It’s boom time for Brisbane’s so-called “forgotten peninsula”

first_imgJulie-Anne and Ashley Peel and their children are selling their home in Thorneside and moving 700m down the road because they love the suburb so much. Picture: Nigel Hallett.Manly is undoubtedly the jewel in the bayside’s crown, boasting the largest marina in the southern hemisphere, with the house price record for the suburb broken twice in the past two months.A waterfront, five-bedroom home at 497 Royal Esplanade, Manly, recently went under contract for a massive $3.89 million, blitzing the previous record of $2.7 million set just a month earlier.Agent Marc Sorrentino of Place, who sold both houses, told The Courier-Mail the area had seen a surge that was unlikely to stop any time soon, and he was seeing more interstate parties wanting to buy in to the market. The outlook from Thorneside as the sun sets across the bay.Mr Marsden said the suburbs offered good access to Brisbane and larger blocks of land.“There are boat ramps in Thorneside — people don’t even know that,” he said. Mr Marsden said he had also noticed a trend among homeowners on acreage properties in Redland Bay, Gumdale and Chandler looking to the bayside to downsize.Real Estate Institute of Queensland chief executive Antonia Mercorella said buyers priced out of the southern markets were beginning to recognise the lifestyle appeal of Brisbane’s bayside suburbs, particularly the lesser known suburb of Thorneside.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours ago“Thorneside offers waterfront living and is a suburb that caters to young families very well with great parks for families to enjoy, as well as a thriving social scene with a craft brew house, wine bar and numerous eating outlets,” she said.“It has avoided attention from developers thus far, but that may change as its popularity becomes more well-known. “Once people buy here they are reluctant to leave, usually staying on average for 11.1 years.” GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE Ms Mercorella said nearby Redland Bay would also soon be home to a major new development, called Shoreline, with Redland Council recently approving the first 205 residential lots. Julie-Anne and Ashley Peel have lived in Thorneside for the past decade and raised their three children there.The couple are selling their five-bedroom home at 11 Baywalk Place for overs offer $1 million and are moving 700 metres down the road to a bigger house. Julie-Anne and Ashley Peel and their children are selling their home in Thorneside and moving 700m down the road because they love the suburb so much. Picture: Nigel Hallett.IT’S no Noosa and it’s definitely not Mermaid Beach, but that’s the way home buyers on Brisbane’s bayside like it.The once “forgotten peninsula” is suddenly attracting interest from far and wide for its big properties with cheap price tags close to the water.And it’s not just the bayside suburb of Manly that’s attracting attention.The unassuming bayside suburb of Thorneside tops the list of the best performing suburbs in Queensland, as named by property analytics company CoreLogic, with homeowners there pocketing close to $1500 a week on average in the past year just sitting on the couch.And in the past five years, houses in the suburb have grown in value by nearly 40 per cent — proving it pays to be beside the seaside.But that doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune to get a foothold in the rising market. PLENTY TO BID ON AT BRISBANE AUCTIONS BRISBANE MAKES BEST CITIES LIST RECORD APARTMENT RESALE IN ABIAN Only 17km east of Brisbane’s CBD, Thorneside is hard to beat for affordability, with a median house price of $505,000.Houses in neighbouring Birkdale have a median price of $532,500, while the average house price in Wynnum is $648,500.Ray White East Brisbane agent Justin Marsden described the pocket of Thorneside and neighbouring Birkdale as “a forgotten peninsula”.“People have looked at Wellington Point on one side and Wynnum/Manly on the other and that pocket of Thorneside and Birkdale have been overlooked,” Mr Marsden said. “It’s elevated, has beautiful views and there’s only a limited amount of homes there, so I think it’s starting to find its identity.”center_img This home at 11 Baywalk Plc, Thorneside, is for sale. Picture.“We just love the location,” Mrs Peel said.“It was more that we’d outgrown the home and we just didn’t want to leave where we were.”Mrs Peel said she was not surprised that the suburb had seen such strong capital growth.“It’s so quiet, it’s close to everything — it’s like a hidden gem,” she said.“You don’t get to be this close to the water, have the beautiful bay breezes and enjoy this lifestyle and not start be noticed.”last_img read more

