Gold Coast climbs the ranks on global property rich list

first_imgThe Gold Coast’s prestige property has been named as one of the world’s top performers for the second quarter in a row.THE Glitter Strip has once again been named one of the world’s top cities for luxury residential property.Impressive price growth in the Gold Coast’s prestige market has seen it jump up the ranks in Knight Frank’s Prime Global Cities Index. It was included in the list for the first time last quarter at No. 27 but the Coast’s growth of 1.3 per cent saw it climb to No. 26 for the September quarter.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:46Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:46 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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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 Rate1xFullscreenGold Coast’ s most expensive house00:47RELATED: Coast’s biggest mansion hits market with $45 million price tag RELATED: Out of this world mansion with a $30 million price tagIt was one of five Australian cities and the only regional area to make the list. It also recorded growth higher than the average annual prime price growth of 1.1 per cent across 45 cities globally.The index tracks movement in prime residential prices worldwide. Prime property is defined as the most desirable and expensive property which make up the top 5 per cent of each market, by value.The Gold Coast is no stranger to luxury property with a $45 million mansion on the market on Sovereign Islands.Just a few streets away there’s a $30 million pad also up for grabs.Moscow topped the list with the highest annual price growth of 11 per cent, followed by Frankfurt, Taipei, Manila and Berlin which all recorded 6.5 per cent or more.Sydney ranked the highest for the country at No. 17 with 2.6 per cent growth, followed by Melbourne (21) and Brisbane (22) gaining 2 per cent each and Perth (30) with 0.7 per cent growth.REIQ Gold Coast chairman Andrew Henderson said the Glitter Strip was no longer just considered a tourist hotspot.“We are the number one regional city in Australia for luxury property — there’s no better place to live,” he said.“We have got great diversity with our property with beachfront, main river, canal, acreage and Hinterland (homes), anyone that wants luxury there’s numerous types of property to suit.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa9 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago“Not many places in the world would offer that diversity.”Mr Henderson said interstate migration, technological advances that allowed people to work from anywhere and significant infrastructure particularly in the education and medical fields were to thank for the price growth.The Gold Coast was ranked No. 26 on the global real estate rich list.Knight Frank head of residential research Australia Michelle Ciesielski said blue-chip property came out of the national downturn relatively unscathed.“Whilst the Australian mainstream residential markets were progressively being corrected by tightened lending measures, the prime property market continued to experience positive growth given the prestige end of the market was less impacted by funding restrictions throughout this time,” she said.“In fact, the major east coast cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast have now recorded 25 quarters, or more, of positive annual growth.“Growth in prime property prices closely follows the performance on the stock exchange and there have been some significant gains made on the Australian sharemarket in 2019. “Collectively the Australian prime market has continued to see sustainable growth of 2 per cent in the year ending September 2019, whilst the sharemarket recorded a 7.7 per cent return.“With equities on an upward growth trajectory, it’s likely this will follow through to further growth in prime property prices.”last_img read more

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Garth George: Internet joins TV’s grubby demise

first_imgBay of Plenty Times 25 June 2012It is a fact of life that whenever anything new, good or useful is invented for our enjoyment and edification, it is soon corrupted by the immoral, the greedy and the evil among us. Take, for instance, the internet. It never ceases to amaze me just how much useful information can be gained at the click of a button when once it took sometimes hours looking through encyclopaedias, manuals, dictionaries or thesauruses. Yet if you type the word “porn” into Google, it will present you with 1.7 billion (yes, billion) pages of prurient material, some of which is so perverted and sickening to almost (yes, almost) put you off sex. And the worst of it is that it is readily available to anyone who knows how to work a computer. Before the internet came television – one of the greatest inventions of the 20th century. But it, too, has been corrupted by the immoral, the greedy and the evil.It seems to me that since television first arrived in this country back in June, 1960 (just ask Google), it has progressively improved and degenerated in equal measure so that nowadays, like Google, much of the content is grubby, gruesome and unacceptable, at least to those of us who try to maintain some sort of moral and ethical standards. So it didn’t surprise me in the slightest that a Tauranga psychotherapist should tell this newspaper that children under 3 should not be watching any television and those up to 7 should be limited to 30 minutes a day.….But it’s not just the tiny tots who suffer from too much television watching. It has had a marked deleterious effect on our teenagers, too. As Bob McCoskrie, national director of Family First NZ, told the Times: “One of our major concerns is that the 8.30pm watershed for families is just a farce. There is sexual content, foul language and sexual innuendo in programmes as early as 5.30pm. “Also, adult-rated programmes are being promoted during the kids’ viewing times, which is simply wrong. There have been plenty of studies which show the adverse effects on children of prolonged exposure to violence and sexual content.” He is right. It might not be the sole cause, but excessive TV watching has been linked to teen suicides, the increase in venereal diseases, unwanted pregnancies, crime and violence and the apparently mindless destruction of property.http://www.bayofplentytimes.co.nz/news/comment-garth-george-internet-tv/1429659/last_img read more

