Friends pitching in to save a home in Bulimba after flooding on January 13, 2011. Picture: Eddie Safarik/AFP. Top regions for affordable property Rental market tightens in Brisbane Brisbane’s most crowded suburbs Mr Peleg said the financial risk was now considered to be lower than before the 2011 floods.“That’s why we have insurance companies. And while they have revised their product offerings and premiums, which no doubt will be quite high, it is still possible to get insurance.”While Fig Tree Pocket reigned supreme (52.7 per cent), price growth was solid in 18 other suburbs including Bulimba (44.7 per cent), Yeronga (42.4 per cent), New Farm (40.5 per cent), Tennyson (40 per cent), Indooroopilly (39.8 per cent) and Windsor (38.8 per cent). Houses in the suburb of Yeronga submerged by flood waters on January 13, 2011. House price growth in the area has bounced back to outperform the rest of Brisbane. Picture: Jonathan Wood/Getty Images.BRISBANE suburbs devastated by record floods in 2011 have sprung back to beat the rest of the housing market, with one growing at double Brisbane’s five-year average.New analysis has found that in 19 of the 20 suburbs affected by floods, house price growth was now outperforming the rest of the Brisbane market.RiskWise Property Research found 95 per cent of the suburbs affected have gone on to deliver strong double digit capital growth over five years, with the top suburb Fig Tree Pocket notching a massive 52.7 per cent, double that of Brisbane 26.7 five-year average.RiskWise CEO Doron Peleg said demand for properties in those suburbs far outweighed any concerns over flooding — especially given 2011 was considered “a once-in-a-50-year event”.“That makes these homes a risk people are willing to accept.” Police patrolling flooded Fig Tree Pocket streets in 2011. Picture: Jono Searle.Also notching capital growth in the thirties were Hamilton (35.7 per cent), Norman Park (34.8 per cent), Corinda (34.7 per cent), Auchenflower (31.5 per cent) and Wilston (31.3 per cent).Only one suburb of the 20 was running below Brisbane’s 26.7 per cent five-year average, with Pinkenba sitting just half that pace on 11.8 per cent.Mr Peleg said the results defied post-2011 flood perceptions that the areas would see very poor capital growth and negative buyer reaction.“Our research has shown the reality is completely different and the demand for them has eclipsed the negative perception. This is because these high-flood areas are truly well located on the river which is in high demand.”He said some areas had also been rezoned which made them attractive to developers. House Price 5-Year Growth in 2011 Flood Affected Areas: Fig Tree Pocket (52.7 per cent)More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours agoBulimba (44.7 per cent)Yeronga (42.4 per cent)New Farm (40.5 per cent)Tennyson (40 per cent)Indooroopilly (39.8 per cent)Windsor (38.8 per cent)Hamilton (35.7 per cent)Norman Park (34.8 per cent)Corinda (34.7 per cent)Auchenflower (31.5 per cent)Wilston (31.3 per cent)Fairfield (29.8 per cent)Kenmore (29.4 per cent)Herston (28.8 per cent)Albion (28.6 per cent)Sherwood (28.4 per cent)Milton (27.9 per cent)East Brisbane (26.8 per cent)Pinkenba (11.8 per cent) Source: Riskwise Property, CoreLogic Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 3:17Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -3:17 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p480p480p256p256p228p228pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenMichelle Hele’s May market wrap03:17
SULLIVAN — The Sumner boys’ tennis team (6-7) beat Dexter (4-9) in the Class C North preliminary round of the playoffs on Tuesday to advance to the quarterfinals on Thursday.Sumner, the No. 7 seed, defeated No. 10 Dexter 3-2.For singles, William Strauch of Dexter beat Mike Allen 6-1, 6-1; Noah Goldfarb of Sumner beat Chandler Perkins 6-0, 7-5; and Will Quinn of Sumner beat Nick Hershbine 6-2, 6-3.For doubles, Sam Tracy and Finn Russet of Sumner beat John Lane and George Lewis 6-3, 6-2; and Hunter Speed and Tyler Levesque of Dexter beat Austin Rumill and Neil Wilpan 6-2, 6-0.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textSumner will face No. 2 Orono in the quarterfinals.The No. 8 MDI boys (8-5) defeated No. 9 Presque Isle (8-5) 5-0 in Tuesday’s Class B North prelim.For singles, Kaleb Payson beat Denny Young 6-2, 6-2; Teddy Geary beat Byron Wilson 6-2, 6-4; and Drake Janes beat Andre Daigle 6-2, 6-3.For doubles, Jimmy Carroll and Max Craigo beat Colin Daigle and Jordan Bonville 1-6, 7-5, 6-4; and Gabe Michael and Derek Collin beat Mason Young and Tyler Ayotte 7-6 (7-4), 6-2.MDI will play No. 1 John Bapst (12-0) in the quarterfinals.Other teams that advanced to the quarterfinals with byes in the preliminary round include the George Stevens Academy boys’ and girls’ teams and the MDI girls.In the Class C North quarterfinals, the No. 1 GSA boys (10-2) will host No. 9 Piscataquis (5-6-1); and the No. 2 GSA girls will host either No. 10 Deer Isle-Stonington (5-7) or No. 7 Orono(11-1).In the Class B North quarterfinals, the No. 5 MDI girls (10-2) will at play No. 4 Camden Hills (12-0).
