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

CWind Resolution Arrives in Taiwan

first_imgThe crew transfer vessel (CTV) CWind Resolution has arrived in Taiwan where she will join CWind Taiwan’s fleet.Source: CWind TaiwanCWind Resolution was transported from Europe to Taiwan via Evergreen’s mega containership Ever Glory.The CTV is expected to start serving the Taiwanese market early next month, following the re-flagging process, CWind Taiwan said.CWind Taiwan is a joint venture between the UK-based CWind and Taiwan’s International Ocean Vessel Technical Consultant (IOVTEC).The company was established to provide offshore wind farm training and best practice, as well as support services to Taiwanese offshore wind farm developers and owners.Most recently, CWind Taiwan won two CTV charters for the Formosa 1 offshore wind farm in Taiwan.last_img read more

Bacolod SP pushes creation of tertiary hospital

first_imgIn response, Zubiri assured the mayor he would amend the bill and allocate a budget for it next year./PN Councilor Al Victor Espino, author of the resolution, said SB 1647 aims to promote the right of the constituents of this city to health by providing them adequate medical needs and facilities.“Considering the influx of patients in both public and private hospitals in this city, the creation of BCGH will help decongest the inflow of patients admitted or treated,” he added. “The bill aims for the establishment of a new hospital for the Bacolodnons,” Gasataya stressed, saying the Department of Health is willing to allocate the funds once the bill becomes a law. Introduced by Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri, SB 1647 is the counterpart of House Bill No. 6731 authored by Cong. Greg Gasataya. Last month, the House of Representatives approved Gasataya’s bill on third and final reading. Mayor Evelio Leonardia, for his part, appealed to Zubiri to work on the maximum participation of the national government in the establishment of the hospital, including its maintenance and operation.“We would prefer the national government to fund this project because it would be burdensome for the local government. We would like to lessen the expenses of the city,” said Leonardia. BACOLOD City – The Sangguniang Panlungsod here passed a resolution supporting Senate Bill (SB) No. 1647, which seeks to establish a tertiary hospital in this city to be known as the “Bacolod City General Hospital” (BGCH).last_img read more

Bulldogs Soccer Teams Victorious Over Knights

first_imgThe Batesville Bulldogs defeated The South Dearborn Knights 4-1 in Boys Soccer action.Batesville vs. DS Varsity Soccer Game Summaries (9-23)The Bulldogs JV team also were victorious 4-1.Batesville vs. SD JV Soccer Game Summaries (9-23)Courtesy of Bulldogs Coaches Chris Fox and Josh Meyer.last_img

