first_imgOn December 15th and 16th, Ween will head to the historic Capitol Theatre for a pair of performances because, as the band noted in their initial announcement, “one night in Port Chester, NY is never enough.” Now, as Ween’s trip to The Cap approaches, the band has announced that they will host a toy drive during their two-night stint.Hosted in partnership with The Capitol Theatre, Ween’s toy drive will benefit the Port Chester Carver Center, an organization that aids children and their families in the local community. Founded in 1943, the Port Chester Carver Center provides individuals and families with the resources and support needed to lead productive, healthy, and independent lives. As the largest and longest running community center in Port Chester, the Port Chester Carver Center continues to meet people where they are and provide them with the tools and resources to help them “build brighter futures.”Fans are encouraged to bring an unwrapped, unopened toy for children ages newborn to 14 years to either of Ween’s Capitol Theatre shows. There will be clearly-marked boxes located inside The Capitol Theatre lobby where fans can drop their donation and help make a child’s holiday dreams come true.The Capitol Theatre has been known to make musical dreams come true even when Ween isn’t hosting a charity toy drive there. As Ween bassist Dave Dreiwitz noted in an interview with Live For Live Music earlier this year,I mean, that place is a just a magical temple of rock music, and it’s one of the greatest venues I’ve had the fortune to play at. All the shows I’ve seen there have been amazing. All my favorite artists play there; YES, King Crimson, and Cheap Trick all played there this past fall. It’s always great—the sound, the vibe—it’s just the greatest.Tickets for the first night (12/15) are sold-out, but a limited amount of tickets remain for Ween’s second show (12/16) here. For ticketing and a full list of Ween’s upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website here.last_img read more

first_imgAt its eighth meeting of the year on Jan. 26, the Faculty Council heard reviews of the chemical biology program, the standing committee on writing and speaking, and the rules concerning honors.The council next meets on Feb. 9. The next regular meeting of the faculty will be on Feb. 1.  The preliminary deadline for the regular meeting of the faculty on Feb. 15 is Feb. 1.last_img

first_imgWith an abundance of rain, brief moments of sun, oh wait, and more rain, some might ask, how could a festival be fun with weather like this? Well, let me be the first to tell you, Cheat Fest 2016 was a hoot. Prime conditions provided the perfect atmosphere for spring in the Mid-Atlantic and hundreds of people showed up to bask in the glory of the rain gods. Kayakers, river lovers, bluegrassers, and festival goers alike joined together this past weekend and celebrated the Cheat River in an effort to restore, preserve, and promote an extremely pristine watershed that has endured a tortuous past._MG_6050_MG_6045 copyIf the festival wasn’t already enough, we joined Blackwater Outdoor Adventures for a river cleanup that turned out to be one of the most successful meet-up missions yet this year! We filled five canoes with ten people and made our way down the Cheat River. With high water levels we were at first hesitant that there would be no beaches to clean or trash to collect. We were wrong. In the three hours it took us to paddle roughly three miles, we collected a lot of trash. So much actually, we had to stop, because there was no more space available to haul the rubbish._MG_6112_MG_6176 _MG_6098We collected remnants of old single-wide trailers, toilets, about 6 tires big and small, a box fan, plastic bottles of all shapes and sizes, and even some lawn furniture. There is no limit to the amount of garbage that could have been collected. With that said though, removing the hundreds of pounds of trash we did made us feel we yielded some kind of impact no matter how small._MG_6208 _MG_6137As my blade cut through the wire and plastic choking roots of young Sycamore trees I felt angry. Three separate species of ducks flew overhead as we finagled the trash into the canoe. A strong headwind blew. My j-strokes were ineffective, but the high water swiftly pushed us downriver as we kept a close eye on the riverbanks. I crashed my body through briers and knotweed to get to some trash, and in the process I trespassed into the home of a nesting Cormorant. Quickly I retreated. At that moment I was hopeful that some day we can all begin to live in harmony. So much life stems from the rivers we pollute everyday. Float down a river and be still, enjoy it. Make sure to notice the incredible amount of life that surrounds you. As we drug our canoes heaping with trash out of the water, a Great Blue Heron swooped low. I don’t know what it meant, but it felt right.A huge shout out to the folks at Friends of the Cheat and Patrick at Blackwater Outdoor Adventures for making the cleanup happen, and to the folks who came out to give back and celebrate the abundance of life on the river._MG_6224 IMG_2984– Adam Ritterlast_img read more

