Special Weather Statement: Flood Watch

May 2, 2021

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first_imgThe October 2018 storm caused road closures, but continued work to mitigate flooding has lessened the problem, residents say. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Coastal Flood Watch in effect for Ocean City from 7 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 20) through 7 p.m. Friday (Dec. 21).Heavy rain is expected to coincide with strong southeast winds and full-moon tides. Water levels are expected to peak in the hours around high tide on the bay side of Ocean City at about 6:40 a.m. Friday.The National Weather Service predicts a water level of 6.1 feet on the mean low water (MLW) scale for the high tide on Friday morning. That prediction is just below the threshold of moderate coastal flooding, but conditions could be worse if heavy rain coincides with high tide. Visit www.ocnj.us/octides to compare that prediction to recent and historic tide levels.Residents should monitor conditions and be prepared to move vehicles from areas that typically experience flooding. The roads closer to the beach including Central and Wesley avenues are at higher elevation. Parking will be available at the Trinity United Methodist Church at 20 North Shore Road in Marmora (please read letter from Trinity  if you take advantage of this service).For your safety and the protection of your vehicle and neighboring properties, never attempt to drive through flood waters, and do not drive around barricades. City crews are out clearing storm drains in advance of the storm, but storm preparation can include making sure inlets near your home are clear of debris.For Police and Fire Department emergencies, call 911. For non-emergencies, call 609-399-9111.last_img read more


Police warning residents to lock car doors after a rash of break-ins

April 20, 2021

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first_img Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Twitter (Photo supplied/South Bend Police) South Bend Police are reminding residents to lock their car doors.Investigators say there have been as many as 8 vehicle break-ins and thefts in the northeast part of South Bend within the last 6 weeks.In each of the cases, the vehicles were left unlocked. Police describe the suspect as a black male, between 30-40 years old, around 5′-5″ to 5’7″ tall with a slim build and was seen driving a silver sedan.Anybody with information is asked to contact Michiana Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP or 800-342-STOP or the South Bend Police Department Investigative Bureau at 574-235-9263. Google+ Previous articleDemocratic candidate calling for more coronavirus precautions ahead of gubernatorial debateNext articleOne shot, another arrested following Cass County domestic dispute Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Twitter IndianaLocalNews By Jon Zimney – October 19, 2020 0 434 Pinterest WhatsApp Police warning residents to lock car doors after a rash of break-ins Facebook Pinterestlast_img read more


Greensky Bluegrass Dedicates 20-Minute “Bring Out Your Dead” To EDM Fan At Hulaween

March 2, 2021

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first_imgOnce again Greensky Bluegrass delivered an epic closing statement to the pre-party opening of Suwannee Hulaween. Playing in the famed Spirit Lake art installation, the psychedelic bluegrass masters gave a far ranging set full of fan-favorites like “Windshield” and “The Four,” as well as a heartwarming story and an even more impressive jam to support it.Dobro player Anders Beck regaled the crowd with the tale of a EDM fan who stopped him earlier in the evening to tell him how he discovered bluegrass the previous year thanks to the beautiful sounds that Greensky was laying down. For that fan and all those like him, the band dedicated an epic 20-minute bluegrass breakdown before segueing into the dark masterpiece “Bring Out Your Dead.” Check out the fun for yourself in this incredible clip![photo by Keith Griner of Phierce Photo]last_img read more


