Old vs new: What’s best for your hip pocket?

first_imgGeneric image of existing houses in Brisbane (AAP Image/Glenn Hunt) Herron Todd White Brisbane residential director David Notley said buyers should research builders, developments, public transport and any other important factors before making a purchase.But developer Don O’Rorke of Consolidated Properties said prices for house and land packages had remained relatively steady. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:50Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:50 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenDifferences between building in new or established estates01:50BRISBANE’S “abundance of land” and affordable prices are driving the great migration from interstate.But a new report has found that building a new home may not be as economical as purchasing an existing property.“In most cases, we’ve found building contracts have become more expensive over the past 12 months,” Herron Todd White’s (HTW) Month In Review report has found.“It’s becoming increasingly difficult to support the cost of land plus construction as equal to or above the end value of the completed property.” An aerial view of the Brisbane CBDMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoIt found there was serious competition between new and established stock within some estates, with some existing properties trading for up to $40,000 less.It also found that many of those existing properties were “substantially larger” than the newer builds – an attractive option for buyers.last_img read more

British Airways to cut Caribbean routes

first_img Share British Airways chief executive, Keith Williams, addressing Caribbean tourism industry stakeholders in St MartinLONDON, England — British Airways has announced plans to reduce flights to the Caribbean following a sharp rise in Air Passenger Duty (APD).Blaming falling passenger numbers on the punitive tax, BA chief executive, Keith Williams, confirmed the news when delivering the keynote speech to over 200 tourism directors, ministers and practitioners in St Martin at the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO)’s first ever dedicated conference to tackle the state of the travel and tourism industry.For the summer 2012 timetable Williams explained that BA will be forced to reduce capacity to the Caribbean by approximately six percent in a bid to focus on the most profitable routes. Attributing the reduction to lower-than-planned recovery of leisure travel demand, the BA chief linked the reduced demand to the UK government’s “destructive tax juggernaut” of Air Passenger Duty.Williams said, “We continue to protest against the rises in APD and I hope the government’s recent consultation will lead to a more equitable banding system that does not penalise the Caribbean.”Among the reductions in capacity to the Caribbean, British Airways is expected to cancel its two weekly flights from Gatwick to Montego Bay, Jamaica, next March.Williams explained the tax increases the cost of a flight from London to the Caribbean for a family of four by $470. Consequently, fewer people are prepared to travel.According to the Caribbean Tourism Organisation, arrivals from the UK to the Caribbean are already declining, while those from other source markets are increasing.In November 2010, it was estimated that the average decline in UK arrivals to the Caribbean would be in the region of 15 percent, once the full impact of the latest rise in APD has taken effect.During the first half of 2011, the impact was even greater at 20 percent on 2008 passenger levels.The World Travel and Tourism Council has also recently called on the British government to recalibrate the tax.By Caribbean News Now contributor 33 Views   no discussions Share NewsRegionalTravel British Airways to cut Caribbean routes by: – September 19, 2011center_img Sharing is caring! Share Tweetlast_img read more

Cardinals Win Opening Games At SEI Tourney

first_imgThe St. Louis 7th grade basketball team hosted the visiting South Dearborn Squires in the 1st round of the SEI tournament on Monday night 44-20.The Cardinals came out playing good solid defense and were able to hold the Squires to just two points in the half as they went into intermission with a comfortable 25-2 lead. The Squires offense finally got on track in the second half but were not able to make a run against the Cardinals as the final scored ended 44-20 in favor of St. Louis.There were several Cardinals that made the scoring column as Kurt Siefert had 3, Wil Freeland 7, Riley Schebler 2, Ben Schebler 1, Andrew Oesterling 17, Karson Macke 2, Lleyton Ratcliffe 8, and Sam Voegele 4. Jack Forbeck and Jack Aplanalp both came off the bench and handled the ball well under the Squires full court pressure giving the Cardinals some easy baskets. The defense was led by Voegele on the boards and Tyler Kuntz on the outside.The Cardinals advance to the second round of the tournament and play Jac-Cen-Del. The game will be played at the South Dearborn Middle School at 5:30 on Tuesday January 19th.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Jim Oesterling.The St. Louis 8th grade boys basketball team hosted South Dearborn in the first round of the SEI basketball tournament Monday night and will move on to the semi-finals after defeating South Dearborn 36 to 22.St. Louis will play the winner of the Jac Cen Del/Greendale game Tuesday at South Dearborn. They will follow the 7th grade game which begins at 5:30.Balance scoring and stingy defense made it difficult for South Dearborn throughout the contest.Charlie Dice opened the game with a 3 ball to go along with a couple of nifty passes to Jacob Deutsch, who converted on both field goals and the Cardinals took the early lead. Deutsch continued to find the open lane in the paint and helped St. Louis to a 16 to 11 lead at the half.The third quarter saw Adam Cox knock down a pair of field goals and the Cardinals extended their lead to 25 to 14 heading to the final quarter.  Johnathan Deal provided 5 fourth quarter points to put the game away.Jacob Deutsch led all scorers with 13 points and many big rebounds.  Charlie Dice finished with 8 points, Johnathan Deal had 7 points.  Adam Cox added 6 points to go along with a fine game at the point position.  Abe Peetz and Zach Harmeyer added a free throw each.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Mike Burkhart.last_img read more

Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony thinks he deserved to start at Arsenal

first_img The Ivory Coast striker had scored three in four games while City’s talismanic forward Aguero was missing with a heel injury. But Aguero was declared fit enough ahead of the clash at the Emirates Stadium and came straight into a side that was then beaten 2-1 by the Gunners. Press Association Wilfried Bony has questioned why he was dropped for Manchester City’s loss at Arsenal despite the fact his replacement Sergio Aguero was not fully fit. “That’s my feeling today,” he said when asked if he would air his views to his manager. “We have lost the game so we just have to be ready for the next game. I will continue to work hard and think about the next game, prepare very well then it will depend on the coach who he is going to put in.” Bony was then asked if it summed up where he was in Pellegrini’s thinking if he was dropped as soon as Aguero was deemed fit enough to start. “That’s what I mean,” he said. “Everyone on the team wants to play but the coach has to choose 11 players. If its good for the team like this its okay. We go with that. Everyone must be ready to give 100 per cent.” City host Sunderland on Boxing day before a trip to league-leaders Leicester 48 hours later – with the Foxes currently boasting a six-point lead over Pellegrini’s men. With manager Manuel Pellegrini’s position already under increased speculation given Pep Guardiola’s announcement he will be leaving Bayern Munich in the summer, City have now failed to win away in the Premier League since mid-September. And Bony has heaped more pressure on his manager after claiming he should have been tasked with leading the line at Arsenal instead of coming on around the hour-mark as an ineffectual Aguero departed. When asked if he deserved to be playing, the former Swansea forward said: “I think so. “He (Aguero) is coming back from injury. He hasn’t played for a couple of weeks. I’m disappointed today that I didn’t start but I’m not the coach. “The coach does what he thinks is best for the team. I’m sure everyone on the bench wants to play. He just has to choose 11 players. “So when I come on I just try to do my best to try to score or to give an assist to the other players to score to help the team to win.” Bony, 27, arrived at the Etihad Stadium from Swansea in January for a fee of £28million but has only started 10 league games in that time. He also revealed he would talk to Pellegrini about his position amid speculation regarding his own future. last_img read more

Mathews leads Sri Lanka’s rout of Bangladesh

first_imgANGELO Mathews guided Sri Lanka to a commanding 122-run win over Bangladesh in Colombo to complete a 3-0 ODI series whitewash.The experienced all-rounder anchored the hosts’ innings masterfully, making 87 out of 294 for eight – a target that always looked likely to be well beyond the tourists on a slowing pitch.Seamer Kasun Rajitha, playing his first match of the series, staked a convincing claim in the early days of Sri Lanka’s post-Lasith Malinga era in the 50-over format by ripping out Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal and fellow opener Anamul Haque early in the chase.Rajitha finished with 2-17 from his five overs, while fellow seamer Dasun Shanaka reduced the middle order to rubble and was the pick of the Sri Lanka attack with 3-27 from six, as Bangladesh were dismissed for 172.Sri Lanka were made to work for their imposing total after Avishka Fernando was trapped lbw by Shafiul Islam (3-68) in the fifth over.Captain Dimuth Karunarate and wicketkeeper Kusal Perera steadied matters with 46 and 42 respectively but each fell caught at the wicket in quick succession.That brought Mathews together with fellow half-centurion Kusal Mendis, who hit 54 from 58 deliveries despite a watchful start to their 101-run partnership.Soumya Sarkar removed Mendis on his way to career-best figures of 3-56, but that brought Dasun Shanaka to the crease for an explosive 30 off 14 balls.Mathews rode his luck as he was dropped on 32 and 63 before eventually falling to Soumya in the final over.It was a fine all-round performance from the pick of Bangladesh’s attack, but Soumya was powerless at the other end as Shanaka capitalised on Rajitha’s early breakthroughs by removing Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mithun and Mahmudullah cheaply.Soumya was the eighth man to go for 69, bowled by spinner Akila Dananjaya. The only other resistance of note came from Taijul Islam, who was left on 39 not out after last-man Rubel Hossain was run-out.last_img read more