Windies and India to kick off World Test Championship

first_img…Guyana to host India/WI  T20 and ODI matches on August 6 and 8 WEST Indies will begin their bid to become World Test champions during the India Tour of the Caribbean, which starts in August and will be sponsored by MyTeam11 and co-powered by Skoda and Kamla Pasand.The West Indies and India will play two Tests – from August 22 to 26 at the Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium in Antigua and from August 30 to September 3 at Sabina Park in Jamaica – during the five-week Tour, which also includes three Twenty20 and three One-day Internationals.Guyana will host the final Twenty20 on August 6 and the first ODI on August 8 at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence. These matches will see the India cricket team return to Guyana for the first time since 2002.The two Tests open the new ICC World Test Championship, which will be played over the next two years and has been introduced to give greater context and competition in the “Ultimate Test” of the game, combining strategy, skill and endurance.“The West Indies and India have a long and colourful rivalry, and the MyTeam11 Series will bring more thrilling competition across every format of the game,” said Cricket West Indies Chief Executive Officer Johnny Grave.“We’ll be seeing some of the World’s best players go head-to-head in T20Is, ODIs and then in the new World Test Championship. West Indies fans, young and old, will have the opportunity to see some incredible cricket.”The MyTeam11 Series starts with three T20Is. The first two matches will be contested back-to-back on the weekend of August 3 and 4 at the Broward County Stadium in the city of Lauderhill in the American state of Florida.Only one of the two T20Is produced a result when the two sides played at this venue three years ago before sell-out crowds, with the second match ending in a no-result, due to a rain and technical delay.In the first match of the series, India’s K.L. Rahul scored the second-fastest T20I century off only 46 balls, eventually finishing on 110 not out for the highest international score in the venue’s history.The two teams also posted the highest international innings totals in the venue’s history for a World record of 489 runs, with the West Indies winning by one run, thanks to an even hundred off 49 balls from left-handed opener Evin Lewis.“We’re excited to bring two more T20Is to Florida, giving the West Indies diaspora in North America the opportunity to watch the team play ‘live’ and in person,” said CWI Commercial, Marketing and Communications Director, Dominic Warne.“This continues our plans of growing our audience and the game’s appeal in North America to increase participation and investment back into the West Indies. The MyTeam11 Series will provide a chance for a growing audience in the United States, who follow the West Indies, to experience the fast-paced action of the T20 format.”The last of the three T20Is in the MyTeam11 Series will be played on August 6 at the Guyana National Stadium, where the series also transitions to the 50 overs-a-side format. The first ODI takes place on August 8, the first time in three decades the two sides will contest an ODI in the South American nation.The MyTeam11 ODI series concludes with matches on August 11 and 14 at the Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad.Tour itinerary West India vs India ST JOHN’S, Antigua,  (CMC) – Following is the itinerary for India’s tour of West Indies announced Wednesday by Cricket West Indies(CWI):Itinerary:Sat, Aug 3: 1st Twenty20 International – Central Broward Regional Park, United States (10:30 am start)Sun, Aug 4: 2nd Twenty20 International – Central Broward Regional Park (10:30 am)Tue, Aug 6: 3rd Twenty20 International – Guyana National Stadium, Guyana (10:30 am)Thu, Aug 8: 1st One-day International – Guyana National Stadium (9:30 am)Sun, Aug 11: 2nd One-day International – Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad (9:30 am)Wed, Aug 14: 3rd One-day International – Queen’s Park Oval (9:30 am)Sat, Aug 17-19: Tour Match – Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua (9:30 am daily)Thu, Aug 22-26: 1st Test – Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Antigua (9:30 am daily)Fri, Aug 30 – Tue, Sep 3: 2nd Test – Sabina Park, Jamaica (9:30 am daily)last_img read more

Lonzo Ball is finally a Laker but people can’t stop talking about Lavar

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThen, of course, there was just some great gif usage.If you are viewing this on a mobile device, click this link. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error After months of speculation and anticipation, the moment finally came: The Los Angeles Lakers drafted Lonzo Ball from UCLA with their No. 2 NBA Draft pick.For many, this was not a surprise. Also not a surprise was the fact that Lavar Ball, stole the show and drummed up lots of (hilarious) social media chatter.A lot of people took notice to the fact that mere seconds after Lonzo was picked, Lavar already donned a Big Baller Brand hat with the Lakers colors.Others were just simply surprised that Lavar didn’t jump on stage in place of his son.last_img read more

