Where homes earn more than work without owners lifting a finger

first_img13 Atkinson Street, Hamilton, will be on the auction block in a month March 18.Of over 300 suburbs where there were more than 20 sales last year, two were stuck in limbo, with zero growth in Clontarf and Gordon Park, while 55 were in negative territory.For Jim and Ailie Wagner, next month’s auction of their Milton cash cow couldn’t come at a better time, but they have no plans to leave the booming area.They have owned their three-bedroom, one-bathroom home, at 71 Baroona Road since 2010 and are keen to stay in the money-making suburb.Mr Wagner said suburbs such as Milton had been undervalued for sometime now.“It’s about time we caught up,” he said. “We are planning to upsize as we are expecting our third child. We’d love to stay in this area as Milton has everything.” 42 Haig Road, Milton is going to auction at noon next Saturday February 25. Picture: SuppliedMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor8 hours agoRobertson in the outer South was second, earning a cool $619 a day, with much of the demand there driven by both local and offshore Asian buyers.The majority of homes in eight Brisbane suburbs were earning more than the average worker who was on about $290 daily according to figures by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.Anstead ($506.85 a day), Hamilton ($506.85), Wilston ($432.88), Pullenvale ($364.38), Hawthorne ($355.89) and Carina Heights ($337.67) were in the top performers. Jim and Ailie Wagner and their two children Neill and Caitlin at their71 Baroona Roadhome which goes to auction in a month, March 18. Picture: Mark CallejaHOMES in some Brisbane suburbs are raking in as much as double what the average worker makes in a day — without their owners lifting a finger.Latest CoreLogic Market Trends showed homes in the majority of Brisbane suburbs were making their owners money every day, with median price rises that delivered more than the average Queensland worker daily.Inner city Milton was the star performer, delivering a 34 per cent surge in its median house sales price — the strongest rise in Brisbane which saw homes rise $671 a day.last_img read more

Tributes pour in for retiring Giggs

first_img Giggs revealed his bitter-sweet emotions in an open letter to the club’s fans on a day when it was also confirmed he will take up a role as assistant to new Old Trafford manager Louis van Gaal. Ferguson hailed the “fantastic career” of a player he signed to his first professional contract on his 17th birthday in 1990, while Beckham called Giggs an “amazing servant” both to United and the game in general. The 40-year-old announced his retirement after 24 seasons, a record 963 appearances, 168 goals and 34 trophies for United – a record which makes him the most decorated player in English football history. He also won 64 caps for Wales and not only captained his country but led a Great Britain side at the 2012 Olympics in London. Giggs said: “I am immensely proud, honoured and fortunate to have represented the biggest club in the world 963 times and Wales 64 times. “My dream was always to play for Manchester United, and although it saddens me to know I won’t be pulling on a United jersey again as a player, I have been lucky enough to have fulfilled that dream playing with some of the best players in the world, working under an incredible manager in Sir Alex Ferguson, and most of all, playing for the greatest fans in world football. “For me, today is a new chapter filled with many emotions – immense pride, sadness, but most of all, excitement towards the future. “United fans I hope will share and echo my belief that the club, the management and owners, are doing everything they can to return this great club to where it belongs, and I hope to be there every step of the way. “To the greatest fans in world football, thank you. I have loved every minute of playing for you and representing the biggest and best club in the world.” Giggs was a member of United’s famous ‘Class of ’92’ group of FA Youth Cup winners, and played his last game earlier this month against Hull in one of the four games for which he was in charge on an interim basis. United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward said: “Ryan Giggs has been one of the greatest players ever to wear the red shirt of Manchester United. “What he has achieved will never be equalled in the English game. “In the way he played, he was the embodiment of a Manchester United player – fast, skilful, entertaining and determined to win by playing exciting football. “His progress from the ranks of the famous ‘Class of ’92’ to the most decorated player in this or any club’s history is down to his hard work, ability and attitude. “He is at the start of an exciting new chapter in his and the club’s life but now is the right moment to reflect on the achievements of the finest British player of the last 25 years.” Sir Alex Ferguson and David Beckham led the tributes to Ryan Giggs following the Welshman’s decision to bring his glittering playing career to a close. Press Associationlast_img read more

Essequibo Coast resident remanded for alleged sexual intercourse with step-daughter

first_imgA resident of the Essequibo Coast was on Friday remanded to prison charged with allegedly having sexual intercourse with his underage step-daughter.He made his first appearance before Magistrate Sunil Scarce at the Suddie Magistrate’s Court.According to prosecution facts, the 32-year-old man was arrested in the month of March 2016 on the allegation. The stepdaughter is now in safe custody. Following investigations into the case, the file was sent to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for advice.On Friday, the father was slapped with the charge of statutory rape (rape of a child under the age of 16 years).He will remain on remand for the indictable charge until July 15, 2016, when statements will be filed.last_img read more

