Auction success: Brisbane’s clearance rate highest in 2.5 yrs

first_imgBrisbane’s auction clearance rate is its highest since May 2017, according to CoreLogic.THE number of homes sold under the hammer in Brisbane blitzed the competition at the weekend, with the auction clearance rate hitting its highest level in nearly two-and-a-half years.The Queensland capital recorded an auction success rate of 57.1 per cent from 93 auctions, which is the best result since May 2017, when the clearance rate hit 59.6 per cent, according to preliminary figures from property researcher, CoreLogic. CoreLogic auction market commentator Kevin Brogan said Brisbane was the most improved capital city market in the country when it came to auction clearance rates, with buyer confidence surging in recent weeks. RELATED: Negotiations continue for castle and property guru’s house Brisbane is proving to be the most improved auction market in the country, according to CoreLogic.“What’s really interesting about Brisbane is that (the clearance rate) started the year in the mid to high 20s and took until the end of April to reach 40 per cent,” Mr Brogan said.“But then the first week of August had just over 50 per cent and last week, the clearance rate was 56.8 per cent.”Mr Brogan said the fact the clearance rate had been in the 50s for a number of weeks now suggested the sustained strength of the improvement. Auctioneer Jason Andrew auctions a house at Gordon Park. Picture: Darren England.He pointed out an anomaly in January when the auction clearance rate in Brisbane was 92.9 per cent, but that was only based on 17 auctions — too small a sample size to count.“You can’t deny two interest rate cuts and more on the way, certainty around capital gains tax and negative gearing … tax cuts and APRA’s changes to the loan serviceability buffer have had an impact,” Mr Brogan said.Ray White’s Ascot branch sold seven from 10 properties at its ‘Super Saturday’ auction day at the weekend. Auction clearance rates have made a dramatic improvement in Brisbane. Picture: Mitch Bear.A three-level house set high on an exclusive Hamilton street was the top seller — fetching $2.35 million.Six bidders registered for the auction of the property at 6 Mikado Street — three from interstate — but the lucky buyer was a family from the suburb of Teneriffe.Around the corner in Clayfield, a four-bedroom period home sold under the hammer for $1.285 million.Marketing agent Oliver Jonker of Ray White – Ascot said the property at 17 Bayview Terrace attracted seven registered bidders. MORE: Auction bidders told: ‘25 seconds, that’s all’ This home at 17 Bayview Tce, Clayfield, sold at auction for $1.285 million.In Kedron, a whopping 19 registered bidders competed for an original post-war weatherboard home at 59 Eleventh Avenue. Marketing agent Dwight Ferguson of Ray White – Ascot said the auction “went crazy”. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours ago“The auction opened at $400,000 and moved up in $50,000s and then $20,000s to finally sell at $840,000, which is the highest price for land value in the Avenues,” Mr Ferguson said.“All sorts of owner occupiers, family home builders, and developers were on this one, but it sold to a local family.” This house at 59 Eleventh Ave, Kedron, sold at auction. This house in Kedron’s ‘The Avenues’ sold for $840,000.Ray White Queensland chief auctioneer Mitch Peereboom said the higher end of the market was performing well and buyers were willing to compete.“That is stemming from confidence in the Brisbane market, which bodes well for the future,” Mr Peereboom said.On Brisbane’s east side in the sought-after suburb of Bulimba, a four-bedroom, two-bathroom house sold under the hammer for $1.475 million.Marketing agent Joanna Gianniotis of Place – Bulimba said the buyer of the property at 24 Waterline Crescent had not even inspected the house.She said they were moving to Brisbane from Adelaide, had a budget they needed to stick to, but desperately wanted to live in Bulimba — no matter the house. This house at 24 Waterline Cres, Bulimba, sold at auction for $1.475m.last_img read more

