Currently on the market is this home at57 Masseys Creek Court, Cedar Creek, which was open to offers above $1.2m according to realestate.com.au.“Partly it’s coming from a big rise in offshore interest particularly in inner Brisbane. I know when we look at statistics for Chinese buyers in particular, Brisbane continues to increase. It’s quite a different situation to what we’re seeing in NSW and Victoria and that’s partly affordability and price.”She said the Gold Coast was also seeing elevated levels of people wanting to buy and rent in the lead up to the Commonwealth Games.Both units and houses were strong on the Gold Coast, she said, while in Brisbane it was houses driving demand. Among the most luxurious homes on the market in Queensland was187-191 Hedges Avenue Mermaid Beach which has a price tag of $17.25m. Picture: Realestate.com.auPROPERTY demand has lifted in Queensland in a good start to househunting in the 2017 year.The latest REA Group Property Demand Index found that in January there was a 4.8 per cent rise in demand, which was higher than the national average 4.5 per cent.Houses were more popular than units, pulling a 5.1 per cent rise, though apartments still saw a 4.4 per cent jump despite concerns about oversupply. For all dwellings, Queensland saw a 4.8 per cent rise in demand.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 investor9 hours agoRealestate.com.au chief economist Nerida Conisbee said the Queensland result was a surprise.“Housing was not a surprise but it’s certainly a surprise for apartments, particularly given sentiment around unit supply in Brisbane,” she said.
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A day after President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced the latest government measure to address the COVID-19 crisis in the country, netizens took to social media to voice their concerns and objections over “civil emergency policies”.Hashtag #TolakDaruratSipil (reject civil emergency) topped the trending topic on Twitter on Tuesday morning, with more than 135,000 tweets as of 10.30 a.m.The President ordered his Cabinet on Monday to impose stricter rules on physical distancing coupled with “civil emergency policies” to contain COVID-19.“I ask that large-scale social restrictions and physical distancing policies be heightened and implemented more effectively, which is why I said they should be coupled with civil emergency policies,” Jokowi said in his statement to a limited Cabinet meeting on Monday.Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) politician Mardani Ali Sera was among those who voiced his concerns over the planned policy.“Pak Jokowi should instead impose lockdowns or regional quarantines. It could be partial in some regions. He chose to impose a civil emergency policy that requires greater authority without the responsibility to provide basic food and health care for the people. We [should] #TolakDaruratSipil [reject the civil emergency policy]. Let’s choose quarantine or lockdown,” Mardani wrote on his Twitter account @MardaniAliSera.Pak #Jokowi mestinya melaksanakan Karantina Wilayah/ Lockdown. Bisa parsial di bbrp daerah. Tapi justru ingin terapkan Darurat Sipil yg meminta Otoritas Besar tanpa kewajiban menyediakan pangan & kesehatan warga. Kita #TolakDaruratSipil. Ayo kedepankan Karantina Wilayah/Lockdown.— Mardani Ali Sera (@MardaniAliSera) March 30, 2020 “Declaring a civil emergency can disrupt the government’s focus as the greater authority can potentially become uncontrolled,” he added.Read also: Jokowi refuses to impose lockdown on JakartaMeanwhile, Twitter user @RachlanNashidik wrote “the President should not issue a bare-minimum policy to address the pandemic but do whatever is needed to ease the people’s frustrations. #TolakDaruratSipil,” the user tweeted. Presiden jangan mengambil kebijakan paling minimal untuk mengatasi pandemi; tapi menyiapkan kebijakan paling maksimal untuk mengatasi frustrasi rakyat. #tolakdaruratsipil— Rachland Nashidik (@RachlanNashidik) March 30, 2020Twitter user @zalfa_slsbl wrote: “Meanwhile, [Indonesians] will be dead by the time [the government] finished studying the impact of #Covid_19 on the nation’s economy. Let me just get this clear ‘HUMANITY IS ABOVE [NATIONALISM]’. Can they just make the right decision? #Indonesia_LockdownPlease #TolakDaruratSipil.”Meanwhile the whole citizens will be dead by the time they finished studying the impact of #Covid_19 on the nation’s economy. Let me just get this clear “HUMANITY IS ABOVE NATIONALITY”. Can they just make the right decision. #Indonesia_LockdownPlease #TolakDaruratSipil pic.twitter.com/kpIrqFacWE— Zalfa Salsabila 🌻 (@zalfa_slsbl) March 31, 2020 Some netizens also criticized the legal instruments used as a reference for the government to implement such a measure.“I am confused, or is it me that is less-informed? As far as I know, the legal instrument usually used in containing a pandemic is the law on health quarantine or disaster, so what is the civil emergency for? #TolakDaruratSipil,” wrote @Hilmi28 in the tweet.a sy yg kurang belajar yaa ? Setau saya menghadapi pandemi itu Instrumen UU yg digunakan diantaranya UU Karantina Kesehatan atau UU bencana, emang darurat sipil utk apa ? #TolakDaruratSipil— Hilmi Firdausi (@Hilmi28) March 30, 2020Despite the outcry, National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) head Doni Monardo, who is also Indonesia’s COVID-19 task force chief, has confirmed that the policies announced by Jokowi on Monday referred to three existing pieces of legislation.They are the 2007 Disaster Management Law and the 2018 Health Quarantine Law — which stipulates large-scale social restrictions and regional quarantines — and Government Regulation in Lieu of Law (Perppu) No.23/1959 on a state of emergency, which particularly regulates civil emergencies. Topics :
Advertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterThursday 2 Jan 2020 1:57 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.9kShares The striker’s loan at Leeds was cut short as Arsenal recalled him on New Year’s Day (Picture: Getty)Mikel Arteta has not closed the door on Eddie Nketiah being involved with the Arsenal first team after the club decided to terminate his loan spell with Leeds United early.The young striker only started two Championship matches while on loan at Elland Road and played his last match for the club against West Brom on New Year’s Day in a 1-1 draw as he was recalled by his parent club.Arsenal were frustrated by Nketiah’s lack of starts for Leeds and will now weigh up whether to involve him with the first team or find a new loan club where he will be guaranteed more game time.Unfortunately my time @LUFC has come to an end. It’s been an amazing experience and a privilege to play for such an amazing club. I would like to say a big thank you to my teammates, the coaching staff and the manager for making my time here an enjoyable one. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/IgQNfkOWn5— Eddie Nketiah (@EddieNketiah9) January 1, 2020 Arteta picked up his first win in charge of Arsenal on New Year’s Day (Picture: AFP)‘They can play against any opponent in this league, be better than them and dominate them and compete against them – something that in my opinion for many weeks that haven’t been doing together.‘But as well for what we’re trying to create that’s not just worked, it’s actually happening and you can see it happening which generates more belief.’MORE: Eddie Nketiah sends class message to Leeds United fans after returning to ArsenalMORE: Mikel Arteta confirms Granit Xhaka will stay at Arsenal and gushes over midfielderMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Mikel Arteta reveals he will speak to Edu and Raul Sanllehi about Eddie Nketiah’s Arsenal future AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAfter Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Manchester United, Arteta confirmed he would speak to head of football Raul Sanllehi and technical director Edu about what happens next.Edu is in charge of managing the many players Arsenal have on loan, and the prospective clubs they could join, while Arteta will also speak to Nketiah in person on Thursday when he travels back down to London from Leeds.Asked about his plans for Nketiah following the loan recall, Arteta said: ‘I’m having a meeting tomorrow with Edu and Raul to go through all the loans and situations.‘I know he’s [Nketiah] coming tomorrow so I will speak to him and we will try to make the best decision for him.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalArsenal had been on a dreadful run of form at the Emirates, losing four in a row, but bounced back against United thanks to goals from Nicolas Pepe and Sokratis.Arteta believes the result will give the side a huge lift, but they still have plenty of work ahead to keep on improving.‘In the end we are judged by results and that’s going to give them a massive lift in terms of confidence,’ he said. Advertisement
Share Share Share Sharing is caring! 47 Views no discussions The condoms will be given out for free at universities and collegesSouth Africa’s government will distribute coloured and flavoured condoms among students to end “condom fatigue”, the health minister has said.Aaron Motsoaledi’s comments came after a survey showed that condom usage had fallen in South Africa.The decline in usage may be because “the standard-issued choice condoms just aren’t cool enough”, he added.South Africa has some 6.4 million HIV-positive people – more than in any other country.The survey, by South Africa’s Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), showed the number of people with HIV had risen from 10.6% in 2008 to 12.2% in 2012.This was because of the combined effects of “new infections and a successfully expanded antiretroviral treatment [ART] programme”, the report said.But the study shows that condom use had declined, especially in the 15 to 24 age group.The 2008 survey showed that 85% of males used them and 66% of females, but this had dropped to 67% and 50% respectively in 2012.“We need to inject enthusiasm into the condom campaign, and we are about to start rolling out new types of free, coloured condoms which are also flavoured,” Mr Motsoaledi said in his response to the report.The condoms will be distributed for free at South Africa’s universities and colleges, he added.BBC News HealthInternationalLifestylePrint South Africa to use flavoured condoms to tackle HIV by: – April 2, 2014 Tweet