Allardyce eyeing Gunners scalp

The Hammers were beaten 2-0 at Chelsea on Boxing Day, but have won six of their nine home games this season to help them challenge at the top end of the table in the Barclays Premier League. “The last seven home games have been six wins and one draw,” Allardyce said. Press Association “I am relying on the home form that we have shown over the last seven games to be there in abundance on Sunday. “We have turned it into a real fortress again and I hope that is going to be the case against Arsenal.” Allardyce has revived the Hammers from relegation contenders to European hopefuls after his position was scrutinised last season. His job remains in some doubt as his current contract expires at the end of the season, but he is relaxed. “It’s not a problem with me and never has been,” Allardyce added. “For me that will all be decided if and when the owners decide if they are ready.” Allardyce hopes to guide West Ham into the Olympic Stadium for the 2016-17 season, in a move similar to when Arsene Wenger took Arsenal from Highbury to the Emirates Stadium. “He’s been manager, accountant and financial director, there is no doubt about that,” said Allardyce, paying tribute to Wenger. West Ham manager Sam Allardyce wants to add Arsenal to a list of conquests at Upton Park which includes Liverpool and Manchester City. “The man set out a fantastic team before they decided to move and then built a couple of brilliant young teams based on the fact that the same amount of finance didn’t appear to be available to him. “The one thing we have got to our advantage is that we don’t have to pay £450million for our new stadium, which is the best bit of business ever done in football by a set of owners. “I don’t think there is any bit of business that has ever been as good as what David Gold and David Sullivan have done acquiring the Olympic Stadium. “So what you have to do in football terms is use your money that has been saved on that development into the team to strengthen it and when the club gets there, be in a position where hopefully it is not concerned with its Premier League status.” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger needs no reminding of just what an important player Alex Song can be. The Gunners – who beat QPR 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium on Boxing Day, where striker Olivier Giroud was sent off for a headbutt on Nedum Onuoha – make the short trip across east London to Upton Park looking to maintain their push towards the Barclays Premier League’s top four. West Ham may have lost at Chelsea on Friday’s lunchtime kick-off, but remain confident following a superb opening half of the campaign, which has seen both Liverpool and Manchester City beaten at the Boleyn Ground. Irons’ boss Sam Allardyce is in no doubt of the contribution made by Song, the loan signing from Barcelona offering a formidable defensive shield for the likes of Cheikhou Kouyate, Stewart Downing, Enner Valencia and Diafra Sakho to stretch the opposition. Having helped mould Song from the raw talent playing in French Ligue 1 at Bastia, Wenger is not surprised to see the 27-year-old, who left Arsenal in 2012, producing solid displays in the Premier League once again. “I brought him here at the age of 17 and kept him despite all the opinions against him. He developed into a very good player, so you don’t need to convince me he is a good player,” said Wenger of Song, who started on the bench at Chelsea. “I think he was a very good player when he was here and he didn’t play a lot when he was in Spain – you see players like Santi Cazorla who always looks stronger (when they play regularly).” Arsenal can leapfrog West Ham with victory on Sunday, and are just two points behind fourth-placed Southampton, but ahead of Tottenham only on goal difference. With so little between the sides around the Champions League places, Wenger just wants his players to concentrate on continuing their recent positive form, which has seen just one defeat from eight in all competitions. “I don’t give importance to the table at the moment,” he said. “There are 20 games to go. It is very tight and it is down to consistency now. “We know every game now is down to consistency and reproducing the performances. “We need to prepare quickly, focus quickly and that is an ability we want to show at West Ham.” read more

Syracuse keeps No. 1 Clemson within reach but falls 37-27

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 14, 2015 at 7:29 pm Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3 Zack Mahoney ran into nothing but open space as a crowd of 36,736 roared as loud as it boo’d only minutes before. An extra point away from tying the game, it took the Orange less than 10 minutes to erase a fate that seems all but certain only moments after kickoff.The first play, a 64-yard deep ball to Charone Peake, who was a step ahead of Cordell Hudson.The second, an 11-yard handoff to Wayne Gallman. Thirty-three seconds in, 7-0.The third was a fumble from Mahoney and one minute and 23 seconds later it was a two-touchdown lead for the No. 1 Tigers.Syracuse overcame the first hurdle with two touchdowns of its own. But after that, Clemson (10-0, 7-0 Atlantic Coast) flexed its top-ranked muscles to a 37-27 win over Syracuse (3-7, 1-5). Watson, a Heisman Trophy hopeful, threw for 360 yards. Syracuse’s 242 yards on the ground weren’t enough to keep it close down the stretch. Syracuse plugged away, with the Dome rocking to a team that had forgotten its 3-6 reality.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter Mahoney, two Clemson turnovers on two straight possessions boosted the Syracuse comeback. But just three minutes later, Clemson had retook the lead. Then it happened again to start the third quarter.Syracuse wasn’t out of the game, but didn’t feel in it either. It started with the ball at the outset of the second half. After one first down, George Morris was brought down four yards behind the line of scrimmage. He got one back on the next play but two more penalties and a dropped Steve Ishmael pass forced an SU punt.Its chance to get back in the game was fading. Facing a fourth-and-11 from its own 2-yard line, Mahoney fired a 30-yard strike as he was being tackled back into SU’s end zone. The ball hit a leaping Ishmael, and another 70 yards in the next five plays put the Orange within one score.Clemson would only tack on two field goals the rest of the way. It’s offense moving the ball but the Orange defense showing timeliness in the second half that it hasn’t all season.It was one of Syracuse’s best halves of the season in the best played, coached and executed game this season. But it still ended the same as the six before it. Down 10 on forth and long following a dropped pass from Josh Parris, Riley Dixon came on to punt.He didn’t unleash a downfield toss like he had in the first half. His punt was deep, but only aided in Clemson bleeding the clock. Each first down, more fans walked out. Each tackle came with a fainter roar.Syracuse lived in the moment of big-time college football game on the national stage. But the end of the fourth quarter brought reality back. Syracuse lost its seventh straight game. Commentslast_img read more