Outdoor Indiana magazine honored by national peers

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — The DNR Division of Communications earned four awards for its magazine, Outdoor Indiana, at a recent Association of Conservation Information (ACI) conference. ACI is a non-profit organization of natural resources communicators. Members represent state, federal and Canadian wildlife conservation and parks and natural resource agencies as well as private conservation organizations.Outdoor Indiana magazine itself, overall, earned third place in the nation in the annual contest.The magazine’s calendar, which appears in every November-December issue, earned second place in the nation in the calendar category.Senior writer Nick Werner earned second place in the “Magazine Destination, Historical or Cultural Article” category for an article on Indiana’s waterfalls. The article, titled “737 and Counting,” appeared in May-June 2017.Staff photographer Frank Oliver’s photo of a Skamania steelhead earned third place for photography. The photo ran as the June photo for the 2018 calendar. The fish is shown jumping the sea lamprey barrier on Trail Creek in Michigan City, Indiana.The rest of the Communications staff who works on the magazine includes Marty Benson, managing editor; John Maxwell, photographer/writer; Erin Hiatt, graphic designer; Jessica Sparger, business manager; and Amy L. Guyer, subscriptions manager. Former DNR Communications director Phil Bloom, who retired in Sept. 2017, served as editor for the issues submitted for review.For the overall magazine award, the DNR submitted two issues, July-August 2017 and May-June 2017. Each issue is a collaborative effort that also includes contributors from outside the DNR Division of Communications. Outside contributors for those issues were Roger Hedge and Andrew Reuter of the Division of Nature Preserves; Jill Vance of the Division of State Parks; and former DNR employees Sarabeth Klueh-Mundy, former herpetologist with the Division of Fish & Wildlife, and Benjamin Hess, formerly of the Division of Nature Preservers.Outdoor Indiana publishes six times a year. Subscriptions are $15 for one year (six issues, a 27 percent savings) and $28 for two years (12 issues, a 42 percent savings). Subscribe at or by calling (317) 233-3046.last_img read more

Aubameyang rejects Arsenal deal, draws closer to ‘fascinating’ Conte plan

first_img Aubameyang, who has one year left on his deal, has held talks with Gunners boss Mikel Arteta about an extension. However, FCInterNews claims the striker has rejected the proposal from the north London side, which would have offered him the same terms amid Arteta’s plans to rebuild his side. The source says Arsenal‘s project has not convinced Aubameyang, who wants to compete at the highest level. As such, the prospect of joining Inter Milan in Serie reportedly “fascinates and intrigues” the Gabon international. Antonio Conte has persuaded former Premier League stars Christian Eriksen, Romelu Lukaku and Ashley Young to Italy in the past 12 months and hopes he can do the same with Aubameyang.Advertisement Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreCristiano Ronaldo Turns His Hotels Into Coronavirus Hospitals?7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhonePlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art Inter’s move for the attacker hinges, however, on the sale of Lautaro Martinez to Barcelona. The Spanish giants have earmarked Martinez as their top target to replace Luis Suarez and have made several bids. Inter turned down the latest offer – of €70million plus Junior Firpo – but the feeling is that the Argentine will leave. read also:Barca prioritise Arsenal’s Aubameyang if Martinez deal fails Indeed, the prospect of playing alongside his compatriot Lionel Messi is a huge one for Martinez. Therefore, Conte has reportedly signed off plans to move for Aubameyang if his current striker departs. And Aubameyang is keen to be the focal point up front in an exciting Inter side, if given the chance. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has rejected Arsenal’s offer of a new contract and is “fascinated” by the prospect of joining Antonio Conte at Inter, according to a report.last_img read more

An Instagram message connected a Lake Worth man to a fatal shooting

first_imgPolice were able to track down a man from who is suspected to be connected to a triple shooting last year in Lake Worth Beach that left one person dead.Police arrested the Riviera Beach 21-year-old, Alan Asbury III, on Tuesday and he faces multiple charges, including second-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder.Police say is accused of fatally shooting David Goodman in the backyard of a home on South G Street in September.The shooting also left two others injured, James Edwards and Jean Cajuste.According to a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office probable cause affidavit, Edwards told police he was sitting outside when the people inside a passing gray Nissan started shooting at them.During the investigation, police found surveillance video, text messages and social media posts to link Asbury to the crime.Police found that Asbury sent a text message to his cousin saying that he bought a handgun. When detectives questioned him, Asbury said that he was robbed from the gun on the same day he bought it.However, investigators said that Asbury sent an Instagram message to someone with a picture of the gun on his lap three days after the shooting.Asbury is facing multiple charges and is being held without bond at the main Palm Beach County jail.last_img read more

