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Brisbane’s housing market is showing signs of growth.Mr Kusher said the real litmus test for the market would be spring selling season.”The test will be how many people bring their properties to market in spring and if there are sufficient buyers for those properties,” he said.CoreLogic head of research Tim Lawless said the index was foreshadowing another subtle monthly gain in housing values across Sydney and Melbourne in July, following last month’s small month-on-month rise. MORE: Ten suburbs where you might find a bargain CoreLogic head of research Tim Lawless. Home values in Brisbane rose 0.1 per cent in July, according to CoreLogic. Image: AAP/Darren England.The July hedonic home value index has recorded a 0.1 per cent rise in housing values across the five major capital cities in the first 29 days of the month. But CoreLogic research analyst Cameron Kusher said he would not “get too excited” about one month of gains in Brisbane home values.“(Brisbane) could be taking the lead from Sydney and Melbourne,” Mr Kusher said.“We’ve had policies ease, two interest rate cuts, population growth from interstate migration is ramping up, so you would think housing demand would be out there, but there’s just a bit of a reluctance to enter the market.” More from newsNoosa unit prices hit new record high as region booms: REIQ12 hours agoParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours ago Market stimulus including interest rate cuts is helping the housing market, according to CoreLogic. Image: AAP/Bianca De Marchi.Sydney home values inched 0.1 per cent higher during the month to date, while Melbourne values rose 0.2 per cent — the first positive movement since values peaked in 2017. “With the largest capital cities trending towards a modest rise in housing values, we are also seeing the daily five city aggregate index stabilising, posting a 0.1 per cent rise in value over the first 29 days of the month,” Mr Lawless said. “The latest data is a further sign that housing markets are responding to recent market stimulus, including lower mortgage rates, improved interest rate serviceability measures and a removal of uncertainty following the federal election.”The final set of index results will be released on Thursday. Brisbane home values have posted their first monthly rise since November last year, according to CoreLogic. Image: AAP/Darren England.BRISBANE’S housing market has made a dramatic turnaround, with home values posting their first monthly rise since November last year.New preliminary data from CoreLogic shows a further improvement in home values across the major capital cities in July, with the Queensland capital tracking 0.1 per cent higher after falling 0.6 per cent in June.That follows a drop in Brisbane values of 0.4 per cent in May and April. RELATED: Brisbane’s boom suburbs revealed
… get support from Shastri, Gayle and MahelaBy Deivarayan Muthu in PuneSRI Lanka coach Mickey Arthur, who is part of the ICC cricket committee that will consider making four-day Tests mandatory as part of the World Test Championship from 2023, has shot down the proposal.Arthur has joined the likes of Virat Kohli, Ben Stokes and Vernon Philander in opposing four-day Test cricket, which is being considered by the ICC in order to free up a calendar that is cramped with too many fixtures and T20 leagues.“Look, I say five-day Test cricket is the way to go,” Arthur said on the eve of Sri Lanka’s third T20I against India in Pune. “Test cricket challenges you – it challenges you mentally, it challenges you physically and it challenges you technically. And a lot of the time on the fifth day, we’ve witnessed a really good Test match that wouldn’t have lasted (otherwise).”A move to cut the fifth day would ease the financial pressure on boards, but Arthur stressed that Test cricket shouldn’t be tampered with because of financial or commercial reasons.“Look, we can talk about financial pressures and that type of stuff,” he said. “(But), I think the fabric of Test cricket shouldn’t be messed with. You want wickets deteriorating on day five, you want thrillers that go all the way, there are a lot of really good exciting draws where one team plays it out. So, I definitely think five-day Test cricket is the way to go without a doubt.”Former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene, who is also part of the ICC cricket committee, isn’t in favour of four-day Test cricket as well.“We will discuss it in the meeting and I don’t know what will happen after that but my personal opinion is that it should remain five days. I would not want any change,” Jaywardene had told PTI.India coach Ravi Shastri is also not a fan of the proposal. “Four-day Test is nonsense,” he told Indian news channel CNN-News18.