Faust calls global health one of her main priorities

March 1, 2021

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first_imgDeclaring the University’s efforts to improve the state of global health knowledge, education, and capacity building to be one of her “very highest priorities” as president of Harvard, Drew Faust today (May 18) announced the appointment of Sue J. Goldie, Roger Irving Lee Professor of Public Health and director of the Center for Health Decision Science at the Harvard School of Public Health, as the director of the Harvard Institute for Global Health (HIGH).Faust also announced that the work of HIGH is so integral to the long-term focus and goals of Harvard that the organization that began its existence as an experimental faculty “initiative” has been granted permanent institute status.“I believe that this is truly a moment of special possibility for global health, both in the world and here at Harvard,” said Faust. “If we needed to be reminded of this, we have been this past year, first with the global H1N1 pandemic, and then when the earthquake struck Haiti and we saw the world come together.“We need to engage and equip our students, who are telling us in ever increasing numbers that they want to engage in the global health effort,” Faust continued. “We need to support the very best researchers and the work of our outstanding faculty, in fields stretching across the spectrum of inquiry from immunology to epidemiology, health policy, history, molecular biology, and philosophy. I have every confidence that Sue Goldie, who has already demonstrated her outstanding scholarship, leadership, and collaborative skills, is the person to lead this special effort.”The appointment of Goldie, a MacArthur Foundation “genius award” recipient, marks the end of a yearlong, international search for a new director for HIGH. Goldie has been involved with HIGH since 2007, and as co-director of the executive committee worked to bring faculty from all parts of the University together, consistently advocating on behalf of junior faculty interested in global health.Because HIGH is above all a collaborative organization dedicated to educating and training the next generation of global health leaders, Faust also appointed two faculty leaders to direct the critically important educational and training efforts.Paul Farmer, the Maude and Lillian Presley Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS), will oversee global health medical education and physician training. Farmer, also a MacArthur Fellowship winner, is chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at HMS, professor in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard School of Public Health, chief of the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and is perhaps best known internationally as a co-founder of the global nonprofit Partners In Health.David Cutler, the Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics in Harvard’s Department of Economics and a member of the faculty of the Harvard Kennedy School, will direct undergraduate and graduate programs in global health. Cutler, who worked on health care reform in the Clinton administration and served as a health care adviser to the Obama campaign, is a member of HIGH’s faculty executive committee, served as HIGH’s interim director for the past year, and led the effort to create a secondary concentration in global health at Harvard College.Goldie said, “Strong leadership in global health already resides in the faculty of the Medical School, School of Public Health, and academic hospitals. As the faculty director for the Harvard Institute for Global Health, I see myself principally as a coordinator, facilitator, and collaborator. With a leadership team comprised of myself, Paul Farmer, and David Cutler, I am confident we can create a University-wide community that is bound by a sense of shared mission.”“Global health is an intellectual and practical topic of tremendous interest to our undergraduate and graduate students,” said Michael D. Smith, dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and John H. Finley Jr. Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences. “Professors Goldie, Farmer, and Cutler are exactly the kind of seasoned leaders we need for such an important, University-wide institute. I am also thrilled that each brings to the institute a deep commitment to Harvard’s extensive educational offerings in global health.”Harvard Provost Steven E. Hyman said that granting institute status to HIGH and appointing Goldie “mark a very significant step along what has been a 15-year journey toward a truly collaborative and more interdisciplinary Harvard. Global health is an area in which we already have world-class researchers, clinicians, teachers, and students,” Hyman said. “By bringing them all together as parts of a coordinated whole, without boundaries or silos, we expect to have far more impact than we would expect from the already considerable sum of the many parts of our global health effort.”“It is my conviction that for Harvard to remain a leader in the burgeoning field of global health, we must invest heavily in linking service to training and research,” Farmer said. “Since global health is not a discipline, but rather a collection of problems, we need to draw on the strengths of the Medical School, the School of Public Health, and the teaching hospitals — and especially on the work of our partner sites — to help tackle the biggest challenge of our time: understanding and improving delivery of services in this country and in others. Global health is a new paradigm and very different from its predecessor paradigm, international health. Boston is on the globe, too,” Farmer noted.Cutler said he sees HIGH coordinating the teaching and training of students at all levels. “For undergraduates, this means having courses for those who want to learn a little, up to those who want to make global health their life’s focus,” he said. “It also means providing students with the ability to interact with the world and practice what they learn. For graduate students, this involves direct training in global health issues, access to people and research sites, and integration of the skills of many different disciplines. It will take a collaboration of faculty all across Harvard to make this happen. I know the faculty are eager to participate, and I look forward to helping organize them.”The global health leadership appointments were praised by both Julio Frenk, dean of the Harvard School of Public Health, and Jeffrey Flier, dean of Harvard Medical School.“Sue Goldie, Paul Farmer, and David Cutler are uniquely qualified to lead HIGH to a new stage of development,” Frenk said. “The key to achieving successfully the institute’s mission will continue to be the ability to build bridges across the amazing intellectual capital of the entire University. Professors Goldie, Farmer, and Cutler have exceptional skills in team building and mentoring. They are also deeply committed to the educational mission of HIGH, as demonstrated by their crucial role in expanding the course offerings in global health and by their own dedication to teaching.”Flier said, “This is a signal moment in our effort to bring together under a single banner the disparate parts of a world-class program in global health. I have no doubt that Sue Goldie, Paul Farmer, and David Cutler have the vision, collaborative instincts, and determination to bring people together in this common cause, and that together they will create a truly collaborative, interdisciplinary program that will benefit not only all the world’s peoples, but also will benefit Harvard as a university.”Trained as a physician, decision scientist, and public health researcher, Goldie has broad interests that include using evidence-based policy to narrow the gap between rich and poor, leveraging science and technology as tools for global diplomacy, strengthening capacity through sustainable nonexploitative partnerships, and fostering innovation in education locally and globally. Drawn to health problems in the most vulnerable populations, she conducts rigorous analysis using the methods and tools of decision science, which uses mathematics to solve resource problems, to inform complex and difficult policy decisions. Her analytic work relates to a wide range of topics — from vaccine-preventable diseases to maternal mortality — in many settings, from disparities in the United States to broad failures of public health delivery in the poorest countries.An accomplished scientist, Goldie has published 150 original research papers and has been principal investigator on awards from the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Doris Duke Foundation, and the MacArthur Foundation, which in 2005 awarded her its grant “for genius and creativity” in applying the tools of decision science to combat major public health problems.She has received numerous teaching and mentorship awards, including the Harvard School of Public Health mentoring award and the Everett Mendelsohn Excellence in Mentoring Award from Harvard University. She serves on the Standing Committee on Health Policy, teaches one of the largest classes at the School of Public Health in decision science, and this year also taught a new undergraduate class as part of the Gen Ed curriculum.A member of the Institute of Medicine, Goldie is a graduate of Union College and Albany Medical College. She completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Yale University School of Medicine, and earned her M.P.H. from the Harvard School of Public Health in 1997. She joined the faculty of the School of Public Health in 1998.last_img read more


