Homebuyers continue to be the big winners in Townsville’s property market as the city records a 43.2 per cent loss of all resales in the last quarter.HOMEBUYERS continue to be the big winners in Townsville’s property market as the city records a 43.2 per cent loss of all resales in the last quarter.Across Australia, resales at a loss totalled $439 million with regional houses accounting for 11.1 and units 17.2. The figures form part of Core Logic’s quarterly Pain and Gain report, released this week.Senior research analyst Cameron Kusher said Townsville’s per cent of resales at a loss had risen in the past year.“The Townsville economy continues to struggle on the back of a weak mining sector,” Mr Kusher said.“Maybe there are some signs that things are starting to improve there with some of the commodity prices coming back up, but it’s difficult to see how that will relate to more investment and ultimately a better housing market.“There are other factors at play up there. There is the new stadium being built; if there can be a few more projects like that, it might help to turn the market around.”Median house and unit prices also continued to drop over the past 12 months.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020According to Core Logic’s Property Pulse Report released this week, house prices dropped by 2.6 per cent to $320,228 and units were down 4.2 per cent to a median sale price of $246,511.McGrath Estate Agents principal Brad Matheson said the second quarter of the year had been a more sombre experience for agents and sellers after a busy and successful first quarter.“I’m not sure why, but things certainly slowed down again in this second quarter,” Mr Matheson said.“But that said, the market is still going steady.“We’re still making some good sales and there’s still strong interest from buyers and investors.”Real Estate Institute of Queensland zone chair Damien Keyes said Core Logic’s figures came as no surprise.“I agree with the percentage but at the same time I’m not overly concerned as Townsville has been doing it tough for a long time yet continues to power ahead,” he said.“We’ve actually had a good second quarter and started a hot buyers list — those are people who are ready to buy, ready to sign contracts once the right home becomes available.“While houses may be selling at a loss, the key thing is they are selling and I do believe there are busier months ahead as people get ready to move and transfer to Townsville at the end of the year.”
RelatedPosts Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Arsenal, Wolves want Michael Olise Spaniard Mikel Arteta, in talks to be the next Arsenal coach, has “no experience” as a manager and will need help, former Gunners manager Arsene Wenger said on Wednesday. Former Arsenal captain, Arteta, assistant to Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, is the leading candidate to succeed Unai Emery at the London club. This emerged after their chief executive, Vinai Venkatesham, was pictured outside the 37-year-old’s house early on Monday. Another of Wenger’s former players, Swede Freddie Ljungberg, is currently interim head coach, but looks set to be overlooked for the top job. “I am an Arsenal supporter and at the moment I support the manager in charge and the manager in charge is Ljungberg. When Arteta will be in charge I will support Arteta,” said Wenger. But the Frenchman, who won three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups during nearly 22 years in charge of the club, said he saw many positives in both men. “He (Arteta) is intelligent, he has passion, he has knowledge, but Ljungberg (does) as well,” Wenger added. “I believe that Arteta has certainly a great future, he has certainly learned a lot in his first position as an assistant coach and after that as well he will have to deal with the fact that he has no experience at that level and he will have to get surrounded well.” However, Wenger, 70, who left Arsenal in 2018, said the club needed to be smarter in their recruitment. He added that it was not necessarily the case that they needed a lengthy period to get back to their best. “When I left the club was in a very strong financial position and they bought many players in-between, they have not all worked out,” he said. “I believe that it’s not a question of time. The change can be very efficient very quickly, it’s just about the right decision-making and that’s all that it’s about in football, it’s about good players. “We speak about the success of Liverpool. Of course they have a great manager, but you have to say as well that in the last three to four years, they bought the right players.” Last month, Wenger was appointed FIFA’s new chief of global football development and is in Doha observing the Club World Cup.Tags: ArsenalArsene WengerManchester CityMikel ArtetaPep Guardiola
Ireland will face world and European champions Spain in New York this summer, the Football Association of Ireland have confirmed. Manager, Giovanni Trapattoni said: “I am looking forward to playing this match in New York. Our team is evolving and showing a lot of promise. “The recent games demonstrated that our players have serious potential. Matches against opposition like England, Georgia and Spain are very helpful to that development and great preparation for our important competitive fixtures in June, September and October.” Press Association Giovanni Trapattoni’s Boys in Green will play Spain at the home of the New York Yankees, one of the city’s Major League Baseball franchises, on June 11. It will be the last of four consecutive fixtures for the men’s senior team, with them also facing England at Wembley on May 29, Georgia in an international friendly in Dublin on June 2 and the Faroe Islands in a home 2014 World Cup qualifier five days later.
