Looking for a flatmate or a soulmate? You might just find both in one of these suburbs

first_imgJenny Brandon and Steven Webster in Brisbane’s New Farm happily ever after. They were flatmates for six years before they fell in love. Picture: AAP Image/Claudia Baxter.WHEN Steve Webster moved in to a sharehouse with his now girlfriend 10 years ago, he thought he might make a new friend but he didn’t bank on falling in love.The 30-year-old Brisbane real estate flatted with Jenny Brandon for six years before they became an item — sharing rent, dirty dishes, and, eventually, their hearts.“We became best friends and just went through life together,” Steve said.“Her mum passed away at the same time as the breakup so she went through a bad time and that brought us closer together.”GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HEREThe couple continued flatting with other people for another six months before moving out on their own.“In a way, you get to see the worst of each other I guess,” Steve said.“I’m sure anyone who’s had a flatmate would know — you see every part of their life.“If they still like you after all that, you’re doing all right.”If you are looking for love — or just a flatmate — some parts of the state are more sought-after than others.Flatmates.com.au has revealed the most popular share accommodation suburbs in Queensland, and it seems it does pay to live beside the seaside.Broadbeach on the Gold Coast has topped the list of most in-demand suburbs to find a flatmate, with an average of 61 people looking at each property listed on Flatmates.com.au in the first three months of this yearBroadbeach is the most popular suburb for share accommodation in Queensland, according to Flatmates.com.au.It was also the third most sought-after suburb in the country when it comes to share accommodation, and has a median share room price of $239 a week.The data is based on the number of people who said they were looking in a particular suburb in the first quarter of 2018, versus the number of properties that were listed.Mount Gravatt, located next to Griffith University’s Nathan campus in Brisbane’s south, ranked second with 48 people looking for each room.PROPERTY INVESTORS BACK, BUT BABY STEPSIT’S TIME YOUR KIDS STARTING PAYING RENTHISTORIC BRISBANE HOME UP FOR GRABSThe beach suburbs of Main Beach, Currumbin and Caloundra rounded out the top five, while Miami and Burleigh Heads were also popular.Flatmates.com.au executive manager Simon Hope suggested those struggling to find a room in one of the most popular suburbs should consider looking to neighbouring suburbs that offered a similar lifestyle and amenities, but with less competition.“As an example, Broadbeach saw 61 people looking per property while just next-door Broadbeach Waters had a demand of just eight looking per property.”When it comes to falling in love with a flatmate, Steve and Jenny are not alone.Justine Morgan, 27, met her boyfriend at university and moved in to a sharehouse in St Lucia with him and two other flatmates..Brisbane couple Justine Morgan and Dean Jones fell in love while they were flatting together. Picture supplied.They started out as just friends — even setting each other up with mutual friends — until one day Justine realised she had developed stronger feelings towards Dean.“I said to my friends; ‘I have a crush on my flatmate’ and they said; ‘Don’t do anything! You’ll ruin the friendship’.Four years on, Justine is happy she didn’t take their advice.The couple still share a house with other flatmates but their relationship is very different.Relationship psychologist Philipa Thornton said a romance born from a flatmate friendship could lead to a successful life partnership.“It is a fabulous basis because domestically you’re going to have an idea of what they are like pretty quickly,” she said.“Proximity makes the heart grow fonder and that can be a really lovely foundation for a relationship to form from a friendship base.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours agoRelationship psychologist Philipa Thornton.Ms Thornton said with a more traditional dating relationship someone’s true colours could remain hidden for quite some time, but a flatmate romance fast-tracked what was normally a slower process.“The honeymoon phase could be over quicker when you’re living with someone 24/7,” she said.QLD’S MOST POPULAR SHARE ACCOMMODATION SUBURBS1. Broadbeach2. Mount Gravatt3. Main Beach4. Currumbin5. Caloundra6. Dutton Park7. Miami8. Burleigh Heads9. West End10. South Brisbane11. Carindale12. Mermaid Beach13. Alexandra Headland14. Milton15. Mooloolaba16. Noosa Heads17. Helensvale18. Newstead19. Townsville20. Toowong(Source: flatmates.com.au)last_img read more