Kris Jenner’s Style, Fashion Evolution: Pics

November 20, 2020

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first_imgKris Jenner has always been a style queen! That doesn’t mean her sense of fashion has always looked the same though. In honor of her 65th birthday on Thursday, November 5, we decided to take a look back at her iconic style evolution.Since the start of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, the matriarch of the family has proven she loves a black ensemble over anything else. At the reality show’s premiere party in Los Angeles, Jenner killed it in a loose-fit black cocktail dress with sequin details along the hemline, sleeves and neckline. However, as the years went on, she began to adjust this trendy look in favor of something more classically tailored. But still, always, dark.- Advertisement – Keep scrolling to take a closer look at how the momager’s style has changed over the years.Listen on Spotify to Get Tressed With Us to get the details of every hair love affair in Hollywood, from the hits and misses on the red carpet to your favorite celebrities’ street style ‘dos (and don’ts!) – Advertisement – So where does she get her inspo? During a Vogue Forces of Fashion panel in 2018, Jenner said that her attitude towardsfashion comes from her mom, Mary Jo. “She will never walk out of the house not done from head to toe,” Jenner said. “She taught me to always put my best foot forward and always look your best. In her generation that’s what women did; in the ’50s everyone dressed like Jackie O. It was so fabulous.”Now the self-expression is something she’d like to inspire in others. “I just want to pass that down to women everywhere and remind them that we’re here because fashion is exciting, and it’s expression and fun, but I think that it makes you feel better. If you look better and doll yourself up a little bit, it helps. I have a better day if I’m trying to feel my best from the inside out.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more


Visitor center “Crna Roda” Osekovo new content PP Lonjsko polje

November 18, 2020

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first_imgThe tourist offer in Sisak-Moslavina County will be further enriched by the construction of the Visitor Center “Crna Roda” Osekovo within the Nature Park Lonjsko Polje, a project worth more than 20 million kuna, while EU funds provided almost 13 million kuna in grants. should be completed in early 2020.The goal of the project is systematic, planned and sustainable management with the aim of increasing the attractiveness of the Nature Park itself by creating new contents and offers. The visitor center “Crna roda” Osekovo will contain a modern info center, a presentation hall and an educational park. In addition to the Visitor Center, which will cover 3000 square meters, eight lookouts and a wooden pedestrian bridge will be built.The project was implemented with the support of the European Union, the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Energy, the Fund for Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency and the County of Sisak – Moslavina, the city of Popovača and others. The project application was prepared by the Development Agency of Sisak-Moslavina County SI-MO-RA as part of the tender “Promoting the sustainable use of natural heritage in national parks and nature parks.”As this is a very complex project with a large number of mandatory public procurements, for that part the Public Institution Nature Park Lonjsko polje contracted a public procurement company to a Zagreb company specializing in EU funds and public procurement Project Equal Development.By the way, the Lonjsko polje Nature Park is the largest nature park in Croatia, covering an area of ​​506 km2 and is one of the largest preserved European wetlands. The greatest wealth of Lonjsko polje are birds, of which there are as many as 250 species, but its most famous inhabitants are still storks.last_img read more


