The outback commute Picture: Sean Scott/Tourism & Events QueenslandBut that comment was quickly followed by a one, two, blow, presumedly from a bushie proud to live among the red dirt: “Takes a special breed to live somewhere like this. This is God’s country mate, definitely not for the city dwellers.”Another wrote: “Only a short 4hr helicopter ride to work, amenities, hospitals and Crocodile Dundee”. Touche!While another seemed to think “its only good to dump a body”. Awkward! Cheap dirt, minus the caravan“A lot of valuers rang. They thought it was fantastic. It has made a lot of people smile,” she said.“I already had an offer on it, but it was lower than expected but after this, we have had more calls and the owner is thrilled.”In Westwood, which is about half an hour from Rockhampton, the beef capital of Queensland, there is a 1800sq m block for $9000.There is also another 1174sq m lot for $8000, and the 962sq m lot, which was listed for $6000, has sold. 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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 Rate1xFullscreenWays to get into the property market for less00:29A place to dump a body? A helicopter ride to work? Okay, they may be out in the sticks but one persons patch of remote dirt can be one person’s paradise.A story about some of the cheapest blocks of land on the market in Queensland certainly stirred up some spirited critiques on social media, but the agents marketing the remote blocks have already had offers. HOW IT ALL STARTED: Are these Australia’s cheapest blocks of land? Sydney traffic congestion Picture: John GraingerMarketing agent John Neumann of Discover Real Estate said he had received several offers since the story launched less than 48 hours ago.“I actually just got off the phone with another lady who is interested,” he said. “It hasn’t sold yet but we have had several offers.“Many of the callers have been from southern states. I think they just want to come to sunny Queensland.”Mr Neumann said many of the potential buyers were looking at the blocks as a long-term investment.“Somewhere to retire,” he said. Former outback hospital transformed into a grand Queenslander home A block of land at Westwood, Qld, is on the market for $9000 — cheaper than a used carAnd while they may not be everyone’s cup of tea, or coldie for that matter, there are buyers looking for more than just a city unit within easy reach of avo on toast and a soy latte.“200 klm to the nearest doctor, hospital, shopping centre. How can they compare it to city prices? There is a reason there is not a lot of people living there — work factor would be one,” one commenter wrote. MORE NEWS: Massive million-acre estate for sale Crocodile Dundee in the That’s A Knife SceneThe Courier Mail recently revealed some of the cheapest blocks of land currently on the market in Queensland, with some costing less per square metre than a frothie at the local.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoThere was a patch of dirt for $4.94 a square metre located near the Queensland and NT border.The “dirt cheap dirt” vacant block is on the market for $2.08 a square metre — less than a 2L bottle of milk. A cheap block at CamoowealThe fully fenced rural block of land has town water available and “power close by” but is only suitable for horses or recreation, hence the price. Another 2924sq m block of land at Camooweal is listed for $10,000, or $4.94 a square metre.That same block of land at Ipswich would cost more than $1 million.Bronwyn Finch of Jays Real Estate Mount Isa, who is marketing the Camooweal vacant block, said the response had been “that’s gold”. Surf shack could be yours for just $15,000!