first_imgOn Tuesday, President Trump signed two memoranda clearing the path for the construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines.The President also signed a directive Tuesday to expedite environmental reviews of energy and infrastructure programs throughout the country. The Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a project that would carry fracked gas across West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina, is on the high priority list.Similar to Keystone XL And the Dakota Access Pipeline, the Atlantic Coast Pipeline has been met with huge regional opposition. People across the Blue Ridge object to its crossing of the Blue Ridge Parkway, Appalachian Trail, Native American lands in North Carolina, and more.The Atlantic Coast Pipeline is still in the midst of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s approval process. Only time will tell how and when that process might change under the Trump Administration.The Keystone XL Pipeline would carry 800,000 barrels of oil each day from Canadian oil sands to Nebraska, where it would join an existing pipeline to the Gulf Coast. The Obama Administration put the pipeline to rest in 2015, arguing that Keystone XL would perpetuate reliance on carbon-based energy and hold back the United States as a global environmental leader.Trump’s invitation to TransCanada “to promptly resubmit its application to the Department of State for a presidential permit” leaves little question that the Administration wants the Pipeline approved. Yet the President made clear his approval won’t come without negotiation, asserting the importance of using only American steel in Keystone XL’s construction.Proponents say Keystone XL will create jobs and bolster energy security. Critics oppose oil spill potential and oil sand extraction, a process with sizably higher greenhouse gas emissions than conventional oil extraction. Though Keystone XL has become a polarized and symbolic issue, both sides concede that the pipeline will not have a monumental economic or environmental effect on the country.The Dakota Access Pipeline is also back in the spotlight. The Pipeline, which is already 90 percent complete, would link North Dakota oil fields to pipeline networks in Illinois. Throughout 2016, Native American groups protested the project because the pipeline would run under the Missouri River and sacred tribal sites less than a mile from the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.Due to this opposition, the Army Corps of Engineers halted the pipeline’s construction in December to consider alternative routes. Trump’s memorandum reverses this decision, directing the Army to “to review and approve” the Pipeline “in an expedited manner.”Because Keystone XL and the Dakota Access Pipeline launched polarizing protest movements, the president’s pipeline memorandums are highly symbolic, setting the tone for the new Administration’s environmental stance. Read more here.last_img read more

first_imgAnd who is the leader of the pack?Koa is more alpha and Aspen is more go with the flow.How did you get started with photography?I started photography shortly after college as a hobby; I originally thought I wanted to be a wedding photographer. A few years later I realized I enjoyed and wanted to pursue my full-time job long term (in IT risk and controls), and pursue photography as a part-time career focusing on travel/adventure and portraits. What are the pup’s favorite spots to explore together?They both love to hike and camp but they especially like to be off leash to swim. I’d have to say Lake Moomaw in western Virginia for camping, hiking, kayaking, and swimming. Virginia Beach for roaming the beach and swimming before Memorial Day!Who is more camera shy?Aspen is my star model because she will do anything for food, whereas Koa is less interested in posing and more interested in sticks. What do you prefer to shoot with (equipment)?I’ve dabbled in both film and digital cameras and while I have an appreciation for film, my preference is a digital (DSLR) for its sharpness, convenience, and efficiencies. I shoot with a Nikon D850 and sometimes shoot with my Nikon D600, Pentax 645N (film), and Nikon F100 (film). I also recently upgraded my GoPro to a 6 and am trying to incorporate more action in my stories.Animals can be a tough subject to shoot, but Aspen and Koa make it look easy. Any tips for our readers on shooting their furry friends?They are tough to shoot but I have 3 main tips: 1. Spend 15-20 minutes daily practicing their “sit,” “stay,” and “free” commands if they’re not strong already. 2. Identify a high-value reward to lure the dog to look at your camera (or wherever you want them to look); for Aspen, this is any type of food but for Koa, it’s sticks, rawhides, and toys. I generally place the treat above my camera.  3. Use your dog’s favorite word to get their attention before taking the shot; e.g., “do you want a treat? bacon?”, “where’s grandma?”, etc.  