Brisbane rental vacancies continue to tighten in landlords’ market: SQM

first_imgRental vacancies fell nationally in August, according to SQM Research.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoNationally, vacancies fell slightly in August to 2.2 per cent.The country’s tightest residential market is Hobart, where the residential vacancy rate slipped to just 0.4 per cent last month — the lowest recorded for any capital since SQM started tracking the figures in 2005. Rental vacancies have tightened in Brisbane, according to SQM Research.RENTAL vacancies continued to tighten in Brisbane over the past month, improving conditions for landlords but spelling bad news for those struggling to buy into the market.Brisbane recorded a vacancy rate of 3.1 per cent for August — down from 3.3 per cent in July, according to the latest figures from consultancy SQM Research.The tightening vacancy rate comes despite Brisbane already suffering a glut of apartments. SQM Research managing director Louis Christopher.SQM managing director Louis Christopher said he expected dwelling completions to peak early next year and rents to rise at a faster pace than in 2017.“Overall the current rental market is a moderate landlord’s market,” he said. “There is nothing in our numbers to suggest the market is about to be hit with oversupply. “We now have mounting concerns for significant rental shortages in 2019 in Sydney and Melbourne.”Brisbane’s asking rent also rose during the month. The asking rent for a house in the city rose by 0.3 per cent in August to $446 a week, while the asking rent for a unit fell 0.3 per cent to $367.last_img read more

A luxury riverside home on the Sunshine Coast

first_imgRivalling many a luxury resort this incredible six-bedroom, four-bathroom home is surrounded by beautiful beaches, freshwater rivers and lakes.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:38Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:38 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, 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 Rate1xFullscreenAn ocean lover’s dream home01:38More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agoSitting pretty on a 1180sqm corner block with 67m of canal frontage, this Pelican Waters property has gorgeous water views and gardens showcasing a variety of lush tropical plants, timber walkways, and water features. There’s an Instagram-worthy pool, 12-person spa, daybed and garden islands.6 Rainbow Lane, Pelican Waters took two years to build. Picture: realestate.com.au/buyInside, the timber and glass pivot doors, large stone pillars, the natural Egyptian stone and brush box timber floors lend the home a sense of grandeur.This expansive property has won several design awards and has been featured on TV shows such as Grand Designs Australia and Sunshine Coast Homes.There are large living, dining and bar areas plus a pretty outdoor terrace and teppanyaki cooking area.Who needs Bali? Picture: realestate.com.au/buyThe minimalist kitchen has sleek timber veneer cabinetry, backlit stone tops and a colourful aquarium.Although keen chefs will head for the second kitchen concealed by a flush door, as this is where all the mod-con appliances live.There’s a home study with pool and canal views plus a gym if you fancy a lunchtime workout. Gallery (10 images)The main living area has plenty of seating space, plus a bar. Picture: realestate.com.au/buyOn the upper level of the home there are five bedrooms including the master suite, complete with high exposed timber rafters, an ensuite, a timber veneer walk-in robe, bar area and a balcony boasting stunning canal views.The property is only a  30-minute drive from Sunshine Coast Airport.last_img read more

Portsmouth Special Ticket Train postponed to next Saturday September 17th, 2011

first_img 67 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! LocalNewsWCMF 2011 Portsmouth Special Ticket Train postponed to next Saturday September 17th, 2011 by: – September 9, 2011 Share Sharecenter_img Share Tweet September 9, 2011: Roseau, Dominica —- The Dominica Festivals Committee (DFC) along with DIGICEL… the bigger, better, network was slated to create a buzz for fans and patrons of the World Creole Music Festival at Portsmouth this Saturday September 10, 2011. In light of Tropical Storm Maria coming close to our Northern shore we are rescheduling our activity to Saturday September 17th, 2011. A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for this weekend. On behalf of DIGICEL and DFC, we encourages all our patrons be safe and do look forward to the SPECIAL TICKET TRAIN next Saturday. Press ReleaseDominica Festivals Committeelast_img read more

