An investment lending squeeze hasn’t put investors off Brisbane property

first_imgBrisbane is considered a good location for property investment.PROPERTY investors are most keen to putting their money in the Brisbane market.New research which surveyed property industry professionals found that 44 per cent thought Brisbane had the best investment prospects this year.PIPA chair Ben Kingsley said there were a couple of reasons that Brisbane was considered a good place to invest.“The first one is that we know that the income to value ratio is substantially lower in Brisbane and southeast Queensland than what it is in both the Sydney and Melbourne market at the moment. RBA blames high property prices on states and councils “Your dollar is going to buy you more, you are going to get more bang for your buck.’’More 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 agoMr Kingsley said that coupled with the good yields that were being achieved in Brisbane compared with Sydney and Melbourne made it an appealing prospect.“It is going to steer investors up into that area,’’ he said.He said historically Brisbane and southeast Queensland “arrived to the party a little later’’ than other capital cities, so as things were slowing down in other capitals they weren’t necessarily in Brisbane.He said Brisbane was also considered a good lifestyle area to live, with affordable properties and shorter commutes.The survey found despite uncertainties such as tightening of lending policies, taxation changes and potential interest rate increases, the industry was optimistic about how the market would perform this year.Mr Kingsley said it was encouraging to see property professionals so confidentabout the outlook for their businesses and the sector more broadly.He said the biggest concern for the industry at the moment was the tightening of investor lending followed by rising interest rates.last_img read more

Broward County Lifts Curfew Following George Floyd Protests

first_imgCities may still have their own curfews in place. For that reason, the county asks residents to check with their municipality.Protests in Broward County since Sunday night have remained mostly peaceful, as residents take place in nationwide demonstrations against racial inequality, following the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis. Broward officials announced Wednesday afternoon that they are lifting the countywide curfew, although they warn it could be reinstated if there are any threats of civil unrest.The county has been under a curfew order from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. since last Sunday, when afternoon protests in Fort Lauderdale became chaotic amid tension between law enforcement and demonstrators.County Administrator Bertha Henry terminated the curfew order on Wednesday afternoon. The curfew could be reimposed, officials add, with as little as one-hour notice “if there is evidence of possible civil unrest that threatens the health, safety, or welfare of the public.”Emergency curfew order is lifted with the condition it can be reimposed if lives, businesses, or property are threatened.— Broward County, FL (@ReadyBroward) June 3, 2020last_img read more

Mrs. Williametta Porte Dies

first_imgMrs. Williametta Porte, a long time teacher and seamstress who served for several decades in Gbarnga, Bong County, died at the ELWA Hospital on Monday, February 29. She was 86.Mrs. Porte was the widow of Mr. Rameses Porte of Crozierville, Montserrado County, who in 1944 migrated with his parents, Moses and Ariminta Porte, from Crozierville, Montserrado County, to Gbarnga, then Central Province, now Bong County. Rameses remained in Gbarnga and became an agricultural technician and one of the people who built the St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in that city.Young Williametta Clarke, who hailed from Hartford, Grand Bassa County, was chosen by Rameses’ mother, Mrs. Ariminta Porte, during a visit to Grand Bassa, to be her son’s wife. Williametta and Rameses were married on December 16, 1953 in Hartford. He then took his bride to Gbarnga where they were blessed with six children—four daughters and two sons—whom they raised in Gbarnga.Williametta taught at Gbarnga’s Gboveh High School, at the M.V. Massaquoi School, St. Martin’s Catholic School and the J.F. Clarke Kindergarten School, where she served from 1973 to 1990.Mrs. Williametta Beatrice Clarke Porte was born in Hartford, Grand Bassa County, on August 7, 1930, the third of nine children of William Burgess Clarke and his wife, Mrs. Williametta Clarke.According to son Rameses Porte, Jr., survivors include six children: Mrs. Everette Ferguson; Mrs. Ariminta Gbaba; Ms. Saretta Porte; Mrs. Vida Ncube; Rameses and Alonzo Porte; two sisters: Mrs. Ethel Bernard, mother of the late Counselor Toye C. Bernard, and Mrs. Gladys Quoi; and a brother, Stanford Clarke; 15 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; several foster children, including Hawa Porte, Mrs. Grace Cole and Korpo Weefer; and many other relatives. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