Lewis Hamilton wins fourth world title at Mexican Grand Prix

first_imgLewis Hamilton clinched his fourth world title at the Mexican Grand Prix despite finishing only ninth after a clash with rival Sebastian Vettel.Hamilton’s achievement makes him unquestionably the most successful British Formula 1 driver in history, moving him one championship clear of Sir Jackie Stewart.He joins Vettel and Frenchman Alain Prost on four world titles, behind only Michael Schumacher, the all-time record holder on seven, and Argentine Juan Manuel Fangio’s five.Hamilton put his hands to his helmet as he crossed the line, slowing the car down to a crawl as he sought to take in his achievement on the slowing down lap.Vettel pulled alongside him and applauded as the crowd rose to their feet to recognise a historic landmark for the sport.The Mercedes driver suffered a puncture when he was hit by the German’s Ferrari on the first lap, the incident also breaking Vettel’s front wing. Vettel made better progress back through the field than Hamilton, climbing up to fourth place, but he needed to finish second to keep the championship alive.The race was won by Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, who dominated from the front after taking the lead at the first corner, a move that led to the collision between Hamilton and Vettel.last_img read more

Pehlivanovic won Three Medals at the European Championship in Billiards

first_imgSanjin Pehlivanovic, the best BH player of billiards, won three medals in the junior category at the recently completed European Championship in Veldhoven (Netherlands).Pehlivanovic became European Champion in discipline 9, and won bronze medals in disciplines 10 and 14.1, as announced by the Billiards Association of BiH.Although he is just 16 years old, Pehlivanovic had the opportunity to appear in the Junior Competition U19. He has been playing in competition of up to 17 years of age in the last three years and he won six golden medals. He was only 12 years old when he became European Champion for the first time in the year of 2014.With this title, Pehlivanovic got the right to participate in the World Championship for Juniors (up to 19 years of age) that will be held in Russia in the month of November. Last year he became the World Champion in the competition for up to 17 years.This performance in the Netherlands will enter the history of billiards in BiH, because this was the first time for our country to appear in a team competition. Pehlivanovic, Muratovic and Cerimagic won against Italy and Poland and they were defeated by Greece in the match for qualifiers to the World Cup in the eighth finals.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more

Wellington splits with Wichita Collegiate: Girls win, boys lose despite great comeback

first_imgSumner Newscow report — The Wellington girls basketball team improved to 11-7 with a 49-37 win over 14-3 Wichita Collegiate. Wellington boys made an impressive comeback against Collegiate outscoring the Spartans 28-14 in fourth quarter. It wasn’t enough, though, losing 57-54. The box score for the games are as follows: Collegiate 57, Wellington 54 Collegiate — C. McNerney 19, A. Waddell 12, C. Christian 11, K. Reed 5, J. Copher 4, X. Adams 3, C. Root 2, J. Newlin 1 Wellington209128—49 Wellington 49, Collegiate 37 Follow us on Twitter. Wellington — L. Snipes 16, S. French 12, T. Zimmerman 9, T. French 7, M. Adams 5 Collegiate11141814—57 Collegiate — A. Payne 18, K. Wilson 9, A. Root 7, J. Bolden 2, B. Stocker 1 Collegiate1212112—37 Wellington971028—54 Wellington — C. Phelps 11, A. Snipes 10, I. King 9, T. Pettigrew 3, C. Reichenberger 2, Nance 19. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

