Brisbane 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.
ELEAGUE has added yet another non-endemic sponsor to its seemingly ever-growing roster by welcoming Kraken Black Spiced Rum as its official distilled spirits partner. The deal officially kicked off during the ELEAGUE Street Fight V Invitational.Manufactured by Proximo Spirits stateside, Kraken Black Spiced Rum has signed a “unique and comprehensive” one-year deal with the Turner and IMG-owned esports league.This partnership includes all of ELEAGUE’s platforms across television and digital means and will produce the ELEAGUE KRAKEN Boss Battle – a new feature that sees fans face off against professional players in front of a live audience. A custom-branded website will be launched for the feature, housing recap videos, a leaderboard that lists the top five competitors, and other unique tidbits. This content will be shared across ELEAGUE’s social channels and website, as well as on TBS.Seth Ladetsky, Senior Vice President of Sales for Turner Sports discussed the partnership: “Growing into one of the preeminent esports brands, ELEAGUE has provided advertising partners – both endemic and non-endemic – with an expanding canvas of innovative marketing opportunities that tap into the passion of our fans. That is exactly what we are doing with The Kraken Rum, and we are excited to introduce them into the space and to our highly-engaged fanbase.”As a means of celebrating this new-found partnership, Kraken Black Spiced Rum will be the presenting partner for ELEAGUE’s E3 Industry Party in Los Angeles on June 11th. Guests will be able to walk the “Kraken black carpet” and will receive gifts.Other perks of the partnership will include “branded content integration” across all ELEAGUE programming, including its AdTracker and promotion via its digital channels. Other non-endemic sponsors ELEAGUE has brought into the industry include the US Air Force, Geico, Boost Mobile, and Cheeze-It. Other, more familiar, sponsors are the likes of Alienware and HyperX.Esports Insider says: ELEAGUE has a history in bringing in companies that haven’t dealt with esports and partnering with them, so while we weren’t necessarily expecting an alcohol to get involved in this capacity, it’s not too much of a shock. The ELEAGUE KRAKEN Boss Battle sounds like a fun result of the partnership, the final result should be interesting.Sign up to our newsletter!
MLB’s most productive hitters for 2019 were recognized Thursday with the announcement of the annual Silver Slugger awards.The Silver Sluggers, presented by bat maker Louisville Slugger, are regular-season awards voted on by MLB managers and coaches. Criteria include traditional statistics such as batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage, and “general impressions of a player’s overall offensive value,” as Louisville Slugger put it in its press release. SN AWARDS:MLB: Player of the Year | ExecutiveAL: All-Stars | Rookie | Manager | ComebackNL: All-Stars | Rookie | Manager | Comeback The National League East champion Braves led with three players: first baseman Freddie Freeman, second baseman Ozzie Albies and outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. The teammates were among eight first-time winners. The American League champion Astros (Alex Bregman, George Springer), the AL Central champion Twins (Mitch Garver, Nelson Cruz) and the Red Sox (Xander Bogaerts, Mookie Betts) also had more than one recipient.Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich earned a second consecutive Silver Slugger, his second major offensive award this year. He was also named the winner of the Hank Aaron Award; he received that trophy at the World Series.Astros right-hander Zack Greinke added a Silver Slugger, his second overall, to the Gold Glove he was awarded a week earlier. Greinke was chosen as the National League’s top-hitting pitcher (three home runs, .271 average, .883 OPS) despite being traded by Arizona to Houston last July.MLB 2019 Silver Slugger winnersAMERICAN LEAGUEPOSNAMECLUB1BCarlos SantanaIndians2BDJ LeMahieuYankeesSSXander BogaertsRed Sox3BAlex BregmanAstrosCMitch GarverTwinsOFMike TroutAngelsOFGeorge SpringerAstrosOFMookie BettsRed SoxDHNelson CruzTwinsNATIONAL LEAGUEPOSNAMECLUB1BFreddie FreemanBraves2BOzzie AlbiesBravesSSTrevor StoryRockies3BAnthony RendonNationalsCJ.T. RealmutoPhilliesOFChristian YelichBrewersOFCody BellingerDodgersOFRonald Acuna Jr.BravesPZack GreinkeDiamondbacks