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Royal wedding: William and Kate’s Anglesey visit

first_imgNews Royal wedding: William and Kate’s Anglesey visit by: – February 24, 2011 Share BBC News Share Share Tweet 9 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Champagne moment – Kate Middleton dedicates the new RNLI lifeboat in the traditional mannerPrince William and Kate Middleton have been welcomed by crowds of hundreds of people on their first official engagement as a couple.Miss Middleton cracked open a bottle of champagne over a new RNLI lifeboat at Trearddur Bay on Anglesey.The prince, who is based at nearby RAF Valley, told the crowd: “I do the talking, she does the fun bit”.Miss Middleton sang the Welsh national anthem, as well as a hymn in Welsh.A palace spokesman said the couple asked for their first joint engagement to be on the island, where they have a rented home.They arrived by black Land Rover, and were met by a welcome party before attending an official ceremony.Miss Middleton wore a cream tailored coat, with brown velvet trim and had her hair swept up into a pony tail and fastened with a black feathered fascinator.Prince William wore a dark suit and winter coat, buttoned up against the wind.Both joined in to sing God Save The Queen, followed by the Welsh anthem, Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau, as Miss Middleton showed an early grasp of the Welsh language.At the lifeboat dedication ceremony, the prince spoke briefly in Welsh to applause from the crowd.He preceded his speech by paying tribute to Welsh rescue workers who travelled to help those caught up in this week’s earthquake in New Zealand.last_img read more

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Batesville School Sports Schedule Changes Updates

first_imgBatesville High School.Boys Soccer –  ADD JV Boys Soccer vs East Central on Thursday (9-26) with a 5:30 start at Batesville.Batesville Middle SchoolBoys Basketball –  Change of date vs St. Louis – New date Monday (12-9).  Still at St. Louis with a 6:00 pm start.Submitted by Batesville AD Mark Ferguson.last_img

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Westport man arrested for criminal confinement

first_imgDECATUR COUNTY, Ind. — A Westport man has been arrested after police say he wouldn’t let a woman and her son leave during a confrontation.Derek Tackett, 22, was arrested after police responded to a 911 call north of Westport on State Road 3.The victim told officers that Tackett caused a verbal argument, and she tried to leave the house with her son, but he blocked the door and would not let her leave.Police say the victim told them Tackett abused her several times throughout the evening.Tackett was arrested and is facing charges of Criminal Confinement and Domestic Battery.last_img

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Recall issued for Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso sauce

first_imgChicago, Il. — A report from Business Wire says Kraft Heinz has voluntarily recalled Taco Bell cheese dip out of concern it may have botulism.Nearly 7,000 cases of Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso Mild Cheese Dip are showing product separation, raising concerns that conditions may be ripe within the product for the growth of Clostridium botulinum. Botulism may be present even if the product doesn’t look spoiled.There have been no reports of illness associated with the product.The products included in the recall are 15 oz. glass jars of Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso Mild Cheese Dip with individual package sell-by dates of 27 DEC 2018 and 23 JAN 2019 and the UPC code 021000024490.Affected cases have best-by dates of Dec. 27, 2018 and Jan 23, 2019, with a UPC code 021000024490, and best-by dates of Oct. 31, 2018, Nov. 1, 2018,  Dec. 26, 2018, Dec. 27, 2018 and Jan. 23, 2019, and a UPC code 21000066900.No other products are included in the recall.People who purchased the product should not eat it. Instead, they may return it to the store where purchased for an exchange or full refund.Those with questions may contact the company at 1-800-310-3704 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern.last_img read more

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Neymar set to play against Borussia — PSG coach

