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BoS takes over funding of £1bn Docklands project

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Brisbane house price growth set to slow as unemployment and interest rate rises begin to bite

first_imgBrisbane home values are set to slow over the next two years. Picture: Darren England.Ms Dabbs said the property slowdown was set to occur across the country over the next two years.Home values across the capital cities are tipped to rise 5.6 per cent nationally in 2017, compared with 7.9 per cent in 2016, according to the report.“Although Queensland’s economy is doing relatively well, we’re seeing tighter lending criteria from the regulator and that’s likely to limit growth,” she said.“We’re also expecting in 2018 a further slowdown driven by a likely increase in interest rates.”She said Moody’s was expecting the Reserve Bank of Australia to increase interest rates in 2018, but it was likely the major banks would continue to raise rates out of step with the RBA.The CoreLogic-Moody’s Analytics Australian Home Value Index Forecast provides a quarterly projection of residential home values across the country over the next 10 years. Hobart is predicted to lead the country when it comes to price growth in 2017, with home values tipped to rise by 9.2 per cent. Brisbane home values are set to slow in next two years. Pic Darren England.BRISBANE home values will hit the brakes this year as the mining slowdown continues to weigh on jobs growth, according to the CoreLogic-Moody’s Home Value Index Forecast.The report predicts house prices in the city to grow by 3.3 per cent in 2017, after rising 4.5 per cent the year before.In 2018, Brisbane houses are tipped to rise in value by just 1.2 per cent.Moody’s is partly blaming the Brisbane market cool-off on a slowdown in mining activity, which it says is driving the jobless rate higher and resulting in a slump in private investment. Queensland’s unemployment rate is currently the highest in the country at 6.7 per cent, according to the latest Bureau of Statistics data.Apartment values are set to slow more sharply than house values and are predicted to remain flat in 2017, according to the report. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE “A lot of that has to do with supply coming on line in the next 12 to 24 months,” Moody’s Analytics economist Emily Dabbs said.But the outlook for the state is brighter, with Moody’s predicting the property market to recover from 2018 onwards, supported by population growth, rising tourism and higher coal prices.Moody’s forecast is more optimistic than National Australia Bank’s, with its latest Residential Property Survey predicting Brisbane house prices to rise by just 1 per cent this year.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020 These are the Queensland areas tipped for above average property price growth last_img read more

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John E. Burris

first_imgJohn E. Burris, 74, of Greensburg passed away on Friday, January 27, 2017 at Arbor Grove Village in Greensburg.  John was born on October 9, 1942 in Franklin County to John Riley and Lula Mae (Baker) Burris.  John had many different jobs throughout his life, which included tree trimming, he had his own plumbing business, and he worked for Randall’s Textron, BCA, and Delta Faucet, all in Greensburg, and he most recently worked for Wal-Mart in the maintenance department. John was most known for his great love for coon hunting. He was a coon hunting fanatic, winning many contests and he was even featured in a story in the Coon Hunter Magazine. He was a veteran of the United States Army. On December 29, 1962, he married Eilene Venter and she survives.John is also survived by his son; Jeff Kraus, Greensburg, two daughters; Jennifer (Terry) Black, Greensburg, Michelle Ricke, Greensburg, 3 brothers; Phillip (Sarah) Burris, Connersville, Charles Burris, Connersville, James (Susette) Burris, Indianapolis, 3 sisters; Juanita Russel, Connersville, Lois Martin, Tennessee, Laura Lee Burris, Connersville, 4 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister; Jeanette Stevens.  Visitation will be at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 31 from 1-3pm followed by Funeral Services at 3 pm with Rev. John Meyer officiating.  Burial and military graveside rites will follow at South Park Cemetery in Greensburg.  Memorials can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.Online condolences can be made at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

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Mr. Edward Francis “Eddie” Thompson

first_imgMr. Edward Francis “Eddie” Thompson, age 77, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on October 7, 1939 in New York, New York, the son of the late, James Michael and Florence (Grieser) Thompson. He was raised in New York and Lynhurst, New Jersey where he attended school. Eddie was united in marriage on November 10, 1957 in New York, New York to Jeannie Marie Jurgensen and to this union arrived eight children to bless their home. Eddie and Jeannie shared nearly 60 years of marriage together until his death. He was employed as a pipefitter, plumber and steamfitter for Union Local #440 in Columbus, Indiana, retiring in 2001, after 30 years of service. Eddie resided in the Switzerland County community for the past 42 years. Eddie enjoyed remodeling their house, mowing his lawn and working. Eddie will be deeply missed by his loving family. Eddie passed away at 6:28 am, Monday, August 14, 2017, at the Norton Brownsboro Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.Eddie is survived by his loving wife of nearly 60 years: Jeannie Marie (Jurgensen) Thompson of Vevay, IN; his daughters: Elizabeth Barone and her husband: David of Lynhurst, NJ, Lori Browning and her husband: Myron of Vevay, IN, Cindy Purnell and her companion: Phil Markland of East Enterprise, IN, Kelly May and her husband: James of Vevay, IN, Tracey Thompson and her companion: Verle Lock of Vevay, IN and Michelle Ritch and her husband: Clayton of Vevay, IN; his sons: James Thompson and his wife: Jessica of Indianapolis, IN and Robert Thompson and his wife: Elka of Vevay, IN; his grandchildren: Jennifer, Melissa, Isiah, Simone, Gernot, Katrina, Ashley, Courtney, Preston, Blake, Destiny, Justin, Eddie, Luke, Michael, Haley, Chase, Cameron and Ella and his 17-great-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his parents: James Michael and Florence (Grieser) Thompson; his grandson: Mirco Wieczorek; his brothers: James and Robert James Thompson; his sister: Eileen Garland and his sister-in-law: Diana Thompson.Friends may call 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Thursday, August 17, 2017, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Private family funeral service.Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana. Memorial contributions may be made to Keeping Pace Cancer Fund % Community Foundation of Switzerland County. Cards are available at the funeral home.last_img read more