“If this goes on we may have limited-overs Tests. There is no need to tamper with five-day Tests. If at all they want to tamper, then let the top six sides play five-day Tests and the next six be allowed to play four-day Tests. If you want to preserve Tests then let the top six play more against each other. You have the shorter format to popularise the game.”West Indies opener Chris Gayle also joined the other strong voices in rejecting the idea of four-day Test cricket. “I am not a fan of that (four-day Tests). I’ve played 100 Test matches,” Gayle said. “A few finish in three days, a few finish in four days but five days Test cricket is ultimate.It sets the trend. It has been there for ages, so why go and mess with it. If they give other players opportunity to actually experience it as well because it can be a life-changing experience to play five days of Test cricket. It tests your mental state so you can cope in life as well.”The ICC is set to meet in March 2020 to discuss the four-day Test proposal. (ESPN Cricinfo)
Lacob floated the possibility he will sit in his courtside seat sporting one of his championship rings when the Warriors … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device* * *Subscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table book* * *OAKLAND >> During this holiday season, Warriors majority owner Joe Lacob does not have the spirit of giving. Instead, he seems more naughty than nice.
We had to know this was coming.Monday afternoon, an arbiter ruled Raiders receiver Antonio Brown could not wear his Schutt Air Advantage helmet on the field because it was more than 10 years old and could not be certified safe.Tuesday morning, Brown posted on Twitter asking if any of his followers has the same model of helmet manufactured within the last 10 years (he wears an adult large, by the way).”I’m looking for a Schutt Air Advantage Adult Large Helmet that was manufactured in 2010 …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Brian E. Ravencraft, CPA, CGMA is a Principal with Holbrook & Manter, CPAsBusinesses can immediately expense more under the new law. A taxpayer may elect to expense the cost of any section 179 property and deduct it in the year the property is placed in service. The new tax law increased the maximum deduction from $500,000 to $1 million. It also increased the phase-out threshold from $2 million to $2.5 million.The new law also expands the definition of section 179 property to allow the taxpayer to elect to include the following improvements made to nonresidential real property after the date when the property was first placed in service:Qualified improvement property, which means any improvement to a building’s interior. Improvements do not qualify if they are attributable to: the enlargement of the building, any elevator or escalator or the internal structural framework of the building.Roofs, HVAC, fire protection systems, alarm systems and security systems are now subject to 179 expense.These changes apply to property placed in service in taxable years beginning after Dec. 31, 2017. Temporary 100% expensing for certain business assets (first year bonus depreciation)The new law increases the bonus depreciation percentage from 50% to 100% for qualified property acquired and placed in service after Dec. 21, 2017, and before Jan. 1, 2023.The definition of property eligible for 100 percent bonus depreciation was expanded to include used qualified property acquired and placed in service after Sept. 27, 2017, if all the following factors apply (old rule was the qualified property had to be new versus used property):The taxpayer didn’t use the property at any time before acquiring it.The taxpayer didn’t acquire the property from a related party.The taxpayer didn’t acquire the property from a component member of a controlled group of corporations.The taxpayer’s basis of the used property is not figured in whole or in part by reference to the adjusted basis of the property in the hands of the seller or transferor.The taxpayer’s basis of the used property is not figured under the provision for deciding basis of property acquired from a decedent. Depreciation limitations on luxury automobiles and personal use propertyThe new law changed depreciation limits for passenger vehicles placed in service after Dec. 31, 2017. If the taxpayer doesn’t claim bonus depreciation, the greatest allowable depreciation deduction is:$10,000 for the first year,$16,000 for the second year,$9,600 for the third year, and$5,760 for each later taxable year in the recovery period. If a taxpayer claims 100% bonus