New home hot spots revealed

first_imgGeneral photo of Springfield Lagoon, Wednesday, November 14, 2018 (AAP Image/Richard Walker)Together, the five Queensland hot spots recorded more than $1 billion in building approvals, according to the report. But HIA’s chief economist Tim Reardon said Queensland was a state of two stories.“In the north, it is not a good story to tell,” Mr Reardon said. “They have had a difficult time up there, with the exception being Townsville after the floods but that will be short-term in terms of reconstruction.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours ago“In the southeast, there has been a slowdown but there is still a lot going on which is being driven by employment and interstate migration.”Mr Reardon said that concerns about an apartment oversupply in Brisbane had eased, with increasing demand for the next phase of construction.He said the looming federal election had an impact on building approvals, but the credit squeeze by the banks had been the biggest factor.“We have seen signs of that (credit squeeze) easing so we expect to see a pick up in the second half of the year,” he said. 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 estates01:50FIVE Queensland hot spots have been named among the nation’s top 20 strongest markets for new home construction.Pimpama on the Gold Coast recorded the highest dollar value in Queensland, with $282.4 million in building approvals in 2017/18, according to HIA Population and Residential Building Hotspots report. Other Queensland hot spots named in the top 20 were Ripley, Eagle Farm-Pinkenba, Springfield Lakes and South Brisbane.Both Ripley and Springfield Lakes are both within the Ipswich City Council region, which has seen strong growth in recent years. An aerial view of BrisbaneThe HIA report comes after the release of the Quarterly Market Insights report from Oliver Hume.That report also considered Queensland’s population growth during the December quarter, pointing to increasing levels of interstate and overseas migration.It said that while land sales transactions had “dipped” towards the end of 2018, the market had remained steady. “The number of active projects in all southeast Queensland municipalities was up for theDecember quarter, with various estates launching,” the report said.“Overall, the total represented a five per cent increase on the previous quarter. “This number is likely to decrease next quarter as several developments are reaching maturity.”The median land price in the southeast also increased by three per cent over the year, with Logan recording the most number of active projects in the southeast corner, followed by Ipswich.center_img An aerial view of Ecco Ripley Springfield Lakes, a development by Lendlease, is now sold out, while in Ripley, several developers are active including the likes of Sekisui House (Ecco Ripley), Okeland Communities (Providence South Ripley) and Satterley (Ripley Valley).Victoria dominated the top 20 with 12 of the best performing regions, while NSW had just three hot spots, all in the Sydney region.An area qualifies as a “hotspot” if at least $150 million worth of residential building work was approved during the 2017/18 financial year, and its rate of population growth was faster than the 1.6 per cent national average.Ripley recorded almost $164 million in building approvals, while Springfield Lakes clocked up $214.2 million.last_img read more

Ione (Allen) Robertson

first_imgThose surviving who will cherish Ione’s memory include her daughters, Doris Tincher of Brookville, and Donna (Jeff) Moorman of Greensburg; five grandchildren, Jeff (Colleen) Tincher of Brookville, Daphne Porter of Brookville, Danielle (Robert) Ortman of Brookville, Laura Moorman of Tampa, Florida, and Kari Moorman of Bend, Oregon; six great grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren; two brothers Breck (Annie) Allen of Escondido, California, and Bill (Arlene) Allen of Fairfield, Ohio. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Robertson, on May 9, 2006; her son, Danny Robertson, on February 19, 1979; her son-in-law, Leo Tincher on November 5, 2016, and thirteen brothers and sisters. In lieu of flowers Ione would have wanted gifts be made to the National Kidney Foundation or the Alzheimer’s Association because of how those illnesses affected her son and son-in-law.  To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Ione Robertson. Ione (Allen) Robertson was born on April 19, 1918 in Clay County, Kentucky.  She was the daughter of Gilbert and Della Webb Allen. She married Albert Robertson on November 16, 1940 in Manchester, Kentucky. Ione enjoyed gardening, cooking, quilting, crocheting, reading, and taking care of the needs of her family and friends. Her fried chicken was enjoyed by many of those who knew her, and she gladly shared delicious meals with them. She was a member of the Oak Forest Church of Christ in Brookville.  In addition to helping her husband farm, she worked at Sperry Rubber and Plastics Company, and retired from there in 1983. Ione went to be with her Lord at the age of 99 on May 7, 2017 at Margaret Mary Health in Batesville.center_img Friends and family may visit at Rosenberger Cook Funeral Home in Brookville on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 3:00-7:00 p.m. and again on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. Earl Byrd will officiate the service. Burial will follow at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Brookville.last_img read more