ONYANGO: We are ready to do it against Lesotho

first_imgCranes in final training for Lesotho match. PHOTO @OfficialFUFATotal AFCON Qualifiers 2019 Uganda ?? vs Lesotho ??Saturday 13th October 2018Time: 4pm at Mandela National Stadium, NambooleCharges: 15,000/- (ordinary Tickets), 40,000/= (VIP), 150,000/= (VVIP)Kampala, Uganda | FUFA.CO.UG | The stage is set at the historic Mandela National Stadium as the mighty Uganda Cranes host Lesotho national football team, popularly known as Likuena (The Crocodiles) at 4pm on Saturday.Uganda Cranes will proudly don the newly designed jersey, manufactured by kits company Mafro for the first time.This is the first leg of 2019 Total African Cup of Nations (AFCON) group L qualifier for the double header whose return leg will take place in Maseru on Tuesday, 16th October 2018.Owing to the level of preparations since the Uganda Cranes kicked off their preparations with their non residential preparations for the home based players last week, the writing has been well scripted on the wall, the home team is ready.Individual players led by the captain Denis Onyango have doubled their efforts in training sessions with sheer determination and commitment as they all eye maximum points.“We are determined to give our best for the game. We need maximum points out of this game this Saturday. Lesotho is not a small team like many people think. Therefore, we have to work hard and collectively as a team” Onyango disclosed to the media in the pre-match press conference held at Namboole on Friday morning. Desabre aims for 200%The head coach Sebastien Desabre and the rest of his technical team have done a tremendous task to assemble a formidable team and prepare the players mentally and physically.Desabre says the team is prepared 200 percent for the double header starting with the first leg at Namboole.“We have spoken to the players, trained well and they are prepared physically and mentally. The players know the importance of this match. We shall work hard to get the home win which will be a stepping stone to the return leg on Tuesday” Desabre told the media at the pre-match press conference.Apart from Murushid Jjuuko, all the 23 other players in the camp at the Kabira Country Club in Bukoto will be available for selection.Jjuuko is suspended after getting two cautions but will be available for the return leg when the team travels.Uganda Cranes maintain their grip at the summit of group L with four points off two matches. Tanzania and Lesotho have four points while Cape Verde has one point.Museveni boostEarly in the week, the team got a big boost when they were hosted by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni at State House Entebbe at a function he organized to celebrate the 56th Independence Day.In a jovial mood, the President discussed football matters with the contingent before he announced his offer of a chartered flight to fly the Cranes to Maseru for the reverse fixture against Lesotho to be played on Tuesday 16th October, 2018.President Museveni also offered the Uganda Cranes contingent to State House a financial boost of UGX 200M (Two Hundred Million Shillings).