PITTSBURGH — Here we go again.For the 35th time (playoffs included) in the last 16 years, the Ravens and Steelers renew what’s become the NFL’s best rivalry as Baltimore looks for its first regular-season sweep since 2006 and control of the AFC North at the midway point of the season.The Ravens are playing on Sunday Night Football for the second time this season after beating the Jets, 34-17, in Baltimore on Oct. 2. Baltimore is 3-1 in the nationally-televised Sunday night game in the John Harbaugh era but is playing a Sunday night game on the road for the first time since NBC purchased the rights to the NFL’s most prestigious prime-time game.Both teams made roster moves on Saturday as the Ravens waived cornerback Bryan McCann and promoted linebacker Chavis Williams to the 53-man roster. With cornerbacks Jimmy Smith and Chris Carr and return specialist David Reed returning from injuries in recent weeks, the seldom-used McCann became expendable. Williams gives the Ravens some extra depth at linebacker and on special teams with Dannell Ellerbe still sidelined with a hamstring injury and Prescott Burgess going on injured reserve earlier this week.The Steelers placed punter Daniel Sepulveda on injured reserve and signed Jeremy Kapinos to their 53-man roster. Sepulveda had injured his right knee in practice this week, and Kapinos replaces him on the Pittsburgh roster for the second straight year.Pittsburgh is wearing their throwback uniforms tonight (black jerseys, white pants, and gold helmets) while the Ravens are dressed in white jerseys and white pants this evening.Left guard Ben Grubbs is active tonight for the first time since Week 1 when he played against the Steelers in Baltimore. There is no official word whether he’ll start, but the Ravens wouldn’t be required to disclose that information since he is already listed as the starter on the depth chart. Here are tonight’s inactives …BaltimoreWR Tandon DossCB Chykie BrownRB Anthony AllenTE Kris WilsonLB Sergio KindleWR Lee EvansLB Dannell EllerbePittsburghLB LaMarr WoodleyWR Emmanuel SandersG Doug LegurskyLB James FarriorQB Dennis DixonOT Jamon MeredithNT Chris Hoke
In the world of sports, we are in a time without precedent and without a compass. We are lost in the woods, with no idea how to find our way out.The NBA was the first domino, canceling its season, followed by the NHL, the NCAA’s men’s and women’s March Madness tournaments, Major League Baseball spring training, scouting trips by the NFL, NASCAR, and everybody else. Across the world, India is shutting down cricket while UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) has postponed the 2020 European Football Championship until 2021 and England’s Premier League is closed.Now we prepare for a life without sports, a stunning development.Sports kept going during two world wars and the 1918 influenza pandemic. Sports have always helped keep up morale and some modicum of normalcy during times of crisis.During the first World War, Woodrow Wilson said, “I hope that sports will be continued as a real contribution to the national defense.” Franklin Roosevelt spoke similarly during World War II.The influenza pandemic of 1918 infected 500 million people, one-third of the world’s population at the time, and killed an estimated 50 million including 675,000 in the United States. Unlike the coronavirus, high mortality rates occurred in the twenty-to-forty-years-old age range, and officials became wildly concerned, with public gatherings strongly discouraged. While MLB’s season ended right before the pandemic erupted, the 1918 World Series saw the banning of the “spitball” due to health concerns.And yet, it wasn’t cancelled—despite multiple players dying after contracting the flu, and the famed Babe Ruth contracting it twice.Even 9/11 only delayed NFL games by one week. This is different because, instead of sports becoming a distraction from national calamity, sports teams could have become a traveling road show of disease clusters, a band of Patient Zeros, traveling from city to city, infecting fans along the way. This is why it took Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert testing positive for COVID-19, and spreading the disease to his All-Star teammate Donovan Mitchell, to wake the sports world up to the reality that it was not immune. In one day, the NBA went from merely saying that players should fist bump instead of high-fiving fans, to shutting the whole multibillion-dollar operation down.This was the correct decision when it comes to public safety, but it comes with its own set of costs, like the low-wage stadium and arena workers who now have no income at all. Several players have stepped up—including Zion Williamson, the nineteen-year-old rookie for the New Orleans Pelicans—and pledged to pay the stadium workers out of their own pockets.But it really should be the billionaire owners who step up and offer paid leave to all employees, as a smattering of franchise owners have done.Most of these teams play in publicly funded sports cathedrals that were built with promises of job creation. It was always a specious argument since the sports world offers mostly seasonal work. But now is the time for sports-team owners to make good on their assurances that stadiums would help working people, not leave them destitute. Tony Ressler, the majority owner of the Atlanta Hawks, announced in mid-March that he would guarantee the wages of arena staff. “We have a pretty clear set of priorities in this kind of remarkable time that we’re living through,” Ressler said.