ABS analysis shows owner occupiers are picking up investor slack when it comes to finance. Photo: Glenn Hunt/Getty ImagesHomeowner finance is on the rise according to the latest release from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).According to ABS Lending Finance analysis for July 2017, the total value of owner occupied housing commitments excluding alterations and additions rose 0.7 per cent in trend terms and 0.9 per cent seasonally adjusted.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoIn comparison, investors saw a one per cent drop in their trend number, and a 3.9 per cent fall on the seasonally adjusted result.In trend terms, the number of commitments for the construction of dwellings rose two per cent — the same results as for the number of commitments for the purchase of new dwellings.The number of commitments for the purchase of established dwellings rose just 0.3 per cent in trend term, but remained dominant at type, comprising 83 per cent of total commitments.CommSec chief economist, Craig James, said the ABS results show construction still has a way to run.“Budding owners of new homes remain active – loans to buy blocks of land hit $7.6 billion over the year to July, up 21 per cent on a year ago.“The home building boom has legs,” he said.
Dozens of doctors’ groups on Saturday warned the Philippines was losing the coronavirus fight, calling for a “timeout” and urging President Rodrigo Duterte to tighten a recently eased lockdown to an enhanced community quarantine. FILE PHOTO Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF-EID) is scheduled to meet with medical frontliners group on Monday to reconfigure existing strategies in dealing with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). In a letter signed by 40 medical societies, it said that the health care system has been overwhelmed, with hospitals temporarily closing to decongest and health workers falling ill as COVID-19 cases in the country surged under eased lockdown measures. MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision on whether to grant medical professionals’ call for Mega Manila to revert to enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) will be known today. directed the IATF-EID to act on these concerns immediately,” Roque said. “Your voices have been heard. We cannot afford to let down our modern heroes. This is our commitment,” he added. The letter cited a potential collapse of the health care system, with more COVID-19 patients being admitted into packed hospitals, while health facilities are understaffed as medical workers have also contracted the disease./PN The groups called for a return to ECQ for at least two weeks, from Aug. 1 to 15, to give exhausted health workers “breathing space” as they served in the frontlines of a pandemic that has seen no letup. “President Rodrigo Duterte has heard concerns of the medical community and the Chief Executive “We propose that the ECQ be used as a timeout to refine our pandemic control strategies addressing the following urgent conditions or problems: hospital workforce efficiency; failure of contact tracing and quarantine; transportation safety; workplace safety; public compliance with self-protection; social amelioration,” the letter read.
A DONEGAL fan has put a huge bet on Donegal beating Kerry in this Sunday’s All-Ireland final at Croke Park.Boylesports says the punter certainly has faith in Jim McGuinness’ squad as he has placed €121,000 on Donegal at 8/11 to win the match in 70 minutes.“The punter is set to net €209,000 if his bet manages to click on Sunday,” said Boylesports.com spokesman Liam Glynn. Kerry are priced at 13/8 to win in 70 minutes with a draw priced at 15/2. Donegal are 8/13 to lift the Sam Maguire whilst Kerry can be backed at 13/10 to lift the trophy for a record 37th time.The Handicap Betting suggests that Sunday’s match will be a close call with Donegal -1 priced at Evens whilst Kerry +1 is also available at Evens. In the First Goalscorer market, Kerry’s James O Donoghue heads the market at 9/2 with Donegal’s Michael Murphy next in the betting at 7/1. No Goal to be scored in Sunday’s match is priced at 7/1.Mr Glynn said the Donegal bet is “our biggest bet on Sunday’s match so far.”He added “Apart from the large bet on Donegal we are seeing a lot of interest in Sunday’s match to end in a draw which has now hardened into 15/2 from 8/1.” Donegal v Kerry – Match Betting – 70 MinutesDonegal 8/11Kerry 13/8Draw 15/2Donegal v Kerry – Handicap Betting Donegal (-1) EvensKerry (+1) EvensDraw (-1) 17/2Donegal v Kerry – First Goalscorer O’Donoghue, James 9/2Murphy, Michael 7/1No Goalscorer 7/1O’Leary, Kieran 8/1McFadden, Colm 8/1Geaney, Paul 9/1Donaghy, Kieran 10/1McHugh, Ryan 14/1MacNiallais, Odhran 16/1McLoone, Leo 16/1McBrearty, Patrick 16/120/1 BarDonegal v Kerry – To Lift the TrophyDonegal 8/13Kerry 13/10DONEGAL FAN PUTS €121,000 ON JIM’S BOYS TO LIFT SAM was last modified: September 19th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Boylesports.comdonegalKerryodds
Drake Game Notes Following Saturday’s game, Drake continues its road trip Tuesday, Dec. 6 at Nebraska with tipoff set for 7 p.m. Print Friendly Version The all-time head-to-head series between Drake and Green Bay is close with the Phoenix holding a 4-2 advantage after beating the Bulldogs last season in Des Moines. Redshirt senior Mehryn Kraker is averaging a team-leading 15.7 points per game while junior Jessica Lindstrom is averaging a double-double at 13.3 points and 11.5 rebounds per game. Kevin Borseth is in his second stint at the helm of Green Bay and has taken the Phoenix to the NCAA Tournament 10 times. Story Links Fellow senior Caitlin Ingle (Runnells, Iowa) recorded her second points/assists double-double this season and the 12th in her career with 13 points and 11 assists. Freshman Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) made her impressive season debut for the Bulldogs with 16 points on 6-of-7 shooting. Sophomore Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) was the other Bulldog in double-figures with 19 points. GREEN BAY, Wis. – Following a two-game homestand, the Drake University women’s basketball team returns to the road for a Saturday afternoon game at Green Bay. Tipoff with the Phoenix is scheduled for 1 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on ESPN3. Drake (3-2) visits Green Bay (5-1) after topping Northern Illinois, 95-86, Wednesday at the Knapp Center. In a battle between two high-scoring teams, the Bulldogs held the Huskies 11 points below their national-leading average (97.0) to avenge last season’s defeat in DeKalb, Ill. Four players scored in double figures for Drake, led by senior Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.), who poured in a game-high 30 points. It is the ninth career 30-plus scoring performance for Wendell who earlier in the day was named a nominee for the 2017 Allstate Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Good Works Team. Live Video Drake and Green Bay will be a contest that features one of the country’s top scoring teams in the Bulldogs and one of the top defensive teams in the Phoenix. Drake averages 80.2 points per game while Green Bay holds opponents to 51.5 points per game. Each team leads their respective conferences, the Missouri Valley Conference and the Horizon League, in each statistical category.