The drop in Brisbane unit values has finally slowed

first_imgUnit values halted their downward slide during January.THE drop in Brisbane unit values has finally slowed with new figures revealing some subtle growth in January.The latest CoreLogic home values figures revealed that unit values increased 0.1 per cent during January.This was on the back of a 0.9 per cent drop during the past quarter and a 0.7 per cent drop last year.The median unit value for Brisbane was now $384,551.Brisbane’s median house value actually dropped by 0.1 per cent during January to $532,395.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoCoreLogic head of research Tim Lawless said the unit market was still dragging down Brisbane’s results as a whole as a result of concerns around supply and buyer caution.According to the latest Jones Lang LaSalle, Brisbane apartment market report, market fundamentals for the unit market are expected to remain difficult in the short to medium term as a high level of stock is absorbed.“Downward pressure on apartment values and rents is expected to be maintained, but ease slightly in the short-run,’’ it said.“Any recovery in the inner Brisbane apartment market will be dependent on the continued growth of the Queensland economy and any subsequent increases in population growth stemming from that improvement.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:34Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:34 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 Rate1xFullscreenMonthly Core Index: January quarterly00:34last_img read more

Tee off within minutes from this Clontarf home

first_imgThe home at 35 Bradley Rd, Clontarf.This modern house comes with dedicated space for the golf buggy and direct golf course access.Jeannie and Colin Gower have owned the property for about 18 years and built their dream home on the block 10 years ago. “We bulldozed the old worker’s cottage and built the house of our dreams,” Mr Gower said. “We went through three sets of plans before we got it right. We were over the moon with the finished product. The kitchen at 35 Bradley Rd, Clontarf. Picture: supplied“We thought this would be our forever home so we put the best of everything in it.”Mr Gower said he loved the house so much he couldn’t pick a favourite space but he did particularly like that nearly every room had a view of the swimming pool or Redcliffe Golf Course. “We’ve been members of the golf club for over 30 years,” he said. “We absolutely bought the block for its location. It’s in a great spot overlooking a pond, between the third and eighth tee, so we don’t have people teeing off at our back door.”The house is set over two levels with an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area on the ground floor opening to a patio over-looking the golf course. The formal living and dining space opens to the poolside courtyard. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoThe pool area at 35 Bradley Rd, Clontarf. Picture: supplied.There is also a laundry, powder room, bathroom and guest room on this level, along with a double-car garage at the front and a golf buggy garage at the back. “I can drive straight out on to the golf course and the club house is a two-minute buggy ride away,” Mr Gower said. Upstairs, the spacious master bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe, ensuite and a private balcony. The two remaining bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and there is a family bathroom. The Gowers are selling to make a sea or tree change.last_img read more

October 5, 2017 Police blotter

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Warriors run goes on

first_img Ulster appeared to have taken hold of the game with three penalties by Paddy Jackson in the middle of the first half but he had an important miss in the 31st minute and Glasgow closed the half with a fine try from Sean Maitland. The conversion by Finn Russell added to his earlier penalty allowing Glasgow to go in leading 10-9 and they dominated the second half, scoring tries through Tommy Seymour and man of the match Mark Bennett, with Russell converting both and adding a penalty. Glasgow can now look forward to an exciting end to the regular season as they seek a top-two finish, with a previously-postponed home game against Edinburgh next Saturday followed by Treviso away and Zebre back at Scotstoun. The pressure is now on Ulster to retain a top-two place to ensure they get a home tie in the play-offs. They have the difficult all-Irish run-in of Leinster at home and Munster away to wrap up the regular season. On a beautiful Glasgow spring evening the first scoring chance fell to Ulster number 10 Jackson but he sliced his effort from a central position on the home 10-metre line. Glasgow looked the more likely at this stage with good work from Maitland and Seymour. In the ninth minute full-back Peter Murchie broke to the Ulster 22, won a penalty which was tapped and when interfered with, the advanced penalty was hit home by Russell. Ulster were sloppy but as the first quarter ended they got their act together. The renowned Glasgow defence was put under pressure and three close-in penalties were conceded, struck home by Jackson in the 21st, 25th and 28th minutes. The second of those saw Glasgow number eight Ryan Wilson pick up Glasgow’s 10th yellow card of the season, sent to the sin bin by referee John Lacey. Jackson missed a tricky penalty in the 31st minute and Glasgow hit back in the closing minutes of the half to go in ahead. A break initiated by centre Mark Bennett was halted two metres out thanks to a brilliant tackle on Peter Horne by Luke Marshall. But Glasgow kep the pressure on and a wonderful pass from youngster Russell put in Maitland for a 40th-minute try converted by Russell. Within 10 minutes of the restart Glasgow led 20-9. First Russell kicked a penalty, with Ulster flanker Sean Doyle sin-binned. Then a Glasgow line-out drive, with backs attached, ended with one-time Ulster winger Seymour getting the touchdown and Russell converting from the touchline. Ulster came back and Andrew Trimble was cut down under the Glasgow bar before a line-out drive was referred to the television adjudicator, only to be disallowed. Glasgow, boosted by their defensive effort, got upfield and following a line-out drive, centre Bennett came back against the grain to reach the Irish line. Again the TV official was given work to do and this time he awarded the try, which Russell converted. Glasgow closed out the game in the Ulster half, with only a fine tackle from Trimble preventing them from getting the try bonus point. An outstanding performance from Glasgow Warriors took their unbeaten run to five matches as they beat Ulster 27-9, while also moving them to within a point of their second-placed opponents in the RaboDirect Pro12. Press Associationlast_img read more