It’s a tax

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Re: “DWP wants new rate hikes” (March 30): The city needs to learn that this kind of “taxing” action must be done with full disclosure to the power and water users of DWP. Each and every DWP invoice carries a 10 percent city utility tax. Plus, the elected leaders of the city of Los Angeles continue to take even more funds from DWP revenue with the additional 5 percent on water and 7 percent on power. The so-called one-time-transfer requests have come as many as three times in a year and garnered hundreds of millions of dollars from the DWP piggy bank to balance the city budget. Someone needs to take a look at the “power” chart of city government before we go any further with this story. Louise Clarke Stone Sunland Brain trauma I was so moved by “A bullet nearly killed him then led to a new life” (March 21). I commend Sgt. Jesus Vidana for turning his life around amidst the immense difficulty he faced recovering from brain surgery and recuperating from the emotional trauma he suffered from being deployed in Baghdad. As a physical therapist, I am exposed to the scores of limitations and difficulties suffered by a person recovering from traumatic brain injury. It takes a willpower of steel, motivation, conviction, and faith to go through and overcome the remarkable experience of Vidana. Surely, it was not an easy and smooth road for him, but he proved to himself and everyone else that disability cannot and should not dictate how life should be lived. Thank you, Sgt. Vidana. Josephine Isip Burbank Too little, too late Re: “Return to class, mayor advises” (March 28): Actions taken now by Mayor Antonio “Photo-op” Villaraigosa, Police Chief William Bratton and Sheriff Lee Baca, to crack down on truant student protesters are too little, too late. For these students to not have been arrested and fined for truancy and breaking the law by impeding traffic and marching without proper permits was gross dereliction of duty. All three should be censured, recalled and thrown out of office. Compounding his unconscionable behavior, by standing on the steps of City Hall, condoning and approving illegal immigration and promoting L.A. as a sanctuary city, the mayor insulted every “legal” resident and once again proved why he failed the California State Bar Exam several times. He has no understanding of the difference between “illegal” and “legal.” Sandy Sand West Hills Incoherent statements Re: “Immigration debate heats up” (March 28): My mother and her parents came to America over 50 years ago. They did it legally even though they had to stay in Canada until all their paperwork was complete so they could have legal status. Whether white, brown, black or yellow and no matter what country a person comes from, if they did not enter legally, then you get to be arrested and sent home. It infuriates me to see Mexican flags being waved while incompetent people make incoherent statements. The Mexican flag has come to symbolize what the confederate flag did in the 60s, which is a sign of racism. James Edwards Santa Clarita It’s a scam Re: “500,000 rally in L.A.” (March 26): George Bush is the president of the United States, not the alcalde of North America. He is responsible to the citizens of the United States, not to the corporate interests in the United States who want to hire cheap, union-breaking, illegal labor, and certainly not to the illegal labor itself. The scam has long since been exposed, but the “emperor” still parades down the street in his naked finery. Build the border fence first, and man the machine guns, and then and only then ask the voters about guest workers. I think you will discover by then that the labor market has sorted itself out without the need for immigrant labor. William O. Felsman Woodland Hills Nowhere to go With all the usual fanfare surrounding immigration, one issue is being left out. There are thousands of children who are brought to the U.S. from myriad countries illegally, grow up here, go to school here, get jobs and become part of the community, but do not have papers to stay. Where should these kids go? I have known many Mexican-American undocumented immigrants who do not remember Mexico, and barely speak any Spanish. Please do not forget these kids: Their home is here, so let us make it so they can stay. Robert Davis Tarzana Yankee imperialism Re: “Latinos: It’s way overdue” (Their Opinions, March 29): If Rodolfo Acuna reads his opinion article, he should be celebrating that the U.S. “illegally” (his words) took California from Mexico. He wrote, “Today, the only thing sustaining Mexico and Central America is the remittances sent back annually by hard-working compatriots. If not … those economies would crash …” Imagine California in the hands of Mexico. A horrific thought. Based on Acuna’s analysis, we would be sustained by remittances of our illegal immigrants to the other 49 states rather being than the sixth-largest economy in the world. Acuna, when will the celebration of Yankee imperialism take place? I will be there flying Old Glory with you. Patrick Henry Lake Balboa American first Re: “Latinos: It’s way overdue” (Their Opinions, March 28): I was absolutely amazed, terrified and dismayed by this guest column. How can a professor, paid by the state of California, state that territory that is now in the United States was illegally taken from their ancestors. The professor states that “they are illegal because the border was moved.” Is he saying that the United States should not have California, Texas, Arizona and New Mexico because it was stolen from the Mexican government? What kind of nonsense is he teaching? If illegals want legal status, let them do exactly what my Italian ancestors did, become Americans first and Italians second. I am an American of Italian descent, not an Italian first and an American second. Mario Sottile Northridge Crunchy conservatives Re: “It’s not easy being ‘crunchy,’” (Viewpoint, March 26): Thanks to Chris Weinkopf for addressing the conservative social responsibility movement and its support for animal welfare. Conservatives like George Will and Pat Buchanan oppose factory farms on ethical grounds, with Will commenting that “refraining from cruelty is an objective obligation.” Even the pope is concerned about farm animals, explaining, “This degrading of living creatures to a commodity seems to me in fact to contradict the relationship of mutuality that comes across in the Bible.” Refraining from supporting the cruelty involved in most farm-animal production today is part of upholding conservative values. Erin Williams The Humane Society of the United States Washington, D.C. Who’s that? I know this is a trivial matter in the scope of all that is going on in the world, but this could be so easily remedied. I miss the names on the Dodgers players’ uniforms. With all of the new members last year and again this year I hear (and voice) “who’s that” very frequently. I’m still a fan and supporter with or without the identifications. Marvin Witt Granada Hills A modest trade I would like to propose a trade with Mexico. How about we trade their 9 million illegal immigrants for 9 million good-for-nothing, out-of-work, collecting-unemployment American citizens … and Barry Bonds? Tim Barker Sherman Oakslast_img read more

