REIQ Gold Coast chairman shares property market outlook

first_imgAn aerial view of the Surfers Paradise skyline.WOW! Our Commonwealth Games were amazing.The Games well and truly put the Coast in the global spotlight and what is really exciting is that the research from previous events like Glasgow and London show the economic benefits will flow to the city for many years to come.Now, what’s the outlook for the Gold Coast property market?Our population is now around 580,000 people and is growing by around 10,500 people a year.This means, based on the average household size of 2.6 people, that the city needs about an extra 4000 dwellings a year, simply to cater for that growth.Andrew Henderson.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa17 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoDevelopers and builders a struggling to keep up with demand in the city.There were only 2500 sales of vacant land last year. Rental vacancy rates are extremely low, running at less than two per cent across the city.In recent months investors have returned to the Gold Coast market, especially in the northern suburbs.This is because, unlike the southern capitals, our property prices are not over-inflated.It is also due to the fact there has been an easing in the lending conditions of the banks and continued confidence about the market.Added to that, there are billions of dollars of quality investment and development either planned or already under way in the city (as I have detailed in a previous column).All of these factors contribute to making the Gold Coast property market a very desirable place to invest at present.And it’s no surprise to discover that Gold Coast agents are reporting strong levels of buyer demand, shorter selling periods, reduced supply and upward pressure on sale price levels.—Real Estate Institute of Queensland Gold Coast zone chairman Andrew Hendersonlast_img read more

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PM Skerrit says achievement of geothermal energy will transform the country’s economy

first_imgLocalNews PM Skerrit says achievement of geothermal energy will transform the country’s economy by: – December 6, 2011 Share 11 Views   no discussions Share Sharecenter_img Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit. (File photo)The Roosevelt Skerrit led administration has officially broke ground for the drilling of geothermal test wells in Laudat on Monday.The plan is to build three exploratory wells in the Roseau Valley, two in Laudat and one in Wotten Waven.The testing will give a clear indication as to the true practical potential which exists in the geothermal reservoirs in the Roseau Valley.Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said the country’s geothermal resources must be shared with the French countries of Guadeloupe and Martinique.“I always maintain that our geothermal resource must be shared with our friends and brothers and sisters there. We have to find a way. I believe that would be the biggest single project which would demonstrate how, with the use of resources, we can foster an integration process among ourselves,” he told the ceremony.He contended that if geothermal potential is realized in the Roseau Valley it could have lasting transformation on the lives of citizens and the economy.“We want to make sure that the villagers of the community continue to provide the support to this initiative,” he said.According to the prime minister, some $8.5 million dollars has been spent so far on the first phase of the project.“We would have to spend even more to realize that important investment in Dominica. We are spending this money at a time when access to resources is not as it was two or three years ago but government remains committed to it,” he said.Meantime Energy Minister Rayburn Blackmoore says if government achieves its objectives, Dominica will realize a great level of prosperity.“If we are to achieve the objectives, first of all to build a small plant to supply our local demand and secondly to achieve our long term objectives, we must have a clear sense of the size and the quality of the resources,” he explained.He said while persons are questioning the reasons for selling energy to the French islands, they must understand that for geothermal energy to make any economic sense, it must be sold.Dominica Vibes News Tweet Sharing is caring!last_img read more

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Nabi Wallace awarded for his contribution to sports

first_img Tweet Share Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img LocalNewsSports Nabi Wallace awarded for his contribution to sports by: – February 10, 2012 136 Views   one comment Nabi WallaceHead Coach of the Dominica Aspirers Club was on Thursday awarded for his contribution to sports development.He received the award at the Excellence in University of the West Indies (U.W.I) Life Award Ceremony in Trinidad.Wallace, who is now a final year student at U.W.I in Trinidad, presently serves as the Head Coach for the U.W.I St. Augustine Campus Track Team and Netball Team while pursuing his Bachelors of Science degree in Sports Management and a minor in Human Resource Management. From 2010 – 2011 he served as the president for the Dominica student Association in Trinidad & Tobago (DomSATT).As president of DomSATT he was able to utilize his cultural skills together with his Dominican colleagues at UWI to showcase some of the cultural dances from the nature isle. Under his guidance the University has realized an improved structure in its track program which assisted in raising the athletes’ level of performance. He led the University Netball team to its first victory in the Tertiary Institutions Netball League in Trinidad, in addition to their first victory in the Courts All Sectors Netball League Fastnet Competition and second place in the divisional knock out. Wallace continues to remain committed to the development of athletes in Dominica and is working closely with Joseph Bazil and Dani Burton to conduct his training plans for the development of the athletes in the Aspirers Athletics Club. Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Iheanacho names Man City star that helped him most at Etihad

