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  • Rents remain steady at Lakeside

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  • Eade on: Flour mills and pigeons

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  • Girl power driving property market: report finds more women than men buying homes

    first_imgWestpac has released its latest Home Ownership Report. Image: AAP/Lukas Coch.Women’s attitudes towards home ownership have also seen a major shift in the past year, with 43 per cent of female first home buyers strongly believing that ‘owning your ownhome is a reflection of your success in life’, compared with 22 per cent of men. Westpac head of women’s markets Felicity Duffy said the survey findings foreshadowed a spike in home loan applications from women over the next five years. UNIT PRICE DROPS SLOW HOW TO AVOID AN AIRBNB NIGHTMARE RENTERS FLOCK TO BRISBANE ‘BURBS She said women faced “unique financial challenges”, including income inequality and having to take time out of their jobs to have children or care for elderly parents, which impacted their short- and long-term security.“They’re taking matters into their own hands and increasingly investing in property as a potential way to secure their financial futures,” Ms Duffy said. Women are taking the lead when it comes to property, a new report reveals. Image: AAP/Glenn Hunt.While traditionally buying a home was something a woman did with her partner, more were entering the market on their own as they became financially independent and got married later in life, she said.Kate Harder is not your average 19-year-old.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoInstead of travelling the world and hitting the pubs and clubs like her peers, the ‘budding property tycoon’ is building her empire.“I’ve always dreamt of building and owning my own home and plan to build more down the track,” she said.“My Dad is a builder and I’ve grown up with that mindset.”Ms Harder is purchasing her first block of land and building a custom designed three bedroom and two bathroom home at Monterea Ripley, a residential village that will feature 900 new homes on about 60ha in Ripley Valley, near Ipswich. Kate Harder has just bought her first property at 19 and is one of the women who are leading the way when it comes to buying, selling and investing in property. Picture: Adam HeadWOMEN are winning the battle of the sexes in the property sphere as financial challenges like the gender pay gap and taking time off work to have kids push them to find alternative income streams.This is the finding of Westpac’s latest Home Ownership Report, which reveals Aussie women are now significantly more likely than men to be planning some sort of real estate action in the next five years. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE This included buying a home (28 per cent of women versus 20 per cent of men), buying an investment (16 per cent, 13 per cent), selling a property (17 per cent, 14 per cent) and renovating (29 per cent, 27 per cent), according to the survey of more than 1000 Australians.First home buyers of the fairer sex were twice as likely to consider buying an investment property in the short-term. Ripley Town Centre is expected to create 20,000 new jobs for Ripley Valley. Monterea Ripley director Jamie Martin and developer Gerry McHale.Advantage Property Consulting director Frank Valentic said women in couples also often took the reins in the hunt for family homes.“‘I’ll have to talk to the boss’ is a common phrase used by a husband discussing investment options if his wife isn’t present,” he said.“Women are much more focused on leaving a legacy for their children given the challenges of getting kids into the market, particularly in Sydney and Melbourne.”THE PROPERTY BATTLE OF THE SEXESConsidering a housing action in the next five years (71% women vs. 61% men) including:—Buying a home: 28% vs. 20%—Renovating: 29% vs. 27%—Buying an investment property: 16% vs. 13%—Selling a home: 17% vs. 14%Among first-home buyers:—Considering buying an investment property in the next five years: 22% women vs. 11% men—Strongly believe owning their own home is a reflection of their success in life: 43% vs. 22%, up from 34% vs. 29% in 2016—Strongly believe owning a property is a pathway to wealth: 31% vs. 20%(Source: Westpac Home Ownership Report 2017, based on a survey of 1000 Australians)last_img read more

