One more reason why Queensland is better than New South Wales

first_imgThere are plenty of homes on offer within 20km of the CBD for less than $500,000, including208 Lyndhurst Rd, Boondall which is listed for offers of more than $499,000. Picture: buyers should be laughing as new figures reveal our affordable hot spots are half the price of those in Sydney.The latest PRDnationwide Hot Spots report labelled Sydney’s “affordable’’ suburbs as having median house prices of more than $800,000, while in Brisbane they were around $400,000.The report found 16.1 per cent of suburbs within 20km of the Brisbane CBD had a median price of less than $500,000.The majority of suburbs, 41.7 per cent were priced between $500,000 and $750,000 and only 3.8 per cent were for more than $1.25 million.PRDnationwide national research manager Dr Diaswati Mardiasmo said while buyers in the Brisbane market could still access plenty of suburbs with properties for less than $750,000 that number had dropped slightly since the end of last year.“Interestingly the under $500,000 market remained stable, potentially due to new unearthed suburbs becoming gentrified,’’ she said.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours ago“Affordability is the big question.’’While there were 16.1 per cent of the suburbs within 20km of the Brisbane CBD for under $500,000, in Sydney only 0.3 per cent and in Melbourne 7.5 per cent fell within that range.“Buyers in Brisbane with a maximum of $500,000 can access triple (the number of suburbs than) Sydney and double Melbourne.“You would need a budget of $1 million to $2 million to access most of Melbourne and Sydney.“this demonstrates the extreme affordability contrast between the three capital cities.Dr Mardiasmo said in the past 15 months to March 2017 Brisbane’s LGA median house price grew by 4.8 per cent, with the western suburbs attracting the strongest house price growth and the northern suburbs the strongest unit price growth.On there are more than 5000 properties listed within the greater Brisbane region with an asking price of less than $500,000. Of those 897 are within the inner Brisbane area including.last_img read more

Halloween Events Friday-Saturday

first_imgBy Madelynne KislovskyOct. 30, Highlands: Windansea is hosting a Halloween Bash with Chris Knoxx, Brandon Alex, and DJ Cati. Prizes for best costume. Starts 9 p.m., at the restaurant located at 56 Shrewsbury Ave. in Highlands. Phone: 732-872-2266Oct. 30, Monmouth Beach: School childrens’ Halloween Parade begins at 1:30 p.m. up Hastings Place to Wesley Street and then east to Riverdale Avenue.Oct: 30, Highlands: Halloween Costume Contest at the Highlands Elementary School Athletic Field. Starts 3:30 p.m. Participation is divided up by ages 3 and under, ages 4-6, ages 7-9, ages 10 and up, and themed groups of three or more. Activities include a bounce house, animal balloonist, prizes, candy, and refreshments.Sponsored by the Borough of Highlands Recreation Department. Call 732-872-1224 ext. 232 or email [email protected] 30, Asbury Park: Porta‘s Halloween Bash features a costume contest beginning at 11:30 p.m. awarding $1,000 grand prize for best overall, best female, best male, and best couple costumes. Other prizes include Apple watches and iPads. Admission begins at 9 p.m. and is free before 11 p.m. Located at 911 Kingsley St. in Asbury Park.Oct. 31, Atlantic Highlands: Annual Halloween Parade begins 2 p.m. along First Avenue.Oct. 31, Asbury Park: Johnny Mac’s House of Spirits Halloween Party. Costume contest winner will win a $1000 prize, second place will win $300, and third place will win $200. The winner of the mummy wrap contest will win a $200 Johnny Mac gift certificate, and the winner of musical chairs will win an iPad. The party begins at 9 p.m.Oct. 31, Sea Bright: Annual Pet Costume Parade starts at noon on Ocean Avenue, starting at Valley National Bank and ending on Peninsula Avenue at the Sea Bright Mural. At 5-6  p.m.,Trunk or Treat at the Sea Bright Municipal Parking lot. Costumes are encouraged, and activities include face painting and music. At 6 p.m., The Halloween Parade and Costume Contest at Rooney Park and end in the Municipal lot. Hot chocolate will be available in the Church Meeting Room after the parade. Prizes are available for all participants.last_img read more

