EXPERTS are warning the latest Rental Affordability Index results are a wakeup call, with working families and pensioners among those being pushed to the edge.The May RAI, out today, warned that working parents and pensioners were being priced out of rental markets in the city, with affordability dropping in every metropolitan area except Perth.Brisbane’s north to northwest was particularly grim, with rankings of severely unaffordable, unaffordable and moderately unaffordable spread across most suburbs there except for Chermside and Northgate. Brisbane’s south to southeast suburbs were mostly ranked moderately unaffordable, but several postcodes were “unaffordable” for the average household including Hemmant, Gumdale, Ransome, Wakerley, Carbrook and Cornubua, according to the findings. National Shelter executive officer Adrian Pisarski said house price inflation was not just locking people out of ownership and putting much greater pressure on rental markets “which remain unaffordable”He said the escalation was displacing “low income households into the margins”.SGS Economics and Planning partner Ellen Witte – whose firm backed the study with National Shelter and Community Sector Banking – warned more people would be pushed out of metropolitan areas.“The RAI shows that working families – not just low income households – are now being priced out of Australia’s metropolitan rental markets,” she said. “Housing for pensioner groups is also in a particularly critical situation, given their additional needs and service-dependence.”More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours ago Working parents were among those expected to be pushed away from the inner to middle city because of rental unaffordability. Picture: ThinkstockThe RAI found the average household looking to rent in Greater Brisbane would pay 25 per cent of their total income to a landlord – a situation that was twice as grave for pensioners.“Most postcodes in inner to middle Brisbane remain moderately unaffordable to unaffordable. The situation is similar in the Gold Coast area,” the RAI report said. “The situation for pensioner couples is even worse, with rents across the inner to middle ring suburbs severely unaffordable – this household faces rents up to 59 per cent of total income. Rents are also extremely unaffordable in the CBD area.”The situation was slightly better in the rest of Queensland, with the average rental household looking at rents that were around 24 per cent of total income.“Rents are most affordable in places where the least opportunities are in terms of jobs, services and education,” Ms Witte said.“This is especially concerning for older working women who are reaching retirement and have not been able to build up their superannuation – these people have nowhere to go. On top of that, living further out of the city poses extra challenges such as poorer access to transport, services and health care.” Rental Affordability Index for households with $80,000 income: Greater Brisbane, December quarter 2016. Source: RAI Report
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of OlympiaIn partnership with REI Co-op and community volunteers, the City of Olympia Parks, Arts and Recreation has just finished installing a new trail at Priest Point Park. The new trail provides access to the southern beach and striking panoramic views of Olympia, including the State Capitol building.Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee chair member, Jim Nieland is a regular volunteer on the trail project. Photo courtesy: City of OlympiaThe trail is approximately 720 feet long and construction began in June. It has taken approximately three and a half months to build. The City of Olympia received a grant from REI Co-op for $20,000 to build the new trail and decommission a social trail, approximately 500 feet long, which was causing erosion to a bluff and was unsafe to park visitors. The grant has funded a City of Olympia staff member to lead volunteer work parties and build the trail, as well as cover materials such as gravel, plants, lumber and signage.Volunteers from the community have come out to build the trail and support the project regularly, often assisting on the trail three to four times per week. The Washington Trails Association, local churches and businesses have also been a part of the trail building. Washington Conservation Corps has provided much needed restoration in the area. Removing hundreds of yards of English Ivy, Laurel and Holly. The project is near competition. Trail crews will wait until the weather turns wet to complete the planting portion of the plan, ensuring successful rooting of new native plants.A group from the Washington Trails Association group came out to help build the trail and are gathered at the trail’s end on the shores of Puget Sound. Photo courtesy: City of OlympiaThe community is invited to celebrate the grand opening of this new trail on Thursday, September 29 at 3:00 p.m. Meet at kitchen shelter #4 at Priest Point Park, 2600 East Bay Dr. NE. Guests will have an opportunity to vote on a name for the new pathway at the celebration.
