U.S. Navy Bonhomme Richard strike group starts patrol

first_img Share this article U.S. Navy’s Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group departed White Beach, Okinawa, Japan, to begin a routine regional patrol on March 8, 2017.USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), the USS Green Bay (LPD 20), and the USS Ashland (LSD 48), together with embarked marines and sailors of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit will support U.S. Pacific Command theater security cooperation initiatives during the patrol.“This patrol is an excellent opportunity to refine our crises response capabilities and further our partnership with Amphibious Squadron 11,” said Colonel Tye Wallace, commanding officer, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. “We are looking forward to the patrol and I know we will return as a stronger Navy-Marine Corps team.”The patrol is the culmination of a multi-month unit-level phased training and readiness cycle conducted by both the 31st MEU and ships of the BHR ESG.More than 2,300 marines and sailors from the 31st MEU are embarking the ships of the BHR ESG, for a total composite of nearly 4,400 service members across the force. View post tag: US Navy U.S. Navy Bonhomme Richard strike group starts Asia patrol March 8, 2017 Back to overview,Home naval-today U.S. Navy Bonhomme Richard strike group starts Asia patrol View post tag: USS Bonhomme Richard Authorities View post tag: BHR ESGlast_img read more

Land values rise in Archerfield, Durack and Brisbane’s inner north

first_img as at 1/10/2018 1/10/2019 value median value value as at median properties 1. Archerfield $227,500 $275,000 20.9% 2252. Durack $235,000 $280,000 19.2% 18093. Kalinga $650,000 $750,000 15.4% 6214. Wooloowin $540,000 $620,000 14.8% 9395. Grange $640,000 $720,000 12.5% 14176. Fitzgibbon $250,000 $280,000 12% 20497. Wilston $690,000 $770,000 11.6% 11128. Inala $215,000 $237,500 10.5% 4775 9. Seventeen Mile Rocks $340,000 $375,000 10.3% 90110. Algester $340,000 $375,000 10.3% 2557(Source: Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy) Archerfield land values have increased by more than 20 per cent in one year. Picture: Darren England.LAND values have skyrocketed in some Brisbane suburbs with new figures revealing jumps of up to 20 per cent in a year.The best results were recorded in the outer suburbs, with Archerfield, 12km south of the CBD, leading the charge.It chalked up the biggest increase in value for the Brisbane area of 20.9 per cent over the past 12 months, with its median residential land value now $275,000.It was followed by Durack, where values went up by 19.2 per cent according to the latest Department of Natural Resources and Mines land valuation figures released today.The inner northern suburbs also recorded strong gains in land values of between 11 per cent and 16 per cent, with Kalinga’s median land value now sitting at $750,000 — $100,000 more than it was a year before. This property at 119 Nelson St, Kalinga, recently sold for $5.1m at auction. Land values in Kalinga have jumped $100,000 in one year. Picture: Ray White New Farm.Grange land values are up 12.5 per cent, while the median value of land in Wooloowin is now $620,000, compared to $540,000 a year ago.Land values dropped slightly in the Moreton Island localities of Bulwer, Cowan Cowan and Kooringal. Brisbane’s overall median land value has only increased by $5000, or 1.1 per cent, in the past year.Valuer-General Neil Bray said about 825,000 landowners would receive new valuations for their properties across the state from 9am today.“The analysis of residential sales data shows that Brisbane land is selling for similar prices that it was in the previous round of valuations, with a slight increase from $455,000 to $460,000,” Mr Bray said.“This means that the median value of residential land of 115 Brisbane suburbs has remained static, while the value of multi-unit residential land has increased slightly.”The valuations, which are used for local government rating, state land tax and state land rental purposes, take affect on June 30. This house at 90 Jean St, Grange, recently sold for $963,500. Land values in Grange have risen 12.5 per cent in one year.They take into consideration property sales since the last valuation, the impact of natural disasters, the state of the economy, the effects of the mining boom, planning and zoning changes, commodity prices and population growth.Mr Bray said the strong increases in land values for suburbs like Archerfield and Durack were a result of increased competition and affordability.He said the increases for the inner northern suburbs reflected a rising demand for well located suburbs.But Mr Bray said an increase in land values did not necessarily translate to increased rates.“Councils get access to the data about one month prior so they can start analysing the movements within land use groups,” he said.“It’s a question for local governments — it doesn’t necessarily translate.” This house at 30 Goodenia Cres, Seventeen Mile Rocks, is on the market for between $1.05m and $1.15m. Land values in the suburb rose more than 10 per cent in a year.Ray White Forest Lake principal Thanh Ngo said sale prices for homes in Durack and “definitely gone up” in the past year.Mr Ngo said the suburb’s access to the motorway and proximity to Brisbane’s CBD made it attractive to investors, while its affordability was appealing to first home buyers.“The houses aren’t as old as those in Inala (nearby) and they’re in better condition,” Mr Ngo said.Across the state, 15 of the 21 local government areas recorded increases in land values, with Winton, Mackay and Bundaberg the standouts.“There has been some strong growth in rural land, driven by stronger commodity prices in the beef and wool sectors,” Mr Bray said. Anyone wishing to object to their land valuations has until May 5.center_img Suburb Previous New median Change in Number of BIGGEST INCREASES IN RESIDENTIAL LAND VALUATIONS IN BRISBANE More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agolast_img read more

Area Football Friday Scores (9-27)

first_imgArea Football Friday ScoresWeek #6  (9-27)East Central  41     South Dearborn  6Lawrenceburg  36     Batesville  35Milan  61     Edinburgh  6Greensburg  29     Franklin County  22Indy Park Tudor  28     Oldenburg  24North Decatur  41     Paoli  0Eastern Hancock  48     South Decatur  12Lapel  51     Rushville  36Jennings County  28     Connersville  14Switz. County  40     Rock Creek Academy  12Union City  34     Union County  28Mitchell  52     Madison  20last_img read more