A 288sq m shed was included in the sale.Other features of the landholding included private bushland, a dam, two water tanks and a 288sq m shed. Pimpama’s median house price has jumped 14.4 per cent in the past five years to $460,000, almost half the price paid for the property. Mr Hempel said the sale was great for the region and represented the increasing popularity of the area.“Pimpama for a long time has been seen as a bit of backwater, but that’s changing,” Mr Hempel said. “A big driver of that is the Pimpama City Shopping Centre, King’s Christian College and new housing developments throughout the area.“The sale points to the future prosperity of the greater Pimpama area.” The property sold for $950,000. It’s a huge 4.06ha block. The property changed hands for $950,000. It last sold for a mere $120,000 in 2002, according to CoreLogic. MORE NEWS: North Bondi home of Gold Coast Suns coach Stuart Dew for sale It’s a bit of an eyesore but someone is ready to transform 37 Old Wharf Rd, Pimpama.A RURAL dump has fetched almost $1 million in the Gold Coast’s north. The dilapidated three-bedroom house stands as an eyesore on a 4.06ha block in the township of Pimpama. The land grab will be a big project for the buyer who plans to flip the existing dwelling at 37 Old Wharf Rd. MORE NEWS: Luxury penthouse in Gold Coast’s Palazzo Versace sells for $5 million Ray White Industrial agent Gannon Hempel said the buyer had a lot of confidence in the area and dubbed the house a “renovator’s delight”. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa12 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“It doesn’t look much from the outside but with a bit of work it could come up really well and that’s what he plans to do,” Mr Hempel said. “He appreciated the fact you can have such a nice parcel of land with a decent size shed on it.“It’s half way between Brisbane and the Gold Coast on a beautiful rural property with access to amenities.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. 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 Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59 Pimpama is proving to be a popular place recently. Pimpama was Queensland’s fastest-growing region and also had the biggest population growth spurt of 3000 people in 2016-17, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Ray White Commercial director Greg Bell said Pimpama offered an excellent value for buyers looking for a great return on investment. “Pimpama has quickly become one of the fastest-growing suburbs in the state, so we are seeing property sell well and at very good value,” Mr Bell said.“This marks a great sale for the area of Pimpama, and on the back of the fantastic infrastructural and population growth Pimpama has had, we are seeing a steady rise of property values in the region.”
A BETTER understanding of his own game and knowledge of coping with specific match situations has helped Jason Mohammed transform his game over the last year, leading to a knock like the unbeaten 91 off 58 balls in the first ODI against Pakistan on Friday.Mohammed’s half-century, his third of the year, was the bedrock of West Indies’ record chase of 309, as they rallied from 158 for 4 in the 34th over to complete a four-wicket win with an over to spare.“Starting from CPL  with Guyana Amazon Warriors, my whole game has changed a lot,” Mohammed said after the match. “I have really gained a lot of confidence and momentum and I did well with the A team as well.I think I just know my game a little better now, in terms of maturity, and knowing how to play(in) certain situations has definitely brought me a long way.”With 287 runs in 12 matches, Mohammed was the second-highest run-getter for Amazon Warriors after Chris Lynn, and played a few key knocks in the side’s successful chases during the tournament. Last month, in the home series against England, he played his first ODI in a year and a half, and was one of the few bright spots in West Indies’ 3-0 defeat, scoring fifties in the first two matches.On Friday, West Indies needed 128 off 13 overs with Mohammed batting on 15. He quickly switched gears, bringing up his fifty off 31 balls, and dominated the 70-run fifth-wicket partnership with Jonathan Carter, which revived the chase. That was followed by an unbroken 50-run partnership with Ashley Nurse for the seventh wicket.Nurse, who took 4 for 62 in Pakistan’s innings, slammed 34 off 15 balls, while Mohammed ended the match with 11 fours and three sixes. Mohammed said he was a momentum player, who needed to settle in before going for the big shots.“It was a very good innings. Coming in to bat early, there was a little bit of pressure in terms of strike rate and stuff but I knew that I had to play myself in and rotate the strike and gain momentum, and take it down to the end as much as possible. That’s exactly what we did as a team.