Super distancing: CBS keeps season protocols for big game

first_imgJim Nantz and Tony Romo were inseparable when CBS broadcast the Super Bowl two years ago. They won’t see each other next week until they are in the broadcast booth a couple hours before kickoff. Nantz and Romo arrived on Monday of Super Bowl week two years ago in Atlanta and had a busy schedule of watching practices, meeting with players and coaches, doing interviews, production meetings and various dinners. That won’t be the case this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Keeping announcers separated until game day has been CBS’ protocol this season.last_img

These are QLD’s top 10 suburbs for consistent capital growth

first_imgA bedroom in one of the units in The Jefferson at Palm Beach.First home buyers Scott Johnstone and Sarah Major have been renting in Palm Beach since 2015, but recently bought a unit off-the-plan in a new development called The Jefferson.“When Sarah and I decided to purchase our own home we had two pre-requisites — it needed to be in Palmy and it had to be by the beach,” Mr Johnstone said.“We thought we wouldn’t be able to afford a brand new apartment so close to the beach for at least 15 years but we were able to secure a two bedroom, two bathroom apartment in The Jefferson and we are absolutely thrilled.” This four-bedoom house at 15 Wienholt St, Auchenflower, is for sale for $1.1 million. A two-bedroom unit in this complex is available for offers over $399,000. This two-bedroom unit at 5/20 Mawarra St, Palm Beach, is for sale.Noosa Heads was the only suburb where double digit capital growth has been consistent for both units and houses over 12 months, three years and five years. HOUSE PRICES BOUNCE BACK STRONGER Main beach at Noosa, which has seen consistent capital growth in houses and units.IF YOU like to live beside the seaside, you’ll be happy to know it also pays handsomely.Three quarters of the top 10 suburbs for consistent capital growth in Queensland are by the beach, according to a new CoreLogic report.Houses in Tewantin and Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast all recorded double digit house price growth in the past year and around 40 per cent growth over the past five years. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE Interstate migrants are flocking to the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.The working class suburb of Underwood took out the top spot for Queensland in the report on Australia’s best-performing suburbs, with the Logan suburb’s median house price climbing nearly 25 per cent in the past 12 months and more than 57 per cent in the past five years to sit at $601,345. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours ago MEGA MANSION SELLS FOR $11M This three-bedroom house at 26 Wantima St, Noosa Heads, is on the market.CoreLogic senior research analyst Cameron Kusher said people who had bought in one of those coastal suburbs in the past 12 to 24 months would be sitting pretty.Mr Kusher said the latest statistics revealed interstate migrants were not just moving to Brisbane, they were also flocking to the Gold and Sunshine coasts.“I think some people in Brisbane are tending to move to the coast as well,” Mr Kusher said. “Suburbs there are highly desirable and until recently haven’t shown a lot of growth in values in the past decade. “People are now starting to see value in them.” A house on the water at 6 Yidney St, Maroochydore, is available for $649,000.Units in Palm Beach, Sunrise Beach and Noosaville have outperformed in the past year and longer term, with Palm Beach apartments increasing in price by more than 20 per cent in just the past 12 months and more than 50 per cent in five years. WINTER FEAST FOR PROPERTY BUYERS This four-bedroom house at 12 Mowie Close, Underwood, is on the market for offers over $539,000.Mr Kusher admitted it was a bit surprising given the suburb’s location, 17km from Brisbane’s CBD, but it’s affordability and access to the highway and Gold Coast made it attractive.“But its median (house) price is now up over $600,000, so it’s not really that cheap anymore,” he said.The suburb of Auchenflower also recorded strong capital growth of nearly 23 per cent in just the past 12 months to reach a median house price of more than $1 million. This brand new three-bedroom house at 6 Yidney St, Maroochydore, is available for $649,000. Inside the house at 15 Wienholt St, Auchenflower.Mr Kusher said Ashgrove, Toowong and Hawthorne had also performed strongly, reflecting demand for Brisbane’s inner city suburbs. The national report identified suburbs where the median value growth across 12 months, three years and five years had been higher than 18 per cent. Across the state, eight suburbs were identified as having capital growth of more than 15 per cent in the past year, 44 suburbs achieved that growth over the past three years and 48 suburbs recorded value growth of more than 15 per cent in the past five years.The question is whether these suburbs will continue to record consistent capital growth.“With Sydney and Melbourne slowing, you might see more people looking to cash out of those markets and look to southeast Queensland,” Mr Kusher said. This three-bedroom house at 26 Wantima St, Noosa Heads, is on the market for offers over $799,000. Scott Johnson and Sarah Major at Palm Beach, where they have bought a unit in The Jefferson at60 Jefferson Lane.Tony Holland of McGrath Estate Agents said half of the apartments in the Lacey Group development had sold to buyers under the age of 45, reflecting a new wave of residents now calling Palm Beach home.RiskWise Property Research chief executive Doron Peleg said lifestyle suburbs in coastal locations were outperforming other housing markets across the country, which explained the growing attraction of property on the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.“That’s part of a national trend we’re seeing of beachside suburbs enjoying increasingly stronger demand,” Mr Peleg said.TOP PERFORMING SUBURBS IN QLD Suburb Property type Median price 12 mth change 3 yr change 5 yr change 1. Underwood House $601,345 24.4% 30.9% 57.7% 2. Auchenflower House $1.1m 22.9% 18% 29.7%3. Noosa Heads House $1.03m 21.3% 36.9% 57.2% 4. Palm Beach Unit $471,758 20.2% 34.6% 52.2% 5. Sunrise Beach Unit $507,521 19.4% 38% 46.1%6. Noosa Heads Unit $789,150 18.3% 37% 44.7% 7. Tewantin House $577,942 16.2% 27.9% 39.4%8. Ashgrove House $1.02m 15% 20% 49.4% 9. Maroochydore House $610,635 14.9% 31.3% 41.2%10. Noosaville Unit $486,468 14.4% 22.4% 36.9%11. Loganlea House $391,469 14.3% 23.8% 43.8%12. Buddina House $768,715 14.2% 24.9% 43.1% 13. Reedy Creek House $774,948 14% 22.7% 47.7%14. Toowong House $901,431 13.6% 15.5% 28.8%15. Mudgeeraba Unit $399,637 13% 27.5% 37.8%16. Tallai House $868,162 12.6% 24.5% 33.7%17. Moggill House $573,618 12.6% 12.8% 32% 18. Varsity Lakes House $615,972 12.3% 23% 41.2%19. Logan Village House $608,096 12.1% 18.9% 39%20. Tugun House $659,733 12% 35.4% 50.2%(Source: CoreLogic)last_img read more