Eureka football tops Enterprise 35-28 to remain perfect on the 2017 season

first_imgEureka >> Jason White and his coaching staff don’t have to go back in the record books to see when the last time the Eureka High football team beat Enterprise anymore.Not after the game the Loggers played Friday night.Behind a strong third-quarter showing that broke a 14-all tie at halftime, Eureka got the lead for the first time all night and never looked back after that in a hard-fought 35-28 win over Enterprise at Albee Stadium.“That just gave us more hype and got us more excited. I guess …last_img read more

The sandbagging Warriors have load managed their way to the verge of a fifth straight NBA Finals

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the video or photo gallery on your mobile device.[vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/05/19/bang_201ecd4c-18e1-4dcd-bc17-5720a8766b19″]Columnist Dieter Kurtenbach on the Golden State Warriors Game 3 winPORTLAND, Ore. — It was frustrating, infuriating, and annoying, and it went on for seven months. But it’s absolutely paying big dividends right now.The Warriors organization has been proactive about — to steal a term from Lebron James — “load management” …last_img read more

Photos: Golfer Michelle Wie and husband Jonnie West buy SF home for $3 million

first_imgNewlyweds golf star Michelle Wie and husband Jonnie West — a Golden State Warriors exec and son of NBA legend Jerry West — have purchased a home in San Francisco for $3 million, reports Realtor.com.Click here if viewing from a mobile device.The Kite Hill five-bedroom, five-bath home is not far …last_img