Outside of these 3 tips, be ready for a spontaneous shot which are usually my best shots. Aspen loves to stick her nose in the air and smell which makes for a perfect zen shot! Tell us about your business and your plans for the future.Since photography is my part-time business, my main business plans for the future are to 1. Go on more weekend adventures to new locations and vary the type of local experiences we have.  2. As our family expands, capture human-dog relationships on adventures. I mainly focus on the dog without many shots containing people as well. 3. Focus more on spontaneity and authenticity. Oftentimes, an unplanned, unscripted moment captured conveys the most interesting story.You can follow Samantha, Aspen, Koa, and Murphy on her Instagram account.center_img I first came across Samantha’s profile when I started working for BRO a couple months ago. Immediately I knew I had to reach out about an Instagram Takeover. We all love hiking. We all love dogs. When you combine the two, especially as beautifully as Samantha has, you’ve got a recipe for some of the most adorably epic photos from our region.  Learn more about Samantha, her pups, and check out the photos from her takeover below. Where are you, Aspen, Koa, and Murphy from?We split our time between Charlottesville, Virginia and Northern Virginia.When did they become the stars of your account?Aspen first started attracting attention when I posted pictures of her “smiling” in my kayak.  I didn’t have any intention of stuffing her in my kayak; I didn’t think she’d fit or be interested, but one day she started chasing me in the water and I thought she was going to drown (she can swim but endurance is not her strong point!). I quickly went back to shore and stuffed her in the kayak cockpit with me. She’s been my greatest kayaking companion since!last_img read more

first_imgOn April 24 and 25, Naval Service Members with the Fluvial Captaincy of Maldonado Port led two of the operations on the Madre de Dios and Malinowski rivers in the Amazonian department of Madre de Dios. They helped destroy six raft-born mining platforms known as tracas and carrancheras, nine engines, eight motorized water pumps, and six suction pumps, as well as metallic accessories, hoses, and fuel. “Illegal gold mining is occurring in 11 departments in Peru, four of them in the Amazon basin (Loreto, Huánuco, Madre de Dios, and Amazonas),” Fernández Jerí said. “The interdiction operations attempt to prevent contamination of still waters to protect the health of the residents of the indigenous river communities, especially the most remote and the pre-contact communities, who are the most vulnerable.” On April 24 and 25, Naval Service Members with the Fluvial Captaincy of Maldonado Port led two of the operations on the Madre de Dios and Malinowski rivers in the Amazonian department of Madre de Dios. They helped destroy six raft-born mining platforms known as tracas and carrancheras, nine engines, eight motorized water pumps, and six suction pumps, as well as metallic accessories, hoses, and fuel. The fight against illegal mining in Peru’s Amazon region has become a domestic defense and security priority for the country’s Navy — it’s participating in interdiction operations against the illegal activity, which contaminates rivers and harms the rainforest and soil of the most extensive natural region in the South American nation. The interdiction conducted on the reservation confirms that illegal miners no longer respect conservation areas protected by the government, such as El Sira, which is home to 22,000 residents in 69 indigenous river communities, including the Asháninka, Yánesha, Cocama-Cocamilla, and Shipibo-Conibo ethnic groups. The reservation covers 616,000 hectares and straddles the Amazonian departments of Ucayali, Huánuco, and Pasco. Success mount against illegal mining The national strategy for the interdiction of illegal mining operations is led by the High Commissioner for the Formalization of Mining, Interdiction of Illegal Mining, and Environmental Remediation (ACAFMIRA), a government entity under the Office of the Chairman of the Council of Ministers. One of its primary objectives is to root out illegal miners who attempt to extract gold primarily from rivers; in Peru all mining activities in rivers and other waterways are illegal. The Criminal Code of Peru stipulates that illegal mining offenses are punishable by imprisonment for four to eight years. “So far this year, four interdiction operations have been performed, two of them in the Amazon region,” said the High Commissioner for Mining, Antonio Fernández Jerí, who supervised the operation in El Sira. “You cannot put a price on conserving the environment, so these interdictions are being carried out in protected natural areas, the headwaters of water basins, and archaeological zones.” Peru’s Navy and National Police are responsible for controlling, investigating and interdicting illegal mining activities. This is a collaborative effort; the Navy and National Police also coordinate their work with other government authorities, such as the National Bureau of Government Protected Natural Areas (SERNANP), the Prosecutor’s Offices, the Regional Directorate of Energy and Mines, and the Executive Directorate of Tourism and the Environment. “This process aims to formalize the activities of small and artisanal miners by granting them certificates when they initiate or reinitiate exploration, operation, and realization of profits from mines, so long as they have complied