Tide turns for growth corridor

first_imgOne of the house designs at Villa World’s Silvan Rise estate at Dakabin.The sun is well and truly shining on the property market in the Moreton Bay region.A recent report by Hotspotting found the region was the third best place to buy property in Australia, with everything from rural lots to waterfront apartments on the market.Twenty-nine active residential projects – the highest number of projects in the southeast – are in the works, according to the latest Oliver Hume report. This comes as the latest REIQ report revealed rental vacancies had tightened by 0.2 per cent to 1.4 per cent. “This market is generally a tight market and it is one of Queensland’s fastest growing regions,” the REIQ report found.Developer VillaWorld has reported strong sales at its Silvan Rise estate at Dakabin, predicting a sell out within a year of its launch. Villa World is forecasting that the remaining homes at its Silvan Rise development will be snapped up in the next few months, delivering a sellout within 12 months of the project’s initial release.Stockland will also launch a new community at Rothwell, with land at Promenade expected to be released in June.Moreton Bay offers a vast array of property options and locations, with semirural Samford the region’s first million-dollar suburb.CoreLogic data shows the median house sales price in the Samford Valley has reached $1 million, with homes in the nearby rural suburbs of Camp Mountain ($950,000), Cedar Creek ($940,000) and Highvale ($870,000) also showing growth. Newport on the Redcliffe Peninsula has the highest median sales price for a waterfront suburb at $820,000. Stockland is constructing a masterplanned community around a 23ha lake at Newport, which will be home to around 5400 people. Villa World’s Silvan Rise development at Dakabin.THE developer behind a residential community at Dakabin is predicting it will sell out within a year of its launch.More than half of the 109 lots available at Villa World’s Silvan Rise estate have sold since it hit the market in June last year, with complete four bedroom homes selling from $461,500. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours agoVilla World development manager Craig Morgan said buyers were drawn to Silvan Rise’s enviable location within the Moreton Bay region, one of the nation’s fastest growing areas. “Buyers love that North Lakes is just a five-minute drive away from their home,” Mr Morgan said.“They are also less than a kilometre from Dakabin State School and Pine Rivers Cricket Club.“Silvan Rise puts its residents on the doorstep of a wide array of retail, education, sporting, leisure and health facilities that bring tremendous convenience to daily life and supports a more active and family friendly lifestyle.” Dakabin’s proximity to employment hubs and a number of key infrastructure upgrades was also appealing to purchasers.Mr Morgan pointed to the opening of the $1.2 billion Moreton Bay Rail Link as a major drawcard for buyers, making the daily commute easier. He said the Bruce Highway upgrade at Narangba would also make it easier for residents to get to and from work.“And in nearby Petrie, there is more than $150 million in development to come, including a new campus of the University of the Sunshine Coast, which is expected to generate 2,500 jobs alone,” he said. “Dakabin is surrounded by job-rich areas such as North Lakes, Strathpine and Caboolture, while the wider Moreton Bay Region is forecast to experience a whopping 54.4 per cent rise in employment over the next 25 years. “Silvan Rise is ideally placed now and well in to the future to deliver residents easy access to these local work hubs.” Silvan Rise’s architect-designed three and four-bedroom homes have open-plan interiors connecting to patio entertaining areas. Many home designs also feature an additional multipurpose room and a walk-in pantry to cater for growing families. Each home has quality inclusions such as stone benchtops, leading brand stainless-steel appliances, a Colorbond roof, double lockup garage and full landscaping. ***CASE STUDY 2 PROMENADEDeveloper: Stockland Location: Morris Road, Rothwell Stockland Isles of Newport residential development Scarborough Moreton Bay aerial view.Meanwhile, Beachmere, which is between Caboolture and Bribie Island, posted the biggest 12 month growth, with median house sales up 43.3 per cent, according to CoreLogic. It was followed closely by Kurwongbah, which rose 40.5 per cent.The Moreton Bay region has experienced strong growth, with the population increasing 12.5 per cent between the 2011 and 2016 census. And that growth shows no signs of slowing, with a huge amount of residential and commercial investment in the region. The new University Sunshine Coast campus at Petrie is under construction, with the first students expected in 2020. The Moreton Bay rail line is open, and numerous residential developers are capitalising on the projected growth.***CASE STUDY 1SILVAN RISEDeveloper: Villa WorldPrice: From $461,500Location: Dakabin Land at Promenade at Rothwell is expected to be released by Stockland in JuneA new community worth $44 million will soon be launched at Rothwell, a suburb within the Moreton Bay region real estate powerhouse.Just 35km from the Brisbane CBD, Rothwell has seen a 21.4 per cent growth in median house sales prices in the past five years, according to CoreLogic. Existing homes are selling for an average of $425,000, and with the opening of the Redcliffe train line in 2016 the suburb is set to become more popular with buyers wanting easy access to the city and Moreton Bay. Capitalising on the expected growth, Stockland will release its first residential homesites at its family-friendly Promenade Rothwell community. Promenade will feature 191 homes close to walking and cycle paths, parks, schools, public transport and shops. Stockland’s acting Queensland general manager for residential communities David Laner said the community would be in an “enviable location” for buyers seeking bayside living and an easy commute to the city. “Our nearby communities at Newport and North Lakes have been incredibly popular, and we look forward to providing an affordable entry-level market opportunity,” he said. “Seven parks, two private schools and a childcare centre will be within a 1.5km radius of future homes, and a shopping centre will be a few minutes away by car.” Rothwell Train Station is about 2km away. Prospective buyers can now register their interest, with the first land release expected in June.last_img read more