Exclusive Interview Sharif Atkins Talks Charity

first_imgActor Sharif Atkins is best known for his role as Dr. Michael Gallant on ER and his current role in USA Network’s hit series White Collar, but he is also known for his off-screen role as Smile Ambassador for Operation Smile.Sharif Atkins, with 4 month old cleft lip patient, Michael Andres Cevollos during the screening process at Operation Smile Surgical mission in Quito, EcuadorCredit/Copyright: Operation Smile Photo – Jasmin ShahSharif recently returned from Ecuador where he completed his first surgical mission with Operation Smile. As an official Smile Ambassador for the organization since 2011, he possesses a genuine interest in donating his time and efforts to ensure kids everywhere get to smile forever by supporting the organization’s global efforts to provide free surgeries for children born with facial deformities.Look to the Stars contributing partner, Delinda Lombardo, spoke with Atkins about spreading smiles, daily inspirations, his outlook on life and the ‘ripple effect’ of giving.Why did you get involved with Op-Smile?I’d been giving to Op Smile on a small scale for about 2-3 years after I saw a commercial of theirs that resonated with me. I was trying to figure out a way to give back – having been in the industry for as long as I have, I felt it was about time that I gave back in an official capacity, not just money, but time and effort. So after a conversation with my publicist Darren, we reached out to Operation Smile and about a year and a half ago I became an Ambassador for them, and peace, love and happiness followed.Several things you said make me believe that you put a lot of time into researching the organization before becoming involved: one is “Packets are not people” and the other, “It’s an organization that does what it says it does’?Philanthropy is a big thing these days – it’s not a bad thing – but I definitely didn’t want to be a “celebrity for hire” so to speak. I didn’t just want to get in my one good deed for the day and add it to my resume, there’s a lot of great organizations out there and you cant participate in all of them. For me, Operation Smile was one of those that tugged at my heart strings.Smile Ambassador, Sharif Atkins, jokes around with a child during the screening process at Operation Smile Surgical mission in Quito, Ecuador on Wednesday, January 23, 2013.Credit/Copyright: Operation Smile Photo – Jasmin ShahYou recently returned from your first mission with them, where you went to Quito, Ecuador?Yes, this was really to solidify my involvement with the organization, and yes, packets are not people and you learn that very quickly when you are actually in the throws of what’s going on and you see the effects that OpSmile is having on individuals, children and families. It’s pretty cool.I’m going to quote you again – “It’s about the long journey, not the 15 minutes of fame.” What have you learned from your journey so far?I’ve been blessed to be able to do this [acting] long enough to realize that there are plenty of ups and downs. Just stay the course, duck and dive the disappointments, rise to the occasion when you have the opportunity – all of that is real.Another quote from you: “It’s the stuff you’re doing when nobody’s paying attention that is significant.”The interesting thing about doing work with Operation Smile and another organization I recently started work with this year – Share Our Strength – I know part of my job description is to help them reach those they haven’t reached, that’s part of it. When I was in Ecuador, I never wanted to feel like I was posing for a photo op, I just wanted to be able to talk with the families, hold the kids – and if Jasmin, our photographer, got something great, great, but if not, lets move along. I know that’s part of it, but if I were a multi-multi millionaire I’d be moving in the shadows LOL dropping money here, helping kids there.A lot of celebrities are using social media to engage fans and raise awareness, you did this on Twitter a few years ago with the #SharifScavengerHunt?Yeah, a few years ago I did that as a way to raise awareness for OpSmile. Viewers were asked tweet when they saw my character smile during an episode of White Collar. Just trying creative ways to make people aware, it was a lot of fun.If you could ask your fans to do one thing to improve this world, what would it be?I wont be selfish and say donate to Operation Smile LOL! I would say – and I think most folks do it anyway – find a way to be nice to a stranger. I know its cliché, but if something nice is done for you, pay it forward. I look at a lot of thing like a pebble in the lake. You watch the ripples on a calm day by the lake, and they’re so beautiful… and you really do have an effect. You may not see that effect; you might not be rewarded for what it is that was done, but being able to have that larger perspective that the smile you give that person who was about to cut you off in traffic does have an affect. It’s infectious, plus you never know what people are going through in their personal lives.Sometimes people take things like being cut-off personally when it has nothing to do with them?Exactly, it has nothing at all to do with them.Do you want to be remembered as an actor or philanthropist?In terms of the legacy I want to leave behind, I’d probably say – can I be both? I definitely want to be respected as a solid actor, but in terms of philanthropy – absolutely someone who gave back what he could, in whatever capacity he could.Finally, if you had a theme song, what would it be?Wow… I need time to think about that, that’s a thesis question LOL! But I like Michael Jackson. I grew up in the hey day and I think ‘Man in the Mirror’ might be one, you may hear that creep up when I’m walking down the street, um, ‘You Want to be Starting Something’. Do my strut like Toby McGuire when he’s bad Spiderman LOL! But you know my faith is really important to me as well, it’s in my life. Amidst the ups and downs of my life and my journey it remains significant and important, so there’s a song by Forever Jones called ‘He Wants It All’, essentially saying this is your life, it’s something bigger than yourself, do it and live it with a higher purpose.Many thanks to Sharif Atkins and the good people at Operation Smile for making this interview possible.You can support Operation Smile and Sharif Atkins by visiting his personal Fundraising Campaign on Crowdrise at to help him raise $10,000, which can provide life-changing surgery for children around the world who are suffering from clefts.For more information on Operation Smile, please click hereCopyright ©2013Look to the Starslast_img read more