Pollock SA cricketer of the year

first_img10 May 2007Shaun Pollock was named South Africa’s Cricketer of the Year at the Mutual & Federal Cricketer of the Year Awards in Johannesburg on Wednesday evening. He succeeded Makhaya Ntini who had won the award the previous two years.Before Ntini’s successes, Jacques Kallis had also won the award two years in succession.Pollock’s award capped a remarkable turnaround in fortunes for the all-rounder after many people, experts and fans included, had considered his international career over, his best days behind him.Remarkable control, nagging accuracyEven early in the season, it appeared he might be lacking the zip that was previously present in his bowling. To a degree, that might be true, but Pollock made up for his reduced pace with remarkable control and nagging accuracy.Going back to August 2006, he managed only 1 for 112 in 35 overs, facing Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka. Certainly, he didn’t appear to be on song and concern that it might be the end of the road for him could have been justified.However, after returning to South Africa, Pollock answered any criticism in style when the Proteas hosted India in both one-day international and test series.StiflingIn the ODI series, opening the bowling, Pollock stifled India’s batting efforts, conceding a miserly 2.30 runs per over, while also capturing eight wickets at an average of only 8.30. It was the kind of return that one might expect in schoolboys’ cricket, but not at international level.In the first test match at The Wanderers, the Indians shocked South Africa, racing to a 123-run victory, but Pollock definitely didn’t let the Proteas down. He weighed-in with five and 40 with the bat as South Africa made only 84 and 278, while he shone with the ball, knocking over 4 for 39 and 3 for 33.Although he captured only one wicket in the second test, which South Africa won by 174 runs to level the series, Pollock’s return of 1 for 37 in 23.5 overs again told a story, his tight economy exerting pressure on the Indian batsmen, which helped the other South African bowlers pick up wickets.After making 11 in the first innings, he played an important knock the second time around, making an undefeated 63.Test series victoryA five-wicket victory in the third test saw South Africa secure a 2-1 series victory.India batted well in their first innings, tallying 414 all out but, again, they were unable to assume control over Pollock who picked up 4 for 75 in just less than 30 overs. He then contributed 15 to South Africa’s reply of 373 all out.In their second innings, the Indians collapsed to 169 all out as the pitch became increasingly difficult. Pollock claimed 1 for 24.Then, in South Africa’s second innings, he was sent in at number four; this was because of his shot-making ability on a pitch that the batsmen were struggling to score runs upon. That decision paid off as he scored an important 37 to help guide the Proteas to the win.As in the one-day international series, the ginger-haired all-rounder was named man of the series.To the foreWhen Pakistan toured South Africa after the Indians, Pollock was again to the fore as the Proteas won the ODI series 3-1, and the test series 2-1.Pollock had a quieter test series against Pakistan, but finished fifth in the South African batting averages. He picked up eight wickets at 23.37, but his runs per over rate was again exemplary at 2.79.When the one-day international series came around, however, he was back to his match-winning best.SA won the first ODI at Centurion by a mammoth 164 runs as the team’s batsmen took the spotlight.It was Pakistan’s batsmen that flourished in the second ODI as the visitors tallied 351 for 4 to claim a huge 141-run victory. Pollock claimed 1 for 53 and scored 32 off 34 balls, but in the context of the game it wasn’t enough to make a significant impact.After rain forced a no result in the third ODI, the teams headed to Cape Town.Crucial roleSouth Africa annihilated Pakistan, racing to a 10-wicket victory, whilst needing only 14 overs at the crease. The result had a lot to do with Pollock’s effort with the ball. He strangled the Pakistani batting effort, capturing 2 for 13 in his 10 overs. His crucial part in the outcome of the game was recognised as he was named man of the match.The fifth ODI proved to be another tour de force for the star all-rounder. Bowling brilliantly, he removed five of the top six batsmen as he knocked over 5 for 23. That effort spurred South Africa to an emphatic nine-wicket victory and Pollock to a second man of the match award in succession.Not surprisingly, he was named man of the series.World CupAt the Cricket World Cup, South Africa disappointed despite reaching the semi-finals; after all, the Proteas had entered the tournament ranked number one in the world.Pollock started slowly, but as the event progressed he returned to form. By the end of the tournament, he was once again South Africa’s most economical bowler, having conceded only 3.52 runs per over in a competition that had proved very harsh on bowlers.It was clear after this that Pollock was the leading candidate for South Africa’s cricketer of the year, and so it proved as he won the award.Test starGritty left-handed batsman Ashwell Prince, who came on in leaps and bounds, was named the Castle Test Cricketer of the Year Award.He was comfortably the highest run scorer on either side in the test series against India, tallying 306 runs at an average of 61.20.Against Pakistan, his aggregate of 240 runs was second only to Jacques Kallis. Prince again topped the batting averages at 60, having made a century and a fifty, as he did against India.Recognised by fellow professionalsThe tigerish Mark Boucher earned the prestigious South African Players’ Player of the Year Award as his fellow professionals recognised his determined and hard-working contributions.Left-arm spinner Paul Harris, who settled into test cricket with surprising smoothness against India and Pakistan, was named the South African Newcomer of the Year.Jacques Kallis, who excelled at the World Cup, scoring 483 runs at 80.83, which took him past 9 000 runs in one-day internationals, was named the Standard Bank ODI Cricketer of the Year.Fan favouriteSupporters of the national team didn’t forget Makhaya Ntini as the charismatic fast bowler was named the SuperSport Fans Cricketer of the Year.Despite South Africa’s dismal exit from the World Cup in the West Indies, where they crashed out to Australia in the semi-finals, Cricket South Africa chief executive Gerald Majola was upbeat in his assessment of the 2006-07 season.“The disappointing results of the World Cup must be seen against the backdrop of the Proteas producing one of the best international seasons since unity,” Majola said.‘We will now build on this success’“We will now build on this success for the next season as well as taking into account the lessons learnt at the World Cup.“These annual Mutual & Federal SA Cricket Awards show that diversity is our strength and we must use this diversity to our advantage.“We also have solid development and high performance structures in place and we have the talent out there to get us to the top.“We must ensure that we utilise this diverse talent in building for the future.”Domestic sceneOn the domestic scene, the Wanderers’ Chris Scott was named Groundsman of the Year for the fourth consecutive time, while Marais Erasmus was named Umpire of the Year for the second time.The Highveld Lions’ Gordon Parsons was named Coach of the Year.Morne van Wyk excelled, winning three awards: the MTN Domestic Championships Cricketer of the Year, the Standard Bank Pro20 Cricketer of the Year, and the Domestic Players’ Player of the Year.Another Free State Eagle, Ryan McLaren picked up the SuperSport Series Cricketer of the Year Award, while the Warriors’ Lonwabo Tsotsobe was named Domestic Newcomer of the Year. 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Google Drive Crashes For “Significant Subset” Of Users

