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Browns fire head coach Freddie Kitchens after one season

May 8, 2021 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: idcoqljmx.

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail33ft/iStock(BEREA, Ohio) — The Cleveland Browns have fired head coach Freddie Kitchens after just one season leading the team.The Browns announced the move in a statement Sunday night, following the team’s 33-23 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.“We are disappointed in our results and feel a change is necessary,” Cleveland’s general manager, John Dorsey, said in a statement. “Freddie is a good man and good football coach. We wish he and his family nothing but success.”“We thank Freddie for his hard work and commitment to this organization but did not see the success or opportunities for improvement to move forward with him as our head coach,” Dee and Jimmy Haslam, the owners of the Browns, said in a joint statement.With Sunday’s loss to the Bengals, Cleveland ended the regular season with a 6-10 record, failing to reach the playoffs.“Our focus is on hiring an exceptional leader for this football team and we will take a comprehensive approach to this process. We are excited about the core players we have to build around and develop and we look forward to bringing in a strong head coach that will put this group of players in the best position to succeed,” the Haslams said in their statement.Kitchens, 45, marked the sixth head coach, including interims, that the Browns have had since the Haslams purchased the team in 2012.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. December 30, 2019 /Sports News – National Browns fire head coach Freddie Kitchens after one season Beau Lundcenter_img Written bylast_img read more

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Chevron to acquire Puma Energy’s Australian business for $292m

May 7, 2021 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: idcoqljmx.

first_img Image: Puma Energy to sell most of its Australian business to Chevron. Photo: courtesy of Jonathan Glynn-Smith/Wikimedia.org. Chevron has agreed to acquire Australian commercial and retail fuels business of Puma Energy for A$425m ($292m).Under the terms of the deal, the Australian arm of Chevron will acquire a network of petrol stations and fuel distribution businesses, including storage and import terminals in the country.Chevron downstream & chemicals executive vice president Mark Nelson said: “The acquisition will provide Chevron with a stable market for production volumes from our refining joint ventures in Asia and create a foundation for sustainable earnings growth.“It will build on Chevron’s strong history of partnership in Australia and our global experience in fuels and convenience marketing and supply.”Puma Energy said that it is their priority is to ensure a transparent and seamless transition of operations to Chevron for all employees, customers and business associates in Australia.The company expects to use the proceeds of the sale to pay down debt, in line with the company’s capital structure policy.Puma Energy CEO Emma FitzGerald said: “This transaction marks another positive step forward in Puma Energy’s commitment to optimise our global portfolio and deleverage our balance sheet by the end of 2020.“This follows the sale of our business operations in Indonesia and Paraguay, enabling us to pay down our debt and ensure we’re focused on those markets which will drive growth as part of our customer-focused five-year strategy.”The transaction is expected to be completed by mid-2020, subject to regulatory approvals and the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.For the transaction, BofA Securities served as financial adviser to Puma Energy while Allens acted as legal adviser.Puma Energy announced the sale of Puma Energy Paraguay in OctoberIn October, Puma Energy had announced the sale of its business operations in Paraguay to Impala Terminals Group, a joint venture between Trafigura and IFM Global Infrastructure Fund for $200m. The Puma Energy bitumen business in Australia is not impacted by the salelast_img read more

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HMS Ledbury Completes Its Minehunting Mission in the Mediterranean

May 4, 2021 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: idcoqljmx.