Facebook159Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Les EldridgeDANNI K was built in Seattle in 1916 by Alex Callerm for the Snohomish River Boom Company of Everett, Washington. Originally named the George S., she boomed and towed logs out of the Swinomish Slough (now the Swinomish Channel) for several years.Tug DANNI K at Olympia Harbor Days 2018. Photo credit: Karla FowlerFrom 1959 to 1971, she changed ownership four times. In 1971, she was renamed the Millard T. Fillmore after the 13th president of the United States. The author is pursuing more information of the choice of President Fillmore as a name, as it appears to be a surprising selection. Fillmore is not regarded as a highly respected national leader, although his term of office was memorable and contributed to several important federal decisions and laws, and indeed is thought by many to be a major factor in the eventual advent of the American Civil War.Fillmore was a strong advocate and shaper of the Compromise of 1850, which codified slavery among new states as they entered the Union, and the same holds true for the Fugitive Slave Law, which required federal action to return runaway slaves to their owners. Even though Fillmore was an anti-slavery New Yorker, he believed his slavery support actions were central to holding the Union together, his primary priority. His actions, however, marked the demise of the Whig Party, and the inception of the largely pro-abolition Republican Party.The Tug Fillmore was purchased by Albert Freeman in 1973. He stored her, unused for 40 years, in covered moorage on the shores of West Lake Union, Seattle, and sold her in 2013. In 2016, the present owner, Dan Cadman, bought her and renamed her DANNI K, after his granddaughter.DANNI K is 36 feet in length, with a beam of 11 feet and draws 5 feet. Her hull and decks are steel-clad. Her original 32-horsepower gasoline engine was replaced in 1957 by a war surplus Grey Marine 671 General Motors Diesel airshift, also known as a “Screamin’ Jimmy,” originally designed for US Military water craft and tanks in WWII. This two-cycle engine generates 165 horsepower, with redundant fuel filtering and bilge pumping capacity.DANNI K raced in the Small Tug category in the 2017 and 2018 Olympia Harbor Days vintage tug races. As she was the oldest tug in the 2018 event, that had not previously been selected as a logo tug, she was bestowed the honor of Logo Tug for the 2019 Olympia Harbor Days Tugboat Races and Festival where dock side tours of the tug are offered. Skipper Dan Cadman now uses the tug as a pleasure craft and offers harbor tours and light towing work. Tug DANNI K is moored at the Quartermaster Harbor, Vashon Island, Washington. Contact IslandBoats@hotmail.com for tour information.Tug DANNI K racing at Olympia Harbor Days 2018. Photo credit: LG Evans Maritime ImagesSources: Interview with Dan Cadman, 2017, 2018. West Coast Workboats, Archie Satterfield, Sasquatch Books. Ships of the Inland Sea, Gordon Newell, Binford and Mort.About Les Eldridge: Les is president of the South Sound Maritime Heritage Association and author of a number of maritime histories, a series of novels on the American Civil War at sea, and a book of humorous verse. The Tugs at the Capital City, Volume 1, a collection of Tug of the Month stories was published in 2018. He lectures frequently ashore and afloat, and narrates the OHD races each year. In 1989, as a Washington State Centennial Commissioner, he chaired the Commission’s Maritime Committee. For more, see EldridgeSeaSaga.com.Tug of the Month is sponsored by Olympia Harbor Days Tug Boat Races and Festival, an Olympia Kiwanis Club event free to the community. It takes place every Labor Day weekend on the Olympia waterfront since 1974. All Tug of the Month stories can be found at www.harbordays.com/blog. For festival information, see www.HarborDays.com, or on Facebook@OlympiaHarborDays. Questions to Executive Director Carol Riley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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RED BANK – Recently repaved and restriped, Shrewsbury Avenue looks nice and is great for traffic, but for pedestrians crossing the busy thoroughfare, things are as tough as ever.“It’s still impossible to get across the street,” said Amy Goldsmith, a Locust Avenue resident and president of the West Side Community Group, an advocacy organization for residents and businesses.A customer at the Shrewsbury Avenue post office makes her way across that busy street.Shrewsbury Avenue is a heavily traveled traffic artery, running north-south through the borough, with motorists regularly using it as an alternative to Maple Avenue/Route 35. The west side thoroughfare, lined with a patchwork quilt of residences and retail and commercial businesses, has a considerable amount of foot traffic with area residents walking or riding bikes around the neighborhoods.Business owners and residents have long voiced concerns about the safety, specifically complaining that motorists regularly scoff at the state law requiring them to yield to pedestrians looking to cross.“If you’re going to step off the curb you better watch what you’re doing,” said Mariana Fernandez, a borough resident, as she contemplated crossing last week.The street, a Monmouth County road, was recently repaved but there are no specific plans to improve the lot for pedestrians – except to ask local officials to look into it, Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone said.Residents say people don’t stop when they are in the crosswalks and when they do, “they are rude,” said Tricia Nelson, owner of British Cottage furniture, 126 Shrewsbury Ave. Impolite hand gestures often accompany the stop, she said.Nelson and others suggested that plastic signs used elsewhere, including on East Front Street by Riverview Medical Center, that remind motorists of the law be installed. “They could help, don’t you think?” Nelson asked.