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Ocean’s Pettit Memorial pays $15,003 to IMCA Modified winner

first_imgWATSONVILLE, Calif. (Sept. 15) – The biggest IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified payday of the season will come at Ocean Speedway’s third annual Pat Pettit Memorial Shootout this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 20-21. The winner earns a hefty $15,003. The runner-up pockets $5,003 while third place is worth $2,003, fourth place pays $1,203 and fifth nets $1,103. A minimum of $503 will be paid to start the 22-car, 50-lap event.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Larry Shaw Racing Western Region, Allstar Performance State and local track points will be awarded.Heat races and a qualifying feature will be held on Friday; ‘B’ mains, a last-chance qualifier and the main event are scheduled Saturday. Entry fee is now $225.Sound restrictions will be strictly enforced and no IMCA cone mufflers will be allowed: Recommended for use is the Flowmaster 40 Series Delta Force Alcohol Race Muffler.Transponders and one-way radio receivers are also required. Pit pates open at 1 p.m., the grandstand opens at 4:30 p.m., hot laps are at 5 p.m. with racing to follow on Friday. The back gate opens at noon and the grandstand opens at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Racing follows 4 p.m. hot laps. Grandstand admission on Friday is $15 for adults, $14 for seniors and $12 for kids ages 6-12. A family pass (two adults and two kids) is $45. On Saturday, spectator admission is $17 for adults, $16 for seniors and $13 for kids. The family pass is $55.Kids ages five and under get in free both days.Pit passes are $40 for IMCA members and $45 for non-members. Kids 42” and over will be allowed in the pit area.Camping spots are available for $25 a night. The Best Western Rose Garden Inn (831 724-3367) is giving discounts to drivers making reservations for overnight stays.More information about the Pat Pettit Shootout is available by calling 831 662-WINN and at the website.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, American Stocks and Four Bangers complete the weekend card.last_img read more

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Napoleon Volunteer Fire Department schedules community breakfast

first_imgNapoleon, In. — The Napoleon Volunteer Fire Department invites the public to breakfast Sunday, April 7 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. The menu includes pancakes, sausage and biscuits & gravy.last_img

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47th Annual Music & Arts Festival Cancelled Due to Pandemic

first_imgBatesville, IN— The Batesville Music & Arts Festival Committee announced Monday that based on an abundance of caution and in conjunction with Governor Eric Holcomb’s Back On Track plan, the 2020 Music & Arts Festival has been canceled.The two-day festival was scheduled for June 18-19 and marked the 47th consecutive year of the festival that celebrates the arts, music, and culture in the Batesville area. The Back On Track plan recommends that large events such as festivals are to remain closed until July 4. “We fully appreciate this annual festival that has been a summer tradition in our city,” said Mayor Mike Bettice. “Our top priority is to protect our citizens and feel it is necessary at this time to postpone the Music & Arts Festival but fully expect to renew it in 2021.”The festival was scheduled to include the Batesville Area Arts Council, Miss Shannon’s Music Studio Children’s Music Show, Eureka Band, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Five Lights Band, WRBI and local restaurants.The dates for the 2021 festival will be announced in the near future.last_img read more

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Hammers agree Upton Park sale

first_imgWest Ham have agreed a deal to sell their Upton Park ground to a developer once the club have completed their move to the Olympic Stadium in 2016. The Galliard Group has been named as the successful bidder for the site, with West Ham saying they had chosen a developer with close links to the community and a plan to honour the history of the club as part of its development on the site. Hammers vice-chairman Karren Brady said: “We opted to reach an agreement with Galliard because they are a local London developer and employer with origins in east London. “We know they are committed to working closely with the local community and Newham Council on proposals to transform the site into a residential and retail village, which will benefit the local community and east London’s regional economy. “The deal demonstrates that we have been true to our word by securing the regeneration of two areas of east London through our move to the Olympic Stadium in 2016. “In addition, and most importantly for us, we can see that Galliard are passionate about working with West Ham United to engage their supporters to help deliver a fitting legacy that will honour the tradition of the famous ground. “We are confident that West Ham United fans will be excited about their vision and the way they plan to respect more than 100 years of West Ham history at Upton Park.” The Galliard Group plans to build new homes on the site as well as retail and leisure facilities with underground parking which would be completed by 2018. The group has also been in talks with the family of former West Ham and England captain Bobby Moore about the possibility of placing a landscaped garden named in his honour at the centre of the site. There are also plans for a statue of Moore and further artwork to commemorate the history of West Ham. Moore’s daughter Roberta Moore said: “I have always believed that there should be some form of permanent West Ham United presence at the Boleyn Ground site after the team leave and I’m really pleased that the centre point of the development is planned to be named in honour of my father. “Hopefully the new sculptures and buildings being proposed will also help ensure that a lasting legacy to the Club, my father and his team-mates is left at Upton Park.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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No problem between manager and Vincent Kompany claims Kevin de Bruyne