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Bill to decriminalize polygamy earns unanimous approval from Utah Senate committee

first_imgThe Salt Lake Tribune 12 February 2020Family First Comment: As we predicted would happen….Remove the gender. Why not the number?“Ora Barlow, who was raised in a polygamous community, said she realized that all her life she had been thought of as property but the law was on her side. “The law is there for a reason,” Barlow said. “And it’s for people like me who feel trapped.””#MarriageOneManOneWomanDraper shared her story Monday with members of the Utah Senate Judiciary, Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Committee, which voted unanimously to endorse a bill that would effectively decriminalize polygamy among consenting adults. “The law is there for a reason,” Barlow said. “And it’s for people like me who feel trapped.” Angela Kelly, Sound Choices Coalition director, compared polygamy to organized crime and slavery. To ease the criminal penalties, she said, would encourage more people to live that way. She testified alongside the bill’s sponsor, Spanish Fork Republican Sen. Deidre Henderson, who argued to her Senate colleagues that the state’s current law classifying polygamy as a felony is unenforceable absent other crimes.But several members of the public, including former polygamists, spoke against SB102 during Monday’s hearing. “To bring it down to an infraction, you’re essentially saying this is an OK lifestyle,” Kelly said. “And it might be for 10 people, but we’re talking about society as a whole.”Ora Barlow, who was raised in a polygamous community, said she felt free when the leaders of her church were imprisoned and prosecuted. She realized that all her life she had been thought of as property, she said, but the law was on her side. Easton Harvey, with the anti-polygamy Sound Choices Coalition, said criminalization is a social policy for all of Utah. And the reason that members of a polygamous community are afraid to report crimes is not because they’ll be charged as criminals by outsiders, he said, but because of the fear of being ostracized from within or subject to divine punishment.“The primary reason they do not report crimes is because of a weaponized God,” Harvey said, “because of weaponized scripture, because they’re trying to protect their priesthood.” If the SB102 becomes law, polygamy among consenting adults would be reduced to an infraction — a level below many traffic offenses. Infractions in Utah carry no jail time. Punishments can be fines of up to $750 and community service.READ MORE: https://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/2020/02/11/bill-decriminalize/last_img read more

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State Health Commissioner Resigns, Cites Personal Reasons

first_imgIndiana Health Commissioner William VanNess is resigning.INDIANAPOLIS – Dr. William VanNess has announced his resignation as Indiana State Health Commissioner.The doctor said his departure is due to personal reasons and will likely step down in October after serving in the capacity for a year and a half.Dr. Vaness applauded the state’s health care workers, “The dedicated employees at the Indiana State Department of Health have done a tremendous job of promoting and providing essential public health services for Hoosiers and I have every confidence they will continue to serve the state to the best of their abilities during this transition and after.”VanNess added that he will assist Governor Mike Pence’s office during the process of naming a replacement.last_img

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Anxiety as Ronaldo ‘returns to Italy today’

first_img Loading… Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, is expected to fly back to Italy today ahead of returning to training. Ronaldo would get even more assists out of De Bruyne Ronaldo has spent the last few weeks of the coronavirus pandemic in his homeland of Madeira. However, Record claims he will be touching back down in Turin on Tuesday after Juve started recalling their foreign-based stars.Advertisement The No 7 will observe a two-week period of self-isolation in Italy before getting back to training. read also:The man who discovered Ronaldo recalls what he said about Juve star It now remains to be seen whether Gonzalo Higuain will follow suit, with the striker currently in Argentina tending to his mother. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without RechargingEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks”Chronicles Of Narnia” Fans Were Bemused To See How She Looks Now10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The Worldlast_img read more

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Wind causing power outages in Delaware

first_imgDelaware, IN—Roughly 193 consumers are without power that use Decatur County REMC services.  REMC says that due to high winds, it has several outages across the service territory. Crews are out working now. They report trees down, broken pole and other damage. Thank you for your cooperation as crews work to restore your power safely and efficiently in these conditions.last_img

