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Emission impossible

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Brisbane developer slashes apartment prices by up to 25pc amid looming oversupply

first_imgApartments are being offered at a discount in The Hudson development in Albion.A BRISBANE developer is slashing the price of apartments in his inner-city development by as much 25 per cent – the most dramatic fall seen since oversupply concerns were first raised.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:05Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p480p480p360p360p240p240pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenConstruction boom hits new highs07:06Tim Jones, a director of Twin Ocean Corporation, which developed The Hudson on the former Albion Flour Mill site in a joint venture, said between 40 and 45 of the project’s 164 units would be discounted by as much as a quarter in a new sales campaign to be rolled out next week.“On average, anywhere from a 5 per cent to 25 per cent discount in some situations,” Mr Jones said.Apartments are being offered at discounted prices in The Hudson at Albion“We’re going through a sales program, so we’re discounting our prices from their original asking (price), which were above valuation.“We’re just keen to cut a few deals and then put our pricing back up.Survey reveals busy property year“It’s a great opportunity for some buyers out there.”The majority of the remaining apartments in the newly completed development are one and two bedroom units ranging from $399,000 to a three-bedroom penthouse for $1.35 million.GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HEREApartments are being offered at discounted prices in The Hudson in AlbionMore 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 investor7 hours agoMr Jones admitted the market had stalled because of recent lending restrictions, but said that hadn’t affected sales in The Hudson development before now.“We’ve settled over $65 million worth of stock in three months,” he said.“There’s not an oversupply in this location.$300,000 increase in two years“There’s an oversupply of not good quality apartments in the Valley, West End and the city.”The Reserve Bank of Australia again recently raised concerns about an oversupply of apartments in Brisbane.According to SQM Research, the greater Brisbane region is facing an oversupply of 8000 new dwellings this year.Brisbane is facing an oversupply of apartments in 2017RMIT property economist Chris Eves predicted mid-last year that new inner city apartment prices in Brisbane could fall by 25 per cent in 12 to 18 months.Mr Eves said restrictions on capital flow out of China was resulting in less demand for inner city apartments, which was putting pressure on developers.“We are starting to see a lot of stress in this market,” Mr Eves said.“Nothing has happened in the last six months to change the oversupply situation.”last_img read more

Taxi driver falls in drug bust

first_imgAn undercover officer initially boughtfrom Bachoco a sachet of suspected shabu for P,1,500. ILOILO City – A taxi driver was arrestedin a drug buy-bust operation in Barangay Buyo, Santa Barbara, Iloilo. Eleven more sachets of suspected illegaldrugs were seized during Bachoco’s arrest around 5 p.m. on Dec. 11, policesaid. The 42-year-old resident Bernard Bachocowas taken to the Santa Barbara police station. The suspect was detained. He faces chargesfor violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of2002./PNlast_img read more

Tubungan LGU facilitates return of stranded family

first_imgTano said the LGU of Tubungan also provided the family with relief goods. Albert Galan, Lambunao MDRRM officer, said the workers are now quarantined at Jayobo Barangay Health Center, the village’s designated isolation center for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), and under strict monitoring by the Barangay Health Emergency Response Team. ILOILO – The local government unit (LGU) of Tubungan facilitated the return of a family stuck in the town for more than a month due to the ongoing enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in the province. On May 3, aboard the vehicle of the Philippine Army’s 61st Infantry Battalion and with their ECQ pass issued by the Tubungan LGU, the workers were fetched by the members of the Lambunao Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office at the town’s border. Emelyn Estando-Tano, head of the Tubungan Public Employment Service Office, said the family, composed of seven individuals, sought the assistance of her office. They were caught in the province-wide lockdown and left with no more money to buy their needs. Tano said the LGU of Tubungan coordinated with the office of Lambunao’s Mayor Reynor Gonzales who, through a letter of acceptance, allowed the return of the workers provided they shall undergo the required 14-day quarantine period and other health protocols. A village official in Ingay, Tubungan took custody of the family, letting them stay in his house while generous residents sustained their needs.center_img Galan said each worker was given food packs containing five kilograms of rice, assorted canned goods and noodles. Tears rolled down on the face of the mother when she saw the military truck on Sunday. The Gallego family from Barangay Jayobo, Lambunao town are laborers in a local resort which was undergoing improvement but whose owners were also stranded in Manila. “She was so happy that they could go home already and grateful for the hospitality of the people who welcomed and took care of them as well as those who facilitated their return,” said Tano. Iloilo province is under an extended ECQ until May 15. (PIA-6/PN)last_img read more