first_img View post tag: completes HMS Ledbury Completes Its Minehunting Mission in the Mediterranean View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: HMS Back to overview,Home naval-today HMS Ledbury Completes Its Minehunting Mission in the Mediterranean View post tag: Naval Portsmouth based warship HMS Ledbury will return home today after spending six months working alongside NATO counterparts in the Mediterranean Sea.The Hunt Class minehunter and her 42 crew sailed in early January. Since then Ledbury has clocked up 12,000 nautical miles and spent her time operating with NATO’s permanent mine countermeasures group, assisting with the task of clearing the Mediterranean of historic ordnance left from the World Wars and more recent conflicts and to conduct a series of exercises.The ship and her crew have sailed around most of the Mediterranean in their six-month deployment visiting 18 ports in 8 countries including Malta, Sicily, Croatia, Spain, Portugal and Italy. There were also two visits to key North African countries as part of NATO’s role in the Mediterranean.During recent training off the coast of Sardinia, HMS Ledbury worked with Italian counterparts to destroy a live World War II German sea mine that had been spotted by Ledbury’s skilled operators using the ship’s sophisticated sonar at a depth of 43 metres. The ship’s remote controlled mini submarine Seafox was used to beam live video back to the ship, enabling mine clearance divers to detonate the aged ordnance safely.Lieutenant Commander Tony Williams Royal Navy, Commanding Officer of HMS Ledbury said:“I am very proud of the efforts of my Crew who have unrelentingly displayed their professionalism and fortitude from the moment we started preparing for this deployment over a year ago. The deployment has been challenging but very rewarding and I am particularly proud of my teams efforts in finding and destroying the mine off Sardinia.“My crew and I would like to thank all those who have supported us during this deployment and we are all very glad to be coming home to our families after such a long time away.”[mappress]Naval Today Staff , June 29, 2012; Image:Royal Navycenter_img View post tag: Mission View post tag: Ledbury View post tag: Mediterranean June 29, 2012 View post tag: Minehunting Share this articlelast_img read more

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USS Lassen concludes 10-year forward deployment

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USS Lassen concludes 10-year forward deployment Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Lassen concludes 10-year forward deployment January 6, 2016 The U.S. Navy’s Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) left Yokosuka, Japan on January 6 after nearly 10 years in the Forward Deployed Naval Forces.The ship will conduct her last patrol in the western pacific before heading to her new homeport of Mayport, Florida.Lassen is one of the destroyers assigned to Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15 and Carrier Strike Group 5.Commander Robert Francis, commanding officer of Lassen, said: “Lassen has provided support for DESRON and Carrier Strike Group 5 for a long time. I’m proud of the accomplishments of our Sailors that have served in 7th Fleet on such a great ship and I’m looking forward to what is to come after the homeport change.”DVIDS’ Rachel Jackson has put together an overview of the events that marked the ship’s 10-year deployment. View post tag: USS Lassen View post tag: US Navy Authorities In March of 2010, Lassen aided in the salvage and recovery of the Republic of Korea Ship (ROKS) Cheonan after it sank off the coast of the Republic of Korea. Later that year Lassen participated in the Invincible Spirit exercise conducted with the Republic of Korea Navy.Lassen was the first ship to arrive in the Leyte Gulf, Republic of the Philippines, in the fall of 2013 to aid in Operation Damayan after Typhoon Haiyan caused damage to the area. The ship also acted as a fueling station for the helicopter squadrons that aided the remote villages affected.In 2006, Lassen participated in her first Annual Exercise (AnnualEx) the largest bilateral exercise conducted in 7th Fleet, and continued the participation throughout her time in Japan. She has also participated Multi-Sail, a DESRON 15-led exercise designed to test interoperability and combat capabilities.In 2010 Lassen participated in a number of exercises including, Foal Eagle, a bilateral Field Training Exercise with the ROKN, Malabar, a trilateral exercise conducted with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and the Indian Navy, Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT), a bilateral exercise, Invincible Spirit, and Keen Sword, bilateral exercises with the ROKN.During her last deployment in 2015, Lassen continued her participation in Foal Eagle, CARAT, Multi-Sail and AnnualEx 16. She also hosted a group of midshipmen from the Naval Academy during their summer program“I’m honored to take charge of this outstanding crew,” said Francis. “This upcoming tour before the homeport change will provide new opportunities for Lassen and her Sailors.”Along with continued participation in exercises, Lassen fosters relationships that demonstrate the commitment the United States has to the region through port visits to Donghae, Republic of Korea, Bali, Indonesia and Nagasaki, Japan, Melbourne, Australia, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia and a number of others during her time in Seventh Fleet.Often, the Sailors aboard Lassen had the opportunity to participate in community relations (COMREL) projects such as during the multiple visits to Vladivostok, Russia, to foster relations with the Russian Navy, Sailors participated in celebration events and visits to a children’s medical ward and a center for at-risk youth.During her port visit in 2010 to Goa, India, Sailors renovated a primary school. The Sailors painted a number of classrooms and interacted with the staff and students.The Lassen Sailors were also treated to Korean barbecue by the ROK Sailors.Replacing Lassen is the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52). Barry will join 7th fleet as a Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) capable destroyer. She brings the newest Aegis combat system, Baseline 9.C, to 7th Fleet and the capability to fire all Vertical Launch System (VLS) ordnance, including the newest missiles, RIM-161 Standard Missile 3 (SM-3) and RIM-161 Standard Missile 6 (SM-6). Barry brings more advanced Link capabilities including Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) to aid interoperability and security in the Indo-Asia-Pacific.Lassen departs Yokosuka for Mayport with years of experience to use in her new homeport. read more