depreciation, the greatest allowable depreciation deduction is:$18,000 for the first year,$16,000 for the second year,$9,600 for the third year, and$5,760 for each later taxable year in the recovery period. Changes to treatment of certain farm propertyThe new law shortens the recovery period for machinery and equipment used in a farming business from seven to five years. This excludes grain bins, cotton ginning assets, fences or other land improvements. This recovery period is effective for property placed in service after Dec. 31, 2017. Now is the time to planNow is the time to be thinking how the new depreciation laws will impact your 2018 tax planning. Many other changes occurred as well that may impact your overall planning to minimize taxes; therefore, be sure to contact your tax advisor so you are taking advantage of all the new tax law offerings. Information for this article was obtained from IRS Fact Sheet 2018-9.Brian E. Ravencraft, CPA, CGMA is a Principal with Holbrook & Manter, CPAs. Brian has been with Holbrook & Manter since 1995, primarily focusing on the areas of Tax Consulting and Management Advisory Services within several firm service areas, focusing on agri-business and closely held businesses and their owners. Holbrook & Manter is a professional services firm founded in 1919 and we are unique in that we offer the resources of a large firm without compromising the focused and responsive personal attention that each client deserves. You can reach Brian through www.HolbrookManter.com or at [email protected]
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Kelsie Schwyn has been named director of strategic partnerships and Nationwide services for Ohio Farm Bureau’s Strategic Partnerships department, which was recently created to develop and manage key relationships and partnerships within the farm and food sector and with businesses, educators, public officials and others.Schwyn joins Ohio Farm Bureau after working as an associate account executive at FLM Harvest, an agricultural strategic consulting, marketing and communication agency, where she supported clients, managed marketing campaigns and cultivated client relationships.Schwyn was raised on an Angus cattle farm in Newcomerstown. She has degrees in agribusiness and applied economics from both Lake Land College in Mattoon, Illinois and The Ohio State University.She and her husband, Brandon, reside in Marysville. They are members of the Union County Farm Bureau and are active in their local church.
The Opera Mini application is now considered not only the world’s most popular mobile browser, but also the world’s most downloaded app. According to independent applications marketplace GetJar, the browser has been downloaded more than 25 million times from its store. “The fact that Opera Mini is the most downloaded app on an open app store like GetJar makes us proud,” said Opera’s Chief Strategy Officer Rolf Assev. “It proves that our vision of providing a browser that works on almost all phones will give millions a better way to access the Web.”According to StatCounter, Opera currently holds a 25% share of the mobile browser market, with the iPhone’s Safari browser hot on its heels. GetJar credits much of Opera’s success to the fact that the app is being downloaded across Java, Android, Blackberry and Windows Mobile platforms. Given the limited capabilities of many of the current mobile browsers, a good portion of these downloads can be attributed to the quest for a better experience. And while Opera is clearly winning, we’re not sure it’ll be in the lead for long. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Apple#Browsers#web Recently, Mozilla released Fennec 3, the third beta version of the company’s open-source touch mobile browser. In January 2008, ReadWriteWeb compared Opera Mini to the promises of the much anticipated Firefox mobile browser. A year later, Mozilla fans are still waiting and Opera Mini users continue to enjoy synced bookmarks and notes, skinning features, relatively fast downloads and increased video capabilities. From more than 1500 votes within the GetJar community, Opera Mini 4.2 has earned an 8.1 out of 10 user rating. But it will be interesting to see if die-hard Mozilla fans will sing the praises of Fennec. To read GetJar’s Opera Mini reviews or to download the app, visit the community’s browser page. Or if you’ve got a Nokia N810 Internet Tablet and would like to test Fennec, download it here. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… dana oshiro Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