first_img Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldThese TV Characters Proved That Any 2 People Can Bury The Hatchet6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True7 Of The Most Incredible Antarctica Conspiracy TheoriesInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art9 Most Disturbing Movie Dystopias7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year The Nigerian emerged from nowhere to be a standout sensation on the club’s 2014 pre-season tour before linking up with the academy in Manchester in January 2015 after his 18th birthday.After another successful tour, Iheanacho made his competitive debut in August 2015 and scored his first Premier League goal a month later.Kelechi Iheanacho during his time at CityRead Also: Ighalo names three Man Utd stars who helped him settleHe would go on to earn a new contract at the club and feature in Pep Guardiola’s first season at the Etihad before being sold to fellow Premier League side Leicester City in the summer of 2017 for what was then a City record fee of £25m.Iheanacho still looks back fondly on his time in Manchester where he first made his mark in the Premier League and has particularly positive memories about left-back Gael Clichy, who also moved on to a new challenge in that transfer window.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Super Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho singled out one particular Manchester City player for praise as he reflected on his start at Etihad.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Harold Dwayne Kinnett

first_imgHarold Dwayne Kinnett, 49, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana passed away Thursday, January 28, 2016.He was born Friday, April 29, 1966 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, Son of Elizabeth Hussung and the late Harold Lloyd Kinnett Sr.Harold enjoyed painting, he worked as a painter for Jim Trennephoh.He was a member of Lawrenceburg American Legion and Aurora Eagles. Harold loved to ride a round, especially with his dog, Pepper Ann Kinnett. He loved time with his family, he was the peacemaker and wanted everyone to get along. Harold was a family man.Surviving are his mother, Elizabeth “Libby” (Wilford) Hussung of Aurora, IN; daughter, Dawn Renee Kinnett of Greendale, IN; siblings, Mary Hatcher, Richard Arthur Gardner Jr. and half brother, Ted Wayne Hussung all of Aurora, IN; grandchildren, Bryan King Jr. and Jazzmen King of Greendale, Indiana.He was preceded in death by his wife, Donna Kinnett, his father, Harold Sr. and his brother, Gerald Lee Kinnett.Friends will be received 4:00 – 7:00 PM, Sunday, January 31, 2016 at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the Funeral Home, Monday, at 11:00 am with Pastor Don Pierce officiating.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana.Contributions may be made to the family to help defray funeral expenses. Please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

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Solar options growing in Southeast Indiana

first_imgBatesville, In. — Thirteen homeowners and two businesses went “solar” with help from The Batesville/Oldenburg Solarizing Team in 2017. The locations are in the Batesville, Oldenburg and Greensburg areas.The group changed their name to Solarizing Indiana/Southeast because they want to widen their outreach in the three counties of Franklin, Ripley and Decatur.  The group has offered solar home tours during March of this year.Solar information sessions are scheduled for March 26, 2018, 6:30-7:3 30 pm at Greensburg Public Library, April 5, 2018 from 6:30 to 7:30 p. m. at Batesville Memorial Public Library and May 8, 2018 from 6:00 to 7:00 p. m. at Brookville Public Library.   RSVP to Claire Whalen, OSF, at 812-933-6514 or email cwhalenosf@gmail.comThe local team is part of a statewide network of volunteers who believe renewable energy is a wonderful way for citizens, businesses and faith communities to reduce their energy use and their carbon footprints and lower their electric bills at the same time.   The group seeks to help neighbors as well as city government leaders to take advantage of the opportunities and incentives currently available.Homeowners and businesses will ask, why go solar now?  What’s the hurry?  The information sessions will answer those questions and more.   A local installer, Micah Lohrum from Greensburg, will be on hand for each info session to explain how solar systems work and to address specific questions.  Our team selected his company for the second year for his 2018 competitive bid and his record of satisfied customers.On one of the March 4th home tours visits, participants learned that a home solar system installed in 2014 cost about $1,000 per solar panel.   In 2018 a similar system would cost about $700 per panel and generally be more powerful than four years ago.  Signing up for this program with installations and interconnections to the grid completed before December 31, 2018, owners of these systems who are customers of public utility companies would get 15 years of net-metering and qualify for a federal tax credit of 30% of the full cost of the installation.  Both of these incentives will be disappearing over the next three to four years.So what would it cost for a typical home in Indiana that uses 10,000 kWh of electrical energy per year and installs solar panels to generate about 50% of their power?   The installed cost for this 4 kW solar array with standard solar panels would be about $9,840 upfront, but after the 30% investment tax credit, the system’s actual net cost would be about $6,888.  This could generate almost $600 in energy savings each year.   Today’s solar panels last for 25+ years with the utility-bill savings having paid for the system after 10-12 years.  After this time, your energy costs would continue to be half of today’s.  You can also add solar panels to charge an electric vehicle and a home battery system both covered in the 30% tax credit.last_img read more

