Brisbane’s property market hitting its straps

first_img6/455 Adelaide St, Brisbane sold under the hammer for $3.277 millionBRISBANE’S property market is hitting its straps with homes selling faster, good prices being achieved and the high end continuing to fire.New figures reveal statewide the auction market alone chalked up more than $91 million worth of sales in the past week.According to Real Estate Institute of Queensland figures, $91,000,800 worth of property sold at auction, with the median auction price more than $880,000.A Ray White auction event on Tuesday night, saw 15 properties go under the hammer for about $25 million. A further two sold shortly after. INVESTORS EYE OFF SOUTHEAST QLD PROPERTY Ray White Queensland CEO Tony Warland, said while he didn’t like to predict what would happen in the future at the moment all the indicators were good.“Property is moving really quickly, the high end is going really well and the days on market is reducing,’’ he said.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours agoCEO of Ray White Queensland Tony Warland said the Brisbane market was performing well at the moment.“We are seeing good prices and we are experiencing people bidding over reserve which is another good indicator.“The Brisbane market has been above steady and of course it has not been so erratic like some of the other markets in the last 12 months.’’Mr Warland said the one issue in the market at the moment was a lack of stock which made competition for property stronger. Suzie O’Neill’s Yeronga renovator sold for $3 million. Picture: Mark Calleja“The market has gone from 108,000 sales (in the year to April 2016) to 101,000 (in the year to April 2017),’’ he said.“So we have had less sales but more money in the market.’’At the Ray White, auction on Tuesday night properties sold for solid prices including an inner city Adelaide St penthouse which went for $3.277 million and swimmer Susie O’Neill’s Yeronga renovator for $3 million.Ascot based agent, Mikki Finlay is so confident the high end market was going to continue to fire that she has returned to her boutique agency Premium Residential.last_img read more

Child advocate wants proper correctional facility for juveniles

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! Tweet 18 Views   no discussionscenter_img LocalNews Child advocate wants proper correctional facility for juveniles by: – April 7, 2012 Share Fr. Franklyn Cuffy.An advocate for children’s rights want has called for authorities to swiftly address the issue of a proper correctional facility for young offenders in Dominica.Fr. Franklyn Cuffy believes that the lack of such facility could be a major contributing factor for the increase in criminal activities among juveniles. “I think our constitution says when a young person commits an act they should be sent to a training center but we send them to the state prison. To my mind this is a violation of the constitution, a violation of the rights of the young person,” he said.Cuffy said justice is not being done hence the reason for the increase in violence.“People do not want to feel insecure. People do not want to feel humiliated, people do not want to feel rejected so they are taking it into their own hands and this is one of the reasons why this ugly picture of violence is showing its face in Dominica”.He noted his elation however at the number of youths who participated in a National Youth Rally last weekend in Mahaut.“Over 100 young people showed up on the grounds of the Mahaut School on Palm Sunday. They displayed their talents, they prayed, they had clean fun,” he said.Cuffy believes that the nation needs to continue to put their trust in the youth to help motivate and encourage them to engage in positive and socially acceptable behavior.“We need to encourage them to display and share the gifts and talents that they have, if we can do that there will be less violence among our young people,” he explained.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Betfair – Le Pen drifts but punters still seek Trump-like moment

first_img With just three days to go until France heads for its final round of General Election voting (Sunday 7 May), Betfair Politics has priced far-right candidate Marie Le Pen at 9/1 (11% chance of winning).Updating its ‘France 2017 market’, Betfair Politics has detailed that yesterday’s live TV debate between Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron favoured the centrist ‘En Marche’ candidate Macron who is currently priced at 1.12 (89% chance of winning).Heading into Sunday’s final ballot, Betfair has traded + £25 million on its market, with Le Pen receiving substantial backing in a ‘two-horse race’. The bookmaker details that a Le Pen victory will be seen as another Trump-like upset, with bookmakers paying out hefty sums to political punters.Commenting on the market, Betfair Spokesperson, Katie Baylis said: “Most political commentators agreed that Macron came out the winner of what proved to be an extremely acrimonious debate and the betting certainly reflected that.“However, overnight backing came for Le Pen who continues to attract far more bets than Macron, in fact 73% of all bets this week have been on her. But unsurprisingly the big money is being staked on Macron, with 90% of money placed on the favourite so far today, including a £50k bet placed this morning.”French Presidential Election 2017Next President – £25m MatchedEmmanuel Macron              1.12 (1/8 or an 89% chance)Marine Le Pen                    9 (8/1 or an 11% chance)Le Pen 2nd Round Vote Percentage30% or lower           42 (41/1)30.01 – 35%            8.8 (8/1)35.01 – 40%            2.44 (6/4)40.01 – 45%            3.2 (11/5)45.01 – 50%            8 (7/1)50.01% or higher      10 (9/1)2nd Round Vote Turnout70% or lower           7 (6/1)70.01 – 73%            5 (4/1)73.01 – 76%            3.8 (14/5)76.01 – 79%            3.75 (11/4)79.01 – 82%            6.8 (6/1)82.01 – 85%            25 (24/1)85.01 – 88%            110 (109/1)88.01% or higher      250 (249/1) StumbleUpon Betfair – Record breaking summer of betting on women’s sports August 3, 2017 Bookmakers shorten Tory odds as Labour comeback fades June 7, 2017 Related Articles Share Share Submit New poll details the changing US sentiment on legalised sports betting September 27, 2017last_img read more