Sunday blog: Talking 1995, used-up controversies, babysitting Bryant, surveillance videos and Quinn

first_img2. Controversies that need to die and go to heaven…Roger StallbaumerNearly three weeks ago, the Wellington City Council appointed Mayor-soon-to-be-ex-mayor Roger Stallbaumer to fill the Wellington Housing Authority board vacancy left open when Kelli McComb was removed from the board.My apologies for the news delay. Here’s my three handy-dandy excuses in no particular order:1) I’ve had a lot of other things I’d rather write about this month.2) I have had little desire filing a WHA story knowing full well that it will require another round of policing the comment section over this never-ending tiresome Wheat Capital Manor controversy.3) I’m bored with the issue and want it to go away. Unless something concrete occurs, I’m moving on.Three people filed to fill the volunteer position including Sherry Sawyer and Chase Weber. Stallbaumer won by a 4-2 vote. Council members Jan Korte and Jim Valentine voted for Sawyer, while Kelly Green, John Brand, Vince Wetta and B.J. Tracy voting for Stallbaumer.Tracy was the swing vote and nobody was quite sure how he was going to vote before the meeting. It would have made for an interesting parliamentary procedure dilemma had Tracy voted for Sawyer and created a 3-3 tie among the city council. In case of a tie, the mayor, who usually does not vote, would be called to break the tie. In this case, that would have meant Stallbaumer would have either had to cast a vote for himself or against himself to appoint that position.That would have been an interesting moment in Wellington City Council lore. 2. After doing a painfully long research paper in the gifted program, we now get to do our presentation! 5. Contest time! Name the five different types of manna in Magic: The Gathering, but not by color. Email your answers to [email protected]! A free T-shirt could be coming your way if you answer the question first.Follow us on Twitter. 4. Fun Fact: I named the first raccoon in “Where the Red Fern Grows” Steven and his favorite food is sautéed asparagus. 4. Cruel Internet…Britt McHenryIt seems like every week, some celebrity type is fighting for his/her career because of one of those unflattering Youtube or TMZ videos going viral. Last week, ESPN reporter Britt McHenry got herself in a jam when a video of her dressing down a tow company employee after her car was towed from a Chinese Restaurant parking lot. In the video, she was a complete witch and she embarrassed herself.But my problem with this video is not for the reasons you think.Why is this unpleasant exchange any of our business? She wasn’t arrested. We don’t know the circumstances on why the car was towed, and we don’t know whether or not this employee not seen on the video provoked her.Until this video surfaced, McHenry was never on my radar, and I watch a lot of ESPN. Yet now, I know of McHenry as the woman who threw the big hissy fit.McHenry is probably going to lose her job, her career, and have this albatross around her neck for the rest of her life. Yes, her performance that night was pathetic, but at what cost? It was on her own time, and, again, the incident was none of our business!And quite frankly, I’m guessing most of us have made a jerk of ourselves at one point or the other.You also have to wonder why the tow company or whomever thought this surveillance video needed to be shared with the world.The TMZ “gotcha” video craze bothers me greatly. Whether it is David Hasselhoff being drunk in a shower, or a TV newscaster accidentally dropping the F-word during a telecast, or some Jo Schmo doing something idiotic at a party — we feed off people embarrassing themselves.And to me that’s unfortunate. To me, the lowest form of human being is someone who posts without provocation something on the Internet for the whole purpose of embarrassing another individual. Everyone has a right to recover from a mistake. And everyone has a God-given right to their privacy. 5. Here’s Quinn…Quinn McCue1. First of all I’m in the community theater production. Our last show was today and I had a great time.center_img Commentary by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Five Cueball thoughts for April 19, 2015…1. Baseball reunion…1995 Wellington High School baseball team and Class 4A State Champions.Former Wellington High School head baseball coach Mike Wilmoth is organizing a 20-year reunion for the 1995 WHS varsity baseball players who won the Class 4A State Championship in Manhattan. The ceremony will be held May 7 at Hibbs-Hooten Field in between the Wellington-Clearwater doubleheader.It should be a hoot. I was the sports editor at the Wellington Daily News and the memory of that tournament makes me smile. Not only was it the first state championship team I ever covered as a reporter, but it was also the first time I used a cell phone.It had been raining all week, and the Class 4A state baseball tournament had been delayed a couple of times. It started on a Friday and was supposed to end on a Saturday. But the tournament was delayed way into next week. I remember driving to Manhattan on one of those days not knowing if we were going to play a game or not. My wife handed me her new Nokia cell phone and told me to call her when I got up there. I can’t even fathom my wife handing me her cell phone today. Hard to find someone more glued to her cell than my wife.So I called her somewhere on my way to Manhattan saying it’s starting to rain again. I almost wrecked the car trying to use the dang thing which is really no different from today.I also remember thinking of the cell phone as a bit of a novelty that won’t last much longer than the C.B. radio, or this new Internet thingy everyone was talking about. 3. Where’s Bryant’s pacifier?…Sometimes, you just have to yell out “are you kidding me?!” Dallas wide receiver Dez Bryant is fussing with the Cowboys over a multitude of things including, get this, getting rid of his babysitter.“Hey, babysitter. If I can’t go out and break something or beat somebody up, I’m going to fire you and never play for the Cowboys again!!”Bryant wants to cut ties with David Wells, a former bail bondsman and current private investigator, whose main task is tagging the receiver 24/7 so he doesn’t get in trouble like burn down a nightclub or shoot all the neighbor’s cats or something.In other words, the Cowboys still feel they must babysit Bryant who is 26 years old… not 5, not 8, not 12, not 18, but frigging 26 YEARS OLD.If football wasn’t so darned entertaining, I’d gladly give it up and do something else rather than watch these pampered, overpaid, illiterate, immature, crybaby thugs bash in each other’s skulls on any given Sunday. 3. I really need to dust my fan in my room. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (12) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +2 Vote up Vote down craig · 277 weeks ago On Britt McHenry… they do it for the same reason you post the poli e notes – to attract viewers. The gossipy among us like other people’s dirty laundry. It lets them temporarily forget their own. And, by the way, getting arrested for something is *not* a conviction. But putting someones name in the paper for stuff is a great way to smear them horribly. Think about the irony here, Cue. Its not OK for TMZ but its OK for you. Really? Report Reply 2 replies · active 277 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Ted Logan · 277 weeks ago Never heard of #3 or #4. It’s too bad you can’t get behind the Royals. Even as they were in first place, making a run for the playoffs last season, you were still not on board. A great start to the season by the home-town, world series runner-up gets pushed aside for two fluff pieces? Report Reply 1 reply · active 277 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 277 weeks ago I’m ok with leaving celebrity screw ups out of the news. But the second they pull a “do you know who I am?” or “I’m on TV”, then their perceived right to privacy, due to not representing their employer at the time of said screw up, goes out the window. Report Reply 6 replies · active 277 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. 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Protest turns to party after Imus is ousted