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Covid-19: Premier League records two more positive tests

first_img Promoted Content6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’12 Iconic Actors Whose Careers Were Stunted By A Single MovieWhat’s Up With All The Female Remakes?20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now The reduction in cases, with 248 more people tested in this round, will be seen as a step forward for ‘Project Restart’ going into Tuesday’s Premier League shareholders’ meeting, where clubs are expected to discuss the protocols of moving to contact training. The six people who tested positive in the first round were not checked this time due to being in self-isolation, while the capacity of testing at each club has increased from 40 to 50. After clubs unanimously voted on Monday to resume limited group training, players up and down the league have returned to their training grounds with team-mates this week after more than two months away. But there is still some concerns for players, with the likes of Watford captain Troy Deeney and Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante staying away over safety fears. read also:I always thought I’d replace Mourinho at Real Madrid – Pochettino It has been a particularly tough time for Watford as, along with Mariappa, two members of staff tested positive, while boss Nigel Pearson revealed on Friday that several of his players were at home in isolation after coming into contact with people infected with the virus. However, the determination to resume the season remains firm, with June 19 a mooted “staging post” for a restart. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Two more individuals connected to two unnamed Premier League clubs have tested positive for coronavirus. The second round of Covid-19 tests were conducted over the last few days on 996 players and staff from clubs and confirmed two more cases, with those people now isolating for seven days. That shows a drop in positive tests from the first round of testing, where six people were shown to have the virus, including Watford defender Adrian Mariappa and Burnley assistant manager Ian Woan. A Premier League statement read: “The Premier League can today confirm that on Tuesday 19 May, Thursday 21 May and Friday 22 May, 996 players and club staff were tested for Covid-19. Of these, two have tested positive from two clubs. “Players or club staff who have tested positive will now self-isolate for a period of seven days. “The Premier League is providing this aggregated information for the purposes of competition integrity and transparency. “No specific details as to clubs or individuals will be provided by the league and results will be made public after each round of testing.” Loading… last_img read more

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Batting for longer periods important going forward – Johnson

first_imgAFTER securing a comprehensive win over their opposition in the first of two 3-Day practice games, Guyana Jaguars captain Leon Johnson said batting for extended periods is the main criterion heading into the next game.Johnson led a mixed team with a few of his regular teammates from the Jaguars setup who won the Regional 4-Day title for five consecutive years. Johnson’s men overcame a spirited performance from the Anthony Adams-led XI, who at one point had a 100-run plus lead over them.Due to the experience of their marquee players like Anthony Bramble, who made a second-innings unbeaten half-century, spinner Devendra Bishoo who grabbed 4 wickets in the 1st innings and pacer Keon Joseph who bagged a 5-for in the second, Johnson had flashes of brilliance from some of his main weapons ahead of the 2020 Regional Day.Johnson told Chronicle Sport yesterday, that he was highly impressed by the way his bowlers went about their business. He said that the intention to take wickets and keep the opposition at manageable totals was also crucial, as they will need to work on their tactics of restrictions and wicket-taking when the season commences.“I think we had a decent performance with the ball because the guys haven’t played 3-Day in a while, so much credit to the bowlers. While we did well with the ball, our batting was still a bit rusty,” said Johnson.Johnson, who has played 9 Test matches for the West Indies with a pair of half-centuries under his belt, has been a bit rusty himself with the bat, but acknowledged that batting for longer phases is key in a batsman’s progression to peak form.With the second and final game set to bowl off tomorrow, the left-hander said it was crucial for all the batsmen including himself to place more emphasis on batting more responsibly as well as looking to rack up good minutes out in the middle.“Going forward I want us to focus on batting for longer periods. In the first practice game the guys put their heads down in the 2nd innings, because losing wickets had set us back in the first innings. So right now it’s about playing longer innings while looking to improve in our batting and playing longer innings,” Johnson ended.The Jaguars will be engaged in their final practice game from tomorrow, before preparing for the Regional 4-Day which bowls off Thursday, January 9. (Clifton Ross)last_img read more