‘More arrests than signings’ – Man Utd trolled over lackluster transfer window so far

first_imgMan United fans are desperate for a big signing this summer.Despite links to several players, most notably, Borussia Dortmund winger, Jadon Sancho, the club appears to be getting nowhere with a marquee signing.Fans have taken to scrounging under the tweets of transfer experts like Kaveh Solhekol and Fabrizio Romano, asking for updates on any potential transfers to Old Trafford.The early fervour which had accompanied news that United were close to a deal for Sancho has been replaced by frustration, desperation and outright anger for fans of the club.A lot of the fury has been directed at the club’s owners and Executive Vice-chairmanAll this to the delight of opposition supporters.Fans of Chelsea, Man City, Tottenham and Arsenal whose clubs have either already brought someone in or are on the verge of signing someone, are revelling in United’s pain.On Twitter, Man Utd have been turned into the banter club of the summer with everyone taking a shot at them.The latest news that the Red Devils’ captain was arrested in Greece after fighting at a bar and reportedly resisting arrest has compounded the trolling.Some people have savagely noted that United have had more arrests than signings this summer. Is this some kind of a social experiment to see how much a club can annoy its fan base or something??— Mugiira (@Dennilsn_) August 25, 2020 Manchester United fans while Chelsea sign Ziyech, Werner, Havertz, Thiago Silva and Chilwell…👀And they are linked with no one…😭— Goal (@goal) August 25, 2020 If you think life is hard, try being a man utd fan in the transfer window 😭— Man utd senior (@afolly_UTD) August 23, 2020 Being an Manchester United fan is hard now. Watching all other PL clubs signing new players while we even can’t get one deal done.It’s time for change! #GlazersOut #WoodwardOut @ManUtd— Olsen (@OLSZN_) August 25, 2020last_img read more

World Cup preview: Denmark vs France

first_imgDenmark will need just a point from their final Group C game with France to qualify for the last 16 of the World Cup, with Les Bleus already through.The Danes drew with Australia in their second group fixture, and another point would secure their place in the knockout rounds ahead of the Socceroos.They could also top the group should they beat France and coach Age Hareide says Denmark will be aiming for an all-out victory at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.”I know one point will be enough but that’s not a good way to start the match,” he said. “If you put that into your players’ heads there will be passiveness in the team and that’s not good.”It will be a tough match tomorrow. The players worked very hard in the first two matches. We haven’t done our best in terms of play but we’ve worked very hard for the points. We can’t ask for more.”A draw would also be enough for France to win Group C after winning both of their opening games, but Didier Deschamps says he will not be handing out favours to their fellow competitors. “We are not going to give them a helping hand. Our goal is to guarantee first place and two results will allow that,” he said.”I would never say to my team that we’re playing for a draw. I want my team to go out onto the pitch without any ambiguity and to do everything to win this match. I’m sure Denmark will also be playing to win.”Team newsDenmark will be without Yussuf Poulsen, who is suspended, although the remainder of the squad should be in contention.Deschamps admitted he could rest players in danger of suspension, with midfield trio Paul Pogba, Blaise Matuidi and Corentin Tolisso all a booking away from missing the next match.Raphael Varane looks likely to captain the side, with Steve Mandanda expected to start in goal ahead of regular skipper Hugo Lloris. “I have 23 players, they can all have a role to play and start a match,” Deschamps added. “There are no risks, if they’re here it’s because they’re ready to play.” Kylian Mbappe celebrates France’s opener with Oliver Giroud and Antoine GriezmannOpta statsDenmark and France have met twice in the World Cup, both in the final of game of the group stages – France won 2-1 in 1998 and Denmark won 2-0 in 2002.Denmark and France are meeting at a sixth major tournament after Euro 1984, Euro 1992, World Cup 1998, Euro 2000 and World Cup 2002. France went on to win three of those five previous tournaments.Olivier Giroud has scored each of France’s last three goals against the Danes, most recently a double in a 2-1 victory in October 2015.Denmark have lost four of their last five World Cup games against fellow European nations, with the exception in that run being a 2-0 win against France If Denmark are awarded a penalty in this match, it will be the first time since Group C in 1998 that all four teams have had a penalty in a single World Cup group – that group also contained France and Denmark.France have only won all three of their group stage games at a World Cup finals once before, back in 1998 when they went on to win the tournament. Their third win in that edition also came against Denmark.Denmark’s Christian Eriksen has scored 17 goals in his last 20 appearances for the national side.France’s Kylian Mbappé could become the first teenager to score in more than one World Cup match since England’s Michael Owen did so in 1998.last_img read more

