Brisbane’s hottest suburbs revealed

first_img FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK (Also in the national top 50) Parks are a key attraction in Graceville, this being a file photo of the grandstand at Western Districts Cricket Club in the suburb. Picture: Richard Walker.Place Graceville lead agent Brad Robson said “demand has consistently outstripped supply” in the hottest suburb on the index — Graceville.“In very recent times, we have seen a small spike in the numbers of homes that have come to the market and I put this to the Spring Selling Season. Given the huge demand for the suburb, buyers have simply snapped them up, creating an increase in the amount of sales within the area.”He said the suburb was just 7km from the CBD with “a country town feel”.“I believe that 2019 will be more sustainable price growth for the suburb as demand will remain high and supply will remain low.”New resident Joni Armbruster had no idea just how popular the suburb was when her family bought into it this September.“It’s a fantastic area, it doesn’t surprise me at all,” she said. “It has great schools, close to the city, a neighbourhood feel, close to public transportation, lots of local restaurants and cafes that you can walk to. Also a lot of parks and open green spaces.”Her family expect to remain in the suburb for at least the next decade.“The schools are fantastic, public and private, so you have great options either way. We just love the area.” The two hottest suburbs in Brisbane next year are located about seven to eight kilometres from the CBD.The hottest suburbs in Brisbane have been revealed, and surprise contenders have beaten bluechips to take out the top three spots where prices were expected to fire up in 2019.All up the Price Predictor Index, which tracks rising sales in suburbs across the country as a precursor to strong price growth the following year, found 29 suburbs in Brisbane were “rising steadily” but three in particular were standouts. Colin and Joni Armbruster with kids Sophia and Amelia. Picture: Annette Dew. Leafy Graceville was now hottest suburb in the Queensland capital, according to the index, with its rising sales and potential also pushing it into the national top 50 hottest suburbs in the country. Almost eight years ago the suburb had been among those hard hit by the Brisbane 2011 flood. For sale: Queensland house of the year Architect’s Brisbane masterpiece sold BRISBANE’S HOTTEST SUBURBS: GracevilleIndooroopillyKippa-Ring (Source: The Price Predictor Index) A file photo of Graceville Railway Station. Picture: Philip Norrish. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51 A sign put up by residents of Strong Avenue in Graceville during the 2011 flood clean-up. The suburb is now tipped to be the hottest in Brisbane in 2019. Only two other Brisbane suburbs made the elite national list — Indooroopilly, a mere kilometre from Graceville, and Kippa-Ring, 27km north of the CBD. Index lead analyst Terry Ryder of Hotspotting said “where demand is rising, prices tend to follow”.Kippa-Ring’s surge, he said, was influenced by the new rail line to the Redcliffe Peninsula, whereas Graceville and Indooroopilly were both “top-end” suburbs with median prices above $900,000 and close to strong drivers like schools and universities, restaurants and parks.He said a turnaround occurred with tier one suburbs above $1m medians first seeing strong growth — such as Hamilton, Paddington and Bulimba recording double-digit growth in the past year — “then the rest of the market follows.”“I do expect Brisbane in the coming year to be stronger than it has been (overall),” Mr Ryder said.Darren Piper of Universal Buyers Agents said they were already “seeing the first signs of a turn around in the apartment market and property buyers should take notice”.“After so much doom and gloom we’re already seeing a huge uplift in the amount of enquiries we receive for Brisbane.” More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoOctober was one of his biggest months on record, he said, with “a lot of buyers attracted by the lifestyle, great schools, weather and prices of course” in Brisbane.last_img read more

Apple-a-day call for all over-50s

first_img Share HealthLifestyle Apple-a-day call for all over-50s by: – December 19, 2013 Tweet Share Sharecenter_img 18 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! If everyone over the age of 50 ate an apple a day, 8,500 deaths from heart attacks and strokes could be avoided every year in the UK, say researchers.Apples would give a similar boost to cardiovascular health as medicines, such as statins, yet carry none of the side-effects, the University of Oxford researchers say in the BMJ.They base their assumptions on modelling, not direct scientific study.Any fruit should work, but getting people to comply could be challenging.More than two-thirds of adults do not eat the recommended five portions of fruit and veg a day, population surveys suggest.And although nine in 10 of us do manage to eat at least one portion a day, Dr Adam Briggs and colleagues, from the British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group at Oxford University, say we would all benefit from eating more.By their calculations, if adults of all ages could manage to eat an extra portion of fruit or veg a day, as many as 11,000 vascular deaths could be averted each year.The Victorian mantra of “an apple a day” to keep the doctor away is particularly important for the over-50s, who are at increased risk of vascular diseases, say the researchers.They analysed the effect on the most common causes of vascular mortality – heart attacks and strokes – of prescribing either a statin a day, which lowers cholesterol, or an apple a day to people over 50.Assuming at least seven in every 10 complied with the advice, statin drugs could save 9,400 lives and an apple a day 8,500 lives a year, they calculate.The data their work rests on comprises a large body of medical trials and observations involving hundreds of thousands of patients.Dr Briggs said: “The Victorians had it about right when they came up with their brilliantly clear and simple public health advice, ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’“It just shows how effective small changes in diet can be, and that both drugs and healthier living can make a real difference in preventing heart disease and stroke.“While no-one currently prescribed statins should replace them for apples, we could all benefit from simply eating more fruit.”Dr Peter Coleman, of the Stroke Association, said everyone stood to benefit from eating a balanced diet.“Apples have long been known as a natural source of antioxidants and chemical compounds called flavanoids, all of which are good for our health and wellbeing.“This study shows that, as part of a healthy diet with plenty of fresh fruit and veg, a daily apple could help to reduce the risk of stroke and heart disease.”BBC Newslast_img read more