No sense to Cuomo tax plan reaction

October 20, 2020

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first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionGov. Andrew Cuomo is overreacting to Washington’s new tax law. In The Gazette’s Jan. 17 lead story indicates that he is considering a statewide payroll tax on employers that could effectively replace the state income tax. Really? This is a huge deal for New York employers, especially at a time when jobs are leaving New York. Instead of looking for ways to circumvent an admittedly unpopular law, he should seek ways to change Washington. Putting additional taxes on the backs of New York employers is certainly not the answer. Hopefully, this is just puffery for what political purpose I do not know. He also suggested that local communities establish funds for education and public health so that taxpayers may additionally circumvent Washington’s new tax law. Again, really? Purported presidential aspirations aside, Cuomo seems like a destabilizing force in the government.Michael CrowleyGlenvilleMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationlast_img read more


LandSecs surprises with 7% NAV rise

October 20, 2020

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Marcus Gover: the man who’s got waste wrapped up

October 18, 2020

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first_imgWrap’s CEO knows it takes a lot more than facts and figures to convince both business and shoppers to change,Marcus Gover: ’We’re wasting 7.3 million tonnes of food as citizens – you and me as well – and 60% of that we could’ve eaten.’Marcus Gover has a head for figures. From £13.2bn worth of food chucked in the bin by Brits, to 600,000 tonnes left to wilt past expiry dates, to 19 million tonnes of carbon emissions belched out by rotting surplus, Wrap’s CEO reels them off with barely a glance down at the doorstep folder of data he’s been handed during our meeting at its Banbury HQ. The only time he flicks through is to show me a photo of a fillet steak. “This was bought from a supermarket. It costs £7.50, that’s £33 per kg or £33,000 per tonne, so it’s very, very valuable. Plus the carbon impact is huge. To produce that bit of meat is 6kg of Co2, so you’ve got to drive 60km in a car to produce the same carbon as that bit of steak. The packaging on it weighs 25g, costs 4p and its Co2 is 75g.”SnapshotAge : 53Family : Three daughters – 15, 20 and 22.What did you do before joining Wrap? I studied chemical engineering at University, doing a PhD in combustion. I then ran a field trial on alternative transport in the 1990s, ran a water treatment company and then worked for a company producing a concept for a mobile wood pellet plant.Since you joined Wrap do you waste less food? Well, I’m very, very aware of it obviously. I love my food so I tend to eat everything.What’s your top tip for wasting less? Leftovers are delicious ready meals. When something is left over it goes in a pot and that’s a meal.What’s been the highlight in your year as CEO? Courtauld 2025 and this turndown in consumer food waste. I’m also proud to be one of the Champions 12.3.Any hobbies? I love sailing – a great escape.In other words, chucking out that bit of steak is downright criminal. Hence, in its third Courtauld agreement, back in 2012, Wrap decided to shift its focus from streamlining cardboard sleeves and lightweighting glass bottles to the food inside. “If you’re thinking about impact then the impact is in the food; the packaging is principally there to sell and protect it,” explains Gover. “We’re wasting 7.3 million tonnes of food as citizens – you and me as well – and 60% of that we could’ve eaten. We could be saving a fortune for the economy and make a huge difference to Co2 emissions.”Read more: Wonky veg sales are up, but are supermarkets digging deep enough?But much as the PhD qualified chemical engineer loves wielding his figures to make a point, they haven’t always gone his way. In January, only months into the top job, Gover found himself face to face with the Today programme’s prickliest presenter John Humphrys, forced to defend new figures that showed household waste had risen by 300,000 tonnes from 2012 to 2015, missing Wrap’s reduction target of 5% by a mile. “That was quite hard but it was a turning point. It was a moment of failure but a turning point for me in the sense I thought ‘we’re going to do something about that’.“Awareness is high, but it showed it’s not coming through to action and so awareness isn’t enough. This is our biggest challenge: how do we turn static consumer food waste numbers down again? Because if we’re going to reach the Courtauld 2025 target (of a 20% reduction in all UK food waste) that’s where a lot of it will have to come from.”Going back to basics and trawling through nearly two decades of food waste data, the CEO is “now ready to say this is the plan” unveiling this month a new ultra-targeted approach that will centre on the four most wasted foods (bread, potatoes, milk and meals) and the most wasteful age group (millennials) with simple in-store signs and product labels to discourage them from buying food they’ll only throw away anyway. “It could be labels that say how many cups of tea from one pint of milk – things that might trigger them to think. It’s not to discourage, it’s to help people plan.”It won’t do it alone. “Wrap isn’t going to come up with all of these ideas, we’ll try more to be a catalyst. We’ll say we know this is a place where food waste is coming from, what are you going to do? And try and bring in retailers in particular, but others as well. It’s about uniting in the