with a series of administrative and environmental requirements. This process is occurring parallel to the interdictions.” Such efforts are a key component of the government’s strategy to fight illegal mining and protect the environment. For example, in 2014, authorities performed 36 interdictions – seizing and destroying equipment and material valued at approximately 100 million soles ($33.3 million). In 2013, the Ministry of the Environment filed a criminal complaint on this family before the Prosecutor’s Office for alleged money laundering, and imposed economic penalties on the mining Company directed by Gregoria Casas for failure to obtain the appropriate environmental certificates. The Casas’ company has also been barred from participating in the mining formalization process begun by the government in 2013, and many of the camps operated by the clan have been destroyed in interdiction operations that have been carried out over the past year. Interdictions aim to protect water And in another operation on April 16, security forces arrested four illegal mining suspects at the El Sira Reservation, in the province of Puerto Inca, department of Huánuco. Navy personnel and National Police agents destroyed 21 campsites and machinery used to extract gold from the Pachitea, Negro, and Yuyapichis rivers. The security forces destroyed 15 dredgers, 20 suction pumps, 22 electrical generators, and 1,350 gallons of fuel, in addition to beams, hoses, and other materials. And in another operation on April 16, security forces arrested four illegal mining suspects at the El Sira Reservation, in the province of Puerto Inca, department of Huánuco. Navy personnel and National Police agents destroyed 21 campsites and machinery used to extract gold from the Pachitea, Negro, and Yuyapichis rivers. The security forces destroyed 15 dredgers, 20 suction pumps, 22 electrical generators, and 1,350 gallons of fuel, in addition to beams, hoses, and other materials. Some organized crime groups use revenue from illegal mining to fund other illegal enterprises, such as drug trafficking, human trafficking, and money laundering. Additionally, the region’s water, river beds, and fish face substantial negative impacts from the operations. The highly toxic mercury that is essential to illegal mining extraction methods severely damages the environment, as do the water pumps, dredgers, wheel loaders, dump trucks and other equipment involved in the effort; that’s what the Ministry of the Environment found in a study at Madre de Dios. “So far this year, four interdiction operations have been performed, two of them in the Amazon region,” said the High Commissioner for Mining, Antonio Fernández Jerí, who supervised the operation in El Sira. “You cannot put a price on conserving the environment, so these interdictions are being carried out in protected natural areas, the headwaters of water basins, and archaeological zones.” Meanwhile, the government of Peru is also confronting illegal mining by formalizing mining activities. The national strategy for the interdiction of illegal mining operations is led by the High Commissioner for the Formalization of Mining, Interdiction of Illegal Mining, and Environmental Remediation (ACAFMIRA), a government entity under the Office of the Chairman of the Council of Ministers. One of its primary objectives is to root out illegal miners who attempt to extract gold primarily from rivers; in Peru all mining activities in rivers and other waterways are illegal. The Criminal Code of Peru stipulates that illegal mining offenses are punishable by imprisonment for four to eight years. Some organized crime groups use revenue from illegal mining to fund other illegal enterprises, such as drug trafficking, human trafficking, and money laundering. Additionally, the region’s water, river beds, and fish face substantial negative impacts from the operations. The highly toxic mercury that is essential to illegal mining extraction methods severely damages the environment, as do the water pumps, dredgers, wheel loaders, dump trucks and other equipment involved in the effort; that’s what the Ministry of the Environment found in a study at Madre de Dios. Interdictions aim to protect water In fact, illegal mining in Peru is not an isolated offense that only benefits small-scale miners. A clan that acts as if it were a consortium runs illegal gold mining in the Department of Madre de Dios, said the then-minister of Internal Affairs and the High Commissioner for Mining, Daniel Urresti, in July 2014. Gregoria Casas, 71 years old, is allegedly the leader of the clan, which owns 42,000 hectares of land that they lease as franchises to illegal gold miners. Peru’s Navy and National Police are responsible for controlling, investigating and interdicting illegal mining activities. This is a collaborative effort; the Navy and National Police also coordinate their work with other government authorities, such as the National Bureau of Government Protected Natural Areas (SERNANP), the Prosecutor’s Offices, the Regional Directorate of Energy and Mines, and the Executive Directorate of Tourism and the Environment. Meanwhile, the government of Peru is also confronting illegal mining by formalizing mining