Strong midfield and back-end play carries No. 23 Syracuse over No. 14 St. Joseph’s, 2-1

first_imgChiara Gutsche sensed the pass coming, and began to inch toward midfield. As the clock neared five minutes in overtime, Gutsche crept up from the defensive end and made her move.Moments earlier, fans had called out “Drop Char,” yearning for Charlotte de Vries, SU’s star freshman, to cut off the angle across the field. She didn’t, so the St. Joseph’s defender sent the pass from left to right. Gutsche and de Vries locked eyes, and Gutsche knew she had to step into the passing lane. She intercepted it in stride, and sprinted toward the SJU cage, securing another turnover for SU’s defenders. That sequence ended with Laura Graziosi’s game-winning goal — when she ripped the ball into the back of the cage after a penalty corner insertion — and sealed No. 23 Syracuse’s (4-1) 2-1 overtime win over No. 14 St. Joseph’s (3-1) Friday night. The Orange midfield consistently broke up St. Joseph’s attacks in the middle-third and stifled rushes that neared the crease in the back end. Sometimes, the steal came on the initial pass. Other times, they interrupted the stick-handling that followed. But behind a thorough defensive effort, Syracuse limited tense moments for goalies Syd Taylor and Sarah Sinck, and created enough offensive opportunities to knock off the Hawks.“We just had good pressure from all over the field, everybody was just doing their jobs,” senior Claire Webb, who played for the first time this year, said. “And when everybody does their jobs, we play well as a unit.”It was the complete performance that SU had lacked thus far. During its first four games, offensive dominance and defensive containment had flashed but rarely meshed. Against Vermont and UMass Lowell, SU escaped with wins. Against Lafayette, two early goals allowed by Sarah Sinck overshadowed prominent chances in the Leopards’ end. And against Cornell, those lapses resulted in an upset loss. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHead coach Ange Bradley said Webb’s return brought composure, and the senior replaced freshman Olivia Graham at center back, the defense’s anchor. Bradley also started Taylor for the first time in net, but she never needed to dive to one side or knock away balls with knee pads — the Hawks tallied zero shots in the first half. Junior Sarah Luby, midfielder Claire Cooke and Gutsche spearheaded a middle that swarmed SJU’s passes and chopped balls away, leading to counter-attacks and eliminating lanes for SJU rushes.“We played really together and compact, moved the ball quick and around, always try to open new and more holes,” Carolin Hoffmann said.At times, the turnovers created favorable opportunities in the other end. SJU’s midfielder Cassidy Atchison pushed the ball to the edge of the field and centered a pass into the crease, but Webb sent it in the other direction before another stick could poke it toward the cage. Cooke maintained possession midway through the first quarter, although her long pass intended for Gutsche sailed harmlessly out of bounds and returned control to the Hawks. Had that pass connected, Gutsche would’ve had an odd-man rush at the net.But those plays prevented disaster in the defensive end. With de Vries and her six goals patrolling the offensive zone, a pass on a counter-attack to her stick could end in scoring chances. Leading up to SU’s first goal, Luby poked the ball away to Gutsche and initiated a rush. At the sequence’s end, de Vries backed up St. Joseph’s freshman Kate Blincoe before spinning around and finishing with a reverse hit to give Syracuse a 1-0 lead.“We just kept playing our style of game,” Hoffmann said, “just didn’t even think about what [the Hawks] were doing.”With a one-goal lead, the Orange attempted to slow down the pace early in the second half. When Webb and Graham would corral passes near the crease, they’d simply rotate the ball until an SJU defender pressed hard enough. Then, once the ball progressed into the midfielders’ territory, they too circled it around. First Graham, then to Webb, over to sophomore SJ Quigley, and then back again.Even when St. Joseph’s struck off a penalty corner in the 35th minute, when Emily Peters dropped to the right post and finished in an open net, it wasn’t from a defensive breakdown, Bradley said. Rather, the game-tying tally resulted from the Hawks finding a successful angle off the insert, finding a location where all Taylor could do was watch from the opposite post as the white sphere pounded the back of the cage. “It’s a guessing game,” Bradley said of defending penalty corners. Early in the fourth quarter, still 20 minutes away from when Graziosi took two steps right and rifled the game-winning goal past Hawks goalkeeper Victoria Kammerinke, Graham crouched down at midfield and greeted another St. Joseph’s rush. Fans had started to congregate near the bottom of J.S. Coyne Stadium’s bleachers, awaiting the pivotal rush. Others paced on the top row by the “Game Day” flags whipping in the wind. Graham shuffled to her left and followed until she could poke the ball away. Hoffmann snagged possession and sent an outlet pass to a streaking Luby. Despite an outstretched stick, Luby watched the pass jump past her stick. She shook her head.But Graham wasn’t disheveled at the missed opportunity. The freshman had done her job, similar to her other midfield and back partners the rest of the night. Graham jogged to her right, back toward her normal spot, and grasped her stick with both hands. At one point, another rush would come. Another chance to start a counter-attack. She just had to be ready. Comments Published on September 13, 2019 at 10:48 pm Contact Andrew: | @CraneAndrew Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more


first_imgREMEMBER last Christmas? How could you forget?Well here’s a seasonal reminder of Donegal’s Winter Wonderland from the good people at Wallace Media.CLICK TO PLAY – ENJOY  DDTV: DONEGAL WINTER WONDERLAND VIDEO SLIDESHOW was last modified: December 22nd, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DDTV: DONEGAL WINTER WONDERLAND VIDEO SLIDESHOWlast_img read more