Serie A: 11 players catch coronavirus as doctors warn against training

first_img Loading… “Today in Italy there are still football clubs which are either shamefully irresponsible, or live on Mars, or lack a minimum of dignity,” the AIC wrote. On Saturday evening Italian authorities said 3,497 cases had been recorded in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 21,157. The death toll now stands at 1,441, up from 1,266 on Friday. Italy international Cutrone, 22, who joined Fiorentina on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers last January, took to Instagram to reassure fans on his condition. “Thanks to all of you for the support and your messages of affection,” the former AC Milan player said. Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe 10 Most Irresistible Asian ActressesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?What Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?6 Most Unforgettable Bridges In The World7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes5 Reasons To Wait For The Solo Black Widow Movie Serie A doctors have issued a joint warning advising against a return to club training after four more players on Saturday tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the tally in the Italian top flight to 11. Patrick Cutrone, on loan to Fiorentina from Wolves, has tested positive for coronavirus Fiorentina’s Patrick Cutrone and German Pezzella contracted the virus, the Tuscan club said, with Sampdoria’s Fabio Depaoli and Bartosz Bereszynski later confirming they had also been diagnosed. Serie A doctors said they had “strong concerns” and “unanimously advise not to resume training until a clear improvement” in the situation. Four Fiorentina team members were diagnosed with Serbia forward Dusan Vlahovic also testing positive on Friday, along with a club physiotherapist. Seven Sampdoria players have tested positive, including Italian midfielder Depaoli and Polish defender Bereszynski on Saturday, along with Juventus defender Daniele Rugani this week. Vlahovic, 20, revealed that he had not realised anything was wrong until he became feverish and his temperature rose to 39 degrees, and he went to hospital. “Anyway, I’m fine now,” he said on Instagram. “What to do now? Nothing, just rest. I just have to stay away from people.” Serie A as well as all sport in Italy has been suspended until April 3. But the Italian Players’ Association (AIC) on Saturday slammed a “paradoxical situation” whereby pressure was being put on players by some clubs to return to training. Read Also: Five more Serie A players test positive for coronavirus “I’m fine, and at this moment I stay at home following the protocol I received. I recommend you strictly observe the indications provided every day by the Institutions. #StrongerTogether #StayatHome Thank you, Patrick.” Argentine Pezzella said earlier on Instagram: “The symptoms disappeared and I am at home following the procedures indicated by my club’s medical staff. “This will certainly soon be just another story. Look after your health and that of those around you. Hugs.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Herrick, Werkmeister, Bond, Blowers land Lincoln County wins

first_imgBy Kelly Ninas NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (July 19) – Scoring Saturday night IMCA victories at Lincoln County Race­way were Bryan Herrick, Kyle Werkmeister, Kyle Bond and Charlie Blowers. Herrick started in the fifth row, gained the lead just after halfway and drove away with the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod checkers.Nearly going without a caution, the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars put on a whale of show with lots of passing and side-by-side racing that finished with Werkmeister leading the final eight laps. After snaring the lead on the third circuit, Bond drove away from the rest of the field and cruised to the win in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks. Bond started in the fifth row and it only took him three laps to get to the point.Blowers won the Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compact feature after grabbing the lead on the fifth lap and finishing strong.last_img read more

Stewart scores $1,000 IMCA Modified win at 34

first_imgSteve Stewart took the $1,000 IMCA Modified checkers Saturday at 34 Raceway, earning a spot on the 2018 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot along with the win. (Photo by D & M Racing Photography)By Brian NealWEST BURLINGTON, Iowa (Aug. 26) – Steve Stewart’s first IMCA Modified win of the season at 34 Raceway came Saturday night, along with a check for $1,000 and a berth on the ballot for next year’s Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational.Stewart passed Jeff Waterman on the 16th of 20 circuits in the Victory Lane Suspensions IMCA Modified main, then pulled away from the field. Waterman ended in second and Rich Smith was third.Abe Huls also posted his first 34 Raceway win of the season in the Pepsi IMCA Stock Car head­liner. Tom Bowling Jr. challenged the last three laps and ended a close second.Austen Becerra held off Brandon Lennox for his seventh local Casebine Credit Union IMCA North­ern SportMod victory of 2017.Coming up Saturday, Sept. 2 at 34 will be the Pepsi Season Championship Night, along with $5 Fan Appreciation Night. Pit gates open at 4:30 p.m., the grandstands open at 5 p.m., hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m.last_img read more