Somalian officials to take charge of Kobs return leg away to South Sudan in AFCON Qualifiers

first_img Tags: 2019 U23 AFCON QualifiersSouth Sudanuganda kobswasswa bbosa Kadir Omar will be the center referee when Uganda takes on South Sudan in the return leg2019 U23 AFCON QualifiersSouth Sudan vs Uganda Kobs Tuesday 20th November Juba Stadium, JubaJUBA – Official from Somalia have been appointed to take charge of the U23 second leg AFCON Qualifiers between South Sudan and Uganda.Abdul Kadir Omar will be the man in the center and will be assisted by his compatriots Ahmed Farah and Abdi Nour as the first and second assistant referees respectively.The Uganda U23 side head into the return leg holding a slender 1-0 advantage attained in the first leg at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo last Wednesday thanks to a Mustafa Kizza penalty injury-time penalty.Wasswa Bbosa’s side (The Kobs) resumed their preparations for the return leg on Friday at in Lugogo.They are expected to depart for South Sudan early next week as they look to get the job done.The aggregate winner between Uganda Kobs and South Sudan will face Tunisia in the final qualification round of the AFCON U23 final tournament.The final tournament will be held in Egypt next year and will also act as the qualifier for the 2020 Summer Olympics games in Japan.Uganda U-23 Final 23 Man team:Goalkeepers: Tom Ikara (KCCA FC, Uganda), Saidi Keni (Proline FC, Uganda), Mathias Muwanga (Express FC, Uganda)Defenders: Ronald Kigongo (URA FC, Uganda), Bashir Asiku (Vipers SC, Uganda), Hassan Musana (KCCA FC, Uganda), Mustafa Kizza (KCCA FC, Uganda), Musitafa Mujuzi (Proline Fc, Uganda), Rashid Toha (Onduparaka FC), Geofrey Wasswa (Vipers SC), Paul Patrick Mbowa (URA FC, Uganda)Midfielders: Lawrence Bukenya (KCCA FC, Uganda), Abel Michael Eturude (Onduparaka FC), Yaya Mahad Kakooza (Tooro United FC, Uganda), Julius Poloto (KCCA FC, Uganda), Shafik Kuchi Kagimu (URA FC, Uganda), Allan Okello (KCCA FC, Uganda), David Owori (SC Villa, Uganda), Ezekiel Duncan Sseninde (Vipers SC, Uganda)Match Officials:Centre Referee : Abdul Kadir Omar (Somalia)Assistant Referee : Ahmed Farah (Somalia) Assistant Referee : Abdi Nour (Somalia)Comments last_img read more