first_imgWEST HOLLYWOOD – A civil rights protest against Don Imus on Thursday turned into a celebration of the shock jock’s firing by CBS, with triumphant black activists now pledging to turn their attention to rappers who denigrate women and African-Americans. A coalition of local chapters of civil rights organizations, clergy and Rutgers alumni said they will begin a campaign to boycott gangsta rappers, the music companies that record them and radio stations that glamorize them in an attempt to combat lyrics abusive to women and blacks. “It’s time for us to sanction our own speech and how we talk about ourselves,” said the Rev. Lewis Logan, pastor of the Bethel AME Church in South Los Angeles. “We will boycott the products that denigrate women, that denigrate African-Americans, even if it’s by our own artists.” The group had scheduled a news conference to call for a march on the Los Angeles CBS offices on Beverly Boulevard to urge the firing of Imus over his racially insensitive remarks about the Rutgers women’s basketball team. Midway through, they learned that the network had fired the controversial radio show host. “This is not just about (Imus),” Lee said. “It’s about eradicating racism in the United States.” Later in the afternoon, other civil rights activists held what they called a “victory party” in Leimert Park in South Los Angeles to celebrate Imus’ firing. “Firing is not enough,” comic Mooney said at the earlier celebration. “He should be made to work for Naomi Campbell for six months!” [email protected] (818) 713-3761160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Members of the coalition who had gathered at the Laugh Factory on Sunset Boulevard immediately began celebrating and hugging each other. When the group was assured by newsmen that several networks had confirmed the report, black comedian Paul Mooney jokingly shot back: “Well, I’m not going to believe it until BET says it’s confirmed!” Leaders of the group thanked CBS for listening to the voices of outrage and anger that had been growing since Imus’ comments on his show last week and had led to MSNBC announcing Wednesday that it would no longer televise the simulcast of the Imus morning show on cable television. Eric Lee, executive director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference’s Los Angeles chapter, said the coalition will now press to buy stock in networks and recording industry companies that hold media companies and entertainers accountable for their comments. last_img read more