Vidic feels pain of derby defeat

first_img “This loss has hurt but the most important thing the new manager and the old manager said was that you have to bounce back and win the next game.” Moyes had expressed confidence both Vidic and Rio Ferdinand would have no problem both completing their first three-match stint in a week alongside each other since 2004. The pair found it a struggle though, as did Chris Smalling at full-back given the lack of cover he received from Antonio Valencia. In midfield, Marouane Fellaini was a huge let-down, completely overshadowed by Yaya Toure, whilst United failed to relieve the pressure long enough to exert any of their own on the City back four. “We cannot be sad and feel sorry for ourselves,” said Vidic. “We cannot afford to do that. “We have to stay true and improve certain things and then win. “From the first minute they tried to be aggressive. They had more possession and we didn’t really get in the game from the first minute. “This is what we have to learn.” Vidic rejected Vincent Kompany’s claim City wanted victory more. Instead he focussed on that disastrous spell either side of half-time that brought goals for Toure, Sergio Aguero and Samir Nasri and left United fearing an even worse defeat than the 6-1 hammering inflicted on them at Old Trafford two years ago. “It was a bad performance in terms of our concentration in the last minute of the first half and the beginning of the second,” he said. “The timing of those goals didn’t give us a chance. That was the worst aspect. It is the worst time you can lose goals. “You lose belief when goals go in at these times.” A sizeable number of United fans are beginning to question Moyes. Yet too much has been invested in the Scot, not least Sir Alex Ferguson’s reputation given Moyes was his choice, for even a flicker of doubt to be felt amongst the Old Trafford hierarchy. It is beyond question though that the early months of the transition have not been as smooth as United would have liked given their failure to strengthen during the transfer window and now damaging defeats to City and Liverpool. And Moyes’ assessment of the rationale behind Tom Cleverley’s introduction in place of Ashley Young yesterday told its own story. “We had to make sure it didn’t get any worse,” he said. “Were we really going to score five? Probably not. We had to make sure we tightened up.” Having also masterminded a rather tepid draw with Chelsea, a first victory over top-line opposition cannot come quickly enough. And, as luck would have it, he gets another chance on Wednesday when a Liverpool side bolstered by the return of Luis Suarez, head to Old Trafford in a Capital One Cup third round tie that has taken on far greater significance than usual. “It is how we respond,” said Moyes. “That is what we do here. We move on. It is only one game. “I always knew any manager would have found it tough given the first six games we have had. “But we are ready to go on and I look forward to the next one.” Vidic was part of a United side that suffered their worst defeat at the Etihad Stadium since 2004. The magnitude of the loss at one stage looked like being so great manager David Moyes admitted he was forced to make a defensive substitution purely to try and keep the scoreline respectable. Manchester United skipper Nemanja Vidic has admitted Sunday’s loss at Manchester City was a painful experience. Press Association It certainly does not reflect well on Moyes that United suffered such a heavy defeat so early in his reign, and has seen them pushed out to 9-2 third favourites to retain their Premier League title. Vidic insists there is no added significance to the result because a new man is in charge, pointing out United lost similar games during Sir Alex Ferguson’s time in charge as well. But the Serbian did not enjoy the experience one little bit. “It is horrible to lose the derby game,” he said. “It hurts. Trust me, no-one will want to remember this. “It doesn’t matter whether we are losing or winning you will always go back to that question, is the manager good? Are the players good? “I am not looking at it that way at all. “This is a club that has a history. This is a club that has players who have won so many titles and the players are all national team players. There is so much experience. last_img read more

Downing sad to see Allardyce go

first_img Just minutes after the Hammers’ final game of the season at Newcastle, the club confirmed that the 60-year-old’s contract would not be renewed. It was far from a surprise announcement – albeit the timing was a shock – as Allardyce departed Upton Park after a topsy-turvy, four-year spell in charge. Downing has thanked the outgoing West Ham manager for rejuvenating his career and admits letting Allardyce go is a “big decision” by the club. “You could see on the manager’s face that he was disappointed and he has thanked us for the work we put in for him,” the England midfielder said. “He was a great manager to play for and obviously took me out of the situation I was in at Liverpool where I was not playing and I’ve played nearly every game for him since I’ve been here. “I’m disappointed for him because he’s a good man to play for and first-class whenever I had any problems and such like. “It’s a big decision for the club, but obviously Sam moves on.” Former West Ham defender Slaven Bilic is overriding favourite with the bookmakers to replace Allardyce and the Croatian has confirmed he will leave Turkish giants Besiktas. Roberto Di Matteo is second favourite after resigning as Schalke 04 manager, while David Moyes, Unai Emery and Steve McClaren figure prominently on the list. Rafael Benitez and Jurgen Klopp are others to have been linked to a job which Downing believes is an exciting one, especially with the move to the Olympic Stadium just a year away. Stewart Downing has empathy for Sam Allardyce and believes his successor could not be taking over West Ham at a more exciting time. “Whoever comes in has obviously got really good players and we’ve proved this season that we can mix it with the best,” the midfielder told West Ham TV. “I’m sure there will be a lot of changes in the summer. Sam Allardyce and his backroom will go, so there is going to be a whole new management side with new ideas. “I’m guessing there will be new players coming in because there will be people leaving who are out of contract etcetera, so there will be a lot of changes for what is a big season for us ahead of going to the Olympic Stadium the year after. We need to start it well.” The east Londoners started this season well enough, only to collapse in the second half of the campaign. Sunday’s 2-0 loss at Newcastle saw them finish 12th and Downing believes the loss of key men up front played a big role in that drop off. “Obviously we were free-flowing and scoring goals, so losing (Diafra) Sakho was massive for us,” Downing said. “He was on really good form and didn’t really have a dip, he just kept going and going. “Enner Valencia came in and settled well, too, but we had a lot of new players to the Premier League and they – and us – are going to have dips in form and it might have caught up with them a little bit. “Overall, though, they settled well and you’ve seen other clubs where it’s taken them a year to settle. “Overall, we’ve done well, but it’s disappointing because we were fourth at Christmas and have finished 12th. I said before the last game that we should have finished in a European spot.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Williams – one of the positives from series, says Brathwaite