The Latest: Colts to allow 2,500 fans at season opener

first_imgThe Latest: Colts to allow 2,500 fans at season opener September 4, 2020 ___Mississippi fans can have their faces in the stands — for a price — even if they can’t get into the games.The school is selling fans cutouts with photos of themselves for $55. They’ll be placed in the stands for football, soccer and volleyball games.Fans must wear Ole Miss attire in the photos. Attendance will be limited to 25% of capacity for football games at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium because of COVID-19.The first 500 orders for football games will be placed behind the goalposts. The rest will be placed throughout the lower bowl of the stadium. ___Table tennis events will return in China in November.The International Table Tennis Federation says World Cup events for men and women will be held in China after the country took over hosting duties from Germany and Thailand.The Chinese table tennis federation says “we are able to come out from the darkness and to celebrate our return to the table.”The ITTF froze the world rankings in April when all international competitions were postponed or canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The 16 top-ranked men and women will compete at the ITTF Finals. World Cup events will have 20-player lineups of no more than two from each country.___More AP sports: and That number was determined following discussions with the Marion County Public Health Department and set to meet local, NFL and CDC guidelines to help limit the spread of COVID-19. But the Colts will not operate their Touchdown Town outside the stadium until further notice. Colts staff will meet with local health officials as early as next week to discuss capacity for future games.“Our top priority always will be the health and safety of fans, players and staff, so we must take the necessary precautions to keep everyone safe, which includes a reduced stadium capacity on game day,” said Pete Ward, the team’s COO. “We will continue to work with local health officials on steps that will allow our season to go on as safely as possible with fans in the stands. And we continue to appreciate the patience of all our fans as we navigate the fluid nature of this pandemic.” Next week, the team will release specific health and safety procedures for 2020 home games, which also will include requirements for fans and stadium employees on game days. Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___ The Indianapolis Colts today will allow a maximum of 2,500 fans at Lucas Oil Stadium for the team’s home opener Sept. 20 against the Minnesota Vikings.last_img read more