“Protecting our fans, protecting our employees, and protecting the reputation of our league, all of which is important. But let there be no confusion: that means taking care of all of our employees, our full-time, our part-time.” What is truly remarkable and utterly unacceptable is that all franchise owners across sports have not followed suit. These billionaires need to show some sense of responsibility. They should not have to be shamed into doing so.For now, we do not know how long we will be a world without sports. The best we can do is stay healthy, follow the advice we are getting from trusted sources—that is, not from the President—and wait for the time when we can join together once again in collective joy. That’s more than sports. That’s just being human. But to experience that once again, we first need to survive.
The victorious Glenree Utd teamBallyare football grounds was the setting for the girls u14 shield final between Glenree Utd and Kilmac Utd on Saturday. The brilliant football played from these two very competitive teams resulted in a great final match.While all these young ladies were stars in their own right for making it to the final it was Glenree utd that performed brilliantly on the day with a 5 – 1 result in their favour at the final whistle with goals from Emer Sweeney, Laura Dugera, Emer Friel, and two goals from Lauren Carr. All of the Glenree team counted when it mattered.In goals for Glenree was young Claire Friel who made a number of great saves during the match, a great defense of Siobhan Sweeney, Megan McGee, Niamh and Michelle McDevitt. Midfield consisted of Lauren Carr, Emer Friel, Lisa Dugera while up front we had Laura Dugera, Emer Sweeney and Thea Duffy.Subs on the day included, Aisling Green, Emily Pastor and sisters Niamh and Chloe Curran who played superbly also.Many thanks to all the parents and supporters who followed this team giving them lots of support and encouragement during the year. Finally a special thanks to coach Cathal McGinley for all his hard work, dedication, and belief in this young team and helping them achieve their potential.Report submitted by Glenree UtdSOCCER: GLENREE BEAT KILMAC IN U14-SHIELD-FINAL was last modified: August 11th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:Glenree UtdKilmac UtdUnder 14 SHield Final
The ability to examine original proteins in off-the-shelf fossils should tell you something about evolutionary timescales.Scientists found original collagen in the fossil of a giant beaver sitting on a shelf in the New York State Museum. PhysOrg hints they were surprised:“Paleoproteomics is a young field. We don’t yet know the full potential of the information it may offer us, and one barrier to that is the supply of fossils we can call upon for research,” said Deepak Vashishth, professor of biomedical engineering and director of the Rensselaer Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies. “In developing these techniques, we’re creating new value in fossils that are already on exhibit, or sitting in storage waiting for a purpose.”No date is given for the evolutionary age of the fossil that was discovered and given to the museum 170 years ago.* It’s been collecting dust all this time, and was coated with varnish, so they took samples from inside the nostril. Lo and behold, collagen from the long-dead beaver was found. But instead of asking how the protein could survive in a fossil, they scientists are only focused on how the study of paleoproteins could shed light on evolution:“Now imagine if we were able to build up a database of post-translational modification to ancient organisms, we could begin to make inferences about evolutionary changes, or use them in protein engineering to look at how function in the ancient protein compares to that same protein in living animals.”It wasn’t long ago that scientists thought proteins and other original biological material could not last long in fossils.*The paper lists the radiocarbon dates as 10,500 years BP. However, unlike mammoth specimens in permafrost, this specimen in New York was readily exposed to the elements:Three layers occur above the skull, which were originally described as follows from the surface: (i) ‘vegetable soil’ (0.5–0.75 m thick) with heavy tree growth; (ii) a plant-rich (i.e. twigs, leaves, plant fragments) layer of fine sand with some clay (up to 1 m thick); and (iii) peat (over 1 m thick) including wood, bark, leaves and tree trunks.Secularist hearts are harder than the bones they handle, and more fossilized. (Visited 147 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