“They put them on the east side, they should put them here,” said Glenn Piscitelli, an employee of Strokers pizza and deli, 124 Shrewsbury Ave.There have been discussions about various traffic calming proposals, most unrealized, Goldsmith said, such as talk of sidewalk bump-outs, redoing traffic signals and she has even suggested using the large, portable, illuminated signs, to remind motorists to stop for pedestrians.Red Bank Police Captain Darren McConnell said county engineers and officials don’t like the small signs placed in the street for Shrewsbury Avenue because of the street’s relative narrowness. He said, while the signs are used on other roads, “we’re getting away from them. They’re a maintenance issue because cars hit them so often.”Police have been addressing the issue by conducting an ongoing sting operation of sorts on that roadway and others. A plainclothes officer crosses the street and notifies a nearby officer in a patrol vehicle of motorists and pedestrians not adhering to the law.“In a matter of a few hours we give out close to 50 tickets,” McConnell said. The tickets could mean a $200 fine and two moving violation points to the offender, he said.Compliance is not just a problem in the borough.“It’s all over the state,” McConnell said. It’s “more an educational thing than an enforcement thing.”Goldsmith said she is concerned that when she stops her car at a crosswalk, the car following her won’t.“I fear for my life and for the people walking in front of me that the people behind won’t stop,” she said.“My biggest fear is getting squished on Shrewsbury Avenue,” Nelson of British Cottage agreed. She hopes more attention will be paid to the issue before someone is hurt or killed.Shrewsbury Avenue was among road projects, totaling about 20 miles, that the county worked on this year, Arnone said. The project repaved and restriped the road, including crosswalks.Still to be completed is the replacement of the traffic light at the Drs. James Parker Boulevard intersection where a light with a countdown clock will be installed and curb cuts will make the crosswalk handicap accessible, Arnone said. By John Burton
BOURNEMOUTH VS CRYSTAL PALACEAFC Bournemouth are on a roll after winning three games in a row, while they are unbeaten in five games. The rapid rise of Bournemouth, in the top flight for the first time, can be measured by the fact that just two years ago, their Boxing Day opponents were Yeovil Town. By contrast, Crystal Palace have lost three of their last four games on Boxing Day.ASTON VILLA VS WEST HAMAston Villa are rooted to the foot of the Barclays Premier League. Traditionally, the team bottom at Christmas suffers relegation five months later, though Leicester, last season, and Sunderland in 2013-14, were bottom at Christmas and both survived. Traditionally, Villa struggle on Boxing Day; they have not won on this festive day since 2005, when they beat Everton 4-0 at Villa Park.CHELSEA VS WEST BROMSwansea were held to a 0-0 draw by West Ham United on Sunday, ending a run of three straight defeats. However, the Welshmen have now gone seven games without a win, their longest spell since they failed to win in eight in the 2013-14 season.Swansea have won none of their last seven Premier League home games at Liberty Stadium, drawing four and losing three, while failing to score in five of those matches. VS WATFORDChelsea begin life (again) under caretaker Guus Hiddink. The former Dutch international manager had a previous spell as interim boss in 2009, when he lost only one of 22 league games and led Chelsea to success in the FA Cup. Chelsea are just three points clear of the relegation zone with only 18 points; last season they had 42.NEWCASTLE VS EVERTONNewcastle United are at home for only the second time in five Boxing Day fixtures while, in the previous 10 years, they have won just twice on this day. Everton are away for the first time on Boxing Day since 2011 and lost the last two, both 1-0 at Goodison Park. In 21 previous Premier League clashes between Newcastle and Everton at St James’ Park, Newcastle have won 12, drawn four and lost five.STOKE CITY VS MAN UNITEDLouis van Gaal is under pressure. The fans are turning against the Dutchman and some believe he has two games left to safe his job – this trip and the home game against Chelsea two days later. But United should be confident; in seven Premier League visits they have won four, drawn two and lost just once.SWANSEA
The Eureka girl’s wresting team won, by a large margin, its first meet of the season last weekend at the Battle of the Border Tournament in Ashland, Or. Four Loggers nabbed first-place medals in the tournament and in total 13 of Eureka’s wrestlers placed inside the top three in their respective weight classes. This Saturday, the Loggers will look to take home another box of medals when they travel to Springfield, Or., for their second meet of the season.“To be honest, we were very strong and …