It’s just a scrimmage. SU head coach John Desko made trips onto the field, in the middle of action. SU huddled with opposite jersey colors after quarters’ end. Injured players hung out by the Gatorade coolers. The Orange had only practiced for three weeks prior.But Saturday marked the first look at Syracuse’s 2019 lacrosse group, as the Orange competed in an intra-squad scrimmage between players in blue and white Syracuse jerseys. Here are three takeaways from the game, which the White team won over the Blue, 15-9.No. 1 an option?Bradley Voigt started for the Blue jerseys on offense and made the most of his limited chances. With under four minutes remaining in the third quarter, Voigt snagged a pass right outside of the Syracuse crease to the left side of Willie Klan III, who was in goal for Syracuse White at the time. Earlier in the game, last year’s points leader Stephen Rehfuss caught the ball in the same spot and beat Drake Porter with a behind the head strike, hardly moving from a stable position. When Voigt caught the ball, he tried a similar move behind his back. The shot, though not as smooth as Rehfuss’, bounced around a bit as Klan III dove to the ground to locate it. “I looked at Stephen afterwards and started laughing at him,” Voigt said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textRehfuss and Voigt routinely play wall ball together before and after SU practices. In it, the two try 50 behind-the-back shots and 50 around-the-world shots to hone the trick shot. It’s become a routine for Rehfuss (Porter said SU is rarely surprised when he takes and makes the shot), and the possible replacement in the attack role after Brendan Bomberry’s departure has followed suit.Voigt said he’s not sure of his role, but SU has preached to him that they want an understanding of the offense from him when he’s on the field.“Got to be talking to guys out there,” Voigt said. “They want me to be a big communicator when I’m out there on the field.”New faces contributing?While the attack role is open for Voigt, the strong play of freshman Griffin Cook has been strongly considered, Desko said. The freshman was the No. 25 recruit in the country and SU’s highest-ranked newcomer. On Saturday, he showed some of the talent that had him noticed early on, scoring two goals on four shots for Syracuse White. His goal was the first score for the White squad that featured Rehfuss. Desko noted that three of SU’s four attack from last year have returned, but the Orange have been impressed with Cook’s play in the early going.“If I had to bet, he’s going to be on the field for us this year,” Desko said.Leader in goal?Drake Porter started for the SU Blue team on Saturday opposite redshirt sophomore Luke Strang, who suited up for the White jerseys. “Make of that what you will,” he said, but the junior has been starting since the Orange opened up its scrimmages and (though he doesn’t have his mind on the depth chart) has his eye on the starting spot for SU.Porter had a few strong moments, despite a lot of goals from both sides which he said were “growing pains.” In the second quarter, Porter dove to his right to make a save on a Syracuse White strike. He bounced up, and on the next shot, he knocked away a bouncer fired at his feet. After one play, when David Lipka scored the Syracuse White team its 10th goal, Porter dropped his stick and stretched his arms. He settled back in net and shook his head fast as if he was trying to reconfigure himself. He wasn’t mad, just annoyed.He said him and Lipka go “50-50” on shots down the alley, but this time Lipka got the best of him.“I sort of turned around and was like, ‘Screw you, Lipka. I can’t believe you put that in,’” Porter said. “That’s the fun part of playing intra-squad. We know these guys.”Desko said the goalkeeper competition is “all pretty close right now” and many of the SU goalkeepers had good moments when they were out on the field. Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Published on October 6, 2018 at 5:09 pm Contact Michael: email@example.com | @MikeJMcCleary read more
“Our sponsorship of live matches of the EPL dates back to the 2013/2014 season and football fans across the continent are assured of another interesting time in the 2019/2020 league season which kicks off on Friday,” Globacom said.The company added that “the English Premier League, no doubt commands large following in Nigeria and across the African continent and we are very delighted to use it to connect to the passion point of Nigerians, irrespective of their network of choice. We’ll continue to use the sponsorship of the live broadcast of the EPL matches on DSTV to drive excitement among Nigerians for the next nine months.”It also explained that “the broadcast of a highly competitive football league like the EPL affords Nigerian footballers and even fans to raise their game and be abreast of latest development in the round leather game.”Globacom stated that its sponsorship of live football matches and other sporting activities previously across the African continent, since it rolled out services in 2003, is a demonstration of the company’s commitment to giving more value to its customers and the society at large.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nigeria’s telecommunications pride, Globacom has renewed its sponsorship of the live broadcast of the world’s most exciting football league, the English Premier League (EPL), as the 2019/2020 football season kicks off this weekend.With this renewal, Nigerian football fans who passionately follow the EPL will have the opportunity to relish every match and analysis in the new EPL season and follow all the 380 fixtures live from this weekend till May next year.Speaking on the 2019/ 2020 EPL football season, Globacom assured football fans of endless enjoyment in the next nine months as the live broadcast of matches on frontline pay TV, DSTV kicks-off today with Glo as a key headline sponsor. read more