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Paris St-Germain forward Neymar is expected to play on Tuesday against Borussia Dortmund in their UEFA Champions League last 16 first leg tie after overcoming a rib injury. PSG coach Thomas Tuchel disclosed this on Monday. The Brazilian did not play in the club’s 4-4 Ligue 1 draw at Amiens over the weekend when Tuchel rested some other players. “He is here (in Dortmund). He will train and if all goes well he will play tomorrow (Tuesday). Because for us it changes almost everything when he plays and I hope he will play,” said Tuchel. PSG have been knocked out at this stage in the past three seasons and are desperate to leave a mark on the competition. Tuchel added: “(Neymar) changes everything because if he plays we have his quality and confidence and ability to do (the) decisive. “It changes everything… because if he does not play we have no other player with that quality to replace him.” Tuchel, who coached Borussia Dortmund for two seasons before going to Paris, will need to devise a plan to stop the Germans’ formidable attack. They have scored 22 goals in their five Bundesliga games this year. “It is absolutely necessary to play with a lot of confidence in this stadium with such fans and such an opponent. Otherwise, you cannot survive,” he added before the clash at Signal Iduna Park. “We have the team spirit to overcome difficult situations, adapt to different scenarios. That’s the key.” PSG are under extreme pressure to finally deliver in Europe after spending big money on players in the past few seasons to build a winning squad. They came agonisingly close to a quarter-final spot last year only to be eliminated by Manchester United with a stoppage-time penalty kick in the second leg. “If you lose in the round of 16 for three years and you arrive for a fourth time it is clear it is not the same situation,” Tuchel said. “Every year has its story and maybe we have to accept that it is sport. There are doctors, much more important professions, we play sports but it happens that you lose. “Maybe later we can breathe a bit easier. We are here and it is important to make the most of it.” Reuters/NAN.Tags: AmiensChampions LeagueLigue 1Manchester UnitedNeymarParis St-GermainThomas Tuchellast_img read more

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Steven Caulker: Liverpool switch has been a roller-coaster

first_img It was a bizarre way to cap a surreal couple of days for the former Tottenham defender. “I was shocked, I thought the gaffer was joking when he said it (go up front),” Caulker told Press Association Sport. “With only four or five minutes to go we had to go for it and it paid off. It was an exciting five or six minutes. “I was delighted to get on the pitch and help rescue a point. “It has been a bit of a roller-coaster but the adrenaline dragged me through.” Shock is a word which keeps coming up as Caulker reflects on the speed of his move to Merseyside. Klopp has spoken of his desire to bring in a central defender to help cover for injuries to Martin Skrtel and Dejan Lovren but Caulker’s name was not even touted as one of the contenders with speculation suggesting the German would go for a foreign player like Neven Subotic, whom he worked with at Borussia Dortmund. But Caulker’s Premier League experience, he has played top-flight matches with Cardiff and Swansea as well as Southampton and QPR, worked in his favour – even if his pitch time at St Mary’s was limited. “It came as a bit of a shock as I’d had a bit of a frustrating time at Southampton and not had any game time, so then to come to a club like this is fantastic and an opportunity which I couldn’t turn down,” the one-cap England international said. “I was behind two good centre-halves there. I signed just before they signed Virgil van Dijk and things didn’t quite work out for me but I thank them for the opportunity and now I have moved on to something even greater. “It was definitely unexpected but I am happy to be here and the gaffer has filled me with confidence. “For me the ambition is to get as much game time as possible, whether it is up front or in defence I just don’t care. “To wear this shirt is such an honour and I’ll see where it takes me at the end of the season.” Caulker is likely to have to settle for a place on the bench at home to Manchester United on Sunday but Liverpool’s two-goal hero against Arsenal, Roberto Firmino, should be rewarded for his performance with another start in the false nine position against the arch-enemies. The Brazil international was asked to perform a right-sided role by former manager Brendan Rodgers in the dismal 3-1 defeat at Old Trafford back in September, which was the beginning of the rot setting in for Rodgers. Firmino was totally ineffective that day but under Klopp his best performances have come against Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal. But his manager believes the 24-year-old is not just a big game player. “He was at Stoke (in the Capital One Cup earlier this month) in a really good moment, so it’s not [he only performs] against big teams,” Klopp said. “I like these matches when a player shows ‘I don’t care who the opponent is’ attitude. “He’s young enough to do much better and to do it much more often. “Roberto needs time, of course. He’s settling in better and better. “Now he has a lot of information for himself: how he should react in this position, what he has to do when he has to be in the box, when he has to not be in the box, when he has to come and play with us and when he has to push the last line back, things like this. “It’s not a position he has played 500 times, so it’s all about learning. “That (two goals against Arsenal) was a really big step for him and hopefully he can do it again.” Liverpool’s new centre-back Steven Caulker admits his move to Anfield is still something of a shock – not entirely eased by making his debut as a striker. Press Association Just over 24 hours after completing a loan move from QPR after being recalled from Southampton the 24-year-old was thrown on up front by Jurgen Klopp as they chased the game against Arsenal on Wednesday. Fellow substitute Joe Allen salvaged a point with a 90th-minute equaliser and Caulker was immediately sent back to familiar territory to spend the remaining added time alongside Kolo Toure and Mamadou Sakho at the back. last_img read more

