Loud sex, flat ‘mating’ big rental problems

first_imgLoud sex and flat ‘mating’ may be the biggest problems facing Millennial renters.Loud sex is one of the biggest problems facing renters, with 14 per cent taking flat ‘mating’’ to a whole new level, a new survey has found.The latest report into “generation rent” — Millennials aged 18 to 39 — has found that loud sex was now a bigger problem for young renters than unpaid rent.It might just be a case of “can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em” but the findings of the 2019 Renters Report from realestate.com.au — out today (Wednesday) — also stated that 14 per cent of flatmates jumped in the sack with each other. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. 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 Rate1xFullscreenHow to split your rental costs fairly00:39 MORE: How to give your credit a boost More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agoThe survey found 14 per cent of flatmates start a relationship with each other.The report said close to half of Millennial renters (44 per cent) flat out with friends, but it warned that 40 per cent did end up regretting that decision.Over a third of young Queenslanders live with more than three housemates, the report found, most of which was out of necessity given one in three were knocked back from at least one property they applied for.It found more than 40 per cent couldn’t afford to live independently unless it was by sharing with a handful of others. MORE: Housemates needed for Violent Soho studiocenter_img More than 40 per cent of Millennials can’t afford to live independently without flatmates.The study of 3,500 young renters, conducted with Pedestrian. TV, found almost 40 per cent of Queenslanders surveyed were in rental stress — that is, spending more than a third of their income on rent.But it also found that 16 per cent of Millennial Queenslanders surveyed were “happy to rent forever”. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK MORE: Viral motocross track home sellslast_img read more

Highlights of the Week

first_imgMarineEnergy.biz has compiled the top news from marine energy industry from August 26 – September 01, 2019. QED Naval to Develop Innovative Tidal Tech in Sound of Islay Global Partnership for Ocean Wave Energy Technology Formed Orbital Lands £3.4M Saltire Prizecenter_img AMOG Marks First Power Milestone MaRINET2 in New Short Course on Offshore Renewableslast_img

Coalition for a Drug Free Batesville offers program

first_imgBatesville, In. — The Coalition for a Drug-Free Batesville is presenting a Trauma Informed Care and Substance Abuse program by Choices Coordinated Care. The program will be held at the Batesville Ivy Tech campus on April 16 and 17.To look at the course outline click here. For Coalition for a Drug Free Batesville contact information click here.last_img

Suarez ‘worth as much as Bale’

first_img Press Association Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers remains insistent striker Luis Suarez is not for sale, but admits if he were he would be worth a sum closer to the £100million being touted for Gareth Bale. Reports have suggested Suarez is considering handing in a transfer request and taking legal action in order to leave, but Rodgers remained steadfast in his stance. “It is very, very simple: he is a top player and we don’t want to sell him,” said the Reds boss, whose spoke with Suarez on Friday. “We are trying to build something here so there is nothing new to report. “Of all the speculation which has happened from the end of the season, and all the clubs he was supposed to be going to, we’ve had two bids from one club and that was nowhere near the valuation in the market for a top player. “Until there is anything dramatic that changes he is still working, we have to get him up to speed for when he is fit. “I was on the phone last night quite a bit with the owners and they know what we are trying to do: we are trying to build a group up and we are in no hurry to sell Luis or any other player. “Of course, throughout the world every player will have a value but you only have to look at the market and £40million and £1….Gareth Bale they are talking about nine figures. “Gareth Bale and Luis Suarez were arguably the two best players in the Premier League and you can’t say Gareth Bale is valued at more than 100 per cent more than Luis Suarez. “Every single player will be open to that (right bid), but it is not even something we are thinking about it. We are very strong in the belief in what we are doing and there will be no-one moving out of here.” Suarez was warmly welcomed by a sell-out crowd for captain Steven Gerrard’s testimonial on his first appearance at Anfield since being banned for biting Branislav Ivanovic in April. His second-half substitute appearance in the 2-0 victory over Olympiacos, settled by goals in either half by Joe Allen and Jordan Henderson, was far from his usual all-out action role, but he by no means looked like a player angling for a move. “It is not quite the reception you guys (the media) thought,” said Rodgers. “It just shows you the class of the Liverpool supporters. There has been a lot of speculation about Luis and what sort of reception he would get, but they love their own and Luis is still very much part of the team. “He can’t start the season because he is suspended, but they have given him everything and, even when they may have had an excuse (not to), they backed him to the hilt and it was great for them to do that. “He was probably humbled by it. There may have been some trepidation in terms of the reaction he would get, but people who have been at this club much longer than me and know the Liverpool way always respect their own. “Luis is still very much a part of what we are doing and that was another message from them that they love him. We only want players who are totally 100 per cent committed to being here and I’ve spoken to Luis countless times over the summer. “Speculation can be difficult for players. There are a lot of stories that have gone on around Luis but there is no change in him. He is working well and he got a great reception here today. “The more he is around the group and the great support here – in addition to days like today – he will understand. If ever anyone wanted to know the status of Liverpool it was while we were on tour and days like today. “It is a truly remarkable club and you don’t want to leave one of the biggest clubs in the world in a hurry, and I think he knows that.” Real Madrid, who were expected to be the summer suitors for the Uruguay international, are chasing the Tottenham midfielder with a reported world-record bid. Rodgers argues, with some justification, if Bale is worthy of a nine-figure sum then Suarez, whose 23 Premier League goals last season was two more than the Welshman, must be valued at far more than the £40million plus £1 offered by Arsenal in their second bid. last_img read more