MBB : CAPSIZED: Seton Hall sinks Syracuse in worst home loss since 1998

first_img Comments No one attempted to alleviate Syracuse’s worst home loss in more than a decade. Not Jim Boeheim. Not his players.‘The worst loss I’ve been a part of,’ junior point guard Scoop Jardine said.It was a loss that stunned the Carrier Dome crowd into dazed silence. That made Boeheim question the effort of his players. That caused both the SU head coach and his players to admit to the shaken confidence that has come with a three-game losing streak.And it all came as the worst-shooting team in the Big East — Seton Hall — roared into the Dome and put up its best 3-point shooting performance of the season against Syracuse’s once-feared 2-3 zone defense.The Pirates made their first seven shots — and first three 3-pointers — en route to shredding No. 9 SU’s zone early and taking a commanding lead into the half. Seton Hall (9-12, 3-6 Big East) didn’t slow down, pulling away in the second half for a 90-68 victory over the Orange (18-3, 5-3) in front of 21,950 inside the Dome on Tuesday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘To be honest, I’m a little disappointed in some of the effort tonight,’ Boeheim said. ‘We’ll see what we can do about that.’The 22-point loss is Syracuse’s worst home loss since Feb. 7, 1998, when the same Seton Hall program beat the Orangemen 85-61 inside the Dome. And this season, after the second-best start in program history, Syracuse has now lost three consecutive Big East games. In all three of those losses, SU’s zone has been exposed and decimated.‘Our defense is bad,’ SU shooting guard Brandon Triche said. ‘I’m playing defense bad.’Jeremy Hazell was the immediate difference-maker in Tuesday’s second meeting between the Orange and the Pirates. Hazell didn’t play the last time his Seton Hall squad squared off against Syracuse on Jan. 8, a game in which the Pirates started 0-of-17 from 3-point range.This time, Hazell was in the starting lineup and changed his team’s fortunes right from the opening tip. Fifteen seconds in, he got the ball beyond the 3-point line. Seventeen seconds in, there was no chance for another 0-of-17.‘Any time someone gets hot, you need to make an adjustment,’ sophomore forward James Southerland said. ‘Contain him a little more. We didn’t adjust.’The Orange’s failure to adjust let Hazell and a slew of other Pirates get hot early. On Seton Hall’s next possession — after Hazell’s opening 3-pointer — forward Fuquan Edwin hit a long jump shot from the right corner. Seton Hall made its next four shots, and then Jeff Robinson capped off the opening rally with a 3-pointer near the exact same spot where Hazell started it.Five minutes in, SU had given up a whopping 19 points. And though SU’s offense scored 11 points in that same span, it couldn’t keep up. And it was Hazell leading the charge with 14 first-half points.‘We haven’t had Jeremy Hazell for two and a half months,’ Seton Hall head coach Kevin Willard said. ‘When he’s out there, everybody looks like a better shooter. Him being out there and playing against the zone was pretty nice.’At halftime, Seton Hall had scored 43 on the Orange defense — the second consecutive game an opponent has scored 40-plus first-half points against Syracuse. And when the half was over, Seton Hall’s other numbers — along with the 43 points — told the story: 55.2 percent shooting and 63.6 percent 3-point shooting. And the Orange found itself trailing 43-30 at the break.Syracuse never threatened, failing to get any closer the rest of the way.‘Same thing has happened these last three games,’ Triche said. ‘They had a game plan — they followed it. We had a game plan — we didn’t follow it. The last three games, we’re just losing focus.’The second half only pushed the Orange further back. There was never a comeback attempt, like against Pittsburgh and Villanova. Seton Hall scored the first seven points of the half and quickly built a 20-point lead.The Pirates, who lost at home Saturday to Rutgers, picked up its first win over a ranked team this season. A team that shoots 29 percent from 3-point range on the season made 10-of-17 tries Tuesday.At the end of his postgame press conference, Boeheim called into question the effort of his players. And in the Syracuse locker room, his players wouldn’t dispute that fact, either.‘There’s really nothing you can do but move forward,’ Jardine said. ‘But it’s unacceptable to play that way.’ Published on January 24, 2011 at 12:00 pmcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

USC continues to be leader in AIDS research

first_imgWith 30 years of AIDS and HIV research in the books, the Los Angeles and USC communities hope to stay at the forefront of research development through community involvement and a continued strive toward treating the disease.Cause · On Sunday more than 30,000 people, including local politicians and celebrities, took part in the 27th annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles in Hollywood. – Photo courtesy of Brian LoweThis much was clear Sunday as an estimated 30,000 people walked the streets of Hollywood as part of AIDS Walk Los Angeles. Participants included community members and USC leaders in the field of AIDS research and development.AIDS Project Los Angeles Executive Director Craig E. Thompson said although USC has been heavily involved in treating HIV/AIDS patients, it was not until the last decade that USC increased its focus on AIDS research.“As a research university, USC has always been slower to move into doing HIV and AIDS research than some of the other universities, but is really stepping that up now and we are really pleased to see that,” Thompson said.The USC community has had strong involvement in research concerning the disease ever since Michael Gottlieb, then a 33-year-old assistant professor at the UCLA medical center, first described AIDS in 1981.Today, more than 30 million people worldwide live with either HIV or AIDS, according to a study by AVERT, a worldwide AIDS and HIV charity.To commemorate the 30th year of strong academic and medical attention to the disease, the USC Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research hosted a daylong symposium last week where doctors from USC and other universities around the country discussed the future of research in the field.USC’s increased recognition of the importance of the disease in the research community signaled to Rep. Adam Schiff  that USC, and other universities, will take a leading role in the years to come.“Some of the most path-breaking research is done at our institutions of higher learning,” Schiff said. “So USC just needs to keep up the great work it’s doing, and at the Federal level we need to make sure that the funds for research at [the National Institute of Health] are continued and continue to support the pipeline of brilliant work being done at USC.”Student groups at USC are also looking to the USC community as a place for support for AIDS research and patients. Connie Chen, a junior majoring in international relations (global business) and president of the USC chapter of Face AIDS, an on-campus AIDS support organization, sees a bright future for involvement at USC.“There is a lot of interest in AIDS groups [at USC],” Chen said. “It’s just so easy to get involved.”Face AIDS also recently partnered with APLA to help increase awareness and support opportunities around USC.For Thompson, with the changing demographic of the AIDS epidemic and USC’s geographic location, the university is poised to stay at the forefront of the fight against the disease.“USC [is] uniquely positioned to take a leadership position in South Central. [It] has not been the hardest hit [community], but the epicenter [of the AIDS epidemic] is moving to South Los Angeles,” Thompson said. “USC could be poised to do more with services and things out of the campus or related to the campus because Jefferson Park is right there.”last_img read more