Cotter returns to Tim Horton’s Brier after capturing third straight Canadian Direct Insurance Curling Championship

first_imgThe first turning point of the game happened in the third end when Geall missed on his final attempt, allowing Cotter to steal one for a 2-0 lead.However, had Geall made that attempt, the rink would have scored four.“I think a quarter inch less curl and we would have scored four,” Geall lamented.“It was one of those situation in the game where we just came out on the wrong end of it.”The second turning point occurred in the eighth end when Geall again had the opportunity to steal a point after closing the gap to 4-3 with a deuce in the seventh.This time, however, Geall’s final stone was a bit heavy allowing Cotter to pull off the double takeout to score three and grab a 7-3 lead.“They had us in trouble there in the third end and if Sean makes that it could have been a different game . . . and he wasn’t far off,” Griffith explained.“He was only maybe an inch away from making that shot. But fortunately we got a couple of breaks — his rock came a little heavy in eight, and left Jimmy a great opportunity to score three.”Cotter & Company now have a few weeks off to prepare for Ottawa March 5-13.Griffith said the rink will return to a bit of normalcy, work and family life, but will be back on the rink training to represent BC in at the Tim Horton’s Brier.Which Geall believes the rink will do just fine.“They’re a classy bunch,” said Geall, who was at the Brier representing BC in 2009.“They’re a heck of a good team . . . they do a lot of things right and they’ll compete hard in a couple of weeks.”EXTRA END: Of course in any major event there are a few hiccups along with way. Saturday night, when Sportsnet was setting up to televise the final two game Sunday, a manlift used to install new glass in the lounge area, caused a huge crack in the ice. Icemakers worked until 5 a.m. Sunday morning to make sure the ice was ready for the final two games. . . .The final two games saw the best crowds of the week as curling fans from throughout the West Kootenay turned out to watch the best in BC.Story originate at The Nelson Daily There are going to be a lot of familiar faces at the 2016 Tim Horton’s Brier in Ottawa.And Jim Cotter is one of them.The Vernon skip reeled off six consecutive victories en route to his third consecutive BC Men’s title at the 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance Curling Championships Sunday night at the Nelson Curling Club.The clincher came in the final as Cotter, third Ryan Kuhn, second Tyrell Griffith and lead Rick Sawatsky defeated Sean Geall of New Westminster 7-6.“It feels great,” Cotter said following the victory. “I owe it all to my teammates. They are phenomenal guys who made a ton of shots, more shots than I made.”“It hasn’t really sunk in yet,” said second Tyrell Griffith.“We’ve been going through the process all week, but this feels phenomenal. Anytime you can win this event to go to represent your province is just amazing. And when that last rock hits that’s when you mind can kind of come off the game.”Sunday was the second time in as many days that Cotter had knocked off Geall, who advanced to the final by stopping Dean Joanisse of New Westminster 4-2 in the semi final earlier in the day.The Geall rink includes third Andrew Bilesky, Steve Kopf and lead Mark Olsen.Saturday, the score was 5-1 in favour of the Okanagan rink in the Page Playoff 1-2 contest after Cotter won the A event and Geall the B event.Sunday, Geall gave the defending champion all he could handle, coming within a few key shots of pulling off the upset.last_img read more

Missing Dog: Terrier cross found in Manorcunningham

first_imgA white terrier-cross dog has been found in Manorcunningham. The terrier-cross (see above) was found in the east Donegal village on Monday morning before being transported to the dog shelter.If this is your dog, she can be reclaimed at the Dog Shelter, Glencar, Letterkenny. The dog shelter can also be contacted at 074 91 25159 between 10.30am and 1.30pm daily (except Sundays).Missing Dog: Terrier cross found in Manorcunningham was last modified: March 25th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:MISSING DOGlast_img

Crusaders bow out, drop semifinal match to Calistoga

first_imgThe Calistoga Wildcats traveled up to Eureka to play the St. Bernard’s Crusaders and were not swayed from their path to the Division VI championship game as they beat the Crusaders 3-1 (25-13, 20-25, 25-16, 25-20) in the semifinal round of the North Coast Section playoffs, Wednesday night at St. Bernard’s High.“They’ve really wanted this,” Wildcats coach T’Anne Butcher said. “They’ve been fighting for it. They just played like champions.”No. 8 Calistoga (12-9) came out strong in the first set …last_img

‘He was my biggest fan’: Steph Curry’s Toronto middle school coach watched in awe

first_imgTORONTO – After almost every game, Stephen Curry stayed in the gym. It was a detail not lost on any player who came in contact with the middle schooler, young or old.During his one season at Queensway Christian College, it turns out Curry was not just completing his post-practice routine to build the fundamentals that would lead to three NBA championships and numerous shooting records — he was assisting his head coach’s game.“I would tell him to slow down for me. Then I would try to copy …last_img

Giants welcome first group of September call-ups, activate Pablo Sandoval

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — Pablo Sandoval hasn’t taken an at-bat in more than three weeks, but he still has an opportunity to break a San Francisco Giants’ single-season record.The Giants announced Sunday that Sandoval has been activated from the 10-day injured list three days ahead of his scheduled Tommy John surgery.Before the game in the clubhouse, Sandoval described himself as excited but it was clearly more than that. He … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile devicelast_img