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Boss seeks summer break for Barkley

first_img The 21-year-old is just starting to show he is rediscovering last season’s form, most recently in last week’s Europa League exit to Dynamo Kiev, and the Toffees boss is keen for the youngster to have a rest. “What Ross brings is the bigger the occasion, the bigger the performance and bigger the response,” he told the Liverpool Echo. “What was pleasing last Thursday night was to see the ‘old’ Ross getting away from people, being so threatening with his forward pass and getting his shot away with either foot. “He hit the post with his left foot and with his right foot. I loved seeing the signs of the old Ross appearing. “We need to look after him and make sure he has that sort of standard for the rest of the season and has a proper break in the summer. “Do that and we will have a player completely new for next season after the experiences he has had this season.” Despite the midfielder playing for the seniors at last summer’s World Cup and now being a permanent fixture in Roy Hodgson’s squad, having been selected for the forthcoming Euro 2016 qualifier against Lithuania and friendly in Italy, there is still talk about him rejoining the under-21s for the June tournament in the Czech Republic. Martinez has regularly expressed the opinion that Barkley has outgrown the junior side, mainly because he has already played at a World Cup. Everton manager Roberto Martinez has called for Ross Barkley to be given a “proper break” in the summer – which would mean him not going to the Under-21s European Championships with England. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Norwich forward Lewis Grabban eyes run in team after scoring on return

first_imgLewis Grabban is targeting a run in the Norwich side after scoring the equaliser against Arsenal on his Barclays Premier League return. Grabban had been subject to a number of rejected bids from former side Bournemouth but Neil took a firm line and he became a bit-part player as Cameron Jerome was installed as the Canaries’ first-choice frontman. The Norwich boss opted to recall Grabban for the visit of Arsenal despite the ex-Crystal Palace youngster not featuring in the two previous matchday squads and he was repaid as the striker tucked away an equaliser that earned the hosts a share of the spoils. Neil said after the game that there are no ill feelings between the pair and Grabban is now keen to retain his place for next weekend’s trip to Watford. “Every player wants to stay in the team and scoring gives me a bigger chance to do that,” he told the club’s official website. “The manager has been fine so I’ve just been working hard to get back into the team. Hopefully I can now move forward and the team can look forward to the next game. “Getting the point was the most important thing for us. We need to keep collecting points to move up the table and secure our place in this league. It’s a good day for us, and I’m happy to score on my first game back. “The fans are here to support the team, whoever is in the XI. It’s our job as a group now to go to Watford and perform against them.” The 27-year-old was on Sunday handed his first league start since the opening weekend of the season and is now firmly back in the first-team picture at Carrow Road. His absence from Alex Neil’s side came after he was suspended in August for refusing to be a substitute in a Capital One Cup tie at Rotherham. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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EHS grad Dick Scott named Mets’ bench coach

first_img Bio ELLSWORTH — Former Ellsworth High School athlete Dick Scott has been promoted to bench coach of the New York Mets.FILE PHOTO COURTESY OF TORONTO BLUE JAYSScott, 53, served as the National League team’s director of player development for two years and, before that, a minor league field coordinator for two years.The Mets’ announced Wednesday that Scott will replace Bob Geren, who accepted a job as bench coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers last month.Scott, a three-sport standout at EHS, was drafted out of high school in 1981 in the 17th round by the New York Yankees. Scott went on to win a World Series in 1989 with the Oakland Athletics.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textScott started managing in the A’s minor league organization in 1991 and was named Minor League Manager of the Year in 1994.Scott won his second World Series ring in 2001, this time, as a major league advance scout with the Arizona Diamondbacks.Scott also held player development jobs with the Houston Astros and Toronto Blue Jays.The new position is Scott’s first job on a major league coaching staff. He will make his bench coach debut opening day on April 4 when the Mets play the Kansas City Royals. Latest Posts Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013. Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016center_img Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016 Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all)last_img read more

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UNCG looks to extend streak vs Furman

first_imgUNCG looks to extend streak vs Furman February 25, 2020 SUPER SENIORS: UNC Greensboro’s Isaiah Miller, James Dickey and Kyrin Galloway have combined to account for 46 percent of the team’s scoring this season, including 50 percent of all Spartans points over the last five games.LEAPING FOR LYONS: Jordan Lyons has connected on 34.1 percent of the 214 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 10 of 29 over the last five games. He’s also made 82.5 percent of his foul shots this season.PERFECT WHEN: UNC Greensboro is a perfect 17-0 when it holds an opponent to 63 points or fewer. The Spartans are 6-6 when opponents score more than 63 points.STREAK SCORING: UNC Greensboro has won its last five home games, scoring an average of 84 points while giving up 65.6.SECOND CHANCES: UNC Greensboro has posted an excellent offensive rebound percentage of 34.1 percent this year. That figure is the 26th-highest in Division 1. The offensive rebound percentage for Furman stands at just 24 percent (ranked 296th).___ Associated Press center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditFurman (23-6, 13-3) vs. UNC Greensboro (23-6, 13-3)Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina; Wednesday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: UNC Greensboro looks for its seventh straight conference win against Furman. UNC Greensboro’s last SoCon loss came against the East Tennessee State Buccaneers 82-65 on Feb. 1. Furman snuck past Wofford by one point at home in its last outing. For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