  • Diaspora groups donates books worth EC1.1 million dollars to Dominican schools

    first_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Share 163 Views   one commentcenter_img LocalNews Diaspora groups donates books worth EC1.1 million dollars to Dominican schools by: – February 7, 2012 Share A student of the Dominica Community High School receiving a symbolic token of the books from Rachel Amantrading of the Foundation while Dr. Wendel Thomas looks on.Two Diaspora groups; the Baptist Family Foundation of St. Joseph which has been in existence for over ten years and the Global Literacy Project, have collaborated in donating a 40 foot container of books to educational institutions in Dominica.A total of 11, 265 books will be distributed to schools on the island including the Dominica State College and the University of the West Indies Dominica Open Campus.At a handing over ceremony on Monday, one of the representatives of the Baptist Family Foundation of St. Joseph Angelic Baptist noted that the donation of books is a milestone for Dominica and although the organization has assisted Dominicans in many areas; education is their major priority.“We have catered to our fellow Dominicans in every capacity, such as providing hospital supplies, elderly care materials, assistance to the homeless and home for the aged; Grotto and to the St. Joseph Health Centre but education is our major priority.”Angelic Baptist of the Baptist Family Foundation of St. Joseph.Baptist highlighted the assistance which the Foundation has given to the St. Joseph School among other schools on the island in the form of books stating that, “We as a family take pride in doing so because we believe that is a right of every child to have an opportunity to be educated. I believe that there should never be a limit to learning or achieving one’s goals. I also believe if we help the children take pride in education we will build a society and a better Dominica”.She announced that her Foundation and the Global Literacy Project “have worked hard to bring high quality, large quantity books to our country” and thanked Ambassador Vince Henderson and Kelver Darroux for their facilitation of this donation. “Today I am proud to announce to you we have 11, 265 brand new books having a value of US$401, 597. 00 the equivalent of EC$1.1 million. These books will be distributed to Dominican schools and will be given to the children to take home.” President of the Gloabl Literacy Project, Dr. Wendel ThomasPresident and Founder of the Global Literacy Project, Dr. Wendel Thomas who hails from the village of La Plaine, told Monday’s ceremony that his organization has been working hard to provide quality books for Dominica.“We have been working hard and I must say that the books and materials that we have are of the quality that Dominica is accustomed too. Strangely enough there are other standards in other places and because I’m a native I am well aware of our standard; and this standard is at the premium these books are actually hot off the press, they are brand new. I have never seen them because they came from the publishers through another NGO to my organization.”Meanwhile Co Founder of the Global Literacy Project Nigerian Dr. Emeka Akaezuwa said “we believe very strongly that the progress of any country depends on the ability of that country to produce smart people who can help lead the country”. He believes that the donation of books will assist in that regard. Co Founder of Global Literacy Project, Dr. Emeka Akaezuwa.He also complimented the island on being the most beautiful country as he said prior to his visit here, he though Rio De Janeiro was the most beautiful country but has to change this mindset as Dominica is indeed a very beautiful country. Parliamentary Representative for the St. Joseph Constituency Kelver Darroux said, “We must commend people who give back to their communities”.He explained that the donation will assist the government in realizing its goals to help develop young people in Dominica.Students of the Dominica Community High School and the Orion Academy were present to receive a symbolic token of the books as well as a representative of the Dominica State College and UWI Open Campus Dominica.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

  • Ventura is back in action on Saturday

    first_imgVENTURA, Calif. – After two weeks off, Ventura Raceway has a full program of action-packed racing by the beach headlined by the IMCA Modifieds.  Pits open at noon, grandstands at 3 p.m.  Admission is adults $15, seniors, military and students $11 and kids 12 and under are free.  Check the website for a full schedule or the Facebook page for other events, notes and contests to get free tickets. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Larry Shaw Race Cars Western Region, E3 Spark Plugs California State and track points will be awarded. last_img read more

  • Tigers clinch Davies deal

    first_img Press Association The 28-year-old defender, who has previous top-flight experience with West Brom and Aston Villa, has joined the Tigers on a three-year deal, with the fee believed to be between £2million and £3million. Davies becomes Steve Bruce’s third signing ahead of the club’s return to the Premier League, with deals for George Boyd and Maynor Figueroa already confirmed. Davies is relishing the chance to return to the top flight. He told the club website: “I’m delighted to be here. I feel that I’m joining Hull City at an exciting time and the chance to play in the Barclays Premier League was also a huge attraction. “It’s something that I’ve been lucky enough to do before and I wanted to get back to that level. Hopefully I can help this team to have a good season and push as high up the table as possible. I can’t wait for Chelsea on the first day of the season now.” Davies is unlikely to be the last summer acquisition at the KC Stadium, with manager Bruce having a transfer budget of £10-£15million at his disposal. Bruce is known to be particularly keen to add a goalkeeper and a centre-forward to his promotion squad. Press Association Sport understands that Hull and Leicester have so far been unable to agree a fee for Kasper Schmeichel, leaving Bruce to run the rule over the likes of Allan McGregor, Ross Turnbull and Costel Pantilimon. Celtic’s Gary Hooper and Burnley’s Charlie Austin are among the reported targets up front. center_img Hull have completed the signing of Curtis Davies from Birmingham for an undisclosed fee.last_img read more