Ricky Martin To Perform At Life Ball In Vienna

first_imgRicky Martin will perform at this year’s Life Ball in Vienna on May 31.The annual event will feature the world of male models with a host of ripped Adonises, beguiling beaus, wild boys and sensual charmers, strutting their stuff in the first Male Fashion Show of the Life Ball, presented by L’Uomo Vogue.Under the aegis of Franca Sozzani – Editor of Vogue Italia, L’Uomo Vogue, Condé Nast Italy Editorial Director and United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for Fashion4Development – a manifold of tuxedo-looks by seven of the most renowned designers: Givenchy, Viktor & Rolf, Lanvin, Jean Paul Gaultier, Vivienne Westwood, Etro and Dsquared2, are on parade, leading the way to fashion paradise with masculine elegance and sexy chic. Appearances by legendary female fashion-, music-, and stage divas, in haute couture by the seven designers, literally combine “Adam” with “Eve”.“It’s such an honor to be once again partner of this praiseworthy initiative, representing Italy, where, next June, we will hold the 21st edition of Convivio, thus supporting HIV/AIDS research. It is so important that we all share our efforts for a disease that unfortunately still affects millions of people around the world”, Franca Sozzani said.Life Ball 2014 is also particularly pleased to welcome Ricky Martin for his first live appearance on Austrian soil. For many years he has been active under the auspices of the red ribbon, and says: “I’m honored that Life Ball invited me to come to Vienna for such an important cause that truly matters”.One of Life Ball’s partners, President Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States and founder of the Clinton Health Access Initiative, will deliver keynote remarks, supporting the way towards an AIDS-free generation.Lust, as a driving force for human action, will be perceptible and omnipresent at the Life Ball and should find its expression in the fight against HIV/AIDS and in all related deeds.Those who want to stroll through the “Garden of earthly Delights” and experience the Life Ball with all its virtues, may still, for a limited time, secure themselves VIP-Tickets for EUR 750, with seats on the VIP grandstand for the opening show, access to the VIP area of the City Hall Ballroom, culinary delights and all beverages (from champagne to spirits, wine and beer), all inclusive. Owners of VIP-Tickets may also function as hosts, with their own Lounge Table for EUR 3.000, to which they may invite up to twelve VIP-Ticket holders, for friends, business partners or clients.Only a limited quota for both VIP categories is still available. For information and reservations, please visit Ball in Vienna, Austria, was the first AIDS charity event worldwide to take place in a political building: The Vienna City Hall. Ever since its premiere in 1993, Life Ball raises funds for people living with HIV/AIDS, supports organizations and projects in the most affected regions around the world and contributes to remove the taboos of AIDS in our society. The charitable organization behind Life Ball, AIDS LIFE, which was established in 1992 by Gery Keszler and Torgom Petrosian, decides about the allocation of the proceeds. Beside national initiatives like the Austrian AIDS Helps the majority of the funds raised goes towards international partner organizations such as amfAR – The Foundation for AIDS Research, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, the Elton John AIDS Foundation, the MTV Staying Alive Foundation and UNAIDS – the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.last_img read more