activities. Such efforts are a key component of the government’s strategy to fight illegal mining and protect the environment. For example, in 2014, authorities performed 36 interdictions – seizing and destroying equipment and material valued at approximately 100 million soles ($33.3 million). The interdiction conducted on the reservation confirms that illegal miners no longer respect conservation areas protected by the government, such as El Sira, which is home to 22,000 residents in 69 indigenous river communities, including the Asháninka, Yánesha, Cocama-Cocamilla, and Shipibo-Conibo ethnic groups. The reservation covers 616,000 hectares and straddles the Amazonian departments of Ucayali, Huánuco, and Pasco. “Illegal gold mining is occurring in 11 departments in Peru, four of them in the Amazon basin (Loreto, Huánuco, Madre de Dios, and Amazonas),” Fernández Jerí said. “The interdiction operations attempt to prevent contamination of still waters to protect the health of the residents of the indigenous river communities, especially the most remote and the pre-contact communities, who are the most vulnerable.” By Dialogo May 27, 2015 In 2013, the Ministry of the Environment filed a criminal complaint on this family before the Prosecutor’s Office for alleged money laundering, and imposed economic penalties on the mining Company directed by Gregoria Casas for failure to obtain the appropriate environmental certificates. The Casas’ company has also been barred from participating in the mining formalization process begun by the government in 2013, and many of the camps operated by the clan have been destroyed in interdiction operations that have been carried out over the past year. The fight against illegal mining in Peru’s Amazon region has become a domestic defense and security priority for the country’s Navy — it’s participating in interdiction operations against the illegal activity, which contaminates rivers and harms the rainforest and soil of the most extensive natural region in the South American nation. “This process aims to formalize the activities of small and artisanal miners by granting them certificates when they initiate or reinitiate exploration, operation, and realization of profits from mines, so long as they have complied with a series of administrative and environmental requirements. This process is occurring parallel to the interdictions.” In fact, illegal mining in Peru is not an isolated offense that only benefits small-scale miners. A clan that acts as if it were a consortium runs illegal gold mining in the Department of Madre de Dios, said the then-minister of Internal Affairs and the High Commissioner for Mining, Daniel Urresti, in July 2014. Gregoria Casas, 71 years old, is allegedly the leader of the clan, which owns 42,000 hectares of land that they lease as franchises to illegal gold miners. Success mount against illegal mininglast_img read more

first_imgNear the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle, meanwhile, the mob allegedly tried to seize control of a pickup.Jakarta Police chief Insp. Gen. Nana Sudjana said police had apprehended around 500 people who had allegedly provoked the protesters to start the clash. He said he suspected they had infiltrated the masses to instigate riots by throwing objects at police personnel.“There were around 600 people trying to provoke the mass. We [Police] stood by at first, but they kept throwing [things] at security personnel. At that point, we pushed and apprehended them,” he said.Read also: FPI, 212 rally alumni protest over omnibus law, demand Jokowi’s resignationEarlier in the day, thousands of protesters of the FPI, GNPF and 212 Alumni had gathered on Jl. Medan Merdeka Selatan in Gambir, Central Jakarta, – around 1 kilometer from the Presidential Palace, kompas.com reported. They recited prayers and voiced demands for the government to revoke the omnibus law. They also called on President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to step down.“The omnibus law will cause Indonesian citizens to be colonized in their own country. We’re here to defend the workers,” Muslim preacher Sugi Nur Raharja said in his speech during the demonstration, as reported by Kompas TV.The 212 Alumni Brotherhood is known as the driving force behind the so-called 212 rally in December 2016 to demand the imprisonment of then-Jakarta governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama for alleged blasphemy.The protestors followed the members of labor unions and university students that had vowed to continue to stage protests to voice their opposition to the highly contentious law.According to the Jakarta Police, around 12,000 police and military personnel stand ready to ensure public safety and security in the capital. Heru said 650 police officers and soldiers had been deployed to the Horse Statue area.Some public transportation services were suspended on Tuesday as a precautionary measure in anticipation of disruption caused by the large-scale protest. The MRT only served trips from the Lebak Bulus Grab Station to Blok M BCA Station, while the Transjakarta bus service halted operations across the city.Topics : What began as a peaceful protest against the Job Creation Law turned