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MSOC : SU defense led by three freshmen looks to shut down American

first_imgWhen Chris Makowski walked onto the field in the Syracuse men’s soccer team’s season opener against Colgate, the magnitude of the situation got to him. Not only was it his first-ever collegiate game, but he was thrust into the starting defense with two other freshmen.‘Just seeing us all start together,’ Makowski said, ‘it just kind of hit us as soon as we walked on the field. And I think it just hit everybody that you know, we’re the starting block for this program. We get the chance to start what we want and how we want things to end up.’Makowski was joined on defense by fellow freshman Skylar Thomas and Jordan Murrell. Sophomore Ryan Tessler is the only returning player starting on defense for the Orange (1-2, 0-0 Big East). But even with the youth movement on defense, SU’s backline has been arguably its strongest unit three games into the season. And going into Sunday’s match against American (1-2-1, 0-0 Patriot League), the unit will look to record its first clean sheet of the season and hopefully another SU victory.The amount of new players on this year’s team isn’t a secret. It would have been normal to expect rocky results from a starting defensive unit that’s three-fourths freshmen, especially at the beginning of the season. And though the group hasn’t been perfect, it’s responded well to being thrown in the deep end, allowing no more than two goals in any game.‘We’re learning quickly, and this is a very coachable group,’ SU head coach Ian McIntyre said. ‘We’ve done a good job against a couple of explosive teams.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Eagles only average one goal per game, not a particularly potent attack. And as always, the Syracuse defense strives to shut out every team it faces this season. That is its goal.Communication has been crucial for the young group, and even though the freshmen defenders don’t have experience, the group hasn’t had any trouble directing the players in front of it. Thomas said age doesn’t matter on the field, only working with the offense and preventing goals does.‘As freshmen we don’t have a lot of authority,’ Thomas said. ‘But we need to organize the backline and the people in front of us. So even though we’re freshmen we kind of boss around the players in front of us.’Each defender has a specialty that makes them unique. Makowski can throw the longest. The 6-foot-3 Thomas has his height as an advantage. Others are good with free kicks or corner kicks. And their aerial prowess was a factor in propelling the team to its only win of the season against Canisius.Defenders don’t always have the name recognition of the glamorous, goal-scoring offensive players. But it’s the defense that sets the offense up and leads to wins, said Makowski.‘Offense starts with defense,’ Makowski said. ‘You don’t give up goals, you can’t lose games. To win games, you have to stop giving up goals. And if our offense scores one or two goals, then we’ll solidify a game (with our defense).’It’s been getting those goals from the offense that’s been an issue so far in 2011. SU scored two goals in its second game after going scoreless in the opener, but only managed one against Siena in its third and most recent game of the season.Against AU, the offense will need to score if it hopes to give the defense the chance to uphold a potential victory.‘We know that we’re getting our chances,’ Thomas said of the offense. ‘So hopefully one game, we’ll stick a few in and we’ll be fine from there.’If SU does manage to score a few, the Orange would arguably be in good shape with the way the backline has played. Makowski, Thomas and Murrell may be freshmen, but their youth hasn’t stopped them from producing in games.‘We are young,’ Makowski said. ‘We’re a young backline. But I think Mac’s done a real good job of having us work together. And after every game we get more and more comfortable.’rnmarcus@syr.edu Comments Published on September 7, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Rachel: rnmarcus@syr.educenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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