Photo by: Tristan Tamayo/Inquirer.netTAIPEI – Chot Reyes will wait until the literal final hours of the July 25 deadline before submitting his “Fighting 12” for the Fiba Asia Championship for fear of disrupting what little chemistry this Gilas Pilipinas team playing in the Jones Cup has achieved.But, by using the simple process of elimination, basketball fans back home could figure out, more or less, the composition of the team that will try to win the Asian title for the first time since 1973.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas had named Baser Amer, Mike Tolomia, Vin Pessumal, Kevin Ferrer, Carl Cruz, Almond Vosotros and Troy Rosario together with amateurs Bobby Ray Parks, Kobe Paras, Raymar Jose and Kiefer Ravena.Energetic Fil-German Christian Standhardinger will be the 12th man for the team seeking to defend the gold medal in Kuala Lumpur.June Mar Fajardo, Terrence Romeo, Japeth Aguilar, Allein Maliksi, Raymond Almazan, Jason Castro, Kevin Alas, Norbert Torres, Gabe Norwood, RR Pogoy, Jio Jalalon, Mac Belo, Matthew Wright and Calvin Abueva are then left, and Reyes would just have to drop three names from there.Blatche has been the Philippines’ naturalized player since the World Cup in Seville, Spain, in 2014 and in case his camp doesn’t come to terms with the SBP this time, Reyes made it clear that the replacement would be Standhardinger.Born to a Filipino mother, Standhardinger will not be eligible to play for the Philippines in Fiba-run events as a natural born Filipino because he failed to obtain a Philippine passport before he turned 16.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments Johnson dazzled by Ball magic for Lakers “Yes, more or less,” Reyes said late Tuesday night after team dinner where his squad watched Chinese Taipei A upset Canada, 89-86, which put Gilas back in the title hunt here.He was asked if he already has an idea on who to bring to Beirut in Lebanon for the August 8-20 showcase where the Philippines will be grouped with China, Qatar and Iraq in the classification phase.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“But it would not be right to announce it now, with this (Jones Cup) tournament going on,” he said. Gilas planes back home in the early afternoon of July 24.Reyes had submitted a 24-man pool for the Fiba Asia that includes naturalized player Andray Blatche, and if the names playing in the Southeast Asian Games are put into consideration, most of those going to Beirut will come from the list of PBA veterans. LATEST STORIES FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress
Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Bolick led San Beda with 14 points, 11 assists, and seven rebounds before getting ejected, while Davon Potts had his best game this season with 12 markers, four boards, two dimes, and two steals.Javee Mocon also had a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds for the 9-1 Red Lions.Clement Leutcheu paced St. Benilde (2-8) with 25 points and 15 rebounds, as the Blazers suffered their fourth straight defeat.The Scores:SAN BEDA 72 – Bolick 14, Potts 12, Mocon 10, Soberano 8, Tankoua 7, Cabanag 5, Noah 5, Bahio 4, Carino 3, Adamos 2, Doliguez 2, Abuda 0, Oftana 0, Tongco 0.ADVERTISEMENT ST. BENILDE 58 – Leutcheu 25, Domingo 8, Sta. Maria 8, Pili 5, Castor 4, Belgica 2, Dixon 2, Naboa 2, San Juan 2, Johnson 0, Young 0.Quarters: 17-18, 41-28, 63-41, 72-58. MOST READ Things escalated quickly under the basket which led to a disqualifying foul on Young and the ejection of Bolick, who was seen retaliating by the referees during the replay, and Clint Doliguez, who entered the playing court.After the game, a fuming coach Boyet Fernandez expressed disgust with how things were handled during the commotion as he came to Bolick’s defense.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“Where was the closed fist? Check the replay!,” he argued. “You have to see that. The other team only had one foul and we already had six fouls. Then you throw out a player that was tackled. I hope the commissioner will see that. It is unethical,” said Fernandez.“We were up 14 points and then you tackle the other player? Why penalize that guy who did not even punch? My God, that’s wrong. I hope the commissioner will see that. It’s already a won game already.” Brady not thinking of ’08 injury as he prepares for Chiefs View comments Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLooking an unstoppable behemoth, San Beda continued its tear with a 72-58 rout of St. Benilde Tuesday for an eighth straight victory in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The win, however, was overshadowed by an endgame fracas where Carlo Young tackled a driving Robert Bolick down on a fastbreak with 2:28 left.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next