Large percentage of Townsville homes selling at a loss

first_imgGeneric imageMORE than 46 per cent of Townsville homes sold for less than the owners paid for them in the June quarter as the Townsville property market continues to languish.Core Logic released their Pain and Gain report for the June quarter which assesses gross profit and loss based on dwelling resales.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 2020Townsville falls well below the national average of profitable dwelling sales which sits at 89.8 per cent while in regional Queensland the average sits above 80 per cent for both houses and units. However the report stated that transactions volumes are no longer falling but demand remains low so people selling who bought at the peak of the market are likely to incur a loss.CoreLogic analyst Cameron Kusher said the high amount of properties sold at a loss was representative of falling property prices.“Unfortunately Townsville is continuing to see more and more homes reselling at a loss,” he said. “It is up slightly, 45 per cent of homes the previous quarter, 46.1 per cent this quarter and it really just highlights the market is continuing to struggle continuing to see values fall and obviously a lot of people are looking to exit that market, not a lot of people are looking to enter and people are having to discount their prices to get out.”last_img read more

Port Freeport Gets Federal Funding for FHCIP

first_imgThe recently announced U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Work Plan includes $19 million in funding for the Freeport Harbor Channel Improvement Project (FHCIP). Port Freeport, Texas, is one of two seaports nationwide to receive a “new start” designation for commencement of construction.The estimated total cost of the project is $295 million, of which the federal government share is $165 million and Port Freeport as the local sponsor will contribute the remaining $130 million to be funded by the 2018 voter-approved bond package.This vitally important project will deepen the Freeport Harbor Channel to depths ranging from 51 to 56 feet.“The inclusion of the FHCIP in the 2020 Work Plan is a significant milestone in the construction of the channel deepening and widening,” said Phyllis Saathoff, Port Executive Director/CEO.“A deeper channel and navigation improvements will allow the Freeport Harbor Channel to support the growing energy exports and need for more efficient transits using deeper draft vessels achieving greater economies of scale for our port and channel partners.” The channel deepening project has been a strategic initiative for Port Freeport for many years, with the feasibility study being initiated in 2003 and receiving congressional authorization in 2014.last_img read more

Cascarino: Chelsea whiz Havertz better than Sancho

first_img Loading… read also:Kai Havertz nears Chelsea switch after midfielder ‘completes medical’ “[Christian] Pulisic and Havertz are blessed with pace and great technique, and [Timo] Werner is a lethal finisher. “Havertz, in particular, is going to be a massive player for Chelsea. He is a better acquisition this summer than Jadon Sancho would be.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Former Chelsea striker, Tony Cascarino, has hailed the acquisition of Kai Havertz. The former Bayer Leverkusen midfielder made a winning debut at Brighton. Before the game, Cascarino wrote for The Times: “I cannot wait to see Kai Havertz, Timo Werner and Christian Pulisic leading the line for Chelsea. “Frank Lampard’s team now have the most exciting front three in the Premier League and, whisper it, they have what it takes to be more prolific than Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino at Liverpool.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MorePlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body7 Netflix Shows Cancelled Because They Don’t Get The RatingsYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phone9 Iconic Roles Nobody Wanted To Play7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes8 Fascinating Facts About CoffeeWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?8 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffeelast_img read more

34 Graduate from LEAD Teacher Training Program

first_imgA teacher training program under the auspices of Liberia Educational Action for Development, a local NGO, on Sunday, May 18, graduated 34 trainees in the various methodologies in the teaching profession.The training program is instituted by LEAD to complement government’s strive aims at revamping the education sector. The gender-based ceremony witnessed the graduation of 19 males and 15 females. A male trainee, Ballah Gobewole took the first place followed by a female, Comfort Johnson Greenfield—a second placer and the third placer, Augustine T. Fokoe, respectively.Sunday’s graduation ceremony held at the Monrovia Vocational Training Center (MVTC) was the 14th Commencement Convocation of the LEAD National Teacher Training Program.LEAD Executive Director, Z. Elijah Whapoe said, the entity came into existence in November 1995 at the height of the Liberian civil war with the desire of filling in the gaps left behind by trained teachers and other educationalists within the education system of the country. Since that time, the institution has trained and graduated over 1, 129 trained ‘C’ Certificate teachers.The situation, Mr. Whapoe said created and unstoppable brain-drain at the time which seriously undermined the Ministry of Education’s (MOE’s) delivery capacity in attempt to bring about quality education in the country.“Because of increased demands, along with great enthusiasm received within the needy educational sector, LEAD has been able to make immense contributions in the area of teacher education.”Accordingly, LEAD has been operating within the guidelines set by the Division of Teacher Education, Certification Accreditation at the MOE.LEAD vision is for all, especially the needy, to have access to quality education. It desires creating an enabling environment for the needy by providing teacher training and other education-related services.The major programs include In-service and Pre-service teacher training; Functional adult literacy; School construction and renovation; Updating libraries and reading rooms, and providing scholarships for the needy.In the health and sanitation services, LEAD concentrates on family life education (reproductive health education); promotion of general/personal hygiene; dissemination of HIV/AIDs related education as well as rehabilitation of war-ravished health facilities and community latrines and wells.The institution is involves with the development of parents-teachers-students associations (PTSAs); girls’ education, civic and human rights education. It further conducts vocational skill training; build community capacities; conflict management and resolution; ethnic and value building; peace-building and trauma counseling, etc. In his keynote address earlier on the topic, “Legacy of Liberia: Staggering Education with all Kinds of Teachers,” the Assistant Minister for Teacher Education at the Ministry of Education (MOE), Moses Blonkanjay Jackson, charged the graduates to come on board to strengthen the country’s education system, which Mr. Jackson claimed resembles a limping dog.“When something is staggering, it is walking unsteadily, it is crippled and it is limping like a dog that has been hit by a speeding car and trying to move. That is how the Liberian education sector appeared to be staggering at least a decade ago, and maybe still is.”According to Assistant Minister Jackson, Liberia students have a legacy of poor performance in school subjects; in the tests administered annually by the Monrovia office of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC); in university entrances; on the job when they managed by hook or crook to get employ upon the completion of their school year.He said, those who called themselves college students in the country cannot “even compose a fitting letter of application; our students cannot speak good English, and so they cannot write.”Under such conditions, Assistant Minister Jackson believes that the status of education in Liberia is lopsided and staggering; it not quality; it is discouraging, and it does not meet contemporary standards.The ceremony brought together several education stakeholders, among them, chief education officers, district education officers and other international partners.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more