  • The Latest: Optimism for Red River Showdown in Dallas

    first_imgThe Latest: Optimism for Red River Showdown in Dallas Manager Terry Francona said Reyes is not in any trouble with the team. But by not practicing social distancing or wearing a mask he exposed himself — and his teammates — to infection, and the team is being overly cautious.Francona said Reyes, who was traded to Cleveland last season from San Diego, will have to be re-tested for the virus “when it’s appropriate.”“He’s not in the penalty box,” Francona said. “It’s just the way we have to operate right now. So, hopefully we’ll see him soon.”Francona said Reyes, who hit 37 homers combined for the Padres and Indians last season, apologized for not being more careful.“He didn’t so anything bad,” Francona said. “We just have to live by certain guidelines right now.” Durr detailed her struggles with COVID-19 in a post on Instagram. The former Louisville star says she hasn’t fully recovered.The second pick of the 2019 WNBA draft averaged 6.7 points in her rookie season, starting 15 of her 18 appearances before being sidelined for the season with a hip injury.“Asia worked extremely hard this offseason to put herself in position to take a major leap forward in her second WNBA season,” Liberty general manager Jonathan Kolb said. “While we are disappointed that we will need to wait a bit longer to see her emerge as one of the bright young players in the game, we fully recognize and support the difficult decision she had to make amidst unprecedented circumstances. Brooklyn will be ready for her in 2021.”___Two members of Louisville’s men’s basketball program have tested positive for COVID-19 and the team has suspended voluntary activities for two weeks. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Oklahoma and Texas officials are cautiously optimistic that their annual football showdown still will be played at the Cotton Bowl in the Fair Park in Dallas, despite the announcement Tuesday that the fair would be canceled. July 7, 2020 The R&A says it will create a bio secure zone at Royal Troon for those essential to the championship. It says it will continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure a safe championship without spectators.___The International Cycling Union says this year’s BMX world championships have been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.The event was scheduled to be held in Houston in May and was at first postponed.The UCI says no new host was found “despite its best efforts to come up with an alternative.” Associated Press Cherno More played a league game against Tsarsko Selo in Sofia on Thursday. The laboratory that conducted pre-match tests admitted the following day that it had not announced that one of the players on the team from Sofia had tested positive.Cherno More says the club is still ready to play on Tuesday against Arda Kardzhali despite the positive tests. The quarantined players would be replaced by members of the team’s junior squad.___The Austrian soccer league has started an investigation into the coronavirus testing procedures of all 16 second-division teams after three players from one club tested positive over the weekend.The league says each club must provide receipts and test results to prove that all players have been tested on a weekly basis since play resumed on June 5 after a 12-week break. The next BMX worlds are scheduled to start in Papendal, Netherlands, in August 2021. That is one week after the Tokyo Olympics. Four BMX medal events are on the Olympic program.The UCI also says the 2020 season in BMX Freestyle Park and Flatland World Cup will not happen.___Sixteen players and officials from Bulgarian soccer club Cherno More have tested positive for coronavirus.The club from the Black Sea town of Varna says 12 players are among the positive cases and adds “all players who tested positive are quarantined and we have taken the necessary precautions.” ___The reigning World Series champion Washington Nationals have resumed training camp after canceling workouts Monday because of COVID-19 testing delays.General manager Mike Rizzo said the team felt confident about getting back to Nationals Park for practices after receiving all player and staff test results from Friday. The American League champion Houston Astros also canceled workouts Monday and resumed Tuesday.A handful of players did not take part in workouts, including Starlin Castro, Juan Soto, Howie Kendrick and Victor Robles. Without naming names, Rizzo said two players tested positive for the coronavirus and that any players and staff who came into contact with them had to be re-tested___ A news release from the school did not specify whether it was players or staff members who tested positive. It added that those impacted are being quarantined and proper protocols are being followed.___The R&A is going ahead with the Women’s British Open at Royal Troon without spectators.The Women’s British Open is set for Aug. 20-23 at Royal Troon along the Ayrshire coast of Scotland. It would be the first major on the LPGA Tour schedule that is played this year and it would be the week after the Ladies Scottish Open on the other side of the country just east of Edinburgh.Qualifying for the AIG Women’s British Open has been canceled. The R&A says the field will be comprised of leading players from the women’s world ranking and recognizing top performances at recent events on the world’s leading tours. Major League Soccer has postponed Wednesday night’s match between Nashville and Chicago Fire.MLS says five Nashville players have received positive tests for COVID-19 since arriving in Orlando. Two players received positive results during the weekend, while three others got their positive results Monday night. Four other Nashville players need further testing after receiving inconclusive results.The league is continuing to evaluate Nashville’s participation in its tournament. FC Dallas withdrew Monday after 10 players tested positive for coronavirus.___New York Liberty guard Asia Durr will miss the upcoming WNBA season after testing positive for the coronavirus on June 8. Oklahoma-Texas is one of the longest-running and most intense rivalries in college football. This year’s game is scheduled for Oct. 10.“Though we certainly respect and understand the decision of the folks in Dallas on their cancellation of this year’s State Fair of Texas, we fully anticipate that our annual Red River Showdown with Oklahoma will be played in the Cotton Bowl and are continuing to prepare for that,” Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte said in a statement.Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione said in a statement that “the best thing all of us can do at this time is closely follow CDC guidelines to reduce the spread of the virus.”___The Cleveland Indians are keeping outfielder Franmil Reyes away from training camp after they spotted him on social media attending a weekend holiday party without wearing a mask. The investigation comes after last-place Kapfenberger SV apparently breached the anti-coronavirus rules by failing to structurally test its players.The league opened proceedings against Kapfenberg on Monday.___Two more badminton tournaments have been canceled in the revamped calendar because of the coronavirus pandemic.The China Masters in Lingshui was canceled after already being moved from February to May and then to August. It was to be the first comeback event but that’s now expected to be the Chinese Taipei Open in Taipei from Sept. 1-6.The Dutch Open in Almere in October was also put off for this year.___More AP sports: and read more