“As I always say, I tend to start off a little bit slower. I am a momentum player and I know that so long as I get my game right, it’s going to come off. Try and work the ball around till I get a start and then I can hit the ball when I get in. That was my plan today and everything worked out excellently.”Nurse was pleased that three of his four wickets came in the last 15 overs of Pakistan’s chase, with the opposition looking for big overs. “My job first and foremost is to bowl and get people out so I was very happy with the wickets,” Nurse said. “I won’t say I was happy with the bowling because I bowled some bad balls in between but it was nice to get the Pakistan wickets when they were really going helter skelter at the back end, and it was nice to come back even in the last 10 overs and get some wickets.”Coming in to bat with West Indies needing 50 off 33 balls, Nurse went after Pakistan’s quick bowlers in the end overs, buoyed by the fact that he had been striking the ball well in the nets.“Jason was hitting the ball really nicely and he came out to rotate the strike,” Nurse said. “I was hitting the ball well in the nets so I knew my form was good and I just kept trying to hit the ball nice and straight and I backed myself to get the ball past the boundary and also give him the strike.”The second ODI will be played at Providence today.(Cricinfo)
QPR managed to frustrate their opponents during the first half at St James’ Park.Rangers, with Fabio, Anton Ferdinand and Esteban Granero brought into the starting line-up, have so far spent much of the game soaking up pressure.Numerous clearances from the ever-dependable Ryan Nelsen helped keep Newcastle at bay.And Fabio’s well-timed challenge denied Papiss Cisse as the Magpies striker bore down on goal.QPR: Green, Ferdinand, Nelsen, Hill, Fabio, Mbia, Faurlin, Granero, Mackie, Taarabt, Cisse.Subs: Murphy, Diakite, Traore, Derry, Wright-Phillips, Onuoha, Hoilett.Click here for our Newcastle v QPR quiz 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Scott Donnelly has joined Margate from Havant & Waterlooville.The Hammersmith-born 28-year-old, who started his career at QPR, has signed a one-year deal at the Kent club.He made 14 first-team appearances for Rangers before being signed by Aldershot in 2007.Donnelly was later signed by Swansea City, where he spent two years, before spending a year at Wycombe.Margate are managed by Nikki Bull, who was also at QPR as a youngster.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device UPDATE: Abram has been placed on injured reserve, Jon Gruden says. Read the updated story here.ALAMEDA — The Raiders came out of their win over the Denver Broncos feeling fortunate about cornerback Gareon Conley, but could have a serious injury issue with safety Johnathan Abram.Abram hurt his shoulder in a 24-16 win over the Denver Broncos, and there is a possibility of surgery and being placed on injured reserve, …
1 August 2012 South Africa’s unemployment rate dropped to 24.9% in the second quarter of 2012, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) reported in its latest quarterly labour force survey, released in Pretoria on Tuesday. The unemployment rate fell by 0.3% from 25.2% in the first quarter of the year, and by 0.8% year-on-year from 25.7% in June 2011. Stats SA deputy director-general Kefiloe Masiteng attributed the change to an increase in employment in the formal sector. “Between the first and second quarters, formal sector employment increased by 62 000 jobs while informal sector employment decreased by 21 000 jobs,” Masiteng said in a statement. “Employment in agriculture decreased by 18 000, while employment in private households remained virtually unchanged – it rose by 2 000 – in the same period.” Compared to the same quarter last year, the number of employed South Africans in the formal sector increased by 4.1% or 373 000. “The growth in formal sector jobs was mainly driven by the community and social services industry,” Masiteng said. It boasted the creation of 183 000 jobs. Construction and mining also fared well, with 26 000 and 21 000 more people employed in each industry respectively. Four of the country’s nine provinces also marked a drop in unemployment levels. “The biggest decrease in the unemployment rate was observed in Limpopo with 1.7 percentage points, Mpumalanga with 1.4 percentage points and KwaZulu-Natal with 0.7 of a percentage point,” Masiteng said. Despite these improvements, there were still areas where improvement was needed. “Approximately 4.5-million persons were looking for work in the second quarter of 2012, of which 3-million (or 67,8%) have been looking for work for a period of 1 year or longer,” she said. Also of concern was the number of South African graduates without jobs. “Despite overall levels of unemployment declining year-on-year, the number of unemployed persons increased by 24 000 among those with tertiary education.” SAinfo reporter
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Right now we are sidedressing corn around McComb because it is just not fit to plant around Putnam County yet. It is cold and wet. The top inch is dry but underneath it is cold and wet in that heavy Paulding clay. There are some people doing tillage trying to fluff it up.I still have 16 acres of corn to plant and 150 acres of beans in the same neighborhood that is just not ready. We’re going to wait even though there is a chance of rain every day next week. It looks like there is going to be some replanting for some of the guys who planted on Mother’s Day and it looks like we are going to have to replant a 40-acre soybean test plot I custom planted. We have excellent corn stands, though. They are beautiful.We have one field that was no-tilled into radishes and there are slug problems there so I am going to be spraying that — probably 25 acres of the 45-acre field. The slugs are small yet but they can destroy a field pretty fast.There are few guys who sprayed some fungicide on their wheat but I just was not seeing the disease pressure out there. I think I am going to wait and spray Prosaro for head scab, maybe late next week, depending on the rain. I have an early variety coming into head now.The first cutting of hay is going down now. And it looks like most of the tomato guys in the area are getting finished up with planting. I would guess they are 80% done. Most of the corn is planted but I would only say half the beans or so are planted in Putnam County. Hancock County and Van Wert County look like they are a little further ahead.This looks like a year where you need a rain gauge in every field.