Men’s hockey: Badgers travel to Happy Valley to face-off against No. 19 Nittany Lions

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team (10-15-5, 6-9-5 Big Ten) will travel to University Park, Pennsylvania to take on No. 19 Penn State (17-11-2, 9-10-1) this weekend in a pivotal late-season matchup as both teams seek a late rise in the conference standings.The Badgers are coming off a series split against Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, last weekend. They currently sit in last place in the Big Ten, but are only two points behind Michigan State, four behind Penn State, five behind Michigan and six behind Notre Dame.Penn State, on the other hand, is coming off a series split against Michigan State in East Lansing, Michigan. The Nittany Lions sit only four points behind second place Minnesota with four games left in the season.Men’s hockey: Badgers add Ryder Donovan to already strong 2019 recruitment classThe University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team turned heads in the recruitment world this past week with the addition of Read…Despite these teams’ closeness in the Big Ten standings, their stats tell a different story. Penn State leads the nation in goals, while Wisconsin ranks 28th.Penn State’s goal-scoring prowess was on display against Wisconsin when they scored eight goals in two games during their late November trip to the Kohl Center.One good omen for the Badgers going into the weekend is that Penn State has allowed 110 goals — the seventh most in the nation — while Badgers have only allowed 99. Penn State’s defensive struggle was on full display when the Badgers scored 11 goals over their previous two-game series.Puck drop is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Friday and 6 p.m. Saturday. Friday’s game will be televised on the Big Ten Network and both games can be listened to on the Badger Sports Network and followed live on Twitter @BadgerMHockey or read more