Team South Africa and their ambulance,which will be donated to the people of UlanBator, Mongolia, at the end of the journey. Young South Africans Gene Arundel,Shannon Davis and Joanne Theron areracing in the Mongol Rally, which startedin London on 21 July.(Images: 1 000 Travelling Names)MEDIA CONTACTS• Joanne Theron1 000 Travelling Names and a Donkey+27 82 224 4217RELATED ARTICLES• SA comics team up for charity• SA woman conquers the Seven Summits• African adventure for local woman• Celebrities on sale for charityNosimilo RamelaA team of three determined South African women is crossing Europe in the epic 16 000km Mongol Rally from the UK to Mongolia to raise money for two charities, the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation (CNCF) and the Pink Drive Campaign.Joanne Theron, Shannon Davis and Gene Arundel – all from Johannesburg – began their daring journey on 23 July 2011 in London with Ulan Bator, Mongolia, as their final destination.The trio is currently en route to Ukraine, having recently come through the Czech Republic and Poland.British adventurer Tom Morgan founded the Mongol Rally in 2004 with just six teams participating in the first year. The event is now in its eighth year and is described as more of an adventure for the participants and less of a traditional rally in the competitive sense.No prizes are awarded, but teams get the satisfaction of donating their vehicles to needy Mongolian causes – although the maximum engine size permitted is 1 200cc, exceptions are made for vehicles which will be of particular use in the high-altitude country, such as fire engines or ambulances.Supporters can track the route of their favourite team on the Mongol Rally website, and will be able to follow their fundraising progress too.South Africans can also follow the adventures of the local trio on the team blog, on the UTrackIT website, or via Facebook and Twitter.About 200 teams are driving in the 2011 event, which is organised by the League of Adventurists International Limited, a company started by Morgan.The teams come from Canada, South Africa, Germany, Australia, Spain, France, and Czech Republic. They will travel through up to 14 countries, depending on the route they choose, crossing four mountain ranges, and three deserts without any support vehicles.Making the drive worthwhileThe local team, called 1 000 Travelling Names And a Donkey – a reference to their asinine mascot – is using an ambulance as their mode of transport, which they will donate to the Mongolian people once they get to Ulan Bator.Teams from around the world participate in the event and each is tasked with raising a minimum of R11 000 (US$1 615), which is split between two charities.The official rally charity is the CNCF, which helps underprivileged people in Mongolia, while the other charity is the choice of the individual teams.The South African team’s chosen charity is a Johannesburg-based campaign for cancer called Pink Drive. “We chose this charity as a tribute to our teammate Gene’s mom who is currently fighting her second case of cancer,” said Theron.The team decided on the ambulance because “we felt that the donation of a vehicle that will save lives will make the long, difficult road ahead worth every kilometre.”Because of Mongolia’s poor economic status and lack of funds for public services, the need for emergency vehicles is high. A large number of Mongolian citizens live a traditional, nomadic lifestyle, which means they have to travel for a few days to get to a hospital. The creation of a national ambulance service is therefore a priority.Story behind the name“We wanted to take 1 000 people with us to Mongolia, but we couldn’t do that so we decided to take their names instead and put them on our ambulance,” said Arundel.The team’s goal is to collect R100 (US$15) from 1 000 generous people. The name of each donor is displayed on the ambulance.“We’re carrying their names on the journey to Mongolia, to be seen and honoured by those in need of this most appreciated donation. The more you donate, the bigger your name gets to appear on the ambulance,” said Davis.When it came to choosing a mascot, the ladies settled on Dan the donkey to lead them through their long trip.The team started off in London and travelled through France, Germany, the Czech Republic, and now Poland. Their next stop is Ukraine, followed by Russia, Kazakhstan, and Russia again before arriving in Mongolia. They are hoping to complete the journey in four weeks.Making a differenceTheron, a graphic designer, decided to take part in the Mongol Rally to step out of her ordinary daily life.“Mongolia is destined to be one of life’s most challenging and rewarding journeys,” she said before the start. “I am excited to see what the world has in store for us. I want to get out there and push every boundary the road ahead might throw in our way to slow us down. I believe that if we can do this, we can do anything.”Davis, a graphic-motion designer, wanted to take part in the rally to help raise money for cancer. “I have a number of people, very close to me, who have been, both directly and indirectly, affected by cancer. I would like to play a small role in beating this disease.”Davis said the rally is also a personal challenge for her. “I believe that if I can do this, I will be able to handle pretty much anything this life has to throw at me.”Arundel is a photographer currently living in London. She has seen her mother battle cancer and wanted to participate in the rally to raise money for the cause.“In June of 2010 my mother was diagnosed with cancer for the second time. To see someone who I love so much go through all the pain and emotional turmoil over the last year has not been easy. Taking part in the 2011 rally, with my primary focus being that of raising money for the fight against cancer, seems more necessary now than ever.”
Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAllen Durham unleashed another colossal performance to tow Meralco to an 85-83 Game 4 victory to even up the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals at two games apiece Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The hulking reinforcement muscled his way down low and scored the marginal undergoal stab off a Reynel Hugnatan assist with 46.6 seconds on the clock to capped off another amazing output of 28 points, 18 rebounds, two assists, two steals, and two blocks.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ Ginebra fought back from 13-points down in the second half, turning a 63-50 deficit with 3:24 late in the third quarter to a 70-all tie with 7:48 remaining. Old reliables Mark Caguioa and Jayjay Helterbrand turned back the clock and paired up with Brownlee in staging that huge 20-7 blast abridging the final frames to set up the thrilling finish.The Scores:MERALCO 85 – Durham 28, Newsome 18, Hugnatan 14, Amer 11, Hodge 7, Dillinger 2, Caram 2, Faundo 2, Lanete 1, Tolomia 0.GINEBRA 83 – Brownlee 34, Devance 15, Caguioa 8, Aguilar 7, Slaughter 6, Cruz 4, Thompson 4, Ferrer 3, Helterbrand 2, Tenorio 0, Mercado 0.Quarters: 17-17, 41-40, 68-63, 85-83. “As always, it’s beautiful if it works. Our execution down the stretch was pretty good today, except for that last layup of JD (Dillinger). But everything went pretty smoothly,” said coach Norman Black of the game-winning connection between his veteran forward and the two-time Best Import. “The guys really focused in this time on what we did in the huddle as far as instructions were concerned, unlike in Game 2. And we made some big shots and some big plays down the stretch.”The Gin Kings still had numerous cracks at the basket, but Sol Mercado muffed his right wing trey, and Justin Brownlee botched his two attempts in the final 26 seconds off the game, none tougher than a missed one-hander at the buzzer which could have forced overtime.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMeralco and Ginebra now go to a virtual best-of-three, with the remaining games to be played at Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan. Game 5 is slated this Sunday.Chris Newsome added 18 markers, 11 boards, and four dimes, while Hugnatan once again was instrumental in the win as he churned out 14 points, seven rebounds, and four assists. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next From role player to Rookie of the Year: Getting award feels ‘surreal’ for Pogoy View comments Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Sophomore playmaker Baser Amer also came through in the clutch, drilling a confidence-boosting corner trey with 1:16 remaining to give the Bolts the 83-81 lead. He wound up with 11 markers on a 2-of-4shooting from three, on top of three assists and two boards.Black said that Meralco really looked at Game 4 as a must-win. “If we go down 3-1, then it would have been very difficult for us to come back.”But with the two teams now on an even keel, the former Grand Slam-winning mentor can set his sights once again on finishing the “unfinished business” from last season’s campaign.“It’s just a great win for us to tie the series. That basically means we have at least two games in Philippine Arena now. So that should be very exciting. Big win for our program, big win for the series, to come back and tie them after being down 2-0. It’s a morale-booster for us and we really just have to see what we can do about giving our guys a little bit of rest in practice and making sure that we fix what we did wrong tonight and hopefully execute better in the next game,” said Black.Brownlee did all he could for Ginebra, firing 34 points, 14 rebounds, seven assists, and two steals, while Joe Devance got 15 markers, six boards, four dimes, and two steals in the defeat.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA
Barcelona striker Antoine Griezmann: We failed to test Borussia Dortmundby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona striker Antoine Griezmann admits they weren’t at their best for the 0-0 draw at Champions League opponents Borussia Dortmund.Barca needed Marc-Andre ter Stegen to save a penalty to leave Germany with a point.Griezmann said, “The penalty that Marc has stopped, other important stops. I think we have not knocked on the door … These are things that need improvement. We must work and in the end a point is a point.”A game away from home is always different, here or in any club. People press more and the local rival plays with more confidence. It costs us more. “These are things to improve, let’s see what we did wrong and improve.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say