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O.C. Girls Soccer Team Dominates in Playoff Win

May 2, 2021 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: idcoqljmx.

first_imgBy LESLEY GRAHAMThe Ocean City High School Girls Soccer team kicked off the South Jersey Group 3 state playoff in style, defeating visiting Timber Creek 8-0.The win improves the Red Raiders to 19-1-1, while Timber Creek ends its season with a record of 2-14-2.Ocean City, the No. 1 seed in the tournament, got on the scoreboard early, with Faith Slimmer putting one past the Timber Creek goalkeeper with less than four minutes off the game clock.Her sister, Hope Slimmer, had the assist.The opening goal set the tone for the afternoon’s game with Ocean City dominating the visiting Timber Creek Chargers all over the field with precise passing, intricate footwork and heads-up play.Over the course of a 10-minute span in the first half, the Red Raiders put three more goals up on the scoreboard — one by Faith Slimmer, her second for the afternoon, and two by Summer Reimet.Once again, Hope Slimmer assisted on a goal for the Red Raiders, this time for teammate Reimet.Hope Slimmer uses her speed and ball control in the midfield.As Ocean City sat on a comfortable 4-0 lead, the Red Raiders were not about to rest on their laurels.With under 10 minutes to play in the opening half, Ocean City once again used a run of goals in a span of five minutes to extend its lead to 7-0.Faith Slimmer had her third goal of the game unassisted, following that up with an assist to Paige Panico, who tallied Ocean City’s sixth goal.Reimet rounded out her hat trick on the day, being assisted by teammate Hannah Keane.The Red Raiders would take a dominating lead into halftime 7-0.As the second half got underway, Ocean City utilized its depth off the bench to continue pushing the pace of play on the Chargers.Once again, their teamwork and ball control helped the Red Raiders to keep the game steadily in their hands.With 14 minutes ticked off the second half clock, Katie Mazzitelli fired one past Timber Creek’s goalkeeper to notch the final goal on the afternoon, giving Ocean City the game 8-0.Faith Slimmer uses fancy footwork to evade a Timber Creek defender.Ocean City Head Coach Kelly Halliday was excited that the team came out eager and ready to play.“It was great to get on the scoreboard right away. We aren’t taking anything for granted,” she said.As the Red Raiders look ahead to their next game, Halliday reminded them to take it one day at a time.“We are excited playoffs are here. Our spirits are high, and we feel great, but we will be back to work tomorrow to prepare for Cherry Hill West on Thursday,” said Halliday.Ocean City will play host once again, 2 p.m. Thursday, on the turf against the visiting No. 8 seed Cherry Hill West Lions.Summer Reimet (20) strikes one at the Timber Creek goalkeeper. Ocean City’s Paige Panico looks upfield while keeping possession of the ball in the playoff win for the Red Raiders against Timber Creek.last_img read more

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Open to the public

April 21, 2021 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: idcoqljmx.

first_imgEvolution is forever calling on the past to look at ways to improve for the future, but in some areas of bakery and café retail design, what the more distant past offered is seemingly now a good enough solution.Product display has evolved in the same way as mainstream fashion taking the existing idea, but improving on it to essentially evoke the feeling of the good old days. With the invasion of the big four supermarkets to retail parks and now in smaller high street locations, the need to be creative in product display is increasingly important in grabbing the attention of the next sale for the smaller, independent retailers.The solution appears simple: open up the counter to remove physical barriers, such as glass display screening and general clutter, so that staff and product are as close to the customer as possible. It’s reassuring in a ’we’ve-got-nothing-to-hide’ way and it’s personal, with an opportunity to build relationships with customers. Traditional display solutions, such as cake stands or open rattan baskets, can now be seen on the serve-over counters in many of the high street coffee chains, which are trying to build on both the ’local’ and ’deli’ trends.Increasingly food-educated and critical, consumers like to see what they are going to eat. They want to make their own decisions and they want to pick and choose their own muffin and a return to open display supports this. However, they will also want to know who made it, how long it has been sat on the rough block chopping board and, most importantly, what precautions have been taken to prevent the exposed muffin from being contaminated by sticky fingers and passing cold germs. It’s this balance between close-up product and reassuringly good hygiene that is the most difficult issue to overcome in this developing trend and one that food hygiene guidance fails to shed much light on.The operational challenges of an open product display are a further issue to contend with. A cake stand with a lid won’t have a lid for long and the fresh product on display will only stay fresh for four hours at best, which means regular refreshing and potential increases in waste. Some stores have opted to work on the basis of customers picking from the front of the display, so there is a one-off, one-on refresh of product to maintain quality, but this needs to be well-managed to ensure a constantly fresh product and a continually happy regular customer.The solution actually isn’t quite so simple. The back-fill, served display fridge does have a place within a store, but it shouldn’t be the sole display unit. There should be space on the counter to get closer to your customers and there should be fresh product on display, but keep it covered; a simple acetate sheet will do and, where possible, offer a well-covered or wrapped alternative for [email protected]last_img read more

