The median house price in this suburb is being trumped by latest sales

first_img5A Hilton Drive, Camira. The heated lap pool at 5A Hilton Drive, Camira.A four-bedroom, three-bathroom home at 5A Hilton Drive sold on June 27 for $830,000Another property at 37-39 Addison Rd, sold for $818,000.The latest figures by CoreLogic show the current median house price in Camira is $385,000, up by 7.1 per cent in the last 12 months. 5A Hilton Drive, Camira.Ms May said the Hilton Drive property was a prestige home and described it as “absolutely stunning”.“It definitely was a well presented home,” Ms May said.“I think that’s what it came down to, and the detail of the property.” 5A Hilton Drive, Camira. 5A Hilton Drive, Camira.She said a heated lap pool through the home and an integrated music system in every room added to the value of the property.“The property was on the market for just four days and bought by a single guy,” Ms May said.Ms May said the single-level property at Addison Rd went unconditional within one hour of the sale.She said the four-bedroom, three-bathroom property was expected to settle on July 17.“This property was on a level 8147sq m block,” she said.“It was on the market for 14 days and bought by an interstate buyer.”center_img 5A Hilton Drive, Camira. 5A Hilton Drive, Camira.Property investors are paying more than double the median house price in this once sleepy southeast Queensland suburb.Only 25km from Brisbane’s CBD, Camira a suburb in the City of Ipswich, is proving popular with more buyers keen to spend the extra cash for homes on bigger blocks. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours ago5A Hilton Drive, Camira.McGrath — Springfield selling agents Clare May and Amy Baillie said it was great to see property prices on the rise in the area.Ms May said Camira was “really taking off”.“It’s close to Springfield Lakes and with Orion Shopping Centre nearby it’s helping to drive prices up in the area,” she said.“Buyers are looking for large blocks. Springfield Lakes is great but the block sizes are smaller.In Camira you can get these large blocks.”last_img read more

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Tips for recruiting technical talent in offshore energy

first_imgChanging society Renewable energy Jobseekers are increasingly looking for jobs that can make an impact. Working in renewables brings about a new level of job satisfaction: you are contributing to a better world. Besides making an impact, engineers and technical personnel also find it important for their job to challenge them so they can grow. They also want to work in a supportive environment where they can speak their mind. Tips for recruiting technical personnel: Engineers are the most in-demand profession at this moment. This will not change soon: the changing society requires that even more organizations need to embrace technological innovations in order to stay relevant. Technical personnel are not known for actively looking for a job. Research has shown however that they do want to hear about new career developments and are open to interesting and challenging opportunities.   Receive €100 discount on a job listing in July 2020 If we look at the offshore energy sector, the renewable energy industry could create more than a million jobs a year. According to the International Renewable Energy Agency, those jobs are created if countries invest to meet their target for cutting global carbon emissions. However, creating these jobs means more students and jobseekers need to choose a technical education and profession in the future. Therefore, for now, the shortage remains. Find more information about posting jobs on Offshore-Energy.biz. Make sure your company profile and story appeals to technical personnel. Show your most impressive projects. Have current employees tell their story on your corporate website. Is your HR department actively taking care of the personnel during the corona crisis? Describe how.Publish your jobs: maximize visibility and post your job on online platforms. Personnel in the maritime, offshore, energy and renewables sector can be found on the job boards of Offshore-Energy.biz, OffshoreWIND.biz, DredgingToday.com and NavingoCareer.com.Use your network and reach out: ask your current engineers to approach their personal network. Referrals are the easiest way to find new personnel. What are your potential employees reading to stay up-to-date in their field of expertise? Find the niche platforms they read. Research advertising opportunities (advertorials, newsletters, banners etc). News in for example offshore wind, marine energy and green marine can be find on the news sites of Offshore-Energy.biz platform. Organize or participate in events for tech talent. Whether online or face-to-face, events are an opportunity to meet potential candidates and showcase your company culture. A great event to meet talent in the sector is the Navingo Career Event taking place on 27 and 28 October in Amsterdam. The event coincides with Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference. center_img What’s important to technical talent Recruiting technical talent in offshore energy Want to maximise visibility for your job listing? Publish your job on the online platforms that your potential jobseekers use to catch up on news and vacancies from the sector. The job sections of Offshore Energy, Offshore Wind or Dredging Today can help you find qualified personnel in the maritime, offshore and energy sector worldwide. rn jump to tips International Renewable Agency The labor market is on lockdown since the start of the corona crisis, however the first signs of change are starting to appear. One thing hasn’t changed though: the demand for technical personnel remains high globally, also in the offshore energy and renewable sector. So how do companies go about attracting and recruiting technical talent? Receive €100 discount when you post your job in July 2020last_img read more