Carver hails fighting spirit

first_img Carver said: “A point might be huge, but the more important thing for me is the performance. The performance showed that there are people – and I include myself in that – up for this fight. “Today was the biggest game for a long time, since we lost to Aston Villa when we got relegated [in 2009], but it now goes on to the next one at Queen’s Park Rangers. The destiny is in our hands and we have got to deal with it.” Once again, it was young striker Ayoze Perez who came to Newcastle’s rescue with a priceless equaliser on a day when defeat was simply not an option. Perez struck with his seventh goal of the season four minutes before the break to cancel out Victor Anichebe’s 32nd-minute opener, and while both sides pressed for a winner as time ran down, they had to make do with a point apiece. That proved a satisfactory return, if not the one they had craved, for Newcastle after an eight-game barren run. It came as a relief to Carver, whose claim earlier in the week that he was the best coach in the Premier League had invited ridicule, although he insisted after the game that his comments had been misinterpreted. He said: “It’s just like another week in my world, isn’t it? And I’m going to finish on this: it’s been a tough week, there’s been an awful lot said. “Some of the things I have said were maybe taken in the wrong context, and I would like to just say, every time I go and play golf and I’m on the first tee, I think I’m the best golfer in the world; when I played cricket as a youngster, I thought I was the best all-round cricketer in the world, so read into that whatever you want. “But on that note, there’s a bit of relief in there because we have stopped the run of defeats, but the work is still to be done and it’s still in our hands.” Baggies boss Tony Pulis was similarly upbeat after guiding his side to 41 points and mathematical safety. He said: “This was most probably the toughest job I have had in lots of respects, so I am really pleased personally and I am pleased for my staff, obviously pleased for the chairman and the directors, but also for the Albion supporters, who have been wonderful. “They have been absolutely fantastic since I came in. They have really, really got behind the players. “We play Chelsea next Monday, we host the champions. We will look forward to it – I just hope [Jose] Mourinho doesn’t take it too seriously.” Asked to elaborate on why this was his toughest job, he replied: “For all sorts of reasons that I’ll go into later, but I have had more stressful days and stressful nights here than I did at Stoke when we first got promoted there, and Palace last year.” A 1-1 draw at St James’ Park left the Magpies in 17th place on 36 points, two clear of the drop zone with two games remaining, the next of them a trip to QPR next Saturday. It was their first tangible reward since February 28 and while it was not the three points for which they were hoping, it prevented them from slipping into the bottom three as Hull replaced Sunderland amid contrasting fortunes for the Tigers and the Black Cats. John Carver praised Newcastle’s fighting spirit as they came from behind against West Brom to end their eight-game losing streak and boost their Barclays Premier League survival chances. Press Associationlast_img read more