  • Trojans sit in third place at Amer Ari Invitational

    first_imgFreshman Rico Hoey and the USC men’s golf team are off to a solid start at the Amer Ari Invitational in Waikoloa, Hawaii — their second event of the spring season. At the end of yesterday’s first round, Hoey sat in second place on the individual leaderboard, while the No. 24 Trojans finished in third place as a team.Fresh face · Freshman Rico Hoey returned to form in the first round of the Amer Ari Invitational, leading USC with a score of 7-under 65. – Courtesy of USC Sports InformationNo. 4 Oklahoma State leads a deep field at the annual tournament, edging out unranked TCU by a single stroke. The Trojans are themselves just one stroke behind the Horned Frogs at 15-under. Also in contention is No. 18 Texas, which is tied with Auburn for fourth place. Three ranked Pac-12 teams, No. 9 Stanford, No. 14 Washington and No. 15 UCLA, each ended the first round well behind the leaders. USC head coach Chris Zambri was content with his team’s effort.“We are pleased with our start,” Zambri said. “This is a very strong field. If we are going to win, we’ll need help from all.”Hoey, who struggled in last week’s season-opening Arizona Intercollegiate after an excellent fall campaign, led his team with an impressive 7-under 65. The Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. native was seeded second for the Trojans, falling from the No. 1 slot after his disappointing performance in Tucson, Ariz. Senior Jeffrey Kang, who won this event in 2011, followed up Hoey with a strong 6-under 66 of his own. That score was good enough for a third-place tie, while junior Anthony Paolucci’s 4-under 68 kept him in the individual hunt as well.Oregon’s Thomas Lim has a slight lead in the individual race, just a stroke in front of Hoey. All three Trojans figure to battle Lim, TCU’s Chelso Barrett and Oklahoma State’s Ian Davis and Wyndham Clark for the top spot as the tournament continues.Though he was excited about the individual performances of Hoey, Kang and Paolucci, Zambri knows the rest of his team must improve to win the tournament.“We had three guys play very well,” he said. “We are looking for some help from the four and five guys in our lineup.”Senior Ramsey Sahyoun and freshman Danny Ochoa both turned in over-par scores.Action resumes early tomorrow morning at the Waikoloa Kings’ Course and will continue through the weekend. Results can be followed live at read more