FB : Last time they played: Syracuse 34, Toledo 7

first_img Published on September 22, 2011 at 12:00 pm Comments Walter Reyes had a wide smile on his face when he struck the Heisman pose after Syracuse’s win over Central Florida. And a week later, when the Orangemen played Toledo, Reyes further bolstered his case for the Heisman Trophy.The SU running back followed up a 241-yard, four-touchdown UCF game with 162 yards rushing and two touchdowns against the Rockets.Reyes gave credit to his offensive line for opening up gaping holes to run through following the game.‘The (offensive line) makes holes about this big,’ Reyes said in an article published by The Daily Orange on Sept. 29, 2003.  ‘At first, I’m expecting to get hit and then it’s like, ‘Oh, here we go.”With the help of his offensive line, Reyes led Syracuse to a 34-7 throttling of Toledo. Reyes couldn’t be contained, busting out for two touchdown runs of 61 yards and 43 yards in length. The Orangemen combined its fierce running attack that went for 303 yards on 47 carries with a stingy pass defense to easily beat the Rockets.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter the win over Toledo, Reyes led the nation in rushing with 170.3 yards per game and scoring with 15.5 points per game. He finished the year with 1,347 yards rushing, 975 receiving and 20 touchdowns rushing on the season.The Orangemen improved to 3-1 after stifling the Rockets. The Syracuse defense was prepared for Toledo’s short passing scheme. The Rockets were only able to gain 57 yards on 13 screen plays.Syracuse defensive coordinator Chris Rippon recognized Bruce Gradkowski’s tendency to throw the short pass. Gradkowski threw the ball 50 times, but the Orangemen held the Toledo quarterback to just 5.1 yards per pass.‘Their passing game is really more like a running game,’ Rippon said to The Daily Orange after the game. ‘It’s a lot of short passes, a lot of screen passes.’The Orangemen controlled the clock, running 39 plays before halftime. Reyes’ ability to break free for big plays even astounded his teammates. The nearly 36,000 fans in the Carrier Dome took notice, too, giving him a standing ovation.‘He just bursts through that hole, and it opens like the Red Sea,’ tight end Lenny Cusumano said to The Daily Orange after the game. ‘Walter gets up in there, the hole opens up and he takes it to the house. It’s just unbelievable the way he hits that hole.’Toledo only mustered one touchdown in the third quarter, and by that time the Orangemen were already out in front 27-0.‘I can’t say that we anticipated that they would only score seven points,’ SU head coach Paul Pasqualoni said to The Daily Orange after the game. ‘But one of the objectives on defense was to bend, slow it down and try not to break.’Reyes was able to outrun the whole Rockets’ defense on his two touchdowns. Despite overextending his quad on one play, the Orangemen continued to feed Reyes the ball rather than turn to backup Damien Rhodes. The Rockets were unable to find a remedy for the Orangemen running attack.‘We tried to run blitz on those short-yardage plays and make a big play,’ Toledo head coach Tom Amstutz said to The Daily Orange after the game. ‘He made some moves, found a hole and just took off.’— Compiled by Andrew Tredinnick, asst. copy editor, [email protected]center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Wisconsin upsets No. 2 Gophers, 3-2, in Hockey City Classic