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A peek into Harvard classrooms

March 1, 2021 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: idcoqljmx.

first_imgAnyone who’s ever wanted to get a peek inside a Harvard classroom will soon have a chance.In conjunction with the University’s 375th anniversary, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) is launching a new video series, “Harvard’s Great Teachers,” highlighting Harvard’s world-class faculty and offering a sampling of the exciting and innovative teaching experienced by Harvard students.“ ‘Harvard’s Great Teachers’ is a video series that showcases our faculty sharing their ideas, talking about what they do in the classroom, very much in the liberal arts tradition,” said FAS Dean Michael D. Smith. “Harvard is a place where the nuance, complexity, and the sometimes startling beauty of ideas are explored. We hope these videos will illustrate for viewers the type of exciting and important conversations that happen here every day between our faculty and students.”The series launches today with more than a dozen separate videos, ranging in length from a few minutes to a full hour, in which faculty members discuss their approach to teaching and explore topics they are passionate about. Other videos include full-length classroom lectures, visits to different locations on campus, and interviews with students about the Harvard classroom experience. Among the faculty members who will appear in the initial set of videos:Peter Galison, the Pellegrino University Professor, who discusses the effect of historical context on the genesis of Einstein’s discoveries, along with the ways in which these discoveries affected modern notions of time and space.Thomas F. Kelly, the Morton B. Knafel Professor of Music, who offers viewers an inside look at the ideas and activities that make his “First Nights” course one of Harvard’s most popular and enduring institutions. Kelly’s thoughts on the significance of first performances — whether it is the debut of Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring” or the first performance of the original, student-performed work that completes the term — offer a conceptually rich and powerfully moving account of the role music can play in human experience.Lisa Randall, the Frank B. Baird Jr. Professor of Science, who discusses the importance of scale to her work as a physicist and to our ways of seeing and understanding the world around us.  In her new book, “Knocking on Heaven’s Door,” and in her collaborations with artists and composers — such as her recent curation of the “Measure for Measure” exhibit at Harvard’s Carpenter Center — Randall manages to communicate the difficult concepts of her research in both lucid and provocative ways.Jonathan Zittrain, professor of law in the faculty of law and professor of computer science in the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, who discusses topics ranging from his vision of the Internet as “random acts of kindness” to the dangers of online crowdsourcing to his innovative and interdisciplinary classroom practices.Videos will be added over the course of the spring semester. The series will run for up to five years, with as many as six new videos being produced each year.“We want to show how exciting it is to be in the classroom these days,” said Evelynn M. Hammonds, dean of Harvard College and Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz Professor of the History of Science and of African and African American Studies. “It’s not a passive experience — it’s quite dynamic and thought-provoking. What we want to capture in this series and bring to the world is the excitement of intellectual inquiry in Harvard’s classrooms.”“Central to everything we do is the 150-year-old idea of a university devoted to interweaving teaching and research,” said Galison, who serves as faculty adviser on the series. “Our research — across the sciences, social sciences, and humanities — finds its way into the world. Sometimes that passage is through scientific articles, interpretive books, or national policy. But traditionally, we have had fewer means for conveying the huge amount of work that goes into finding new and exciting ways of teaching: new teaching methods on one side, and the integration of new knowledge on the other. Our hope with these short videos is that we could make visible some of the innovative and compelling ways that teaching is developing here. It is, I am convinced, a first step in a major new initiative that we are undertaking to rethink the Harvard classroom for the 21st century — and to share those results.”The video series, produced by the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, reflects a renewed focus on teaching and learning at FAS and across the University. In 2010, Smith reported to the faculty on his efforts to support great teaching and learning, alongside great scholarship.Other efforts include [email protected], a series of faculty panels launched last year by Smith. Participants last year shared best practices and innovative methods with fellow faculty and teaching staff in three areas: active learning, instilling a global perspective, and teaching with collections. To mark Harvard’s 375th anniversary, Professor of History Maya Jasanoff recently moderated a pair of discussions about the FAS at 400, imagining how Harvard’s approach to its teaching and research might change and what core elements might stand the test of time.Both the series and the [email protected] panels complement the University-wide Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching (HILT) symposium held Feb. 3. The conference offered faculty and students the opportunity to engage in dialogue and debate while sharing ideas and information about pedagogical innovation, and was developed as part of a $40 million gift from Rita E. and Gustave M. Hauser.To view the “Harvard’s Great Teachers” series.last_img read more