State Road 46 and Tekulve Road crash reported Friday morning

first_imgBatesville, Ind. — A two-car crash on State Road 46 west of Tekulve Road complicated the morning commute in Batesville Friday morning around 8 a.m. The rear end collision occurred about 500 feet east of the traffic signal on State Road 46. There appeared to be no serious injuries.last_img

Easter Bunny to make an appearance this fall

first_imgConnersville, IN — The Whitewater Valley Railroad has announced that tickets are now available for their 20th Annual Easter Bunny Express Family Event. Originally, the event was scheduled for April 11th but was postponed due to COVID-19. A new date of this Saturday, September 26th,  has been selected for this annual family event.Trains will depart from Connersville’s Grand Central Station and make four round trips south to the Easter Bunny Patch two miles away. If you attend, bring a basket, as there are over a total of 12,000 eggs to hunt. You can also see the Easter Bunny and hunt for his Golden Egg. The egg hunt is open to ages 9 and under.Reservations are recommended. Prices are $10 per person for anyone ages 2 and up. The train departs at 10:01 am, 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm, and 4:30 pm. Trains will operate rain or shine and tickets are limited. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Whitewater Valley Railroad at 765-825-2054 or by visiting read more

Venus sails into U.S. Open fourth round

first_img… Cilic loses to SchwartzmanNEW YORK, USA (Reuters) – Venus Williams continued her U.S. Open campaign when the American beat Greek Maria Sakkari 6-3, 6-4 yesterday to advance to the fourth round.Roared on by the Arthur Ashe Stadium crowd Williams, who won her two titles at Flushing Meadows in 2000 and 2001, overcame serve problems to set up a meeting with gritty Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro.The 37-tear-old managed the only break in the opening set to take control of the match.After a couple of exchanges of breaks in the second, Williams stole her opponent’s serve again to close it out on the first match point when Sakkari’s forehand sailed long.”I’m playing at home, I’ve got a lot to accomplish here, and I’m happy to get the win,” she said.Speaking about her fourth-round opponent, she said: “She plays a similar game to my opponent today. She’s feisty. I know I have to come out, play well, have you all (the crowd) behind me and get a win.”Meanwhile, former champion Marin Cilic suffered a surprise third-round loss to Argentina’s world number 33 Diego Schwartzman at the US Open.Fifth seed Cilic lost 4-6, 7-5, 7-5, 6-4 as Schwartzman reached the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the first time.Cilic, 28, who claimed the US Open title in 2014, is the fourth top-10 seed to exit the competition.Alexander Zverev, Grigor Dimitrov and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga all went out in the second round.Schwartzman, 25, broke his opponent nine times, including four times in the third set, to ensure there are no former title-winners in the bottom half of the draw and guarantee there will be a first-time US Open finalist.Spanish 12th seed Pablo Carreno Busta beat Nicolas Mahut of France 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 to also progress, reaching the fourth round at Flushing Meadows for the first time.last_img read more

WBB : Syracuse rides defensive effort to season-opening win over Long Beach State