first_imgTyler Barnes looks to attack in Sunday\’s game against Minnesota at Soldier Field.[/media-credit]CHICAGO – It took 30 shots on goal and 33:03 off the clock, but it was well worth the wait for the Wisconsin men’s hockey team.At the 13:03 mark of the second period the Badgers found their way onto the scoreboard for a 1-0 lead – 3:19 later and they led 3-0. The three goals held strong as the No. 18 Badgers took the 3-2 win in the long anticipated Hockey City Classic over the No. 2 Minnesota Gophers.After dropping game one in Madison 3-2 to Minnesota (20-6-4, 12-6-4), Wisconsin (13-10-8, 10-7-7) kept things simple on the rough ice conditions en route to victory.“I was asked several times this week if we regret giving up a home game, the answer is still no,” Wisconsin head coach Mike Eaves said. “The experience we had today is a lifetime experience – that’s the tradeoff that we get.“It’s not just another game in the second half of the season.”Minnesota native Kevin Schulze was the first to strike for UW. With Wisconsin’s tenth shot on goal, the freshman defenseman found the back of the net on a long shot to give Wisconsin the 1-0 lead.With few opportunities at this point – compared to Minnesota’s 20 shots on goal at the time – the Badgers had already rung two pucks off the pipes of Adam Wilcox’s net.But Wisconsin came away with the all-important first score.“We knew the first goal would be critical in this game,” Gophers head coach Don Lucia said.“After that first period that we had, we didn’t seem to be on our toes, we seemed to be on our heels a bit,” Eaves said. “Getting that goal gave us confidence.”Wisconsin wasn’t done yet. Just over a minute later at the 14:13 mark, senior defenseman John Ramage threw the puck on net to make it 2-0. While Ramage – who was playing in the second outdoor game of his career – was credited with the goal, the puck was actually deflected in off Gopher defenseman Mike Reilly’s glove.Before the teams headed into the second intermission, junior Sean Little scored his second goal of the season – and the fourth of his career – to round off the Badgers’ second period onslaught, cleaning up a rebound back door off a shot on net. After a scoreless first, the Badgers suddenly held a commanding 3-0 lead.“In the second period we threw literally everything that we had at him,” Ramage said. “Shots from the corner, shots from anywhere on the ice. We happened to get a couple good bounces and things went in.”Trailing at the start of the third period, Minnesota held an overwhelming 27-16 shot on goal advantage – but its offense couldn’t be held off too long.Only 2:36 into the third, the Gophers found their way on the score board as sophomore forward Seth Ambroz hacked away at the puck, eventually flipping it over Rumpel’s leg near the post.In an eerily similar situation to Friday night where the Badgers skated for nearly three minutes with an empty net to end the game – an effort in which they did score an extra-man goal at the hands of junior Tyler Barnes – the Gophers pulled Wilcox for just over the final two minutes of the game. The extra man worked to Minnesota’s favor, as junior forward Zach Budish cut Wisconsin’s lead 3-2 with 1:42 left on the clock.When all was said and done – and a 3-2 win in the Hockey City Classic to their name – the Badgers only managed 19 shots on goal to the Gophers 38. With 36 saves on the night, Wisconsin awarded Joel Rumpel – who made his second consecutive start against the Gophers – the game puck.“His performance in the first period allowed us to get our feet underneath us,” Eaves said.“Him and [goalie Landon Peterson] have been unbelievable for us all year,” Little said. “He stood on his head in the first and played a very solid game. I don’t think we take him for granted at all, we know how important he is to our team’s success.”With emotions running high due to the setting and the fact the two had faced each other a mere 40 hours ago, several fights broke out between the rivals. But the Badgers were able to stay slightly more disciplined and effectively killed the two power plays they did give the Gophers after giving up three power play goals Friday night.Ramage, who was the only Badger to play in the outdoor game at Camp Randall in 2010, felt the 3-2 win over the Gophers topped his prior experience.“It was a great, great deal to be in Madison at Camp Randall,” Ramage said. “But I think for our team, this year playing at Soldier Field, playing against Minnesota … this definitely overtakes it.”last_img read more

Giannis Antetokounmpo: Biggest threat to Bucks reaching NBA Finals? Ourselves

first_imgMilwaukee had lost back-to-back games and was staring at another defeat before rallying past one of its conference rivals, outscoring Miami 74-43 in the second half.The Greak Freak was UNLEASHED against the Heat. pic.twitter.com/Uohel0WGSW— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) August 6, 2020With the franchise eyeing its first Finals appearance since 1974 and first championship since 1971, reigning MVP Antetokounmpo told reporters, “I think the biggest challenge for us is ourselves.NBA BRACKET: Updated standings and seeds”How are we going to play? How hard are we going to play? Are we going to play for one another? Are we going to defend hard? Are we going to be able to rebound the ball? Are we going to be able to make the extra effort? Are we going to dive on the floor?”It’s all about us. It’s all about us.”The Bucks improved to 55-14 for the season, ahead of the defending champions Raptors (49-18), the Celtics (45-23), the Heat (43-26), the Pacers (42-27) and the 76ers (41-27) in the East. Giannis Antetokounmpo says the Bucks are their own biggest threat to reaching the NBA Finals after clinching the Eastern Conference’s top seed.The Bucks overturned a 23-point deficit Thursday to overcome the Miami Heat 130-116 at the Walt Disney World Resort outside Orlando, Fla., where Antetokounmpo put up 33 points and 12 rebounds. #1 seed! pic.twitter.com/Ed7wqIDJhG— Giannis Ugo Antetokounmpo (@Giannis_An34) August 7, 2020With the top seed comes home-court advantage, though that will look different inside the bubble amid the coronavirus pandemic.”Well, I don’t think you’d ever guess to be coaching in an NBA game on Aug. 6,” Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer said.”So, pretty unique and rare times to win a game and more importantly to have the best record in the Eastern Conference is a tribute to our players and what they’ve done every night and how they’ve brought it. I’m very proud of them.”last_img read more