Lampard insists Chelsea need to snap out of their slump, and s aid on Sky Sports 1: “It has to change right now. Whether it’s attitude or performance or something else, it has to change.” He cannot see owner Abramovich rushing to dismiss Mourinho, whose side have lost nine Premier League games already in this campaign, but believes the Russian will be concerned. “He’s probably looking at it very closely. Obviously we’ve been here before with Chelsea when managers change midway through the season,” Lampard said. “I don’t know how many times you can do that. We had some good results from doing it before but we had a different set of players at that point. “But I have to say what they set out to do when Jose Mourinho came back was to have a long-term plan. What can they gain by getting rid of him now? “They are probably not going to make the top four anyway or the top six. They’re not going to get relegated I think if we are honest so I’m sure there’s a view from Roman Abramovich to say, ‘Hang on, let’s see what happens at the end of the season’. “Why make a rash change that can’t really affect the year that much and then see where we are at the end of the year.” Press Association Former Blues favourite Lampard, the club’s all-time record goalscorer, has been mystified by Chelsea’s problems in the Barclays Premier League this season. Rather than mount a challenge to defend their title, Chelsea are languishing just one point outside the relegation zone after a 2-1 defeat at Leicester on Monday. Frank Lampard believes Roman Abramovich will be reluctant to sack Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho this season.
The Latest: Zverev rallies to reach US Open final in 5 sets But she began playing less after giving birth to daughter Evelina in 2016.Xu and Melichar finished second for the second straight tournament in New York. They were runners-up at the Western & Southern Open that’s usually played in Ohio.___ 12:30 p.m.The men’s semifinal matches will be played after the women’s doubles championship is awarded at the U.S. Open. Associated Press Zverev, the No. 5 seed, is in his second straight major semifinal after getting there at the Australian Open. Carreno Busta lost in this round at the 2017 U.S. Open.___1:40 p.mVera Zvonareva and Laura Siegemund won the U.S. Open women’s doubles title in their first tournament together, beating the third-seeded duo of Xu Yifan and Nicole Melichar 6-4, 6-4.Zvonareva, a Russian who turned 36 this week, added this title to the 2006 U.S. Open title she won with Nathalie Dechy. She also was the runner-up in singles at Flushing Meadows in 2010, falling to Kim Clijsters. The No. 5 seed completed his first career comeback from two sets down and the first in the U.S. Open semifinals since Novak Djokovic outlasted Roger Federer in 2011.Zverev is trying to become Germany’s first Grand Slam champion since Boris Becker at the 1996 Australian Open. He will face either No. 2 seed Dominic Thiem or No. 3 Daniil Medvedev, the 2019 runner-up.Carreño Busta, the No. 20 seed, lost in the U.S. Open semifinals for the second time in four years.___ 7:05 p.m. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times EDT):___Alexander Zverev rallied to reach his first Grand Slam final, beating Pablo Carreño Busta 3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 at the U.S. Open. ___4:20 p.m.Alexander Zverev and Pablo Carreno Busta are first up in the U.S. Open men’s semifinals, with the winner earning a spot in his first Grand Slam final.Daniil Medvedev, the 2019 runner-up, and No. 2 seed Dominic Thiem meet in the second semifinal on Arthur Ashe Stadium, where “9-11 We Remember” signs are on cloth covering the empty seats.None of the four has won a major championship, but this year presented a great opportunity for young players. Neither Roger Federer nor defending champion Rafael Nadal is in New York, and top-ranked Novak Djokovic was disqualified from his fourth-round match against Carreno Busta for accidentally hitting a line judge in the throat with a ball while walking to the sideline after dropping a game. September 11, 2020 Play began with the third-seeded team of Xu Yifan and Nicole Melichar playing the unseeded duo of Vera Zvonareva and Laura Siegemund.They were to be followed by Alexander Zverev against Pablo Carreno Busta, along with 2019 runner-up Daniil Medvedev facing No. 2 seed Dominic Thiem. None has won a Grand Slam title.Comfortable weather returned after the women’s singles semifinals were played with the Arthur Ashe Stadium roof closed Thursday night because of rain.___More AP tennis: https://apnews.com/apf-Tennis and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Alexander Zverev and Pablo Carreño Busta are going to a fifth set in the first men’s semifinal at the U.S. Open.The 20th-seeded Carreño Busta appeared on his way to winning in a rout, taking the first two sets 6-3, 6-2. But the fifth-seeded Zverev bounced back to take the next two 6-3, 6-4.Both players are trying to reach their first Grand Slam final. Carreno Busta will have to win a third five-set match in this year’s tournament to do so.He received medical treatment after the fourth set.The semifinal between No. 2 seed Dominic Thiem and No. 3 Daniil Medvedev, the 2019 runner-up, will follow.