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Grades: Offense streaky versus OSU, UM

first_imgRedshirt junior forward Ryan Evans put forth a solid offensive showing against the Buckeyes and Gophers. He hit 7 of 14 shots for a team-best 14 points against Ohio State and followed that up with 17 points, 11 rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block at Minnesota. Evans is shooting .433 on the year and is third on the team with 10.3 points per game.[/media-credit]As is routine, Herald Sports will offer a weekly report card on the Wisconsin men’s basketball team’s two most recent games.The No. 22 Badgers (19-6, 8-4 Big Ten) have had plenty of time off recently, last playing on Feb. 9 in a 68-61 overtime win against Minnesota. Before that, UW lost, 58-52 at home against Ohio State – its fourth home loss of the season.Wisconsin now sits in fourth place of the Big Ten, just a half-game behind third-place Michigan. The Badgers will resume play Feb. 16 at Michigan State, which currently resides in second place.Offense – 3 out of 5There’s plenty of success interwoven with failure in terms of Wisconsin’s shooting over the past two games, which earns this team a middling grade.Against Ohio State, the Badgers shot miserably from behind the 3-point line (18.5 percent) but performed well enough inside to finish with a 40 percent field goal percentage nonetheless.Wisconsin then lit up Minnesota in the first half, hitting 7 of 11 3-pointers (63.6 percent) before nose-diving in the second, shooting 2-for-11 from behind the perimeter (18.2 percent) and 7-for-25 overall (28 percent) in that period.Even with the Gophers mounting a compelling comeback, the Badgers failed to score a basket of any kind in the final seven minutes and 43 seconds of the game.However, Wisconsin’s saving grace came from some rock solid and clutch-free throw shooting in overtime against Minnesota. Fifteen of the 17 points the Badgers scored in the extra period came from the charity line, with only two attempts going astray (88.2 percent).Defense – 3.5 out of 5Wisconsin did well to stifle the offenses of the Buckeyes and Gophers as they both failed to reach their season averages. Ohio State, No. 2 in the conference in scoring, fell about 18 points below its average while Minnesota, in 40 minutes of regulation, was kept at about the same distance from its own.Both opponents ran efficient offenses, however, and ran them consistently. Neither Ohio State nor Minnesota shot below 40 percent from the field in either the first or second halves.But the two teams didn’t shoot very well from downtown – hitting a combined 7 of 24 for 29.2 percent – although neither really had to since there were opportunities inside and UW’s offense was streaky in comparison.Although forward Jared Berggren failed to contain OSU forward Jared Sullinger in his 24-point performance, he’s quickly evolved into a hardened defender and consistent shot-blocker, swatting away five shots in the last two games. Fellow forward Mike Bruesewitz also denied three shots of his own as well.Bench – 2.5 out of 5Head coach Bo Ryan hasn’t dug deep into this year’s lineup very often, but the game against Minnesota marked a real lack of utilizing the bench.Despite coming off the bench all season, guard Ben Brust averages 24.4 minutes per game (and played 22 against the Buckeyes) but played just eight against the Gophers. Meanwhile, forwards Frank Kaminsky and Rob Wilson never played more than 10 minutes in either game.Still, the three managed to chip in somewhat. Brust hit a three-pointer late in the first half in Minnesota, and Kaminsky nailed a clutch trey against Ohio State.Wilson also grabbed two rebounds and Kaminsky had a pair of assists against UM as well.But there were some frowning points, too. Wilson failed to score at all and Brust, against OSU, turned the ball over twice.Player of the week – Ryan EvansThe junior forward might have just enjoyed his best two-game stretch of the season, posting double-digit scoring outputs in both games and earning his first double-double of his college career.Evans was both the top scorer and the most efficient scorer against OSU, hitting 7 of 14 shots for 14 points. He complemented that effort with five rebounds, an assist and one steal.Although Evans wasn’t satisfied with his defensive performance from that game, his steady hand kept Wisconsin in the game nevertheless.And at Minnesota, Evans did a bit of everything, totaling 17 points, 11 rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block. He didn’t shoot all that well – hitting 5 of 14 – but was a solid 7-for-8 at the free throw line. Six of his points came in the five-minute overtime period as well.last_img read more

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