North Peace Cricket Foundation raising money for wildfire evacuees during season closer

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The North Peace Cricket Foundation is going to be raising money for the nearly 35,000 B.C. residents forced from their homes at their final game of the season this weekend.Foundation president David Joel says that this weekend’s final game will be between the Road Runners and the Northern Strikers. The two teams ended up winning the season semi-finals against the Chandigarh Lions and the Northern Bulls to advance to the finals, which are taking place this Sunday at North Peace Secondary School.Joel says that the club is also going to be raising money for the Canadian Red Cross during the game. For more information, visit the club’s website or Facebook page.- Advertisement –last_img

MAN WAS CAUGHT SPEEDING AT 135KPH

first_imgA man caught driving at 135 kph in a 100kph speed zone has been fined €300.Daniel McConnell, of Don Glebe, Glenswilly was stopped by Gardai operating a speed check at Sharon Glebe, Manorcunningham.Gardai told Letterkenny District Court said they stopped the grey Lexus car being driven by McConnell. A fixed penalty notice had ben sent out but had not been paid.Judge Paul Kelly fined McConnell €300 and gave hi two months to pay.MAN WAS CAUGHT SPEEDING AT 135KPH was last modified: November 24th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:courtDaniel McConnelldonegalGardaiglenswillyspeedinglast_img read more

Vietjet is named as one of the best companies to work for

first_imgAbout Vietjet:Vietjet is the first airline in Vietnam to operate as a new-age airline offering flexible, cost-saving ticket fares and diversified services to meet customers’ demands. It provides not only transport services but also uses the latest e-commerce technologies to offer various products and services for consumers. Vietjet is a fully-fledged member of International Air Transport Association (IATA) with the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certificate. Vietjet was named “Best Ultra Low-Cost Airline 2018 – 2019” and awarded the highest ranking for safety with 7 stars in 2018 and 2019 by the world’s only safety and product rating website AirlineRatings.com. The airline has also been listed as one of the world’s 50 best airlines for healthy financing and operations by Airfinance Journal in 2018.Currently, Vietjet operates around 400 flights daily, carrying more than 80 million passengers to date, with 119 routes covering destinations across Vietnam and international destinations such as Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, mainland China, Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia and Cambodia.Source = Vietjet Vietjet is named as one of the best companies to work for in AsiaVietjet is named as one of the best companies to work for in AsiaVietjet has been honored as one of the best companies to work for in Asia at the “HR Asia – Best companies to work for in Asia 2019” ceremony, hosted by Asia’s leading human resource magazine HR Asia Magazine in Ho Chi Minh City.The HR Asia Award is a prestigious award that evaluates and recognises companies with excellent working environments throughout Asia. The awards are held annually in many Asian countries such as Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Malaysia, Indonesia and Taiwan.Other companies in Ho Chi Minh City such as HDBank and Sun Group also received the award.HR Asia’s in-depth surveys of senior executives and HR managers at leading Vietnamese companies on HR policies, recruitment and strategy were used to select the Vietnamese companies recognised with this prestigious regional award.Speaking about the award, Vietjet Managing Director Luu Duc Khanh said: “Our company’s greatest asset is our employees, and thus, we take great pride in creating a work environment and culture that fosters success. Vietjet’s success is contributed by the performance of each employee and teamwork and this award is especially exciting as an employee survey is used as part of the evaluation. We will continue our commitment to investing in employee well-being and engagement in order to ensure our further success.”The new-age airline Vietjet has not only created a “revolution” in the aviation industry by offering flying opportunities for millions of passengers all around the region and the world, but has also offered countless opportunities to its staff with a young, dynamic working environment, good benefits and good HR policies.Vietjet has been honored to be the best employer brand in Asia for many consecutive years and one of the top 50 airlines worldwide by Air Finance Journal for financing and operations. The company has also been recognised with many other domestic and international awards.last_img read more