Mark Anthony Niccum

first_imgMark Anthony Niccum, 61, of Dillsboro, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2018 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.He was born July 29, 1956 in Milan, IN, son of the late Donald Niccum and Marcella Niccum (Gerald) Jackson.He served his country as a member of the United States Marines.Mark owned and operated his own landscaping business. He was a dedicated provider for his family. He enjoyed Go Kart racing, RC Racing and drag racing with his son. To his daughter he passed on and advised his landscaping business. Mark had quite a collection of old cars, and was an avid car show enthusiast.Surviving are his wife, Sara Niccum of Dillsboro, IN; children, Dillon Niccum of Milan, IN, Mataya Niccum of Lawrenceburg, IN; siblings, Garry (Susan) Niccum of Columbus, IN, Connie Niccum Forbes of Kannapollis, NC, Charles (Tammy) Niccum of Deerfield, OH.He was preceded in death by his parents.Friends will be received Monday, March 19, 2018, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1415 North Gate Road, Madison, Indiana.Services will be held at 1:00 pm immediately following visitation.Interment will follow in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Madison, Indiana. Military graveside services will be conducted by members of local Veterans Service Organizations.Contributions may be made to defray funeral expenses. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

Sam Chase

first_imgUnless you are a true Indiana High School basketball fan, you probably have never heard of Sam Chase.  After all, he played his basketball back in the late 50’s.  He graduated from Knightstown in 1958 at the age of 16.  He is a nominee for the 2019 Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame class.  He scored nearly 1200 points in an era before 3-point shooting and high scoring basketball games.Sam was an example of what basketball was all about when Indiana still had almost 700 high schools.  He played for Knightstown where their gym became famous in the movie Hoosiers.  At the age of 14 Chase led Knightstown to its first sectional title.  In the summers, Sam would pick up a basketball and hitch hike to New Castle where he would get into pick-up games with a much more talented pool of players.For those of you who wonder why kids do not shoot as well today as some of those legendary Hoosiers, Sam was an example of how to get a better shot.  Before he would hitch hike to New Castle, he would shoot 500 shots.  He would not leave the playground until he could make at least 400 out of 500.  When he did not make the 400 shots, he would continue to shoot all day if necessary.  Before he graduated from Knightstown, he held every scoring record.  Most of today’s athletes can not or will not spend that much time working on their shots, but “practice makes perfect”!Some information for this blog came from the Indianapolis Star.last_img read more

McGinley makes Ferguson admission

first_img West Ham fan McGinley joked that Ferguson would not be giving any of his team the famous “hairdryer” treatment, with the Hammers coincidentally making the trip to Old Trafford on Saturday. “Although I’m a West Ham fan, I’ve always loved the way his teams played and there’s a number of things that he’s dealing with that he was particularly good at that I think he’ll be a particularly strong fit,” McGinley added. “He’s asked me a lot of questions and I know he’s very keen and looking forward to tonight. He’s a big fan of golf, as we know. He knows Rory (McIlroy) very well and Rory is a big Man Utd fan. Not everybody in the room is a Man Utd fan, so that should be a bit fun. “This is not about him being a headmaster and coming in and preaching to them. He’s very aware of that. This is relaxed. This is a conversation. There will be questions coming back at him. “They all love football and a chance to spend a bit of time with one of the greats in soccer doesn’t come around very often, particularly with somebody they all admire. In my dealings with him, he’s been absolutely fantastic and I know he’ll be great with the players.” US captain Tom Watson was somewhat coy when asked if he had any special guests lined up to speak to his team, adding: “I’ve already given them some talks. And will be continuing. “I have some people coming. We have some other special guests.” “H e’s a guy that I played with in the JP McManus pro-am about 15 years ago and that I’ve seen now and again over that time, and when I became captain I asked him,” McGinley said of the former Manchester United manager. “Of course he was more than willing to help. But the one thing he asked me to do was keep it really quiet. Walking around (the course) is not keeping it quiet, is it? We wanted a bit of a surprise for the players but I guess it’s not a surprise.” He wanted to keep it a secret, but Paul McGinley had to admit that Sir Alex Ferguson would address his European team on Tuesday evening ahead of the 40th Ryder Cup. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