No. 12 Syracuse gets shut down by No. 20 Duke, 17-10

first_img Published on March 31, 2018 at 4:20 pm Contact Billy: | @Wheyen3 Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse head coach Gary Gait stood a few feet from attack Nicole Levy. The clock was running down with about nine minutes left in the second half. Levy was on the field, accompanied toward the sideline by Duke’s Callie Humphrey, who stuck by Levy’s side all game.In that moment, Levy filled the role she occupied for most of the game: face-guarded spectator.“Unfortunately, she gets the ball, they double her, so she ends up just having to move it,” Gait said. “It’s tough to utilize a player where they’re just gonna do that.”No. 20 Duke’s (7-4, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) plan to shutdown No. 12 Syracuse (7-5, 0-3) seemed to start with shutting down Levy, who began and ended Saturday’s game with 27 goals on the season. It continued with pressure high up the field and a disciplined defense that the Orange just couldn’t break down. SU entered the game with the country’s second-best shooting percentage, but the Blue Devils clamped down and ensured an easy win for the visitors, 17-10.This was the third loss of the season for Syracuse in which the Orange managed just 10 goals. For a team that averages 15.82 goals per game, that’s a shift into a lower gear. All three of the 10-goal outputs have come in the last four games, played in eight days. First, it was 10 goals at Notre Dame. The midwest drought continued at Northwestern with 10 goals just two days later. And after a refreshing 17 goals at Princeton, the Orange brought the 10-goal act home on Saturday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGait called Saturday’s defeat a “carbon copy” of those two prior losses. In all three, the Orange made about one-third of its shots, with the worst ratio coming against Duke (10-of-32).“That comes from not taking our time, and forcing some shots,” Gait said. “And getting shots and not putting them away.”With fewer than 10 minutes remaining in the first half, Syracuse’s Emily Hawryschuk earned a free-position shot from straight on. With about 10 seconds left on the shot clock, she fired from a sidearm slot, pulling the ball wide left. SU followed up the miss but the shot clock ran out seconds later. Syracuse normally features a quick-strike offense, but on Saturday it was anything but. Time and again, the Duke fans grew animated as the timer moved past 20 seconds.“When we play a lot of defense we don’t want to run down the field and take a shot in the first 10 seconds,” Hawryschuk said. “… We tried to slow it down a little bit, but we’ve just got to execute in the end.”There were long stretches where Syracuse’s offense got very few chances to operate. An almost full-field pressure from the Blue Devils turned the game into a turnover-fest in the midfield. Duke turned it over 16 times and SU turned it over 17. In the long sequences of back and forth without much possession, SU’s attack waited while its midfielders ran themselves into the ground.Midway through the second half, Syracuse midfielder Sam Swart tried to use her speed to win a race up the left sideline. But she couldn’t find the edge and was ushered out of bounds by a double team.“Chemistry and communication were lacking a little bit,” SU midfielder Taylor Gait said of the struggles to break Duke down.Levy spent the majority of the game stationed on her position along the left attacking sideline, giving her teammates an opportunity to operate with more space in a six-on-six set. The rest of Syracuse’s attack struggled to make the extra space matter.The Orange couldn’t even find a consolation goal. Cara Quimby had a chance inside of 30 seconds and fired past Duke goalie Gabbe Cadoux’s left hip, only to find the right post. Swart tracked down the ensuing ground ball, and eventually Hawryschuk earned a free-position shot.Three seconds remained. The Blue Devils were up seven. The Duke faithful, filling most of a section with royal blue and white, were all on their feet, applauding with the result well in hand.Hawryschuk let her shot rip, aiming toward the lower-left corner of the cage. But Cadoux’s right foot deflected the shot away as the clock hit zero. Cadoux shook the foot once, as if it hurt, and took a tentative step toward the sideline. But as her teammates rushed to meet her and celebrate, it didn’t seem to hurt anymore.Syracuse’s attack trickled off the field, silent once more. It was Duke’s celebration around its goalie that made all the noise. Commentslast_img read more

Niger Tornadoes to Recruit Eight New Players

first_imgThe Public Relations Officer of the club, George Daniya, quoted head coach of the team, Abubakar Bala, as insisting that lack of bite in the attack of team last season was partly responsible for the middle of the table finishing of the Minna team.“We created so many chances last season of which we converted very few. The only option we have now is to strengthen the squad and our attack,” the coach was quoted as insisting. The technical crew of the team is also looking at the midfield and defence. Already, 13 players from NPFL teams have been invited for screening while the number of players to be fired from the present squad has not been disclosed.The coach hinted that camping ahead of the new football season is to begin soon either in Kontagora or Bida.As part of the pre-season programme of the club, Tornadoes is to take part in the Gold Cup Tournament scheduled to hold in Ilorin Kwara State.Tornadoes FC was runners up at the 2017 AITEO Cup, losing to Akwa United on penalty shoot out.The club was also placed 11th on the 2016/2017 NPFL final table.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Laleye Dipo in MinnaNiger State owned Niger Tornadoes Football Club of Minna is to recruit eight new players to beef up the team ahead of the next Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season.However, the management of Tornadoes has restricted the ages of players to be recruited to between 24 and 25 years old age bracket.last_img read more