into riots on Tuesday as violent opposition to the controversial law continued in the capital city.Unidentified people reportedly threw bottles and stones at police officers near the Arjuna Wiwaha Monument, also known as the Horse Statue, in Central Jakarta, just as protesters from the Islam Defenders Front (FPI), the National Movement to Safeguard Fatwas (GNPF) and the 212 Alumni Brotherhood started to disperse.At 3:45 p.m., the protesters, mostly dressed in white and wearing caps, began to leave the location. Central Jakarta Police chief Sr. Comr. Heru Novianto appealed to the masses to remain calm while leaving. “This is a peaceful protest. Now the rally is over, let’s return home peacefully. FPI group, please keep the situation [under control] and do not riot,” Heru said to the masses.Read also: Foreign force behind chaotic protests over Job Creation Law: PrabowoHowever, a group of people without attributes refused to leave the area. Clashes erupted when the mob reportedly started to hurl mineral bottles and stones at the police barricades, which the police countered with tear gas fired near the Horse Statue.Clashes also erupted in the nearby Tugu Tani area, also in Central Jakarta, at 5 p.m., where the rioters set alight various goods in the middle of the road, kompas.com reported.last_img read more

first_imgArsene Wenger reveals why he blocked Robin van Persie’s request to rejoin Arsenal from Man Utd Arsene Wenger reluctantly sold Robin van Persie to Manchester United in the summer of 2012 (Picture: Getty)Arsene Wenger has revealed he rejected Robin van Persie’s request to rejoin Arsenal from Manchester United.The former Netherlands international scored over a century of goals for the Gunners during his eight years in north London but infamously defected to Old Trafford in the summer of 2012.Van Persie had grown tired of seeing many of his former teammates depart and enjoy success elsewhere, without seeing Arsenal reinvest the money they earned from the sales of Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas in high calibre replacements. Under Sir Alex Ferguson’s guidance, Van Persie’s goals helped fire United to the Premier League title in his first season, but his form declined following the legendary Scotsman’s sudden departure.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTNeither David Moyes or Louis van Gaal were able to help Van Persie hit the heights he did while Ferguson was at the helm, and he was eventually sold to Fenerbahce at the end of his compatriot’s first season in charge. Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 14 Oct 2020 11:28 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link625Shares Advertisement Robin van Persie’s goals helped Man Utd win their last Premier League title in 2013 (Picture: Getty)In his new book ‘Arsene Wenger, My Life in Red and White’, Arsenal’s former manager revealed Van Persie had contacted him to discuss the possibility of a return to the Emirates Stadium but the Frenchman felt any comeback would be ‘impossible’ to facilitate. He wrote: ‘In 2012, he announced his intention not to extend his contract. All the big clubs were courting him. I sold him to Manchester United.‘The supporters were angry with me for this but we could not match the offer. I managed to negotiate his departure for £24million, which was a huge amount at the time for a player with a year left on his contract. I had only the interest of the club in mind. More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors‘My relationship with Alex Ferguson and Manchester United had improved by then, but every transfer is a polite game of poker where you attempt to give not anything away. ‘Van Persie had a fantastic first six months at Old Trafford: he put the team on track for the Premiership title and made it even more difficult for us. But after three years of the four that he signed for, he was injured and Ferguson (sic) sold him to the Turkish club Fenerbahce.‘He called me because he wanted to come back, but it was impossible: he was at the end of his career and we were investing in young players.’MORE: Martin Keown speaks out on William Saliba ‘mystery’ as Arsenal make U-turn over loan dealMORE: Thomas Partey names five Arsenal legends he idolised – including Patrick Vieira and Thierry HenryFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.last_img read more

first_imgFERNY HILLS (76) $546,398EATONS HILL (75) $596,789STRATHPINE (74) $411,039*** SYDNEY BIRKENHEAD (79) $413,460O’HALLORAN HILL (78) $373,227REYNELLA (78) $330,327*** BRISBANE And in Strathpine, there is a number of affordable properties to buy and strong rental demand.CoreLogic data shows that the median sales price is $405,000, with houses on the market for 14 days on average.“There’s always good demand from tenants in Strathpine as well,” Mr Sheppard said. “It has easy access to the Bruce Highway which also connects to the Gateway Arterial, so it’s highly accessible.“The development of the new university in nearby Petrie may also help drive tenantdemand and boost yields.