S’Africa Plans to Halt F’Eagles’ World Cup Ambition Today

first_imgAfter a brilliant start with 2-0 win against Burundi, another win tonight will not only qualify Nigeria into the semi finals but land the team a World Cup ticket as one of the four African representatives.However, to attain that feat, Coach Paul Aigbogun lads will have the country’s latest rivals from South Africa to contend with on Match-day two which is also very crucial to the Rainbow nation too after the 1-1 scoreline in their opening match against host Niger.South Africa Coach Thabo Senong is said to be bracing for a tactical battle against old foes, as his team seeks to move a step further for the ticket after a disappointing score draw last Saturday.“We are in a very tough group, we saw Nigeria had a very good start and won their first convincingly and for my team to make head way, we need to be focused and ensure that we get the points against Nigeria whom we know are desperate to achieve the best too,” he said in an interview with South African tabloid, The Times.“We have to cut out the mistakes we made against Niger to increase our chances and hopefully, we can have a better game in the second match. We are playing against a very tough team, our players need to be switched on mentally to get a good result.“It’s going to be a technical game, all Nigeria’s players are good on the ball but we are also good on the ball, as well and I hope we get the better of them and secure four points before the final group match,” he remarked.THISDAY recalled that South Africa defeated Nigeria 2-1 at the group stage of the 2009 Africa Under-20 Tournament with goals from Ace Bhengu and George Maleleka but lost to the same side in the Third Place match.Meanwhile, Flying Eagles Coach Paul Aigbogun still insist that his priority is to qualify for the World Cup and play down the capability of other teams at the championship.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram AFRICAN U-20 CHAMPIONSHIPFemi Solaja with Agency reportAs the Flying Eagles aim to win and qualify for the FIFA Under-20 World Cup later this year in Poland, their opponent, Amajitas of South Africa has vowed to spoil the fun for the Nigerians when both countries face off tonight at the on going African Under-20 Tournament in Niamey, Niger Republic.last_img read more

New construction at Parkside delayed

first_imgIt was recently announced that the construction around the outdoor hardscape and landscape project in the Ogasawara Plaza outside of International Residence College will be facing delays.Though initially the construction was scheduled to be completed by the beginning of the spring semester, there were several delays over winter break.According to Manny Ocampo, building service supervisor for the area, the delays were primarily due to issues getting city permits.“[The construction] has been going on for approximately two months,” Ocampo said. “It was scheduled to be completed by the end of break, but unfortunately, the city has lines that we have to go by and permits. It is my understanding that the city is holding us back.”Ocampo said that city construction permits are done on a rolling basis — while construction might be greenlighted at the start of a project, if a city inspector arrives and disagrees with how the construction is being done, the construction company has to wait for a new green light.“I am assuming, from previous experiences, [the delay] is because the construction workers do their work according to their own specifications, or the architect’s specifications,” Ocampo said. “But if the city inspector doesn’t agree with it, it doesn’t matter. Everything stops. It may be another couple months before it gets completed.”Alfonso Casanova, building services manager for those areas said there were additional reasons for the delays.“There were different things,” Casanova said. “The concrete was thicker than they thought. Shipment of different things didn’t come in on time, we needed certain parts — stuff like that.”The email sent out by USC Housing cited issues with the “excavation, underground utilities, engineering conflicts and Los Angeles City code interpretations” to be the main causes for the delay but stated that many of the conflicts had been resolved and that construction would continue.Casanova said he believes the delay in construction will not be an inconvenience to students.“New bike racks are being put up, so that has been solved,” Casanova said. “I don’t think it’ll be as much of an inconvenience as it was in the starting, when there was a lot of noise and demolition. The demolition part is done and now it’s just a matter of putting everything in.”Casanova said he believes the construction and whatever inconvenience it may cause is definitely worth it.“We are building some fireplaces, some space to relax,” Casanova said. “We’re going to have more outdoor furniture and more amenities for the students.”The projected plans are to expand the seating area in the square and improve the looks of the area by adding a fountain, a furnace with a chimney and possibly some fire pits, according to Ocampo.Adanna Teemac, a junior majoring in social sciences and a resident assistant in PKS, said she was expecting delays in construction.“I’m kind of used to delays in construction because USC says they’re going to finish a lot of construction by a certain deadline and then it doesn’t happen,” Teemac said. “So I think I kind of expected it not to be done over break. But it’s not really that big of an inconvenience. I’m excited to see what they do. It might look cool.”Ocampo hopes that the construction will be completed by the end of the spring semester. In the meantime, those living on the west side of campus should continue parking their bicycles in the racks outside of Parkside.last_img read more