first_img Comments Published on November 13, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Chris: | @chris_iseman Hillsman said after the game that he would like to see SU cut that number in half, at least. But fortunately for the Orange on Sunday, Long Beach State didn’t take advantage. SU scored 35 of its points off the 49ers’ turnovers.‘We really got into the passing lanes and created some turnovers,’ Hillsman said. ‘We really wanted to play fast. Obviously, when you get 35 points off turnovers, that’s playing fast. Our defense really got a lot of offense for us.’ Jody Wynn looked down at the stat sheet and did a double take. One particular statistic was so glaringly one-sided, it didn’t seem possible.Long Beach State went just 1-of-23 from behind the 3-point line, and the 49ers head coach could only point to Syracuse’s long, physical guards as the reason for her team’s futility from the arc. Alexander wasn’t the only one feeling the effects. After the game, Hall and guard Carmen Tyson-Thomas admitted to getting winded quicker as well.‘It’s more up and down. I don’t know about fun,’ Tyson-Thomas said. ‘It’s more running, more motion. It’s a faster pace.’The faster pace is the key to what could be a very formidable Syracuse defense. In his first opportunity to see the Orange implement the system in an actual game, Hillsman saw exactly what he wanted to see.‘We just changed our style of play,’ Hillsman said. ‘We know we have the athletes to get up and down the floor and run and get in the passing lanes and be a little bit more aggressive on defense. I was really happy with the effort.’cjiseman@syr.educenter_img And that was evident from early in the game.Syracuse opened up a six-point lead about eight minutes into the first half, when Hall stole the ball away from Sigrid Skorpen, sprinted down the court and coasted for a fast-break layup to put SU up 19-13.Less than two minutes later, Hall stole the ball once more and broke away for a jumper from just inside the paint to put the Orange up 23-15.‘It’s just focus. We work on it,’ Hall said. ‘We’ve been working on it from day one, since we got back.’Aside from wreaking havoc on the perimeter, Syracuse also clogged up the paint to keep the 49ers from getting any good looks down low. Center Kayla Alexander had three steals and two blocks and provided a much more physical presence in the second half after not being much of a force in the first.Long Beach State only scored six of its 21 second-half points inside the paint.‘I just got more physical and had a more physical mentality because the first half was not there,’ Alexander said. ‘And so the second half, I had to turn it around.’Perhaps the most significant consequence of the new defensive system is that it takes less for the players to get winded than if they were simply settling immediately into a zone.Less than two minutes into the second half, Alexander made a second-chance layup after missing her first attempt, and Hillsman stood in front of the bench yelling at her to get back to the other end to defend. ‘I think we’re a pretty good shooting team, I just didn’t expect us to go 1-for-23 from the 3-point line,’ Wynn said. ‘I thought if we could knock down a couple shots, that might open up some driving lanes. But they’re long, they’re athletic and they’re big, and they do a really nice job.’In Syracuse’s season opener against Long Beach State, the Orange executed its new, fast-paced style of defense to near perfection. Syracuse (1-0, 0-0 Big East) limited the 49ers (1-1, 0-0 Big West) looks from the outside and provided a strong presence down low to stifle Long Beach’s scorers to notch a 81-42 blowout victory on Sunday in front of 972 fans inside the Carrier Dome. SU’s new defense led to plenty of offense, and guard Elashier Hall was one of the main beneficiaries, finishing with 20 points, including going 2-of-5 from 3-point range.From the start of preseason practices, SU head coach Quentin Hillsman has placed a premium on forcing turnovers and simply outplaying opponents with athleticism up and down the court. Against Long Beach State, Syracuse did exactly that. It pressured the 49ers on both ends of the court, before settling back into a 2-3 zone once Long Beach State set its offense.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange forced the 49ers into committing 31 turnovers, 17 of which came off steals. But even though Syracuse forced plenty of turnovers, it didn’t take care of the ball much better, as it had 28 of its own. Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

USC Annenberg invites Cindi Leive to discuss women and media

first_imgAnnenberg Media Center Director Christina Bellantoni and professor Miki Turner, both former journalists, sat down Thursday for a conversation with Cindi Leive, the former editor-in-chief of Glamour and Self magazines and a senior fellow at Annenberg. With Leive’s decades of experience speaking about women and media, much of the conversation dealt with navigating the complexities of being a working woman, delving specifically into the relationship between domestic and work life. Leive detailed her personal experience as a mother and as a professional and the immense expectations that accompany these roles. Recognizing that her maternity leave was longer than the national average, which she called “pitifully insufficient,” Lieve discussed the difficulty of juggling two roles.  “I complained a lot about it to my husband and my friends,” Leive said. “But I never actually took it to my company … I felt like on some level I was lucky to have this position, and I don’t think that’s something a man in the same position would think.”Bellantoni also remarked on the challenges facing working women who want to start a family. She said she has witnessed women reluctant to defend their interests, opting instead to work overtime or sacrifice aspects of their personal or professional lives.“I’ve had people say ‘I don’t want to ask about maternity leave policy when searching for a job because I don’t want you to think I’m just going to get pregnant right away,’” Bellantoni said. “First of all, you can do whatever you want … and secondly, it’s important for you to have this information.”Leive tied these challenges facing women back to the media by analyzing how language pigeonholes and undermines professional women, especially those in the public eye.“A lot of the most basic, egregious, bits of sexism that reporters use to exhibit women candidates like asking … ‘How are you going to do this job andif you have kids?’” Leive said. This discussion provoked a question from Parker Susolik, a freshman majoring in philosophy, politics and law. Referring to questions of whether a female candidate is fit to hold office if she has children, Susolik asked, “How come that can’t be seen as an actual, pointed question?”Graduate business student Alexandra Pinckney said that such a question, while it appears logical, targets women specifically.“The problem is female candidates are asked [how they can do the job if they have a child] when their children are … out of the infancy stages, where either parent should be equally involved,” Pinckney said. “She also added that such a question invalidates women as equally competent and, in the case of female politicians, ‘detracts from the focus of the campaign.’” Remi Riordan, a sophomore majoring in journalism, also offered her remarks on the challenges facing working women. She discussed the idea of holistically reevaluating the way our society splits professional and personal life, suggesting that giving people more personal freedom does not hinder their ability to be effective workers.“The whole idea relies so much on biology, and, first of all, not all women want to have children, and so many men nowadays want paternity leave,” Riordan said. “In the talk, they were saying how people do better when they’re given more time to spend with their families. Even now some jobs are cutting their work weeks down … and saying that performance has gone up.”last_img read more