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O’SNAP promotes safe transportation

January 26, 2021 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: idcoqljmx.

first_imgFor one of the term’s first major policy initiatives, student body president Lauren Vidal and vice president Matthew Devine, both seniors, set out to augment late night student transportation on campus with the Student Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol (O’SNAP).O’SNAP allows Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP) student employees to use two Global Electric Motor (GEM) cars to give students rides at night, NDSP sergeant Tracy Skibins said. Two NDSP golf carts supplement the service if both cars are in use.O’SNAP runs Sunday through Wednesday from 8:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m, and on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, it runs from 9 p.m.  to 3 a.m, Skibins said.Vidal said O’SNAP came to fruition after discussing campus safety and looking for tangible ways to positively impact the student experience through a necessary safety initiative.“We conducted research, worked with NDSP and ND Transportation to determine the best vehicles for the new service,” Vidal said. “Thus far, it has been a very positive initiative, but overall we will continue to build upon the program to tailor it to Notre Dame’s current climate.”Skibins said the service averaged approximately 650 rides per month during October and September.“In the month of November, O’SNAP recorded over 1,000 riders in only one month,” Vidal said.Students can receive rides from O’SNAP by calling NDSP or going to the substation in the lower level of LaFortune Student Center, Skibins said.“Students who are in LaFortune can go up to the student employee and request a ride that way, if they don’t want to call on the phone,” she said. “[The student employee] also offers safety tips, information on how to register property and all the different resources available to them through NDSP. That’s brand new, too, and it’s tied in with the O’SNAP program.”Skibins said the O’SNAP service fits NDSP’s larger mission to promote student safety, and NDSP still offers assistance when the program is not operating.“Let’s say its 3:30 a.m. and the service is no longer operating, or its 8 p.m. and the service has not started yet — we won’t turn anyone away if you call NDSP,” Skibins said. “We will simply dispatch one of our officers to assist.“NDSP is thrilled to be working together with student government in offering this service to students,” she said. “NDSP and NDSP student employees realize that we are working on making this as efficient as possible and as useful as possible, and we expect improvement along the way.”Vidal said the O’SNAP service has received positive feedback so far, and her administration continues to develop services that reflect student needs.“We will be utilizing vans, provided by Notre Dame Transportation, for the heavy winter snows, so that students will still get safe, reliable and warm transportation,” she said. “The mobile app is almost completed, thanks to [the Office of Information Technologies] and NDSP’s help, and we will be launching it soon. The mobile app will have choices for pick up and drop off locations all around campus and will send a message straight to dispatchers.“O’SNAP is still being worked on, as we are always looking to make the program better, but we have seen a huge increase in ridership and students utilizing safe and reliable transportation in the evenings. This is what we set out to do, now we will work throughout the remainder of the year to make it even stronger.”Tags: Lauren Vidal, Matthew Devine, NDSP, Notre Dame Security Police, O’SNAP, Student government, Tracy Skibinslast_img read more

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West Virginia waste-coal plant on the edge of closing

December 31, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: idcoqljmx.