first_img Pellegrini expressed furstration that Kompany played for Belgium after a spell out injured last week and has surprisingly named him on the bench for the two City games since. Kompany appeared only as an injury time substitute in Wednesday’s Champions League win over Sevilla at the Etihad Stadium and Pellegrini has offered no guarantees the defender will return for Sunday’s derby at Manchester United. “At this level it is very difficult to put two people on one guy in the big games. If they do that somebody else will be free and get more chances to do something for us.” De Bruyne has already played in a variety of attacking positions in his fledgling City career and has proved highly effective in each of them. He has played on the left, the right, behind a central striker and finished against Sevilla as the centre forward. His versatility could become a highly effective weapon for City and he has no preference of role. He said: “It doesn’t matter. I have been thrown everywhere in my career. You can have one good game on the right, another on the left. “Centre forward is not something I am used to but I have done it a couple of times. If he (Pellegrini) asks me to do it I will do it.” De Bruyne is now looking forward to the derby but has no interest in personal glory. He said: “It doesn’t matter if I score or give an assist or do nothing. In the end the most important thing is to get the three points and that’s it.” Kevin de Bruyne does not think there are any issues between his club and country team-mate Vincent Kompany and their Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini. But after Kompany missed five games with a calf strain prior to the recent international break, De Bruyne thinks the manager might be being cautious. He said: “Vinny will play his games. I don’t know what they talked about together, so maybe Vinny will be there on Sunday. “I don’t know, that is something between the manager and him. Maybe he wants him to train a little bit to be fully fit without any risks. I don’t see any problems at the moment.” Kompany did not give media interviews after City beat Sevilla 2-1 with a late De Bruyne goal but did seem in good spirits as he left the stadium. “He is acting normal,” De Bruyne said. “I think everything is fine.” De Bruyne himself has been in superb form since his £54million August move from Wolfsburg. His injury-time winner against Sevilla was his fifth goal in seven starts and he could find himself a marked man in this weekend’s eagerly-anticipated Barclays Premier League clash at Old Trafford. But the 24-year-old said: “If they put maybe two people on me that means somebody else has more space. I think we have such a great team. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Arsenal “fighter” Joel Campbell will give Arsene Wenger a selection headache

first_img Wenger knows Campbell may be frustrated if he is dropped to the bench when other options return, but says that is part and parcel of playing for a team challenging for honours and does not intend to let him leave in January if any offers come in. “If you want to be in a top club today, you have to accept this competition,” he said. “Everybody wants to be a regular. I think he can become one.. “What is interesting for us is he adds some creativity in his passing and his vision. “He has power and is not scared to put his foot in. He’s creative. I could see that but the creativity is linked with the confidence. “You open your eyes when you feel really free to take the initiative. That was a bit of his problem. “I’m very keen to keep him here. A guy who comes here very young from Costa Rica, he has a learning process to the competition. “Week in, week out to fight every week. He went to Lorient, Olympiacos and Villarreal and he has learned how hard life is at the top level. Now he is ready and he is still young.” The Costa Rica international has impressed in recent weeks, having been given his longest stint in the Gunners’ side with the likes of Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Aaron Ramsey injured. The 23-year-old marked his first Premier League start with a goal in north London club’s the 3-0 win at Swansea and has also featured heavily in the Champions League, playing his part in Tuesday night’s victory over Dinamo Zagreb. Campbell joined Arsenal in 2011 but has largely spent his time out on loan, continuing his progression with spells at Lorient, Real Betis, Olympiacos and Villarreal. That has helped shape him into a player able of competing for a place in the side, with Wenger praising Campbell’s recent spell having decided to keep him at the Emirates Stadium this season. “Of course, you’re right,” the Arsenal boss replied when asked whether Campbell will provide a selection dilemma once everyone is fit. “At the end of the day, you decide what’s best for the team. Ramsey is coming back, of course, Alexis Sanchez being there, but it’s good to move Ramsey inside during a game and give Campbell the opportunity as well. “This season I didn’t want to give him out because he has a genuine team attitude and he’s a fighter. “What you want from him is to bring more offensively when he played and recently he has shown when he is confident he can produce the offensive quality as well being reliable on the team attitude. “He’s a fighter so that’s great for us. I smelt something with him that is very interesting. “The other night he has a positive attitude, he was not only playing safe.” Arsene Wenger admits Joel Campbell’s form will soon give him a selection headache as he welcomes a host of Arsenal players back. Press Associationlast_img read more

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