Three Syracuse players named to All-ACC teams

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 1, 2017 at 4:47 pm Contact Andrew: aegraham@syr.edu | @A_E_Graham No. 11 Syracuse (12-5, 2-4 Atlantic Coast) had three players named to All-ACC teams Wednesday, the conference announced.Senior back and 2016 All-American Lies Lagerweij made the All-ACC first team after being left off the preseason list. Senior midfielder Laura Hurff and Lagerweij’s fellow All-American back and junior Roos Weers were both second-team selections.Weers led the Orange in both points (19) and goals (seven) this season. Lagerweij contributed 13 points with five goals of her own, and even made a couple appearances at forward, the position she originally came to Syracuse to play. Hurff had 14 points and four goals.Syracuse also tied a program record with 11 shutouts this season, a mark originally set in 1993. Both the backs and Hurff, one of SU’s better defenders in the midfield and on penalty corners, all contributed to SU’s top-tier defense that has posted a .75 goals against average this season, good for No. 2 in the country.Next up for the Orange is the first round of the ACC tournament in Louisville, Kentucky, where fifth-seeded SU will take on the host and fourth-seeded Louisville Thursday at 4 p.m. In the first meeting, the Cardinals beat the Orange, 2-1, on a penalty stroke in overtime.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Commentslast_img read more

Angels’ Shohei Ohtani strikes out eight in his second spring training start

first_img Cubs beat Angels behind three-run ninth inning The controlled “B game” environment allowed the Angels to dictate Ohtani’s pitch count, tone down the atmosphere, and give him a lineup of relatively inexperienced opponents. The second inning ended after Ohtani threw 20 pitches and recorded only two outs. Friday’s results won’t count toward his official spring training stat line and should be taken with a grain of salt.Still, Ohtani left a better impression than in his Angels pitching debut last Saturday. Scouts clocked his fastball in the range of 92 to 96 mph. His secondary pitches – a curveball, slider and split-finger fastball – deceived hitters with late, sharp movement.“Everything for a strike,” said Rene Rivera, the veteran catcher who caught Ohtani. “When he needed to throw a ball, he was throwing a ball. His slider was nuts today.“That slider, you see the hitters jumping back thinking it’s going to hit them and the ball was right on the corner.”Before the game, Rivera said he and Ohtani discussed some of the differences between the Japanese and American brands of baseball. The mound is different here, Rivera said. So is the surface of the baseball. In Japan, Ohtani said he had at least one day off each week.“There are no off-days here,” he said. “That’s probably the biggest difference.”Added together, these small adjustments amount to a major transition. The Angels expect tangible progress between now and the regular season, which begins March 29. But with the club carefully protecting Ohtani’s workload – especially after a season in which injuries limited him to 25⅓ innings pitching for the Nippon Ham Fighters – his progress will be measured in glimpses.Ohtani’s next appearance in a game figures to come as the Angels’ designated hitter. Manager Mike Scioscia said “it’ll be a couple days” before that happens.As is always the case when Ohtani pitches, the media followed. With his transition on the field ostensibly going well, Ohtani was asked about his off-the-field transition to life in the United States.“It’s starting to feel like home now a little bit,” he said. Whicker: MLB’s marooned free agents will be back when it matters PEREZ LOOKING SHARPAngels catcher Carlos Perez got only 321 plate appearances between the majors and Triple-A Salt Lake in 2017. To stay sharp, Perez spent the month of November in the Venezuelan Winter League, where he got another 76 plate appearances and slashed .314/.355/.457.The extra work seems to have carried over to 2018. Perez has four hits, including two doubles, in his first 11 Cactus League plate appearances.Related Articles “He’s still getting into his game behind the plate,” Scioscia said. “It’s early still in spring. As far as the way he’s comfortable in the batter’s box, he’s hitting the ball hard.”Perez, who hit a game-winning home run in his first major league game three years ago, is facing much lower expectations now. Martin Maldonado, Rene Rivera and Juan Graterol have crowded the depth chart at catcher. And since Perez is out of minor-league options, the Angels could have a hard time keeping him in the organization.center_img PHOENIX — The public address system at Maryvale Stadium did not include Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Sounds of Silence” on its playlist Friday. It should have. As the Angels’ Shohei Ohtani pitched to nine Milwaukee Brewers minor leaguers in a near-empty park, you could hear every murmur among the ushers, scouts and media. The birds flying overhead were more raucous than the smattering of people below.The Maryvale playlist was more ambitious than ironic. Ohtani warmed up to “Respect” by Aretha Franklin, “Taking Care of Business” by Bachman-Turner Overdrive, and “On Top Of The World” by Imagine Dragons, respectively, before each of his three innings. A few more games like Friday’s, and Ohtani will be on top of the world soon enough.Ohtani struck out eight of the 12 batters he faced in his second competitive pitching appearance. The other four Brewers got hits, and two of them scored. Only one of the four hits would qualify as “hard contact” – a double to the center-field wall by former UC Irvine standout Keston Hiura, who was drafted ninth overall last summer.By the third inning, Ohtani was in total command. He got Tyrone Taylor to swing and miss at a fastball, then used a split-finger fastball in the dirt to retire Hiura swinging. Veteran Nick Franklin watched a slow curveball over the outside corner for strike three on Ohtani’s 52nd and final pitch. “I think I was just getting used to the mound each inning,” he said through an interpreter. “I think that’s why I was best in the third inning.”Ohtani’s adjustment process won’t always be so conspicuous. Even this game wasn’t very conspicuous – unless you were a scout, reporter or photographer. No tickets were sold to the game, and only fans who purchased tickets to the Brewers’ main game later that day were allowed into the park. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Team USA reportedly interested in bringing Zion Williamson to 2019 FIBA World Cup