food waste fight.”Key alliesSo, as with Courtauld 2025, it’ll say to supermarkets “how about selling less food?” A tough pitch? “They’re up for that. We should acknowledge what they’re doing and in terms of our next push to bring down consumer food waste, supermarkets will be key allies in that.”Supermarkets aren’t the problem for Gover. Almost all retailers (or at least those behind 94% of grocery sales) are signed up to the latest Courtauld 2025 commitment, making them the biggest force behind those companies that pledged to double redistribution by 2020 in January too, something that wasn’t pushed for by Wrap but was a case of the “businesses themselves saying they’re going to show leadership”. Instead it’s suppliers that Gover and his team are yet to get through to. Only 18 have signed up to the latest Courtauld, of 130 companies in total. Why aren’t they interested? Do they still think they don’t waste food? “Just like everyone else actually,” smiles Gover. “That’s the problem. Sixty per cent of people think they don’t waste food. But when you measure, you find they do.Read more: Are we really winning the war against food waste?“There are some big manufacturers that are part of Courtauld but there are also a lot of smaller companies out there that don’t really understand yet the true cost of waste.”To educate them, Wrap launched a new ‘Your business is food’ campaign in May, working with trade associations such as the FDF to reach SMEs that previously missed out on those all-important figures. “There’s a great case there, we’ve just got to get them to understand what’s in it for them.”“Awareness is high but it isn’t enough. This is our biggest challenge: how do we turn static consumer food waste numbers down again?”A new binding national food waste target – as recommended by an Efra select committee report in April – isn’t necessary to hook in those lagging behind, he believes. “I would say Courtauld is already the national food waste target. A target in a Wrap agreement means a target. If somebody isn’t doing what they’re meant to do, we’d throw them out of Courtauld.” Have you? “It hasn’t happened yet, though we’ve had to have one or two conversations about stepping up. We’re serious about it, we wouldn’t let someone be a free rider as that would detract from those really taking action.“I stood up in January and said we hadn’t hit the target of Courtauld 3. A lot of people would try to get round it but we report, check and say how we’ve done.”The fact remains that the commitment is voluntary though, a real bugbear for some. “Yes, Wrap is all about voluntary. We think by working with business and bringing business together you can go further than regulation. I’m not sure if government would have dared regulate the achievement in packaging we did voluntarily. I think business can do more than government here really.”Another Efra recommendation Gover isn’t too fussed about is the calls for public food waste reporting that Tesco have championed, and which they convinced 24 of their biggest suppliers to do too only last week. “I think it’s great what Tesco has done, it shows leadership, but I don’t think we should say everyone else has to do it. I think it’s for businesses to show leadership where they can.Join us: click or tap here to support our Waste Not Want Not campaign“What I need is for companies to measure and talk to us about what they’re doing. They’re all doing that, so I don’t need them to report publicly to achieve what I’m working for.”But does he have the cash to achieve what he’s working for? Funding from government fell by just under £5m in 2015/16 to £14.8m, a drop of 24%. That decreased to £12m in 2016/17 and will be cut further to £9m-10m the year after. A 50% reduction in four years.More money“Are you asking if I want more money?” laughs Gover. “If you look at the world we’re in, everyone is struggling for funding everywhere, everyone is very tight. I think the money we’re getting from government is probably the right amount. It does limit what I can do, I could do more with more money, but I don’t think it’s realistic to say we should have more. “If they cut it a lot more that would cause problems, we are at about the minimum but we’re also changing the model so businesses are contributing to Courtauld now.”All companies signed up to the commitment paid a joining fee this time around. “It would’ve put some companies off, certainly. No one ever wants to pay money for anything, do they?” But the 130 signatories “all agreed to it” though the size of the fee “depends on the size of the organisation”. “It allows us to set up Courtauld and run the basic agreement” with potential for more contributions from industry for spin-off, supplementary projects that arise.On this and all things, Gover is always careful and considered in his replies. He’s almost never critical, never controversial in his views. Doesn’t he ever feel like letting loose at all those laggards that stand in the way of his goal? There’s a brief pause. “You get different types of organisations. There are some who really like to be a thorn in the side, they have a place, and they can be effective. There are a few constantly keeping a check on retailers, for instance. But our style is more about working with and helping people to solve the problem. We’re not there to criticise. Behind closed doors we might be saying this is really a problem but we’ll also say we can help you with that. We want to be the people with the solutions, rather than the people telling you the problems.”Click or tap here to read more Big Interviews with leading figures from food and grocerylast_img read more