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Rookie West Indies seamer Kesrick Williams has come in for praise from skipper Carlos Brathwaite, for his steady performances during the just concluded Twenty20 series against Pakistan.The 27-year-old grabbed only four wickets in his four outings but proved the most economical of the Windies front-line bowlers, with a rate of just six runs per over.Brathwaite said Williams’ input was one of the positives which had emerged despite the disappointing 3-1 series defeat.“I think his performance was excellent. I told him ‘congrats, very well done, very, very good series’,” Brathwaite told reporters here.“And for a young man, he played his first game in Abu Dhabi and showed the world what he could have done.“The challenge is always to come back and do it again and he did again, again and again. His was one of the stand-out performances for the series and that’s definitely a positive going forward.”Williams made his debut in the 3-0 series whitewash to Pakistan last September in the United Arab Emirates, bowling excellently in his only match of the tour to claim two for 15 from his four overs.He built on that performance over the last week and was at his best with two for 16 in Sunday’s final game here which West Indies lost by seven wickets.Brathwaite said with the squad now disbanding for differing engagements, players needed to reflect in order to improve their performances for the next T20 assignment against touring Afghanistan in June.“We split up again. Persons go their separate ways, whether it’s to the ODI series or to IPL and then we meet again for Afghanistan,” the all-rounder noted.“We need to know what we did well and do that well against Afghanistan and admit where we went wrong in this series and put it (right) against Afghanistan when we meet back up.”last_img read more

NPFL: Plateau United Stifle Lobi Stars Attack to Stay Top

first_imgPlateau United earned a gritty goalless draw away to top position rivals, Lobi Stars to retain the top spot on the log after Match-day 21 games of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) yesterday.In another top draw fixture, River United nicked a 2-1 win against Kano Pillars to move into second place, above Lobi Stars.In Lafia, struggling Nasarawa United stunned cup holders, Enyimba to halt the Aba side’s recent surge that saw them go unbeaten in four games. In Port Harcourt, Konan N’gouan opened scoring for the Pride of Rivers in the 20th minute when he converted from the penalty spot before Emotan Cletus sealed all three points for Rivers United with an 87th minute goal. Rabiu Ali got a consolation for Kano Pillars in the 91st minute.In Uyo, Akwa United missed the chance to close the gap on third placed Lobi Stars, managing to grind out a late goal to draw 1-1 draw with relegation threatened Warri Wolves.Jumbo Wisdom scored the all important goal for Wolves in the 70th minute from the penalty spot while Ndifreke Effiong rescued the points for the Promise Keepers. Akwa United remain fourth on the table while Warri Wolves move up to 16th.Enyimba’s winning streak came to an end yesterday as they lost to relegation threatened Nasarawa United. Enyimba thought they had taken the lead when Dare Olatunji put the ball into the back of the net in the 17th minute but he was judged to be in an offside position.However, it was Nasarawa who took the lead when Chinedu Ohanachom showed some exceptional predatory instincts to score from close range after Haggai Katoh’s low effort hit the bar.Hagai Katoh completed a brilliant performance by scoring the second goal of the match in the 89th minute.Jigawa Golden Stars came from behind to beat Wikki Tourists 2-1 and gave a boost to their determined fight to avoid relegation.Promise Damala gave Wikki Tourists in the second minute but Ibrahim Saleh equalized for Jigawa just after the break. Abdulahi Lala completed the come-back for Jigawa who are still in the relegation zone despite the win.There were also nil all draws in Agege and Akure. Coach Fidelis Ilechukwu returned to his old ground at Age with Heartland to share points with MFM that gave him his coaching stripes in the league.Rangers drew 0-0 also in Akure with Sunshine Stars.MATCHDAY 21Nasarawa 2-0 EnyimbaRivers Utd 2-1 PillarsJigawa 2-1 WikkiAdamawa 2-1 IfeanyiUbahKatsina 1-0 Abia WarriorsAkwa Utd 1-1 WolvesMFM 0-0 HeartlandLobi 0-0 PlateauSunshine 0-0 RangersDakkada 0-0 Kwara UtdShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more