Notts County 1 Brentford 1Clayton Donaldson’s strike 11 seconds into the second half earned Brentford a point at Meadow Lane, where Uwe Rosler was sent to the stands.The home side went ahead through Jeff Hughes’ penalty after Karleigh Osborne had fouled Alan Judge in the box.AdChoices广告But Notts County’s ex-Bees boss Martin Allen was denied a victory against his former club when Donaldson cut inside and fired in off the crossbar straight after the interval.What had been a tepid affair sparked into life just before the half-hour mark, when Rosler appeared to prevent County’s Alan Sheehan from taking a free-kick after Jonathan Douglas had fouled Karl Hawley.Referee Mark Haywood was unimpressed and the Brentford manager was given his marching orders.Rosler’s afternoon got even worse when Haywood pointed to the spot having initially seemed content to let play continue after Osborne tangled with Judge.Hughes gave Richard Lee no chance with the penalty, but Donaldson barely gave the 6,735 crowd – County’s largest of the season – a chance to take their seats after half-time before he belted in Brentford’s leveller.Keeper Lee, who signed a new contract this week, then underlined his importance to his team by producing a fine double save, blocking Lee Hughes’ effort before reacting quickly to keep out Hawley’s follow-up.Marcus Bean missed Brentford’s best chance of a winner when he headed wide from nine yards out.
SEC championship game: Jalen Hurts comes off bench to lead Alabama to fourth-quarter comeback SEC championship game: 3 takeaways from No. 1 Alabama’s comeback win over No. 4 Georgia Saban revealed Sunday that Tagovailoa underwent an MRI, which confirmed he has a high-ankle sprain. Saban said Tagovailoa will have his ankle scoped and that it’s a two-week process.Nick Saban on Tua: We did an MRI. He has a high ankle sprain. We scope those things. It helps those things. It’s about a two-week deal.— Aaron Suttles (@AaronSuttles) December 2, 2018Tagovailoa was replaced by Jalen Hurts, who helped the Crimson Tide come back from a 14-point deficit in the second half to defeat No. 4 Georgia. Alabama was down 28-21 with less than 10 minutes to play when Hurts stepped in.Tagovailoa threw 10-for-25 for 164 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions before he left the game. Related News “Tua actually sprained his ankle in the first half,” Saban said Saturday, via al.com. “He came back and played. The other injury he got stepped on — his foot — which I don’t think is significant. We are going to evaluate his ankle tomorrow but I don’t think it is something that would keep him out. Maybe for a little while but we probably won’t practice for a couple weeks anyway. We’ll know more about that tomorrow.” Tua Tagovailoa’s injury doesn’t appear to be as bad it seemed as he was carted off the field Saturday in Alabama’s 35-28 victory over Georgia during the SEC championship game. Coach Nick Saban said after the win that Tagovailoa sprained his ankle during the first half, though they don’t believe it’s anything significant. He kept playing but then suffered a foot injury after one of his lineman stepped on his foot, which forced him to exit the game early.
BronzeDavis Kamoga 1996 Atlanta AthleticsMen’s 400 metres 1980 Moscow0101 12452Mohamed FARAHGBR13:03.30 113089Hassan MEADUSA13:09.81 The onus now moves from the nineteen-year-old 5,000m runner Joshua Cheptegei to the Olympic champion Stephen Kiprotich, 27, and his marathon team, to change that. The two races will be just 12 hours apart.Like at London 2012, Kiprotich could be the throw of the last dice only that this time he will not have the surprise element. The surprise element could actually come from his colleagues in that race Solomon Mutai and Jackson Kiprop.Tweets about kiprotich 42188Mohammed AHMEDCAN13:05.94 132896Elroy GELANTRSA13:17.47 1956 Melbourne0000 83015Joshua Kiprui CHEPTEGEIUGA13:09.17 Total2327 2004 Athens0000 92162Birhanu BALEWBRN13:09.26PB 2008 Beijing0000 122395Dejen GEBREMESKELETH13:15.91 32396Hagos GEBRHIWETETH13:04.35 142048Brett ROBINSONAUS13:32.30 1968 Mexico City0112 102343Abrar OSMANERI13:09.56 1976 Montrealdid not participate 1984 Los Angeles0000 62444Andrew BUTCHARTGBR13:08.61PB 2012 London1001 SilverEridadi Mukwanga 1968 Mexico City BoxingMen’s bantamweight 2000 Sydney0000 Mutai and Kiprotich will be the last Ugandans in action Sunday. Uganda is yet to win a