Kiffin, USC walking a very thin ethical line

first_imgA fake extra point gone awry in the first quarter of USC’s 50-6 victory over Colorado last Saturday serves as just the latest example of the Trojans’ alarming lapse in judgment when it comes to showing common courtesy for opponents.Allow me to clarify.Mind games · Against Colorado, sophomore quarterback Cody Kessler switched to No. 35 in an effort to throw off the Buffaloes. – Sean Roth | Daily TrojanWhen USC lined up for the extra point with the score already at 13-0, a player wearing No. 35 positioned himself as the holder. But punter Kyle Negrete, who usually wears the number, wasn’t on the field.Rather, backup quarterback Cody Kessler had been told by the coaching staff to swap jerseys before the game started. And on that play, he grabbed the snap and took off for the end zone, but the play was called off because of holding.In the interest of full disclosure, I’m far from an avid defender of the many unwritten rules that exist in different sports. Plenty are steeped in traditions that make very little sense to anyone at present. But there remains a fine line between employing normal gamesmanship and doing something unethical. It’s worth pointing out, under coaching ethics in the official NCAA rulebook, “changing numbers during the game to deceive the opponent” is deemed as a number of unethical practices.So USC’s deceptive use of jersey numbers, while not illegal, only compounds the Trojans’ penalty problems that seem to give off an impression of a lack of respect for the game’s most basic practices.As Orange County Register writer Rich Hammond pointed out, USC stands as one of just a few remaining programs in the country without names on the backs of their jerseys. That’s a personal preference, not an excuse to take advantage of the situation to intentionally throw off another team.USC was favored by more than 40 points entering its game against the one-win Buffaloes. They weren’t going to lose. Really want to go for two with the score sitting at 13-0? Probably not worth it, but I’m not going to argue with a surprise playcall when the game is still within reach. Once again, though, that fine line of gamesmanship enters the picture. A trick formation is one thing, taking advantage of an opportunity barely available to others for such a small payoff becomes another.But the bigger problem here lies in the disconnect between what the coaching staff has been preaching and what’s happening on the field among players. Following the ejection of freshman defensive lineman Leonard Williams against Colorado — one of the day’s 10 penalties — USC coach Lane Kiffin said his team’s lack of composure was “a disgrace to the university.”But that was nothing new for the Trojans, who lead the nation in penalties per contest. USC has been, without a doubt, an unruly football team for most of the season. Though they are committing an excess of false starts and offsides, these are completely preventable.Kiffin can talk about how disappointed he is in the lack of discipline, but at some point the coaching staff has to take some of the blame as well. Bush-league moves like swapping Negrete’s jersey for Kessler’s only exacerbate the problem. It contributes to USC’s “dirty” image, which, despite the incredible amount of penalties, really isn’t a fair characterization.Kiffin gets a bad rap for his stoic persona and “win at all costs” mentality, but for the most part, he’s been on his best behavior since returning to Los Angeles. No need to ruin that now over something so silly and unnecessary.For the time being, USC’s consistent mental slip-ups and childish attempts at gaining an edge haven’t really cost them. But the first half of the team’s schedule was a walk in the park compared to what’s approaching.Penalty yards add up, especially against teams capable of turning an extra first down into points. Kiffin and company need to focus and set a proper example for the rest of the team. If he really chides his players for making boneheaded mistakes, USC should be able clean up what has become an unexpected but mammoth flaw. The Trojans are simply too motivated to let one of the only things they can control during a game negatively affect them. And they’re too talented to have to resort to plays like the one in the early minutes of Saturday’s game. “The Fifth Quarter” runs every other Wednesday. If you would like to comment on this story, visit or email Alex at read more