21 December 2012The liberation leaders and activists who served on Robben Island prison came alive on a London stage in July 2012 in a staged reading of The Robben Island Bible – inspired by a disguised copy of the Complete Works of Shakespeare – that highlighted the power and resonance of the South African story.The reading of the script by Matthew Hahn, an American-born playwright and drama lecturer who has interviewed eight of the surviving Robben Island prisoners, took place at the Southbank Centre, one of the world’s leading entertainment centres, in an event co-sponsored by Brand South Africa.At the centre of The Robben Island Bible story are the men who were forced to work long hours chipping stones from the island quarry over three decades. But in their spare time they debated strategy to overthrow apartheid, and eventually studied and read whatever they could find to assist in the process.‘The Bible by William Shakespeare’One of the books that they read and debated for many hours was a copy of the Complete Works of William Shakespeare which was sent to Sonny Venkatrathnam, a prisoner from the Unity Movement in the 1970s who lives with his wife and family in Durban, by his wife Theresa.The book was initially impounded but later returned to Venkatrathnam when he convinced a sympathetic warder that it was the “the Bible by William Shakespeare’. Coming from the Hindu faith, Venkatrathnam later disguised the cover of the book with Diwali (Hindu festival of light) greeting cards.The book became one of the most treasured documents on the island.Six months before he left the island in 1977 Venkatrathnam asked his 32 fellow- prisoners in the single-cell section which included the most senior leadership figures of the liberation movements, to choose their favourite passage from Shakespeare and sign their name alongside their chosen quote.Julius Caesar, Hamlet and The Tempest emerged as the most popular and keenly debated texts, focusing on issues such as loyalty, betrayal and assassination and what the legacy would be of the assassination of evil dictators.Robben Island’s ‘Reading Revolution’The staged reading of The Robben Island Bible was preceded by a passionate introduction to the evening by South African author Ashwin Desai, who recently published Reading Revolution: Shakespeare on Robben Island (Unisa press, 2012).As Desai notes in his book: “There was a camaraderie on the island, political discussions amid the struggle to survive. For Venkatrathnam, there was Shakespeare.”Venkatrathnam’s interest in Shakespeare had been intensified by an essay he wrote at university on the jesters in Shakespeare’s plays.Desai: “The prison setting suddenly made so many lines resonate with new meaning.”Following the staged reading was a lively panel chaired by South African actress Pamela Nomvete, with Hahn and Desai and one of the actors, South African-born Vincent Ebrahim of the Kumars fame, with many questions from the packed audience of some 300 people. The conversations went well into the night at a reception hosted by Brand South Africa.Desai spoke about the importance of the Robben Island prisoners as an example to the youth of today and their relevance to the current heated debates going on about the form and structure of South Africa’s future economic and political models and the need to honour the spirit, integrity and vision of the men on Robben Island.Inclusivity and tolerance was a strong theme, and it was moving in the extract from Hahn’s script to see the full spectrum of liberation leaders presented discussing their chosen quotes from Shakespeare: Eddie Daniels from the Liberal Party; Saths Cooper from the black consciousness movement; Neville Alexander from the Unity Movement; Theo Cholo, Michael Dingake, Govan Mbeki, Walter Sisulu, Ahmed Kathrada and Nelson Mandela from the ANC; Kwede mohlobe (Kailipi) from the Pan Africanist Congress.Desai is passionate that the example of the Robben Islanders should be used to spark a reading revolution in South Africa which informs the debate about South Africa’s future in the same way that the study of Shakespeare and other texts on Robben Island informed the anti-apartheid struggle and helped win freedom for all.Playwright ‘inspired’ by Robben Island survivorsHahn, who first read about the Robben Island Bible in a brief mention in the late Anthony Sampson’s authorised biography of Mandela, admits that his life has been changed by the inspiration he has experienced interviewing eight of the surviving Robben Island prisoners.He visited South Africa again recently to pursue his vision of drama and the arts being used as a major tool for development of the country and its people.Hahn’s staged reading was first performed at the Richmond theatre in London in 2009 in collaboration with iconic South African actor John Kani.Greg Doran, the artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and his partner Sir Anthony Sher, were instrumental in getting the Robben Island Bible to Stratford- on-Avon for a major Shakespeare exhibition in 2006.Doran’s production of Julius Caesar, the first-ever RSC production