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Sarah Kaufman ‘surprised and not surprised’ with matchups for PFL 4

first_imgJoin DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearWhen the pairings were announced for this week’s fourth show of the season and second run of bouts for the women’s lightweight competitors, Kaufman was matched up with Samad, which led her to believe the two-time Olympian and promotional poster girl Harrison would be paired off with Dalziel, but that wasn’t the case.“I was surprised and I was not surprised,” said Kaufman, recalling her reaction upon learning that Harrison was paired with Frier for Thursday’s fight card at Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.In addition to having been told the winners and losers would be paired off, the idea also made mathematical sense to Kaufman, as the field of eight would then feature two fighters with 2-0 records who were assured of advancing to the playoffs, two fighters with 0-2 records who were automatically eliminated from advancing, and four athletes who have gone 1-1, which puts a greater importance on the points those fighters accrued in their regular season appearances.“When (the fight card) came out, it was like, ‘Wait a second — she’s not fighting a winner,’” said Kaufman. “In fact, she’s fighting the girl who is technically on the bottom.”Despite what seems like favorable matchmaking to ensure Harrison advances to the playoffs, the Canadian veteran is actually quite understanding of the decision to pair her toughest rival in the field with the competitor she beat handily two months back.“Morgan is technically in eighth, but you know, it also makes so much sense because it’s the story,” said Kaufman, who has been viewed as the ideal opponent to face Harrison in the finals since her inclusion in the field was announced. “We both fought the same person, so who is going to beat them faster? Kayla knowing there is that time marker, if she could get that win ahead of me and I were to get a decision, she could be in first place.“There is this whole storyline and this whole dynamic that can be created out of us fighting the same opponent, so I was surprised because I was under the impression we were both fighting winners, but then I was not surprised that if they weren’t going to give her a winner, that’s who they would give her because it makes for a great storyline and some fun talking points.”Part of the reason she’s so understanding and unfazed by the pairings is that having taken care of business in May, Kaufman knows she controls her own fate.As the only fighter to earn a finish in their opening bout of the season, Kaufman has a three-point edge on the other three victors heading into Thursday’s action and only needs to score a victory over Samad to assure herself a place in the semifinals later this year, not that she’s looking to play it safe and coast through to the final four.“I’m definitely very happy with the results and that I (have six points), the other three have three and then there are four with zero,” she began. “Those stats are great and speak for themselves, but moving forward, this is just another fight and I can’t really think about what’s already happened other than I’m definitely pleased with the first-round results and a second first-round finish would be glorious and something that I would definitely welcome.“I absolutely would love to go in as the top seed and I have those capabilities and I’m in a position to do that,” continued Kaufman, who entered the season on a three-fight winning streak consisting of victories over Jessica-Rose Clark, Pannie Kianzad, and Katharina Lehner. “Being at six points, I’m in quite a good spot where I’m not guaranteed, but as close to being guaranteed as you could be given that there are eight of us and how the spread is, but you can’t rely on that.“Ideally, you want your optimal matchup given that there are only four, but I don’t know who that is,” she added. “In a perfect world, the PFL would love for Kayla and I to be in the finals, meeting there, but it could happen in the semifinals and there is a very small chance that one of us doesn’t make it in, though I feel we’re both in a good spot.“They gave her Morgan which is going to make sure she gets into the (Top 4) and I’m in a good spot where I can make sure I get in the (Top 4), so it will be interesting to see where everyone sits.”Although she is a veteran of the fight game and has spent the majority of her career fighting at the highest level, the ZUMA representative admitted that her first fight week competing in the lightweight division brought some unexpected questions and awkward moments as she readied to make weight.Fighters are creatures of habit and when you’re 25-fights deep into your career, you’re used to following the same pre-fight routine. For Kaufman, that has always meant cutting weight and paying close attention to her diet.“I didn’t know how I would feel given that cutting weight is kind of a right of passage — it’s a regular part of fight week, part of the routine,” she said. “I didn’t know if (not having to cut weight) would affect my mental focus when I came to the fight.”(I questioned whether) if because I’ve been able to enjoy other things, is it going to take away from the training or the experience within the fight,” admitted Kaufman, who actually came in slightly heavier than Frier back in May. “Fortunately, it didn’t make a difference at all.“I was able to be really comfortable throughout fight week, make weight without a hassle and not over-eat because sometimes after you cut weight, you’re really trying to consciously be like, ‘I have to eat a lot; I have to replenish those calories.’ Because I wasn’t depleted, I didn’t have to go through that effort purposefully of ‘It’s been a couple hours, I have to go get food.’ I could just do as I normally would on a regular day. That was awesome and I was able to still feel like I was ready for the fight.”With the fight week questions behind her and comfortably in first place, in full control of her own destiny, Kaufman is eager to get back in the cage on Thursday, collect another victory and punch her ticket to the playoffs. “I was under the impression that the winners were fighting the winners and the losers were fighting the other losers,” said Sarah Kaufman when asked about the matchups for the second round of regular season fights in the Professional Fighters League’s women’s lightweight competition.In her opening bout of the PFL’s second season, the Victoria, British Columbia native and former Strikeforce bantamweight champion made quick work of Morgan Frier, earning a first-round submission win, good for six points and first place in the standings as each of the other three women to earn victories on the May 9 fight card on Long Island — Kayla Harrison, Roberta Samad, and Bobbi-Jo Dalziel — did so by decision. “Roberta is one of the more well-rounded fighters in the 155-pound division right now — she’s a jiu jitsu black belt, but she has sufficient striking that she’s going to use her striking,” she said of Samad, who earned 30-27 scores across the board in her bout against Moriel Charneski back in May. “She was on one of the stats from the PFL as having highest volume thrown, as well as the highest differential between her and her opponent, so that’s exciting for me as well because it’s not just someone who is going to try to glue themselves to you within the fight. It makes for a little more dynamic fight, which makes it really fun.“I thought she looked good,” she added. “As always, there are things that you see that you can find openings for and I’m very confident that I win this fight, but she’s not somebody you’re going to walk through in five seconds.“She’s definitely a game opponent and the only thing that stops me from getting into the Top 4 and the semifinals is Roberta, so my goal is to make sure there is no chance that happens and I’m moving forward.”last_img read more