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The fifth annual Ohio AgriBusiness Association Industry Conference started yesterday, focusing on framing the future of Ohio agriculture through a variety of speakers and sessions.OABA members, along with other industry professionals heard from leading experts, educators and researchers. The Industry Networking Dinner and Annual Meeting Feb. 1 was held last night with keynote speaker Mark Jewell, who turns stories from his Minnesota farm past into relevant lessons today.In addition to Jewell, the speaker lineup represented a wide array of agribusinesses, higher education institutions and organizations located in Ohio and across the country, including Wells Fargo, AgroLiquid, INTL FCStone, Inc., Monsanto, Nutrients for Life Foundation, The Ohio State University, Iowa State University and University of Illinois. Attendees learned about topics including building relationships with the general public, an update on Ohio’s legislative outlook and a broad look at the growing industry of biologicals in agricultural production.Here are some highlights from yesterday’s speakers:OABA Mark Fritz talks 4Rs with Dale MinyoOABA Harriet Wegmeyer with Dale MinyoOABA Chris Henny on the overall meeting with Dale MinyoOABA Andy Swerlein with Dale MinyoOABA David Barrett speaking with Dale Minyo
Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Here at GBA, we have consistently advised readers who plan to install a heat-recovery ventilator (HRV) or an energy-recovery ventilator (ERV) to install dedicated ventilation ductwork rather than trying to distribute ventilation air through their heating and cooling ducts. That advice won’t seem particularly burdensome if your house doesn’t have any heating and cooling ducts — as is typical in a home with ductless minisplits or a hydronic heating system and no central air conditioning.But if your house already has heating and cooling ducts, you may instinctively rebel at GBA’s advice, muttering, “Why can’t I use the ducts that I’ve already got?”Here are the reasons:In the past, I often endorsed the use of exhaust-only ventilation systems in small homes with simple floor plans. Increasingly, however, I’ve become convinced that we need to pay better attention to indoor air quality, especially in bedrooms. It turns out that bedrooms in homes with exhaust-only ventilation systems usually don’t get enough fresh air. So anyone who cares about bedroom air quality probably needs an HRV or ERV with dedicated ventilation ductwork.If your HRV has dedicated ventilation ductwork — a type of ventilation system that is sometimes called a “fully ducted” system — the HRV will usually deliver fresh air to the living room and bedrooms, while simultaneously exhausting stale air from bathrooms (and sometimes from the laundry room or kitchen). With fully ducted systems, fresh air delivery and stale air extraction happen in the rooms where the system designer intends these events to occur. These systems use less energy than systems connected to heating or cooling ductwork, and they are far easier to commission and balance.If you intend to pull stale air from your kitchen, remember that a range hood should never be connected to…
zoom Dry bulk shipping company Golden Ocean Group Limited (GOGL) has taken delivery of the first two dry bulkers from the batch ordered in March this year.The vessels in question are 2013-built Q Sue and 2014-built Q Kaki, which will now be renamed Golden Sue and Golden Kaki.The batch is comprised of 16 dry bulk vessels which were agreed to be acquired in the form of an all-share transaction where the company would issue in aggregate 17.8 million consideration shares and assume debt of USD 285.2 million.Q Kaki; Image Courtesy: Quintana ShippingOf the 16 vessels to be acquired, 14 will be acquired from subsidiaries of Quintana Shipping, and two ice class Panamax vessels will be acquired from subsidiaries of Seatankers, an affiliate of Hemen Holding, the company’s largest shareholder.To that end, Golden Ocean said that it has issued 1.6 million consideration shares to Quintana Shipping and associated companies in exchange for the two vessels.Following this transaction, the company’s issued share capital is USD 5,843,649.6 divided into 116,872,992 issued shares, each with a nominal value of USD 0.05.The acquired vessels’ average age is four years in line with GOGL’s rest of the fleet. The acquisition comes at a time of very favorable prices of second-hand vessels enticing many owners to venture into fleet expansion.