first_imgCloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo… Tags:#Cloud Providers#Google#google drive Google’s cloud-storage service, Google Drive, went down early Monday morning, and returned about two hours later.Officially, Google Drive went down as of 7:17 AM Pacific time, according to Google’s status page. At 9:35 AM PT, Google said it had been resolved. During the outage, however, the other services within the Google Apps cloud – including Gmail, Calendar, Google Talk, and Google Documents remained online. markhachman Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … Related Posts So far, Google hasn’t provided an explanation, but has acknowledged the problem. “We’re aware of a problem with Google Drive affecting a significant subset of users,” Google posted at 8:10 AM PT. “The affected users are unable to access Google Drive. We will provide an update by 3/18/13 9:10 AM detailing when we expect to resolve the problem. Please note that this resolution time is an estimate and may change.”Update 9:19 AM PT: Google looks like it’s on its way to fixing the problem. “Google Drive service has already been restored for some users, and we expect a resolution for all users within the next 1 hours., it added at 8:55 AM. “Please note this time frame is an estimate and may change.”Update 9:49 AM PT: “The problem with Google Drive should be resolved,” Google said. “We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and continued support.”What this meant for users is that if you wanted to create a new document or spreadsheet, you can – you must simply save it to your own computer for offline editing. Unfortunately, that requires a user to have previously enabled offline editing.Google-formatted documents couldn’t be saved to Google Drive, and if you have a document saved on Drive that you or others wish to edit, you’re out of luck. Naturally, other files stored on Drive weren’t accessible. However, photos backed up automatically with Google’s Google+ service were accessible. It’s just part of the complex interdependencies within Google’s cloud services, and what happens when one service goes down while the others stay alive.Clouds FailAlthough we often talk about the cloud in idealized terms, the fact is that cloud services do fail, and when they do, they often fail in a very high-profile manner. The world’s largest cloud service, Facebook, stumbled in early January, and last week, Microsoft suffered an outage to Hotmail.com and its complementary Outlook.com service, which last week it blamed on an overheating datacenter. In 2011, RIM’s BlackBerry email service was down for days, and outages at Amazon’s cloud services have taken down customers including Netflix and others. (Of course, it’s also true that in-house services also fail, they just tend to make fewer headlines.)Now that Google solves the problem and restores service for its users, we’ll be forced to wait until Google discovers the root cause of the outage, and hopefully, publishes it. But the outage is yet another reminder that no one service is bulletproof, even for a company with the scale and knowledge of Google.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloud Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more


first_imgTuesday’s morning’s session of the $1.9 billion dollar Beef Products Incorporated vs ABC Broadcasting defamation trial did not last long.Court was only in session for two and a half minutes when Judge Cheryle Gering announced to the jury that because of a “major legal issue”, testimony would be delayed until Wednesday:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/BPIJURY.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…….home for the day. ;12Judge Gering did not specify what that legal issue was or give a further explanation.A member of ABC’s legal team mentioned that this type of thing is common in a trial like this, considering this lawsuit is worth nearly two billion dollars.Court is expected to resume Wednesday morning at 8:30 a.m.KMEG TV contributed to this storylast_img read more


first_img Twitter LILLY SINGH IS CHANGING LATE NIGHT TV FOREVERLate-night TV has undergone a lot of changes in the past several years, and fans can thank several innovative new voices for the new, fresh landscape. One of these innovators is Lilly Singh, a YouTube star who has achieved a massive amount of success in the past few years.Singh was even named as one of the forty most powerful people in comedy for the year 2019. Recently, Singh unveiled some exciting news that sent her fanbase into a tizzy. READ MORELilly-Singh (Photo by Alexandra Gavillet for The Hollywood Reporter)LILLY SINGH, THE FIRST OPENLY BISEXUAL WOMAN OF COLOR TALK SHOW HOST, ON IMPACT OF COMING OUTLilly Singh’s coming out has made an impact with her fans. Singh, the Indian-Canadian YouTube comedian with nearly 15 million subscribers who is now replacing Carson Daly on NBC late-night, announced the career move in March. A month earlier, she came out as bisexual, making her the first openly bisexual woman of color talk show host.In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Singh discussed the positive effect her coming out has had on even conservative audiences. “The very next meet-and-greet that I did after coming out was in India, and I would say 50 percent of people in that line came out to me,” she said. “To me, that is success.” READ MORELILLY SINGH: FROM YOUTUBE SUPERWOMAN TO NBC LATE NIGHT TV TRAILBLAZERAn online star with 15 million subscribers dives into the white-hot center (emphasis on white) of broadcast television with ‘A Little Late’ as the first openly bisexual woman of color to sit in a talk show host’s chair: “I’m very much all or nothing.”When Lilly Singh runs a pitch meeting, she comes bearing gifts. “Live your best life in the office — you don’t have to wear shoes!” she announces to the writers she’s assembled on this scorching August afternoon in a drab conference room off Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, where they’ll be discussing ideas for her new NBC late night show, A Little Late, which premieres Sept. 16. She proceeds to toss out pairs of fluffy white unicorn slippers. READ MORE Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement NBC SETS ‘A LITTLE LATE WITH LILLY SINGH: THE PRIMETIME SPECIAL’ TO INTRODUCE LATE NIGHT’S NEWEST VOICETwo days after the premiere of A Little Late with Lilly Singh, NBC will air a primetime special that puts the spotlight on the newest face of late night.On September 18 after the two-hour finale of America’s Got Talent, the hour-long primetime special will introduce primetime audiences to Singh as she partakes in sketches, interviews, games and interacts with the audience. READ MORE Advertisementlast_img read more