medal. PHOTO IAAFThe Marathon on last dayUganda will field its most experienced team when the marathon starts, 12 hours after Cheptegei’s race.The trio of Kiprotich, Kiprop and Mutai have competed at the very top level for the last five years.Kiprotich has since London 2012 added the 2013 world title to his accolades, while Mutai snatched bronze at the last world championships in Beijing.Kiprop on the other hand has finished 10th in the last two world championships.Favourite in the marathon is Kiprotich’s training partner Eliud Kipchoge. Kipchoge is chasing the final piece of his Olympic medal collection at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.Kipchoge has a 5000m silver medal from Beijing 2008 and a bronze in the same event at Athens 2004. He missed selection for London 2012 and then made the switch to marathon. He has been the outstanding road runner since then.Uganda’s record in the Olympics SilverLeo Rwabwogo 1972 Munich BoxingMen’s flyweight Britain’s Mo Farah (R) shakes hands with Uganda’s Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei in an earlier race. AFP PHOTOSaturdayMen’s 1500m final – Musagala finished 11thMen’s 5000m final – Cheptegei 8thSunday Men’s Marathon final 3.30pmSolomon Mutai, Jackson Kiprop and Stephen KiprotichJoshua Cheptegei run the race of his life in the 5000m final, but it was not enough as he finished 8th in a race won by Mo Farah. There were initially three disqualifications, which pushed the Ugandan from 9th to 6th -pending an appeal by American Paul Chelimo whose silver medal had been taken away.Officials finally reinstated two of the three disqualified, putting Cheptegei in 8th.Cheptegei was among the leaders until the final 400 meters where he failed to match the pace, finishing in 13:09.17. His best time in the 5000m 13:00.60.Uganda has been in the final of this race for the past two games, with Moses Kipsiro finishing 4th in Beijing and 15th in London.Winner of the race Saturday night was Britain’s Mo Farah who became the first man since Finland’s Lasse Viren in 1976 to retain two Olympic distance titles.After retaining the 10,000m title last week, Farah produced an exemplary race to win a second 5km gold in 13min 03.30sec.REVISED RESULT Athletics2013 POSBIBATHLETEMARKDETAIL GamesGoldSilverBronzeTotal Tweets about CheptegeiSunday Men’s Marathon final 3.30pmSolomon Mutai, Jackson Kiprop and Stephen KiprotichThe Ugandan team in Rio is in exactly the same position they were at the last Olympic Games – one day to the closing ceremony, no medal won.Like at the last games, everyone else in team Uganda had simply participated and it had been left to the track and field team to compete. History is repeating itself, with the athletics long distance races the last hope the country is holding onto for glory of any kind. 1992 Barcelona0000 2393Muktar EDRISETHDQ R 163.3b 1996 Atlanta0011 GoldJohn Akii-Bua 1972 Munich AthleticsMen’s 400 metre hurdles 1960 Rome0000 2020 Tokyofuture event 2016 Rio de Janeiro0000 1988 Seoul0000 Total2327 SportGoldSilverBronzeTotal 23057Paul Kipkemoi CHELIMOUSA13:03.90PB MedalNameGamesSportEvent 72175Albert Kibichii ROPBRN13:08.79 Boxing0314 Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2 1964 Tokyo0000 53085Bernard LAGATUSA13:06.78SB BronzeLeo Rwabwogo 1968 Mexico City BoxingMen’s flyweight SilverJohn Mugabi 1980 Moscow BoxingMen’s welterweight GoldStephen Kiprotich 2012 London AthleticsMen’s marathon 1972 Munich1102 152825David TORRENCEPER13:43.12
A Florida woman is wanted by The Florida Department of Law Enforcement in connection to a statewide truck theft ring.Aubrey Lynn Waldron, 37, is one of four suspects in the case, FDLE officials say.Police have identified the three other suspects as Okeechobee locals Ethan King, 24, Andrew Wheeler, 23, and James Janata, 38.The suspects are accused of stealing 16 four-wheel-drive trucks worth more than $300,000 in exchange for methamphetamines in four Florida counties including Okeechobee, Glades, Highlands, and Polk.King faces conspiracy to commit grand theft, grand theft, grand theft of a firearm, burglary of a conveyance, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, dealing in stolen property.Walker is being held on charges of conspiracy to commit grand theft, grand theft.Janata is being held on charges of dealing in stolen property.Waldron’s charges are unknown as she remains at large.This story is developing.