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Charleston Gazette-Mail:While the energy industry awaits specifics on President Donald Trump’s plan to bail out struggling coal and nuclear plants, one coal waste plant in Marion County is hoping to stay open through state-level proceedings.The Grant Town Power Plant is at risk of shutting down as its owner, American Bituminous Power Partners, has been teetering on the verge of bankruptcy, according to company filings with the state Public Service Commission. The PSC denied in May the company’s proposal to increase its electric energy purchase agreement (EEPA) with FirstEnergy company Mon Power from $34.25 per megawatt hour to $40 per megawatt hour, which would have bumped up customer rates, so it could have a better chance at staying open.“Further…given the current energy market in [regional electric grid operator] PJM and AmBit’s financial condition, it is unlikely that AmBit will be able to emerge from bankruptcy as a going concern or be acquired by another entity without an amendment to the capacity rate under the existing EEPA,” said American Bituminous in its initial filing on the proposal.The Sierra Club has staunchly opposed the Grant Town plant’s EEPA, noting testimony from the state Consumer Advocate Division that said payments to the plant passed on to Mon Power customers “exceeded the market price of power by over $56 million” over a less-than-four-year period. “In approving the pass through of the cost of buying power from an outdated, dirty coal-plant, West Virginia’s PSC has shown that it favors bailing out corporate polluters over prioritizing West Virginia ratepayers and local economies,” Justin Raines, chair of the West Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club, said in a statement.The 80-megawatt plant, located at the site of the former Federal No. 1 mine, sells all of its energy to Mon Power under its current agreement. The plant burns waste coal from abandoned mines, consuming about 565,000 tons annually. It employs around 98 people full-time.American Bituminous has been in rough financial shape of late, saying in a March 2017 filing that it would owe an estimated $18.5 million to creditors in October.More: Proposal to sustain Marion County coal waste plant sees resistance West Virginia waste-coal plant on the edge of closinglast_img read more

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Where the price is right

September 28, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: idcoqljmx.

first_img18 Nursery Place, WakerleyWakerley has a vendor discounting rate of 0 per cent for houses, which is the best for sellers across any Brisbane suburb.A vendor discount rate is the difference between the advertised price on a property and what it actually sells for. A higher vendor discount means sellers are getting rid of their homes at much lower prices than advertised.Wakerley agent Todd Gerhardt from Re/Max Advantage Manly said sellers in the area had been able to get what they wanted for a while, even if there was a median time on the market of 57 days.“Most of my clients are fully aware that it might take six weeks to sell,” Mr Gerhardt said. He put the low to zero vendor discounting down to the demographics of the area.With a median house price of $770,000, it was a suburb that a lot of families upgraded to, rather than a suburb of first homeowners looking for the best bargain.“And when people are upgrading they are careful about their decisions, it takes them a few weeks to suss it out,” he said.David Smulders is selling his Wakerley home and was confident that he would not have to lower his expectations for a price. “If anything, sometimes they go a bit above market price,” Mr Smulders said.The suburbs with the lowest vendor discount rates seem to have little in common. Highly valued inner Brisbane suburbs such as Wooloowin and Dutton Park have low vendor discounting, but so do affordable outer suburbs such as Glenlogan and Holmview. Some of the highest vendor discounts were in wealthy inner Brisbane neighbourhoods including Highgate Hill and Ascot.“My opinion is that we have more micro markets,” said REIQ Northern Suburbs chair Martin Millard. He said a vendor discount rate could change in a matter of weeks and that by the time new figures were published the market might have already changed.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 David Smulders is selling his home at 41 Margaret Cres, WakerleyIf you are selling a family home in the bayside suburb of Wakerley, you might never have to learn the subtle art of negotiation.Data from CoreLogic shows that people selling up in the area are more or less getting the prices they want when it comes to contract time. 7 Ashburton Place, WakerleyPropertyology managing director Simon Pressley said the rate was not a silver bullet to finding the perfect bargain or investment, but it was a useful number for buyers to look at. “It gives them a feel of buyer activity in the area before they start making offers on properties,” Mr Pressley said. “If you’ve got significant discounting, that should give you confidence that there are plenty of properties and you won’t be up against a lot of competition.”*** Suburbs with the lowest vendor discounting Wakerley 0% Wooloowin -0.7% Wishart -0.9% Mackenzie – -1.6% Murrarie -1.7% Kalinga -2.1% Gumdale -2.1% Riverhills -2.2% Aspley -2.2% Seventeen Mile Rocks -2.3% (Source: CoreLogic)last_img read more

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