Where you can buy a city pad in Australia for less than a luxury SUV

September 28, 2020

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first_imgNothing to see, or buy, here for under $150,000. Sydney skyline. Picture: Nicholas EagarBut in Melbourne, you can channel your gap year ambitions and still find a pad in the heart of the city for under $150,000.This 19sq m studio apartment is located in a building which includes secure lift access and a concierge service, all within walking distance of “every CBD attraction including Southern Cross Station, the Docklands precinct and Etihad Stadium”. This one in Melbourne is all about location so please just ignore that viewShared amenities include an internet/study area, a gym and a ground floor cafe/bar. It currently has a long-term lease that brings in $8900 a year, and is tenanted by the And this one could be yours for offers over $140,000It has a 12 per cent gross rental yield, comes fully furnished and is only a short walk to QUT, Queen St Mall and amenities.Another Unilodge apartment — 18 sqm — on the 16th floor is listed for $118,000.Onsite amenities include a swimming pool and rooftop access. Also in Brisbane is a 176sq m studio apartment which is on the market for $134,000. The listing says the “no-brainer” unit is currently rented for a “whopping $1373/month”, and is popular with students. In Sydney, a search for units under $150,000 yielded a big fat zero on realestate.com.au The building is in a fab location, with one apartment selling for just five figures — you read that right — last yearPlace Kangaroo Point agent Michael Bacon said the property had only been listed for about 12 hours and had already yielded 11 inquiries and six calls from interested buyers.The current owner is relocating overseas and wants the unit sold, he said.“You could live in it or rent it out … there are not many in this price bracket that are priced as aggressively as this one,” he said. You could live here for less than a standard house deposit.In the heart of Kangaroo Point, this one bedroom studio apartment in the Shafston Mansion Tower comes fully furnished, with shared amenities including an on-site gym, high speed broadband, a recreational lounge and a cafeteria. The building has shared residents facilities and is within easy reach of the Brisbane CBDMr Bacon said he had sold five apartments in this price range in 12 months, with one selling in just 20 minutes.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoHe said that while the unit was small by Australian standards — 21 square metres — it was palatial compared to many units in Asian countries. Or rent it out and make a motzah!And it has an impressive rental return of 11.9 per cent, or $275 a week.Last year, a studio apartment in the same Shafston building sold for — wait for it — $98,500! And no, we have NOT left off any digits. RELATED: Inner-city unit sold for unbelievable five-digit sumcenter_img And here it is, in all its floorplan glory!“The majority (of inquiries) have so far come from investors, but there have been a couple of young buyers looking to live in it,” he said. “That’s why they go quickly (at that price point).”But it is not the only bargain in the Brissy CBD. Positioned on the 25th floor of the Unilodge building. this one bedroom apartment is on the market for offers over $140,000 — and it is tenanted until 2020. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59If you have ever dreamt of living in the city but thought you were priced out of the market, stand by.You can still buy real estate in some Australian cities for less than a Range Rover or a standard house deposit.First up is an apartment that is being marketed as “Brisbane’s cheapest and best investment opportunity for 2019” — and is on the market for offers in the “low $100,000s”. MORE: Jailed lawyer sells mega mansion Property guru Andrew Winter snaps up coastal retreat Ibis hotel chain.In Adelaide, a studio apartment is on the market for $127,500 and buyers can either rent it out via the student living manager or live in it.The apartment includes a two seater sofa, a desk and chair, a dining table and chairs, LCD TV, high speed internet access, reverse cycle airconditioning, microwave, refrigerator, bed and an ensuite bathroom.Shared facilities include a gym, library and courtyard with a barbecue area.Another studio apartment in the City of Churches is on the market for just $118,000, and is being marketed towards singles studying or working in the CBD.last_img read more