with an all-black cast, drew capacity audiences in British theatres this year, and a filmed version has been shown on BBC television.Shakespeare was at the centre of Britain’s Cultural Olympiad, an arts and culture outreach which coincided with the hosting of the 2012 Olympics in London.Robben Island bible at British Museum exhibitionThe Robben Island bible, on loan to the British Museum, was a centre-piece in the hugely successful exhibition “Shakespeare: Staging the World”, which ran at the British Museum from 19 July through to 25 November.The internationally renowned director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, focused in May on the Robben Island bible in the last of a 20-part series of BBC radio programmes highlighting 20 objects on display in the Shakespeare exhibition.He said it was one of the most powerful examples of Shakespeare’s legacy that his writings could be of such influence in a political prison at the southern tip of Africa more than 400 years after his birth.Dora Thornton, the curator of the exhibition, noted: “The book was used in the same way as the Bible has been used down the ages: as a constant reference for debating the moral issues of the day.”Telling South Africa’s unique storyThe engagement of the audience at the Southbank Centre was a powerful reminder that the South African story is the rock on which the South African brand is built and the medium through which South Africans’ unique experience of turning adversity into triumph can be best communicated globally.We may have gold and amazing scenery, mountains, sunshine, beaches and game parks, and we are thankful for that. But it is the people of South Africa who move and inspire the world with their achievements, human spirit and determination not to settle for second best however difficult it may be getting there.Just as the writings of Shakespeare resonate around the world 400 years after his life, so will the readings and debates of the Robben Island prisoners will resonate for centuries to come.All the more so when we learn to take ownership of the richness of our own heritage and treasure and showcase priceless symbols and objects such as the Robben Island bible, which is becoming such a source of inspiration to audiences in Britain and the rest of the world.John Battersby is UK country manager of Brand South Africa and a former newspaper editor and foreign correspondent. Brand South Africa co-sponsored the Robben Island Bible event, which was programmed by the Southbank Centre and the Nelson Mandela Centre at the Museum for African Art in New York City.
ATHENS (AP) — Marko Marin’s 63rd-minute goal gave defending champion Olympiakos a 1-0 win Sunday over Giannena as it returned to the top of the Greek league.Marin scored with a powerful drive from just outside the area into the left corner.Almost 10 minutes later, Karim Ansarifard’s equally strong drive hit the crossbar. Replays showed the ball clearly crossing the goal-line before bouncing back out, but the referee waved play on.At the season’s halfway point, Olympiakos is a point ahead of AEK and PAOK. Atromitos is a further point behind.AEK was held to a 0-0 home draw by 14th-place Apollon, and PAOK won 1-0 at Platanias. Both games were played on Saturday.Also Sunday, Panathinaikos drew 1-1 at Xanthi, Larissa beat host Lamia 2-0 and Asteras vs. Panetolikos ended 0-0.TweetPinShare0 Shares
Chelsea to report Bayern Munich over Hudson-Odoi situationby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea are not happy with Bayern Munich.And the club are set to report the German giants to FIFA over the possible transfer of Callum Hudson-Odoi.They will look to see if there is a chance that Bayern have been tapping up the English youngster.And Goal.com suggests if they find evidence, they will take it to FIFA.Hudson-Odoi has been the subject of several offers from Bayern this winter, but Chelsea want to keep their star.Even Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic said to reporters they were interested in Hudson-Odoi.”He’s a very interesting player that we really want to sign,” Salihamidzic said. “He has qualities that suit our game. He’s a strong dribbler, fast, and carries a goal threat.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
Japanese great Keisuke Honda offers himself to Man Utdby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveJapanese great Keisuke Honda has made a ‘come and get me’ plea to Manchester United.Now 33, Honda is seeking one final great experience – no matter the terms – before hanging up his boots.“Make me an offer. I don’t need money, but I want to play in a great team with great teammates!” wrote Honda on social media.The striker, once of AC Milan, is currently a free agent. In 2018, he combined his career in Australia at Melbourne Victory with his work as head coach of the Cambodian national team.Give me an offer. I don’t need money but I need to play with great team and great team mate! @ManUtd@ManUtd_JP— KeisukeHonda (@kskgroup2017) September 27, 2019 TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say