Husband begs court to see wife “one last time”

first_imgRemanded: Gavin GillThe accused in the Williamsburg, Corentyne, Berbice murder was arraigned for the death of his 20-year-old wife on Tuesday. However, during his court appearance, the man who allegedly hacked his wife to death begged the court to see her “one last time”.Gavin Gill appeared at the Albion Magistrate’s Court before Magistrate Renita Singh slapped with the capital offence of murder.It is alleged that on March 30, 2019, at Dr Tulsi Street, Williamsburg, he murdered his wife, Omawattie Gill.In court on Tuesday, the taxi driver told the court that he had been before the court previously for traffic offences and also on an armed robbery charge.Prosecutor Inspector Althea Solomon informed the court that the prosecution was ready to commence the Preliminary Inquiry, saying that the police were able to obtain a video confession from the accused.Gill then told the court that while in the lock-ups, he was given “something to drink” and cannot say who had brought it for him.He also alleged that he became unconscious and does not know what happened. However, when he regained consciousness, he was given something to sign. He also claimed that the police arrested his mother and as such, she was unable to secure legal representation for him.When asked whether he had any children, the accused broke down in tears and told the court that he is a father of three.Meanwhile, Gill asked the court for an opportunity to be able to see his wife “one last time” but Magistrate Singh told him that it was not possible since she is dead.The murder accused then requested permission to see his dead wife’s face for one minute before her funeral but again, Magistrate Singh denied the request.He was remanded to prison and the PI will start on April 23.Meanwhile, an autopsy performed on the body of Omawattie Gill on Monday gave the cause of death as a result of shock and haemorrhage due to multiple stab wounds.On Saturday last, Gill, a mother of one, was on her way to work when she was attacked by her husband.The woman was first hit with a vehicle her husband was driving and pitched about 25 feet before being stabbed and then chopped with a cutlass.The suspect reportedly lived in the US and returned to Guyana 17 months ago. The couple had been married for 14 months. According to relatives, Gill moved out of the matrimonial home with her seven-month-old baby after her husband became abusive.She had moved out two weeks prior to her death and was living with her mother and found employment one week later.At the time of her demise, she was on her way to work.The woman is expected to be cremated today while a vigil was held on Monday evening at the spot where she was killed.Dead: Omawattie Gilllast_img read more