Hearts of Oak travel to Libya for pre-season friendlies

first_imgHearts of Oak will depart Accra for Libya with a 28-man delegation which includes players, technical team and key management members for  pre-season games.The Phobians have lined up two friendly games against Ittihad Tripoli and Tehaa sports on December 14 and 16 respectively.“We are going there with a 28-man delegation and that includes players, technical team and key management members.” Hearts of Oak spokesman Opare Addo said.“All documentations are ready and the Libyan club have sent us correspondence for ticketing and other travel arrangements to be facilitated.”Meanwhile, head coach Kenichi Yatsuhashi believes these games will offer him an opportunity to smoothen the rough edges in his team.“I am taking it day by day; everything including fitness, team play, to their skill to understanding each other, all aspects of football has to be improved,” he told Asempa Sports “To look at our fast game, I think you can compare our fast game to the last game of last season and you can tell us what we have done in the pre-season period.”These two games will be the third and fourth under Kenichi after drawing 1-1 with lowly ranked Sunshine Stars and losing 4-1 to Premier League side WAFA.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

India caps fantastic fortnight with championship win

first_img31 Jul 2014 India caps fantastic fortnight with championship win Girl international India Clyburn capped a fantastic fortnight when she won the weather-hit English girls’ open amateur championship at The Warwickshire. Lightning and torrential rain caused this afternoon’s fourth round to be suspended and eventually cancelled, with the championship decided by the standings after the third round. India (Image © Leaderboard Photography) shot one-under 71 this morning to move to three-under for the event – and a two-shot win over Annabel Bailey (Kirby Muxloe). Hampshire’s Emma Allen and Surrey’s Lizzie Prior tied third on level par. Close behind them were Staffordshire champion Emily Coleman and Hertfordshire’s Alice Hewson, who had the best score of the day with a four-under 68. India’s win follows hard on the heels of her record success in the Scottish ladies’ junior open last week – and now her challenge is the Girls’ Home Internationals, which start on Wednesday in Ireland. “I just want to get three in a row for me – and seven in a row for England,” said India, referring to the team’s aim to get their seventh consecutive win. The championship win is also special because India follows in the footsteps of her sister, Holly, who won this trophy in 2009 and is now a winner on the Ladies European Tour. They’re thought to be the only sisters to have both won the title. “The English girls’ is massive, it’s like a major,” said India. She knows several of the other past winners: Melissa Reid, Ellie Givens and Sophie Walker are all fellow Tour players with Holly, while Helen Hewlett – then Dobson – is a former Tour player and is now the Lincolnshire county captain. “There’s some really good names on the trophy. If I can follow them I’ll be happy,” she said. India worked her way steadily to the top of the leaderboard, improving her position through the three rounds. This morning, her front nine of two-over was disappointing by her standards, but she moved into top gear on the way home with four birdies. “I birdied 17 and 18 to finish one-under for the round. I just knew I had to hole every putt, because they’re all important, and I felt I’d put myself in a really good position,” she said. Just how good was to become evident when the weather rapidly worsened bringing thunder, lightning and torrential rain.   After the championship the remaining three names were announced for the England team for the Girls’ Home Internationals. They are: Emma Allen of Meon Valley, Hampshire; Sophie Keech of Parkstone, Dorset; and Lizzie Prior of Burhill, Surrey. They join five players whose selection has already been announced: India Clyburn (Woodhall Spa), Alice Hewson (Berkhamsted), Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe) Inci Mehmet (Wentworth) and Hollie Muse (West Lancashire). For full scores, images and more information visit the championship webpagelast_img read more