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Zebra Mussels discovered in Wellington City Lake

first_imgThese Zebra Mussels were discovered at Wellington City Lake.Press release by Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism – The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism has confirmed the presence of invasive zebra mussels in Wellington Lake in Sumner County. Wellington city staff discovered the invasive, sharp-shelled mollusks as they replaced buoy lines. KDWPT staff subsequently found well-established populations of zebra mussels of various ages in the old and new parts of the lake. There is no known method to completely rid a lake of zebra mussels.     Wellington Lake covers approximately 675 surface acres. The lake office is located at 452 West 50th Street South, which is about five miles west of Wellington on US Hwy 160, then about one mile south of the City of Mayfield. It is managed by the City of Wellington, and KDWPT manages the fishery as part of the department’s Community Fisheries Assistance Program (CFAP). The lake and recreation area offer a variety of outdoor activities such as boating, skiing, swimming, fishing, camping and skiing.            Jessica Howell, KDWPT Aquatic Nuisance Species Coordinator, reminds lake visitors that everyone using the lake plays a key role in stemming the spread of mussels to un-infested lakes. “This situation shows how important it is for boaters, anglers, swimmers and skiers to be aware of aquatic nuisance species (ANS) and to take precautions to prevent their spread,” she said.  Prevention is the best way to avoid spreading ANS. They often travel by “hitchhiking” with unsuspecting lake-goers. “Always clean, drain and dry boats and other equipment such as skis, life jackets and water toys before using another lake. Also, don’t transfer lake water or live fish to another body of water. This can help stop the spread of not only zebra mussels, but most aquatic nuisance species that may be present,” Howell said.  The lake will be added to the list of ANS-designated waters in Kansas, and notices will be posted at various locations around the shore. The sharp-shelled zebra mussels attach to solid objects, so lake-goers should be careful when handling mussel-encrusted objects and when grabbing an underwater object when they can’t see what their hands may be grasping. Visitors should protect their feet when walking on underwater or shoreline rocks.     Zebra mussels are just one of the non-native aquatic species that threaten our waters and native wildlife. After using any body of water, people must remember to follow regulations and precautions that will prevent their spread: ·         Clean, drain and dry boats and equipment between uses·         Use wild-caught bait only in the lake or pool where it was caught·         Do not move live fish from waters infested with zebra mussels or other aquatic nuisance   species·         Drain livewells and bilges and remove drain plugs from all vessels prior to transport from   any Kansas water on a public highway.For more information about aquatic nuisance species in Kansas, report a possible ANS, or see a list of ANS-designated waters, visit ProtectKSWaters.org. ———ABOUT ZEBRA MUSSELSZebra mussels are dime-sized mollusks with striped, sharp-edged, two-part shells. They can produce huge populations in a short time and do not require a host fish to reproduce. A large female zebra mussel can produce 1 million eggs, and then fertilized eggs develop into microscopic veligers that are invisible to the naked eye. Veligers drift in the water for at least two weeks before they settle out as young mussels which quickly grow to adult size and reproduce within a few months. After settling, zebra mussels develop byssal threads that attach their shells to submerged hard surfaces such as rocks, piers, and flooded timber. They also attach to pipes, water intake structures, boat hulls, propellers, and submerged parts of outboard motors. As populations increase, they can clog intake pipes and prevent water treatment and electrical generating plants from drawing water. In 2012, two Kansas communities, Council Grove and Osage City, experienced temporary water shortages from zebra mussel infestations before water intake structures could be cleaned up. Removing large numbers of zebra mussels to ensure adequate water flow can be labor-intensive and costly.Zebra mussels are native to the Black and Caspian seas of western Asia and eastern Europe and were spread around the world in the ballast water of cargo ships. They were discovered in Lake St. Clair and the Detroit River in 1988 and quickly spread throughout the Great Lakes and other rivers including the Mississippi, Illinois, Ohio, Tennessee, Arkansas and Hudson. They were first discovered in Kansas in 2003 at El Dorado Reservoir. Despite public education efforts to alert boaters about the dangers of zebra mussels and how to prevent spreading them, the species continues to show up in new lakes every year. Moving water in boats and bait buckets has been identified as a likely vector.For information about Wellington Lake, visit http://cityofwellington.net/wellingtonlake.htmllast_img read more

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