Man City eye record books after clinching title

first_img2364, United Kingdom | AFP | Champions Manchester City have set their sights on rewriting the record books after clinching the Premier League title.Pep Guardiola’s side were crowned kings of English football on Sunday as their arch rivals Manchester United slumped to a shock 1-0 defeat against struggling West Bromwich Albion.City are 16 points clear of second placed United, who can only take a maximum of 15 points from their remaining matches. Given the way they have demolished all challengers in the league, it was apparent months ago that it was only a matter of when rather than if City would take the title.But sealing the silverware thanks to a slip from old enemies United and their boss Jose Mourinho — a long-time rival of Guardiola — was a sweet moment, especially after they lost to their neighbours in the Manchester derby last weekend.Winning the title with five matches to go makes City the joint earliest champions in the Premier League era — matching the achievement of the 2000-01 Manchester United team. That is just one of a welter of statistical feats that have led some to rank City among the Premier League’s greatest ever teams.Whether they deserve to be mentioned in the same breath as Manchester United’s 1999 treble winners or the 2004 Arsenal ‘Invincibles’ is up for debate.Celebrating victory .. Celebrating together!Congratulations to @ManCity on winning the English #PremierLeague ??@Cityarabia #ManCity— Etisalat UAE (@etisalat) April 15, 2018But City, who will stage a title party when they host Swansea on Sunday, have a chance to underline their credentials over their last five matches.Fuelled by the majestic form of Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva, Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling, City set a new Premier League record earlier this season by winning 18 successive matches.The Premier League’s record points tally of 95, set by Chelsea in 2004-05, is within City’s reach if they can take nine from their last fixtures.With 28 league victories so far, City need three more wins to top Chelsea’s record of 30 Premier League wins in a season.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img read more

Osasuna learns to live without Chimy, the emblem of El Sadar

first_imgHis fan waits for him to enjoy his goals. Until his injury, the Argentine had 9 in 20 league games, a great average. He made them in the first round and got up to Vergara and Iriguibel, and only surpassed by Urban, which in the 1990-91 season marked 11 points before the Ecuador league. Chimy scored seven in as many straight games. Last summer Osasuna announced the signing of Chimy Ávila, Argentine striker who had to look for life from a very young age after a very hard childhood and with many needs, and that became known in Spanish football during the two seasons he played in the Huesca courtesy of San Lorenzo.I arrived in Pamplona Commander, a true whirlwind. Soon he won the love of his teammates and the fans. Watching him play was a show. Always giving everything, looking for the goal for his team … Soon the Chimymania and rumors began that he could go out in the winter market. However, in the 55th minute of the match against I raisedIn the last days of the market, Ávila suffered a serious knee injury. Cruciate ligament rupture. The Sadar He fell silent and the fans knew it wouldn’t be the same without him. Eight months of Calvary await you, but you will not be alone. Until Marc Gasol was launched. “Much strength genius.” Your little daughter will help you not to give up. At least that promised her when she burst into tears desperately when she saw the video of her father’s injury. “Do you know that Dad is going to come back stronger than ever and he’s going to score a lot of goals? How do they tell Dad? The Commander of the war, then we’re going to come back stronger, you mom, aunt … We have a lot of people who loves us and helps us. We must not cry champion, “the player tried to comfort him. The same could have been done with the fans, who now tries to learn to live without their idol. “He will come back stronger,” insisted his agent, Jorge Bilicich.last_img read more

Pocari-Air Force go up 2-0 in quarters, shoots down Iriga-Navy

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPocari Sweat-Air Force remained unbeaten in the quarterfinals after taking down Iriga-Navy, 23-25, 25-18, 25-20, 25-22, in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Warriors are at the top of the quarterfinals with a 2-0 record while the Lady Oragons have yet to win a game and joined Tacloban at the bottom of the standings with 0-2 records.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial MOST READ Lowly-ranked Russians, Saudis meet to kick off World Cup Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations View comments Madeline Palmer had 19 points to lead the Lady Warriors whose team outscored Iriga-Navy with 61 spikes to 48.“I hope this kind of performance continues considering we have yet to lose a game,” said Pocari head coach Jasper Jimenez. “We need two more wins to secure one of the last semifinals spot so we’ll take it one game at a time.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownCreamline and PayMaya are already in the semifinals after ending the eliminations as the top two seeds with the last two spots in the penultimate round up for grabs for the six teams in the quarterfinals.Macy Ubben had a game-high 27 points while Lauren Whyte added 18 for the Lady Oragons.center_img Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Arielle Love put up 18 points to help the Lady Warriors with Myla Pablo adding 14.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more