“Our research shows vendors are getting close to their asking price – a sure signdemand for Strathpine housing is strengthening.” More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoThe Public Trustee is selling 38 Samsonvale Rd at Strathpine – a large two-storey brick and tile home on a 597sq m lot.It is on the market for $410,000 negotiable. FOR SALE 38 Samsonvale Rd StrathpineLocationScore is an index that gives every Australian suburb a score out of 100based on analysis of eight key indicators – demand versus supply including days on market, vacancy rates, vendor discount, rental yields, auction clearance rates, percentage of stock on the market, percentage of renters to owner-occupiers and online search interest. Each suburb’s score out of 100 reveals its strength as an investment prospect, with ascore above 62 considered good, or above 77 considered excellent.Ferny Hills received a score of 76 out of 100, Eatons Hills got 75, and Strathpine received a solid 74.“Rocketing demand relative to supply is an excellent gateway indication of a suburb’spotential for real estate price growth,” Mr Sheppard said.“By unearthing hot demand-growth zones, investors can narrow down the searcharea when looking for their next investment.” *** FOR SALE 13 Altissimo Court Eatons Hill CROMER (73) $1,555,559NARRAWEENA (73) $1,523,266GREENWICH – units (73) $827,316*** PERTH FOR SALE 18 Glenwood Place Ferny HillsAt Eatons Hill, research by LocationScore shows limited vendor discounting, a 0.98 per centvacancy rate and over 100 online views per listing.The current median house sales price is $600,000 with new listings spending about 25 days on the market.“Eatons Hill is a mix of newer contemporary detached homes on 700-plus squaremetre sites, along with acreage style, rural-residential holdings,” Mr Sheppard said.“There are certainly some high-quality homes in this location, but you’ll also findaccessibly priced older stock as well – and our numbers show demand for familydwellings in Eatons Hill is strong.”Ray White Albany Creek agent Bonnie Worth has listed 13 Altissimo Court at Eatons Hill. The five bedroom house is on the market to offers above $619,000, and comes with a pool and entertaining area on a 679sq m block.“Eatons Hill has been consistent in terms of price but what is really holding the value is the really good local school catchment,” she said. “In regards to time on market, it can be anything between 24 hours and 21 days.“One property we sold had 30 potential buyers through and seven offers and the vendors made a good profit.”Ms Worth said Eatons Hill was “a tough market to get in to”, and buyers should make contact with local agents who could help source a property off-market.center_img BAXTER (83) $534,604DINGLEY VILLAGE (79) $858,012GLADSTONE PARK (79) $646,853*** ADELAIDE FOR SALE 18 Glenwood Place Ferny Hills is on the market, with the suburb tipped for solida capital growth in coming monthsTHREE North Brisbane suburbs have been named among the nation’s top 15 suburbs for capital growth.Property forecaster LocationScore is predicting strong capital growth for Ferny Hills, Eatons Hill and Strathpine, earmarking those suburbs for a rise in house sales prices.“Ferny Hills is offering an excellent option for those looking to short-list locations fortheir next Brisbane purchase,” Mr Sheppard said.“Housing has a median price of just $546,000 – with good quality family houses ondecent-sized suburban blocks surrounded by desirable shopping and lifestylefacilities as well as easy access to the train station at Ferny Grove.“With online search interest of almost 200 hits per listing, sellers don’t have long towait before they receive a healthy offer in Ferny Hills, so prices are being drivenupward.”LocationScore.com.au director of research Jeremy Sheppard said Ferny Hills offered an excellent option for those looking to short-list locations for their next Brisbane purchase.“Housing has a median price of just $546,000 – with good quality family houses ondecent-sized suburban blocks surrounded by desirable shopping and lifestyle facilities as well as easy access to the train station at Ferny Grove,” he said.“With online search interest of almost 200 hits per listing, sellers don’t have long towait before they receive a healthy offer in Ferny Hills, so prices are being drivenupward.”Houses in Ferny Hills spend an average of just 15 days on the market, according to the latest research from CoreLogic.Harcourts Solutions agent Marcel Du Plessis is marketing 18 Glenwood Place at Ferny Hills.The two-storey character house has four bedrooms and sits on an elevated 1200sq m block.“It is now under contract pending a few conditions and we are working through that,” he said.“It was on the market fabout 10 to 14 days before going under contract.“We have about 40 enquiries about that property alone, and there are people in the wings with another offer if the contract falls through.“We sold one around the corner which went for just under $800,000. This one is in that range, in excess of $800,000.“There are houses selling well above the median sales price in Ferny Hills … the area is in demand with families wanting a bigger block.” Suburb – LocationScore – Median*** MELBOURNE TOP 15 SUBURBS TIPPED FOR CAPITAL GROWTH BIBRALAKE (66) $515,164KINGSLEY (66) $563,375GLENFORREST (64) $505,728last_img read more

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