisement A couple of days ago, Zlatan posted a clip on his official Instagram, depicting his name on the kit of Hammarby, on the same day it was revealed that the forward has bought a quarter of stake in the club. Check it out below-Now, this has created a giant outrage in the Malmö FF fanbase, as the supporters were expecting the Himmelsblått youth academy graduate to return at the Stadion in Stockholm. But, Zlatan’s ongoing business with their Allsvenskan rivals is not received very well.The statue of the player, unveiled in October outside the Stadion has been attempted to set ablaze, with the face wrapped in plastic, and toilet seat cover on the statue’s right hand- these were the ways how the fans showed their despise towards their former favourite player.There were even reports of leaving fermented fish on the doorstep of Zlatan’s house in Stockholm, and ‘Judas’ written on the door.Surprisingly, the usual outspoken Zlatan himself is yet to make any comments on the matter. However, it is evident that Hammarby or not, his childhood club will now consider him a subject of abhorrence. Advertisementlast_img read more