first_imgZion Williamson could be playing with the pros sooner than most anticipated.USA Basketball is interested in bringing Williamson to the FIBA World Cup this summer, according to a New York Times report, which cites unidentified sources. USA Basketball intends to gauge the interest of Duke freshman sensation Zion Williamson in joining the 12-man squad it sends to China for the @FIBAWC in the late summer, league sources say— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) April 1, 2019Williamson’s Duke team was eliminated from the NCAA Tournament on Sunday and he hasn’t yet declared for the NBA draft. He is projected to be the first overall pick. Talks of playing for Team USA will likely ensue once he hires representation, according to the report. Related News March Madness 2019: Zion Williamson discusses Duke’s loss to Michigan State Williamson averaged 26 points and 8.5 rebounds through his four NCAA Tournament games. But, the Blue Devils fell short of reaching the Final Four after a 68-67 loss to Michigan State in the Elite Eight.last_img read more

VIDEO: Comoros here for Uganda Cranes clash

first_imgVIDEO: Comoros might have nothing to play for but pride but that has not dampened the spirit of the players and fans alike. At the arrival of the first of the contingent to the country, they were welcomed by singing and dancing by their fans plus a promise to give it their best on Sunday 4th September at Mandela National stadium. Share on: WhatsApplast_img

Florida Man Arrested After Dragging, Fatally Running Over Girlfriend

first_imgAuthorities say a woman was dragged for several hundred feet on I-75 near Gainesville on Saturday while holding onto the door of a truck before she lost her grip, was run over by the vehicle and died.The Florida Highway Patrol arrested the woman’s boyfriend, 44-year-old Ryan Le Boss, early Sunday at his Lake City home, on a charge of leaving the scene of a crash that resulted in death.Troopers say he was driving the Ford pickup truck involved in the incident, and several witnesses verified the initial report. Officials identified the girlfriend was 48-year-old Eileen Bocca, and say she died at a nearby hospital.Bocca was taken to a nearby hospital, where she died.It is not clear whether Le Boss will face other charges.last_img read more