Irish women’s team named for England clash

first_imgFormer Clonmel RFC player Niamh Briggs will once again captain the Irish womens team for their Six Nations clash with England this weekend.The side has just one change with Hannah Tyrell coming into the starting 15 having completed her return to play protocols.The game is on in Ashbourne on Friday night. Meanwhile Ireland under 20’s coach Nigel Carolan has named an unchanged team to the one that overcame France in their last outing of the championship a fortnight ago.They face England in Donnybrook on Friday night.last_img

Yggdrasil secures William Hill ‘full suite’ partnership

first_img StumbleUpon SBC Digital Summit: A crash course in adaptability and resilience  April 27, 2020 Submit Share Related Articles Share Liverpool FC in agency dispute over £15m BetVictor sponsorship June 9, 2020 Fredrik Elmqvist, YggdrasilIndustry games and platform provider Yggdrasil Gaming (Yggdrasil) has secured a direct integration deal with FTSE-listed betting operator William Hill, conducted through its Gibraltar gaming division.Securing a further partnership with a ‘UK Tier 1’bookmaker, Yggdrasil’s full suite of games will be integrated within William Hill’s platform. The partnership will further see William Hill utilise Yggdrasil unique in-game promotional tool BOOST, and social sharing function BRAG.The deal is the fourth signing for Yggdrasil Gibraltar, having been awarded a licence in June.Fredrik Elmqvist, CEO at Yggdrasil Gaming, commented on the partnership: “William Hill is one of the most respected names in gaming, so it is obviously a huge thrill to add such a trusted and successful tier one operator to our ranks.“Since gaining our Gibraltar licence six months ago, we have secured several major operators, and working with the very best in the industry is driving us forward and keeping us at the very top of our game.”Graeme Powrie, Gaming Commercial Director at William Hill, added: “We have been hugely impressed by Yggdrasil’s commitment to innovation, and their collection of games is amongst the strongest in the casino sector.“We have opted for a direct integration so we can take full advantage of the in-game promotional tools and offer our players the exceptional experience they have come to expect from William Hill.” Mansion orders Playtech sports betting upgrade for casino properties June 5, 2020last_img read more

Throwback: How Ghana Men’s 4 x100m relay team missed out on World Championships final [VIDEO]

first_imgGhana’s Men’s sprint relay team were unable to book a place in the final of the 2019 World Athletics Championships after finishing sixth in their semi-final heat.The gold-winning quartet from the African Games, Sean Safo-Antwi, Benjamin Azamati, Martin Owusu Antwi and Joseph Paul Amoah, were unable to progress in a strong field.The team ran a time of 38.24s, a season’s best for them but finished behind Great Britain, Brazil, USA, Italy and Jamaica.There were high expectations for the team after they blitzed to gold in the African Games in a time of 38.30s, just 0.18s shy of the national record, of 38.12s set at the Athens World Championships on 9 August 1997.Despite running a faster time in Doha, Team Ghana were unable to finish in the qualifying spots.The big shock in the race was the failure of Jamaica to make the final as well in their first World Championships since Usain Bolt retired.The race was dominated by Great Britain who posted a World Leading time of 37.56s.Brazil finished runners-up in a time of 37.90s, with USA finishing third in a time of 38.03s.Five teams made it out of the second heat – with South Africa finishing ahead of Japan, China, France and the Netherlands.The USA eventually won the gold medal in the event, followed by Great Britain and Japan.Below is a video of the raceGhana’s men’s relay team set a season’s best time but failed to make the final #CitiSports— Edwin Kwakofi (@EdKwakofi) October 5, 2019last_img read more