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Jangoo denies Red Force with half-century

first_img(CMC) – TRINIDADIAN Amir Jangoo defied his countrymen with a compact, unbeaten half-century to lead a Leeward Islands Hurricanes fightback against Trinidad and Tobago Red Force.On the brink of total collapse at 60 for four, Hurricanes were revived by left-hander Jangoo’s unbeaten 72 to reach 147 for five at the close on the second day of their sixth round encounter at Warner Park here yesterday.The 22-year-old Jangoo, who made his first class debut for Red Force three seasons ago, has so far faced 152 balls in just short of three hours at the crease and struck seven fours and a couple of sixes.Terrance Warde chipped in with 22 in an otherwise ordinary Hurricanes effort, as Uthman Muhammad spearheaded the visitors’ attack with two for 33.Earlier, Terrance Hinds had blasted an unbeaten 89 from 111 deliveries as Red Force, resuming from their overnight 161 for seven, were dismissed for a respectable 287 in their first innings.Starting the day with a single run to his name, Hinds – already with a century this season – thumped 11 fours and two sixes to ensure Red Force’s tail wagged.Crucially, he put on an invaluable 106 for the eighth wicket with Khary Pierre who converted his overnight 15 into 35, made off 118 balls with four fours.In the end, Red Force lost their last three wickets for 27 runs in the last 49 deliveries before lunch, leaving Hurricanes to begin their reply in the second session.The hosts’ reply was a weak one though, with Uthman Muhammad striking twice in quick succession to peg back the innings.Test opener Kieran Powell misdirected a pull and was taken at midwicket for 13 with the score on 26 and new batsman Devon Thomas perished for two with four runs added, top-edging to long leg.One run later in the very next over, Montcin Hodge clipped fast bowler Anderson Phillip to Jason Mohammed at mid-wicket, as Hurricanes declined to 31 for three.Jangoo inspired the revival, putting on 29 for the fourth wicket with captain Jahmar Hamilton (9) before adding 39 for the fifth with Warde. Even then, Hurricanes were still struggling on 99 for five but Jangoo’s unbroken 48-run, fifth-wicket stand with Jaison Peters (11 not out), saw them to the close without further loss.last_img read more

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Perles officially announced as SU’s new offensive line coach

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories Brain trust: Syracuse’s revamped coaching staff reflects Shafer’s history, football philosophiesOffensive guard from Georgia verbally commits to Syracuse; 2nd offensive line commit of SU’s incoming class Former Kansas City Chiefs assistant Pat Perles is the Orange’s new offensive line coach, SU Athletics announced on its website late Friday afternoon.“I have followed Pat’s career for years and have been thoroughly impressed with the way his kids play for him,” head coach Scott Shafer said in the press release. “He brings a high degree of toughness and attitude as an offensive line coach.”He replaces Greg Adkins, who joined former head coach Doug Marrone with the Buffalo Bills. Perles met with SU guard recruit Alex Hayes earlier this week.Perles was the Chiefs assistant offensive line coach from 2010-11. In 2009 he was Kansas City’s defensive quality control coach. He is the son of Michigan State coach George Perles.Previous coaching stints for Perles include North Dakota State from 2003-08, as an offensive coordinator from 2005-08, Michigan State from 2000-02 as tight ends coach, the Los Angeles Rams from 1992-93 as an assistant and scout and Toledo from 1989-91. He also coached the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Hamilton Tiger Cats of the Canadian Football league.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textPerles played for Michigan State in the 1984 Cherry Bowl and 1985 Hall of Fame Bowl. Comments Published on February 1, 2013 at 7:50 pm Contact Jacob: jmklinge@syr.edu | @Jacob_Klinger_last_img read more

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