Projecturf: Simple Project Management for SMBs

first_img3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now steven walling Tags:#enterprise IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Design Makes All The DifferenceProjecturf is that it’s extremely well-designed, especially when viewed alongside alternatives like Basecamp, Viewpath and Clarizen. It’s no surprise that Projecturf looks good. It was designed by Rareview Interactive, a Webby Award-winning design agency. There’s ridiculously easy navigation, coherent layout of tasks and workflows, and full customization. Not “Just Another” SaaSYet another new Web-based project management software package may seem underwhelming at first glance. But Projecturf is mature enough out of the box that it already is capable of competing with the stand-by solutions in the market. Related Posts Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… You’d think the potential for new project management software had been exhausted. But then, you see something new like Projecturf. The company has aimed its sights squarely at small and medium-sized business, and its feature set is particularly well-suited to development teams. With simple, elegant design, and a pricing plan comparable to Basecamp and other competitors, this new SaaS offering should capture a devoted following in no time.Unlimited? Who Cares?To date, most reviews and customer feedback on Projectruf have been wowed by the unlimited number of users and storage available all pricing levels of the software. But on comparison, promises of unlimited this or that are not exactly rare among project management solutions. What is fairly remarkable, especially for a new vendor who must be hungry for converts, is that they don’t hold back any features in order to entice customers to upgrade. last_img read more

Understanding Autodesk Smoke 2013 Project Files

first_imgInside of this main folder, /usr/discreet/project… you will see all of the projects you have created on Smoke that are available.  There is also the main project.db file which contains the database for all of the projects so that they get listed in the project selection box when you launch Smoke.The ‘project’ folder contains the projects effects setup files. Inside the main project folder (“My Smoke Project”) are sub folders for each of Smoke’s various effects nodes.  For example, if you saved a TEXT effect it would be saved in [ /usr/discreet/project/text ] by default.You are free to save effects anywhere you like, but the default settings are kept in the projects sub folders. This is also the location seen in the [SETUP DIRECTORY] portion of the Create New Project screen. So it is possible to create a unique location for one project or for all projects to share any saved effects setup files.The Smoke Clip FolderNow, copying just the project folder and saving it, will not secure your project metadata as Smoke uses a more intricate database system for project management.   Inside /usr/discreet/clip… is where the Media Library information is saved. The Media Library would contain the metadata for all of your project library folder names, clip organization, sequence information, effects history, and workspace layout.The Media Library workflow and structure has changed in the Smoke 2013 release from previous releases. The ‘VICStopshere.clib’ file is the main library file and it contains all of your clip metadata including pointing to the actual media frames in your Autodesk Media Folder. Without these .clib files, your project would have no information as to where your media is, and you would see red invalid frames in your project.The ‘workspace.wksp’ folder is new to Smoke 2013. It’s inside here where each of the Media Library folders are broken down and the metadata for each is stored, as well has some effects history.  You will also notice that there are multiple backup files that get created. These are automatically created by Smoke, and are useful if you have a catastrophic project corruption, as you can use them to restore your media library information. However, project corruption is very rare in Smoke.  I have had to fix a corrupt Smoke project library about 4 times in 8 years, under 40 hours a week heavy use.The .000 files are the current used file. The .001, .002,.003 files are the backups:Under normal uses, you shouldn’t have to mess with the Smoke project folder or the clip folders.  All Smoke project management is controlled through the app interface.  It is there that you create, delete, and edit projects. However, it is always good to understand what is going on under-the-hood, so that you fully understand how Smoke works.Try Smoke 2013 for Free!The Smoke Pre-Release Trial is currently ongoing and will be free and useable until September 15th.You can download Smoke here: Smoke 2013 Pre-Release Trial. Where are my Smoke 2013 project files stored & how do I access them?In this tutorial, we’ll take a look at how Smoke manages project files, a must-know for any serious Smoke user!  We’ll go beyond the “Create New Project” screen to see how Smoke project files are organized and stored.The Smoke Project FolderAutodesk Smoke project files are not like the project files in Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro or Avid Media Composer. The metadata that makes up a project is stored in 2 places./usr/discreet/project/usr/discreet/cliplast_img read more

McKines wishes players well, hopes SMB wins Grand Slam

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netWendell McKines aired his grievances on his Twitter account after San Miguel decided to go the other way and replace him as its import in the ongoing 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.McKines also expressed his regret not being able to play more games alongside June Mar Fajardo and not finishing his job with the team.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension The Beermen replaced McKines with Terik Bridgeman, who underwhelmed in his debut on Saturday, netting only two points on 1-of-4 shooting with six turnovers in the Beermen’s 90-79 defeat to Alaska.The loss sent San Miguel to only its second back-to-back losses this season. Read Next US Open glance: Muguruza vs. Kvitova highlights 4th round MOST READ I wish I would have played more than 1 full game with Junemar. I wish the players the best and hope they go get that grand slam.— Wendell Mckines (@Mr_WensdayFC) September 2, 2017FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses The 29-year-old forward averaged 26.2 points, 14.2 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 1.4 blocks, and 1.2 steals in five games this conference but San Miguel went just 3-2 during that stretch. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief View commentslast_img read more