‘The support from the President is a sign that he follows and loves sports. Football has been picking good results partly because of such support from the fountain of honour and office of Education and Sports. This offer will help the team fly in time to Maseru for the game’ said Mugisha.Uganda players in camp:Goalkeepers: Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundown, South Africa), Jamal Salim (El Meriekh, Sudan), Charles Lukwago (KCCA FC, Uganda)Defenders: Isaac Isinde (Kirinya Jinja SS, Uganda), Timothy Denis Awanyi (KCCA FC, Uganda), Denis Iguma (Kazma FC, Kuwait), Nico Wakiro Wadada (Azam FC, Tanzania), Godfrey Walusimbi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa) FC, Isaac Muleme (Haras El Hodood, Egypt), Joseph Ochaya (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Hassan Wasswa (El Geish, Egypt)Midfielders: Khalid Aucho (Church Hill Brothers, India), Ibrahim Sadam Juma (KCCA FC, Uganda), Tadeo Lwanga (Vipers SC, Uganda), Allan Kateregga (Cape Town City, South Africa), Faruku Miya (Gorica, Croatia ), Moses Waisswa (Vipers Sc, Uganda), Milton Karisa (MC Oujda, Morocco), Allan Kyambadde (KCCA, Uganda)Forwards: Emmanuel Arnold Okwi (Simba, Tanzania), Edrisa Lubega (SV Ried, Austria), Derrick Nsibambi (Smouha, Egypt), Patrick Kaddu (KCCA FC, Uganda)Suspended: Murushid Juuko (Simba SC, Tanzania)Match Officials:Center Referee: Amin Mohamed Omar (Egypt)1st Assistant Referee: Samir Gamal Saad (Egypt2nd Assistant Referee: Mahmoud El Regal (EgyptCollated Africa Cup of Nations qualifying results Friday:Group LAt PraiaCape Verde 3 (Gomes 16, 23, Tavares 85) Tanzania 0StandingsUganda 2 1 1 0 1 0 4C. Verde 3 1 1 1 4 2 4Lesotho 2 0 2 0 2 2 2Tanzania 3 0 2 1 1 4 2FixturesSaturday: Uganda v LesothoTuesday: Tanzania v Cape Verde, Lesotho v UgandaGroup BAt YaoundeCameroon 1 (Choupo-Moting 63) Malawi 0Standings (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points)Cameroon 3 2 1 0 3 1 7Morocco 2 1 0 1 3 1 3Malawi 3 1 0 2 1 4 3Comoros 2 0 1 1 1 2 1FixturesSaturday: Morocco v ComorosTuesday: Comoros v Morocco, Malawi v CameroonGroup CAt LibrevilleGabon 3 (Bouanga 28, Appidangoye 59, Martin 88-og) South Sudan 0At BamakoMali 0 Burundi 0StandingsMali 3 2 1 0 5 1 7 Note: group winners and runners-up secure places at finals except for Group B, where 2019 Cup of Nations hosts Cameroon and the highest placed of the other three teams qualify Burundi 3 1 2 0 4 1 5Gabon 3 1 1 1 5 3 4S. Sudan 3 0 0 3 0 9 0FixturesTuesday: Burundi v Mali, South Sudan v GabonGroup DAt LomeTogo 1 (Denkey 84) Gambia 1 (Ceesay 7)At Blida, AlgeriaAlgeria 2 (Bensebaini 21, Bounedjah 75) Benin 0StandingsAlgeria 3 2 1 0 4 1 7Benin 3 1 1 1 1 2 4Gambia 3 0 2 1 2 3 2Togo 3 0 2 1 1 2 2FixturesTuesday: Benin v Algeria, Gambia v TogoGroup HAt ConakryGuinea 2 (Kamano 36-pen, Cisse 73) Rwanda 0At Bouake, Ivory CoastIvory Coast 4 (Kodjia 25, Bailly 52, Doukoure 57, Cornet 74) Central African Republic 0StandingsGuinea 3 3 0 0 6 2 9I. Coast 3 2 0 1 8 4 6C.A.R. 3 1 0 2 2 6 3Rwanda 3 0 0 3 2 6 0FixturesTuesday: Rwanda v Guinea, C.A.R. v Ivory CoastGroup IAt LuandaAngola 4 (Da Costa 12-pen, 16, Campos 52, Gelson 80) Mauritania 1 (Hacen 3)StandingsAngola 3 2 0 1 6 4 6Mauritania 3 2 0 1 4 4 6B. Faso 2 1 0 1 3 3 3Botswana 2 0 0 2 0 2 0FixturesSaturday: Burkina Faso v BotswanaTuesday: Mauritania v Angola, Botswana v Burkina FasoGroup JAt CairoEgypt 4 (Elmohamady 4, Warda 10, Hassan 29, Salah 45) eSwatini (formerly Swaziland) 1 (Gamedze 85)StandingsTunisia 2 2 0 0 3 0 6Egypt 3 2 0 1 10 2 6eSwatini 3 0 1 2 1 6 1Niger 2 0 1 1 0 6 1FixturesSaturday: Tunisia v NigerTuesday: eSwatini v Egypt, Niger v Tunisia Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more